Beginners class: how to crochet in rows

Become an instant expert in one of the most essential crochet techniques! Step 1 The first row is made by working across the foundation chain from left to right. At the end of the chain or row, turn the work so that the yarn is behind the hook. Step 2 First make the turning chain… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: frosty mornings

We’re embracing the drop in temperature and welcoming in frosty mornings with open (and gloved!) arms. column one: handspun yarn in frosty white and icy blue, coffee mug cozy, slippers column two: Aztec socks, hot-water bottle cover column three: floral headband, fingerless gloves

Win a year’s subscription to Simply Crochet!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over on The Making Spot as our friends are giving you the chance to win a whole year’s subscription to Simply Crochet for free! Simply fill out our competition form and you’ll be entered into the prize draw – we’ll be sure to keep our fingers crossed!… Continue reading

Tutorial: cross hatch pattern

Here’s a lacy stitch pattern you’ll love to crochet! Foundation chain in multiple of 7 sts plus 1. (Try 43 ch sts.) Foundation row Work 2 tr in 4th ch from hook, miss 3 ch, 1 dc next ch,*3 ch, 1 tr in each of the next 3 ch, miss next 3 ch, dc in next… Continue reading

Handmade holidays: sparkly hook DIY

Loving the sparkle in the shops? The party dresses, the jewellery…oh my! Well, now you can add a bit of sparkle to your crochet life too with these hook ideas from Twinkie Chan and the ladies at A Beautiful Mess. Like all the best DIY, it’s quick, simple, and even better, the hooks make the… Continue reading

A BIG thank you

lead image: Ana-Rosa with thanks The team have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and appreciation you all have shown for the magazine over the past week. We were already very excited about the launch of Simply Crochet, but your response has made us even more so! Here are just some of the lovely… Continue reading

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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.