Meet Yarn and Colors – sponsored post

It’s always interesting when a new player enters the yarn market, but although you may have seen their super-cute mini balls and stylish labels, you may not know the interesting origins behind the Yarn and Colors brand. We catch up with their owner Koen to get the story. “Yarn and Colors was founded to colour the… Continue reading

Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along available from Ravelry

That’s right! This popular Simply Crochet Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along blanket by designer Lucy Croft is now available to download from Ravelry for just £7.50. Originally launched in August 2016, and appearing in issues 49 to 61 of Simply Crochet, our very first CAL proved a hit with our subscribers around the world. If you missed… Continue reading

Stylecraft’s Eastern Jewels Blogstar collaboration brings together Lucia Dunn and Jane Crowfoot

Stylecraft Eastern Jewels Blanket

To mark a new collaborative phase in its Blogstars programme, Stylecraft has announced the launch of a vibrant new colourway, by Lucia Dunn, of an existing crochet design by Jane Crowfoot. It rejoices in the name of Eastern Jewels, and packs of the special DK yarn will soon be in yarn shops everywhere. Jane’s original design, Persian Tiles,… Continue reading

Win Patons Aran Yarn!

This month we’ve gone totally tartan! Our main collection in issue 62 is all about perfect plaid and charming checks, made with Patons Wool Aran. There’s a range of different techniques behind these stunning Scottish-inspired designs, from front post stitches to surface crochet. Competition time! We’re giving away ALL the yarn needed to make EVERY… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 62

We have a correction for the Tartan Skirt on p.25. The yarn quantities for Yarn A should be 6: 6: 6: 6: 7: 7: 7 balls of Cherry for respective sizes 8-20. When you reach the Waist Shaping, continue working in rounds and in the Stripe pattern as established.

Simply Crochet issue 62 – new issue on sale now!

There are all kinds of hooky Halloween treats in store for you in issue 62 – Day of the Dead amigurumi, spooky accessories and a showstopping wreath. Plus, we’re stitching with British wool, celebrating indie yarns and tackling crochet socks. Our main collection this month is a stunning tartan and plaid collection. It’s spot on for getting… Continue reading

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

In Simply Crochet issue 62 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Sylvia Margaret and Miki Hemphill. They were both given four shades of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn and challenged to design us some Halloween accessories. Sylvia told us, “Elaborate collars are my crochet trademark. I wanted… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 62 you’ll find the ninth 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,… Continue reading

Crochet pattern downloads from our Etsy store

Crochet pattern stripy crochet jumper pattern

We have a new way for you to download some of our crochet patterns, as PDFs that you receive instantly and can start hooking straight away! Visit our Etsy store here to get your hands on some of our most popular patterns, including this slouchy crochet jumper by our editor Sara Huntington. And if you’re after more… Continue reading

Love Crochet issue 52 on sale now

Issue 52 of Love Crochet is packed full of autumnal projects, in gorgeous seasonal shades. There’s a quick and cute apple cosy, a beautiful floral chart, and amazing autumnal wreath, complete with two little hedgehogs. There is also have a fab crochet bag for life, stylish hooded scarf and sweet cross stitch mitts. For the home, there’s an… Continue reading