Win Hoooked Natural Jute Yarn!

Hoooked Jute

We absolutely love the fantastic and ecological Jute yarn from Hoooked! So much so, that as well as featuring it in our issue 72 HooktoHook designer challenge, we also wanted to do an extra competition where you could win the whole range of this fab 100% Natural Jute yarn! Jute is a plant-based textile fiber introduced in… Continue reading

New Scheepjes Yarn 5 bookazine!

Scheepjes YARN 5 Cover

The new craft book-a-zine from Scheepjes is out now and selling fast – and we can see why! The fifth in the series, Yarn 5 is all about celebrating Women! What we love most about The WOMAN bookazine is that it’s chock full of fabulous crochet projects that will suit a range of styles, so whether… Continue reading

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

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In Simply Crochet issue 72 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Louise Sheward and Sherrie Yabsley. We challenged two designers to give macramé a run for its money and come up with their own design for a crocheted plant holder, made with Hoooked 100% natural jute. “My inspiration for… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 72

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We have corrections for the following patterns: Mermaid Amigurumi, p.15 Yarn D is incorrectly listed as gold, is should say Yarn D: Lilac Row 10 on the hair section should be corrected to the following: Row 10 Ch6, 3htr in third ch from hook, htr ineachofnext3ch,skip1stfromRow9,ss in next st, ch7, 3htr in third ch from… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 72 – on sale now!

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We’ve headed east for our collection inspiration for issue 72. Choose from easy, quick lotus blossoms and bunting or take on a challenge with Emma Leith’s fabulous curtain. On a smaller scale, we’re very excited to include an exclusive pattern for an Irish Terrier from TOFT – oh yes, we are spoiling you! We get some… Continue reading

Top 10 free patterns for Father’s Day

Free Fathers day patterns for crochet

It’s Father’s day this Sunday, and we think that sometimes, a store-bought gift doesn’t have as much heart as homemade. So why not try out one of these top 10 free crocheted gift ideas this year for the Dad in your life and give him something to keep and cherish.   Tie We’ve got this… Continue reading

Win an Indian Roses Blanket kit from WYS

WYS Indian roses kit

We’re big fans of Jane Crowfoots amazing blankets, so when we heard she was teaming up with the fabulous West Yorkshire Spinners for a new project we new it was going to be special! The recently released ‘Indian Roses’ blanket is made up of a repeated square motif and half and quarter motifs to achieve… Continue reading

Win the yarn to make our diamond blanket from issue 71

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As we head into summer and the weather warms up, you’ll still need a good blanket for those al fresco evenings in the garden. In issue 71 we have a beautiful geometric diamond blanket by Heather Gibbs, which draws inspiration for its design and colours from hotter climates. Competition Time We’re giving one lucky person the… Continue reading

Free Pattern – Rainbow Flag Pencil Topper

Free Pattern Rainbow Flag Pencil Topper

We love rainbows, and if they’re crocheted ones then we love them just that little bit more! We’re joining in with the rainbow action with this cute free pattern to celebrate June, the official month of Pride. Whether you’re proudly flying your flag on parade or just want to brighten up your stationery, this little… Continue reading

Crochet Colour Class – Win the yarn!

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This month our crochet colour class may be all about the blues, but it certainly isn’t getting us down! In issue 71 Kate Bruning explores the natural and historical uses of the many shades of beautiful blue! Kate also explains triadic colour schemes, where three evenly-spaced colours from around the colour wheel are grouped together. In… Continue reading