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!

Simply Crochet 41 cover

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

Introducing reader of the week!

We’ve always loved receiving images of your WIPs and projects from Simply Crochet. Perhaps a lot of mags say this, but I really think we have the most talented and creative readers around. So to celebrate your talents and general yarn awesomeness let me introduce a new regular feature on our blog: reader of the… Continue reading

What is……amigurumi?

Use double crochet stitches in the round to create adorable toys with human features and lots of charm. Amigurumi are crocheted or knitted stuffed toys with a big cute factor. They come from Japan – ‘ami’ meaning ‘crocheted or knitted’, and ‘nuigurumi’ meaning ‘sew and wrap’. These cute dolls and animals soared in popularity during… Continue reading

Etsy shop love: SuAmi

If you want to be amazed this Easter Monday we suggest checking out SuAmi on Etsy… We’ve been blown away by the talent of the five family members that make up SuAmi and have officially fallen head-over-heels for their mini makes. Make sure you check them out for yourself!