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 • Here are the creative minds & hands behind this issue
Hooked • IDEAS INSPIRATION ACCESSORIES WEBSITES EVENTS STUFF
5 FAB FINDS Vintage • Take inspiration from crafters gone past
SHAKE UP LACE • Hook up fresh frills and cute lace with attitude for this year’s feminine, fashion-forward accessories
Vest dressed • Fancy filet crochet is the star in Kristen TenDyke’s super sleeveless spring and summer top
LOVE BUG • Kevin the caterpillar is a happy chappy and he won’t munch your plants either!
HOW TO WORK DOUBLE CROCHET IN A SPIRAL
DORA’S JOURNAL ...from the studio • Crochet designer Dora Does shows us that with a hook and a little know-how we can take the leap into making garments to be proud of
Grow your own • How does your crochet garden grow? With yarn and a hook, of course!
HOW TO WORK CHAIN STITCH
PONCH-WOAH! • Add armfuls of granny square to a poncho for this striking showcase of crochet by Cassie Ward
Silver linings • Offset grey days with rainbows in Lisa Cook’s uplifting shawl
HOW TO BLOCK YOUR CROCHET PIECES
PUZZLE PIECES • Susan Walsh of Peppergoose Design loves to puzzle out putting together crochet garments, as she experiments with surface crochet, construction and complex patterns
A few of her favourite things
Tummy time • A half-striped, half-plain jumper for those who like the best of both worlds, by Jess Bennett
SAVE OR SPLURGE
ELIZABETH STITCH EXPLAINED
Stars & stripes • Fly the flag of crochet with this bold display of colour and texture by Millie Masterton
HOW TO DOUBLE DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR3TOG)
Houseplants • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
CROCHET for all • Whatever your age or life stage, crochet is a wonderful creative outlet and mood booster. We asked a broad spectrum of crocheters why they love our craft
River ripples • Capture water’s beauty within Becky Skuse’s hairpin lace top
Comfy corners • Don’t be square and sit on a chair, sit on squares!
HOW TO WORK A SLIP STITCH SEAM
Sunriser • Greet the day with a cowl by Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz
HOW TO WORK A FRONT POST TREBLE STITCH
Arm candy • Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz’s design is a fruity sweet treat for the eyes
Rushlade Wool • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Dream weaver • Do you dream of yarn? Hook that thought and more within Emma Leith’s decorative dream catcher
HELP! MY DC DECREASES LEAVE A HOLE! • Brush up on your technique with our simple guide…
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New season yarns • Add springtime cheer to your projects with these six fab picks
How to count chains
Crochet essentials • Over...