Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Watch our Yarniversity crochet video tutorials on Youtube

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Today we’ve launched our Yarniversity Youtube video series, presented by crochet designer Lou Barnes. You can check it out here. So far it includes tutorials on slip knots, chain stitch, and half trebles, with more to come soon. And get to know Lou a little better in our chat: How did you learn to love crochet? I actually… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 48 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 48 cover

Simply Crochet issue 48 is on sale now, and with autumn on the way we’re getting cosy with new season makes. Hook a golden cable jumper and a chunky shrug, then snuggle up with our vibrant souk-style cushion. Inspired by our furry friends, we’re also bringing you a collection of matching owner and dog accessories in… Continue reading

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Pattern download: fringed poncho

Fringed poncho Ravelry PDF

Sara Huntington’s Fringed Poncho is a great garment to hook – trickier than a shawl but not as complicated as a cardigan. It uses a clever geometric pattern repeat, and Sara designed it in Bergere de France Magic+ yarn. This chunky wool/acrylic blend is machine washable and great value with 80 metres per 50g ball. In addition… Continue reading

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Introducing our ‘Winding Ways’ jumper

Winding Ways Simply Crochet issue 48

Did you enter our competition to name this mystery jumper? We can now reveal the winner – congratulations to Barbara Petersen in Dunlop, Australia, who suggested the name ‘Winding Ways’. Barbara wins the yarn to make the jumper provided by Wool Warehouse. The pattern will be in the next issue of Simply Crochet (issue 48, on sale… Continue reading

Download our ‘Amalfi Coast’ top

Amalfi Coast crochet top

Fran Morgan designed this pretty “Amalfi Coast” top, with an elegant eyelet lace detail on the sleeves and yoke, and subtly echoed around the hem. The sleeves are three-quarter length, with lots of volume and then drawn in at the cuff. Sirdar’s Amalfi yarn gives the jumper a gorgeous speckled effect. The pattern is sized to fit UK… Continue reading

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9 steps to Mindfulness: crochet a daydream blanket

Crochet Therapy - Betsan Corkhill

In issue 47 we have Betsan Corkhill’s pattern for the ‘Blue Skies’ blanket. Betsan says: “Let this project be your key to a new way of thinking; like the sky, free of limitations, open minded, creative, liberating. Explore this new blue-sky thinking and allow it to help you achieve your dreams.” If you’re interested in mindfulness… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 47

We have a correction in our Summer Shawls supplement, with Simply Crochet issue 47: Lace Shawl p.6 The stitch count at the end of Row 3 should read ‘7 sections of 22 tr and 6 ch-1 sps; 160 sts total’

Pokemon Go crochet patterns

Pokemon free crochet patterns

As the Pokemon Go craze sweeps the world, we’ve gathered together our favourite Pokemon crochet patterns for you and your family to join in the fun. Bizzy Crochet has this amazing Pikachu pattern available for free on her blog.   I Crochet Things has a number of free Pokemon patterns on her blog, including this… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 47

Simply Crochet issue 47 cover

Simply Crochet issue 47 is on sale now, so grab your hooks and get outside - summer’s here! We’re forecasting lots of creative fun, with sunshine motifs, a blue sky blanket, quirky weather cushions and more. Plus, there’s a whole collection of tropical beaded holiday accessories inspired by the tropics: lacy tops, fab shawls and… Continue reading

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