Just Pootling – meet Kate Eastwood

Kate Eastwood autumn wreath Simply Crochet issue 49

On page 73 of issue 49 is this stunning crochet autumn wreath, designed by Kate Eastwood of ‘Just Pootling’. So we had a chat with her about how to turn your love of crochet into a business, and you can read the full interview here. How did you learn to love crochet ? I don’t think I had… Continue reading

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Nominate your favourites for the British Craft Awards

Craft Awards 2017

This year for the first time we’re including crochet and knitting in the British Craft Awards, and we’d like your nominations for the five categories. Let us know who you’d like to see included for: Crochet/knitting product of the year What’s the one product you couldn’t have lived without in the last 12 months? Crochet/knitting designer of the year… Continue reading

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Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show

Mrs Moon at Knitting & Stitching show

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 5th – 9th October 2016, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts. If it’s time to top up your stash, check out the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers. Then take… Continue reading

Free hat pattern – Precious Coral lacy hat

Free crochet hat pattern

Inside issue 49 you’ll find a pattern for Sara Huntington’s chunky handwarmers, hooked in Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted. And Sara has also designed this pretty matching hat, and you can find the free pattern here. For where to buy or download a copy of issue 49 with the handwarmers pattern, click here. Beret pattern You will… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 49 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 49

Simply Crochet issue 49 is on sale now, with our collection of super-bright neon accessories – the perfect antidote to the autumn weather. As well as cheery colours, we’re loving toys this month, with four cute amigurumi designs to stitch. Get stuck in and have a hooky Halloween! Inside Simply Crochet issue 49 we’re getting bold… Continue reading

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Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 49

Amigurumi Ghost, p.15 There are a couple of rounds missing from this pattern. Work from Rounds to 1-13 as written. Then work the following rounds: Next round (Dc2tog, dc in next st) 8 times. [16 sts] Next round (2dc in next st, dc in next st) 8 times. [24 sts] Continue with the rest of… Continue reading

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Get hooking for the festive season with our new special magazine, Your Crochet Christmas. It goes on sale in two weeks (Wednesday 27th September), with 67 of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet including garments, accessories, home decor and gifts. It’s the perfect crochet compendium for the holiday season. It costs £7.99 and is available… Continue reading

Buy a crochet Christmas tree for Macmillan Cancer Support

Christmas trees

Deborah Berry is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, by making Becky Skuse’s crochet Christmas trees from issue 37. In 2015 Debs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had great support from her Macmillan Nurse. To find out more and how you can donate to receive your own Christmas tree, visit Debs’ JustGiving page here.

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Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Watch our Yarniversity crochet video tutorials on Youtube

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Today we’ve launched our Yarniversity Youtube video series, presented by crochet designer Lou Barnes. You can check it out here. So far it includes tutorials on slip knots, chain stitch, and half trebles, with more to come soon. And get to know Lou a little better in our chat: How did you learn to love crochet? I actually… Continue reading