Golding Yarns Interview

You may have seen our Q&A with Kim Lauden of Golding Yarns in issue 62, but if you want to know more you can now read the full interview here. … Can you tell us a bit about you and your yarns? I’m a part-time dyer, full-time teacher & deputy head, living and working in Norwich…. Continue reading

Your Crochet Christmas Volume 3 – on sale now

Your Crochet Christmas (Volume 3) is out next now! This third edition of Your Crochet Christmas gathers together a selection of our favourite festive projects from Simply Crochet so that you can have a very yarny Christmas! Whether you want to hook a gift for a friend, create your own crocheted decorations or just treat yourself… Continue reading

Win Yarn ball bumper stickers

Forget about baby on board, these bumper stickers by Tilly Flop Designs are all you really need in your car window. She also does a great range of yarn related tea towels and greeting cards, and even temporary tattoos! Competition time We’ve got 4 of each of these two bumper sticker designs to give away. All you… Continue reading

Meet Yarn and Colors – sponsored post

It’s always interesting when a new player enters the yarn market, but although you may have seen their super-cute mini balls and stylish labels, you may not know the interesting origins behind the Yarn and Colors brand. We catch up with their owner Koen to get the story. “Yarn and Colors was founded to colour the… Continue reading

Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along available from Ravelry

That’s right! This popular Simply Crochet Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along blanket by designer Lucy Croft is now available to download from Ravelry for just £7.50. Originally launched in August 2016, and appearing in issues 49 to 61 of Simply Crochet, our very first CAL proved a hit with our subscribers around the world. If you missed… Continue reading

Stylecraft’s Eastern Jewels Blogstar collaboration brings together Lucia Dunn and Jane Crowfoot

Stylecraft Eastern Jewels Blanket

To mark a new collaborative phase in its Blogstars programme, Stylecraft has announced the launch of a vibrant new colourway, by Lucia Dunn, of an existing crochet design by Jane Crowfoot. It rejoices in the name of Eastern Jewels, and packs of the special DK yarn will soon be in yarn shops everywhere. Jane’s original design, Persian Tiles,… Continue reading

Win Patons Aran Yarn!

This month we’ve gone totally tartan! Our main collection in issue 62 is all about perfect plaid and charming checks, made with Patons Wool Aran. There’s a range of different techniques behind these stunning Scottish-inspired designs, from front post stitches to surface crochet. Competition time! We’re giving away ALL the yarn needed to make EVERY… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 62

We have a correction for the following patterns Tartan Skirt p.25. The yarn quantities for Yarn A should be 6: 6: 6: 6: 7: 7: 7 balls of Cherry for respective sizes 8-20. When you reach the Waist Shaping, continue working in rounds and in the Stripe pattern as established. Fox Hoodie p.55 The yarn… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 62 – new issue on sale now!

There are all kinds of hooky Halloween treats in store for you in issue 62 – Day of the Dead amigurumi, spooky accessories and a showstopping wreath. Plus, we’re stitching with British wool, celebrating indie yarns and tackling crochet socks. Our main collection this month is a stunning tartan and plaid collection. It’s spot on for getting… Continue reading

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

In Simply Crochet issue 62 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Sylvia Margaret and Miki Hemphill. They were both given four shades of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn and challenged to design us some Halloween accessories. Sylvia told us, “Elaborate collars are my crochet trademark. I wanted… Continue reading