Competition: win a crochet book!

Book giveaway

Feeling lucky? You could win a crochet book in our competition! We have four crochet books to give away: Austentatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski, Crochet Bakemono (monsters!) by Lan-Anh Bui & Josephine Wan, AmiguruME by Allison Hoffman, and The Big Book of Crochet Stitches by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss. To enter, simply fill in… Continue reading

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 31 – on sale now

Issue 31 cover

Simply Crochet issue 31 is on sale now, and you can go retro with our latest issue. We’ve taken inspiration from the golden age of crochet to produce a decidedly 1970s collection of goodies for your home. Plus, there’s plenty of new stuff to learn, too. Have a go at popcorn stitch and create some… Continue reading

Granny treble top – issue 30

Granny treble chart

If you’re hooking the Granny treble top – issue 30 – we have some extra help from our lovely technical editor, as several readers were confused by the instructions for the arm shaping. Cara says “It looks odd that the first row increases by 2 clusters and the following rows only by 1, but it… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 30

Issue 30 cover

Fancy a peek inside Simply Crochet issue 30? This month you can update your home with a host of handmade treasures, go large with our collection of super-chunky accessories, and try your hand at a pair of Tunisian crochet cushions – there’s a whole workshop section to get you up to speed with the stitches…. Continue reading

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The new Simply Crochet Apple Newsstand app

If you subscribe to the digital edition of Simply Crochet through the Apple Newsstand app for iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice we have a new app (to transfer the digital magazines from Future Publishing to our new publisher, Immediate Media). The new app is free to download, and any issues you have purchased in the… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Treble Crochet


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. TREBLE CROCHET (tr) US term: double crochet One of the most popular stitches in crochet, this simple stitch is twice as high as a double crochet stitch.   1. To… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Making a Slipknot


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.   MAKING A SLIPKNOT Try these methods and see which works best. 1. Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 29


Long Sleeved Top, pg. 32 We’re sorry that there is a small mistake in the ‘You Will Need’ list for this pattern. Yarn weight should read Aran, not 4ply. The stated hook size of 3mm is correct.   Lacy Shawl, p.58 The 5mm hook should not have been listed in the ‘You Will Need’ column…. Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet daffodils for Mother’s Day


No flower says “hello March” better than the daffodil, so we couldn’t resist sharing this free pattern designed by Kath Webber, who blogs at Inverleith. Hook up a bunch to brighten your day or someone else’s. They’d make a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day!  You will need Phildar Phil Coton 4 (100% Cotton, 50g/85m), 1… Continue reading