Hook to Hook Designer Challenge from issue 88

Issue 88 of Simply Crochet is out on Thursday 29th August, and inside you’ll find our latest Hook to Hook designer challenge, which this month sees two designers take on the challenge of creating unique shawls from the same yarn!

To vote for your favourite design, head on over to our Instagram and LIKE and COMMENT on your favourite design to be in with a chance of winning the yarn to make it, which this month is Portland Lace yarn by The Yarn Collective.

For the Mariposa Shawl, designer Lena Nemchenko has kindly provided some step-by-step images which you’ll find below to help you through the tricky lace parts at the start.


Simply Crochet issue 88 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if you’d rather shop online you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.

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Mariposa Shawl Step-by-step

Row 1.

Row 2

Row 3

Row 4

Rows 5, 6 and 7

Row 8