The new Simply Crochet Apple Newsstand app

If you subscribe to the digital edition of Simply Crochet through the Apple Newsstand app for iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice we have a new app (to transfer the digital magazines from Future Publishing to our new publisher, Immediate Media). The new app is free to download, and any issues you have purchased in the… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Treble Crochet

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. TREBLE CROCHET (tr) US term: double crochet One of the most popular stitches in crochet, this simple stitch is twice as high as a double crochet stitch.   1. To… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Making a Slipknot

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   MAKING A SLIPKNOT Try these methods and see which works best. 1. Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 29

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Long Sleeved Top, pg. 32 We’re sorry that there is a small mistake in the ‘You Will Need’ list for this pattern. Yarn weight should read Aran, not 4ply. The stated hook size of 3mm is correct.   Lacy Shawl, p.58 The 5mm hook should not have been listed in the ‘You Will Need’ column…. Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet daffodils for Mother’s Day

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No flower says “hello March” better than the daffodil, so we couldn’t resist sharing this free pattern designed by Kath Webber, who blogs at Inverleith. Hook up a bunch to brighten your day or someone else’s. They’d make a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day!  You will need Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% Cotton, 50g/85m), 1… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Chain Stitch & Counting Chains

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   CHAIN STITCH Use this stitch to make your foundation chain. 1. Hold the hook in your right hand, and both the yarn end and the working yarn in… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Double Crochet

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   DOUBLE CROCHET (dc) One of the key stitches in crochet, doubles are simple, compact stitches that form a dense fabric.   1. To make a double crochet stitch, insert… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Slip Stitch

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   SLIP STITCH (ss) This stitch has no height – often used to join rounds.   1. The slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 29

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Make the most of the April showers, and snuggle up indoors with your hooks and yarns. In this month’s issue, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous lacy makes for you and your home. Grey’s definitely the new black, so make a bold statement with this stunning throw and open-back jumper. Inside this issue, we have four… Continue reading

Yarn discount code from Wool4less

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If you’re planning to hook Lucy Croft’s Raspberry beret from issue 28, don’t miss this reader offer from wool4less. Simply enter code SCSNARAN15 to save 10% on the brand new Sublime Natural Aran 50g balls! The pattern only uses 2 balls, so with this code you can get the yarn for under £12 including UK postage…. Continue reading

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