Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… 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

Simply Crochet issue 43 – charts for Sweetheart Gloves

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  If you prefer to work from a chart than written instructions, here are the charts for the Sweetheart Gloves on p.28. Sweetheart Gloves

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

Simply Crochet issue 42 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 42

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 42, is on sale now, with a rainbow shawlette, amigurumi caravan and pastel poncho to get your hook into. Plus lots of exciting techniques to learn – stitch Tunisian makes for your home, try corner-to-corner crochet and learn about therapeutic crochet from the experts. Easter’s on its way and… Continue reading

Free patterns – Mother’s Day gift ideas

Crochet rose

To treat your Mum to something special this Mother’s Day, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite quick projects – flowers and bows to use as a brooch or in her hair, a mug hug, a case for glasses or sunglasses, and a set of bracelets. Hook your Mum a cosy mug hug so… 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 Fran Morgan’s Cranberry Lace cardigan

Cranberry lace cardigan

This beautiful cropped Cranberry Lace cardigan by Fran Morgan is hooked in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran, and comes in sizes to fit UK 8-10 to UK 16-18. Whether you make it for yourself or someone special, it’s cut high at the waist and is a wonderful little cover-up to wear over a dress or a… Continue reading

How to wear issue 41’s Wrap Top – step-by-step video

Wrap top video

Our wrap top in issue 41 is a cosy and stylish cover-up. Designed by Hannah Cross, it wraps over at the front and has full-length ribbed sleeves. The wrap is worked from top to bottom in one long row, and the long edges of the ribbed portion are seamed to make the sleeves. As it’s… Continue reading

The new Simply Crochet Apple Newsstand app

If you subscribe to the digital edition of Simply Crochet through the Apple Newsstand app for iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice we have a new app (to transfer the digital magazines from Future Publishing to our new publisher, Immediate Media). The new app is free to download, and any issues you have purchased in the… Continue reading