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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CONTRIBUTORS • meet the crafty people behind this issue…
It’s time for Granny Square Day!
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FRUITS OF THE HOOK
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M L TRAN
A COLOURFUL BIRD IN HAND
DECK IT OUT WITH DECO
Craf ts of Thirsk • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop
A STITCH IN PARIS
SQUISH AT A SHOW
Skills & virtual events
5 FAB FINDS • On the beach
Scrumptious! • Big eats and yummy yarn treats are in store with this collection of playful food-inspired makes
SUNSET STRIPE • For a summery top that’ll suit you to a tee, look no further than Pat Strong’s retro sleeveless design
NOW YOU SEE ME! • Cat and bunny come out to play with Natalie Beard’s traditional toy
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EMMA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Emma Varnam has spent much of her design career making adorable creatures and here she shares how to create cuddles in crochet form
Dress to impress • A stylish and sophisticated design that’s deceptively easy by Hannah Cross
Pop on a pinny • Pretty and versatile, pinafores are deservedly a classic and Jenny King’s design is just so
Granny to the rescue • Jump-start an old woolly and join in the granny square revival with Emma Friedlander-Collins’ design
HOOKED ON GRANNY SQUARES! • Get your hooks into this super-stylish collection of fabulous patterns to crochet today – makes a great gift too!
Stars in Her Eyes • Argentinian designer Carla Mitrani spends her days longing for the evenings when she can be back at her hook, whipping up more fabulous amigurumi of famous figures…
Top crop • A short and sweet fringed design by Jenny King
In the round • Soften the edges with a fun, circular bag design by Melissa Masterton
Flock together • Make and send this tweet canary by Flo and Dot to chirp up about global warming
Summer shawls • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
MAGIC CARPET THROW • Transport yourself to a world of beautiful patterns with the magic of mosaic crochet in Rosina Plane’s seven-part crochet-along
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Frish Artisan yarn • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
A pair of diamonds • Hardworking feet deserve a treat, so lavish love on them with a premier pair of socks by Lucy Croft
Wave hello! • Shari White’s shawl design can do the talking for you
Woah, Nellie! • There’s an elephant in the room with Marianne Rawlins’ design
Among the fields • Love lavender in this fragrant design by Catalina Ungureanu
CROCHET Unravelled with Becky Skuse
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