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

In Simply Crochet issue 64 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Claire Guy and Tuula Kyrölä. They were both given two shades of Designer Yarns Choice Basics DK and challenged to design us a Christmas teapot cosy. “I was really excited to take part in… Continue reading

Katie Jones and the Great Make Escape

Knitwear Designer Katie Jones has certainly been making waves in the crochet world this year. Her self-named brand has been stocked in luxury stores worldwide and featured on the pages of global fashion and craft publications (not to mention her fantastic window display in Selfridges). Katie has now launched The Great Make Escape, a residential weekend retreat… Continue reading

The Bristol Crochet Crocodile

When we heard about a crochet exhibition just down the road from our office, we just had to go take a look! So we popped over during our lunch break to get a couple of snaps….get it, snaps! This amazing crochet crocodile is the brainchild of one of our favourite Bristolian creatives, Vicky Harrison. If you think Vicky’s… Continue reading

The British Craft Awards 2018 – Vote now!

Voting is now open for the British Craft Awards 2018, so now is the time to get involved and have your say on which designers and companies have really made your year! There are 30 categories, across 6 craft sectors, including Stitch, Craft, Knitting, Crochet, Quilting and Sewing, these prestigious awards celebrate the very best that the… Continue reading

Love Crochet issue 54 on sale now!

Pass the sherry, please! We are seriously in the mood for Christmas now – and there’s a stack of projects for you in this issue of Love Crochet that are sure to put you in a festive frame of mind… There’s an adorable Rudolph stocking – a lovely Christmas keepsake. There’s also have a sweet snowman wreath,… Continue reading

How to glue your lacy decorations from issue 63

If you’ve been admiring the lacy decorations from issue 63, but are still a bit apprehensive about the PVA glue stiffening process – then worry not, we’re here to help! Our lovely Louise Barnes is here to talk you through this fun (and possibly messy) finishing touch in the video below. And don’t forget to… Continue reading

Grab a bargain for a good cause with Wool in Bath

One of our favourite local yarn shops, Wool in Bath, has announced that they’re holding a yarn sale fundraiser – and some rather big names have already jumped on board to support them! Laura, who is the owner of Wool, wanted to support her friend Toyah, whose daughter Margot has been diagnosed with a mitochondrial… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 63

We have corrections for the following patterns in issue 63. Centrepiece Trees p.21. The hook size required for this project is a 2.5mm hook. Lacy Bauble Trio p.20 We incorrectly credited the Lacy Bauble Trio to Anne Egan, this design was actually by Hannah Cross.

Win King Cole Giza Yarn with issue 63

In issue 63 our main collection is all about delicate lacy decorations, all made in icy shades perfect for the winter season. Plus you can try your hand at using PVA to make your crochet bowls and baubles solid! All the Lacy idea designs are made in beautiful white and glacier shades using King Cole Giza yarn, a… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 63 – new issue on sale now

Can you believe Christmas is on the way around again already? Snuggle up and get ready for the big day with this issue! There are lacy decorations, bauble bunting and a candy coloured Advent calendar. Plus perfect your amigurumi skills with this month’s masterclass and make tree topping angels, a Christmas elf and more! Have a go at… Continue reading