Inside Simply Crochet issue 33 – on sale now!


Simply Crochet issue 33 is on sale now, and it’s time for sunshine stitches. We’ve taken vintage styles and traditional techniques and given them a modern twist. Hook some dainty doilies with a touch of neon and flex your filet crochet muscles with our clever coasters and delicate wall hanging. Plus, discover a new stitch… Continue reading

The Amigurumi Collection from the makers of Simply Crochet

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In The Amigurumi Collection, all your favourite creatures to crochet from the Simply Crochet magazine are now in one adorable collection. Bursting with more than 40 super-cute collectable crochet creatures, Amigurumi Collection is perfect for all crochet lovers! From cuddly cats and dogs to the land of make-believe where dragons and fairytale princesses live, there’s something for everyone to… Continue reading

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What’s On? at the Craft Barn, July 2015


Black Sheep Wools have got some amazing workshops lined up for this July, plus Sarah Shrimpton will be popping in one afternoon to sign copies of her very first book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Crochet’. There’s plenty of crochet workshops in the mix, but don’t be afraid to try something new this summer. Plus, the Craft… Continue reading

Shaun in the City


Get ready to see some crochet like ewe have never seen before. The brains behind the amazing Briswool (seen at last year’s arts trail), Vicky Harrison, has created yet another woolly masterpiece. Feast your eyes on the absolute crochet beast that is Vicky’s Crochet Shaun the Sheep. The baa-rilliant sculpture will feature in the Shaun… Continue reading

Say hello to Chili Philly and his food-themed hats!

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Haven’t you always wanted to wear a giant crochet pizza on your head? Or maybe an avocado? Well even if you haven’t, Phil Ferguson – AKA Chili Philly – seems to be making a habit of it. After moving from Perth to Melbourne, the creative Australian was looking for design ideas and found them in… Continue reading

Corrections in Issue 32

Simply Crochet issue 32

Sorry, but there’s a bit of a mistake with the Sugar & Spice cardi pattern on p.66-68. Row 8 should read: Ch1 (does not count as st), dc into back loop of each st to end, turn, changing to Yarn A.

Inside Simply Crochet issue 32

Simply Crochet issue 32

Look inside Simply Crochet issue 32 – the sun is shining and our crochet flowers are blooming. This issue is bursting with bright ideas for handmade weddings and a hooky summer. From cake toppers to flower crowns, you’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas for gifts and accessories to make for the big day. Continuing the floral… Continue reading

Competition: win a crochet book!

Book giveaway

Feeling lucky? You could win a crochet book in our competition! We have four crochet books to give away: Austentatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski, Crochet Bakemono (monsters!) by Lan-Anh Bui & Josephine Wan, AmiguruME by Allison Hoffman, and The Big Book of Crochet Stitches by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss. To enter, simply fill in… Continue reading

Corrections in Amigurumi Collection


We’ve just produced a special edition, the Amigurumi Collection, and there is a mistake with the Santa pattern (originally from Simply Crochet Issue 12). Underneath the heading ‘Beard and Face’ it should read: With White, ch13.

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading