Simply Crochet issue 59 – new issue on sale now!

This issue we’re grabbing our towels and heading for the beach! Inside you’ll find the cutest seaside donkey, wall art in ocean colours, a nautical romper for baby and lots of beach goodies. Plus, some prickly characters will keep your pins in place while you’re busy stitching. We also got to spend a glorious day… Continue reading

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

In Simply Crochet issue 59 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Kate Eastwood and Tanya Eberhardt. They were both given five shades of Noro Silk Garden Solo yarn and challenged to design us some wall art. Just Pootling blogger Kate is an English designer with… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 59 you’ll find the seventh 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,… Continue reading

Issue 59: Cane Work Stitch Feature

Our new stitch feature in this month’s Simply Crochet is Cane work stitch. This stitch looks like Large ‘X’ shapes and is perfect for light airy garments. You can find the full tutorial on page 65 in issue 59, but we thought we’d give you a little extra helping hand and give you this handy… Continue reading

Correction In Crochet Celebrations

We have a correction for our special edition Crochet Celebrations magazine. On Page 94, the yarn quantities for the Lacy Shawlette should read 8 balls of Rico Creative Cotton Aran. If you missed the Crochet Celebrations special edition, you can head over to Issuu to look through a free sample of the magazine, and pick… Continue reading

In The Moment magazine: read a sampler and download free projects

In The Moment issue 1 cover

The first issue of our new sister magazine, In The Moment, goes on sale next week – Thursday 22nd June. You can take a look inside the launch edition with a free 8-page sampler, and choose a free project download when you sign up to the email newsletter. This brand new magazine helps modern-thinking women make the most of… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

Planned pooling crochet

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, originally featuring in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as… Continue reading

Join Arena Travel’s crochet retreat to Madeira

Crochet holiday Madeira

Enjoy a crochet holiday with Carol Meldrum – a relaxing seven-night trip to Madeira! Arena travel have another of their fabulous Stitchtopia holidays available. Escape to Madeira on a glorious seven-night crochet holiday in the company of Carol Meldrum. Set like an emerald amid the blue waters of the Atlantic, this welcoming island with its subtropical climate is… Continue reading

Competition: Win a Wool And The Gang Kit

Wool And The Gang have just released their new Tina Tape Yarn as well as a new collection of DIY kits for both knitters and crocheters. The new styles reflect the latest trends and silhouettes for the season. The full collection can be seen here, and as well as the ‘Summer Love’ bag pictured above… Continue reading

Competition: Win Stylecraft Special Yarn Packs

The huge palette of Stylecraft Special DK just got even bigger with the addition of three new summery hues. Sorbet shades Mushroom, Buttermilk and Vintage Peach join the 82 – yes, 82! – other colours available. The Vintage Peach shade was suggested by top blogger Lucy at Attic24 and she collaborated with Stylecraft to get… Continue reading