Issue 16 is on sale now!

Wow – our Easter issue is positively blooming. Lucy from Attic 24 is sharing her love of crocheted flowers, and there’s a pretty primrose throw to make, a bunch of bold daisies (perfect for Mother’s Day), a peony motif and a marvellous matinee jacket for baby with a gorgeous forget-me-not stitch pattern. Plus, update your… Continue reading

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Step-by-step: loop stitch

Loop stitch gets its name from the long loops it leaves behind. Getting the loop stitches’ loops all the same length takes some practice, but when you get the hang of it, the loop stitch is a fun and effective way to finish blankets, cushions and more. Step 1: Working from the Wrong Side, wrap… Continue reading

Don’t miss Lucy’s new column and yummy yarn offers from Wool Warehouse

Issue 16 is out tomorrow! Make sure you don’t miss Attic24‘s new column and her inspiration behind this spring wreath – flowers. Head to Wool Warehouse to find yarn perfect for making your own http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/ – Rico Creative Cotton is only £1.79 a ball!  :o)

Diamond picot stitch chart

We couldn’t quite fit this chart into the mag, but we didn’t want you chart lovers to miss out! Use this chart to help you hook this gorgeous diamond bolster cushion inside issue 16!

Download issue 14 for free!

The rumours are true, issue 14 has sold out in print, but there’s no need to panic because you can download the digital edition for free today and this weekend only through Apple (phew!) To get your free issue simply download the Simply Crochet app, then if you’re on an iPad tap the ‘Voucher’ tab… Continue reading

Win a Janome 525S sewing machine!

We’re loving the new series of the Great British Sewing Bee, and in the first episode’s challenges we spotted the trusty Janome 525S machines making neat work of cotton tunics, wool skirts and silk nightgowns. The Janome Model 525S is a mechanical machine, with a jam-proof top loading bobbin that helps beginners (you can run… Continue reading

A yummy free gift when you subscribe….

Subscribe to Simply Crochet today and receive this Hoooked Zpagetti crochet bag kit! For other discount subscription offers wherever you are in the world, visit My Favourite Magazines. You can also subscribe to Simply Crochet on your iPhone or iPad via Apple Newsstand or for your Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone via Google Play and Zinio. *UK Only. Offer ends 31st May… Continue reading

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Corrections in issue 15

We’re sorry, in the Yoga Socks (page 25) the Notes say they’re worked from the ankle cuff down, but you start with the toe and work up. Then the colours are in the right order: pink first (yarn C), then grey (yarn B), purple (yarn A) and back to grey (B) again.   Lacy Shawl p.74-75 Yarn… Continue reading

Free pattern! Mini hearts for Valentine’s Day

We could all use a little extra love in our life, and so we’re giving you this free mini hearts pattern designed by Tanya Kalyan. We think they’d look brilliant strung into bunting for celebrating on Friday, or even a single heart made into a special Valentine’s card… You will need: 4mm hook DK yarn… Continue reading

Simply Crochet workshop: how to change colour in rows

The basic technique of changing colour in crochet is the same whether you’re working in rows or rounds, double or treble. You need to think ahead to where you want your colour change, then change yarn just before. Make a small swatch and then practise the technique by following this step-by-step guide. You can use… Continue reading