Handmade Toys competition winners

Hand Made Toys

Congratulations to the 5 winners of the Handmade Toys magazines: Angela Silvester in Gravesend, Nicola Taylor in Edinburgh, Claire Carter in New Zealand, Phillipa Hinde in Etchingham, and Louise Fairfield in Hull. Your prizes are on their way. 

Corrections in issue 18

We’re sorry, there’s an error in the Child’s Dotty Jumper in issue 18. If you follow the pattern as written you’ll have the correct total number of rows to achieve the required length, but there should be another bobble row written into the pattern. The corrected version is below. In the Medium size there’s also… Continue reading

Festival headband in issue 19


We appreciate that several of our readers have brought the issue of our ‘Festival headband’ to our attention. We did not intend to cause offence or be disrespectful and sincerely apologise for any offence caused. We were inspired by the colours used in artefacts, arts and crafts produced by both ancient and contemporary Native American… Continue reading

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Free Granny Square beach bag pattern

Beach bag

This granny square beach bag is perfect for making, and taking, on holiday. This quick and simple project by Cara Medus uses just eight squares, so you’ll have it finished in no time. Download the pattern here

All about issue 19

Simply Crochet issue 19

Summer’s here and we’re hooking up all sorts of fringed and beaded goodies in time for festival season – make a swishy waistcoat and bag in scrummy chenille, a colourful camera strap with simple embroidery, a beautiful shawl and more. Work botanical beauty with a must-hook flower crown and whip up some exclusive Attic 24 bunting.   Try cool, crisp… Continue reading

Download issue 17 free on your iPad or iPhone

Issue 17

We have a special bank holiday weekend offer: if you own an iPad or iPhone, open our Simply Crochet Newsstand app and use our voucher code to download issue 17 free! Open the app – click here if you haven’t already downloaded it. If you’re on an iPad tap ‘Voucher’, or on iPhone tap ‘Help’… Continue reading

The DROPS Super Sale at Wool Warehouse

DROPS yarns

The DROPS Super Sale is now on at Wool Warehouse! Throughout May, you’ll get a massive 35% off 26 DROPS Wool and Alpaca yarns – so 100% Wool is now from just £1.05 and 100% Alpaca is from £1.90! The DROPS range comes from Scandinavia, and these natural fibre yarns are fantastic quality at amazingly low prices…. Continue reading

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Save the date! WoolFest


Make sure you double check your calendars this year’s WoolFest will be June 27-28 this year. We’re sorry we got the date wrong inside the magazine. Join a flock of crafters at the event in Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth, Cumbria. You can expect talented makers and designers, workshops, fibre demos and more delicious… Continue reading

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Dear everyone who uses an Android device…

We would love for our new Granny Square app to be available for Android users. However, we have spoken to our development team, and currently it is not practical or possible for us to produce an Android version, for a number of important reasons. • The Granny Square app is optimised for the screen size… Continue reading

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Win a copy of Hand Made Toys!

Hand Made Toys

Hand Made Toys features 40 gorgeous soft toys and sets to crochet, knit and sew, perfect for kids of all ages! You’ll find super-cute amigurumi and felties, fun play food and treats, great activity toys for busy little bees, beautiful story and nursery rhyme characters and adorable cuddly friends – including a Clanger made from… Continue reading