Simply Crochet Issue 11
In Simply Crochet Issue 11
On a cold and frosty morning we’re getting a brew on and making a start on 32 fun-to-crochet projects. This issue is all about keeping cosy and getting going with your festive makes. There’s no way you’ll feel a chill with our tasty tweed accessories, including a tea cosy and mug hug set, scrumptious socks, a cosy cowl and a patchwork-style blanket.
In our yarn reviews you’ll find our pick of speckled tweeds – snug becomes stylish. Plus, there’s a wonderfully chic shrug by Kyoko Nakayoshi. Now winter’s on its way, its time to get started with any Christmas presents you’re making by hand. This issue is packed with gift ideas that are sure to be loved. Make an irresistibly squashy, wide-eyed owl cushion, a cool stripy cowl, a hooded cardi for little ones or a set of filet crochet coasters – they make a sweet gift and you’ll be learning something new.
Ros Badger provides a granny square fix with her retro throw – a classic design that will bring a welcome splash of colour to any home. This month’s must-hook project has to be our quirky and colourful Advent bunting, made up of super-cute mini mittens and stockings. Embroider numbers on, hang by the fireplace and they’re ready to be filled with festive goodies.
If you’re in need of handmade inspiration, check out our profile on Parisian artist Isabelle Kessedjian. Also, top crocheter Jane Crowfoot talks about some of her crafty family traditions for the season and tips for getting stuck in with Christmas projects. Looking for something fun to hook right away? Make a ‘Day of the Dead’ skull brooch, or update your wardrobe with a set of simple, mustard-coloured braces. Plus, there’s a little family of snuffling hedgehogs in search of a new home. Winter might mean wrapping up warm, but it also means party time!
We’ve found a gorgeous vintage dress worthy of any shindig at Gatsby’s, a collection of playful moustache makes for photo fun and some pretty napkin edgings to help you set your table with style.