Weekly inspiration: ‘it’ bags

A collection of our favourite patterns and ready-to-wear bags on the net. column one: Tote bag from With Love Linda, aztec beach bag (pattern) Lutter Idyl column two: Laptop case by Canal blog, heart coin purse (Etsy) studiowonjun, rainbow clutch this next column three: Yoga bag (pattern) by Yoga Hound  

Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

Finding colour inspiration for a big project such as an afghan or a rug can bit tricky, especially when there are just so many beautiful colours and yarns to choose from. To help we are going to start a colour resource series on the blog, selecting colour themes and palettes from existing work and crafts… Continue reading

Amazing crochet in Mollie Makes issue 23 – out now!

Mollie Makes issue 23 is out now. Get your copy from all good newsagents, supermarkets, independent craft shops, or from their official online store. We’ve fallen in love with this month’s Mollie Makes more-so than  usual due to some of the gorgeous crochet projects featured inside. Including these fab cushions from Jorine Tieleman of Ma-ak which we… Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet issue one

The first issue of Simply Crochet has only been out for a week, but you talented lot have already been busy making some fabulous things from the patterns in the magazine. Here are just some of the projects you’ve shared with us over the week… We always love to see what you’ve been making, so… Continue reading

Five Etsy finds: winter warmers

As seen in issue one, here is a little more info on our top picks this month… The Velvet Acorn, Hampton Hood, $5.50 Wrap up warm and snug in these adorable designs from The Velvet Acorn. There’s a great range of cute hats and hoods for kids, as well as warmers for adults – great… Continue reading

Our top 10 crochet tips

Save time and get great results with our favourite crochet tips and tricks.

Where to find Simply Crochet

  Simply Crochet hits the UK shops today! If you’re on the look out for issue one, make sure you check out the find us page before hitting the shops! We’re also excited to announce that the digital version of issue one is ready to download! Click here to download issue one on Apple Newsstand… Continue reading

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Save the date! The 2013 Knitting and Stitching show

This year’s Knitting and Stitching show may still be 10 weeks away, but we can’t wait already… From the 14th to 17th March, London’s Olympia will be turned into a fiber artist’s heaven, with 180 companies and professionals attending you’ll have the perfect opportunity to stock up on the latest yarns and accessories, chat to… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: January diet

A collection of our favourite (and super healthy) play food! row one mushrooms created by Jessica Polka – the patterns are available from her Etsy shop jpolka, carrot designed by deux poissons, radishes by Gédane row two red pepper, red onion and half an avocado all from HIPOTA  

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