Win Novita Nordic Wool

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In issue 76 you’ll find our fabulous Nordic collection, made in gorgeous Novita Nordic Wool which recently launched in the UK. If you fancy hooking up some stunning accessories, choose from our stylish mitts, scarf, hood or socks. And for those of you that are looking for a bigger project, our cosy jumper by Fran Morgan… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Issue 76 – on sale now

The bikinis and flip-flops might be going back into storage, but it can’t be all bad – we’re heading into seasonal territory, where crocheted pumpkins, spiders and Christmas puds are the norm! We’re helping you to get your Christmas crochet under control with this issue. Start by fluffing up our rather dashing reindeer and his unique… Continue reading

In for a treat – Free Pumpkin Basket Crochet Pattern

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In issue 76 of Simply Crochet we promise a free pattern for this fab and fun pumpkin (or Jack O Lantern, if you prefer) treat bowl. You can head round the neighbourhood filling this easy-to-hook holder with lollies and chocs on October 31st. And as it’s made with sturdy Bobinny cord, it’ll last for years. Designed… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

What are your plans this Halloween? We’re already excited about what costumes we’ll be wearing, how to best decorate our home and what sweet treats we’ll be giving as gifts! So to help you with some project ideas we’ve compiled this spooktacular list of our top 10 favourite FREE crochet patterns! Witch one will you… Continue reading

Novita yarns launch in UK

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Novita yarns have launched in the UK and are exclusively available at John Lewis stores and online. Although new to the UK yarn market, Novita are a brand with strong roots and a long history. This Finnish brand started life as one mans dream of creating fine quality knitting yarns, and has grown to be the largest hand… Continue reading

Hook to Hook Designer Challenge in issue 76 of Simply Crochet

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We’re getting all spooky with our Hook to Hook challenge in issue 76, with two Halloween-themed cushions by Alessandra Poggiagliolmi and Kati Brown. You can vote for your favourite of these two designs on our Simply Crochet Instagram page. To vote, simply double tap and comment on the one you prefer, and one lucky reader will… Continue reading

We Heart Layers

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It’s not too late to hook up a lacy top this season, and this heart-themed beauty by Fran Morgan works just as well over a little vest top on warm autumn days as over a long-sleeved tee when the clouds come in. You don’t need a chart for this nifty number –  enjoy the two-stitch… Continue reading

Isn’t she lovely? Meet Bettie Badger…

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All dressed up and ready to go, Illaria Caliri’s adorable amigurumi character Bettie Badger makes her debut in issue 75 of Simply Crochet. She’ll make the perfect gift for bridesmaids (or even the bride!) at autumnal weddings or peep out of your shoulder bag on a trip to Anthropolgie (she’ll fit right in). But be… Continue reading

Colour boost – Sue Pinner blanket

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Design legend Sue Pinner has combined two yarns to great effect to create this must-have blanket for autumn – throw it over your shoulders for nights watching the stars or treat your sofa to a floral update. Once you get into the swing of hooking up the main triangles in this amazing and colourful blanket,… Continue reading

West Yorkshire Spinners team up with MIND charity with RE:TREAT yarn

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Treat yourself with the newest yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners, and all for a good cause! WYS have teamed up with the national mental health charity, Mind, and will donate 50p for every kilo of Re:treat sold. The new range features 11 shades and two marled colourways of chunky roving yarn made from a luxurious… Continue reading