Competition: Win Yarn & Colours Must Have mini’s

Our main collection from issue 61 is all about pop art inspiration! We’ve got a Pow pocket patch, Wham Bam Shoe clips, an OMG purse, Boom bubble headband, luscious lips necklace, and some bold braces. They’re all made using super-cute 10g balls of Yarn & Colours Must-Have mini’s, teeny tiny little balls of mercerised cotton that come… Continue reading

Rohn Strong Interview

In issue 60 we featured a mini profile on American author and crochet designer Rohn Strong. You can now read the full interview below. How did you learn to love crochet? Crochet is one of those yarn crafts that allows us to express our creativity in infinite ways. I started crocheting when I was just… Continue reading

Competition: Win Hoooked Jute yarn

In issue 61 we featured a chunky V-stitch rug by designer Lucy Croft (pictured below). It’s made in fair trade Hoooked jute yarn, which is produced by a family-run sustainable business in Brazil. Hoooked natural Jute is a sturdy 100% vegetable fibre, and is perfect for those hard-wearing outdoor crochet projects. Plus it’s fully biodegradable, so even after… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 61 – new issue on sale now!

This month’s issue of Simply Crochet is a real celebration of colour, and all the different ways you can use your favourite shades. Whether you’re dipping your toe into colourwork with our pop art accessories, hooking stripes, or embracing ombre with a gradient poncho, this month is a great time to play with colour. And… Continue reading

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

In Simply Crochet issue 61 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Emma Wright and Emma Leith. They were both given six shades of DY Choice Aran With Wool yarn and challenged to design us a blanket. “This cosy design is built around an old favourite”, Yorkshire-based… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 61 you’ll find the ninth of our mandala crochet patterns by Lucy Croft, based on the designs in our 2017 calendar. Each mandala is hooked in King Cole Giza yarn, a mercerised cotton 4ply that’s available in 20 fabulous colours. And we’re giving away six balls of Giza yarn to one lucky reader, for… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 61

We have a correction for the Hook to Hook Challenge Block Stitch Blanket on p.53 For this pattern the yarn quantities should read as follows: Yarn A 5 balls of Light Grey (15) Yarn B 1 ball of Lime (24)

Competition: New King Cole Luxury Merino

King Cole have released a brand new Luxury Merino DK yarn. We can’t get enough of this bouncy yarn! It’s soft and hooks up beautifully, plus thanks to its superwash quality there’s no problem popping it in the washing machine. Available in a mix of 22 rich, pastel and muted shades, we’re spoilt for choice with… Continue reading

Gudrun Sjödén Autumn 2017 collection

Gudrun Sjödén have released their Autumn 2017 collection of fashion and homewares, inspired by the luscious greenery and handcrafted mosaics of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The collection explores the various textures of the city; tiled patterns are captured in weaves, knits and jerseys and natural autumn shades, eco designs and botanical motifs reflect the gardens of… Continue reading

A day out at Fibre East

This weekend saw the return of Fibre East yarn festival, so we sent our roving reporter Chrissie Asbridge to check it out for us! The trip to Fibre East in Bedfordshire hit a big snag when the main road leading to the Ampthill location was blocked by traffic cones and ‘Road Closed’ signs. My car was full… Continue reading