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 • As we look ahead to autumn, we’re finding extra-cosy makes to work on, such as this chunky Tunisian crochet blanket and cushion set from our supplement this issue. Find your own comfort project inside…
Ten years of crochet! • I can’t believe it – Simply Crochet has been on shelves for an entire decade! We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this issue and are taking a look back at all that’s changed – and stayed the same – since we first came out in 2013. Check out our feature on page 64, then get to work on some of our timeless projects. I think Hannah Cross’ cardi on page 49 and Lisa Hendry’s cross-body bag on page 74 will still be in style when our mag celebrates its 20th anniversary! And please share your makes on Instagram tagged #sctreblemaker, or on our Facebook group, Simply Crochet SCtreblemakers. We love to see them!
CONTRIBUTORS • Let 's celebrate some of the amazing artists in this issue…
SUPER YARN SHOP SOIRÉE
Good for you
JOINING YARNS – THE DOUBLE KNOT
REUSE AND RECYCLE
LET’S STEP IT UP
Love Wool • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop
12 DAYS OF XMAS
Skills & events
Quiet books • Entertain tots for hours with interactive books
ANIMAL MAGIC • Everyday items transform into furry friends in a collection of homewares that’s absolutely wild!
Bump up • Try statement sleeves with this fab jumper by Jane Menchini
MISCHIEF MAKER • Get up to all sorts of shenanigans with this blue kitty designed by Mary’s Amiland
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
JESS’ JOURNAL …from the studio • Jess Bennett of Rock Salt Plum finds inspiration for her crochet patterns in quilts from her own home, vintage books and American patchwork traditions
City jewels • Try Nozibele Kelsey-Brewton’s kaleidoscopic hat and scarf
RAIN OR SHINE • Clouds will clear as you walk past wearing a cardigan covered in umbrella appliqué patches by Natalie Beard
Day trip • This cardi by Hannah Cross is simple to make and easy to wear
Cool kids • Wrap a little one in warmth and colour with Sally Shepherd’s on-trend baby blanket
BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY • Ever since her mother opened the famous Black Sheep Wools shop 40 years ago in 1983, Sara Mulvey and her brother Stephen have been a part of it – it’s a real family affair!
Square deal • Try something new with this quilt-inspired Tunisian entrelac blanket by Zoe Potrac
Autumn mitts • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Line up • Stay warm this winter with Gwen McGannon’s large textured scarf
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF Simply Crochet • A whole decade of Simply Crochet – how the time flies by!...