Download this egg basket pattern for free today!


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    

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 © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Join a yarn bomb in aid of Kids Company


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


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

Free pattern! A super-sweet bow


We’ve only gone and found the perfect last minute make to fill that final stocking or wow a nearly forgotten pal (we all do it).  Make this gorgeous bow as a last minute gift for her or him (with a little adaptation!) there’s still time… YOU WILL NEED ■ Yeoman Panama 4ply 20g Salmon (111)… Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas, day 7: free friendship bracelet patterns


Give a few and keep some more for yourself. These quick and easy friendship bracelets from Kirstie McLeod will keep you, hooky and all your pals happy this weekend! YOU Will NEED ■ Rowan, Handknit Cotton (50g/85m, 100% cotton) 1 ball of each: Bleached (263), Gooseberry (219), Sugar (303), Slate (347) ■ A 4.5mm (US… Continue reading

The 12 Days of Christmas, Day 2: The Island Wool Company

Sirri 3-ply red

Today The Island Wool Company are offering 10% discount on their gorgeous Sirri yarn – simply enter the promotional code XMAS10 at the checkout. The Island Wool Company have a irresistible collection of crochet patterns, including this Granny square blanket, this stool cover and this super-cute kids’ jumper! Plus, if you fancy a spot of knitting, today we have… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet a Christmas pud


This little pud by designer Brigitte Read contains something better than a sixpence – it’s a basket for your crochet notions! You could also use the basket as an alternative to a traditional stocking, filling it with little gifts and hanging it at the foot of a bed, or you could fill it with wrapped… Continue reading

Your free Christmas donkey pattern


As part of Cara Medus’ crochet nativity set, we’re giving away this donkey pattern completely free! You can download the pattern here. And if you want to complete your nativity scene, you can buy the complete pattern book as a digital edition from Friday October 25th. It contains Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, plus the… Continue reading

Are you feeling festive? Our crochet nativity special is on sale today!


Designed by our super-talented hookster Cara Medus, this crochet nativity is perfect for adding a magical festive feel to your home. Complete with 12 amazing patterns, you can make your own Mary, Jesus and Joseph, plus two shepherds (with a lamb), the three kings, and an angel, plus a donkey, camel and sheep.    … Continue reading