Heat it up or keep your cool with our beautiful blankets


Issue 79 of Simply Crochet is on sale now and comes with a fantastic swatch card and pen set and a super-inspiring 28-page mini mag devoted to beautiful blankets and colour play.

Each of our designers – Emma Leith, Ilaria Caliri, Hannah Cross and Esme Crick – have designed and made a blanket that works beautifully in two colour palettes, one with warm shades and one with cool. Choose from Esme’s calming waves, Hannah’s ombre squares, Ilaria’s triangles and Emma’s floral burst or make all four in the shades that inspire you most.

All four designers agree that a blanket is the perfect project to de-stress, to get lost in the rhythm of the stitches and create something fantastically comforting to enjoy for years to come.

The supplement and swatch card and pen set are packaged with the print issue and out from 20 December for subscribers and UK stores. Digital edition readers will be able to view the supplement at the end of the main issue. Also this month, we’re hooking up a wild collection of animal print-inspired makes (including a faux tiger skin rug by Vanessa Mooncie!), two gorgeous cardis, a shawl and much, much more.

Simply Crochet issue 79 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if you’d rather shop online you can buy individual issues from our back issues website here.

Simply Crochet is also available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.