In memory of Wink

We are devastated to learn that blogger and crochet designer Wink has died. She helped us enormously in the early days of Simply Crochet, writing features for us on colour and inspiration, and designing beautiful mandalas, which we published through the seasons in our first year. We were delighted to see the success of her… Continue reading

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Subscribe and get a free Sugar n’ Cream tote bag kit

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Click here or call this number, 01604 828741, to subscribe to Simply Crochet today and receive this Sugar n’ Cream every day tote bag kit!** Subscriber benefits: Receive this FREE Sugar n’ Cream every day tote bag kit as your welcome gift* Save up to 34% on the shop price Subscription prices include delivery Continue to… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 33

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Simply Crochet, Issue 33, Supplement: Mandala blanket, p.4 Round 23 should read: 1ch (does not count) dc, * ch2, skip 3ch, dc in next ch, 1ch, skip 3ch, dc in next ch, rep from *, ss in 1st to join. This gives you 42 ch1 sp and 42 ch2 sp. Then follow the pattern for Round… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 33 – on sale now!


Simply Crochet issue 33 is on sale now, and it’s time for sunshine stitches. We’ve taken vintage styles and traditional techniques and given them a modern twist. Hook some dainty doilies with a touch of neon and flex your filet crochet muscles with our clever coasters and delicate wall hanging. Plus, discover a new stitch… Continue reading

The Amigurumi Collection from the makers of Simply Crochet

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In The Amigurumi Collection, all your favourite creatures to crochet from the Simply Crochet magazine are now in one adorable collection. Bursting with more than 40 super-cute collectable crochet creatures, Amigurumi Collection is perfect for all crochet lovers! From cuddly cats and dogs to the land of make-believe where dragons and fairytale princesses live, there’s something for everyone to… Continue reading

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What’s On? at the Craft Barn, July 2015


Black Sheep Wools have got some amazing workshops lined up for this July, plus Sarah Shrimpton will be popping in one afternoon to sign copies of her very first book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Crochet’. There’s plenty of crochet workshops in the mix, but don’t be afraid to try something new this summer. Plus, the Craft… Continue reading

Shaun in the City


Get ready to see some crochet like ewe have never seen before. The brains behind the amazing Briswool (seen at last year’s arts trail), Vicky Harrison, has created yet another woolly masterpiece. Feast your eyes on the absolute crochet beast that is Vicky’s Crochet Shaun the Sheep. The baa-rilliant sculpture will feature in the Shaun… Continue reading

Say hello to Chili Philly and his food-themed hats!

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Haven’t you always wanted to wear a giant crochet pizza on your head? Or maybe an avocado? Well even if you haven’t, Phil Ferguson – AKA Chili Philly – seems to be making a habit of it. After moving from Perth to Melbourne, the creative Australian was looking for design ideas and found them in… Continue reading

Corrections in Issue 32

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Sorry, but there’s a bit of a mistake with the Sugar & Spice cardi pattern on p.66-68. Row 8 should read: Ch1 (does not count as st), dc into back loop of each st to end, turn, changing to Yarn A.

Inside Simply Crochet issue 32

Simply Crochet issue 32

Look inside Simply Crochet issue 32 – the sun is shining and our crochet flowers are blooming. This issue is bursting with bright ideas for handmade weddings and a hooky summer. From cake toppers to flower crowns, you’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas for gifts and accessories to make for the big day. Continuing the floral… Continue reading