Crochet Tutorials: Double Crochet


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.   DOUBLE CROCHET (dc) One of the key stitches in crochet, doubles are simple, compact stitches that form a dense fabric.   1. To make a double crochet stitch, insert… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Slip Stitch


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.   SLIP STITCH (ss) This stitch has no height – often used to join rounds.   1. The slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 29


Make the most of the April showers, and snuggle up indoors with your hooks and yarns. In this month’s issue, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous lacy makes for you and your home. Grey’s definitely the new black, so make a bold statement with this stunning throw and open-back jumper. Inside this issue, we have four… Continue reading

Yarn discount code from Wool4less

Beret Simply Crochet issue 28

If you’re planning to hook Lucy Croft’s Raspberry beret from issue 28, don’t miss this reader offer from wool4less. Simply enter code SCSNARAN15 to save 10% on the brand new Sublime Natural Aran 50g balls! The pattern only uses 2 balls, so with this code you can get the yarn for under £12 including UK postage…. Continue reading

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Crochet roses and spread some hooky love


We love this simple pattern from issue 27 so much, we had to share it on the blog. What will you do with your crochet rose? YOU WILL NEED Any DK cotton 4mm (US G/6) hook Sewing needle     Ch30. Row 1 (RS) 1dc into the second ch from the hook, ch2, skip 1… Continue reading

Free crochet blanket pattern


This free blanket pattern is taken from Crochet Red by Laura Zander as part of the Stitch Red campaign, to raise healthy heart awareness amongst women. And it’s the only pattern you need to hook this Valentines. YOU WILL NEED Lion Brand Yarns Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic, 100g/156m) 3 balls of: Yarn A Burgundy (148)… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 28


Inside Simply Crochet issue 28 you can celebrate spring in the best way possible – with an abundance of fabulous crochet. Get your place all kitted out for Easter with our collection of bright kitchen accessories (chickens and bunnies galore), a fantastically floral spring wreath and some very pretty mandalas. Feel like switching up your… Continue reading

Crochet heart balloon pattern


It’s officially the month of amore and there’s no better way to celebrate than by spreading some hooky love with this free heart balloon pattern by Ilaria Airali of Airali design. Hook a up a bunch to send to sweethearts, BFFs and budding crocheters alike! And don’t forget to pop over to Ilaria’s blog besenseless… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 28 competition

Crochet cards on the go

We have a great prize in the Simply Crochet issue 28 competition: three lucky readers will each win a set of DK’s Crochet Cards on the Go. it includes 25 project cards for garments, accessories and toys, plus a ‘How to crochet’ book. To enter, simply fill in the entry form here with your details…. Continue reading

Win – Clover Amour crochet hooks

Clover Amour crochet hooks

Have you seen our competition on page 14 of issue 27? We have three sets of the new Clover Amour crochet hooks to give away, in five sizes ranging from 6.5mm to 10mm. Each one can be identified by a different, brightly coloured and super-comfy handle. They’re a dream to work with and just the… Continue reading