Win the Scheepjes Hygge CAL kit by Kirsten Ballering

Hygge CAL Scheepjes crochet kit

Find out about the Hygge CAL kit from Scheepjes, designed by Kirsten Ballering – and you have the chance to win the ‘Girls night in’ kit! Can you tell us more about the Scandinavian inspiration behind your beautiful Hygge shawl for this year’s Scheepjes CAL? Yes! I’ve spent 6 months in Stockholm, Sweden while studying…. Continue reading

How to crochet a twiddlemuff for dementia patients – free pattern

Crochet twiddlemuff pattern

A twiddlemuff, also known as a twiddle mitt or hand muff, is used to help people with dementia to give them something to do with their hands, and prevent them from fiddling with their skin, or pulling at medical equipment and bandages. A crochet twiddlemuff can also be useful for people with learning difficulties, and therapeutic for… Continue reading

Meet crochet designer Emma Leith

Emma Leith studio yarn bomb

We sat down with crochet designer Emma Leith to find out about her design process, how she finds inspiration, and her favourite crochet projects so far… How did you learn to love crochet? Thanks to my lovely nan who had the patience of a saint I learnt to crochet when I was eight. I remember… Continue reading

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Crochet pattern: rainbow mandala waistcoat – update for more sizes

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

We have an update for the Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat crochet pattern, to fit additional sizes. It now also fits UK sizes 16-22 and 24-26 (equivalent to US sizes 12-18 and 20-22). Please note that you will need to refer to the original pattern, which covers UK sizes 8-14. If you don’t already have a copy, you… Continue reading

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Join our #crochetkind Blanket of Hugs raffle to fundraise for the Little Princess Trust

Simply Crochet Little Princess charity blanket of hugs

We’re helping to raise funds for the Little Princess Trust, as part of the #crochetkind campaign. If you donate on our JustGiving page you have the chance to win one of the original seven Blanket of Hugs, lovingly handmade by members of the #crochetkind community. The Blanket of Hugs project was the brainchild of crochet designer… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 56 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 56 cover

Our latest magazine, Simply Crochet issue 56, is on sale now and it’s bursting with colour, challenging new techniques and charity crochet ideas. You can improve your Tunisian crochet skills, create the perfect palette and draw creative inspiration from the catwalk – and cats! Our main collection was inspired by the amazing crochet we’ve spotted… Continue reading

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Win King Cole Giza yarn

Simply Crochet 56 April mandala pattern

In issue 56 you’ll find the fourth 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

Love Crochet issue 42 on sale now!

Get egg-cited for Easter and set for spring with the latest new-look issue of Love Crochet, featuring 25 must-hook patterns to brighten up your home and wardrobe for the new season. We’ve brought it bang up to date with a new look but you’ll still find all your favourite patterns and features inside. From baa-rilliant lambs,… Continue reading

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Win a copy of Simply Crochet issue 54 with a crochet unicorn kit

Crochet unicorn Simply Crochet

We’re giving five people a chance to win Simply Crochet issue 54, with the amazing crochet unicorn pattern plus the yarn to make it! Inside the magazine you’ll also find the gorgeous vintage Granny stripe cardigan by Fran Morgan, an Easter bunny, a rainbow stripe blanket, and our collection of “Dreamland” bedroom accessories – see… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork


What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as argyle-style… Continue reading