Hook ‘n’ Learn now on Ravelry

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We’ve been blown away by how many of you have been getting involved with our Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along by Lucy Croft. Issue 70 features part 3,  which is a real beauty – this stunning shell stitch! But if you missed out on the first two parts, don’t worry, it’s not too late to catch up!… Continue reading

Exclusive Free Baby Beanie Pattern – World Craft Week

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Regular readers of Simply Crochet will be familiar with the name Hannah Cross – one of our superstar designers that has created many of our most popular designs! Hannah wanted to help us out with supporting the charity Bliss for this years World Craft Week, so she’s designed a new baby beanie pattern exclusively for us! This pattern… Continue reading

Free Crochet Baby Dress Pattern – World Craft Week

Crochet Baby Dress

It’s the first of our free World Craft Day patterns! As this year we’re fundraising for Bliss, we’re keeping it all baby-themed, so what could be more perfect that this adorable crocheted dress designed by our very own editor Sara Huntington. This versatile frock can be worn on its own or layered over a tee… Continue reading

World Craft Week starts today!

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Hooray, World Craft Week has officially started. This week is a celebration of all things crafty, and we’re going to be bringing you quick competitions and exclusive free patterns throughout the week. And it’s not just crochet, all of our sister magazines are getting involved too, so whether you simply enjoy sewing, are crazy for… Continue reading

Free Easter Bunny Ears Pattern

Free bunny ears pattern

Easter is here already! So to celebrate, we’re giving you a free crochet pattern for this adorable bunny ear headband! This pattern by Anne Egan is the perfect accessory for your little one (or yourself) while on an egg hunt, plus the ears are made with wire pipe cleaners – so they’re fully poseable!  … Continue reading

Hook ‘n’ Learn Part 1 – Free Pattern

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We’re so thrilled by how many of you have joined us on our new Hook ‘n’ Learn crochet-along. But if you missed out on issue 68, or your subscription starts from issue 69, then fear not! We’ve decided to make the first part available for free for a limited time so you can all catch up… Continue reading

Free Mothers Day Flower Pattern

Mother’s day is nearly upon us, but if you haven’t sorted out a present for that special lady in your life, we’ve got a quick free pattern for this fantastic potted plant. The best thing about these flowers – no need for watering, and they’ll last a lifetime…much like a mother’s love (awwwww). These potted roses… Continue reading

Free heart decoration pattern

heart decoration

To celebrate Valentine’s day, we decided we’d give you the perfect gift – a free crochet pattern! This hanging trio of hearts decoration is by Anne Egan and originally appeared in issue 52 of Simply Crochet. It’s a nice quick project that you can hook up while eating those special choccys and watching your favourite slushy… Continue reading

How to crochet a twiddlemuff for dementia patients – free pattern

Crochet twiddlemuff pattern

A twiddlemuff, also known as a twiddle mitt or hand muff, is used to help people with dementia to give them something to do with their hands, and prevent them from fiddling with their skin, or pulling at medical equipment and bandages. A crochet twiddlemuff can also be useful for people with learning difficulties, and therapeutic for… Continue reading

Our Christmas gift to you: free crochet mug hug patterns

Simply Crochet Christmas gift free pattern mug hugs

Louise Smith designed this set of Rainbow Mug Hugs in Simply Crochet issue 40, and now we’re giving the pattern away as our Christmas gift to you! From the start of Christmas Eve until 11.59pm on Sunday 1st January 2017 you can download the pattern free, on Ravelry here. They’re worked in four shades of Rowan… Continue reading