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Simply Crochet issue 54 designer challenge

In Simply Crochet issue 54 you’ll find the second of our Hook to Hook designer challenges, and this issue it features designs by Vita Apala and Jennifer Reid. They were both given three balls of Debbie Bliss yarn and challenged to design a children’s pattern.

Jennifer Reid designed this tapestry crochet and intarsia cardigan. British crochet designer Jennifer is a self-confessed yarn hoarder and, as a mum of two, is no stranger to designing cute things for little ones. She told us “I draw inspiration from many places but am hugely influenced by vintage textiles, lacework – anything delicate! Vintage Dior, Prada and Matthew Williamson have such timeless style and grace, they are my go-tos!” Online, Jennifer can be found under the MillieRoseUK moniker and you can shop for her crochet patterns at

Simply Crochet issue 54 designer challenge cardigan pattern

Vita Apala designed this hat-and-scarf combination. Latvian-born but currently living in Italy with her husband and two children, Vita believes that crochet makes the world a better place. She says “My kids are my biggest inspiration. They give me ideas about what they’d like me to make, or I try to invent something functional and more comfortable for them to wear. Yarn is another huge inspiration and sometimes it’s enough to hold a skein of yarn in my hands and I already know what I’d like to make with it!” Head to for more from Vita.

Simply Crochet issue 54 designer challenge hat pattern


You can vote for your favourite of these two designs on our Simply Crochet Instagram page – double tap on the one you prefer. And one lucky reader will win the three balls of Louisa Harding Trenzar yarn that you need to make the project.

The competition closes on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 1pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.