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 • Many thanks to all our talented designers…
Hooked • IDEAS ♥ INSPIRATION ♥ ACCESSORIES ♥ WEBSITES ♥ EVENTS ♥ STUFF
5 FAB FINDS • Crochet games Create something the whole family can enjoy
Down on the farm • We visited UK Alpaca to meet the fuzzy friends behind the soft, vibrant yarn in this colourful summer collection
Catch a wave • Try on a gorgeous rippled jumper by Cara Medus that’s full of interesting textures
PARTY IN PINK • Take a Hawaiian holiday with this gorgeous and well-dressed flamingo by Victoria Kairis
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BECCA’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Crochet accessory designer Becca Parker of To Be Adorned explains how little crochet touches can make your big day even more special
Poolside petals • Fix up a favourite pair of flip-flops with a clever 3D flower embellishment designed by Emma Leith
Flag it up! • Decorate for all occasions with bunting by Kelly Wilson Moore
BOLD IN THE BACK • Make a statement even as you walk away with this duster cardigan designed by Cassie Ward
DESERT DECORATION • Liven up your desk or windowsill with a pretty velvet cactus and matching pot by Danielle Bentley-Gellett
Boho beauty • Cover up in a relaxed, feminine way with this open-shouldered hairpin-lace poncho by Carolyn Calderon
SUMMER SALE SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM JUST £1 • Summer is finally here and now is the perfect time to take advantage of our best-selling magazines. Keep yourself entertained with fantastic content, whether you’re spending time abroad or enjoying a lovely staycation.
Wooly wonderland • Give a baby this baa-rilliant blanket by Ana Morais Soares
WIN Summer scarf • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
AHEAD OF THE CROWD • Crafty community and online hub The Crochet Crowd has millions of followers, and at its heart is Michael‘Mikey’ Sellick, the‘man behind the brand’, who shares his story with us….
Make a splash • Rachel Zain’s Donut Buddy fish will delight children of all ages
THE JOY OF COLOUR • Pick up your pencils or pens and enjoy colouring in this collection of over 50 stunning illustrations by top artists
Healthy, happy crochet • Keep your hands and body supple with our guide to comfortable crafting!
RIPPLE EFFECT • Turn your living room into a perpetual party with this joyful blanket by Becky Skuse
Cowl me crazy • Wrap up in this beautifully detailed piece designed by Carolyn Calderon
Talavera BLANKET • Bring Spanish sunshine into your home with the bright colours and textured stitches of Ana Morais Soares’ seven-part Talavera blanket crochet-along
Set ting the tone • You’ll look pulled together and pretty in this pendant and earrings jewellery set by Gwen McGannon
Skein Queen • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Fire starter • Set your soul – and style – ablaze with this floaty...