Crochet pattern downloads from our Etsy store

Crochet pattern stripy crochet jumper pattern

We have a new way for you to download some of our crochet patterns, as PDFs that you receive instantly and can start hooking straight away! Visit our Etsy store here to get your hands on some of our most popular patterns, including this slouchy crochet jumper by our editor Sara Huntington. And if you’re after more… Continue reading

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Crochet vintage dress

Romance never goes out of style, and WonkyZebra – home to the best vintage crochet patterns – has a Valentine’s gift for everyone this month. This Vintage Crochet Dress and Head Kerchief is a beautiful outfit that is a perfect example of the “elegant but hip” look of its time (1968). A last gasp of… Continue reading

What is…freeform crochet?

Tap into your inner artist with freeform crochet. It’s a technique where there’s no right or wrong. When you see examples of freeform crochet, you’ll notice a relaxed, free-flowing quality. This is because the technique doesn’t use regular or repeating motifs. In fact, pieces are created as you go along and never involve following a… Continue reading

Win your own personalised crochet hook!

As seen inside Issue 4, we’re giving you the chance to win your very own 12mm bamboo hook with a personalised soft leather grip, made by the talented Nicole of Nicollie. Click here to enter for a chance to win now!  

Etsy shop love: SuAmi

If you want to be amazed this Easter Monday we suggest checking out SuAmi on Etsy… We’ve been blown away by the talent of the five family members that make up SuAmi and have officially fallen head-over-heels for their mini makes. Make sure you check them out for yourself!

Our Mother’s Day gift guide

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

Weekly inspiration: in the kitchen

This week’s mood-board is inspired by issue two of Simply Crochet which features a great section on kitchen makes and is out this Thursday! Column one: Sheep tea cosy (pattern) Craftsy, spiral potholders/coasters (free pattern) Made in K Town, crochet serving spoons Jeroen van der Spek at Still Stars Column two: Vintage crochet apron (pattern)… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: ‘it’ bags

A collection of our favourite patterns and ready-to-wear bags on the net. column one: Tote bag from With Love Linda, aztec beach bag (pattern) Lutter Idyl column two: Laptop case by Canal blog, heart coin purse (Etsy) studiowonjun, rainbow clutch this next column three: Yoga bag (pattern) by Yoga Hound  

Project colour inspiration: patterned paper

Finding colour inspiration for a big project such as an afghan or a rug can bit tricky, especially when there are just so many beautiful colours and yarns to choose from. To help we are going to start a colour resource series on the blog, selecting colour themes and palettes from existing work and crafts… Continue reading

Five Etsy finds: winter warmers

As seen in issue one, here is a little more info on our top picks this month… The Velvet Acorn, Hampton Hood, $5.50 Wrap up warm and snug in these adorable designs from The Velvet Acorn. There’s a great range of cute hats and hoods for kids, as well as warmers for adults – great… Continue reading