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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Free pattern! Cosy mug hugs


Practise some new stitches with these mug hug patterns then settle down to a cosy cuppa and some more hooky-time. Bliss! You will need Bessie May Smile (100% Extra Fine Merino, 50g/120m), 1 ball each of Lichen (3060), Berry (3080), Kiss (3090) DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m) 1 ball each of brown (5434), white… Continue reading

Shaun the Sheep Best Western competition

Best Western hotel room

To help you spring into action this February, we’re giving you the chance to win a baa-rilliant weekend away with Shaun the Sheep The Movie and Best Western GB. The prize is two nights’ accommodation with breakfast and dinner, for two people sharing a twin or double room! To enter, all you have to do is send… Continue reading

Alphabet charts from issue 27

Monogram coasters alphabet charts

In issue 27 we’ve featured alphabet charts for monogram coasters by Becky Skuse. Turn to page 85 to find the pattern, plus letters A, B and C. And here are the charts for the remaining letters of the alphabet, which you can download free! Alphabet charts page 1 Alphabet charts page 2 Alphabet charts page… Continue reading

A look inside issue 26


Start the new year as you mean to go on – with a handful of yarn and a brain buzzing with hooky inspiration. Stay cosy with our collection of bright, granny treble accessories (including sweet socks and a show-stopping skirt), Stylecraft’s pretty hexie shawl and Kat Goldin’s snuggly cabled cardi. Still enjoying the party season?… Continue reading

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A message to subscribers

There have unfortunately been delays in the mailing of subscriptions copies. Simply Crochet issue 25 experienced a delay but all subscribers should have now received their issue. All replacement issues were dispatched on the 8th December. Please allow a week from dispatch (UK), 10-14 days for (Overseas). If you haven’t received your copy after these dates,… Continue reading

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Corrections in issue 25

Simply Crochet issue 25

We’re sorry, in issue 25 there’s a correction for the Christmas Tree pattern on page 27. Round 39 should read: *2dc in next dc, dc in next 14dc; repeat from * around. [64 dc]   Mouse Toy, p.64 On the Head, work Rounds 12 onwards as follows: Round 12 (4dc, dc2tog) 6 times. [30 sts] Round… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 25 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 25

Simply Crochet issue 25 is on sale now, and it’s our Christmas issue! Your free gifts this month are this 2015 calendar and sticker sheet, from Obey Crochet.   Inside the issue you can make bright decorations, luxe spa goodies and a honeycomb hexi blanket. Plus, try embroidery and hooking with furry yarn. Deck your… Continue reading

Tunisian crochet: the expert guide

Tunisian crochet - finishing, step 2

Tunisian crochet combines the best of knitting and crochet – it’s got a hook like crochet, but it also keeps several stitches on the hook, like knitting. You can achieve many different stitches and effects, and even combine it with regular crochet. To make room for all those stitches, most Tunisian crochet is done with… Continue reading

Free pattern – Halloween crochet skull

Halloween crochet skull

This crochet skull is perfect for Halloween. It measures 7x5cm, so you could make it into a brooch or hair decoration, or hook up a whole chain to make some spooky bunting. And we’re giving you the pattern for free! You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% cotton, 110g/201m) 1 ball of White… Continue reading