Simply Crochet issue 61 – new issue on sale now!

This month’s issue of Simply Crochet is a real celebration of colour, and all the different ways you can use your favourite shades. Whether you’re dipping your toe into colourwork with our pop art accessories, hooking stripes, or embracing ombre with a gradient poncho, this month is a great time to play with colour. And… Continue reading

Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 61 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Emma Wright and Emma Leith. They were both given six shades of DY Choice Aran With Wool yarn and challenged to design us a blanket. “This cosy design is built around an old favourite”, Yorkshire-based… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 61 you’ll find the ninth of our mandala crochet patterns by Lucy Croft, based on the designs in our 2017 calendar. Each mandala is hooked in King Cole Giza yarn, a mercerised cotton 4ply that’s available in 20 fabulous colours. And we’re giving away six balls of Giza yarn to one lucky reader, for… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 61

We have a correction for the Hook to Hook Challenge Block Stitch Blanket on p.53 For this pattern the yarn quantities should read as follows: Yarn A 5 balls of Light Grey (15) Yarn B 1 ball of Lime (24)

Competition: New King Cole Luxury Merino

King Cole have released a brand new Luxury Merino DK yarn. We can’t get enough of this bouncy yarn! It’s soft and hooks up beautifully, plus thanks to its superwash quality there’s no problem popping it in the washing machine. Available in a mix of 22 rich, pastel and muted shades, we’re spoilt for choice with… Continue reading

Gudrun Sjödén Autumn 2017 collection

Gudrun Sjödén have released their Autumn 2017 collection of fashion and homewares, inspired by the luscious greenery and handcrafted mosaics of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The collection explores the various textures of the city; tiled patterns are captured in weaves, knits and jerseys and natural autumn shades, eco designs and botanical motifs reflect the gardens of… Continue reading

A day out at Fibre East

This weekend saw the return of Fibre East yarn festival, so we sent our roving reporter Chrissie Asbridge to check it out for us! The trip to Fibre East in Bedfordshire hit a big snag when the main road leading to the Ampthill location was blocked by traffic cones and ‘Road Closed’ signs. My car was full… Continue reading

Join the biggest crochet workshop of its kind!

The Natural History Museum have teamed up with designer Kerry Lord from TOFT, the luxury British knitwear and wool company, to bring you a crochet extravaganza – ideal for all levels of ability. The biggest crochet workshop of its kind is just one of the fantastic events planned as a part of the Natural History Museum’s… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 60

We have corrections for the Boho Mandala on p.25 from issue 60. Yarn D Toffee (3656) is listed but is not required and doesn’t appear in the pattern.

Competition: win Modern Tapestry Crochet book

Colourwork-loving designer Alessandra Hayden (www.justbehappycrochet.com) has released a book filled with inspiring tapestry crochet designs. Carrying two colours of yarn at once opens up new design possibilities: from Fair Isle designs to bold, geometric designs, and everything in between. This modern primer offers crocheters new to the technique detailed, step-by-step photos and illustrations as well… Continue reading