Competition: win Bristol Wool Fair tickets

Bristol Wool Fair

In our new competition you can win Bristol Wool Fair tickets. This year the event runs from 11th to 13th September 2015, and has moved to a new venue, Washing Pool Farm near Cribbs Causeway. The extra space means there’s room for over 80 stalls, selling unique hand-made gifts and yarns, a wide choice of workshops,… Continue reading

Shaun in the City

Get ready to see some crochet like ewe have never seen before. The brains behind the amazing Briswool (seen at last year’s arts trail), Vicky Harrison, has created yet another woolly masterpiece. Feast your eyes on the absolute crochet beast that is Vicky’s Crochet Shaun the Sheep. The baa-rilliant sculpture will feature in the Shaun… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Making a Slipknot

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. MAKING A SLIPKNOT Try these methods and see which works best. 1. Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn clockwise… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Chain Stitch & Counting Chains

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. CHAIN STITCH Use this stitch to make your foundation chain. 1. Hold the hook in your right hand, and both the yarn end and the working yarn in your… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Double Crochet

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. DOUBLE CROCHET (dc) One of the key stitches in crochet, doubles are simple, compact stitches that form a dense fabric.   1. To make a double crochet stitch, insert the… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Slip Stitch

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   SLIP STITCH (ss) This stitch has no height – often used to join rounds.   1. The slip stitch is used to join a length of chain into the… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 28

Inside Simply Crochet issue 28 you can celebrate spring in the best way possible – with an abundance of fabulous crochet. Get your place all kitted out for Easter with our collection of bright kitchen accessories (chickens and bunnies galore), a fantastically floral spring wreath and some very pretty mandalas. Feel like switching up your… Continue reading

Win crochet stitch markers!

Turn to page 10 in our latest issue (18) and you’ll find details of our new competition! Six lucky readers will each win a set of these colourful crochet stitch markers, made with recycled paper by the Mothers for All project in Botswana. For more details of the charity project, see the Mothers for All… Continue reading

Free pattern! Easter egg basket

We’re offering another FREE pattern in time for the Easter period! This gorgeous super chunky egg basket by Cara Medus will look great in any home. It may look complex, but it’s actually made by joining three simple pieces. The inner basket is made first, with a central divider attached by slip stitch to the top. The outer basket… Continue reading

Crochet Essentials Guide: How to make a Slip Knot

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. MAKING A SLIPKNOT (The first loop on a hook) 1 Hold the tail of the ball of yarn in your left hand and drape the yarn clockwise over the… Continue reading