Tunisian crochet: the expert guide

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Tunisian crochet combines the best of knitting and crochet – it’s got a hook like crochet, but it also keeps several stitches on the hook, like knitting. You can achieve many different stitches and effects, and even combine it with regular crochet. To make room for all those stitches, most Tunisian crochet is done with… Continue reading

Free pattern – Halloween crochet skull

Halloween crochet skull

This crochet skull is perfect for Halloween. It measures 7x5cm, so you could make it into a brooch or hair decoration, or hook up a whole chain to make some spooky bunting. And we’re giving you the pattern for free! You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% cotton, 110g/201m) 1 ball of White… Continue reading

Free poppy pattern for Remembrance Day

Crochet poppy brooch

Throughout October and November, wearing a scarlet poppy is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9 November. It’s particularly poignant this year, as August 2014 saw the WW1 Centenary – the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the conflict. To mark this,  we’ve shared this free pattern from issue… Continue reading

How to make a magic loop

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Also known as a Drawstring Ring or Magic Ring, the Magic Loop is popular when working amigurumi. Work as follows: Step 1 To start a Magic Loop, don’t make a slipknot. Instead, make a loop with the yarn, leaving a tail around 10cm long. Make sure the tail end is on the bottom. Step 2… Continue reading

Crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain and Tunisian crochet shawls

Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

In issue 24 we chatted to crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain, about her passion for designing shawls. She’s a self-taught designer, and in the magazine she explains how her Tunisian crochet shawl patterns stem from experimentation. Here’s a chance to see some more photos of her work, which we couldn’t fit into the issue.   The… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 24 is on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 24 cover

Our latest issue is on sale now, so crack on with your Christmas projects with Simply Crochet issue 24. It’s brimming with gift ideas and festive fun; you’ll find a perfect pastel wreath to make, a beautiful Advent garland and a cute reindeer pocket so you can DIY a Christmas jumper. Plus, there’s a whole cosy… Continue reading

Correction issue 24

Simply Crochet issue 24 cover

We’re sorry, we have a correction for issue 24 of Simply Crochet. There’s an error in the printed copies, on page 94. The chart for the Cosy Cushion (page 25) is missing the row of white flowers across the centre, so the chart should look like this: This was an error in the printing, so… Continue reading

Crochet hat pattern for premature babies – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Sands crochet blanket

We wanted to share this crochet hat pattern for premature babies, as this is Baby Loss Awareness Week. We were touched by a message we received from Amanda in the US, about her son Robby. He was born at 23 weeks, and only lived for 2 hours; you can read more about Amanda and Robby… Continue reading

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101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes is on sale now

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes

Start a creative new season of crochet with 101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes. For just £7.99, you’ll find 132 pages of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet, to take your hook from autumn into Christmas and all through the winter. From novices to experts, every level of crocheter can enjoy our simple projects, including fashion,… Continue reading

Attic24 and the wonderful walk to Yarndale

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Like many of you, the Simply Crochet team visited Yarndale over the weekend, and gosh! What a weekend it was. A real highlight for us was venturing down the Yarn Walk from the Auction Mart into Skipton. So when we met up with Lucy at her studio the next day, we quizzed her about it all… Continue reading