Join the biggest crochet workshop of its kind!

The Natural History Museum have teamed up with designer Kerry Lord from TOFT, the luxury British knitwear and wool company, to bring you a crochet extravaganza – ideal for all levels of ability. The biggest crochet workshop of its kind is just one of the fantastic events planned as a part of the Natural History Museum’s… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 60

We have corrections for the Boho Mandala on p.25 from issue 60. Yarn D Toffee (3656) is listed but is not required and doesn’t appear in the pattern.

Competition: win Modern Tapestry Crochet book

Colourwork-loving designer Alessandra Hayden (www.justbehappycrochet.com) has released a book filled with inspiring tapestry crochet designs. Carrying two colours of yarn at once opens up new design possibilities: from Fair Isle designs to bold, geometric designs, and everything in between. This modern primer offers crocheters new to the technique detailed, step-by-step photos and illustrations as well… Continue reading

Competition: Win A Pony crochet hook set!

The new Slick Aluminium Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set from Pony certainly lives up to it’s name…it’s very slick indeed! It includes eight smooth and light hooks in sizes 2-6mm and one comfy handle that can be swapped onto any of them. The lid doubles as a hook gauge, and stitch markers and wool needles are… Continue reading

Charts for Simply Crochet Issue 60

We have some handy charts to help you with some of the designs in Simply Crochet issue 60. Dazzling Dragonflies by Anne Egan, p.20. Our designer Anne Egan made a board to help her to shape the wire to make several dragonflies. You can see that all she had to do was to draw around… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 60 – new issue on sale now!

This issue we’re taking our crochet outside, dreaming up ways to get your crochet out into the wild! Whether that’s with creative ideas for your garden (crochet teepee anyone?), or getting stuck into a yarnbombing project. You’ll find heaps of outdoorsy inspo, including a cute amigurumi ladybird, folksy florals and Twinkie Chan’s cactus makes. We’re… Continue reading

Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 60 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Zoe Halstead and Rosee Woodland. They were both given three shades of Amano Warmi yarn and challenged to design us a cushion. Designer, author and yarn store lover Zoe has whipped up a round… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrities – fundraising for charity

We love it when people use their crochet powers for good causes. Following the Manchester bombing, Caroline Reid, a Journalism and Media teacher from Exeter College, decided to set up the 20 Celebrities in 20 Days Campaign. The campaign supports the We love Manchester Emergency Fund run by the British Red Cross Society. With many… Continue reading

Love Crochet issue 50 on sale now

Issue 50 of Love Crochet is full of projects inspired by happy holidays, both home and away. There are 25 patterns which include a very cute and cool pair of shorts, in a goes–with– everything pea–green shade – a space-saving suitcase essential. There’s a sweet sunglasses case inspired by a childhood favourite lolly, as well… Continue reading

Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading