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!
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5 FAB FUBDS Father’s Day • Hooky gifts for all the great dads out there
RELEASE THE YARN • When there’s tons of yarn lurking in your cupboards, take your pick of these makes to bust your stash
Waist no time • Jump into the world of waistcoats with Cassie Ward’s traffic-stopping design
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO OVERSEW MOTIFS TOGETHER
Lovely lambkin • Ellie’s Craft Boutique made a little lamb, its fleece was as soft as yarn
CATHERINE’S JOURNAL ...from the studio • Catherine Venner of Cloudberry Crochet tells us how seasonal colour changes play a major part in every step of her designs
Finishing flourish • Elevate your outfit for those special occasions with Millie Masterton’s bow-tiful fascinator headband
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO SEW SEAMS
EARN YOUR STRIPES • Get that Father’s Day gift straight from your hook with Fran Morgan’s timeless jumper design
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Summer lovin’ • Be effortlessly cool when it heats up in this poncho by Hannah Cross
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A PUFF STITCH
FOR THE LOVE OF CROCHET • Rosina Northcott of Zeens and Roger gives her many admirers a bold, fun and honest dose of crochet through the colourful projects she designs
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Rain -grow • You’ll always see rainbows with Hannah Cross’cheery design
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON
Falling flowers • Get comfy on a bed of beautiful blossoms with Kelly Wilson Moore’s floral throw
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR2TOG)
Summer bag • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Support your local yarn shop • As lockdown rules are lifted and UK retailers can open their doors once more, we look at all the benefits you get when you visit your local yarn shop
WALL’S ICE CREAM • If you scream for ice cream when it heats up, keep Sarah-Jane Hicks’ wall hanging on standby
MAGIC CARPET THROW • Transport yourself to world of beautiful patterns with the magic of mosaic crochet in Rosina Plane’s brand new seven-part crochet-along
Colour it beautiful • Vickie Smith’s design shows pride for rainbow shades
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO BLOCK YOUR CROCHET PIECES
Cat and Sparrow • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Curved air • This vase-like decorative lantern by Emma Leith will add feminine shape wherever you display it
WHAT IF I WANT TO USE A DIFFERENT YARN? • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
Let Becky solve your hooky conundrums!
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Cool cottons • Summer’s nearly here, so it’s the perfect...