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 • Just be yourself! That’s our motto as we head into 2023. To celebrate this, we’ve filled our pages with all sorts of different styles, including this chic unisex collection. Which hooky project makes you feel most like you?
Looking to the future
CONTRIBUTORS • Meet some of the amazing designers in this issue…
Clean girl aesthetic • Indulge in self-care while also caring for the planet with a set of reusable face wipes tucked away in a cute basket. Grab the Spa Bathroom Crochet Kit for £35 at www.stitchingmesoftly.co.uk to hook a practical set of five washable face wipes in a choice of two different sizes, plus a super-easy basket to put them in, all using 100% recycled cotton cord.
5 FAB FINDS Hooky trees • Get lost in a forest of ami’ pines, oaks, bonsai and more!
CLOTHES HAVE NO GENDER • Make fun yet sophisticated clothing and accessories that will suit absolutely everyone on your gift list
Earn your stripes • Everyone looks laid-back in a casual button-down. Try this on-trend version by Fran Morgan
Deep blue sea • Dipping and diving beneath the Arctic waves, this sleek little orca is ready to explore! Designed by Lauren Espy
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK AN INVISIBLE DECREASE (INV DEC)
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
STEPHANIE’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Designer and blogger Stephanie Lau of All About Ami explores the benefits and challenges of gifting extra-fuzzy and nostalgic amigurumi…
Pack a punch • Use stylish granny stitch stripes to lengthen or decorate the sleeves on a cardigan
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO DECREASE IN TREBLE CROCHET (TR2TOG)
True colours • Express yourself in Cassie Ward’s vibrant jumper – it’s a masterpiece that’s sure to grab everyone’s attention!
Dash away! • Get graphic with Esme Crick’s unique take on a stripy blanket
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO MAKE A TASSEL
Bottom line • Tuck your feet into a pair of gorgeous stripy socks designed by Marianne Rawilns
JANUARY Sale • Make discovering new passions your New Year’s resolution in 2023!
CURIOUS CROCHET • We chat to designer and artist Ashley Lee Zhong of Snapdragon Brand to learn how crochet can become a medium for celebrating individuality and innovation
Cute as a button • We love all the little details in Jess Bennett’s children’s jumper
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO SEW ON A BUTTON
Peace & love • Find true harmony with this yin-yang heart cushion designed by Marianne Rawlins
Baby blankets • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Short & sweet • Ruffles and granny squares get a cool makeover with this easy-to-hook mini skirt by Liv Huffman
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