Free poppy pattern for Remembrance Day

Crochet poppy brooch

Throughout October and November, wearing a scarlet poppy is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9 November. It’s particularly poignant this year, as August 2014 saw the WW1 Centenary – the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the conflict. To mark this,  we’ve shared this free pattern from issue… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet collar pattern to download

Crochet collar

We love being able to embellish plainer clothes and imbue them with personality. This pretty collar is a free pattern for you, designed by Kirstie McLeod, and it’s a lovely example of a little project that will make an enormous difference. Pretty up any blouse, top or T-shirt with a plain neckline with this lacy collar…. Continue reading

Crochet shoelaces for the #rainbowlaces campaign

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Join footballers across England this weekend in sporting rainbow-coloured laces and show your support for the #rainbowlaces campaign – challenging homophobia in football. This pattern by Lara Messer only needs basic chains and simple slip stitches, so you can hook up a pair in time for kick off  Materials: 1 ball of variegated cotton DK… Continue reading

Host a Strawberry Tea party to help women facing breast cancer

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Get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care from 1 June to 31 August. The funds raised through the Strawberry Tea campaign, which is sponsored by fine bone china teaware specialist Royal Albert, will help support the thousands of women waking up to the harsh reality of… Continue reading

Free Granny Square beach bag pattern

Beach bag

This granny square beach bag is perfect for making, and taking, on holiday. This quick and simple project by Cara Medus uses just eight squares, so you’ll have it finished in no time. Download the pattern here

Our new Granny Square a Week app!

Granny Square app

Today we launched our new app for iPhone and iPad, Simply Crochet Granny Square a Week! Each week you’ll be able to download a new FREE Granny Square to add to your collection, including the pattern, chart, and all the details you need to make one. We’re starting off with the classic Granny Square –… Continue reading

Download this egg basket pattern for free today!

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Check or download the Simply Crochet app on Apple today . We’ve snuck this pattern in there for you and it’s free  - just in time for Easter   http://bit.ly/1d3UvUk    

Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Join a yarn bomb in aid of Kids Company

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Yarnbombing comes to Bath with a burst of springtime colour during Bath in Fashion Week this May, covering the city with an abundance of knitted and crocheted roses to raise money for Kids Company. The project will be co-ordinated by Emma Leith, a local artist and crochet maestro who has created the rose pattern that… Continue reading

Free pattern! Mini hearts for Valentine’s Day

Hearts

We could all use a little extra love in our life, and so we’re giving you this free mini hearts pattern designed by Tanya Kalyan. We think they’d look brilliant strung into bunting for celebrating on Friday, or even a single heart made into a special Valentine’s card… You will need: 4mm hook DK yarn… Continue reading