Olek’s crochet pink house

Olek crochet pink house

Artist Olek created these stunning houses, covered in crochet panels. Olek was born in Poland and now lives in New York, and uses crochet in her art. This summer she covered two houses in pink crochet, one is Sweden and a second in Finland, as a symbol of a bright future filled with hope. “We live in challenging times, a changing… Continue reading

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Vote in the British Craft Awards

British Craft Awards 2017

Voting is now open in the British Craft Awards 2017, and if you vote you’ll also get the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher*. We have 10 nominees in each of the five categories for Knitting and Crochet – cast your vote at www.britishcraftawards.com This is a great opportunity for you to tell us who deserves… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet at Loch Ness Knit Fest


The first ever International Loch Ness Knit Fest took place at Eden Court in Inverness from 29 September to 2 October and we were there to join in the fun. Over the four days, we found inspiration in Scottish yarn and craft supplies in the Marketplace, got creative with yarn demos in the Crafting Village… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – win a bumper crochet prize

50th issue blog party bumper-prize

It’s the final day of our 50th issue blog party, and we’re going out with a bang! One lucky reader will win this amazing prize, containing yarn, hooks, books, bags, buttons and more. The prize includes yarn from Hoooked, plus a jumbo hook to use with it; a bag kit from Wool and the Gang; two… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – win 60 balls of Scheepjes yarn!

Simply Crochet issue 50 stockings

In issue 50 we have a fantastic collection of candy-coloured Christmas projects, worked in Scheepjes Sunkissed and Scheepjes Catona yarns. And for Day Six of our 50th Issue Blog Party you have the chance to win enough yarn to hook all ten projects in the collection – that’s 60 balls of yarn! To see more of… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – Christmas poinsettia free pattern

Free pattern: crochet poinsettia flower

For Day Five of our Blog Party we’re giving away the free pattern for this beautiful poinsettia flower – perfect for Christmas time. Yarn SCHEEPJES, Catona 1 x ball 244 ( Dark Green ) 1 x ball 115 ( Red ) 1 x ball 179 ( Gold ) 3 mm hook   NOTES The Poinsettia… 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

50th Issue Blog Party – Treble Rebel pattern bundle

Treble Rebel pattern bundle

For Day Three of our 50th Issue Birthday Blog Party we have a special discount on two of Simone Francis’ amazing crochet patterns in our Ravelry store. Simone’s Rebel Rebel Biker Jacket and her Treble Tee usually cost £3.50 each, but for our Blog Party week you can buy both for just £5.00. Click the… Continue reading

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50th Issue Blog Party – free pattern for 3 Wise Men

Simply Crochet three wise men

It’s our 50th issue and so we’re celebrating our birthday with a week-long blog party! Starting today we’ll have something special on our website every day. Sara Huntington designed these adorable Three Wise Men in issue 25, and now the pattern is available to download from our Ravelry store. And for our birthday we’re giving… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 50

Lacy Snowflake, p.31. The stitch count at the end of Round 3 should read ‘12 dc and 6 ch-4 sps’ and not ‘24 dc’.   Polar Bear Blanket chart, p.73 The colour chart itself is correct, but the rows have been misnumbered. Number 79 is missing along the top, and number 88 is missing on… Continue reading