Nesting baskets: a tutorial with My Poppet

This week we are giving you the opportunity to win one of two Hoooked Zpagetti fabric spools from DMC on Twitter, so we thought we’d share with you the perfect way to use up this super thick yarn with some help from the very talented Cintia who blogs at My Poppet. You will need: Zpagetti… Continue reading

How to crochet in the round

Find out how to move on from flat pieces! It’s time to crochet in the round, and in three dimensions… Thanks to Debbie Tomkies, for showing us how it’s done – you can see more from Debbie over on her website DT Craft & Design. To get crocheting, all you need is your hook, some yarn, and… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: grey mornings

column one: Cold steel silk yarn Dye4Yarn (Etsy), ombre nesting bowls LOLLOPDesign (Etsy), grey and turquoise coin purses MakerMama (Etsy) column two: Simplicity triangle shawl Craftsy (free pattern: knitting), hand-spun pearl yarn Snowberrylime, slippers aynikki (Etsy) column three: crochet stool Elsass, heart brooch domatoma, mouse pincushion Artfire

Learn a new stitch: picot trellis

This easy crochet pattern is great for lacy edges or even funky scarves. Make a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1, and then add 1 ch for turning (Try 32 ch.) Row 1 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 4 ch; rep from * to end with 1 dc in last… Continue reading

Five Etsy finds: winter warmers

As seen in issue one, here is a little more info on our top picks this month… The Velvet Acorn, Hampton Hood, $5.50 Wrap up warm and snug in these adorable designs from The Velvet Acorn. There’s a great range of cute hats and hoods for kids, as well as warmers for adults – great… Continue reading

Our top 10 crochet tips

Save time and get great results with our favourite crochet tips and tricks.

Where to find Simply Crochet

  Simply Crochet hits the UK shops today! If you’re on the look out for issue one, make sure you check out the find us page before hitting the shops! We’re also excited to announce that the digital version of issue one is ready to download! Click here to download issue one on Apple Newsstand… Continue reading

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Beginners class: joining shapes together

Master these two methods to add to your repertoire Slip Stitch Seam: place the crochet pieces right sides together. Insert hook through both edge stitches yrh and pull through to complete 1 sl st; rep from working loosely.  Double crochet seam: place the crochet pieces right sides together or wrong sides together for a visible… Continue reading

Save the date! The 2013 Knitting and Stitching show

This year’s Knitting and Stitching show may still be 10 weeks away, but we can’t wait already… From the 14th to 17th March, London’s Olympia will be turned into a fiber artist’s heaven, with 180 companies and professionals attending you’ll have the perfect opportunity to stock up on the latest yarns and accessories, chat to… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: January diet

A collection of our favourite (and super healthy) play food! row one mushrooms created by Jessica Polka – the patterns are available from her Etsy shop jpolka, carrot designed by deux poissons, radishes by Gédane row two red pepper, red onion and half an avocado all from HIPOTA