Wrapped in colour – flower motif shawl pattern

Flower motif shawl

Sara Huntington designed this stunning ‘Wrapped in colour’ flower motif shawl, and the pattern is now available to download as a PDF from our Ravelry store for just £2.75. This pattern made in nine stunning hues is a very special make: 85 floral motifs are stitched with cool cotton. Sometimes more really is more… It’s… Continue reading

Free pattern: rabbit egg cosies

Easter egg cosies

Top and tail your morning eggs with the cutest bunny rabbit egg cosies, designed by Sara Huntington. The bottom halves have cute little pompom tails, and the tops have rabbit ears! And the pattern is available to download free, right here.  

Our week with One Man Crochet

One Man Crochet

Last week we were joined in the office by blogger and crochet obsessive Matthew Spiers (aka One Man Crochet). We asked him to write a little bit about his time with us… “I wanted to get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the production of a magazine and get a bit… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

Granny scarf blanket

Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Hook Hannah Cross’ diamond rainbow throw

Hannah Cross rainbow blanket

HanJan Crochet designed this stunning diamond blanket from issue 40. It’s unashamedly bright, has fun textured stitches that form a clever diamond pattern, and it’s finished off with a playful fringe (so there’s fewer ends to weave in too!). If you only crochet one blanket this year, make it this one. Throughout the pattern you work each… Continue reading

Hooky Highlights from CHSI Stitches

Crochet amigurumi owl

At the end of February, team Simply Crochet hit the road and headed to Birmingham’s NEC for the annual Craft Hobby + Stitches International show. It’s a trade show – and the press get a sneaky peek at all the new products, too! We caught up with some of our yarny favourites and found out what’s… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 42 – Tunisian crochet supplement

Tunisian Crochet supplement

Entrelac Cushion, Tunisian Crochet supplement p.17. The instruction for how to work the Tunisian Increase (Tssinc) stitch has been missed out: Tssinc (Tunisian Simple Stitch increase) in the next st Insert the hook under the horizontal bar before the next st, pull up a loop and leave it on the hook, insert the hook from… Continue reading

Free Pattern – St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock

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With St. Patrick’s day on the 17th March, we thought we’d share our lucky little shamrock pattern from issue 41. The pattern designed by our editor Sara Huntington shows the shamrock used as a brooch, but we think it would fair equally well as a hat pin or appliqué patch. However you wear it, we… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 42 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 42

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 42, is on sale now, with a rainbow shawlette, amigurumi caravan and pastel poncho to get your hook into. Plus lots of exciting techniques to learn – stitch Tunisian makes for your home, try corner-to-corner crochet and learn about therapeutic crochet from the experts. Easter’s on its way and… Continue reading

Free patterns – Mother’s Day gift ideas

Crochet rose

To treat your Mum to something special this Mother’s Day, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite quick projects – flowers and bows to use as a brooch or in her hair, a mug hug, a case for glasses or sunglasses, and a set of bracelets. Hook your Mum a cosy mug hug so… Continue reading