Win King Cole Giza Yarn with issue 63

In issue 63 our main collection is all about delicate lacy decorations, all made in icy shades perfect for the winter season. Plus you can try your hand at using PVA to make your crochet bowls and baubles solid! All the Lacy idea designs are made in beautiful white and glacier shades using King Cole Giza yarn, a… Continue reading

Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 63 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Pat Strong and Sharon Murphy. They were both given three shades of Debbie Bliss Pure Bliss yarn and challenged to design us some winter accessories. Knit and crochet designer Pat Strong also owns a yarn… Continue reading

Win King Cole Giza yarn

In issue 63 you’ll find the tenth of our mandala crochet patterns by Lucy Croft, based on the designs in our 2017 calendar. Each mandala is hooked in King Cole Giza yarn, a mercerised cotton 4ply that’s available in 20 fabulous colours. And we’re giving away six balls of Giza yarn to one lucky reader, for… Continue reading

Win tickets to Craft4Crafters

Craft 4 Crafters is returning to the Bath & West Showground on Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st October. The event has a huge 170 traders has now expanded across two halls. This year also features a new quilt display which has over 100 quilts on show. There’s also a huge range of workshops and demonstrations available, everything from… Continue reading

Win Yarn ball bumper stickers

Forget about baby on board, these bumper stickers by Tilly Flop Designs are all you really need in your car window. She also does a great range of yarn related tea towels and greeting cards, and even temporary tattoos! Competition time We’ve got 4 of each of these two bumper sticker designs to give away. All you… Continue reading

Win Patons Aran Yarn!

This month we’ve gone totally tartan! Our main collection in issue 62 is all about perfect plaid and charming checks, made with Patons Wool Aran. There’s a range of different techniques behind these stunning Scottish-inspired designs, from front post stitches to surface crochet. Competition time! We’re giving away ALL the yarn needed to make EVERY… Continue reading

Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 62 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Sylvia Margaret and Miki Hemphill. They were both given four shades of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn and challenged to design us some Halloween accessories. Sylvia told us, “Elaborate collars are my crochet trademark. I wanted… Continue reading

Competition: Win West Yorkshire Spinners yarn.

In issue 61 we featured this stunning stripy cardigan designed by Simone Francis. The cardigan is made using five shades of WYS Wensleydale Gems DK yarn, which is made from 100% British wool. With cute corsages and bright in-your-face colours, it really is a show stopper! You’ll find that as well as being super-cosy, the shape… Continue reading

Competition: Win Yarn and Colors Must-have Minis

Our main collection from issue 61 is all about pop art inspiration! We’ve got a Pow pocket patch, Wham Bam Shoe clips, an OMG purse, Boom bubble headband, luscious lips necklace, and some bold braces. They’re all made using super-cute 10g balls of Yarn and Colors Must-have Minis, teeny tiny little balls of mercerised cotton that come in… Continue reading

Competition: Win Hoooked Jute yarn

In issue 61 we featured a chunky V-stitch rug by designer Lucy Croft (pictured below). It’s made in fair trade Hoooked jute yarn, which is produced by a family-run sustainable business in Brazil. Hoooked natural Jute is a sturdy 100% vegetable fibre, and is perfect for those hard-wearing outdoor crochet projects. Plus it’s fully biodegradable, so even after… Continue reading