Simply Crochet meets: Bunny Mummy Jacquie

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Who is Bunny Mummy? Inside issue 16 we met big-time-blogger and granny square lover Jacquie Welbourn to quiz her for some top blogging tips and a little inside information about her love of crochet. Read the full interview below…. When did you first learn to crochet? I think I was maybe 9 or 10 years… Continue reading

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All about issue 17

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  Spring is here, so come rain or shine we’re hooking bright and beautiful handmade treats. Crochet lacy raindrop accessories in the brightest blues, or go rainbow and make the most adorable technicoloured sausage dog with yarn from your stash. Hook top blogger Wink’s rainbow mandala, and there’s a pair of colourful stripy socks to make, too. Sweet.  When it’s sunny… Continue reading

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Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace

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That’s right fellow hooksters! We’re teaming up with Kirstie Allsopp and Hobbycraft to bring you The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace this September. This means you can join us for a day of making beautiful yarny things (plus all kinds more), get stuck in at a variety of craft workshops, be inspired by some… Continue reading

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Download this egg basket pattern for free today!

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Check or download the Simply Crochet app on Apple today . We’ve snuck this pattern in there for you and it’s free  - just in time for Easter   http://bit.ly/1d3UvUk    

Free Pattern: crochet your own toilet paper

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Softer, cheaper and better for the environment, scroll down for the pattern and get started! APRIL FOOLED YOU ALL!  For being a good sport, why not try your hook at these sweet little frames instead… You will need: Rowan Wool Cotton 4 ply (50% merino wool, 50% cotton, 50g/180m) 1 ball of each Butter (488),… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Join a yarn bomb in aid of Kids Company

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Yarnbombing comes to Bath with a burst of springtime colour during Bath in Fashion Week this May, covering the city with an abundance of knitted and crocheted roses to raise money for Kids Company. The project will be co-ordinated by Emma Leith, a local artist and crochet maestro who has created the rose pattern that… Continue reading

Out now! Mollie Makes DIY Fashion

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Craft and customise your wardrobe with the new DIY Fashion special by Mollie Makes. In Mollie Makes DIY Fashion you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions to sew, crochet, stitch and paint everything from knitted necklaces to cut-off denims. It’s 132 pages packed with ideas for embellishing your clothes, making your own accessories, and the best in vintage, quirky and bohemian looks to inspire… Continue reading

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Issue 16 is on sale now!

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Wow – our Easter issue is positively blooming. Lucy from Attic 24 is sharing her love of crocheted flowers, and there’s a pretty primrose throw to make, a bunch of bold daisies (perfect for Mother’s Day), a peony motif and a marvellous matinee jacket for baby with a gorgeous forget-me-not stitch pattern. Plus, update your… Continue reading

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Step-by-step: loop stitch

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Loop stitch gets its name from the long loops it leaves behind. Getting the loop stitches’ loops all the same length takes some practice, but when you get the hang of it, the loop stitch is a fun and effective way to finish blankets, cushions and more. Step 1: Working from the Wrong Side, wrap… Continue reading