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 • We love the spring, the season of budding new growth in our flower gardens and veg patches… and, of course, on our hooks as well! What crochet project will you watch come to life this springtime?
CONTRIBUTORS • Raise a cheer for our amazing designers!
Positive change • The new Scheepjes bookazine, Metamorphosis, is filled with 16 crochet and knitting projects that celebrate “growth, change and awakening” through makes inspired by “insects that change form through the seasons”. Make a wing-inspired shawl, a cute amigurumi butterfly, dragonfly wall art and more. Find your local retailer at www.scheepjes.com
5 FAB FINDS Year of the rabbit • Hop into the Lunar New Year with amigurumi bunnies!
LIFE’S RICH TAPESTRY • Homewares become springtime masterpieces when you embroider flora and fauna on rustic crochet backgrounds
Create cosy • Fran Morgan’s motif cardigan is like a blanket you can wear to work!
QUACK A SMILE • Make a splash this Easter with a happy little duckling designed by Mary’s Amiland
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In vogue • Exude style with this set by Maria Jęczmyk
HEATHER’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Once you’ve made a crochet masterpiece, you need to take care of it! Heather Furnell of Hev’s Home Crochet shares her top tips…
Prep school • Convert an old sweater into a versatile vest by adding this crochet trim by Emma Friedlander-Collins
Baby steps • Any new arrival would love growing up with Sue Rawlinson’s easy-to-make textured pastel blanket
Ripple effect • Make waves in Bowie and George’s scarf and top
LIVE OUT LOUD • Michelle Renee of 2BossayKnits does it all, creating unique patterns and selling her own yarns all while working as a hospital nurse. She lets us in on her creative tour de force…
Floral cushions • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
Traveller’s rest • Put your feet up on Lisa Richardson’s fun pouffe – it’s full of sunbursts, zigzag lines and contrasting tones
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
It’s in the bag • Hit the shops with an effortlessly stylish tote by Jess Bennett
Freedom through crochet lace • In our new ‘Crochet around the World’ series, we explore crochet traditions from cultures all over the planet. First up – crochet lace!
Past the post • Celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II with Maria Jęczmyk’s postage-themed blanket
Martin’s Lab • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
Straight to the point • Look sharp in comfy layers with this angled scarflet by Pat Strong wrapped loosely about your neck
Eco-friendly yarns •...