Win a ticket to the Arne and Carlos Nordic crochet workshop

Arne and Carlos blanket

On Thursday 12 May 2016 Scandinavian superstars Arne and Carlos are hosting a Nordic Crochet Workshop at Dulwich Picture Gallery. And we have a ticket to be won, worth £45! In the three-hour crochet workshop you’ll improve your crochet skills, and work together on a crochet blanket as part of the ‘Scandimania’ festival. For more details, visit… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 44 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 44

The latest issue of Simply Crochet, issue 44, is on sale now, and it’s time to master new techniques with our gorgeous projects. Hook a rainbow hoodie, create a super pooch (complete with cape!) and challenge yourself with our Eastern-inspired collection of home accessories. Learn new techniques like ric rac stitch and how to combine crochet… Continue reading

Caron: celebrating 100 years of technicolour with this glorious yarn – guest blog post

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Caron is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and this yarn brand continues to go from strength to strength because it delivers amazing results and the colour choice is quite simply vast. Crochet is all about colour and letting your imagination run riot. Caron Simply Soft offers an exceptional range of colours and it’s Aran weight,… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

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Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

Patchwork-style bright blanket pattern now available on Ravelry

Bright blanket

We’ve uploaded Sara Huntington’s colourful blanket pattern to our Ravelry store, so you can download the pattern as a PDF and start hooking straightaway. Sara designed it in DROPS Karisma Superwash, which is fantastic value at just £2 ($3US) a ball and 100% wool. And there’s a choice of 40 colours… Each square is worked… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 43

Ankylosaurus p.43.   Rounds 1-8 of the Body should read as follows: BODY Make a magic loop. Round 1 (RS) 6dc into the loop. [6 sts] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 sts] Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times…. Continue reading

A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

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Did you catch our profile on Crejjtion blogger Maaike van Koert inside issue 43? We loved chatting with her. She has an incredible eye for colour, beautiful blooms and scrummy stitches. Within her own home, Maaike has a few guidelines she abides by for ensuring her crochet productivity enhances rather than overwhelms the space she… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 43 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 43

Simply Crochet issue 43 is on sale now, and we’re stepping back in time to celebrate the 1960s with monochrome patterns. Our geometric dress, statement jewellery and gloves are must-makes. Need a hit of colour? We have stripes galore with a stashbusting shawl and zigzag broomstick wrap. Grab a hook and prepare to feel groovy… This… Continue reading

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate spring

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The vintage-loving lady behind the Wonky Zebra pattern store is giving us the lowdown this month’s pom-tastic retro crochet find. “Here’s a cute and calorie-free treat for baby this spring; although you will probably use up a fair few in making it so that’s a win-win there. This little one looks very happy with the whole… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 43 – charts for Sweetheart Gloves

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  If you prefer to work from a chart than written instructions, here are the charts for the Sweetheart Gloves on p.28. Sweetheart Gloves