Seven ways to wear: crochet bows

In this month’s issue of Simply Crochet we show you how to make this cute n’ easy hairband by Cara Medus, but there are so many other ways you can style and wear your bows we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration with our seven ways to wear it… Both jumpers are available… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: in the kitchen

This week’s mood-board is inspired by issue two of Simply Crochet which features a great section on kitchen makes and is out this Thursday! Column one: Sheep tea cosy (pattern) Craftsy, spiral potholders/coasters (free pattern) Made in K Town, crochet serving spoons Jeroen van der Spek at Still Stars Column two: Vintage crochet apron (pattern)… Continue reading

Exclusive! First look at Simply Crochet Issue 2

You asked to see the front cover of issue two and here it is….. Issue two of Simply Crochet goes on sale a week from today and it is packed full of exciting projects (43 to be exact)! Amongst many other things inside you will find DIYs to help you bring your accessories up to… Continue reading

Corrections for Issue 1

We have a few corrections from issue 1 of Simply Crochet, sorry for any inconvenience. Chunky Cowl, p.56 The tension and measurements information were missed off this pattern. They read as follows: Each row of the cowl forms the length of the cowl, and the top opening is narrower than the bottom. With RS facing… Continue reading

Free pattern! Gnome keyring from Annemarie

Annemarie’s Haakblog is a wonderful place to spend time and pick up inspiration for new projects. So we were thrilled when Annemarie agreed to stop by and share this adorable pattern for a pocket gnome with us. Enjoy! Materials needed: Red, white, off-white and blue yarn Black embroidery thread A crochet hook size 2.5mm Fyberfill… Continue reading

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.

Weekly inspiration: ‘it’ bags

A collection of our favourite patterns and ready-to-wear bags on the net. column one: Tote bag from With Love Linda, aztec beach bag (pattern) Lutter Idyl column two: Laptop case by Canal blog, heart coin purse (Etsy) studiowonjun, rainbow clutch this next column three: Yoga bag (pattern) by Yoga Hound  

Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

Finding colour inspiration for a big project such as an afghan or a rug can bit tricky, especially when there are just so many beautiful colours and yarns to choose from. To help we are going to start a colour resource series on the blog, selecting colour themes and palettes from existing work and crafts… Continue reading

Free afghan pattern from Winkie Flash

Today we have something extra-special for you lovely readers as Wink from A Creative Being has stopped by to share her pattern for a groovy afghan inspired by a psychedelic blanket from Etsy. So over to Wink… This pattern uses US crochet terms – check out The Making Spot’s full list and conversions here You… Continue reading

Learn to stitch cross hatch trebles

Try this textured crochet stitch pattern, ideal for adding interest to your projects. Make a chain in multiples of 3 plus 1, and then add 3 ch for turning. (Try 34 ch.) Row 1 (1 tr, 2 ch,1 dc) into 4th ch from hook, *miss 2 ch (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next… Continue reading