Simply Crochet is published by the same company that publishes The Knitter, Simply Knitting and Mollie Makes. As it shares a similarity in name I was expecting it to look similar to Simply Knitting but it's much more like Mollie Makes. It's modern and fresh. The projects seem to be mainly aimed at beginners and intermediate crocheters and there are some garments, accessories and home furnishings. My favourite designs in this issue is teh gorgeous blanket on the cover designed by Amanda Perkins and a beautiful beaded lace cardigan designed by Nicki Trench.
There's an amigurumi pattern and an article on 'what is amigurumi' plus a feature on amigurumi designer Stephanie Lau.
The magazine also has in depth and clear tutorial pages which are perfect for crochet beginners or those who need a refresher. I'm looking forward to becoming a regular reader of this magazine and to see what future issues will reveal. I'm also hoping to have some patterns published by Simply Crochet but I haven't actually submitted any designs yet as I've been too busy but it's on my to do list.
Pop down to your local newsagent and pick up a copy today.
This waist coat starts at the centre back and half the bck and one front is worked with a gap left for the armholes then the other side is worked in the other direction from the centre back.
A big thank you to Leni (aka The Fluffy Viking) for crocheting this garment last winter. She did a great job as always.
Alion has as imple shape and is worked in two pieces. The stitches for the sleeves are added to the front and back at the underarm and after the garment has been sewn up the big collar is worked. This pattern is suitable for intermediate crocheters.
Another big thank you to Leni (aka The Fluffy Viking) who crocheted this garment too.
Aren't the photos gorgeous? The talented Kat Goldin is the photographer and she's also a talented crochet designer. Kat has photographed 4 designs for me recently and I'm very happy with her photos and I'm hoping she'll be photographing more of my designs in the future. Thank you too to Kat's lovely model (although I'm sorry I don't know her name but she did a great job).
A big thank you to Joanne Scrace who tech-edited both these patterns. The Aliona top was a bit of a challenge to tech edit and I really appreciate all of Joanne's hard work and help in getting these two patterns in shape for publication.
Do you crochet? If so what's on your hook right now? Tell me in the comments below. I'm just about to start a new crochet design for a new publication. I'm just waiting for the yarn to arrive. I haven't crocheted in a while so I'm looking forward to getting my hooks out again.