Yarn storage hacks – 7 top tips

Susan Cropper Loop London

In our current issue, 46, we have a guide to the best ways to store and display your treasured yarn stash – you don’t need to hide it all away! Susan Cropper of Loop London (loopknitting.com) uses a wooden and glass cabinet to display her yarn, and keep it safe. “Humidity is probably the main… Continue reading

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

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

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

Simply Crochet issue 43 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 43

Simply Crochet issue 43 is on sale now, and we’re stepping back in time to celebrate the 1960s with monochrome patterns. Our geometric dress, statement jewellery and gloves are must-makes. Need a hit of colour? We have stripes galore with a stashbusting shawl and zigzag broomstick wrap. Grab a hook and prepare to feel groovy… This… Continue reading

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate spring

The vintage-loving lady behind the Wonky Zebra pattern store is giving us the lowdown this month’s pom-tastic retro crochet find. “Here’s a cute and calorie-free treat for baby this spring; although you will probably use up a fair few in making it so that’s a win-win there. This little one looks very happy with the whole… 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

Our week with One Man Crochet

One Man Crochet

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

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

Hook Hannah Cross’ diamond rainbow throw

Hannah Cross rainbow blanket

HanJan Crochet designed this stunning diamond blanket from issue 40. It’s unashamedly bright, has fun textured stitches that form a clever diamond pattern, and it’s finished off with a playful fringe (so there’s fewer ends to weave in too!). If you only crochet one blanket this year, make it this one. Throughout the pattern you work each… Continue reading