Simply Crochet at Loch Ness Knit Fest

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The first ever International Loch Ness Knit Fest took place at Eden Court in Inverness from 29 September to 2 October and we were there to join in the fun. Over the four days, we found inspiration in Scottish yarn and craft supplies in the Marketplace, got creative with yarn demos in the Crafting Village… Continue reading

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Frank&Olive Crochet Retreat embroidery hoop

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

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Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

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Did you catch our profile on Crejjtion blogger Maaike van Koert inside issue 43? We loved chatting with her. She has an incredible eye for colour, beautiful blooms and scrummy stitches. Within her own home, Maaike has a few guidelines she abides by for ensuring her crochet productivity enhances rather than overwhelms the space she… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

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Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Hooky Highlights from CHSI Stitches

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At the end of February, team Simply Crochet hit the road and headed to Birmingham’s NEC for the annual Craft Hobby + Stitches International show. It’s a trade show – and the press get a sneaky peek at all the new products, too! We caught up with some of our yarny favourites and found out what’s… Continue reading