Colour boost – Sue Pinner blanket

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Design legend Sue Pinner has combined two yarns to great effect to create this must-have blanket for autumn – throw it over your shoulders for nights watching the stars or treat your sofa to a floral update. Once you get into the swing of hooking up the main triangles in this amazing and colourful blanket,… Continue reading

West Yorkshire Spinners team up with MIND charity with RE:TREAT yarn

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Treat yourself with the newest yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, and all for a good cause! WYS have teamed up with the national mental health charity, Mind, and will donate 50p for every kilo of Re:treat sold. The new range features 11 shades and two marled colourways of chunky roving yarn made from a luxurious… Continue reading

Win Yarn + Colors yarn with our Colour Class Competition

Crochet Colour CLASS ISSUE 75

This months crochet colour class is all about the colour Green. In this months feature, Kate Bruning delves into this most natural of colours, and combines it with a gorgeous pastel pink to make those foliage colours really pop! Competition time We’ve teamed up with Yarn and Colors to give one lucky person that chance… Continue reading

The Ultimate Slouchy Jumper for Autumn

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This is exactly the time of year when you realise that a slouchy jumper is just what your autumn needs. Designer Bryony Hitchcock made this gorgeous jumper for some home comfort and when editor Sara spotted it, she knew she just had to get her to make another one for the magazine. Bryony says, “this… Continue reading

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Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

What are your plans this Halloween? We’re already excited about what costumes we’ll be wearing, how to best decorate our home and what sweet treats we’ll be giving as gifts! So to help you with some project ideas we’ve compiled this spooktacular list of our top 10 favourite FREE crochet patterns! Witch one will you… Continue reading

Win King Cole Yarn for Christmas

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Yep it’s official, we’re gearing up for Christmas already! We know it’s still super-early, but this way you have plenty of time to get all of your crochet done before the big day gets here! Included with issue 75 is our festive decoration pattern booklet, which includes 7 fab decorations designed by Eleonora Tully. All of the designs… Continue reading

Free Granny Square Wallpaper Downloads!

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We had a fabulous time hosting this years Granny Square Day. We were blown away by how many people posted squares to the #grannysquareday2018 hashtag, with over 5000 posts in 24 hours! We wanted to thank you all so much for getting involved, so we’ve taken some of your fabulous squares and made some free wallpaper… Continue reading

Win Tickets to Craft4Crafters event at the Bath & West Showground

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It’s already pretty established that here at Simply Crochet we love a yarn show, but we also love craft shows in general! They’re a great place to stock up on supplies, as well as learning about other crafts that you might be interested in. The Craft4Crafters Show has been running some of the largest Craft… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 75

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We have corrections for the following patterns: Sloth Brooch, p27. Yarn C should be Chocolate (057). Backpack, p.22 On the Circle Square Motif, Row 2 should read Row 2 (RS) Dc join Vanilla around the post of any st, BPdc around each st, ss to first st to join. Please note that on Row 2… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Issue 75 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet Issue 75

There’s nothing like new accessories to cheer you up as autumn approaches. Mini motifs lend themselves to being turned into practically anything, as you’ll see in our travel-inspired collection! Whether you’re building up to something small like our mitts and leg warmers, or going big with our brilliant backpack – they’re great projects to do a bit on… Continue reading