Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions – Win the book!

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‘Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions’ by Laura Strutt hits the book stores this month, and we got to have a first look at this fab new book. The book features 35 stylish and colourful homeware patterns that are suitable for a range of skill levels, so even if you’re a beginner you’ll find plenty of simple patterns that will help you add… Continue reading

Little Monster Free Pattern

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Halloween is nearly upon us, and we’ve been having some strange goings on here in the Simply Crochet office! You may have seen our Little Monster Kit by Erinna Lee that is included with the print edition of issue 76 (US subscribers will have had it with issue 75). Well, it appears that this little monster… Continue reading

Remember the poppy- Free Poppy Pattern

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This year marks the 100th year since the end of the First World War in 1918. On and around November 11th, wearing a poppy is a sign of remembrance and thanks, to honour those who have died in war. Simply Crochet’s Lucy Croft has designed an extra-special poppy brooch to give as a gift or wear… Continue reading

Win Novita Nordic Wool

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In issue 76 you’ll find our fabulous Nordic collection, made in gorgeous Novita Nordic Wool which recently launched in the UK. If you fancy hooking up some stunning accessories, choose from our stylish mitts, scarf, hood or socks. And for those of you that are looking for a bigger project, our cosy jumper by Fran Morgan… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Issue 76 – on sale now

The bikinis and flip-flops might be going back into storage, but it can’t be all bad – we’re heading into seasonal territory, where crocheted pumpkins, spiders and Christmas puds are the norm! We’re helping you to get your Christmas crochet under control with this issue. Start by fluffing up our rather dashing reindeer and his unique… Continue reading

In for a treat – Free Pumpkin Basket Crochet Pattern

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In issue 76 of Simply Crochet we promise a free pattern for this fab and fun pumpkin (or Jack O Lantern, if you prefer) treat bowl. You can head round the neighbourhood filling this easy-to-hook holder with lollies and chocs on October 31st. And as it’s made with sturdy Bobinny cord, it’ll last for years. Designed… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

Top 10 Free Halloween Patterns

What are your plans this Halloween? We’re already excited about what costumes we’ll be wearing, how to best decorate our home and what sweet treats we’ll be giving as gifts! So to help you with some project ideas we’ve compiled this spooktacular list of our top 10 favourite FREE crochet patterns! Witch one will you… Continue reading

Novita yarns launch in UK

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Novita yarns have launched in the UK and are exclusively available at John Lewis stores and online. Although new to the UK yarn market, Novita are a brand with strong roots and a long history. This Finnish brand started life as one mans dream of creating fine quality knitting yarns, and has grown to be the largest hand… Continue reading

Hook to Hook Designer Challenge in issue 76 of Simply Crochet

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We’re getting all spooky with our Hook to Hook challenge in issue 76, with two Halloween-themed cushions by Alessandra Poggiagliolmi and Kati Brown. You can vote for your favourite of these two designs on our Simply Crochet Instagram page. To vote, simply double tap and comment on the one you prefer, and one lucky reader will… Continue reading

We Heart Layers

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It’s not too late to hook up a lacy top this season, and this heart-themed beauty by Fran Morgan works just as well over a little vest top on warm autumn days as over a long-sleeved tee when the clouds come in. You don’t need a chart for this nifty number –  enjoy the two-stitch… Continue reading