Brownie Points – Amigurumi Hedgehog

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Complete with his own basket and blanket, Irene Strange’s prickly picnicker is a fun project for advanced hooksters. Bring Hester Hedgehog out of hibernation with light beige and brown yarn and a whole lot of loop stitch to make his trademark spikes. How to make a Magic Loop Check out our free crochet patterns Find… Continue reading

Colour your world with Gudrun Sjödén

Gudrun Sjödén

Gudrun Sjödén’s new bright and beautiful collection is designed to make a lasting impression on you and the planet One of Scandinavia’s most successful and distinctive designers, Gudrun Sjödén is known for creating clothes that are colourful, comfortable and extremely hard-wearing. As she travels the world, her ‘slow fashion’ is inspired by the places she… Continue reading

Win a mystery mega prize bundle!

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Simply Crochet is moving offices this summer, so we’re having a big spring clean and finally letting go of some of our prized possessions! Now we’re bringing you a fab competition where you could get your hands on some of them! You could win one of 5 mega prize bundles made up of yarny goodies… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 84 on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 84

Fans of rich shades and woolly wildlife will be in heaven with issue 84. Take a yarn safari through our electric jungle collection and craft giant flowers, or perhaps a cute Orangutan. Colour yourself beautiful with our cover star multi-hued arrowhead shawl, bright sunshiny makes and a stripy sun top. Keen-eyed readers will also spot… Continue reading

In full blue – Delft-inspired bag

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Inspired by the myriad blues of Delftware pottery, Jane Crowfoot’s Delft blanket has caused a style stir! Here’s a fresh incarnation of the distinctive design, on a practical bag. This is a trickier make involving lots of similar shades, so take your time with it and be sure to work under a good light. UK… Continue reading

Win ‘Mindful Crochet’ book by Emma Leith

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We’re already firm believers that crocheting and relaxation go hand in hand, which is why we absolutely LOVE the new ‘Mindful Crochet’ book by Emma Leith (super-star designer and regular contributor to Simply Crochet Magazine). Emma’s new book features 35 crochet patterns which have been specially designed to include strong elements of repetition, requiring you to engage your attention and just focus… Continue reading

Woolfest 2019 set to hook new visitors

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Woolfest 2019 (Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019) promises to be one of the best yet for crochet enthusiasts with Kathryn Parry of Gull Skull Designs in pride of place as this year’s Carolyn Rawlinson Memorial Stall Holder and several popular crochet designers and makers taking part. Woolfest will include over 155 craft stalls… Continue reading

Tassel time – summer blanket

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Oh we do love a tassel or two… or in the case of this splendid creation, 20. Yes, bring it on! We can see this blanket is going to be our go-to summer number for lazing in the garden, picnicking with friends, and dancing round the living room pretending we’re in Strictly! (Surely everyone does… Continue reading

Fit for a king – swan cushion

Hook up a statement cushion for your sofa with this stylish design, worked in glittery yarn with pops of contrasting brights. You’ll have to flex your chart-following muscles to make up the swan, while the wing shape is added on top afterwards with surface crochet. Subscribe to Simply Crochet How to make a Treble Crochet… Continue reading

Novita 7 Brothers yarn

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We love Novita and their gorgeous Finnish style. You may have spotted that our Moomin in issue 83 is made in their beautiful Muumit yarn (one of three of their special Moomin yarn). They have recently released another new yarn range – NOVITA 7 VELJESTÄ (7 Brothers) 7 Brothers is a classic 100g yarn that is more than… Continue reading