Visit the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace and save £2.50 on tickets

The Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Alexandra Palace on 11th – 15th October 2017, with shopping, workshops and inspiration around every corner. And we have a discount code to save £2.50 on adult tickets*. There’s also drop-in crochet and knitting sessions with UK Hand Knitting’s team of experts. If it’s time to top up your… Continue reading

Stylecraft’s Eastern Jewels Blogstar collaboration brings together Lucia Dunn and Jane Crowfoot

Stylecraft Eastern Jewels Blanket

To mark a new collaborative phase in its Blogstars programme, Stylecraft has announced the launch of a vibrant new colourway, by Lucia Dunn, of an existing crochet design by Jane Crowfoot. It rejoices in the name of Eastern Jewels, and packs of the special DK yarn will soon be in yarn shops everywhere. Jane’s original design, Persian Tiles,… Continue reading

Join the biggest crochet workshop of its kind!

The Natural History Museum have teamed up with designer Kerry Lord from TOFT, the luxury British knitwear and wool company, to bring you a crochet extravaganza – ideal for all levels of ability. The biggest crochet workshop of its kind is just one of the fantastic events planned as a part of the Natural History Museum’s… Continue reading

Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

Planned pooling crochet

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, originally featuring in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 54

Simply Crochet granny cardigan Fran Morgan

There’s an update for the A Good Vintage granny cardigan from Simply Crochet issue 54. For the starting chain numbers please see below. Size 8-10: foundation chain of 173 Size 12-14: foundation chain of 197 Size 16-18: foundation chain of 221 Size 20-22: foundation chain of 245 Sleeves And to clarify, when you’re working the sleeves, you should work until there… Continue reading

Simply Crochet at Loch Ness Knit Fest

The first ever International Loch Ness Knit Fest took place at Eden Court in Inverness from 29 September to 2 October and we were there to join in the fun. Over the four days, we found inspiration in Scottish yarn and craft supplies in the Marketplace, got creative with yarn demos in the Crafting Village… Continue reading

50th Issue Blog Party – free pattern for 3 Wise Men

Simply Crochet three wise men

It’s our 50th issue and so we’re celebrating our birthday with a week-long blog party! Starting today we’ll have something special on our website every day. Sara Huntington designed these adorable Three Wise Men in issue 25, and now the pattern is available to download from our Ravelry store. And for our birthday we’re giving… Continue reading

Watch our Yarniversity crochet video tutorials on Youtube

Simply Crochet Yarniversity

Today we’ve launched our Yarniversity Youtube video series, presented by crochet designer Lou Barnes. You can check it out here. So far it includes tutorials on slip knots, chain stitch, and half trebles, with more to come soon. And get to know Lou a little better in our chat: How did you learn to love crochet? I actually… Continue reading

Meet our Simply Crochet cover model

Simply Crochet model

Emma Walker, our lovely model from issue 46, is a Simply Crochet subscriber, so we wanted to find out more about her crochet passion… Can you tell us about when you started crocheting and how you got hooked? “I learnt to crochet five years ago while I was working as a film extra at Shepperton… Continue reading