A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

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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

Introducing reader of the week!

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We’ve always loved receiving images of your WIPs and projects from Simply Crochet. Perhaps a lot of mags say this, but I really think we have the most talented and creative readers around. So to celebrate your talents and general yarn awesomeness let me introduce a new regular feature on our blog: reader of the… 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

The story of Gneville Gnome and his maker

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Blogger and crochet designer Annemarie tells us how Gneville Gnome and his toadstool first came to life… My handicraft instructor, who I’m going to call Mrs Handicraft in this blog post, told us we had to make an egg cosy. I was 8 years old and I didn’t understand crochet at all. I did the… Continue reading

What is…freeform crochet?

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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

Introducing…Made in Felt

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The brand new mag that has us all giving the hooks a break for some fun with felt! With over 30 projects to get you started, including cute felties, accessories and toys, Made in Felt is the perfect mag for those new to this addictive craft. As well as some fab patterns the magazine features… Continue reading

Inside the mag…an amigurumi sensation

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Taken from inside issue one, when we caught up with Stephanie Lau from All About Ami to talk crochet, blogging and newborns… Light and welcoming, the home of Canadian crochet artist Stephanie Lau is filled with her personality. New mum to two-month-old Myla, Stephanie is uncannily energetic, eagerly talking about her love of amigurumi: the… Continue reading

Take a glimpse at issue 5…

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Issue 5 is a celebration of that crochet staple, the granny square – but like you have never seen them before… This month’s issue has over 30 patterns for you to get your hook into, including a beret, mandala and lots of cute accessories with hexagons. Plus learn about broomstick lace, top tips for treble… Continue reading

A glimpse of what’s to come: Issue 5!

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Here it is, a sneaky peek at the next Issue of Simply Crochet. Spot anything you like the look of? Let us know in the comments below.

What do you think of Simply Crochet?

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Spare 5 minutes to tell us what you think of Simply Crochet.  To take part in this short survey, you’ll need a copy of the latest issue of our new magazine (issue 4), go to Page 94 and fill in the questionnaire and post it back to us. No stamp required if posted in the UK.  Alternatively… Continue reading