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 • Our superstar designers this issue…
On the first day of Christmas
IT’S BIG KNIT TIME!
REACH FOR THE STARS
WONDERS FROM THE WEST
Deb’s Wool Shop • Each issue we explore a UK yarn shop
FOR THE LOVE OF IT
FRUITS OF LABOUR
CROCHET ON STANDBY
Skills & virtual events
5 FAB FINDS Crochet kits • Grab a perfect last-minute gift for a keen hookster
Quick as you like • Need some present ideas? Short of time? No fear, chunky crochet is here to give you gorgeous gifts, lickety-split
Love triangle • There are three sides to this crochet motif story and it has a very happy ending.
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO OVERSEW MOTIFS TOGETHER
King of the crib • This mane attraction will be greeted by roars of delight from excited cubs.
Twists & turns • Wrap your mind around linked treble crochet with Heather C Gibbs’ elegant cabled cushion
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A BACK POST TREBLE STITCH
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
CAROLYN’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Carolyn Calderon of The Purple Poncho shares her love of broomstick lace crochet and why giving this stunning stitch a try is well worth it
Flare for fashion • Transform your skinny jeans to funky fresh flares (they’re back again) with Natalie Beard’s design
JUST JADE • Made for layering, this boxy jumper is perfect for exploring outdoor spaces.
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A FRONT POST TREBLE STITCH
CHECK MATE • A classic chequerboard pattern is used to great effect in Jess Bennett’s design
SECOND NATURE • Designer and photographer Martin Up North expresses his deep connection to the scenery, people and natural world of northern Sweden through his crochet creations
Wave hello! • Make friends with this sweet jumper by Jess Bennett
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A SPIKED DC
Winter toy • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM ONLY £29.99 • TAKE THE HASSLE OUT OF YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND GIVE A GIFT THAT LASTS ALL YEAR
Fur and away! • Wrap up and get going in this fluffy scarf by Millie Masterton
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A TREBLE
Spinning yarns • Deciding that her passion was to work at a traditional yarn mill, Laura Davies found her dream role through an internship and shares her experience
UK MILLS TO VISIT
Make a change in 2022 • Fun decorations by Kwannie Cheng to inspire your resolutions for next year