Simply Crochet issue 20 is on sale now!

Don’t miss Simply Crochet issue 20, with beachy makes for your home, a retro-style bikini, kitty creations for luxe travelling, and an exclusive blanket by Nicki Trench. You’ll also find Joanne Scrace’s cardi in yummy hand-dyed yarns, a beautiful sun hat, Emma Varnam’s beach hut and more.

Before you set off, stock up on the essentials – hook a sun hat, a stripy sunglasses case and a collection of pretty kitty travel accessories. Heading to a festival? Catch guest columnist Matthew Spiers’s musings on festival crochet must-dos.

Bring a bit of the beach inside with Emma Varnam’s wonderful beach hut doorstop, or decorate your home with pretty shell makes. There’s a 1940s-inspired nautical bikini to be made, too, and this month’s vintage find is a gorgeous bit of swimwear.

If you’re not sure what to hook while you’re away, check out Lucy from Attic 24’s guide to exactly that. Then why not get started on Nicki Trench’s exclusive summer blanket, a light and lacy scarf, or a cute radish brooch?

And that’s not all. Learn about amigurumi from the experts, tackle Tunisian crochet, and indulge in gorgeous hand-dyed yarn to make Joanne Scrace’s beautiful cardigan. Plus, read about record-breaking crochet, make pretty party chains, a Frank & Olive dress and more.