Granny treble top – issue 30

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If you’re hooking the Granny treble top – issue 30 – we have some extra help from our lovely technical editor, as several readers were confused by the instructions for the arm shaping. Cara says “It looks odd that the first row increases by 2 clusters and the following rows only by 1, but it… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 30

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Fancy a peek inside Simply Crochet issue 30? This month you can update your home with a host of handmade treasures, go large with our collection of super-chunky accessories, and try your hand at a pair of Tunisian crochet cushions – there’s a whole workshop section to get you up to speed with the stitches…. Continue reading

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The new Simply Crochet Apple Newsstand app

If you subscribe to the digital edition of Simply Crochet through the Apple Newsstand app for iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice we have a new app (to transfer the digital magazines from Future Publishing to our new publisher, Immediate Media). The new app is free to download, and any issues you have purchased in the… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Treble Crochet

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. TREBLE CROCHET (tr) US term: double crochet One of the most popular stitches in crochet, this simple stitch is twice as high as a double crochet stitch.   1. To… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Making a Slipknot

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   MAKING A SLIPKNOT Try these methods and see which works best. 1. Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 29

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Long Sleeved Top, pg. 32 We’re sorry that there is a small mistake in the ‘You Will Need’ list for this pattern. Yarn weight should read Aran, not 4ply. The stated hook size of 3mm is correct.   Lacy Shawl, p.58 The 5mm hook should not have been listed in the ‘You Will Need’ column…. Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet daffodils for Mother’s Day

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No flower says “hello March” better than the daffodil, so we couldn’t resist sharing this free pattern designed by Kath Webber, who blogs at Inverleith. Hook up a bunch to brighten your day or someone else’s. They’d make a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day!  You will need Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% Cotton, 50g/85m), 1… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Chain Stitch & Counting Chains

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   CHAIN STITCH Use this stitch to make your foundation chain. 1. Hold the hook in your right hand, and both the yarn end and the working yarn in… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Double Crochet

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   DOUBLE CROCHET (dc) One of the key stitches in crochet, doubles are simple, compact stitches that form a dense fabric.   1. To make a double crochet stitch, insert… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Slip Stitch

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In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   SLIP STITCH (ss) This stitch has no height – often used to join rounds.   1. The slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the… Continue reading