Meet Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Scheepjes Hygge CAL meet Kirsten Ballering

Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, will be on our Simply Crochet stand (F62) on Saturday 4th March at the Spring Knitting & Stitching show at London’s Olympia. Come along to meet Kirsten and take part in crochet workshops to hook a mini heart. Yarn and hooks will be provided for you to use, along with… Continue reading

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The 2017 British Craft Awards winners and highlights of the Stitches 2017 show

Stitches show giant sheep

This weekend we got our hands on lots of new yarns and patterns for the coming year, at the CHSI Stitches Show in Birmingham. There was a lot of buzz about Rico’s new Bubbles yarn. It’s a novelty yarn in a playful palette that’s ideal for making dish scrubbies. We’d love to wash up with… Continue reading

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Win a crochet kit from We Are Knitters plus save 20% with our discount code

We Are Knitters Sphinx Blanket kit

We’re giving away these two amazing crochet kits from We Are Knitters, so you can make a Sphinx Blanket and a Tangram Basket. The Sphinx Blanket kit is worth £99, and is an easy kit with some challenges. The finished blanket measures 120cm x 84cm, and the kit includes five balls of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool,… Continue reading

Crochet Amigurumi Collection on sale now

Amigurumi Collection magazine cover

The special edition crochet Amigurumi Collection magazine is now on sale, featuring your favourite projects from Simply Crochet plus a few new treats! Bursting with super-cute creatures from dogs and dinosaurs to robots and rabbits, Amigurumi Collection is an essential compendium for crochet lovers. Making amigurumi figures has to be one of the most fun things… Continue reading

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Chart for centre of Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat by Sara Huntington

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat is available to download in our Ravelry crochet pattern store – find out more about it here. And now you can use this chart to help you work the central mandala section –click here to view it as a larger image, and you can right-click on it to save it and work… Continue reading

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Correction in Simply Crochet issue 54

Simply Crochet granny cardigan Fran Morgan

There’s an update for the A Good Vintage granny cardigan from Simply Crochet issue 54. The starting chain numbers are correct for size 8-10, but for 12-14, 16-18 and 20-22 please see below. Size 12-14: foundation chain of 197 Size 16-18: foundation chain of 221 Size 20-22: foundation chain of 245 Thanks to reader Cara Khalil Young for her help… Continue reading

Stripy slouchy crochet jumper pattern by Sara Huntington: crochet pattern downloads from our new Etsy store

Crochet pattern stripy crochet jumper pattern

We have a new way for you to download some of our crochet patterns, as PDFs that you receive instantly and start hooking. Visit our Etsy store here and you can hook this crochet jumper pattern by Sara Huntington. It’s designed in 100% DROPS Paris yarn, in two contrasting shades. With a relaxed fit, the pattern fits… Continue reading

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Join the Big Comic Relief Crafternoon for Comic Relief with the Mollie Makes Red Nose special magazine

Mollie Makes Big Comic Relief Crafternoon

The Comic Relief Red Nose Day is back on Friday 24 March 2107, and we’re helping raise funds with the 2017 Big Comic Relief Crafternoon. The special magazine from Mollie Makes is now on sale, packed with fun ideas and tutorials from the UK’s top crafters. So you can host your own fundraising craft session,… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 54 on sale now!

Our new issue is on sale now, and in Simply Crochet issue 54 we’re escaping into a pastel-coloured world of unicorns, rainbows and the most beautiful stitches. There’s cute amigurumi to hook, and a seriously covetable cardigan. Plus, have a go at felting and get cosy with cables, socks and a statement cowl. And make sure… Continue reading

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Win King Cole Giza yarn

Simply Crochet mandala pattern win King Cole yarn

In issue 54 you’ll find the second 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