Join the Big Comic Relief Crafternoon for Comic Relief with the Mollie Makes Red Nose special magazine

Mollie Makes Big Comic Relief Crafternoon

The Comic Relief Red Nose Day is back on Friday 24 March 2107, and we’re helping raise funds with the 2017 Big Comic Relief Crafternoon. The special magazine from Mollie Makes is now on sale, packed with fun ideas and tutorials from the UK’s top crafters. So you can host your own fundraising craft session,… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 54 on sale now!

Our new issue is on sale now, and in Simply Crochet issue 54 we’re escaping into a pastel-coloured world of unicorns, rainbows and the most beautiful stitches. There’s cute amigurumi to hook, and a seriously covetable cardigan. Plus, have a go at felting and get cosy with cables, socks and a statement cowl. And make sure… Continue reading

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Join a crochet cruise to the Scottish Isles and Faroes, with editor of Simply Crochet Sara Huntington

Crochet cruise holiday Scottish islands

We have details of a new knitting and crochet cruise to the Scottish Isles and Faroes, with Stitchtopia holidays. Your tutors will be Sara Huntington, editor of Simply Crochet, and Juliet Barnard, former editor of The Knitter magazine, helping you improve your skills as you cruise to the islands of Shetland and the Faroes. You’ll also visit… Continue reading

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Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala Waistcoat crochet pattern

Rainbow mandala waistcoat

Sara Huntington’s Rainbow Mandala 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 soothing process of working the colourful stitches of a mandala is amplified with this creative project. Vibrant lacy rounds radiate from… Continue reading

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Stylecraft’s Pampered Pooches: do you have the UK’s best-dressed dog?

Stylecraft Pampered Pooches Crocheted Dog Coats

This month Stylecraft’s Pampered Pooches is looking for the nation’s most pampered pet, in support of the Many Tears Animal Rescue charity. You can send in pictures of your dog, wearing its crocheted or knitted coat, to creative@stylecraftltd.co.uk or using the #StylecraftsPamperedPooches on Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to say which category you are entering, and the closing… Continue reading

Crochet colour work dog coat pattern by Fran Morgan – download it now

Crochet dog coat Simply Crochet

Fran Morgan designed this adorable crochet pattern for a dog coat in issue 48, worked in a colourful variegated yarn with colour work bone motifs. And now you can download the pattern PDF from our Ravelry store. It would fit small to medium dogs, as you can work the upper body piece to the length that… Continue reading

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Win a copy of Crochet Stitch Collection

Crochet Stitch Collection

You can broaden your stitch vocabulary and learn a few new techniques with our Crochet Stitch Collection. This special edition magazine features top makes from Simply Crochet, with 28 stitches to try in total, plus a mind-blowing 75 projects to hook. It’s just the thing if you’re looking for a new creative challenge in 2017. Find… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix CAL – Paintbox yarn packs now available

Simply Crochet Pick-n-mix CAL pack

Have you seen our Simply Crochet Pick ‘n’ Mix crochet-along? In each issue starting from issue 49 we’ve released a new blanket square pattern designed by Lucy Croft, and it’s included in copies for print and digital subscribers. The project is hooked in gorgeous Cascade 220 yarn, with packs available from LoveCrochet, and we’ve just launched… Continue reading

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Simply Crochet issue 53 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 53

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 53 is on sale now, and 2017 is going to be the year of the mandala. This issue, you’ll find the first mandala in our new series and all kinds of exciting hooky treats. In issue 53 we’ve also fallen for mohair in a big way – it makes a… Continue reading

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Correction in Simply Crochet issue 53

Simply Crochet CAL pattern issue 53

In issue 53 there’s an update to the January Blues mandala on page 96: The repeat section of Round 7 should read *ch6, skip next dc of Round 5, (tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr) in next tr of Round 5; rep from * 6 more times, complete as written. There’s also an update to the Pick… Continue reading