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


In Simply Crochet issue 72 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Louise Sheward and Sherrie Yabsley.


We challenged two designers to give macramé a run for its money and come up with their own design for a crocheted plant holder, made with Hoooked 100% natural jute. “My inspiration for the hanger was a mixture of traditional macramé plant holders and climbing plants,” Louisa told us, “I decided that I wanted to use cables to give an illusion of plants climbing up a garden trellis, working from the pot holder to the back piece”. Find more of Louisa’s crochet creations at


Sherrie drew her inspiration for the plant hanger from her love of retro 70s macramé plant hangers and passion for crochet. “I thought it would be great to design a crochet version using similar elements of macramé. I went with an open lace design, and the stitches are shown off nicely thanks to the nature of the jute, while at the same time it’s practical and gives the plant pot nice support”. Find more of Sherrie’s designs 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 Hoooked 100% Natural Jute yarn that you need to make the project. Jute is a sturdy 100% vegetable fibre and offers a wide range of crafty possibilities for indoor and outdoor projects

The competition closes on Wednesday 2oth June 2018 at 1 pm, and for full terms and conditions click here.

Exclusive discount code

And if you can’t wait to get your hands on some Hoooked Natural Jute (or any other Hoooked products), you can get 10% off your order with our exclusive discount code! Use code: HoookedNaturalJute at (Valid until August 12th 2018)