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 • Hey there, sunshine! If you’re enjoying the warmer weather as much as we are, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate it inside, from picnic blankets and summer shawls to a swimsuit and this bright, smiling sunflower.
Rest and relaxation
CONTRIBUTORS • Meet a few of the talented designers in this issue…
JUST BAGS + THINGS + CRAZY STUFF
Find your happy place • Invite a friend around to dine al fresco, arrange a restaurant-worthy date night or just lay the table for a family meal at home – find any excuse to use this simple yet elegent set of placemats, coasters and napkin rings from Wool Couture! The Place Setting for Two Crochet Kit costs £22.99. Choose from nine shades at www.woolcouturecompany.com
5 FAB FINDS Flower field throws • Bring the outdoors inside with blossoming blankets
Summer daze • Capture the joy and tranquillity of a day at the beach by hooking up these seaside essentials and summer treats
BLOCK STAR • Get your zigzag on with Lauren Willis’ funky summer vest
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO CHANGE COLOUR IN ROWS
Sunny side up • Grow your own sunflower this summer with Michael Cao’s cheery amigurumi version
Simply Crochet • SAVE TIME, MONEY AND HASSLE WITH AN ANNUAL SIMPLY CROCHET SUBSCRIPTION
CATHERINE’S JOURNAL …from the studio • Summer is here, and we’re itching to take our hooks outdoors. But is it practical? Catherine Venner of Crochet Cloudberry investigates….
WEAR WITH PRIDE • This June, show your support for all sexualities and genders with Paula Green’s rainbow heart badges
On cloud nine • Lisa Richardson’s vibrant, lightweight cardi is crocheted using the softest mohair and silk yarn
Elephant-astic • Johan Björnfot’s cute pachyderm is all set for summer with his jaunty pink sun hat
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK AN INVISIBLE DECREASE (INVDEC)
STITCHED STRONG • After a devastating diagnosis, Sandra Torrance of Little Golden Nook discovered a passion for crochet design thanks to her family’s support, her faith and her own inner strength
Hip to be square • Hook yourself the perfect picnic blanket with Maria Jęczmyk’s checkered pattern
SIMPLE STEPS HOW TO WORK TAPESTRY COLOURWORK
Try 3 issues for just £6 • WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TODAY*
Keep it light • 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
Bodycon bonanza! • Handmade can be bold and youthful too! As the temperature rises, so does the popularity of form-fitting, on-trend crochet outfits. Let’s meet the makers…
SAVE 60% • WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Circle of life • Crochet yourself calm with Lorraine Stephenson’s meditative mandala
Al fresco • Carry your food and drink in...