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

Hook to hook designer challenge issue 67

In Simply Crochet issue 67 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Nicole Riley and Liliana Buce.

Nicole is the designer and blogger behind Nicole told us, “when I first saw the colours of this yarn, the red reminded me of hearts and the yellow of the sunshine. I wanted my design to express love, peace and joy by having the hearts, as crocheted knit stitches, fly up towards the sun, filling the air with warmth and happiness. I used a stitch that looks like it was knitted as, even though we may seem one way, only the people that truly know us will know what our hearts really feel.”

hooktohook challenge gloves

Crochet designer Liliana’s best love is making mandalas and she says her style is bright, fun and modern. She told us: “Making these mittens was great fun and working with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Tonals was a pleasure. The yarn made my simple mittens interesting. To design something uncomplicated, yet not boring is always a challenge and I hope I delivered well. I wanted to come up with something fun, but not childish and the yarn helped me accomplish that for sure.” You can find more of Liliana’s crochet at

hooktohook challenge mitts

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 31st January 2018 at 1 pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.