Shaggy bag from issue 87 – Fringe tutorial

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We love our shaggy bag from our fringed summer accessories from issue 87. But if you’re finding the fringe a little tricky, Martine de Regt has kindly provided a step by step walkthrough for adding the fringe. P.S. Don’t miss out on our competition where you could win all of the yarn to make this… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Christmas Patterns

Free christmas patterns

♫ It’s the most hookable time of the year ♫! And, to save you a bit of time, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favourite FREE Christmas themed crochet patterns from around the globe, as well as two exclusive Simply Crochet patterns that you won’t find elsewhere! This post has got you covered for some quick and… Continue reading

FREE Christmas tree decoration – a Simply Crochet exclusive!

Free crochet Christmas decoration of a snowman

This festive decoration is an easy-to-make project suitable for gift tags (without stuffing!), bunting (just add string!) or a lovely tree decoration as is! Featuring a cute little snowman in crimson red and mossy green, with pretty scalloped edges and black buttons and eyes, we’re sure you’ll enjoy this one. Designed by Marianne Rawlins. Get the… Continue reading

Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading

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

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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