Win a free copy of Simply Crochet Issue 1

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

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

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

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

Free Pattern! Trained toy seal

Our friends at Crochet Today! have a fantastic range of patterns on their website. Today we thought we’d share with you one of our favourite seaside friends, this adorable seal! Here is what you need to make your very own… Yarn RED HEART Soft Yarn, 5oz/140g balls, each approx 256yd/234m (acrylic) 1 ball #9440 Light… Continue reading

How did they do it? Crochet world record breakers

  427 The most people to crochet at one time in one place. Organised by the Nation NeedleArts Association, the evet took place at a New York Mets baseball game in 2010. 253 Feet, the longest crochet chain made whilst running a marathon. This record was set by Susie Hewer at the Virgin London Marathon… Continue reading

Christmas countdown: projects you can do in an evening

Christmas is officially four days away (yikes!), so we thought we’d put together a list of quick projects which you will still have time to craft before the big day.   This crochet necklace from Creative Yarn would look great in any colour, and would make the perfect last minute gift for a fashionable friend…. Continue reading

Win a year’s subscription to Simply Crochet!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas over on The Making Spot as our friends are giving you the chance to win a whole year’s subscription to Simply Crochet for free! Simply fill out our competition form and you’ll be entered into the prize draw – we’ll be sure to keep our fingers crossed!… Continue reading

Granny Square patterns: October 2014 onwards

Here are our most recent patterns added to our Granny Square app. For the older patterns, click here. Granny Betty   Materials Red Heart Miami (100% cotton, 50g/120m) 1 ball of each: Yarn A Red (00115) Yarn B Royal (00201) Yarn C Fuchsia (00028) Yarn D Yellow (00111) Yarn E Orange (00189) Hook size A… Continue reading