Smashed hit – crochet avocado cushion

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Oh the Avocado – first they wangled their way into our fruit bowls, and now they want a spot on our sofas. But who could deny world dominion to something so delicious? Made using super-chunky yarn means this fellow is a speedy stitch, plus he’s not too tricky to make either – once you’ve mastered the… Continue reading

Win Paintbox yarns with our issue 81 kitchen collection

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In issue 81 we’re going all kitsch with our retro inspired Kitchen collection. There’s six fab designs to choose from – apron, oven glove, pot holders, teapot cosy, cup sleeves and amigurumi cupcakes. All the designs are made in durable and strong Paintbox Yarns Cotton dk, so although they may look retro, they’ll last for… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 81 on sale now!

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Simply Crochet issue 81 is on sale now and is packed full of the best of the cosy and cute crochet patterns. Get your yarn party started with our fun-loving amigurumi pug, surround yourself with friendly cakey faces, then crash out after-hours on our characterful avocado cushion. We’re riding the retro vibe this issue with fun baking-themed… Continue reading

3 free super-quick Valentine’s makes

It's Valentines day this week! But if you still haven't picked up a card or got a present, then we're here to help! We've gone back through our archives and have found three super-quick patterns that you can hook up in minutes!

It’s Valentine’s day this week! But if you still haven’t picked up a card or got a present, then we’re here to help! We’ve gone back through our archives and have found three super-quick patterns that you can hook up in minutes! The eagle-eyed among you might recognise these motifs from previous yarn review pages,… Continue reading

Honey monsters – Hexie Puff Bear Blanket

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Keep little cubs swaddled and snuggly in this un-bear-ably adorable baby blanket. Featuring a whole host of merry teddies peeking out between hexagonal patches, no child could fear monsters under the bed tucked up under this army of grizzlies! Hook up this sweet make for a newborn to give a gift they’ll treasure for years… Continue reading

Stuffed to the gills – Amigurumi Axolotl

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You’ve taken your tot to the petting zoo, but how do you teach them about species further flung? Erinna Lee’s adorable axolotl is the answer to your zoological concerns. A super-sweet take on the limb-regenerating ‘Mexican walking fish’, it’s hooked up in Yarn and Colors Must-Have blues and pinks, perfect for a nursery. Although the… Continue reading

Win Yarn + Colors yarn with our Colour Class Competition in issue 80

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This months crochet colour class is all about rich Reds. In this months feature, Kate Bruning looks into the history and symbolism behind the colour, and combines pinks and reds to create a gorgeous floral blanket. How to make a Magic Loop Find a back issue of Simply Crochet Check out our latest competitions Competition time… Continue reading

Free pattern – Amigurumi Pig – Year of the Pig

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Happy Chinese New Year (or Spring Festival if you prefer)! Today initiates the start of the Chinese calendar for 2019 – Year of the Pig! We love a good celebration (and we also love pigs), so we thought what better way to celebrate than by bringing you a FREE pattern! We’ve looked through the archives and… Continue reading

For the modern lounger – Longline Kimono

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Kimonos top the list of comfiest fashion trends, right up there with jumpsuits, snoods and dad trainers. This one is no exception, and it’s an optimism-inducing festival of colour to boot. Wear it as a stunning extra layer for shopping, or keep it to yourself – it’s the perfect match for a set of comfy… Continue reading

Top 10 FREE Valentine’s Day Patterns

It’s February, and love is most definitely in the air. We’ve scoured the internet and have compiled our top 10 FREE patterns from bloggers and yarn brands that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. So whether you’re making something special for your partner, or just have a slight obsession with hearts, we hope you LOVE these free patterns!

It’s February, and love is most definitely in the air. We’ve scoured the internet and have compiled our top 10 FREE patterns from bloggers and yarn brands that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. So whether you’re making something special for your partner, or just have a slight obsession with hearts, we hope you LOVE these free patterns!… Continue reading