Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

These necklaces will take you from day to night and keep you on trend along the way.

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop - CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… 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

DIY t-shirt yarn (with seams)

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A lot of tutorials on the web show you how to make fabric yarn from seamless t-shirts however, you can also make yarn from t-shirts with seams! Here’s a tutorial to show you how, all you will need is an old t-shirt and some scissors. Top tip: * Do not forget to round the ends… Continue reading

Exclusive! ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ – the colour game

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To celebrate World Book Day we’ve got an exclusive extract from one of our inspiring books of the month ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ by Lilla Rogers. Take part in the colour game by leaving your answers in the comments below or share them with us on Facebook! To take part number the colours… Continue reading

Jane’s World: tips for DIY beaded yarn

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Dowload the digital edition of Issue 3 now to see this month’s extract of Jane’s notebook. A big thank you to Jane for sharing these tips with us today, for more visit: janiecrow.co.uk

Our Mother’s Day gift guide

Remember yarn lasts longer than flowers!

With Mother’s Day only 10 days away in the UK we thought we’d give you a few ideas for gifts… Grow some flowers: use our pom pom tutorial to create your own flowers like these by loveandmarshmallows Stitch a card: like this one from The Making Spot. Paint a frame: we love this DIY over… Continue reading

Make your own pom-poms!

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Meredith from One Sheepish Girl stopped by today to share this tutorial for making your own pom-poms, great for decorating hats, shoes, or even strung together on a necklace. Let us know how you’ll use yours in the comments below. 1. Trace out a a circle on a piece of cardboard. The size of your… Continue reading

Seven ways to wear: crochet bows

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In this month’s issue of Simply Crochet we show you how to make this cute n’ easy hairband by Cara Medus, but there are so many other ways you can style and wear your bows we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration with our seven ways to wear it… Both jumpers are available… Continue reading

Exclusive! First look at Simply Crochet Issue 2

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You asked to see the front cover of issue two and here it is….. Issue two of Simply Crochet goes on sale a week from today and it is packed full of exciting projects (43 to be exact)! Amongst many other things inside you will find DIYs to help you bring your accessories up to… Continue reading

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

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Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.