Free pattern – Halloween crochet skull

Halloween crochet skull

This crochet skull is perfect for Halloween. It measures 7x5cm, so you could make it into a brooch or hair decoration, or hook up a whole chain to make some spooky bunting. And we’re giving you the pattern for free! You will need Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK (100% cotton, 110g/201m) 1 ball of White… Continue reading

Free pattern! Crochet collar pattern to download

Crochet collar

We love being able to embellish plainer clothes and imbue them with personality. This pretty collar is a free pattern for you, designed by Kirstie McLeod, and it’s a lovely example of a little project that will make an enormous difference. Pretty up any blouse, top or T-shirt with a plain neckline with this lacy collar…. Continue reading

Friday giveaway time!

begpro

To celebrate the release of these special editions, we’re giving 10 lucky readers the chance to win either the Beginner’s or Pro Guide To Crochet. The Beginners’ Guide to Crochet is a 164-page guide full of step-by-step tutorials and gorgeous projects, as seen in Simply Crochet magazine. With jargon-free instructions, we cover all the basics (and beyond), including… Continue reading

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

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… Continue reading