Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 58 you’ll find the sixth 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

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

In Simply Crochet issue 58 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Erinna Lee and Jennifer Santos. They were both given six shades of Designer Yarns Choice Fruity DK yarn and challenged to design us some super-cute amigurumi. Aussie designer Erinna Lee has a dreamy pastel… Continue reading

Scheepjes Yarn competition

Yarn cakes are so on trend at the moment, and the Whirl range from Scheepjes is no exception! These variegated yarns are a whopping 1000 metres in length, so perfect for those larger projects which you want to have a funky colour change. We’re giving one ball to three seperate winners – you could get… Continue reading

Crochet Adventure in Austria

Experience the scenic splendours and tradition of the Austrian Tyrol Arena Travel have announced a special 7 day Stitchtopia crochet holiday amidst the picture-postcard scenery of the Austrian Tyrol. Enjoy crochet workshops led by Sarah Hazell and discover a landscape of green pastures, onion-domed churches and craggy alpine peaks. Tyrol is a western Austrian state… Continue reading

Our day out at Wool@J13!

This weekend saw the launch of Wool@J13, a yarn show set on Lower Drayton farm, in the midlands. We went along to see what it was all about, and were lucky enough to catch up with organiser and colourful character that is Ingrid Wagner, for a chat. “I came to an event that was held… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrations out now!

The special edition Crochet Celebrations Magazine is out now. It’s packed full of your favourite fresh and fun patterns from Simply Crochet. The magazine is an uplifting collection of 98 patterns that are perfect for those fun and special times. Whether you’re looking for al fresco garden party ideas, wedding accessories, festival outfits or holiday… Continue reading

Love Crochet issue 48 on sale now

Get set for summer with our fabulous new issue of Love Crochet! Packed with small and sweet makes, we have a cute little hula bear, complete with grass skirt and hibiscus flower; an adorable sun hat for little girls; and our cover star, a bridal beauty who makes for a great wedding gift or cake… Continue reading

Erika Knight Yarn Competition

Our ‘french grey’ collection in issue 57 features five stylish crochet patterns for your home, including our chic cafetiére cover and oh-so fancy napkin edgings. All the patterns feature bobble stitches used in various different ways, like the diamond cushion duo by Hannah Cross which uses negative space to create a stunning effect. COMPETITION TIME… Continue reading

Competition: win an outfit from Gudrun Sjödén, worth £200!

Gudrun Sjoden May collection

Gudrun Sjödén’s new May collection is on sale today, inspired by the blossoming colours of spring, and to celebrate you have the chance to win an outfit worth £200! Simply take part in our colourful prize draw. Luscious pastels or Mediterranean summer… This Gudrun Sjödén collection began with a happy watercolour that took on a life of its own and… Continue reading

Yarn show season – the best UK shows for 2017

Yarn show season is truly upon us, but with so many different types of shows, fairs and yarn festivals in the UK it can sometimes be a bit tricky to decide which ones to attend ….unless you go to them all of course! And it’s not just how much you’re going to spend on yarn… Continue reading

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