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

Love Crochet issue 48 on sale now

Get set for summer with our fabulous new issue of Love Crochet! Packed with small and sweet makes, we have a cute little hula bear, complete with grass skirt and hibiscus flower; an adorable sun hat for little girls; and our cover star, a bridal beauty who makes for a great wedding gift or cake… Continue reading

Yarn show season – the best UK shows for 2017

Yarn show season is truly upon us, but with so many different types of shows, fairs and yarn festivals in the UK it can sometimes be a bit tricky to decide which ones to attend ….unless you go to them all of course! And it’s not just how much you’re going to spend on yarn… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 57 – new issue on sale now!

Our new magazine, Simply Crochet issue 57, is on sale now and we’re indulging our crochet curiosity this month, in crochet patterns that play with bobble texture, Tunisian crochet, fun new stitches and plenty of colour. In our main collection we’ve gone back to basics, using just one beautiful shade of yarn to create home… Continue reading

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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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