Win a pair of tickets to Toft Alpaca’s book party!

Edward's Menagerie

We’re giving away four pairs of tickets to Toft’s book party on the 25th July, to celebrate the official launch of “Edward’s Menagerie”. Based on their popular crochet kits, the book contains new and exclusive patterns, as well as character descriptions for each animal. The event will be held at Toft’s alpaca farm in Warwickshire, 3pm-8pm…. Continue reading

Host a Strawberry Tea party to help women facing breast cancer

Strawberry plant

Get together with friends, family or colleagues to host a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care from 1 June to 31 August. The funds raised through the Strawberry Tea campaign, which is sponsored by fine bone china teaware specialist Royal Albert, will help support the thousands of women waking up to the harsh reality of… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 20 is on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 20

Don’t miss Simply Crochet issue 20, with beachy makes for your home, a retro-style bikini, kitty creations for luxe travelling, and an exclusive blanket by Nicki Trench. You’ll also find Joanne Scrace’s cardi in yummy hand-dyed yarns, a beautiful sun hat, Emma Varnam’s beach hut and more. Before you set off, stock up on the… Continue reading

Free Granny Square beach bag pattern

Beach bag

This granny square beach bag is perfect for making, and taking, on holiday. This quick and simple project by Cara Medus uses just eight squares, so you’ll have it finished in no time. Download the pattern here

Download issue 17 free on your iPad or iPhone

Issue 17

We have a special bank holiday weekend offer: if you own an iPad or iPhone, open our Simply Crochet Newsstand app and use our voucher code to download issue 17 free! Open the app – click here if you haven’t already downloaded it. If you’re on an iPad tap ‘Voucher’, or on iPhone tap ‘Help’… Continue reading

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 barefoot sandals crochet pattern

Barefoot sandals pattern

We love this free pattern for summer – whether you’re on the beach, by the pool, or just relaxing in the garden, these pretty sandals are the height of summer chic. And they’re so easy – make them using just chains, trebles and double crochet stitches. You can download the pattern here. And you can download more… Continue reading

Free baby’s strawberry hat pattern!

Strawberry hat

This adorable baby’s hat, designed by Cara Medus, would be a perfect gift for a newborn. The finished hat measures 18 1⁄4 in (46cm) x 6 1⁄2 in (16.5cm), and we used Rowan Pure Wool. And best of all, you can download the pattern free, here.

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