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!
Simply Crochet • Our cute amigurumi fox is a friendly creature, and instead of rifling through your rubbish this one actually prefers to sit quietly indoors and watch you crochet, knit, sew or quilt – it’s that type of crafty fox! You see, it even hooked up its own little scarf. Aw.
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CONTRIBUTORS • This issue's crochet champions…
Marvel at Merino
A VERY BRITISH YARN
BABY’S FIRST WAVES
Wool and Crafts • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop
ALL ABOUT GRANNIES
FIRST FESTIVE FORAY
Skills & virtual events
5 FAB FINDS Autumn falls • Bring the sights of the season into your crochet
COSY CABLES • Welcome the falling leaves and fresh breeze in the air with textured, classic accessories hot off your hook
Chict unique • Whichever way the wind is blowing, Fran Morgan’s chunky tunic design will keep you warm
FANTASTIC FOX • Ellie’s Craft Boutique has designed a perfect autumn toy so you won’t be outfoxed
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN A SPIRAL
Simple Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
EMILY’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Emily Penn of The Loopy Stitch loves designing and crocheting mandalas, and shares her tips and reasons for making this versatile motif
Super stars • Make your dull denim sparkle again in a star-struck cushion design by Emma Friedlander-Collins
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO OVERSEW MOTIFS TOGETHER
Mosaic masterpiece • This work of art by Simone Francis uses cool and warm shades to exhibit a dynamic crochet stitch
Sweet stripes • Snuggly cuddles are on their way with this essential baby garment by Pat Strong
BAG OF TRICKS • Carol Ibbetson is a multi-talented maker who, when she’s not designing crochet creations or presenting on TV, uses her technical skills to double-check patterns and teach others…
Pommes & pompoms • Keep it all together with a storage basket from DROPS
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR2TOG)
Party at the back • Packing your bag is fun with Natalie Beard’s bold design
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK TAPESTRY COLOURWORK
Cosy mitts • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Rise of the INDIE CAL • Big yarn brands aren’t the only ones to run crochet-alongs; independent designers are increasingly doing their own too. We find out what’s to love about an indie CAL
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
CHECK MATE • Ideal for layering, this floral design by Cassie Ward is what your cool weather wardrobe is looking for
Twist it, sister! • A granny square with a twist is all you need in Marjan Gouda’s...