Walk on the wild side!

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It’s not just your home which needs an animal print makeover (have you seen that tiger-skin rug?), your wardrobe would love one too. The shell-like stitching and extra thick hem make this vintage animal print cardi by Margaret Hubert a super-stylish garment for work or play. To hook up Margaret’s fantastic design, you’ll need: West… Continue reading

Choose pastels this winter with issue 79

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Brighten the winter gloom with a stylish cardi hooked up in cool pastel shades, the cover star of the latest issue of Simply Crochet. Throw it over a thin jumper or tee and step out into the winter sunshine (we live in hope!) Designed by Fran Morgan, the soft and super-smart jacket works well whether… Continue reading

Call of the wild – Issue 79 Animal Print Collection

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In issue 79 of Simply Crochet, we head out on safari, drawing inspiration from nature for our animal collection – heading up the set is a showstopping crocheted tiger skin rug by talented designer, Vanessa Mooncie (do you remember our elephant head – she designed that too!). There’s more to choose from – a zebra… Continue reading

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Heat it up or keep your cool with our beautiful blankets

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Issue 79 of Simply Crochet is on sale now and comes with a fantastic swatch card and pen set and a super-inspiring 28-page mini mag devoted to beautiful blankets and colour play. Each of our designers – Emma Leith, Ilaria Caliri, Hannah Cross and Esme Crick – have designed and made a blanket that works… Continue reading

Go for comfort at Christmas

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This cushion is for life, not just for Christmas! Sara Scales’ starry design and tie-up sides make it something a little different to make for your sofa or a friend as a gift. It’s a great chance to get to grips with popcorn stitch, too. Festive stress will float away as you hook up this… Continue reading

10 last-minute Christmas stocking filler ideas

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We love nothing more than giving and receiving handmade gifts at Christmas, so if you’re running out of time to crochet a gift, or you’re looking for the perfect idea for the crochet addict in your life, look no further! We’ve found our favourite stocking filler gifts from some fab independent Etsy makers, so you don’t have to! 1…. Continue reading

Reindeer girl has got Christmas sorted

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Martine de Regt’s amigurumi reindeer girl will add sparkly charm to everyone’s Christmas time! This little Santa’s helper is all dressed up for some festive fun – her dress, hat and boots are finished with snowy white fur, and she’s even rocking some golden reindeer antlers! She’s a stunner, and will make a fab gift… Continue reading

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