50th Issue Blog Party – Christmas poinsettia free pattern

Free pattern: crochet poinsettia flower

For Day Five of our Blog Party we’re giving away the free pattern for this beautiful poinsettia flower – perfect for Christmas time. Yarn SCHEEPJES, Catona 1 x ball 244 ( Dark Green ) 1 x ball 115 ( Red ) 1 x ball 179 ( Gold ) 3 mm hook   NOTES The Poinsettia… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – free pattern for 3 Wise Men

Simply Crochet three wise men

It’s our 50th issue and so we’re celebrating our birthday with a week-long blog party! Starting today we’ll have something special on our website every day. Sara Huntington designed these adorable Three Wise Men in issue 25, and now the pattern is available to download from our Ravelry store. And for our birthday we’re giving… Continue reading

Free hat pattern – Precious Coral lacy hat

Free crochet hat pattern

Inside issue 49 you’ll find a pattern for Sara Huntington’s chunky handwarmers, hooked in Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted. And Sara has also designed this pretty matching hat, and you can find the free pattern here. For where to buy or download a copy of issue 49 with the handwarmers pattern, click here. Beret pattern You will… Continue reading

Pokemon Go crochet patterns

Pokemon free crochet patterns

As the Pokemon Go craze sweeps the world, we’ve gathered together our favourite Pokemon crochet patterns for you and your family to join in the fun. Bizzy Crochet has this amazing Pikachu pattern available for free on her blog.   I Crochet Things has a number of free Pokemon patterns on her blog, including this… Continue reading

Caron: celebrating 100 years of technicolour with this glorious yarn – guest blog post

Caron yarn birthday

Caron is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and this yarn brand continues to go from strength to strength because it delivers amazing results and the colour choice is quite simply vast. Crochet is all about colour and letting your imagination run riot. Caron Simply Soft offers an exceptional range of colours and it’s Aran weight,… Continue reading

Free pattern: rabbit egg cosies

Easter egg cosies

Top and tail your morning eggs with the cutest bunny rabbit egg cosies, designed by Sara Huntington. The bottom halves have cute little pompom tails, and the tops have rabbit ears! And the pattern is available to download free, right here.  

Free Pattern – St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock

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With St. Patrick’s day on the 17th March, we thought we’d share our lucky little shamrock pattern from issue 41. The pattern designed by our editor Sara Huntington shows the shamrock used as a brooch, but we think it would fair equally well as a hat pin or appliqué patch. However you wear it, we… Continue reading

Free patterns – Mother’s Day gift ideas

Crochet rose

To treat your Mum to something special this Mother’s Day, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite quick projects – flowers and bows to use as a brooch or in her hair, a mug hug, a case for glasses or sunglasses, and a set of bracelets. Hook your Mum a cosy mug hug so… Continue reading

Join the #Make2Share Challenge – spread the hooky fun!

#Make2Share

The #Make2Share challenge is about spreading your love of crafting to friends and family – we’re asking you to give a handmade gift, and ask the recipient to then pass on a gift of their own. Started by retailers, media companies and manufacturers, we want to promote the joy of handmade giving and receiving. If… Continue reading

Free puff stitch bauble pattern!

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Need a last minute Christmas gift? Or is your tree missing that little something special? Well we’ve got the perfect pattern for you! This free bauble pattern uses puff stitch to create an elegant, irresistible texture. You can make the bauble using any yarn you fancy and on any hook size, but we used a… Continue reading