How to use your blocking board from issue 87

Simply Crochet issue 87 Blocking Board

Blocking your crochet motifs can make the difference between a wobbly edge and a perfect shape. With the print edition of issue 87 you get our fabulous foam blocking board, which is ideal for getting your square, triangle and hexagon motifs spot on! It not only means your shapes look better, but it makes it easier… Continue reading

How bazaar – Embellishment project from issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 basket

This vibrant design bursts over the basket lip and pours down the diamond motifs before dripping to the floor through the beaded fringing. Now that’s awash with colour! You can adapt the sizing of this embellishment to suit any basket size – although of course a particularly large one would need additional yarn quantities to… Continue reading

Top 10 FREE Summer Garden Party Crochet Patterns

Free summery garden crochet patterns

What an incredible sunny time we’ve had of late – so much sunshine and we’re hoping for lots more to come. We’ve felt totally inspired by this beautiful weather to create a list of our top 10 favourite FREE summery patterns plus 7 not-to-miss paid for patterns for those BBQs and garden parties you may be… Continue reading

That’s so fetch – Pet Blanket in issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 pet blanket

Walkies will take second place to snoozies once you’ve worked up this two-tone pet blanket. Sized to accommodate all creatures great and small, it’s a perfect petwarming gift, or a subtle hint to Rover to clear off the couch. The Bernat Blanket Pet yarn it’s made with features ‘Everfresh Probiotic Technology’ to help reduce animal… Continue reading

The Big Yarn Survey 2019


Welcome to our 2019 Big Yarn survey! We’d love to know a bit more about you, which crafting magazines and websites you enjoy using, and your general crafting habits! The survey will take around 15 minutes and is available to complete online until 11.59pm on Wednesday 4th September 2019. As a thank you for taking part,… Continue reading

Mindful mandala from issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Mandala

Mindfulness is having a fashion moment, appearing everywhere from social media to supermarkets. Now you can practise perfect presence as you protect your furnishings, with this beautiful mandala table mat. Made up in 2ply yarn, the finished piece has a delicate and lacy appearance, while the colour-clash neon shades prevent the doily from looking too… Continue reading

Get ready for Granny Square Day 2019

Granny Square Day 2019

Granny Square Day returns on Thursday 15th August 2019, so makes sure to put the date in your diary – this years going to be bigger and better than ever! We’ve been getting ready for this years event and working hard to bring you lots of special tutorials, videos, freebies and more which we’ll be… Continue reading

Jester minute – Harlequin Scarf From issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Harlequin Scarf

Take a fashion tip from the medieval courts with this pastel-tone harlequin scarf. Made up from a series of colourful diamonds, undulating edges and shaping on each motif give the scarf fabulous drape when made up, for an attention-grabbing accessory that can take you from summer to winter. Learn how to do Tunisian crochet UK… Continue reading

Daisy skein – Daisy Top in issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Daisy Top

You might be too old for daisy-chain necklaces now, but you can still capture the idyllic innocence they evoke in this floral scoop-neck Daisy top. Lain upon a meadow-green top this intermediate make is a fresh, sunny-day garment you’ll reach for summer after summer. How to make a Magic Loop Check out our free crochet… Continue reading

Ring ring – Crochet Napkin Rings

Simply Crochet issue 85 Napkin Rings

Half of dining is with our eyes, so give guests a visual feast before the starter’s up. We’ve gone for powerhouse brights with our napkin rings from issue 85, but you can match your colours to your crockery to make table set co-ords. Quick, easy, practical and long-lasting, this is a project well worth spending an… Continue reading