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!***Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on the printed newsstand copies. ***
Simply Crochet • With Granny Square Day just around the corner (join us on Instagram this 15 August!) we’re thinking about all the crochet projects that make us happy, like this fun variegated scarf. Come in and find your own happiness!
Granny Square Day
CONTRIBUTORS • Let’s meet a few of our talented designers..
Beauty and the beach
STRING ME TO LIFE
TYING ONE ON
IN THE SUN
FLOPPY HAT FANTASY
WHILE IN THE ISLES
Cottontail Crafts • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop
BEST IN BAMBOO
Skills & events
5 FAB FINDS Mini amigurumi • These teeny tiny treasures are blowing our minds!
Bright & bubbly • Use vareigated yarn in new and exciting ways with projects that make the most of dynamic colour changes
UPS & DOWNS • Stripes run both horizontally and vertically in this creative cardi designed by Simone Francis
Koala clutch • Let this cutie by Victoria Kairis hold your desk supplies with its snap-bracelet arms!
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
PIA’S JOURNAL… from the studio • Hoping to hook up a gift for your furry friends? Designer and blogger Pia Thadani of Stitches n Scraps has some top tips on how to do it right…
BOW-EAUTIFUL! • Add a handmade touch to shop-bought baby booties by attaching a simple crochet bow by Jane Howarth
Tanks a lot • Take summery granny squares into the workplace with this professional-looking yet fun tank top by Cassie Ward
Baby blue • Welcome a new arrival with a chic yet cosy striped blanket designed by Pat Strong
READY TO WEAR • Designer Courtney Whitehead is building a crochet wardrobe for all, with stylish size-inclusive garments, minimal seaming and wearable yet unique-looking designs
Mixed bag • Cassie Ward’s granny square tote is a quick-make colourburst sensation
Take shape • Hexagon motifs join together to make triangles in a throw by Kelly Wilson Moore
Granny scarf • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Golden MOMENTS BLANKET • Cherish the small yet special experiences that make life worth living with Eleonora Tully’s ode to time spent with family, nature and your passions
Crochet at Glasto
Remember me • Tiny floral motifs make up this necklace by Lisa Hendry, designed for World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September
Daisy, daisy • Beautiful graphic flowers burst from a white background in Helen Anderson’s shawl
Hang out • Decorate your pad with a wall or doorway hanging made of felted dots by Tuula Kyrölä
The Knitting Shed • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Holey moley • Wrap yourself in multi-coloured...