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

In Simply Crochet issue 59 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Kate Eastwood and Tanya Eberhardt. They were both given five shades of Noro Silk Garden Solo yarn and challenged to design us some wall art.

Just Pootling blogger Kate is an English designer with a big imagination. She told us: “My idea for bunting came from the idea of fresh sea breezes blowing washing on a line or sails on boats and I thought bunting was the perfect way to capture that feeling in some decorative crochet for the home. I used rustic rope to hang the bunting on, and some pieces of driftwood for the hanging loops as these reminded me of collecting ‘treasure’ as you walk along a beach.”

Find Kate on instagram as @just_pootling and at

Little Things Blogged crochet designer Tanya lives in Greece. She is a self-confessed yarn lover and for this month’s designer challenge, she used the five balls of Noro yarn to whip up a pretty hanging mandala hoop. When we asked her about the design, she told us: “What inspired the design were the lovely boho, earthy yarn colours which filled me with a summery wanderlust feeling!”

You can catch up with Tanya on Instagram at @ltblogged and find all of her crochet patterns online at

You can vote for your favourite of these two designs on our Simply Crochet Instagram page – double tap on the one you prefer. And one lucky reader will win all the DY Choice Fruity DK yarn that you need to make the project.

The competition closes on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 1pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.