Simply Crochet new issue: issue 22 is out now

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Our new issue of Simply Crochet is on sale now – get on trend with a cool coral vest, hook office chic accessories and learn Lucy from Attic 24′s bag designing secrets. Try your hook at something new – make rainbow ripples, experiment with bobbles, and make the cutest puppy ever. Plus, learn the best… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 21

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Here is the errata for issue 21: Amigurumi Dinosaurs p.56 On the Arms, it should read ‘Rounds 4-9 Dc in each dc around.’

Handmade Fair meet the maker: Warm Pixie

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It’s now less than two months until Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair comes to Hampton Court Palace (19-21 September). So we caught up with Warm Pixie to find out what inspires them and what they’re looking forward to most at the big event. 1.       What does a typical day at work look like for you? First thing in… Continue reading

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Friday giveaway time!

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To celebrate the release of these special editions, we’re giving 10 lucky readers the chance to win either the Beginner’s or Pro Guide To Crochet. The Beginners’ Guide to Crochet is a 164-page guide full of step-by-step tutorials and gorgeous projects, as seen in Simply Crochet magazine. With jargon-free instructions, we cover all the basics (and beyond), including… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts: ticket offer for the quilting show at the NEC – guest blog post

The Festival of Quilts takes place from 7-10 August at the NEC exhibition halls in Birmingham. It’s a celebration of quilting offering a comprehensive workshop programme, extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of competition quilts. Over 300 companies will be at the show making it the ideal place to shop for all… Continue reading

In with the new – issue 21 out now!

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Take on a new crochet challenge with our latest issue. It’s packed with 28 sunny makes, including top designer Kat Goldin’s beautiful, vintage­style cardi in a golden mustard shade – fantastic. Learn how to make Solomon’s Knot stitches, give colourwork a go and make a gorgeous Tunisian crochet shopping bag. In the mood for something sweet? Hook a… Continue reading

Free pattern: Granny Marjorie

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A few techie bugs have prevented us from updating our ‘Granny Square a Week’ app with a new pattern today, so as a special treat we’re posting it on the blog so no one misses out. Enjoy making your own Granny Marjorie and don’t forget to share your squares with us online through Twitter, Facebook,… Continue reading

Competition: win Rico Essentials Cotton DK from Simply Crochet issue 20!

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Two lucky readers will each win four 50g balls of Essentials Cotton DK in Silver (03) and eight balls of Rose (01). This is enough to make all the cat projects from issue 20! Fill in the entry form here.

The Handmade Fair – Mrs Moon: Kirstie’s exhibitor of the week

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“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

Crochet flowers for breast cancer

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On Saturday 26th July one of our regular designers Anne Egan will be taking part in ‘The Pink Run’ – women motorcyclists riding together into Calne Bike Meet sporting pink, to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. To raise a bit of extra money Anne will also be yarn bombing her bike for the… Continue reading