Free patterns: sun hat and sunglasses case

Perfect for your holiday or staycation, this set of patterns by Cara Medus are quick and easy to hook up – they only use basic stitches and simple colour changes, so they’ll make great gifts too. And you can download the patterns here.

Free pattern: Beautiful blooms

Learn to make Jennifer May’s pretty crochet flower the perfect accessory to help reinvent your summer wardrobe. BASIC FLOWER PATTERN For a large flower, follow the complete pattern from rounds 1-4. For a medium flower, follow rounds 1-3 only. Foundation round Ch6, ss to first ch to join into ring. Round 1 Ch1 (does not… Continue reading

Free barefoot sandals crochet pattern

We love this free pattern for summer – whether you’re on the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing in the garden, these pretty sandals are the height of summer chic. And they’re so easy – make them using just chains, trebles and double crochet stitches. You can download the pattern here. And you can download more… Continue reading

Red Heart yarns launch their UK website

We have some exciting news from Red Heart yarns – the new UK website is now live!   There are 31 different yarns available, from fashion, basic, and baby to sock yarn, in a wide range of colours. There are also over 100 free crochet and knitting patterns to choose from, including this baby’s crown sweater and this versatile shawl –… Continue reading

Crochet a tea cosy for Breast Cancer Care

Every summer Breast Cancer Care hold a Strawberry Tea Party fundraising campaign, to support the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. This year it starts on 1st June and runs until 31st August, so Breast Cancer Care are asking you to get together with friends and family this summer, and host a… Continue reading

Free Pattern! Chain petal buttons

Free baby’s strawberry hat pattern!

This adorable baby’s hat, designed by Cara Medus, would be a perfect gift for a newborn. The finished hat measures 18 1⁄4 in (46cm) x 6 1⁄2 in (16.5cm), and we used Rowan Pure Wool. And best of all, you can download the pattern free, here.

Free pattern alert!

Give a tried cardie a fresh look for summer with these trendy crochet buttons… Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter before Thursday to receive this free pattern straight into your inbox. These buttons are the perfect quick make for over the long bank holiday, and a great and easy way to upcycle some… Continue reading

Crochet a Granny Square scarf, just like TGBSB’s Ann

We’re all hooked on The Great British Sewing Bee, and now we have another reason to love it – contestant Ann’s amazing Granny Square crochet scarf she wore in this week’s episode! If you fancy hooking up your own version, you can use any Granny Square patterns and join them together – like Ann’s, we… Continue reading

Free picture frame patterns!

These adorable picture frames were one of our first ever patterns, way back in issue 1! And now you can download the patterns free, simply by clicking here.