Christmas Carol doll

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Meet Carol, a festive-loving fangirl with a lust for all things noel. From her Christmas pudding hat to her reindeer shoes, Carol is 100% committed to the holly jolly season, and her intricate pattern is a brilliant chance for you to flex your hooky skills. To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need: Rico Essentials… Continue reading

T-shirt tree embellishment

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Christmas jumpers are all the rage, but forking out for a sweater you’ll only wear for a fortnight is a bit wasteful – not to mention pretty pricey at an already cash-strapped time of year. Instead, do your bit for the environment and upcycle an old top with this fun festive motif. For bonus planetary… Continue reading

Chunky red jumper

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Both simple to hook and easy to wear, our chunky jumper offers effortless style in two ways. Chunky yarn and tall trebles make this a super-swift project too, so you can finish it in good time before the winter freeze hits. You can also order a complete yarn pack for this project from Deramores here!… Continue reading

Legwarmers in issue 89 – hot to trot

Bridge the gap between summer shoes and winter boots with a warm and stylish pair of legwarmers. This set makes an ideal quick-hook project, plus the simple pattern is easy to extend for calf-high heating. Not for you? They make a boot-ylicious stocking filler for teens and chilly friends, too.  Check out our free crochet… Continue reading

Squish bears in issue 89

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Have you met our latest squeeze? These squish bears are short, light and handsome, and while they loves a cuddle they definitely won’t hog your little one’s cot. They’re mainly a simple make but the gusset upgrades them to tricky, so pay close attention on Round 6. UK and US crochet terms conversion chart How to make a Magic Loop Check out… Continue reading

Boy doll Malik in issue 89 – such a cheeky chappy

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Now that’s the look of a boy caught with his hand in the cookie jar. But with his adorable appeal, he’ll have charmed his way out of a grounding by teatime. His dungarees are fully removable so once made you can switch up his outfit for long-term appeal. Find your local Simply Crochet stockist Subscribe… Continue reading

Mermaid angel tree decorations from issue 89

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These pretty mermaid angels certainly know how to have fun, whooshing through the ocean or soaring high above the clouds – and especially while hanging out on your Christmas tree. As flat makes they’re an easier alternative to 3D amigurumi. Find a back issue of Simply Crochet Find all of our video tutorials on Youtube… Continue reading

Cable poncho in issue 89 – a winter wonder

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The cosiness of a jumper meets the flattering drape of a casual wrap in this one-size-fits-all poncho. A single-colour style lets the cable stitchwork do the talking in this comfortable, elegant winter warmer. How to make a Double Crochet stitch Check out our free crochet patterns Buy the current issue of Simply Crochet To hook… Continue reading

Bobble cushions in issue 88 – fade to grey.

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Straight out of a chic boutique window, these ultra-stylish geometric cushions are a lesson in timeless style. Their neutral palette works with most interiors – team with a fluffy rug for a texture fiesta. When working puff stitch, ensure your loops on the hook are all the same height to create even bobbles, and in… Continue reading

Meet our editor Sara Huntington at Yarndale

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Are you heading to Yarndale on Saturday 28th September? If you are don’t miss out on your chance to meet our very own editor Sara Huntington. Taking place in the new Scheepjes Lounge, Sara is one of many crochet designers and professionals being interviewed by Scheepjes blogger Matt from A Boy and Bunting. Sara will be… Continue reading