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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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