Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat crochet pattern

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat pattern is worked in rounds of lace from a central colour wheel – with armholes positioned part way round, and the top folds over to form a collar. The soothing process of working the colourful stitches of a mandala is amplified with this creative project. Vibrant lacy rounds radiate from… Continue reading

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Stylecraft’s Pampered Pooches: do you have the UK’s best-dressed dog?

Stylecraft Pampered Pooches Crocheted Dog Coats

This month Stylecraft’s Pampered Pooches is looking for the nation’s most pampered pet, in support of the Many Tears Animal Rescue charity. You can send in pictures of your dog, wearing its crocheted or knitted coat, to creative@stylecraftltd.co.uk or using the #StylecraftsPamperedPooches on Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to say which category you are entering, and the closing… Continue reading

Crochet colour work dog coat pattern by Fran Morgan – download it now

Crochet dog coat Simply Crochet

Fran Morgan designed this adorable crochet pattern for a dog coat in issue 48, worked in a colourful variegated yarn with colour work bone motifs. And now you can download the pattern PDF from our Ravelry store. It would fit small to medium dogs, as you can work the upper body piece to the length that… Continue reading

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Win a copy of Crochet Stitch Collection

Crochet Stitch Collection

You can broaden your stitch vocabulary and learn a few new techniques with our Crochet Stitch Collection. This special edition magazine features top makes from Simply Crochet, with 28 stitches to try in total, plus a mind-blowing 75 projects to hook. It’s just the thing if you’re looking for a new creative challenge in 2017. Find… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix CAL – Paintbox yarn packs now available

Simply Crochet Pick-n-mix CAL pack

Have you seen our Simply Crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix crochet-along? In each issue starting from issue 49 we’ve released a new blanket square pattern designed by Lucy Croft, and it’s included in copies for print and digital subscribers. The project is hooked in gorgeous Cascade 220 yarn, with packs available from LoveCrochet, and we’ve just launched… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 53 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 53

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 53 is on sale now, and 2017 is going to be the year of the mandala. This issue, you’ll find the first mandala in our new series and all kinds of exciting hooky treats. In issue 53 we’ve also fallen for mohair in a big way – it makes a… Continue reading

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Correction in Simply Crochet issue 53

Simply Crochet CAL pattern issue 53

In issue 53 there’s an update to the January Blues mandala on page 96: The repeat section of Round 7 should read *ch6, skip next dc of Round 5, (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) in next tr of Round 5; rep from * 6 more times, complete as written. There’s also an update to the Pick… Continue reading

Our Christmas gift to you: free crochet mug hug patterns

Simply Crochet Christmas gift free pattern mug hugs

Louise Smith designed this set of Rainbow Mug Hugs in Simply Crochet issue 40, and now we’re giving the pattern away as our Christmas gift to you! From the start of Christmas Eve until 11.59pm on Sunday 1st January 2017 you can download the pattern free, on Ravelry here. They’re worked in four shades of Rowan… Continue reading

Sewing Quarter: free sewing pattern download

Sewing Quarter is a new TV shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting, and will launch in January 2017. Featuring inspirational project ideas and techniques from the best designers in the industry, you’ll also find irresistible offers on all your favourite fabric and sewing room essentials. To stay up to date with news from Sewing Quarter, join the email… Continue reading

Crochet Stitch Collection – on sale now

Crochet Stitch Collection

Our new special edition, Crochet Stitch Collection, is on sale now, with new techniques to learn and beautiful projects to treasure. Discover more than 25 gorgeous crochet stitches in this handy collection of ‘how to’ guides – then put your new skills into action with over 70 favourite patterns chosen by the team at Simply… Continue reading

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