Get your hook into issue 23

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Hello, autumn. We’re ready for you with super-stylish wooly-warmers, gorgeous  garments and one stunning blanket. Prepare to bundle up for the new season with our latest issue. There’s a bumper collection of stylish woolly warmers in monochrome and mustard to hook for the whole family, including a pair of baby mittens, a pretty shawl and… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

DIY: Alphabet pompoms

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Try making your own alphabet pompoms, a novel yarn buster and sure to brighten your day! Have you heard of Mr Printables? It’s a site packed full of original projects to download run by the novice but exceptionally crafty Olive. It’s on this fab site we found this tutorial for alphabet pompoms and fell in… Continue reading

Free pattern: e-reader case to download now

Free pattern: e-reader case

This free pattern for an e-reader case is great for newbie crocheters, as it uses just chains, double crochet and half trebles. It’ll make a great Christmas gift too, so even if you’ve been hooking for years you can whip up several in different styles as handmade gifts. Half treble stitches form solid front, back and flap… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet collar pattern to download

Crochet collar

We love being able to embellish plainer clothes and imbue them with personality. This pretty collar is a free pattern for you, designed by Kirstie McLeod, and it’s a lovely example of a little project that will make an enormous difference. Pretty up any blouse, top or T-shirt with a plain neckline with this lacy collar…. Continue reading

Issue 6 errata

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Here are the corrections for Cara Medus’ wine bottle cover featured inside issue 06. Thank you to those who spotted the mistake so we could get it corrected! In Rows 18-22, it should not read ‘ss to top of beg ch-3′, as you are working in rows and not in the round. So…. From now… Continue reading

Free pattern: Beautiful blooms

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Learn to make Jennifer May’s pretty crochet flower the perfect accessory to help reinvent your summer wardrobe. BASIC FLOWER PATTERN For a large flower, follow the complete pattern from rounds 1-4. For a medium flower, follow rounds 1-3 only. Foundation round Ch6, ss to first ch to join into ring. Round 1 Ch1 (does not… Continue reading

Free barefoot sandals crochet pattern

Barefoot sandals pattern

We love this free pattern for summer – whether you’re on the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing in the garden, these pretty sandals are the height of summer chic. And they’re so easy – make them using just chains, trebles and double crochet stitches. You can download the pattern here. And you can download more… Continue reading

What is…freeform crochet?

Gorgeous freeform hats available from Girl with a Hook through Etsy

Tap into your inner artist with freeform crochet. It’s a technique where there’s no right or wrong. When you see examples of freeform crochet, you’ll notice a relaxed, free-flowing quality. This is because the technique doesn’t use regular or repeating motifs. In fact, pieces are created as you go along and never involve following a… Continue reading

Introducing…Made in Felt

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The brand new mag that has us all giving the hooks a break for some fun with felt! With over 30 projects to get you started, including cute felties, accessories and toys, Made in Felt is the perfect mag for those new to this addictive craft. As well as some fab patterns the magazine features… Continue reading