The crochet cowl neck poncho addict!

April's poncho

Is April Welch the biggest fan of our popular cowl neck poncho pattern? So far she’s completed 53 and is working on her 54th! We had a chat about why she loves it so much… “I bought Simply Crochet issue 25 in December 2014. I remember flipping through the magazine and instantly being drawn to… Continue reading

Categorised as: Blog

KPC Yarn – merino and organic cotton – sponsored post


KPC Yarn is part of a Hong Kong-based family-owned company that has been supplying yarn to the garment industry for over 70 years. In 2012, KPC decided to bring the same extraordinary quality of yarn that fashion companies such as Brooks Brothers and Acne Studio have access to, to crafters everywhere. The first collection of… Continue reading

Updates for Simply Crochet issue 38

Simply Crochet issue 38

We’re sorry, there’s an update in the amount of yarn needed for the Festive Wreath in issue 38 – it should be three balls of the red Cranberry yarn, as you use this to cover the wreath as well as make some of the flowers. Only 1 ball each is needed of Fawn and Grey.

New issue: Simply Crochet issue 38 is now on sale

Simply Crochet issue 38

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 38, is now on sale and the festive season is officially here! So this issue we’re treating you to Scandi-style decorations, basketweave accessories, cosy cover-ups and a starry throw. Plus, improve your embroidery skills and check out our crocheter’s winter survival guide. Our latest issue is bursting with 25… Continue reading

Categorised as: Blog

Melissa Gomez’s amazing new starting chain technique!

New starting chain 1

Have you read about Melissa Gomez’ new crochet starting chain technique in issue 38? She uses a variation of the long-tail knitting cast on – “I did a front to back yarn over, then a regular yarn over, and voila! I couldn’t believe how ‘breaking the rules’ in crochet could produce such a great new… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 37 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 37 cover

Simply Crochet issue 37 – our new issue – is on sale now! The weather’s finally turned so it’s time to get your hook into some seriously cosy projects. This issue, we’re making warm cover-ups and super-chunky gifts, getting to grips with textured stitches and learning more about British wool. Grab yourself a cuppa and… Continue reading

Shaun in the City flock to go up for charity auction!

Deborah and her fabulous creation.

Missed the Shaun in the City trail? Don’t worry. The whole flock is going up for auction in Bristol tomorrow! The auction will be hosted by TV auctioneer Tim Wonnacott and will also be streamed live online. Keep your eyes peeled for the Royal School of Needlework’s fabulous creation; an intricate hand-painted, textile-inspired Shaun the… Continue reading

Five top tips for your crochet Christmas!

Ilaria's crocheted Noel decoration, photograph by Ilaria Chiaratti.

Summer may only just be fading outside, but now is the perfect time to start planning for your Christmas crochet projects. After all, you don’t want to still be frantically hooking when you should be celebrating. We’ve chatted to some expert crocheters to find out their top tips for making that to-do list achievable, stress-free… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Holding the hook & yarn

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   HOLDING THE HOOK Try these methods and see which works best. Pencil method Hold the hook like a pencil, in your right hand (if you’re right-handed), about 3-5cm… Continue reading

The A-Z of Craft

A-Z Craft cover

We’ve just released a new set of free masterclass guides: the A-Z of Craft. You can read it free by clicking here, with crochet and knitting patterns, an embroidery project, and a cross stitch chart to try out, plus links to the biggest online retailers in craft.

Categorised as: Blog