Naughty or Nice jumpers in issue 77 – Help Santa make his choice

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This season, you can be both naughty and nice with these clever Christmas jumpers by Sara Huntington and Cara Medus. What better way to stir up a little fun this season than with a cheeky reversible jumper – it’s easy to hook up and fun to wear! We’ve made the simple sweaters in fuchsia or… Continue reading

What a baby boomer – Toddler Sweater

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Hook up this super-sweet jumper with a bright pompom pop for tots, ready for autumn chills! We are firm believers that adding a pompom trim to anything makes it even better and this two-tone sweater by Emma Bassey is no exception. Hooked up in a soft alpaca blend, kids will love the feel as much… Continue reading

Cuffs to die for – Nordic Mittens

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The Finnish secret to warm hands is warm wrists too (and we know because they told us). This gorgeous colourwork pair by Louise Smith has extra-long, on-trend cuffs to help you stay snug when you’re away from the fireside this winter. These gorgeous mittens are just part of our Nordic ideas collection in issue 76,… Continue reading

Q&A with Hook ‘n’ Learn designer Lucy Croft

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Lucy Croft is the talented designer behind our Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along, as well as our previous Pick ‘n’ Mix CAL and many other popular Simply Crochet patterns. Lucy took the time from her busy schedule to answer these questions asked by members of our Hook ‘n’ Learn Facebook group! When designing a cal. Do you start with a… Continue reading

Coming up Roses Handbag

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Take summery roses with you into cooler days with Ilaria Caliri’s super-stylish handbag design, complete with its on-trend mustard background. Work the bag first in sturdy double crochet, then embroider on the geometric rose trellis pattern. Bloomin’ lovely! The bag is lined with thick felt to last more than just one season. You’ll find the… Continue reading

Nordic Jumper – Not just for Christmas

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Comfy but snug, traditional but on-trend, what’s not to love about this to-die-for diamond-pattern jumper in wintry shades? This snug, soft and sturdy jumper is hooked up in four gorgeous shades of pure wool. Designed by Fran Morgan, it has a classic shape and updated with a bishop sleeve. Our pattern is in sizes 8-22,… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

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What are your plans this Halloween? We’re already excited about what costumes we’ll be wearing, how to best decorate our home and what sweet treats we’ll be giving as gifts! So to help you with some project ideas we’ve compiled this spooktacular list of our top 10 favourite FREE crochet patterns! Witch one will you… Continue reading

Novita yarns launch in UK

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Novita yarns have launched in the UK and are exclusively available at John Lewis stores and online. Although new to the UK yarn market, Novita are a brand with strong roots and a long history. This Finnish brand started life as one mans dream of creating fine quality knitting yarns, and has grown to be the largest hand… Continue reading

We Heart Layers

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It’s not too late to hook up a lacy top this season, and this heart-themed beauty by Fran Morgan works just as well over a little vest top on warm autumn days as over a long-sleeved tee when the clouds come in. You don’t need a chart for this nifty number –  enjoy the two-stitch… Continue reading

Isn’t she lovely? Meet Bettie Badger…

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All dressed up and ready to go, Illaria Caliri’s adorable amigurumi character Bettie Badger makes her debut in issue 75 of Simply Crochet. She’ll make the perfect gift for bridesmaids (or even the bride!) at autumnal weddings or peep out of your shoulder bag on a trip to Anthropolgie (she’ll fit right in). But be… Continue reading