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

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

In Simply Crochet issue 61 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Emma Wright and Emma Leith. They were both given six shades of DY Choice Aran With Wool yarn and challenged to design us a blanket. “This cosy design is built around an old favourite”, Yorkshire-based… Continue reading

Competition: New King Cole Luxury Merino

King Cole have released a brand new Luxury Merino DK yarn. We can’t get enough of this bouncy yarn! It’s soft and hooks up beautifully, plus thanks to its superwash quality there’s no problem popping it in the washing machine. Available in a mix of 22 rich, pastel and muted shades, we’re spoilt for choice with… Continue reading

Competition: Win A Pony crochet hook set!

The new Slick Aluminium Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set from Pony certainly lives up to it’s name…it’s very slick indeed! It includes eight smooth and light hooks in sizes 2-6mm and one comfy handle that can be swapped onto any of them. The lid doubles as a hook gauge, and stitch markers and wool needles are… Continue reading

Competition: Win a Wool And The Gang Kit

Wool And The Gang have just released their new Tina Tape Yarn as well as a new collection of DIY kits for both knitters and crocheters. The new styles reflect the latest trends and silhouettes for the season. The full collection can be seen here, and as well as the ‘Summer Love’ bag pictured above… Continue reading

Competition: Win Stylecraft Special Yarn Packs

The huge palette of Stylecraft Special DK just got even bigger with the addition of three new summery hues. Sorbet shades Mushroom, Buttermilk and Vintage Peach join the 82 – yes, 82! – other colours available. The Vintage Peach shade was suggested by top blogger Lucy at Attic24 and she collaborated with Stylecraft to get… Continue reading

Competition: Win ‘The Shawl Project’ Book

For shawl lovers, The Shawl Project: Book Three is a must. The book features five beautiful patterns by tip-top designers Kat Goldin and Joanne Scrace, as well as notes on shawl designing, gorgeous photography, and tricks and tips to help get your crochet looking perfect. COMPETITION TIME! Kat and Joanne have kindly given us two… Continue reading

Competition: win a Scheepjes Whirl yarn cake

Yarn cakes are so on trend at the moment, and the Whirl range from Scheepjes is no exception! These variegated yarns are a whopping 1000 metres in length, so perfect for those larger projects which you want to have a funky colour change. We’re giving one ball to three separate winners – you could get… Continue reading