Issue 59: Cane Work Stitch Feature

Our new stitch feature in this month’s Simply Crochet is Cane work stitch. This stitch looks like Large ‘X’ shapes and is perfect for light airy garments. You can find the full tutorial on page 65 in issue 59, but we thought we’d give you a little extra helping hand and give you this handy… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

Planned pooling crochet

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, originally featuring in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

How-to-crochet-planned-pooling

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as argyle-style… Continue reading

Crochet video tutorials on our Youtube channel

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Did you know we have a large collection of crochet video tutorials on our Youtube channel? You can watch them free here, including the Yarniversity tutorials by Lou Barnes. In her video series you can master the basic stitches from the slip knot and chains, plus double crochet, treble crochet and half treble stitches. You can… Continue reading

Watch our Yarniversity crochet video tutorials on Youtube

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Today we’ve launched our Yarniversity Youtube video series, presented by crochet designer Lou Barnes. You can check it out here. So far it includes tutorials on slip knots, chain stitch, and half trebles, with more to come soon. And get to know Lou a little better in our chat: How did you learn to love crochet? I actually… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Beaded Crochet

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. This time, we’re showing you how to work a beaded treble stitch and how to thread a bead onto your yarn! To put these techniques into practice, check out… Continue reading

Melissa Gomez’s amazing new starting chain technique!

New starting chain 1

Have you read about Melissa Gomez’ new crochet starting chain technique in issue 38? She uses a variation of the long-tail knitting cast on – “I did a front to back yarn over, then a regular yarn over, and voila! I couldn’t believe how ‘breaking the rules’ in crochet could produce such a great new… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Holding the hook & yarn

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   HOLDING THE HOOK Try these methods and see which works best. Pencil method Hold the hook like a pencil, in your right hand (if you’re right-handed), about 3-5cm… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Treble Crochet

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. TREBLE CROCHET (tr) US term: double crochet One of the most popular stitches in crochet, this simple stitch is twice as high as a double crochet stitch.   1. To… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Making a Slipknot

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   MAKING A SLIPKNOT Try these methods and see which works best. 1. Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn… Continue reading