Half of dining is with our eyes, so give guests a visual feast before the starter’s up. We’ve gone for powerhouse brights with our napkin rings from issue 85, but you can match your colours to your crockery to make table set co-ords.


Quick, easy, practical and long-lasting, this is a project well worth spending an afternoon on. Once you’ve mastered the pattern, you can extend the central band and apply the hook and loop to a number of projects – such as a curtain tie, bracelet, belt or even a gift bow.

To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need:

  • La Mia Cottony (100% cotton, 50g/120m)
  • Fuchsia (P24), Turquoise (P29), Mustard (P31)
  • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
  • For yarn stockists contact Hobium Yarns on 09021 245054 or visit www.hobiumyarns.com

You’ll find the full pattern, yarn quantities and measurements for this amazing project in issue 85.

Simply Crochet issue 85 is available to order online, you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.


Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.



Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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