Our Crochet Christmas Calendar

Crochet Christmas calendar

Have you heard about the Kindness Advent Calendar from Helen at Make Today Happy? We love the idea of doing something special each day in the run-up to Christmas, and so we’ve created our own crochet version too! Every day from now until Christmas you’ll find a crochet suggestion, like getting your friends together for… Continue reading

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Crochet and sparkle with Scheepjes Stardust yarn

Scheepjes Stardust yarn range

Scheepjes has a new sparkly yarn, Stardust, that’s amazingly soft. Unlike some fluffy yarns that can feel scratchy, Stardust has such fine metallic fibres it feels lovely against your skin. This premium blend yarn comes in nine solid colours and five variegated shades, and it’s available now. With 11% mohair, 11% wool, 75% premium acrylic, 3% metallic polyester,… Continue reading

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Win a £200 gift card from Gudrun Sjödén!

Gudrun Sjoden clothes

We’re giving away a £200 Gudrun Sjödén gift card to one lucky winner – you could treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas. The Gudrun Sjödén winter range is a vibrant collection of clothes and home wear inspired by Mexico and Frida Kahlo. Scandinavian design is combined with sustainable production and natural materials, for colourful women around… Continue reading

Our Christmas crochet pattern sale

Ravelry knitting and crochet patterns

With just one month until Christmas Day, we’re having a sale of our crochet patterns on Ravelry. Until Sunday 27 November at 11.59pm, you can save £2 when you buy two or more patterns that cost £6 in total. Just enter discount code Christmas at the checkout. For example, you can buy Simone Francis’ The… Continue reading

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Crochet bobble jumper pattern

Go green bobble jumper

Love texture? You’re in for a treat. This crochet bobble jumper pattern has a cosy polo neck, and ribbing and bobbles to play with. It’s the kind of jumper that makes us wish for extra cold days so we can wear it more often. You’ll be working treble clusters, plus back and front post treble stitches,… Continue reading

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Crochet video tutorials on our Youtube channel

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Did you know we have a large collection of crochet video tutorials on our Youtube channel? You can watch them free here, including the Yarniversity tutorials by Lou Barnes. In her video series you can master the basic stitches from the slip knot and chains, plus double crochet, treble crochet and half treble stitches. You can… Continue reading

Blanket Wrap crochet pattern by Hannah Cross

Hannah Cross crochet pattern

New in our Ravelry crochet pattern store is this Blanket Wrap by Hannah Cross – perfect for a cosy cover-up. You can view the pattern in more detail and download the PDF in our store here. Join the blanket wrap trend with this gorgeous design. It has a really simple construction with no shaping, but… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 51 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 51

Simply Crochet issue 51 is on sale now, and we’re excited about Christmas. Celebrate the season with sweet stocking fillers, candy striped accessories and amazing Rudolf wall art. We have gift ideas from designers including Twinkie Chan, Molla Mills and Sarah Shrimpton, and you can treat yourself to a pretty ombre shawl project. ‘Tis the season!… Continue reading

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Geometric shawl – download the crochet pattern in our Ravelry store

Lucy Croft geometric shawl crochet pattern

Lucy Croft designed this shawl pattern using a clever geometric stitch, originally featured in issue 29. The design uses a simple combination of trebles and chains, with a beautiful drapey yarn to create the illusion of diamonds. To see the pattern in more detail, and to download the pattern PDF from our Ravelry store for only £3.50,… Continue reading

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Win Lana Gatto Sugar yarn from Yeoman Yarns

Simply Crochet issue 51 ombre shawl

In our new competition you could win Lana Gatto Sugar yarn from Yeoman Yarns, as used in this stunning ombre shawl designed by Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz. The pattern is included in our new issue, 51, which goes on sale this Thursday (10th November). And our friends at Yeoman Yarns are giving one lucky reader nine balls of… Continue reading