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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

Yarn storage hacks – 7 top tips

Susan Cropper Loop London

In our current issue, 46, we have a guide to the best ways to store and display your treasured yarn stash – you don’t need to hide it all away! Susan Cropper of Loop London ( uses a wooden and glass cabinet to display her yarn, and keep it safe. “Humidity is probably the main… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 46

Pansy Blue Butterfly pattern p.31 In Rnd 3, there should not be a second asterisk in the round. The repeat should be *ss into next sp between sts, 7tr into next ch-2 sp; rep from * 6 more times, ss to top beg ch-3. You can also find a chart for this pattern below, if… Continue reading

Name the jumper competition

Name the jumper competition

We have a cable sweater pattern that’s going into issue 48, and we’d like your help to choose its name. We don’t want to spoil the surprise by showing you the whole pattern already, so here’s sneak peek at a small section. You can see the colours used, and the stitch pattern. You can fill… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 46

Simply Crochet issue 46 cover

Simply Crochet issue 46 is on sale today, and this issue we’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for all things nautical, including Claude the octopus, starfish flip flops, and our must-hook stripy top. We’re also hooking a sunny tunic top for kids, and a fine lace top from Lisa Richardson, plus picnic projects and daisy… Continue reading

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Win 100 balls of Caron Simply Soft, worth £400!

Caron Simply Soft prize

Readicut is giving 100 readers the chance to win a ball of Caron® Simply Soft®! Caron® Simply Soft® is made from 100% acrylic with no dye lots, and as the name suggest is ultra soft with a beautiful lustre and sheen. It’s machine washable and even tumble dries on a low heat! Working to Aran… Continue reading

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Frank&Olive Crochet Retreat embroidery hoop

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s 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 length from the top of the shoulder to the lowest part of the shawl is 74cm. It measures 36cm across shoulders between the… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 45 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 45 cover

Simply Crochet issue 45 is on sale now, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit this month – dreaming of crocheting flowers for our hair and accessories for our camper van. There’s also a cushion and bootees that are good enough to eat, gifts to make your dad’s day and must-hook wardrobe updates. We have… Continue reading