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

Say hello to Simply Sewing


We’d like you to meet our new little sister Simply Sewing. A practical magazine for people who sew, or would like to start sewing. You can make everything from home furnishings to simple garments, soft toys and bags. Plus each issue comes with a gorgeous free gift! It’s not out until 12th Feb, but if… Continue reading

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Corrections in issue 27


We have a correction for the Spike Stitch, on page 51. Please note that the Basic Spike Stitch Pattern is correct as written, but you will need to fasten off the yarn and rejoin the new colour at the end of each row. Spike Stitch Legwarmers For the Legwarmers, use 3 balls of the shade used… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 26


We’re sorry, we have two corrections for patterns in issue 26. Cabled Cardigan, p.41 On the Sleeves, after repeating Rows 5-12, it states that there should be 43 rows in total. There are actually 44 rows at this point, but all of the other maths details in this section are correct. In addition, the 3-st… Continue reading

Cowl neck poncho pattern


Great news! The cowl neck poncho pattern is still available online. You can buy it through Ravelry here, for £2.75. Or you can download a digital edition of issue 25 for Google Newsstand (Android/Google Chrome), or for Apple Newsstand; issue 25 is also available through Zinio and the Nook. Happy Hooking!

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