Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Frank&Olive Crochet Retreat embroidery hoop

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s waistcoat pattern is worked in rounds of lace from a central colour wheel – with armholes positioned part way round, and the top folds over to form a collar. The length from the top of the shoulder to the lowest part of the shawl is 74cm. It measures 36cm across shoulders between the… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 45 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 45 cover

Simply Crochet issue 45 is on sale now, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit this month – dreaming of crocheting flowers for our hair and accessories for our camper van. There’s also a cushion and bootees that are good enough to eat, gifts to make your dad’s day and must-hook wardrobe updates. We have… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 45

Camper Cushions p.27. You will need 2 balls of Yarn A Cream, and not one as stated.  

Meet Simone Francis

Block blanket

Regular Simply Crochet contributor Simone Francis has a real knack for dreaming up beautiful Tunisian crochet creations. We found out more… Recognise some of these beauties? Talented crochet designer Simone is responsible for a lot of the gorgeous Tunisian projects featured in Simply Crochet, particularly those with fab colourwork, but how does she do it?… Continue reading

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Correction in Simply Crochet issue 44

Baby Blanket p.74 Change back to Yarn B at the end of Row 65, and then Rows 66-89 should read ‘Repeat Rows 20-46’. The row counts for the remainder of the pattern will be 3 rows out, but the pattern itself is correct.

Crochet Tutorials: Beaded Crochet

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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

Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn pack for new UK subscribers

Subs gift

Subscribe to Simply Crochet in the UK today and you’ll receive 6 balls of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream yarn to make this gorgeous Diamond Motif cushion cover, PLUS a ‘Bright Ideas’ pattern book with 17 crochet designs to make. The yarn pack and pattern book are worth £25, and you’ll pay just £23.95 every 6 issues when… Continue reading

Competition in Simply Crochet issue 44

Tote Bag - Stitches

For our competition in Simply Crochet issue 44 we’re giving away three of these amazing ‘Where My Stitches At?’ printed cotton tote bags. They’re available from House of Wonderland, who stock lots of magical accessories and stationery. The rainbow skein illustration is the stuff of dreams, and your WIP deserves a bit of arm candy. The… Continue reading

Craftmoji are now live – use our Apple craft emoji


We’ve developed the ‘Craftmoji’ – a set of over 100 craft emoji for Apple iPhones and iPads, so you can share your love of knitting and crochet with your friends. In the app are more than 100 cute and cheeky emojis to use on iPhones and iPads in iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, email and more…. Continue reading