The British Craft Awards 2019 Winners


The winners of the British Craft Awards 2019 were announced at a star-studded ceremony at the CSHI Stitches event at the NEC in Birmingham. All of these award were voted by the public, so check out the winners below to see if your favourites won! Check out our free crochet patterns View all of our… Continue reading

Win a Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL yarn kit!


Our fabulous Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL may have officially come to an end now, but even if you missed it you can still get involved in the fun! The full Hook ‘n’ Learn blanket pattern by Lucy Croft is now on sale as an ebook on Ravelry! The ebook contains all 13 parts and has been amended to… Continue reading

Top 10 crochet storage ideas with FREE patterns


There’s been a lot of talk lately about tidiness and minimalism in the home, and whilst we’re feeling the need to reduce clutter, we are confident it won’t be easy to part with much of our craft stash! So we’ve come up with this list of savvy storage related patterns that will help you get… Continue reading

Smashed hit – crochet avocado cushion


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


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!


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


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


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


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