In The Moment magazine: read a sampler and download free projects

In The Moment issue 1 cover

The first issue of our new sister magazine, In The Moment, goes on sale next week – Thursday 22nd June. You can take a look inside the launch edition with a free 8-page sampler, and choose a free project download when you sign up to the email newsletter. This brand new magazine helps modern-thinking women make the most of… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 58 – new issue on sale now

Get festival-ready this month with shiny gold sequins, playful fringing and mesmerising rainbow yarns. Inside this issue you’ll also find fruity makes and a little doughnut tunic to tempt you, plus an amigurumi challenge with very cute results. Grab your crochet hook and get stuck in. Delicious. Simply Crochet issue 58 is available both in-store… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – books competition

It’s Day four of our 50th Issue Blog Party, and we’re giving away a great selection of crochet books to get you hooking in time for Christmas. Up for grabs are: More Crocheted Socks by Janet Rehfeldt with Mary Jane Wood 20 to Make: Crocheted Beanies by Frauke Kiedaisch 101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes bookazine… Continue reading

Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Handmade Fair Meet the Maker: Joanna Clark Designs

You can officially start crossing off the days, The Handmade Fair is just one week away! We’ve already got a WIP waiting by the door for the journey to Hampton Court, and we can’t wait to see you there. Earlier this week we talked to Joanna from Joanna Clark Designs about what she’s looking forward… Continue reading

In with the new – issue 21 out now!

Take on a new crochet challenge with our latest issue. It’s packed with 28 sunny makes, including top designer Kat Goldin’s beautiful, vintage­style cardi in a golden mustard shade – fantastic. Learn how to make Solomon’s Knot stitches, give colourwork a go and make a gorgeous Tunisian crochet shopping bag. In the mood for something sweet? Hook a… Continue reading

Free pattern: Granny Marjorie

A few techie bugs have prevented us from updating our ‘Granny Square a Week’ app with a new pattern today, so as a special treat we’re posting it on the blog so no one misses out. Enjoy making your own Granny Marjorie and don’t forget to share your squares with us online through Twitter, Facebook,… Continue reading

Crochet flowers for breast cancer

On Saturday 26th July one of our regular designers Anne Egan will be taking part in ‘The Pink Run’ – women motorcyclists riding together into Calne Bike Meet sporting pink, to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. To raise a bit of extra money Anne will also be yarn bombing her bike for the… Continue reading

Free Pattern: crochet your own toilet paper

Softer, cheaper and better for the environment, scroll down for the pattern and get started! APRIL FOOLED YOU ALL!  For being a good sport, why not try your hook at these sweet little frames instead… You will need: Rowan Wool Cotton 4 ply (50% merino wool, 50% cotton, 50g/180m) 1 ball of each Butter (488),… Continue reading

Don’t miss Lucy’s new column and yummy yarn offers from Wool Warehouse

Issue 16 is out tomorrow! Make sure you don’t miss Attic24‘s new column and her inspiration behind this spring wreath – flowers. Head to Wool Warehouse to find yarn perfect for making your own http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/ – Rico Creative Cotton is only £1.79 a ball!  :o)