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Simply Crochet Feature

I was very honoured to have some of my crochet collars featured in this months Simply Crochet magazine.  I made a couple of two-toned collars for them using some lovely Sidar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK... 

It's been over a year since I attempted to write the pattern for the shell collars so I had a bit of a re-write for the magazine and re-photographed some new step-by-step images. I really loved the way they styled the collars and I was so proud to see my name in the list of contributors. There are some gorgeous patterns in this issue - I was particularly taken by the bright clutch bag by Chiaki L'Argent and the beautiful framed petal motif by Lucy Croft, which could definitely inspire some future projects. :)

They also asked if I would like to write a short blog post about my crochet essentials for the Simply Crochet blog. I love reading these types of posts. There is nothing revolutionary in it but if (like me) you like to have a nose into fellow crafters bags pop over and have a look :)


Crochet Essentials - Lululoves


Images © Simply Crochet Magazine


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Thank you to everyone at Simply Crochet :)

Bye for now. Em xx

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Comments (11)

  • Lyndsay


    05 August 2013 at 18:13 |
    Wow! I didn't put two and two together with the crochet collars, I've a copy of Simply Crochet and have popped this on my crochet 'to-do' list, they are great!
    Congrats on being featured.

    Lyndsay xx | Fizzy Peaches ♡
    • Lululoves


      05 August 2013 at 21:25 |
      Thank you :)) Em xx
  • claireabellemakes


    06 August 2013 at 18:33 |
    Congratulations. I was very pleased to see your collar pattern included and will be making one soon! I too was taken with the colourful clutch bag.

    Off to nosey in your craft bag now ;-)

    Claire x
  • LH9946


    07 August 2013 at 13:30 |
    Is this the same pattern as featured on your website? If so I have already made two of them and I haven't even opened my copy of Simply Crochet yet! I love them!
    • Lululoves


      07 August 2013 at 15:57 |
      Yes it is - I just tidied it up! Em xx
  • Heather


    17 August 2013 at 12:16 |
    Your collar has become a crochet classic Em! I don't think I've ever come across a crochet-related board on Pinterest that doesn't have it pinned. I'm thrilled and not surprised you were asked to feature in Simply Crochet - absolutely well-deserved!

    Your bag is so pretty and organised! I need to take a leaf out of your book, really I do. (Tell me you turfed out the grotty tissues and yarn bands first?!) I'm off now to google 'stitch counters' ...

    Heather xx

    PS. Thank you for your loveliest comment - made my day xx
    • Lululoves


      23 August 2013 at 15:36 |
      Ahh thank you lovely - you bet I fished out some pretty weird stuff before I photographed it! Em xx
  • Weirdsewing


    30 August 2013 at 19:57 |
    Just found your blog and you never guess what I crochet your collar pattern from the mag this week
    • Lululoves


      04 September 2013 at 22:26 |
      Brilliant! Thanks for commenting. Em :)
  • Helen Gruen

    Helen Gruen

    21 October 2013 at 04:10 |
    Love looking through your Simply Crochet
    Magazine but where do you purchase it and
    how much does it cost for the year?
    Don't understand the England cost printed on
    the form? Is it $4.99 a year? Someone write
    me back so I know the American price to order it. Thank, Helen
    • Lululoves


      21 October 2013 at 08:47 |
      The price is £4.99 an issue - I'm not sure how that converts to dollars - sorry. You can subscribe and have it delivered or you can buy it digitally. There's more information on their website here: http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/faqs/ Em x