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Crocht to make yo smile! Gnome Sweet Gnome!

Projects to suit the new season Try our pretty, little girls’ sunhat

Simple h Diaod vest Owl picnic st Floral fashio ad styli cushio Perfect for spring Amigurumi fun Quick & easy

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PROJECTS 12 GARDEN GNOME

28 FETE DAY

46 SUGAR & SPICE

Hook this happy little garden gnome and bring a smile to someone’s face!

Wear this pretty shrug over a t-shirt for an instant pop of summer colour

The prettiest cotton cardie for girls, with a yoke of colourful stripes

18 BLUE BELLE

32 A TOUCH OF TWEED

49 BOHO STYLE

This sparkling statement necklace will add style to any summer outft

You’ll fnd any excuse to snuggle up in this blanket – so warm and cosy

Get ready for a summer of festival fun with our gorgeous fringed bag

21 PICNIC FOR TWO

35 FLOWER GIRL

52 LACY DAYS

A pair of owls enjoying a bottle of red under the stars – what’s not to love?

Make a little girl’s day when you hook this sweet hat with its frilly brim

Layer up with this stylish lace poncho, perfect on cool evenings

26 MOROCCAN STARS

44 BEACH BABY

54 CORAL COOL

Our cushion is so easy to make and will look gorgeous in your home

Even babies need to be beach ready! Our cute sandals are just the thing

This chic vest top is a summer musthave, with gorgeous diamond detail

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59 SUMMER BREEZE

74 NATURAL CHARM

Made with granny squares, this top has a loose ft and a cool vibe

A hanging basket for the bathroom

62 BRIGHT NIGHTS Hit the town with our sparkly clutch

Give surface crochet a try – used here to make a stripy lampshade

64 COAST TO COAST

76 ON THE SCENT

Dress to impress at the beach or pool

Our lavender bag has a vintage feel

75 LET THERE BE LIGHT

68 PICTURE PERFECT

78 BACK FOR GOOD

A set of three pretty picture frames

Revive a denim jacket with our doily

59 PLUS SOME GREAT READS 7 ASK THE EXPERT 8 SHOPPING INSPIRATION 10 NEWS, BOOKS AND EVENTS 38 TUTORIAL: ADDING BEADS TO CROCHET 41 BACK ISSUES 42 WE CHAT TO DESIGNER SARA

71 A WORK OF ART

80 FLOWER POWER

SINAGUGLIA 82 KIT REVIEWS 84 HOW

Make an amazing sunfower canvas

Go retro with a fab pinwheel cushion!

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Moroccan cushion

Morocca stars Inspired by tessellating patterns in Moroccan stained glass, this simple motif joins together to make a stylish cushion. By Liz Ward

Top tip Mix and match squares of different colours for a more vibrant fnish

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Moroccan cushion

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■ James C Brett Aztec Aran in Light Blue (AL19) x 2 balls ■ 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook ■ 30cm zip ■ 36cm cushion pad

Measurements ■ 36x36cm (14x14in)

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t’s amazing what you can create with a simple crochet square, and here is a great example from Liz Ward – a stunning design inspired by the shapes and shades of Morocco. Liz’s easy square motif is pieced together to make a fresh, summery cushion. This light blue shade is a lovely choice for the season, with a defnite Moroccan feel to it, but feel free to choose one of the other beautiful colours in this range.

Tension ■ 14 sts and 12 rows to 10cm (4in) over patt using 4mm (US G/6) crochet hook

Abbreviations ■ For standard abbreviations see page 90

CUSHION

Back (make 1) Using Light Blue, ch52. Row 1 Tr in the 3rd ch from hook, tr in each st to end. (50 sts) Row 2 Ch2, turn, tr in each st to end. (50 sts) Repeat row 2 until work measures 36cm (14in). Fasten off.

Square (make 9)

Top Tip Measure th fondatio chain of th back so it fts th cushio pad before starting. Chage yor hok size if neded

Using Light Blue, ch4, ss to make a ring. Round 1 Ch1 counts as frst htr, work 7htr into the ring, ss to join. (8 sts) Round 2 (Ch8, dc in next st, ch4, dc in next st), repeat to end. (4 large loops, 4 small loops) Round 3 (6tr, ch2, 6tr in next 8ch-sp, dc in next 4ch- sp), repeat to end, ss to

join. (28 sts, 4 ch-spaces) Round 4 Ch7, counts as frst dtr, 3ch, dtr in same st, *ch2, miss the next 4 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, ch2, skip ch, dc in next 2 sts, ch2, miss the next 4 sts, (dtr, ch3, dtr) in next st,* repeat from * to * three times, ch2, ss to join. (24 sts, 16 ch-spaces) Round 5 *3dc in next ch-sp, 2dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 2 sts, (2dc, ch2, 2dc in corner ch-sp), dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next ch-sp,* repeat from * to *, ss to join. (44 sts, 4 ch-spaces) Fasten off.

To make up Sew squares together. Sew three sides of the front to the back. Pin zip into fourth side, then sew in place to fnish.

Treble crochet creates a striped texture for the back of the cushion

About this yarn

James C Brett Aztec Aran 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca 190m per 100g Machine wash at 30˚C £2.79, www.woolwarehouse.co.uk LOV E C R O C H E T 27


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Bright nights Use zesty coloured yarn to make this glamorous clutch, by Becky Garratt

Top tip Match the colours of your clutch bag to those of your favourite dress or earrings

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Clutch bag

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■ Patons 100% Cotton DK, 1 ball each in: Apple (02205) – Yarn A Jade (02726) – Yarn B 2 balls in: Fuchsia (02742) – Yarn C ■ 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook ■ 4 pairs of snap fasteners

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ecky Garratt’s unique clutch bag design incorporates undulating waves, worked in three different bright shades. You’ll be able to make these waves using a combination of double and treble crochet stitches, and any colours you like from this yarn range – we’ve chosen vibrant greens and a pinky purple. Patons 100% Cotton DK is a fne, mercerised cotton that’s bursting with colour, perfect for giving your bag a glitzy sheen.

Measurements ■ 25x12cm (9¾x4¾in)

Tension ■ Tension is not important for this project

Abbreviations ■ For standard abbreviations see page 90

The clever stitch pattern gives the clutch bag fap a wavy, scalloped edge

About this yarn

Patons 100% Cotton DK 100% cotton 210m per 100g Machine wash at 40˚C £4.59, www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

CLUTCH BAG Using Yarn B, loosely ch53. Row 1 (RS) Dc in the second ch from the hook and next 3 ch, *tr in next 4 ch, dc in next 4 ch; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Fasten off. (52 sts) Row 2 Join Yarn C in the frst st, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in next 3 dc, *dc in the next 4 tr, tr in next 4 dc; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Row 3 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 tr, *dc in the next 4 dc, tr in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Fasten off. Row 4 Join Yarn A in the frst st, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in the same st and the next 3 sts, *tr in the next 4 dc, dc in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Row 5 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in the same st and the next 3 sts, *tr in the next 4 dc, dc in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Fasten off. Rows 6-7 Repeat Rows 2-3. Row 8 Join Yarn B in the frst st, ch1 (does not count as st), dc in the same st and the next 3 sts, *tr in the next 4 dc, dc in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Row 9 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc in the same st and the next 3 sts, *tr in the next 4 dc, dc in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 5 more times, turn. Fasten off. Rows 2-9 set pattern. Rows 10-41 Repeat Rows 2-9. Rows 42-43 Repeat Rows 2-3.

Row 44 Join Yarn A in the ffth st, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 dc, *dc in the next 4 tr, tr in the next 4 dc; repeat from * 4 more times, turn leaving the last 4 sts unworked. (44 sts) Row 45 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 tr, *dc in the next 4 dc, tr in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 4 more times, turn. Fasten off. Row 46 Join Yarn C in the ffth st, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 dc, *dc in the next 4 tr, tr in the next 4 dc; repeat from * 3 more times, turn leaving the last 4 sts unworked. (36 sts) Row 47 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 tr, *dc in the next 4 dc, tr in the next 4 tr; repeat from * 3 more times, turn. Fasten off. Row 48 Join Yarn B in the ffth st, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 dc, *dc in the next 4 tr, tr in the next 4 dc; repeat from * twice more, turn leaving the last 4 sts unworked. (28 sts) Row 49 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in the next 3 tr, *dc in the next 4 dc, tr in the next 4 tr; repeat from * twice more. Fasten off.

To make up Weave in all ends and block gently. Fold the bag with right sides together so that the starting chain meets the top of Row 38 and pin in position. Using Yarn C, sew the side seams together frmly, then turn the bag right side out. Sew the two pairs of snap fasteners securely to Row 49 and Row 8 so that they align when the fap is closed. LOV E C R O C H E T 63


Beach dress

Top tip Lie cotton garmets out fat to dry, so they don’t stretch and become distorted

Coast to coast Keep cool with a fringed mesh cover-up, threaded with colour. Designed by Simone Francis

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Beach dress

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■ Sirdar Cotton 4ply, 5 (5: 6: 7: 7: 8) balls in Vanilla (502) – Yarn A ■ Sirdar Beachcomber, 1 ball each in: Coral Bay (256) – Yarn B Breeze (257) – Yarn C Ultramarine (255) – Yarn D ■ 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook ■ 3.5mm (US E/4) hook ■ 5.5mm (US I/9) hook ■ Tapestry needle ■ 4 stitch markers

Measurements ■ See sizing guide

Tension ■ 23 sts and 10 rows to 10 (4in) over pattern stitch using a 3.5mm hook

Abbreviations ■ For standard abbreviations see page 90

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heat your way to colourwork with this light and breezy beach dress by Simone Francis, featuring colourful stripes woven through the mesh fabric. It’s worked in cool cotton and has a loose ft, making it the perfect cover-up to slip on and off in warmer weather. And let’s not forget about that fabulous fringe detailing around the sleeves and hemline – a playful touch that’s really easy to do and perfect for summer.

Notes The dress is worked in four pieces, and from the bottom up. Chains of contrasting yarn are woven up the front of the dress and a fringe is added along lower edges. Measurements given do not include the fringe.

BEACH DRESS

Back

100% cotton 335m per 100g Machine wash at 40˚C £5.39, for stockists visit www.sirdar.co.uk

With a 3.5mm hook and Yarn A, ch106 (118: 130: 142: 160: 166) with a loose and even tension. Foundation row (RS) Tr into the fourth ch from the hook (counts as 2 tr), *ch1, skip 1 ch, tr in each of the next 2 sts; rep from * to end, turn. (104 [116: 128: 140: 158: 164] sts) Row 1 Ch3 (counts as frst tr throughout), tr into second st, *ch1, skip ch-1 sp, tr in

Measurements

Sizing guide

About this yarn Sirdar Cotton 4ply

Front & Back

45 (50.5: 55.5: 61: 68.5: 71.5)cm 17¾ (20: 22: 24: 27: 28)in

80 (82: 84: 84: 84: 86)cm 31½ (32¼: 33: 33: 33: 33¾)in

25cm 9¾in

8-10

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each of next 2 sts; rep from * to end, turn. Repeating Row 1, work 58 (58: 58: 57: 56: 56) more rows, mark each end of last row with a marker to show beginning of armhole. ** Continue repeating Row 1 for 17 (19: 21: 22: 23: 25) more rows. Neckline shaping Row 1 (WS) Ch3, tr into the second st, (ch1, skip ch-1 sp, tr in next 2 sts) 8 (10: 12: 14: 16: 17) times, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked. (26 [32: 28: 44: 50: 53] sts) Row 2 Ch3, tr into second st, *ch1, skip ch-1 sp, tr in each of next 2 sts; rep from * to end, turn. Repeat Row 2 once more. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing shoulder seam. Skip the centre 52 (52: 52: 52: 58: 58)sts, rejoining yarn to the following tr with a ss. Row 1 Ch2 (counts as tr), tr into the

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