Win a pair of tickets to Toft Alpaca’s book party!

Edward's Menagerie

We’re giving away four pairs of tickets to Toft’s book party on the 25th July, to celebrate the official launch of “Edward’s Menagerie”. Based on their popular crochet kits, the book contains new and exclusive patterns, as well as character descriptions for each animal. The event will be held at Toft’s alpaca farm in Warwickshire, 3pm-8pm…. Continue reading

Save 40% on yarns in the Wool4less sale!

Wool4less sale

Today is the first day of the fantastic Wool4less sale, and we’re bringing you a new deal each day for 24 hours only! As Angela from Wool4less explains, “This is our annual clearance sale, and because we do only this once a year we like to make it BIG! We’re reducing all our current yarn… Continue reading

Host a Strawberry Tea party to help women facing breast cancer

Strawberry plant

Get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care from 1 June to 31 August. The funds raised through the Strawberry Tea campaign, which is sponsored by fine bone china teaware specialist Royal Albert, will help support the thousands of women waking up to the harsh reality of… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 20 is on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 20

Don’t miss Simply Crochet issue 20, with beachy makes for your home, a retro-style bikini, kitty creations for luxe travelling, and an exclusive blanket by Nicki Trench. You’ll also find Joanne Scrace’s cardi in yummy hand-dyed yarns, a beautiful sun hat, Emma Varnam’s beach hut and more. Before you set off, stock up on the… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 20

Simply Crochet issue 20

Sun Hat p.38 We’re sorry, the maths was wrong in this first section. The first 8 rounds should be as follows, and not as printed. You should be increasing by 12 sts each round until the end of Round 6, then increase by 7 sts in Round 7 and 5 sts in Round 8. You can… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 19

Simply Crochet issue 19

We’re sorry, we have a correction to the Lacy Shawlette, p.27 The stitch count of Row 30 should be 175 sts. Row 31 should read as follows: Row 31 Ch5 (counts as tr, ch2), skip 2 sts, (1dc into next st, ch5, skip 5 sts) twice, (2dc into next st, ch5, skip 5 sts, 1dc… Continue reading

Handmade Toys competition winners

Hand Made Toys

Congratulations to the 5 winners of the Handmade Toys magazines: Angela Silvester in Gravesend, Nicola Taylor in Edinburgh, Claire Carter in New Zealand, Phillipa Hinde in Etchingham, and Louise Fairfield in Hull. Your prizes are on their way. 

Corrections in issue 18

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We’re sorry, there’s an error in the Child’s Dotty Jumper in issue 18. If you follow the pattern as written you’ll have the correct total number of rows to achieve the required length, but there should be another bobble row written into the pattern. The corrected version is below. In the Medium size there’s also… Continue reading

Festival headband in issue 19

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We appreciate that several of our readers have brought the issue of our ‘Festival headband’ to our attention. We did not intend to cause offence or be disrespectful and sincerely apologise for any offence caused. We were inspired by the colours used in artefacts, arts and crafts produced by both ancient and contemporary Native American… Continue reading

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Free Granny Square beach bag pattern

Beach bag

This granny square beach bag is perfect for making, and taking, on holiday. This quick and simple project by Cara Medus uses just eight squares, so you’ll have it finished in no time. Download the pattern here