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

In Simply Crochet issue 61 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Emma Wright and Emma Leith. They were both given six shades of DY Choice Aran With Wool yarn and challenged to design us a blanket.

“This cosy design is built around an old favourite”, Yorkshire-based crochet designer Emma Wright told us: “Granny squares really are my crochet go-to, they are so reliable. They look beautiful, they work well with all colours and I love playing with scale, which is where the idea of my four-patch granny squares came from. The blanket looks great when sewn together into a full-sized square!” You can see more yarny goodness from Emma at She’s @emmaknitted on Instagram.

Artist and yarn bomber Emma Leith says: “The inspiration for this blanket came from the look and feel of the yarn. I wanted to ease us into the autumn evenings with a restful project, which I hope this is. I usually go for bright colours so this was a departure for me and I’ve loved every minute. I wanted to create a fabric effect that allowed the colours to complement each other, and by using block stitch I was able to introduce little flecks of colour on each row.” See what Emma’s been creating 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 theDY Choice Aran With Wool yarn that you need to make the project.

The competition closes on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 1pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.