Knit for Peace with KnitPro


Have you heard about the Knit for Peace knitalong? Starting on 26th September one new crochet square and one new knitted square will be released each week to make a blanket design of 12 squares, from designers including Debbie Bliss, Arne and Carlos, Erika Knight, and Jane Crowfoot. And today is a new square from… Continue reading

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Gifts for crochet lovers at Vanessa Bee

Vanessa Bee crochet gifts

If you want to share your love of crochet with friends and family, try the range of gifts at Vanessa Bee Designs. Take your pick from coasters, notepads, fridge magnets, mugs and more, all decorated with this adorable crocheting sheep. View the mug here, the coaster here, or the set of mug, coaster and fridge magnet… Continue reading

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Just Pootling – meet Kate Eastwood

Kate Eastwood autumn wreath Simply Crochet issue 49

On page 73 of issue 49 is this stunning crochet autumn wreath, designed by Kate Eastwood of ‘Just Pootling’. So we had a chat with her about how to turn your love of crochet into a business, and you can read the full interview here. How did you learn to love crochet ? I don’t think I had… Continue reading

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Nominate your favourites for the British Craft Awards

Craft Awards 2017

This year for the first time we’re including crochet and knitting in the British Craft Awards, and we’d like your nominations for the five categories. Let us know who you’d like to see included for: Crochet/knitting product of the year What’s the one product you couldn’t have lived without in the last 12 months? Crochet/knitting designer of the year… Continue reading

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Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show

Mrs Moon at Knitting & Stitching show

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 5th – 9th October 2016, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts. If it’s time to top up your stash, check out the latest yarns and products from nearly 400 retailers. Then take… Continue reading

Free hat pattern – Precious Coral lacy hat

Free crochet hat pattern

Inside issue 49 you’ll find a pattern for Sara Huntington’s chunky handwarmers, hooked in Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted. And Sara has also designed this pretty matching hat, and you can find the free pattern here. For where to buy or download a copy of issue 49 with the handwarmers pattern, click here. Beret pattern You will… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 49 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 49

Simply Crochet issue 49 is on sale now, with our collection of super-bright neon accessories – the perfect antidote to the autumn weather. As well as cheery colours, we’re loving toys this month, with four cute amigurumi designs to stitch. Get stuck in and have a hooky Halloween! Inside Simply Crochet issue 49 we’re getting bold… Continue reading

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Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 49

Amigurumi Ghost, p.15 There are a couple of rounds missing from this pattern. Work from Rounds to 1-13 as written. Then work the following rounds: Next round (Dc2tog, dc in next st) 8 times. [16 sts] Next round (2dc in next st, dc in next st) 8 times. [24 sts] Continue with the rest of… Continue reading

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Get hooking for the festive season with our new special magazine, Your Crochet Christmas. It goes on sale in two weeks (Wednesday 27th September), with 67 of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet including garments, accessories, home decor and gifts. It’s the perfect crochet compendium for the holiday season. It costs £7.99 and is available… Continue reading

Buy a crochet Christmas tree for Macmillan Cancer Support

Christmas trees

Deborah Berry is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, by making Becky Skuse’s crochet Christmas trees from issue 37. In 2015 Debs was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had great support from her Macmillan Nurse. To find out more and how you can donate to receive your own Christmas tree, visit Debs’ JustGiving page here.

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