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


In Simply Crochet issue 69 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Vicki Roberts and Charlotte Hawksworth. “We can never have enough bags, right? I wanted to design something that will be quick and easy to make for crocheters of any skill level: an intermediate crocheter… Continue reading

Patons New Website (sponsored post)

patons logo

The yarn brand Patons have been bringing you quality yarn since the 1770s! They have just launched a new website where you can order from them directly and have your favourite yarns delivered straight to your door (anywhere in the UK). not only stocks the full Patons range of yarn, but also hosts a ton of knitting… Continue reading

Win WYS Florabelle Shawl Pattern And Yarn

Florabelle shawl

To celebrate Mothers Day, we’ve teamed up with West Yorkshire Spinners to bring you a special competition. You can win a ‘Florabelle’ crochet shawl bundle, which includes the pattern (designed by Anna Nikipirowicz) and two balls of Signature 4ply in the Honeysuckle shade. The yarn is from The Florist Collection – a range of West Yorkshire… Continue reading

Free Mothers Day Flower Pattern

Mother’s day is nearly upon us, but if you haven’t sorted out a present for that special lady in your life, we’ve got a quick free pattern for this fantastic potted plant. The best thing about these flowers – no need for watering, and they’ll last a lifetime…much like a mother’s love (awwwww). These potted roses… Continue reading

Win Craft4Crafters Tickets


The Craft4Crafters Show returns to the Bath and West Showground this April, and promises to be the biggest yet! There will be an amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions spread over 2 floors and featuring new workshops rooms! As well as all of the shopping and workshops to keep you busy,… Continue reading

140 years of Lion Brand Yarn (sponsored post)


Time sure does fly when you’re busy producing fantastic yarn! Founded in New York City, Lion Brand Yarn Company is a fifth generation, family-owned and operated business, dedicated to inspiring and educating knitters and crocheters, with yarns, patterns, how-tos and ideas that elevate their crafting experience. They’ve stood the test of time and seen everything from… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 68

hook 'n' learn blanket

We have corrections for the following patterns: Hook ‘n’ Learn Feature, p48-49 On the ‘Colour Crafter Version Only’ section at the end of the pattern, this should say Rows 6-39 (or until piece measures 32cm ending with an odd row). The Stone Washed XL version is correct in saying ‘until piece measures 40cm’ Easter Egg Pull-Out Pattern… Continue reading

Join in with our new Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along!

hook 'n' learn

We are SO excited about the start of our very first Hook ’n’ Learn Crochet Along – the end result being a show-stopper of a blanket. Starting in issue 68 (out 22nd Feb 2018), Lucy Croft will take you through 12 beautiful stitches this year, with each issue dedicated to a different stitch. And don’t worry if… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 68 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet 68 Cover

In issue 68 we’re fully embracing our love of ruffles – they’re everywhere this year and we’ve given them a chic makeover with stylish crochet garments and accessories. If amigurumi is more your thing (or you’re looking for a project to delight a small person), get your hooks into the monstrous, glorious Mr Blue. We’ve… Continue reading

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


In Simply Crochet issue 68 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Sharna Moore and Louise Smith. Designer Sharna blogs at and shares her designs on her Instagram @sweet_sharna. “The inspiration behind this wreath pattern came from a beautiful oral egg-shaped gift box with a… Continue reading