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 • We’re in love! This month, we’ve been dreaming of fabulous fashionable finishes like this rainbow hacked denim jacket. Feeling inspired? If so, grab a hook and express yourself with one of the many projects inside. This is your time to shine.
World of colour
Contributors • Take a bow! Meet this issue’s crafty team…
Hooked • IDEAS ❤ INSPIRATION ❤ ACCESSORIES ❤ WEBSITES ❤ EVENTS ❤ STUFF
5 FAB FINDS • Famous books Projects inspired by your favourite stories
LIVE IN COLOUR • Fill your closet with pieces inspired by iconic fashion designer Zandra Rhodes
Strike a pose • Strong lines, dramatic shapes and multiple colours mean you will make an entrance in Pat Strong’s design
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A FRONT POST TREBLE STITCH
Check me out! • This panda by Sarah Reed is just made for playing games with
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK TUNISIAN SIMPLE STITCH
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CATHERINE’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Catherine Venner of Crochet Cloudberry has a few tips and tricks on hand for hooksters looking to make – and keep – their resolutions this year
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Sleeve it out! • Swap plain denim for fabulous crochet with this bold jacket upcycle design by Natalie Beard
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A BLANKET STITCH EDGING
All in a row • Dainty shells decorate Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz’s blanket
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A TREBLE
Double cream • For a delicious dollop of comfort crochet, look no further than Bowie and George’s winter warmer
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A BACK POST TREBLE STITCH
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Sweet success • Known for soft, light-coloured blankets worked in stripes and granny squares, designer Sue Rawlinson shares how her career in crochet has evolved over the last decade
START YOUR OWN CRAFT BUSINESS • Whether you want to take the start-up plunge or grow a side hustle, here’s a wealth of advice for social media, branding & more!
WIN Valentine gift • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Ruff lines • Add interest to your interior with this accent cushion by Sara Scales
Celebrating COLOUR • Renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes shares with us the inspiration behind her exciting new collection of yarns and patterns for West Yorkshire Spinners
Hexi gone retro • A stunning blanket by Sanita Brensone to set a 60s theme
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A TASSEL
Carried away • Make sure you have your essentials with you always in this happy little sunburst handbag by Sara Scales
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Rainbows everyday • Wrap up and cheer up with Alessandra Hayden’s design
ColourWorks • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Trick sweater • This clever hack means you...