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 • There’s a lot to celebrate this season, starting with the coronation of King Charles III. We love creating heirlooms to mark big changes, whether they’re national or personal. Join us to ‘make’ some memories…
How to live boldly…
CONTRIBUTORS • Let’s celebrate all the awesome makers in this issue…
5 FAB FINDS
ALL THE RIGHT ANGLES • Greet the springtime with gusto when you hook up vibrant projects full of zigzags and floral motifs
Flower child • Fran Morgan’s jumper is pure fashion fun!
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A MATTRESS STITCH SEAM
His majesty • Welcome King Charles III to the throne with this opulent doll by Ellie’s Craft Boutique
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN A SPIRAL
MICHAEL’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Where do crochet designers find their inspiration? Michael Cao, aka Knotmonster, explains how you can find unique ideas in your own everyday life
Juicy fruit • Add an extra compartment to a shopping bag with this fun and fluffy slice of watermelon by Sara Huntington
Dot and dash • With wide sleeves and a cosy ribbed trim, you’ll feel comfy while looking sharp in this cardi by Lucy Croft
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK C2C DECREASING ROWS
Curtain call • Meander through country roads as you hook this wall hanging by Maria Jęczmyk
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO BLOCK YOUR CROCHET PIECES
A MAKER’S MELODY • Taking inspiration from classical music and the natural world, Julia Chiang of Little World of Whimsy talks about her passion for amigurumi and sharing her hooky knowledge…
Animal friends • Pop Victoria Kairis’ cat and dog cosies over hot coffee cups to protect your fingers – man’s best friend, indeed!
Stormy weather • Treat yourself to Becca Parker’s luxurious statement scarf
Party bunting • We challenged two designers to come up with a fab design, each using the same yarn… which is your fave?
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
Ready, steady, hook! • Hundreds of hooksters joined forces in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people crocheting simultaneously – and Simply Crochet was there! Designer Marianne Rawlins reports…
Hello sunshine • Tiny tots can’t wait to play outside – make sure they’re ready with this sunhat by Charlotte Kofoed Westh
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A MAGIC LOOP
Under the sea • Plunge into Emma Leith’s colourful yet understated sea urchin-inspired blanket
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK A DOUBLE CROCHET SEAM
Ginger Pink Yarns • Meet an indie dyer and indulge in a design with their skeins
French dressing • Embrace your artistic side with a stylish beret by Paula Green, hooked with a yarn dyed using rhubarb root
Chill pill • Helen Anderson’s cool...