Free crochet blanket pattern


This free blanket pattern is taken from Crochet Red by Laura Zander as part of the Stitch Red campaign, to raise healthy heart awareness amongst women. And it’s the only pattern you need to hook this Valentines. YOU WILL NEED Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic, 100g/156m) 3 balls of: Yarn A Burgundy (148)… Continue reading

Crochet heart balloon pattern


It’s officially the month of amore and there’s no better way to celebrate than by spreading some hooky love with this free heart balloon pattern by Ilaria Airali of Airali design. Hook a up a bunch to send to sweethearts, BFFs and budding crocheters alike! And don’t forget to pop over to Ilaria’s blog besenseless… Continue reading

Free pattern! Cosy mug hugs


Practise some new stitches with these mug hug patterns then settle down to a cosy cuppa and some more hooky-time. Bliss! You will need Bessie May Smile (100% Extra Fine Merino, 50g/120m), 1 ball each of Lichen (3060), Berry (3080), Kiss (3090) DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m) 1 ball each of brown (5434), white… Continue reading

Alphabet charts from issue 27

Monogram coasters alphabet charts

In issue 27 we’ve featured alphabet charts for monogram coasters by Becky Skuse. Turn to page 85 to find the pattern, plus letters A, B and C. And here are the charts for the remaining letters of the alphabet, which you can download free! Alphabet charts page 1 Alphabet charts page 2 Alphabet charts page… Continue reading

Free pattern – Halloween crochet skull

Halloween crochet skull

This crochet skull is perfect for Halloween. It measures 7x5cm, so you could make it into a brooch or hair decoration, or hook up a whole chain to make some spooky bunting. And we’re giving you the pattern for free! You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% cotton, 110g/201m) 1 ball of White… Continue reading

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

Rainbow Laces Campaign 2

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

Strawberry plant

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