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

Wrapped in colour – flower motif shawl pattern

Flower motif shawl

Sara Huntington designed this stunning ‘Wrapped in colour’ flower motif shawl, and the pattern is now available to download as a PDF from our Ravelry store for just £2.75. This pattern made in nine stunning hues is a very special make: 85 floral motifs are stitched with cool cotton. Sometimes more really is more… It’s… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

Granny scarf blanket

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

Anne Egan’s colourwork crochet socks – now on sale

Crochet colourwork socks

You can now download the pattern for Anne Egan’s stunning colourwork crochet socks, through our Ravelry pattern store. Get cracking with colourful stripes and post stitches to rustle up these amazing calf-length socks. They’re worked from the top down using a dazzling array of shades. Each sock is worked top down. The ribbing is worked… Continue reading

Hook issue 41’s patterns in Pantone’s colours of the year!

Issue 41 story collection

Have you heard of the Pantone colour of the year? As kings of colour, Pantone select a “colour snapshot” of our culture, mood and attitude – you can find out more here. For 2016 the colours are Rose Quartz pink and Serenity blue, and it just so happens that our Story collection for issue 41 features… Continue reading

DIY: Alphabet pompoms

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Try making your own alphabet pompoms, a novel yarn buster and sure to brighten your day! Have you heard of Mr Printables? It’s a site packed full of original projects to download run by the novice but exceptionally crafty Olive. It’s on this fab site we found this tutorial for alphabet pompoms and fell in… Continue reading

What is…freeform crochet?

Gorgeous freeform hats available from Girl with a Hook through Etsy

Tap into your inner artist with freeform crochet. It’s a technique where there’s no right or wrong. When you see examples of freeform crochet, you’ll notice a relaxed, free-flowing quality. This is because the technique doesn’t use regular or repeating motifs. In fact, pieces are created as you go along and never involve following a… Continue reading

Jane’s World: an exciting April

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There are plenty of things I’m looking forward to in April. I am in the process of designing my Crochet Club project for 2014 and have decided to try to use some stitches that are new to me. Its very easy to go back to the same stitches and colour combinations over and over again… Continue reading

*Sponsored: The Performance Yarnshop

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The beady-eyed among you may have spotted Performance Yarns inside our mag, but did you know they have their own online shop? The Performance Yarnshop* has a large collection of yarns in a fantastic range of colours – its a true Aladdin’s cave! Performance specialise in top-quality cottons and cotton blends that are perfect for… Continue reading