Simply Crochet issue 25 is on sale now, and it’s our Christmas issue! Your free gifts this month are this 2015 calendar and sticker sheet, from Obey Crochet.
Inside the issue you can make bright decorations, luxe spa goodies and a honeycomb hexi blanket. Plus, try embroidery and hooking with furry yarn.
Deck your halls with our collection of glitzy, jewel-coloured decorations, a stripy stocking and more, and hang out some cross stitch bunting. Crochet blogger Matthew Spiers is sharing some valuable advice on festive hooking and Lucy from Attic 24 has a wealth of creative ideas for adding a touch of handmade magic to your home.
Whoever you’re making for, you’re bound to find the perfect gift in our new issue – there’s a beautiful hexi blanket, stylish Tunisian crochet shawl and a starry intarsia cushion to hook, as well as some downright adorable Christmassy amigurumi toys. We’ve even got your wrapping sorted with a label printing tutorial from Molla Mills and a gorgeous snowflake motif.
Have a go at crocheting with furry yarn to make a glamorous trim for your coat and use bobbles and cables to create a sweet sweater vest for kids. We dig deeper into design duos to find out how the top crocheters make it work and chat to the imaginative designer behind the impossibly cute Lalylala toys. Plus, hook a rainbow poncho with swishy fringing, a stunning spa set in a brand new stitch pattern, and make sure you don’t miss our review of luxurious yarns (add them to your wishlist). Merry Christmas!