Simply Crochet issue 48 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 48 cover

Simply Crochet issue 48 is on sale now, and with autumn on the way we’re getting cosy with new season makes. Hook a golden cable jumper and a chunky shrug, then snuggle up with our vibrant souk-style cushion. Inspired by our furry friends, we’re also bringing you a collection of matching owner and dog accessories in… Continue reading

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Pattern download: fringed poncho

Fringed poncho Ravelry PDF

Sara Huntington’s Fringed Poncho is a great garment to hook – trickier than a shawl but not as complicated as a cardigan. It uses a clever geometric pattern repeat, and Sara designed it in Bergere de France Magic+ yarn. This chunky wool/acrylic blend is machine washable and great value with 80 metres per 50g ball. In addition… Continue reading

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Introducing our ‘Winding Ways’ jumper

Winding Ways Simply Crochet issue 48

Did you enter our competition to name this mystery jumper? We can now reveal the winner – congratulations to Barbara Petersen in Dunlop, Australia, who suggested the name ‘Winding Ways’. Barbara wins the yarn to make the jumper provided by Wool Warehouse. The pattern will be in the next issue of Simply Crochet (issue 48, on sale… Continue reading

Download our ‘Amalfi Coast’ top

Amalfi Coast crochet top

Fran Morgan designed this pretty “Amalfi Coast” top, with an elegant eyelet lace detail on the sleeves and yoke, and subtly echoed around the hem. The sleeves are three-quarter length, with lots of volume and then drawn in at the cuff. Sirdar’s Amalfi yarn gives the jumper a gorgeous speckled effect. The pattern is sized to fit UK… Continue reading

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9 steps to Mindfulness: crochet a daydream blanket

Crochet Therapy - Betsan Corkhill

In issue 47 we have Betsan Corkhill’s pattern for the ‘Blue Skies’ blanket. Betsan says: “Let this project be your key to a new way of thinking; like the sky, free of limitations, open minded, creative, liberating. Explore this new blue-sky thinking and allow it to help you achieve your dreams.” If you’re interested in mindfulness… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 47

We have a correction in our Summer Shawls supplement, with Simply Crochet issue 47: Lace Shawl p.6 The stitch count at the end of Row 3 should read ‘7 sections of 22 tr and 6 ch-1 sps; 160 sts total’

Pokemon Go crochet patterns

Pokemon free crochet patterns

As the Pokemon Go craze sweeps the world, we’ve gathered together our favourite Pokemon crochet patterns for you and your family to join in the fun. Bizzy Crochet has this amazing Pikachu pattern available for free on her blog.   I Crochet Things has a number of free Pokemon patterns on her blog, including this… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 47

Simply Crochet issue 47 cover

Simply Crochet issue 47 is on sale now, so grab your hooks and get outside - summer’s here! We’re forecasting lots of creative fun, with sunshine motifs, a blue sky blanket, quirky weather cushions and more. Plus, there’s a whole collection of tropical beaded holiday accessories inspired by the tropics: lacy tops, fab shawls and… Continue reading

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Join our crochet-along!

Simply Crochet CAL Pick n Mix

Next month in issue 49 we’re launching our first ever Simply Crochet CAL, “Pick ‘n’ mix” designed by Lucy Croft, and we would love you to join us! From issue 49, over the next 13 issues, subscribers will get the patterns for the 24 vibrant blocks in the crochet-along blanket, plus how to join and edge… Continue reading

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Meet our Simply Crochet cover model

Simply Crochet model

Emma Walker, our lovely model from issue 46, is a Simply Crochet subscriber, so we wanted to find out more about her crochet passion… Can you tell us about when you started crocheting and how you got hooked? “I learnt to crochet five years ago while I was working as a film extra at Shepperton… Continue reading