In every issue of Simply Crochet magazine you'll find our Hook to Hook designer challenge, where we pit two designers against each other to create a unique design using the same yarns!


In issue 88 the challenge was all about shawls and scarves! For the Mariposa Shawl which appeared, 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 to order 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 & 7


Row 8



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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