Spook-tacular free patterns

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Some of our favourite free patterns from around the web inspired by Halloween… 1. Shark beanie Sarah at Repeat Crafter 2. Kitten ears Hook-de-loop 3. Eyeball Crochet Ninja 4. Amigurumi bat Karissa Cole 5. The black widow spider Lutter Idyl 6. Bat bow-tie and simple mask both Good Knits

Grab your hooks we’re all off to Crochet Camp this summer

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Looking to learn to crochet this summer? We suggest you head to Kat Goldin’s online crochet camp for four weeks of cute projects, talking technique, interviews, and general crochet geekery. For four weeks, author, photographer, and Simply Crochet contributor Kat Goldin will be hosting camp crochet on her blog Slugs on the Refrigerator it’s a great… Continue reading

Free pattern alert!

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Give a tried cardie a fresh look for summer with these trendy crochet buttons… Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter before Thursday to receive this free pattern straight into your inbox. These buttons are the perfect quick make for over the long bank holiday, and a great and easy way to upcycle some… Continue reading

Crochet a Granny Square scarf, just like TGBSB’s Ann

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We’re all hooked on The Great British Sewing Bee, and now we have another reason to love it – contestant Ann’s amazing Granny Square crochet scarf she wore in this week’s episode! If you fancy hooking up your own version, you can use any Granny Square patterns and join them together – like Ann’s, we… Continue reading

Tutorial: how to make a LED crochet birdcage necklace

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The very talented Yoshiko has joined us to share her tutorial for a crochet birdcage necklace with us exclusively on the blog. You may recognise these necklaces as they are featured inside Issue 4! You will need… Crochet hook White yarn Chain 5mm LED (white) LED cap (blue) 3V coin cell battery Vinyl tape +… 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

Win a free copy of Simply Crochet Issue 1

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After hearing your comments on Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry and the blog, we’re pleased to announce we’ve got 10…yes you heard right, 10 copies of Simply Crochet Issue 1 to give away! The magazine has flown off the shelves so we are thrilled to be able to give these copies away. Click here for a chance… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: ‘it’ bags

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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  

Free afghan pattern from Winkie Flash

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Today we have something extra-special for you lovely readers as Wink from A Creative Being has stopped by to share her pattern for a groovy afghan inspired by a psychedelic blanket from Etsy. So over to Wink… This pattern uses US crochet terms – check out The Making Spot’s full list and conversions here You… Continue reading

Free online classes with Craftsy

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Have you taken an online class from Craftsy? Try a free class in quilting, knitting, sewing, cake decorating and more from world-class instructors. Once you enroll in a class, you can watch and re-watch lessons whenever it’s convenient for you simply by logging into Craftsy. Click: http://www.craftsy.com/classes/?ext=201301_SCFreeClasses#freeClasses