Rohn Strong Interview

In issue 60 we featured a mini profile on American author and crochet designer Rohn Strong. You can now read the full interview below. How did you learn to love crochet? Crochet is one of those yarn crafts that allows us to express our creativity in infinite ways. I started crocheting when I was just… Continue reading

Gudrun Sjödén Autumn 2017 collection

Gudrun Sjödén have released their Autumn 2017 collection of fashion and homewares, inspired by the luscious greenery and handcrafted mosaics of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. The collection explores the various textures of the city; tiled patterns are captured in weaves, knits and jerseys and natural autumn shades, eco designs and botanical motifs reflect the gardens of… Continue reading

A day out at Fibre East

This weekend saw the return of Fibre East yarn festival, so we sent our roving reporter Chrissie Asbridge to check it out for us! The trip to Fibre East in Bedfordshire hit a big snag when the main road leading to the Ampthill location was blocked by traffic cones and ‘Road Closed’ signs. My car was full… Continue reading

Join the biggest crochet workshop of its kind!

The Natural History Museum have teamed up with designer Kerry Lord from TOFT, the luxury British knitwear and wool company, to bring you a crochet extravaganza – ideal for all levels of ability. The biggest crochet workshop of its kind is just one of the fantastic events planned as a part of the Natural History Museum’s… Continue reading

Charts for Simply Crochet Issue 60

We have some handy charts to help you with some of the designs in Simply Crochet issue 60. Dazzling Dragonflies by Anne Egan, p.20. Our designer Anne Egan made a board to help her to shape the wire to make several dragonflies. You can see that all she had to do was to draw around… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrities – fundraising for charity

We love it when people use their crochet powers for good causes. Following the Manchester bombing, Caroline Reid, a Journalism and Media teacher from Exeter College, decided to set up the 20 Celebrities in 20 Days Campaign. The campaign supports the We love Manchester Emergency Fund run by the British Red Cross Society. With many… Continue reading

Join Arena Travel’s crochet retreat to Madeira

Crochet holiday Madeira

Enjoy a crochet holiday with Carol Meldrum – a relaxing seven-night trip to Madeira! Arena travel have another of their fabulous Stitchtopia holidays available. Escape to Madeira on a glorious seven-night crochet holiday in the company of Carol Meldrum. Set like an emerald amid the blue waters of the Atlantic, this welcoming island with its subtropical climate is… Continue reading

Crochet Adventure in Austria

Experience the scenic splendours and tradition of the Austrian Tyrol Arena Travel have announced a special 7 day Stitchtopia crochet holiday amidst the picture-postcard scenery of the Austrian Tyrol. Enjoy crochet workshops led by Sarah Hazell and discover a landscape of green pastures, onion-domed churches and craggy alpine peaks. Tyrol is a western Austrian state… Continue reading

Our day out at Wool@J13!

This weekend saw the launch of Wool@J13, a yarn show set on Lower Drayton farm, in the midlands. We went along to see what it was all about, and were lucky enough to catch up with organiser and colourful character that is Ingrid Wagner, for a chat. “I came to an event that was held… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrations out now!

The special edition Crochet Celebrations Magazine is out now. It’s packed full of your favourite fresh and fun patterns from Simply Crochet. The magazine is an uplifting collection of 98 patterns that are perfect for those fun and special times. Whether you’re looking for al fresco garden party ideas, wedding accessories, festival outfits or holiday… Continue reading