Beginner’s class: crochet in rings and rounds

Make circles, tubes, and other shapes by working simply rounds of crochet stitches. Finish off each round of crochet stitches nice and neatly, by using a slip stitch

A special newsletter giveaway!

Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter by Wednesday 29th May if you would like a chance to win either our ‘big hook’ or ‘little hook’ gift pack. In the big hook gift pack you will receive… 12mm crochet hook hand made from Welsh hazel 120 meter Hoooked Zpagetti in white Handmade Summer magazine…. Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet Issue 2

Row one: bow hair band bitchinstitchin | fingerless gloves (pattern from Mollie Makes) Daisy Jones | booties Rachel Thurlby Row two: pocket Heidi Moore | motifs Rachel Atkinson  | bunny Rachel Davies Row three: bunny Jo D-M | Easter bunting Joanne Farrier | Bunny in progress Nicola Lucas Since issue two of Simply Crochet came… Continue reading

Seven ways to wear: crochet bows

In this month’s issue of Simply Crochet we show you how to make this cute n’ easy hairband by Cara Medus, but there are so many other ways you can style and wear your bows we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration with our seven ways to wear it… Both jumpers are available… Continue reading

Free pattern! Gnome keyring from Annemarie

Annemarie’s Haakblog is a wonderful place to spend time and pick up inspiration for new projects. So we were thrilled when Annemarie agreed to stop by and share this adorable pattern for a pocket gnome with us. Enjoy! Materials needed: Red, white, off-white and blue yarn Black embroidery thread A crochet hook size 2.5mm Fyberfill… Continue reading

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.

Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

Finding colour inspiration for a big project such as an afghan or a rug can bit tricky, especially when there are just so many beautiful colours and yarns to choose from. To help we are going to start a colour resource series on the blog, selecting colour themes and palettes from existing work and crafts… Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet issue one

The first issue of Simply Crochet has only been out for a week, but you talented lot have already been busy making some fabulous things from the patterns in the magazine. Here are just some of the projects you’ve shared with us over the week… We always love to see what you’ve been making, so… Continue reading

How to crochet in the round

Find out how to move on from flat pieces! It’s time to crochet in the round, and in three dimensions… Thanks to Debbie Tomkies, for showing us how it’s done – you can see more from Debbie over on her website DT Craft & Design. To get crocheting, all you need is your hook, some yarn, and… Continue reading

Our top 10 crochet tips

Save time and get great results with our favourite crochet tips and tricks.