Bright Ideas – Crochet Bead Jewellery

Crochet jewellery

Let your jewellery do the talking with these statement accessories, whipped up lickety-split in the amigurumi style. Making your own beads means you can pick the perfect shade to match your outfit, or create a personalised gift for a friend in a style to suit them. View our catalogue of Ravelry Patterns Download Simply Crochet… Continue reading

Brownie Points – Amigurumi Hedgehog


Complete with his own basket and blanket, Irene Strange’s prickly picnicker is a fun project for advanced hooksters. Bring Hester Hedgehog out of hibernation with light beige and brown yarn and a whole lot of loop stitch to make his trademark spikes. How to make a Magic Loop Check out our free crochet patterns Find… Continue reading

Colour your world with Gudrun Sjödén

Gudrun Sjödén

Gudrun Sjödén’s new bright and beautiful collection is designed to make a lasting impression on you and the planet One of Scandinavia’s most successful and distinctive designers, Gudrun Sjödén is known for creating clothes that are colourful, comfortable and extremely hard-wearing. As she travels the world, her ‘slow fashion’ is inspired by the places she… Continue reading

In full blue – Delft-inspired bag


Inspired by the myriad blues of Delftware pottery, Jane Crowfoot’s Delft blanket has caused a style stir! Here’s a fresh incarnation of the distinctive design, on a practical bag. This is a trickier make involving lots of similar shades, so take your time with it and be sure to work under a good light. UK… Continue reading

Woolfest 2019 set to hook new visitors


Woolfest 2019 (Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019) promises to be one of the best yet for crochet enthusiasts with Kathryn Parry of Gull Skull Designs in pride of place as this year’s Carolyn Rawlinson Memorial Stall Holder and several popular crochet designers and makers taking part. Woolfest will include over 155 craft stalls… Continue reading

Tassel time – summer blanket


Oh we do love a tassel or two… or in the case of this splendid creation, 20. Yes, bring it on! We can see this blanket is going to be our go-to summer number for lazing in the garden, picnicking with friends, and dancing round the living room pretending we’re in Strictly! (Surely everyone does… Continue reading

Fit for a king – swan cushion

Hook up a statement cushion for your sofa with this stylish design, worked in glittery yarn with pops of contrasting brights. You’ll have to flex your chart-following muscles to make up the swan, while the wing shape is added on top afterwards with surface crochet. Subscribe to Simply Crochet How to make a Treble Crochet… Continue reading

Novita 7 Brothers yarn


We love Novita and their gorgeous Finnish style. You may have spotted that our Moomin in issue 83 is made in their beautiful Muumit yarn (one of three of their special Moomin yarn). They have recently released another new yarn range – NOVITA 7 VELJESTÄ (7 Brothers) 7 Brothers is a classic 100g yarn that is more than… Continue reading

Moomin over you – amigurumi toy


Tove Jansson’s adorable Moomin comes to amigurumi! With his simple shape and cuddly dad bod, Moomintroll is the perfect cuddly toy candidate. He’s hooked up in the new Novita Muumit, a new, soft DK weight yarn available in six colours, in a 55% merino wool, 45% cotton blend. Start with the ears and arms, so… Continue reading

Go with the flow – filet beach dress


‘Fortune favours the bold’, cries the common adage, probably-not-but-maybe referring to those who dare to wear this amazing, showstopping filet beach dress! Its catwalk-esque style, however, is not reflected in the price – the Scheepjes Sugar Rush yarn used here is amazing value – you can hook this tunic up for under £24. At the… Continue reading