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

Hook to Hook issue 71

In Simply Crochet issue 71 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Samantha Osmund and Ruth Haydock.


Being beside the sea was an influence on both these designs. Samantha told us, “I’m very lucky to live by the coast. For me, warm sunny days are a time for walks on the beach, sand squishing between my toes and salty water lapping at bare feet. When designing this scarf I was inspired by my childhood spent exploring rock pools and watching boats bobbing up and down on the water. The colours of the yarn reminded me of these wonderful memories and I wanted to design a scarf that reflected this.” Samantha can be found online at Instagram @travelling_ava and


“The inspiration for this design came from a trip to Lyme Regis, in Dorset, one breezy summer’s day,” explains Ruth, “I was so excited to visit the Fossil Museum and then do some fossil-hunting on the beach. Though I didn’t find any, I did come across soft sand, beautiful shells and cool summer weather. As I was exploring the beach on that cool day, the wind kept getting whipped up around me and this cowl would have been perfect to keep the chills away as I searched for fossils.” Check out Ruth’s website 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 DMC Natura Linen yarn that you need to make the project.

The competition closes on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 1 pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.