Our Mother’s Day gift guide

With Mother’s Day only 10 days away in the UK we thought we’d give you a few ideas for gifts… Grow some flowers: use our pom pom tutorial to create your own flowers like these by loveandmarshmallows Stitch a card: like this one from The Making Spot. Paint a frame: we love this DIY over… Continue reading

Inside Issue 2: kitchen makes

This month’s Issue of Simply Crochet has some stunning makes for inside the kitchen. Check out this little preview below and let us know in the comments if you have tried any of the projects from Issue 2 inside your home… Issue two is available in UK shops and to download now. Psst! You can… Continue reading

Make your own pom-poms!

Meredith from One Sheepish Girl stopped by today to share this tutorial for making your own pom-poms, great for decorating hats, shoes, or even strung together on a necklace. Let us know how you’ll use yours in the comments below. 1. Trace out a a circle on a piece of cardboard. The size of your… Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet Issue 2

Row one: bow hair band bitchinstitchin | fingerless gloves (pattern from Mollie Makes) Daisy Jones | booties Rachel Thurlby Row two: pocket Heidi Moore | motifs Rachel Atkinson  | bunny Rachel Davies Row three: bunny Jo D-M | Easter bunting Joanne Farrier | Bunny in progress Nicola Lucas Since issue two of Simply Crochet came… Continue reading

Win a free copy of Simply Crochet Issue 1

After hearing your comments on Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry and the blog, we’re pleased to announce we’ve got 10…yes you heard right, 10 copies of Simply Crochet Issue 1 to give away! The magazine has flown off the shelves so we are thrilled to be able to give these copies away. Click here for a chance… Continue reading

Head-over-heels for Mollie Makes 24!

Crochet a beautiful flower garland, upcycle your knitwear and design your own fabric with issue 24 of Mollie Makes. The new issue of Mollie Makes came out last Friday and we’re in love. There are so many gorgeous projects and so much unique inspiration to get you living and loving handmade, we don’t know where… Continue reading

*Sponsored: The Performance Yarnshop

The beady-eyed among you may have spotted Performance Yarns inside our mag, but did you know they have their own online shop? The Performance Yarnshop* has a large collection of yarns in a fantastic range of colours – its a true Aladdin’s cave! Performance specialise in top-quality cottons and cotton blends that are perfect for… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Issue 2 yarn shopping list

Issue two of Simply Crochet is out in the shops today so to make sure your ready to start hooking we thought we’d give you the skinny on all the yarns you’ll need…. Yeoman Soft Cotton DK (100% Cotton, 450g/900m) 1 cone of each white, (1) Petal (31), Glacier (29), Lilac (30). Panama 4ply (50%… Continue reading

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