Competition: Win A Pony crochet hook set!

The new Slick Aluminium Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set from Pony certainly lives up to it’s name…it’s very slick indeed! It includes eight smooth and light hooks in sizes 2-6mm and one comfy handle that can be swapped onto any of them. The lid doubles as a hook gauge, and stitch markers and wool needles are… Continue reading

Charts for Simply Crochet Issue 60

We have some handy charts to help you with some of the designs in Simply Crochet issue 60. Dazzling Dragonflies by Anne Egan, p.20. Our designer Anne Egan made a board to help her to shape the wire to make several dragonflies. You can see that all she had to do was to draw around… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 60 – new issue on sale now!

This issue we’re taking our crochet outside, dreaming up ways to get your crochet out into the wild! Whether that’s with creative ideas for your garden (crochet teepee anyone?), or getting stuck into a yarnbombing project. You’ll find heaps of outdoorsy inspo, including a cute amigurumi ladybird, folksy florals and Twinkie Chan’s cactus makes. We’re… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 60 you’ll find the eighth 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 designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 60 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Zoe Halstead and Rosee Woodland. They were both given three shades of Amano Warmi yarn and challenged to design us a cushion. Designer, author and yarn store lover Zoe has whipped up a round… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrities – fundraising for charity

We love it when people use their crochet powers for good causes. Following the Manchester bombing, Caroline Reid, a Journalism and Media teacher from Exeter College, decided to set up the 20 Celebrities in 20 Days Campaign. The campaign supports the We love Manchester Emergency Fund run by the British Red Cross Society. With many… Continue reading

Love Crochet issue 50 on sale now

Issue 50 of Love Crochet is full of projects inspired by happy holidays, both home and away. There are 25 patterns which include a very cute and cool pair of shorts, in a goes–with– everything pea–green shade – a space-saving suitcase essential. There’s a sweet sunglasses case inspired by a childhood favourite lolly, as well… Continue reading

Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 59

We have corrections for the Filet Jumper on p.52 from issue 59   The yarn weight stated should be 4ply, and not DK. It appears that the 4.5mm hook stated is too large to achieve the tension stated. You could try a 4mm hook, or even a 3.5mm hook. It’s very important to work a tension… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 59 – new issue on sale now!

This issue we’re grabbing our towels and heading for the beach! Inside you’ll find the cutest seaside donkey, wall art in ocean colours, a nautical romper for baby and lots of beach goodies. Plus, some prickly characters will keep your pins in place while you’re busy stitching. We also got to spend a glorious day… Continue reading