Simply Crochet issue 45 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 45 cover

Simply Crochet issue 45 is on sale now, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit this month – dreaming of crocheting flowers for our hair and accessories for our camper van. There’s also a cushion and bootees that are good enough to eat, gifts to make your dad’s day and must-hook wardrobe updates. We have… Continue reading

Meet Simone Francis

Block blanket

Regular Simply Crochet contributor Simone Francis has a real knack for dreaming up beautiful Tunisian crochet creations. We found out more… Recognise some of these beauties? Talented crochet designer Simone is responsible for a lot of the gorgeous Tunisian projects featured in Simply Crochet, particularly those with fab colourwork, but how does she do it?… Continue reading

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Crochet Tutorials: Beaded Crochet

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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. This time, we’re showing you how to work a beaded treble stitch and how to thread a bead onto your yarn! To put these techniques into practice, check out… Continue reading

Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn pack for new UK subscribers

Subs gift

Subscribe to Simply Crochet in the UK today and you’ll receive 6 balls of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn to make this gorgeous Diamond Motif cushion cover, PLUS a ‘Bright Ideas’ pattern book with 17 crochet designs to make. The yarn pack and pattern book are worth £25, and you’ll pay just £23.95 every 6 issues when… Continue reading

Competition in Simply Crochet issue 44

Tote Bag - Stitches

For our competition in Simply Crochet issue 44 we’re giving away three of these amazing ‘Where My Stitches At?’ printed cotton tote bags. They’re available from House of Wonderland, who stock lots of magical accessories and stationery. The rainbow skein illustration is the stuff of dreams, and your WIP deserves a bit of arm candy. The… Continue reading

Craftmoji are now live – use our Apple craft emoji

Craftmoji

We’ve developed the ‘Craftmoji’ – a set of over 100 craft emoji for Apple iPhones and iPads, so you can share your love of knitting and crochet with your friends. In the app are more than 100 cute and cheeky emojis to use on iPhones and iPads in iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, email and more…. Continue reading

Win a ticket to the Arne and Carlos Nordic crochet workshop

Arne and Carlos blanket

On Thursday 12 May 2016 Scandinavian superstars Arne and Carlos are hosting a Nordic Crochet Workshop at Dulwich Picture Gallery. And we have a ticket to be won, worth £45! In the three-hour crochet workshop you’ll improve your crochet skills, and work together on a crochet blanket as part of the ‘Scandimania’ festival. For more details, visit… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 44 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 44

The latest issue of Simply Crochet, issue 44, is on sale now, and it’s time to master new techniques with our gorgeous projects. Hook a rainbow hoodie, create a super pooch (complete with cape!) and challenge yourself with our Eastern-inspired collection of home accessories. Learn new techniques like ric rac stitch and how to combine crochet… Continue reading

Caron: celebrating 100 years of technicolour with this glorious yarn – guest blog post

Caron yarn birthday

Caron is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and this yarn brand continues to go from strength to strength because it delivers amazing results and the colour choice is quite simply vast. Crochet is all about colour and letting your imagination run riot. Caron Simply Soft offers an exceptional range of colours and it’s Aran weight,… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

Crochetgirlgang

Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading