Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Beaded Crochet

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. This time, we’re showing you how to work a beaded treble stitch and how to thread a bead onto your yarn! To put these techniques into practice, check out… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 37 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 37 cover

Simply Crochet issue 37 – our new issue – is on sale now! The weather’s finally turned so it’s time to get your hook into some seriously cosy projects. This issue, we’re making warm cover-ups and super-chunky gifts, getting to grips with textured stitches and learning more about British wool. Grab yourself a cuppa and… Continue reading

Tunisian crochet: the expert guide

Tunisian crochet - finishing, step 2

Tunisian crochet combines the best of knitting and crochet – it’s got a hook like crochet, but it also keeps several stitches on the hook, like knitting. You can achieve many different stitches and effects, and even combine it with regular crochet. To make room for all those stitches, most Tunisian crochet is done with… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 24 is on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 24 cover

Our latest issue is on sale now, so crack on with your Christmas projects with Simply Crochet issue 24. It’s brimming with gift ideas and festive fun; you’ll find a perfect pastel wreath to make, a beautiful Advent garland and a cute reindeer pocket so you can DIY a Christmas jumper. Plus, there’s a whole cosy… Continue reading

Simply Crochet new issue: issue 22 is out now

Our new issue of Simply Crochet is on sale now – get on trend with a cool coral vest, hook office chic accessories and learn Lucy from Attic 24’s bag designing secrets. Try your hook at something new – make rainbow ripples, experiment with bobbles, and make the cutest puppy ever. Plus, learn the best… Continue reading

Left-handed workshop: how to make a foundation chain

Chain stitch is abbreviated as ‘ch’ in patterns and is the foundation of a lot of projects. Make a slip knot. Catch the ball end of the yarn with the hook, so that the yarn wraps anticlockwise around it. This movement is called ‘yarn round hook’, which you’ll see abbreviated as ‘yrh’. You’ll do a… Continue reading

How to count your stitches

Knowing the anatomy of a crochet chain is the first stage in following any pattern. The first images shows the front of a chain – you’ll see that it looks like a plait. Have your chain this way round to count the stitches. The back of a chain has a row of bumps. As you can see… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Mrs Moon: Kirstie’s exhibitor of the week

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

Beginner’s guide: Half treble crochet

A handy stitch that’s between double and treble crochet in size, and that looks slightly looser than double crochet.