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

Spook-tacular free patterns

Some of our favourite free patterns from around the web inspired by Halloween… 1. Shark beanie Sarah at Repeat Crafter 2. Kitten ears Hook-de-loop 3. Eyeball Crochet Ninja 4. Amigurumi bat Karissa Cole 5. The black widow spider Lutter Idyl 6. Bat bow-tie and simple mask both Good Knits

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… Continue reading

Did you say free yarn?

We did! From today until 23rd October you can pick up a free ball of Bergere De France Barisienne in Angelite plus a cute knitting pattern when you buy Simply Crochet, Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Mollie Makes or The Simple Things from WHSmiths stores across the UK (in 327 stores). Hurry before I nab them… Continue reading

Free pattern: e-reader case to download now

Free pattern: e-reader case

This free pattern for an e-reader case is great for newbie crocheters, as it uses just chains, double crochet and half trebles. It’ll make a great Christmas gift too, so even if you’ve been hooking for years you can whip up several in different styles as handmade gifts. Half treble stitches form solid front, back and flap… Continue reading

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