That’s a wrap – Spots and Stripes Scarf

Simply Crochet issue 85 Scarf

When it comes to warm weather, you don’t need a fussy jumper with sleeves and suchlike – you need a slick wrap that can double as a picnic blanket, such as with this spots and stripes scarf from issue 85. Our colourful number is a simple enough make, plus the issue comes with a whole… Continue reading

Al fresco fiesta – Garden Rug

Simply Crochet issue 85 Garden Rug

Strong colours and folky motifs will make this garden rug from issue 85 a firm favourite. Use it as an outdoor throw for sunny-day picnics – the thick aran-weight yarn and dense split double crochet stitch is perfect for chucking over a lawn and laying out your lunch munch on. There are two rug sizes… Continue reading

Easy Breezy Poncho

Simply Crochet issue 85 Poncho

Take this poncho pattern from issue 85 on your summer holiday and you could be modelling your new top  by the end of the week. An airy stitch design makes it an über-quick hook, and a perfect poolside layer. Worked in one piece, then folded and joined, the poncho shape is also simple enough for… Continue reading

Mother of Dragons – Crochet Hand Puppets

Issue 85 dragon hand puppets

Hit the road Punch and Judy, here are Dante and Daphne! These hand-operated thespians from issue 85 are just the thing for an impromptu bit of theatre – is the world ready for an all-dragon retelling of Romeo and Juliet? Created in the amigurumi style, these intermediate makes are designed for adult-sized hands, but could… Continue reading

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Exclusive Deradog in issue 85 + competition

SCM85 Deradog

In issue 85 of Simply Crochet we’ve got the perfect pooch for you to hook up. Our stunning little Schnauzer is designed by Heather Gibbs in association with Deramores. If you can’t wait to crochet this little pupper, then you can order the yarn pack exclusively from Deramores here!  But oh no, our little doggo… Continue reading

Win 40 balls of Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream Yarn

Simply Crochet issue 85 competition

Are you a fan of spots or stripes? Well if your answer is both, then you’ll love our latest collection in issue 85! There are 5 awesome accessory patterns that will knock your socks off… including a pair of odd socks! There’s also a shrug, two-tone necklace, clutch bag and a super-wide scarf. Check out… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 85 on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 85

In issue 85 we’re getting in full swing with our summer crochet projects! Our poncho cover star and sun dress, together with the garden rug, will make you feel like summer’s here even if the weather doesn’t agree! Our main collection this month features a host of fab spots and stripes accessories, plus there’s amazing dragon hand puppets, a… Continue reading

Yellow jumper – frilled two pieces

Yellow Jumper

Sometimes it’s all about a meditative make. With its simple and repetitive pattern this pullover is a bliss-out creation that suits all levels – while appearing highly advanced! The back and the front are identical, so you only need hook the T-shaped jumper panel twice, and then join them up to make this cheery casual…. Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 84

corrections issue 84

We have corrections for the following patterns: Toucan-Tiger Cushion, pages 20 and 95-96. The chart for the Toucan design was incorrect. Here is the correct chart (please note, the tiger chart is correct)

Giraffe Blanket – spotted!

giraffe blanket

Who’s hiding in this blanket? At first glance, the motif blends into the dynamic canvas of colour, before a second look reveals the pixellated giraffe hiding within the multicoloured swatches. Using the corner to corner technique, the blanket uses diagonals of colour to create a design that mixes motif and pattern perfectly. Find all of… Continue reading