Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Get hooking for the festive season with our new special magazine, Your Crochet Christmas. It goes on sale in two weeks (Wednesday 27th September), with 67 of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet including garments, accessories, home decor and gifts. It’s the perfect crochet compendium for the holiday season. It costs £7.99 and is available… Continue reading

Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 37 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 37 cover

Simply Crochet issue 37 – our new issue – is on sale now! The weather’s finally turned so it’s time to get your hook into some seriously cosy projects. This issue, we’re making warm cover-ups and super-chunky gifts, getting to grips with textured stitches and learning more about British wool. Grab yourself a cuppa and… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 25 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 25

Simply Crochet issue 25 is on sale now, and it’s our Christmas issue! Your free gifts this month are this 2015 calendar and sticker sheet, from Obey Crochet.   Inside the issue you can make bright decorations, luxe spa goodies and a honeycomb hexi blanket. Plus, try embroidery and hooking with furry yarn. Deck your… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet a Christmas pud

xmaspud

This little pud by designer Brigitte Read contains something better than a sixpence – it’s a basket for your crochet notions! You could also use the basket as an alternative to a traditional stocking, filling it with little gifts and hanging it at the foot of a bed, or you could fill it with wrapped… Continue reading

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: red and gold

The most festive colour combination around!

  column one: red rope scarf by NesrinArt, statement necklace from lissabeecreations column two: simple round crochet necklace from krochetlady, sequin crochet collar from Rare London, love hearts by Crochet Pocket column three: crown by Loopedwithlove4U, red and white striped blanket from Rocket and Bear, bow bracelet (free tutorial) from Sellz Cute Things.    

Christmas countdown: projects you can do in an evening

A gorgeous necklace and cute gift tags

Christmas is officially four days away (yikes!), so we thought we’d put together a list of quick projects which you will still have time to craft before the big day.   This crochet necklace from Creative Yarn would look great in any colour, and would make the perfect last minute gift for a fashionable friend…. Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: gifts for him

Great handmade gifts for boys and men of all ages.

We’ve searched the web for some of the best crochet projects and gifts for men so you don’t have to. column one: crocheted bow tie from EpicThread (Etsy), grey beanie Bernat Yarns column two: moustaches from Craft Foxes, crochet grey and red tie Culdesac column three: easy striped scarf from The Sunroom, waxed cotton bracelets… Continue reading

Folksy shop love: Namolio

Crochet hook organiser

Namolio’s shop is filled with beautifully crocheted gifts made from natural fabrics such as wool and linen. From pin-cushions to purses Namolio stocks all manner of lovely things including handmade items such as this crochet hook organiser and these lavender sachets – it’s hard to know what to choose but we’d certainly be happy with… Continue reading