Vote for your favourite blog in the 2019 Craft Awards

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Voting for the British Craft Awards 2019 is in full swing, and we can’t wait to find out who you think were the crochet stars of 2019! Don’t forget that as well as supporting your favourite companies and crafters, you could win a £100 Amazon voucher just for taking part! Head to www.britishcraftawards.com to enter your vote. We thought we’d… Continue reading

Wrap yourself up in rainbows with our bright winter makes!

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You’ll be easy to find in the January sales when sporting this fabulous hat, scarf and mitten set with its colourful pompoms and swirling shades. Designed by Melissa Masterson, these fab makes are great to hook up as individual gifts or as a full set. These bold and bright makes are just part of our… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Christmas Patterns

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♫ It’s the most hookable time of the year ♫! And, to save you a bit of time, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favourite FREE Christmas themed crochet patterns from around the globe, as well as two exclusive Simply Crochet patterns that you won’t find elsewhere! This post has got you covered for some quick and… Continue reading

Welcome in 2019 with four seasonally spectacular wreaths!

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Issue 78 of Simply Crochet comes with a fabulous 2019 calendar to see you through the whole year. Hang it up in your home to keep tabs on key dates and the year’s best yarn and craft events, as well as when the latest issue of your favourite magazine (yes, that’s us we hope!) hits… Continue reading

Hook ‘n’ Learn – all you need in one handy place!

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As we near the end of our Hook ‘n’ Learn Crochet-along (just 2 parts left), we thought we would put all of our measurements, corrections and tutorial videos in one handy place for you. And if you’re only just discovering the Hook ‘n’ Learn Cal now, don’t worry! We’ve also included the links to each… Continue reading

Rainbow Cord Bag from issue 78 – Getting started

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If you’re loving our rainbow cord bag designed by Sara Huntington in issue 78, but think it looks a little tricky – then don’t worry! Here are some helpful images to get you started! Step 1 Clip the first 14cm of your yarn over the end of your rope Step 2 Work dc sts over the… Continue reading

Happy 40th to The Snowman

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ classic book, The Snowman, Simply Crochet designer Ilaria Caliri (@airali_gray) has recreated this iconic character for you to crochet, in a gorgeous wool cotton yarn for soft snuggles. The amigurumi method creates a beautiful shape and the finished creation is the perfect gift for fans young and… Continue reading

Voting is open for the British Craft Awards!

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Voting is now open for the British Craft Awards 2019! Whether it’s a product you couldn’t live without, a local retailer that always goes the extra mile, a talented designer who inspires you with stunning projects, a must-read blog or a craft brand you couldn’t live without, we want to know. As well as supporting your… Continue reading

Light it up with our neon yoke jumper!

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This fun, colourful jumper by Katie Jones (@katiejonesknit) has an oversized, slouchy fit. Its yoke and new sleeve shape add up to retro styling with a modern look, – it’s destined for the work Christmas lunch.  How to make a Double Crochet stitch View our catalogue of Ravelry Patterns Check out our latest competitions The… Continue reading

Watch out for the naughty elf!

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The Christmas issue of Simply Crochet (issue 77) is going to tick all your festive boxes and get you and your hooks in the mood for a wonderful season! But watch out for our cheeky elf by designer Erinna Lee (@littleaquagirl) hiding out in your cover kit, just waiting to be set free. Check out… Continue reading