Party animal Pug – amigurumi dog

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Some dogs fetch sticks and others bury bones, and a few don hats and frequent nightclubs. Party Pug falls into this latter camp, a fun-loving paw-ty boy with an uncanny ability to sniff out a good time. Be sure to keep on top of all his separate pieces to avoid an unpicking atrocity, and remember… Continue reading

Top 10 Free Christmas Patterns

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♫ It’s the most hookable time of the year ♫! And, to save you a bit of time, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favourite FREE Christmas themed crochet patterns from around the globe, as well as two exclusive Simply Crochet patterns that you won’t find elsewhere! This post has got you covered for some quick and… Continue reading

Isn’t she lovely? Meet Bettie Badger…

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All dressed up and ready to go, Illaria Caliri’s adorable amigurumi character Bettie Badger makes her debut in issue 75 of Simply Crochet. She’ll make the perfect gift for bridesmaids (or even the bride!) at autumnal weddings or peep out of your shoulder bag on a trip to Anthropolgie (she’ll fit right in). But be… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 43

Ankylosaurus p.43.   Rounds 1-8 of the Body should read as follows: BODY Make a magic loop. Round 1 (RS) 6dc into the loop. [6 sts] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 sts] Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times…. Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 41 – on sale now!

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The new issue of Simply Crochet, 41, is on sale now, and you can join us for a walk on the wild side! There are incredible creatures to stitch in this issue – an amazing lion trophy head and Monty the Mammoth. Plus, our spike stitch fingerless mitts are perfect for adventurers. Grab your hook… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 29

Make the most of the April showers, and snuggle up indoors with your hooks and yarns. In this month’s issue, you’ll find plenty of gorgeous lacy makes for you and your home. Grey’s definitely the new black, so make a bold statement with this stunning throw and open-back jumper. Inside this issue, we have four… Continue reading

Win a pair of tickets to Toft Alpaca’s book party!

We’re giving away four pairs of tickets to Toft’s book party on the 25th July, to celebrate the official launch of “Edward’s Menagerie”. Based on their popular crochet kits, the book contains new and exclusive patterns, as well as character descriptions for each animal. The event will be held at Toft’s alpaca farm in Warwickshire, 3pm-8pm…. Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 20 is on sale now!

Don’t miss Simply Crochet issue 20, with beachy makes for your home, a retro-style bikini, kitty creations for luxe travelling, and an exclusive blanket by Nicki Trench. You’ll also find Joanne Scrace’s cardi in yummy hand-dyed yarns, a beautiful sun hat, Emma Varnam’s beach hut and more. Before you set off, stock up on the… Continue reading

Reader of the week: Andrea Eason

We love the way Andrea has adapted our amigurumi doll pattern from issue 10 for her twin granddaughters’ sixth birthday – lucky girls! If you missed issue 10 in the shops you can still order a copy from My Favourite Magazines, or download the digi mag now. A big thank you to Andrea for emailing… Continue reading

Spook-tacular free patterns

Some of our favourite free patterns from around the web inspired by Halloween… 1. Shark beanie Sarah at Repeat Crafter 2. Kitten ears Hook-de-loop 3. Eyeball Crochet Ninja 4. Amigurumi bat Karissa Cole 5. The black widow spider Lutter Idyl 6. Bat bow-tie and simple mask both Good Knits