Meet crochet designer Emma Leith

Emma Leith studio yarn bomb

We sat down with crochet designer Emma Leith to find out about her design process, how she finds inspiration, and her favourite crochet projects so far… How did you learn to love crochet? Thanks to my lovely nan who had the patience of a saint I learnt to crochet when I was eight. I remember… Continue reading

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Crochet pattern: rainbow mandala waistcoat – update for more sizes

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

We have an update for the Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat crochet pattern, to fit additional sizes. It now also fits UK sizes 16-22 and 24-26 (equivalent to US sizes 12-18 and 20-22). Please note that you will need to refer to the original pattern, which covers UK sizes 8-14. If you don’t already have a copy, you… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 56 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 56 cover

Our latest magazine, Simply Crochet issue 56, is on sale now and it’s bursting with colour, challenging new techniques and charity crochet ideas. You can improve your Tunisian crochet skills, create the perfect palette and draw creative inspiration from the catwalk – and cats! Our main collection was inspired by the amazing crochet we’ve spotted… Continue reading

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Love Crochet issue 42 on sale now!

Get egg-cited for Easter and set for spring with the latest new-look issue of Love Crochet, featuring 25 must-hook patterns to brighten up your home and wardrobe for the new season. We’ve brought it bang up to date with a new look but you’ll still find all your favourite patterns and features inside. From baa-rilliant lambs,… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 55 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 55 is on sale now, and we’re celebrating spring with colour. With the new season comes a fresh enthusiasm for trying new things – whether it’s tribal-inspired colourwork, variegated yarn or striking mandalas, stitch it brighter. We’ve packed this spring issue with exciting projects and techniques for you to try your hook at…. Continue reading

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Meet Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Scheepjes Hygge CAL meet Kirsten Ballering

Kirsten Ballering, designer of the Scheepjes Hygge CAL, will be on our Simply Crochet stand (F62) on Saturday 4th March at the Spring Knitting & Stitching show at London’s Olympia. Come along to meet Kirsten and take part in crochet workshops to hook a mini heart. Yarn and hooks will be provided for you to use, along with… Continue reading

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The 2017 British Craft Awards winners and highlights of the Stitches 2017 show

Stitches show giant sheep

This weekend we got our hands on lots of new yarns and patterns for the coming year, at the CHSI Stitches Show in Birmingham. There was a lot of buzz about Rico’s new Bubbles yarn. It’s a novelty yarn in a playful palette that’s ideal for making dish scrubbies. We’d love to wash up with… Continue reading

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Crochet Amigurumi Collection on sale now

Amigurumi Collection magazine cover

The special edition crochet Amigurumi Collection magazine is now on sale, featuring your favourite projects from Simply Crochet plus a few new treats! Bursting with super-cute creatures from dogs and dinosaurs to robots and rabbits, Amigurumi Collection is an essential compendium for crochet lovers. Making amigurumi figures has to be one of the most fun things… Continue reading

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Chart for centre of Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat by Sara Huntington

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat is available to download in our Ravelry crochet pattern store – find out more about it here. And now you can use this chart to help you work the central mandala section –click here to view it as a larger image, and you can right-click on it to save it and work… Continue reading

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Stripy slouchy crochet jumper pattern by Sara Huntington: crochet pattern downloads from our new Etsy store

Crochet pattern stripy crochet jumper pattern

We have a new way for you to download some of our crochet patterns, as PDFs that you receive instantly and start hooking. Visit our Etsy store here and you can hook this crochet jumper pattern by Sara Huntington. It’s designed in 100% DROPS Paris yarn, in two contrasting shades. With a relaxed fit, the pattern fits… Continue reading

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