50th Issue Blog Party – books competition

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Download issue 14 for free!

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The rumours are true, issue 14 has sold out in print, but there’s no need to panic because you can download the digital edition for free today and this weekend only through Apple (phew!) To get your free issue simply download the Simply Crochet app, then if you’re on an iPad tap the ‘Voucher’ tab… Continue reading

Revealed! Issue 14’s cover

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If like us, you’ve had your fill of turkey it’s time to get excited for the new year,  and we can’t think of a better way then giving you a super sneak-peek of our next issue… It’s our 1st birthday! So come and celebrate with us on 9th January – we’re hooking super-fun animal makes… Continue reading