Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

Hook to hook designer challenge issue 66

In Simply Crochet issue 66 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Melissa Masterson and Veronika Cromwell. “In our busy world, the simple act of hanging out washing on a sunny morning”, Melissa told us, “smelling the fresh air and feeling the breeze, makes a chore a… Continue reading

Win an Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium bundle

Crochet your own unique dolls with Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium. The new flip-book from bestselling author Kerry Lord of TOFT is packed with mix-and-match doll patterns, plus a range of outfits to personalise the dolls. Turn your dolls into ballerinas, astronauts, cowboys, mermaids and wizards, or go for a classic stripy top and beanie look…. Continue reading

Competition: win Modern Tapestry Crochet book

Colourwork-loving designer Alessandra Hayden ( has released a book filled with inspiring tapestry crochet designs. Carrying two colours of yarn at once opens up new design possibilities: from Fair Isle designs to bold, geometric designs, and everything in between. This modern primer offers crocheters new to the technique detailed, step-by-step photos and illustrations as well… Continue reading

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