Take a crochet holiday with us!

How do you fancy a holiday that’s dedicated to crochet? We’ve teamed up with Arena Travel to offer amazing trips with top crochet tutors and workshops, plus a chance to experience the yarn traditions around the world. If you like the sound of a crochet holiday, check out the trip ‘Knit & Crochet in the… Continue reading

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Grab a bargain for a good cause with Wool in Bath

One of our favourite local yarn shops, Wool in Bath, has announced that they’re holding a yarn sale fundraiser – and some rather big names have already jumped on board to support them! Laura, who is the owner of Wool, wanted to support her friend Toyah, whose daughter Margot has been diagnosed with a mitochondrial… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 63

We have a correction for the centrepiece trees pattern on p.21. The hook size required for this project is a 2.5mm hook. We also incorrectly credited the Lacy Bauble Trio to Anne Egan, this design was actually by Hannah Cross.

Win King Cole Giza Yarn with issue 63

In issue 63 our main collection is all about delicate lacy decorations, all made in icy shades perfect for the winter season. Plus you can try your hand at using PVA to make your crochet bowls and baubles solid! All the Lacy idea designs are made in beautiful white and glacier shades using King Cole Giza yarn, a… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 63 – new issue on sale now

Can you believe Christmas is on the way around again already? Snuggle up and get ready for the big day with this issue! There are lacy decorations, bauble bunting and a candy coloured Advent calendar. Plus perfect your amigurumi skills with this month’s masterclass and make tree topping angels, a Christmas elf and more! Have a go at… Continue reading

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

In Simply Crochet issue 63 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Pat Strong and Sharon Murphy. They were both given three shades of Debbie Bliss Pure Bliss yarn and challenged to design us some winter accessories. Knit and crochet designer Pat Strong also owns a yarn… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 63 you’ll find the tenth 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, for… Continue reading

New crochet patterns and yarn from Rowan at the Knitting & Stitching show *sponsored post*

Hutton wrap crochet

Make sure you check out stand TGD11 at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace this week, where Rowan and its partner retailer Lady Sew and Sew will be displaying the stunning autumn/winter collections. You can see collections and both stories from Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine 62; ‘Kinship’ and ‘Dawn till Dusk’. Kinship is a… Continue reading

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Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and save £2.50 on tickets

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 11th – 15th October 2017, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. And we have a discount code to save £2.50 on adult tickets*. There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts. If it’s time to top up your… Continue reading

Nicki Trench’s new CAL

Top crochet designer Nicki Trench has just released dates and yarn packs for her new Autumn/Winter 2017 blanket crochet along! The Cal is a 4 part project, with each part being released over an 8 week period starting from the 20th October. It’s suitable for all skill levels, and is made using aran weight yarn… Continue reading