Join the #crochetgirlgang

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Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

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Did you catch our profile on Crejjtion blogger Maaike van Koert inside issue 43? We loved chatting with her. She has an incredible eye for colour, beautiful blooms and scrummy stitches. Within her own home, Maaike has a few guidelines she abides by for ensuring her crochet productivity enhances rather than overwhelms the space she… Continue reading

Our week with One Man Crochet

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Last week we were joined in the office by blogger and crochet obsessive Matthew Spiers (aka One Man Crochet). We asked him to write a little bit about his time with us… “I wanted to get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the production of a magazine and get a bit… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

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Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Yarndale: creatively bombing north Yorkshire

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One of my favourite things about being a crocheter is the sense of community that comes along with it, especially online. And I can’t think of a better display of that companionship than the bunting project Lucy from Attic 24 recently organised for this year’s Yarndale festival. I mean, wow. In case you’ve not visited… Continue reading

Grab your hooks we’re all off to Crochet Camp this summer

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Looking to learn to crochet this summer? We suggest you head to Kat Goldin’s online crochet camp for four weeks of cute projects, talking technique, interviews, and general crochet geekery. For four weeks, author, photographer, and Simply Crochet contributor Kat Goldin will be hosting camp crochet on her blog Slugs on the Refrigerator it’s a great… Continue reading

Calling all bloggers!

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We’re excited to announce our brand new affiliate scheme, which means you can earn money sharing your love for Simply Crochet on your blog… To become an affiliate all you have to do is provide a link to Simply Crochet’s shopping website on your blog/site. When a visitor clicks on the link and buys something… Continue reading

Project bag essentials with Wink

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Whether you’re crocheting whilst traveling, or in the comforts of your own home, having a project bag is a must-have for us crocheters. I make sure I always have these five items with me in my project bag: Stitch markers You’re working away on your project, counting stitches in your head, and suddenly someone sees… Continue reading

Reader makes from Simply Crochet Issue 2

Bunnies, booties, bows and bunting!

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

Weekly inspiration: in the kitchen

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This week’s mood-board is inspired by issue two of Simply Crochet which features a great section on kitchen makes and is out this Thursday! Column one: Sheep tea cosy (pattern) Craftsy, spiral potholders/coasters (free pattern) Made in K Town, crochet serving spoons Jeroen van der Spek at Still Stars Column two: Vintage crochet apron (pattern)… Continue reading