Simply Crochet is full of creative ideas for anyone who loves - or would love to learn - crochet. Crochet is a wonderfully versatile craft with endless possibilities of creative things to make. Inside you will find beautiful designs for the home, fashionable accessories to wear and gift ideas for all occasions. From lampshade covers to shawls, toys to blankets and gadget cosies to cardigans, Simply Crochet is a must-buy for creative crafters looking for new things to make. With clear, easy-to-follow instructions to ensure the best possible results every time, you'll be hooked on handmade from the very first page!
Spring marches in
CONTRIBUTORS • The jolly good hooksters this issue
Hooked • IDEAS INSPIRATION ACCESSORIES WEBSITES EVENTS STUFF
5 FAB FINDS March makes • Yarn creativity is springing up all around you
Spring fling • Channel those romantic countryside vibes and nostalgia for a simpler time as you make time for tea, cottage style
Go granny! • Fans of the classic granny square will love Cassie Ward’s larger-than-life jumper design
Pikachu for you • Catch the tiny but mighty star of Pokémon on your hook, if you can!
JESS’ JOURNAL ...from the studio • Jess Bennett of Rock Salt Plum has plenty of experience designing for little ones and shares her practical tips for making wearable garments
JESS’ MAKES THIS MONTH
Collar holla • Dainty blooms combine to make a stunning embellishment to shout about, by Millie Masterton
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR2TOG)
Yay for bouclé • Kristen TenDyke’s jumper has a feminine shape and soft yarn
SAVE OR SPLURGE
See shells • Shell stitches are picked out in pink within Pat Strong’s pretty baby dress design
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN ROWS
A New Way With Yarn • Bespoke garments and yarn vending machines – Emani Outterbridge is the young entrepreneur bringing fresh ideas to the crochet world
A few of her favourite things
Emerald cut • Diamonds as far as the eye can see are what’s in store with Esme Crick’s throw
Fancy footwork • Hook up Kristen TenDyke’s pair of charming socks and you’ll be the ace of lace
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WASH YOUR CROCHET PIECES
Baby blankie • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
CROCHET AROUND THE WORLD • Meet six designers who are all fluent in the universal language of crochet
Rain or shine • Marjan Gouda’s purse design is a constant companion to carry your little essentials
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Ball belles • Lantern-like decorations hang from Vickie Smith’s celebration bunting design
Winning! • Score points with Heather C Gibbs’ retro Space Invaders-inspired cushion design
Greet your feet • This is not just a rug, it’s under-foot heating! Helen Smith’s design is food for your soles
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO ADD FRINGING
River Knits • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Star burst • This stellar display by Emma Leith is one you’ll want to get your hooks into
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO BLOCK YOUR CROCHET PIECES
HOW DO I WORK SPIRAL ROUNDS? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
DOUBLE TAP • We’ve been double tapping on Instagram and admiring your makes. Tag us @simplycrochetmag and use the hashtag #SCtreblemaker
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