Free heart decoration pattern

heart decoration

To celebrate Valentine’s day, we decided we’d give you the perfect gift – a free crochet pattern! This hanging trio of hearts decoration is by Anne Egan and originally appeared in issue 52 of Simply Crochet. It’s a nice quick project that you can hook up while eating those special choccys and watching your favourite slushy… Continue reading

How to crochet a twiddlemuff for dementia patients – free pattern

Crochet twiddlemuff pattern

A twiddlemuff, also known as a twiddle mitt or hand muff, is used to help people with dementia to give them something to do with their hands, and prevent them from fiddling with their skin, or pulling at medical equipment and bandages. A crochet twiddlemuff can also be useful for people with learning difficulties, and therapeutic for… Continue reading

Our Christmas gift to you: free crochet mug hug patterns

Simply Crochet Christmas gift free pattern mug hugs

Louise Smith designed this set of Rainbow Mug Hugs in Simply Crochet issue 40, and now we’re giving the pattern away as our Christmas gift to you! From the start of Christmas Eve until 11.59pm on Sunday 1st January 2017 you can download the pattern free, on Ravelry here. They’re worked in four shades of Rowan… Continue reading

Sewing Quarter: free sewing pattern download

Sewing Quarter is a new TV shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting, and will launch in January 2017. Featuring inspirational project ideas and techniques from the best designers in the industry, you’ll also find irresistible offers on all your favourite fabric and sewing room essentials. To stay up to date with news from Sewing Quarter, join the email… Continue reading

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

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.