Our top 10 cowls

From DIY and patterns to ready-to-wear, we bring you the best cowls available on the internet this season. There is no better accessory for keeping warm in the winter than a good quality cowl, and luckily for us, there are plenty around to choose from. However, with over 50 pages of patterns on Ravelry and… Continue reading

Free crochet pattern alert! Fancy potholders

Our friends at Crochet Today! have a great range of online patterns available for you to download, but we’re especially fond of these cute and colourful potholders designed by Maryse Roudier. They’re perfect for livening up a bare wall or adding colour and a bit of kitsch to your kitchen table. We just can’t wait to… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: Monday blues

Column one: blue pigment, crochet doily, bright blue flowers column two: small crochet flower heads, afghan blanket column three: yarn, vila dress

Beginners class: how to make a slip knot

Here's a brief guide to a crochet essential you will need.

About 6in (15cm) from the end of the yarn, make a loop with the ball end on the top. Insert the hook through the loop and catch the yarn, pulling it through the loop. Pull both ends of the yarn to tighten the knot and slide it up the hook.

Etsy star of the month: Kjoo jewllery

We’ve fallen head-over-heels with this Etsy shop owned by jewellery designer and artist Maria Joao Ribeiro. Maria’s gorgeous selection of jewellery includes everything from traditional brooches to some rather outrageous tusk earrings. The shop features lots of statement pieces, but our real favourites are Maria’s crocheted leather rings and bracelets. These designs take crocheted jewellery… Continue reading

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Beginners class: how to crochet

Step 1 Make a slipknot by folding working yarn in front of the tail end to form a circle then pass working yarn through circle from back to front to form a loop. Loop should slide freely. Hold hook like a pencil in RH and use middle finger to support hook underneath. Place slipknot on… Continue reading

We’ve got an exciting announcement to make…

Simply Crochet magazine is a brand new monthly magazine from the makers of Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Crochet Today! and Mollie Makes. The magazine is dedicated to crochet with beautiful designs for the home, fashionable accessories and gift ideas in every issue. To guarantee your copy of issue one, sign up for our trial subscription… Continue reading

Granny Square patterns

Your First Granny Materials Red Heart Miami (100% cotton, 50g/120m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Rosa (00113) Yarn B Purple (00134) Yarn C Light Green (00245) Yarn D Claret Red (00129) Click here for more about Red Heart Yarns Hook size A 4mm or US G/6 hook UK terms   With Yarn A, ch4,… Continue reading

Granny Square patterns: October 2014 onwards

Here are our most recent patterns added to our Granny Square app. For the older patterns, click here. Granny Betty   Materials Red Heart Miami (100% cotton, 50g/120m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Red (00115) Yarn B Royal (00201) Yarn C Fuchsia (00028) Yarn D Yellow (00111) Yarn E Orange (00189) Hook size A… Continue reading