Meet our Simply Crochet cover model

Simply Crochet model

Emma Walker, our lovely model from issue 46, is a Simply Crochet subscriber, so we wanted to find out more about her crochet passion… Can you tell us about when you started crocheting and how you got hooked? “I learnt to crochet five years ago while I was working as a film extra at Shepperton… Continue reading

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Frank&Olive Crochet Retreat embroidery hoop

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Join the #crochetgirlgang

Crochetgirlgang

Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

Patchwork-style bright blanket pattern now available on Ravelry

Bright blanket

We’ve uploaded Sara Huntington’s colourful blanket pattern to our Ravelry store, so you can download the pattern as a PDF and start hooking straightaway. Sara designed it in DROPS Karisma Superwash, which is fantastic value at just £2 ($3US) a ball and 100% wool. And there’s a choice of 40 colours… Each square is worked… Continue reading

Join the #Make2Share Challenge – spread the hooky fun!

#Make2Share

The #Make2Share challenge is about spreading your love of crafting to friends and family – we’re asking you to give a handmade gift, and ask the recipient to then pass on a gift of their own. Started by retailers, media companies and manufacturers, we want to promote the joy of handmade giving and receiving. If… Continue reading

Anne Egan’s colourwork crochet socks – now on sale

Crochet colourwork socks

You can now download the pattern for Anne Egan’s stunning colourwork crochet socks, through our Ravelry pattern store. Get cracking with colourful stripes and post stitches to rustle up these amazing calf-length socks. They’re worked from the top down using a dazzling array of shades. Each sock is worked top down. The ribbing is worked… Continue reading

Hook issue 41’s patterns in Pantone’s colours of the year!

Issue 41 story collection

Have you heard of the Pantone colour of the year? As kings of colour, Pantone select a “colour snapshot” of our culture, mood and attitude – you can find out more here. For 2016 the colours are Rose Quartz pink and Serenity blue, and it just so happens that our Story collection for issue 41 features… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 36 – on sale now

Cover 36

Simply Crochet issue 36 is now on sale, and we’re enjoying the start of the new season – it’s time to get cosy! Grab your hook and get going with colourful Fair Isle, gorgeous garments in merino and tweed, and some very cute amigurumi. The air’s feeling a little cooler, so roll up your sleeves and… Continue reading

Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along

Deramores CAL

It’s always hard to finish a big project, especially when there are so many amazing patterns just crying out to be made! But finding the motivation is easier than you think when you’re crocheting alongside others – so check out Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along. This brilliant Cedar River Blanket CAL project is bought to you… Continue reading

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading