What a baby boomer – Toddler Sweater

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Hook up this super-sweet jumper with a bright pompom pop for tots, ready for autumn chills! We are firm believers that adding a pompom trim to anything makes it even better and this two-tone sweater by Emma Bassey is no exception. Hooked up in a soft alpaca blend, kids will love the feel as much… Continue reading

Win WYS Eloise Shawl Pattern & Yarn

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Our good friends over at West Yorkshire Spinners have just released some new shades of their Illustrious yarn, as well as some fabulous new patterns. They have added four new shades to the range (making that 17 in total), as well as releasing their latest pattern book, ‘out of the woods’, featuring a collection of knitted… Continue reading

Cuffs to die for – Nordic Mittens

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The Finnish secret to warm hands is warm wrists too (and we know because they told us). This gorgeous colourwork pair by Louise Smith has extra-long, on-trend cuffs to help you stay snug when you’re away from the fireside this winter. These gorgeous mittens are just part of our Nordic ideas collection in issue 76,… Continue reading

Win Yarn + Colors yarn with our Colour Class Competition

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This months crochet colour class is all about the colour Amber. In this months feature, Kate Bruning delves into this super-trendy shade and combines it with a bold blue and perfect plum to create an eye-catching scarf! Competition time We’ve teamed up with Yarn and Colors to give one lucky person that chance to win ALL THE… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 76

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Apache Tears Hook ‘n’ Learn ninth block, p95. You may have noticed that the magazine instructions did not match up with our Youtube video tutorial which can be found here. Both the video and the written instructions in the magazine will work out correctly if used in isolation, but do not match up if used… Continue reading

Win a copy of ‘Crochet A-B-Sea’ book by Pony McTate

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Pony McTate is a crochet designer from New Zealand who has quickly made a name for herself on the crochet scene. She’s the designer behind some of our most popular designs, such as her fabulous filet skull jumper (which you can still get here on Ravelry). In issue 76 of Simply Crochet, Pony shares the story of… Continue reading

Q&A with Hook ‘n’ Learn designer Lucy Croft

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Lucy Croft is the talented designer behind our Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along, as well as our previous Pick ‘n’ Mix CAL and many other popular Simply Crochet patterns. Lucy took the time from her busy schedule to answer these questions asked by members of our Hook ‘n’ Learn Facebook group! When designing a cal. Do you start with a… Continue reading

Coming up Roses Handbag

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Take summery roses with you into cooler days with Ilaria Caliri’s super-stylish handbag design, complete with its on-trend mustard background. Work the bag first in sturdy double crochet, then embroider on the geometric rose trellis pattern. Bloomin’ lovely! The bag is lined with thick felt to last more than just one season. You’ll find the… Continue reading

Nordic Jumper – Not just for Christmas

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Comfy but snug, traditional but on-trend, what’s not to love about this to-die-for diamond-pattern jumper in wintry shades? This snug, soft and sturdy jumper is hooked up in four gorgeous shades of pure wool. Designed by Fran Morgan, it has a classic shape and updated with a bishop sleeve. Our pattern is in sizes 8-22,… Continue reading

Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions – Win the book!

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‘Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions’ by Laura Strutt hits the book stores this month, and we got to have a first look at this fab new book. The book features 35 stylish and colourful homeware patterns that are suitable for a range of skill levels, so even if you’re a beginner you’ll find plenty of simple patterns that will help you add… Continue reading