Shaun in the City flock to go up for charity auction!

Deborah and her fabulous creation.

Missed the Shaun in the City trail? Don’t worry. The whole flock is going up for auction in Bristol tomorrow! The auction will be hosted by TV auctioneer Tim Wonnacott and will also be streamed live online. Keep your eyes peeled for the Royal School of Needlework’s fabulous creation; an intricate hand-painted, textile-inspired Shaun the… Continue reading

Five top tips for your crochet Christmas!

Ilaria's crocheted Noel decoration, photograph by Ilaria Chiaratti.

Summer may only just be fading outside, but now is the perfect time to start planning for your Christmas crochet projects. After all, you don’t want to still be frantically hooking when you should be celebrating. We’ve chatted to some expert crocheters to find out their top tips for making that to-do list achievable, stress-free… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Holding the hook & yarn

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   HOLDING THE HOOK Try these methods and see which works best. Pencil method Hold the hook like a pencil, in your right hand (if you’re right-handed), about 3-5cm… Continue reading

The A-Z of Craft

A-Z Craft cover

We’ve just released a new set of free masterclass guides: the A-Z of Craft. You can read it free by clicking here, with crochet and knitting patterns, an embroidery project, and a cross stitch chart to try out, plus links to the biggest online retailers in craft.

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Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 36

Cover 36

We have a correction in Simply Crochet issue 36: Amigurumi Doll, p.18 Round 16 of the Head and Body should read (Invdec) 18 times. [18 sts] Cabled Mitts, p.26 Row 8 should read like Row 6, so you will skip 3 tr, FPdtr in next 3 sts, FPdtr in 3 skipped sts.

Simply Crochet issue 36 – on sale now

Cover 36

Simply Crochet issue 36 is now on sale, and we’re enjoying the start of the new season – it’s time to get cosy! Grab your hook and get going with colourful Fair Isle, gorgeous garments in merino and tweed, and some very cute amigurumi. The air’s feeling a little cooler, so roll up your sleeves and… Continue reading

Creativebug competition: win a year of craft classes & £150 Amazon vouchers!

Creativebug cowl

Creativebug is a brilliant collection of video classes, and we’re giving away a year’s membership, plus 12 tutorials you can keep forever – and £150 of Amazon vouchers so you can stock up on yarn, hooks, and all sorts of lovely goodies! There are over 500 classes to choose from, all free to watch, and the… Continue reading

Subscribers’ pattern – Everyday Tote Bag kit

Everyday Tote Bag

If you’ve signed up for a subscription in the past few months and received the Sugar n’ Cream Everyday Tote Bag kit as your welcome gift, please be aware that one page of the pattern is printed on the back of the cover sheet – some people haven’t noticed and recycled this page accidentally. If… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 35 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 35

Simply Crochet issue 35 is on sale now, and we’re preparing for the new season by hooking back-to-school accessories, gorgeous garments, handbags that look good enough to eat and one very adventurous amigurumi fox. Get your hook into our latest issue – we’ve got all sorts in store to inspire you for the new season. If… Continue reading

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Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 35

Peachy Keen Tunisian shawl, p. 46 Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz used an extended stitch for this shawl, so there’s a ch1 at the start of each row and a ch1 after each TKS, TSS and TKS2TOG. Row 2 should read: Row 2: FwdP: Ch1, insert hook into space before first st, tks, ch1 (increase made). *Tks… Continue reading