For the modern lounger – Longline Kimono

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Kimonos top the list of comfiest fashion trends, right up there with jumpsuits, snoods and dad trainers. This one is no exception, and it’s an optimism-inducing festival of colour to boot. Wear it as a stunning extra layer for shopping, or keep it to yourself – it’s the perfect match for a set of comfy… Continue reading

Top 10 FREE Valentine’s Day Patterns

It’s February, and love is most definitely in the air. We’ve scoured the internet and have compiled our top 10 FREE patterns from bloggers and yarn brands that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. So whether you’re making something special for your partner, or just have a slight obsession with hearts, we hope you LOVE these free patterns!

It’s February, and love is most definitely in the air. We’ve scoured the internet and have compiled our top 10 FREE patterns from bloggers and yarn brands that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. So whether you’re making something special for your partner, or just have a slight obsession with hearts, we hope you LOVE these free patterns!… Continue reading

Colour your own Delft blanket competition!

Back in 2016, Jane Crowfoot released a pattern for a beautifully elegant blanket, inspired by the blue and cream Delftware pottery from The Netherlands.For 2019, Stylecraft, Jane and Simply Crochet have got together to launch a competition where you can design your own colour palette using shades from Stylecraft’s DK range of yarn.

Back in 2016, Jane Crowfoot released a pattern for a beautifully elegant blanket, inspired by the blue and cream Delftware pottery from The Netherlands.For 2019, Stylecraft, Jane and Simply Crochet have got together to launch a competition where you can design your own colour palette using shades from Stylecraft’s DK range of yarn. “This design… Continue reading

There’s still time to join our Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL

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If you’ve been following the 12-part Simply Crochet Hook ‘n’ Learn throughout last year, you’ll know it’s time to construct your CAL blanket and add a pretty edge. Watching the crochet patches from the last 12 issues transform into a fully fledged blanket with just a few whipstitches will be one of the most satisfying… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 80

We have corrections for the following patterns: Mosaic Cowl, p.53. (charts on page 93) The chart for this pattern is incorrect, here is the corrected version Hook ‘n’ Learn, p97 Please note that the picture of the colour crafter blanket is actually the wrong way around (it is the back of the blanket that was… Continue reading

Sitting pretty with Tunisian Crochet

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In issue 80 we have a gorgeous Tunisian crochet cushion pattern by Tuula Kyrölä. If you’re new to Tunisian crochet, Tuula has kindly made us this helpful video to guide you through the honeycomb stitch. Simply Crochet issue 80 is available both in-store and online. You can check our stockists’ details here to find your nearest copy, or if… Continue reading

Win Hoooked Spesso yarn!

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In issue 80 of Simply Crochet we have this gorgeous circular bag designed by our very own digital editor Matthew Spiers. This stylish bag is constructed with simple triangles that are assembled together to take on a circular shape. Made in sturdy Hoooked Spesso cotton, it’s not only strong but also roomy enough for whatever you… Continue reading

Win Woolly Mahoosive yarn!

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In issue 80 we’re all about the BIG crochet, with our fabulous homewares collection made in Woolly Mahoosive jumbo yarn. All of the projects use Wooly Mahoosive’s ‘Get Stuffed’ yarn, which is a stuffed tube yarn – it’s not only huge but also super-squidgy! The 6  projects feature a blanket, pouffe, stool toppers, cushions and a… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 80 on sale now

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We know you’ve been eyeing up all the super-sized crochet on Instagram but have been too shy to give it a go. Well, now you can, with our on-trend but practical collection of chunky makes with jumbo yarn in issue 80. You’ll transform your living space in just one weekend! Prefer something lighter weight? Our… Continue reading

Walk on the wild side!

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It’s not just your home which needs an animal print makeover (have you seen that tiger-skin rug?), your wardrobe would love one too. The shell-like stitching and extra thick hem make this vintage animal print cardi by Margaret Hubert a super-stylish garment for work or play. To hook up Margaret’s fantastic design, you’ll need: West… Continue reading