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


In Simply Crochet issue 69 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Kate Rowell and Rebecca Armstrong.

Kate told us “The inspiration for my bunting came from my love of granny clusters, they are my go-to crochet stitch! The mercerised DK cotton felt really delicate to work with, so I designed some bunting which would suit it. I usually work with bright pinks and rainbow colours so these primary colours made a pleasant change and really inspired me to use more red in my crochet designs.” You can find Kate’s crochet designs on Instagram @jellybean_junction or on her website



“Balloons say ‘party’, to me, and these days we know we really need to cut down on waste – and so the idea of eco-friendly, reusable balloon bunting was born,” Rebecca explained to us, “I set to experimenting with different increases and decreases and soon came up with a workable design. The cotton yarn makes the bunting hard-wearing so you’ll be able to keep it for many years and many occasions.” Find more of Rebecca’s patterns at


You can vote for your favourite of these two designs on our Simply Crochet Instagram page. To vote, simply double tap and comment on the one you prefer, and one lucky reader will win all the Patons 100% Cotton DK yarn that you need to make the project.

The competition closes on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 1 pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.