Discount codes: tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows

With our discount codes, you can save £2 (or £3 for subscribers) on tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows. At London’s Alexandra Palace (8th – 12th Oct) and Harrogate International Centre (20th – 23rd Nov), the shows are full of inspiration and fantastic shopping. The Knitting & Stitching Shows cover all crafts, from crochet… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet collar pattern to download

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

Simply Crochet new issue: issue 22 is out now

Our new issue of Simply Crochet is on sale now – get on trend with a cool coral vest, hook office chic accessories and learn Lucy from Attic 24’s bag designing secrets. Try your hook at something new – make rainbow ripples, experiment with bobbles, and make the cutest puppy ever. Plus, learn the best… 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

Free pattern! Crochet flowers for Spring

Hook a sweet brooch, make a bloomin’ garland or crochet a whole bunch to welcome in Spring with this free pattern. YOU WILL NEED Any DK cotton, such as Rowan Handknit Cotton (100% cotton, 50g/85m), 1 ball China Rose (366) A 4mm (US G/6) hook Brooch pin Sewing needle and thread MEASUREMENTS 7cm (2¾in) diameter… 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 barefoot sandals crochet 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

Coasters inside Issue 3

For your toothbrush jar, soap dish, or tealights around the bathtub. Here are the images for all three coasters featured inside Issue 3. The patterns for these coasters are featured inside Issue 3 of Simply Crochet.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

Just some of the gorgeous crocheted decorations we’ve been coveting. column one: angels (free pattern) by Roswotha Mueller, knitted mittens by meganEsass (Etsy), Christmas trees by Jules at Little Woolie, granny circles by Lesley Ann Gifford at peaqo (Etsy), chain loop snowflake (free pattern) by Better Homes and Gardens column two: hot chocolate mugs by SheepishKnitCrochet (Etsy), neon Chritmas trees (free pattern) by Anne Marie, snowball baubles by BabanCat… Continue reading

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