Walk on the wild side!


It’s not just your home which needs an animal print makeover (have you seen that tiger-skin rug?), your wardrobe would love one too. The shell-like stitching and extra thick hem make this vintage animal print cardi by Margaret Hubert a super-stylish garment for work or play. To hook up Margaret’s fantastic design, you’ll need: West… Continue reading

Win tickets to Craft 4 Crafters Show in Exeter


The South West’s favourite Needle & Hobby Craft show returns to Westpoint in Exeter from 14th – 16th February 2019. The 3-day Craft 4 Crafters Show has a huge range of traders, with over 170 national and local craft businesses selling crafting supplies – perfect for a post-Christmas shopping spree! There will be plenty of… Continue reading

Choose pastels this winter with issue 79


Brighten the winter gloom with a stylish cardi hooked up in cool pastel shades, the cover star of the latest issue of Simply Crochet. Throw it over a thin jumper or tee and step out into the winter sunshine (we live in hope!) Designed by Fran Morgan, the soft and super-smart jacket works well whether… Continue reading

Win Yarn + Colors yarn with our Colour Class Competition in issue 79

This months crochet colour class is all about Purple. In this months feature, Kate Bruning explores this royal shade, and shows off this gorgeous colour with a beautiful motif scarf. How to make a Magic Loop Find a back issue of Simply Crochet Check out our latest competitions Competition time We’ve teamed up with Yarn and Colors to… Continue reading

Call of the wild – Issue 79 Animal Print Collection


In issue 79 of Simply Crochet, we head out on safari, drawing inspiration from nature for our animal collection – heading up the set is a showstopping crocheted tiger skin rug by talented designer, Vanessa Mooncie (do you remember our elephant head – she designed that too!). There’s more to choose from – a zebra… Continue reading

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Heat it up or keep your cool with our beautiful blankets


Issue 79 of Simply Crochet is on sale now and comes with a fantastic swatch card and pen set and a super-inspiring 28-page mini mag devoted to beautiful blankets and colour play. Each of our designers – Emma Leith, Ilaria Caliri, Hannah Cross and Esme Crick – have designed and made a blanket that works… Continue reading

Mini Christmas Tree – Free Pattern


If you haven’t got your Christmas tree all sorted by now… then you really are leaving it very late this year. But even if you’ve left it until the last minute, or are just keeping it low key this year, then you’ll love our super-cute free pattern. This mini Christmas tree is made up of… Continue reading

Crochet Santa Motif – Free Pattern


He’s made his list, he’s checked it twice, and we’ve got a free crochet pattern that is really nice – This adorable Santa motif. It’s super quick and easy, and is a great project to hook up on Christmas eve while you’re waiting for the big man to arrive. Originally published in issue 64 of… Continue reading

Crochet Bauble Garland – Free Pattern


If you haven’t got your tree decorated by now… well then you really are leaving it late! Lucky for you we’ve got a free and quick pattern for these gorgeous bauble covers that can also be used to make a bauble garland. This pattern designed by our editor Sara Huntington was originally published back in… Continue reading

Win 66 balls of Drops yarn with issue 79!


In issue 79 we’re off on safari with our amazing animal print collection. Our cruelty-free crochet designs feature a leopard print cushion, giraffe pattern throw, snake table runner, zebra bolster cushion, storage baskets and the most amazing tiger rug! If you fancy getting your hands on a huge haul of yarn to make these fab… Continue reading