Crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain and Tunisian crochet shawls

Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

In issue 24 we chatted to crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain, about her passion for designing shawls. She’s a self-taught designer, and in the magazine she explains how her Tunisian crochet shawl patterns stem from experimentation. Here’s a chance to see some more photos of her work, which we couldn’t fit into the issue.   The… Continue reading

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes is on sale now

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes

Start a creative new season of crochet with 101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes. For just £7.99, you’ll find 132 pages of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet, to take your hook from autumn into Christmas and all through the winter. From novices to experts, every level of crocheter can enjoy our simple projects, including fashion,… 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

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

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… 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

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