Patchwork-style bright blanket pattern now available on Ravelry

Bright blanket

We’ve uploaded Sara Huntington’s colourful blanket pattern to our Ravelry store, so you can download the pattern as a PDF and start hooking straightaway. Sara designed it in DROPS Karisma Superwash, which is fantastic value at just £2 ($3US) a ball and 100% wool. And there’s a choice of 40 colours… Each square is worked… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 43

Ankylosaurus p.43.   Rounds 1-8 of the Body should read as follows: BODY Make a magic loop. Round 1 (RS) 6dc into the loop. [6 sts] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 sts] Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times…. Continue reading

A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

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Did you catch our profile on Crejjtion blogger Maaike van Koert inside issue 43? We loved chatting with her. She has an incredible eye for colour, beautiful blooms and scrummy stitches. Within her own home, Maaike has a few guidelines she abides by for ensuring her crochet productivity enhances rather than overwhelms the space she… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 43 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 43

Simply Crochet issue 43 is on sale now, and we’re stepping back in time to celebrate the 1960s with monochrome patterns. Our geometric dress, statement jewellery and gloves are must-makes. Need a hit of colour? We have stripes galore with a stashbusting shawl and zigzag broomstick wrap. Grab a hook and prepare to feel groovy… This… Continue reading

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate spring

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The vintage-loving lady behind the Wonky Zebra pattern store is giving us the lowdown this month’s pom-tastic retro crochet find. “Here’s a cute and calorie-free treat for baby this spring; although you will probably use up a fair few in making it so that’s a win-win there. This little one looks very happy with the whole… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 43 – charts for Sweetheart Gloves

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  If you prefer to work from a chart than written instructions, here are the charts for the Sweetheart Gloves on p.28. Sweetheart Gloves

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

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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