Love Crochet issue 42 on sale now!

Get egg-cited for Easter and set for spring with the latest new-look issue of Love Crochet, featuring 25 must-hook patterns to brighten up your home and wardrobe for the new season. We’ve brought it bang up to date with a new look but you’ll still find all your favourite patterns and features inside. From baa-rilliant lambs,… Continue reading

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Win a copy of Simply Crochet issue 54 with a crochet unicorn kit

Crochet unicorn Simply Crochet

We’re giving five people a chance to win Simply Crochet issue 54, with the amazing crochet unicorn pattern plus the yarn to make it! Inside the magazine you’ll also find the gorgeous vintage Granny stripe cardigan by Fran Morgan, an Easter bunny, a rainbow stripe blanket, and our collection of “Dreamland” bedroom accessories – see… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

How-to-crochet-planned-pooling

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as argyle-style… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 55 you’ll find the third of our mandala crochet patterns by Lucy Croft, based on the designs in our 2017 calendar. Each mandala is hooked in King Cole Giza yarn, a mercerised cotton 4ply that’s available in 20 fabulous colours. And we’re giving away six balls of Giza yarn to one lucky reader, for… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 55

Simply Crochet issue 55 amigurumi lamb

We have corrections for patterns in issue 55. Easter Amigurumi Supplement Gwendoline the Lamb, p.22 The abbreviation for Bobble should read: (Yrh, insert hook into next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, inserting hook in same st each time, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook.  … Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 55 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 55 is on sale now, and we’re celebrating spring with colour. With the new season comes a fresh enthusiasm for trying new things – whether it’s tribal-inspired colourwork, variegated yarn or striking mandalas, stitch it brighter. We’ve packed this spring issue with exciting projects and techniques for you to try your hook at…. Continue reading

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

Simply Crochet Hook to hook designer challenge

In Simply Crochet issue 55 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Matt Spiers aka One Man Crochet and Hannah Cross. They were both given one ball of Debbie Bliss yarn and challenged to design an accessory pattern. One Man Crochet blogger Matt Spiers is passionate about pattern. He… Continue reading

Meet Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Scheepjes Hygge CAL meet Kirsten Ballering

Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, will be on our Simply Crochet stand (F62) on Saturday 4th March at the Spring Knitting & Stitching show at London’s Olympia. Come along to meet Kirsten and take part in crochet workshops to hook a mini heart. Yarn and hooks will be provided for you to use, along with… Continue reading

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The 2017 British Craft Awards winners and highlights of the Stitches 2017 show

Stitches show giant sheep

This weekend we got our hands on lots of new yarns and patterns for the coming year, at the CHSI Stitches Show in Birmingham. There was a lot of buzz about Rico’s new Bubbles yarn. It’s a novelty yarn in a playful palette that’s ideal for making dish scrubbies. We’d love to wash up with… Continue reading

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Win a crochet kit from We Are Knitters plus save 20% with our discount code

We Are Knitters Sphinx Blanket kit

We’re giving away these two amazing crochet kits from We Are Knitters, so you can make a Sphinx Blanket and a Tangram Basket. The Sphinx Blanket kit is worth £99, and is an easy kit with some challenges. The finished blanket measures 120cm x 84cm, and the kit includes five balls of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool,… Continue reading