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

Crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain and Tunisian crochet shawls

Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

In issue 24 we chatted to crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain, about her passion for designing shawls. She’s a self-taught designer, and in the magazine she explains how her Tunisian crochet shawl patterns stem from experimentation. Here’s a chance to see some more photos of her work, which we couldn’t fit into the issue.   The… Continue reading

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes is on sale now

101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes

Start a creative new season of crochet with 101 Quick & Easy Crochet Makes. For just £7.99, you’ll find 132 pages of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet, to take your hook from autumn into Christmas and all through the winter. From novices to experts, every level of crocheter can enjoy our simple projects, including fashion,… Continue reading

Attic24 and the wonderful walk to Yarndale

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Like many of you, the Simply Crochet team visited Yarndale over the weekend, and gosh! What a weekend it was. A real highlight for us was venturing down the Yarn Walk from the Auction Mart into Skipton. So when we met up with Lucy at her studio the next day, we quizzed her about it all… Continue reading

Competition: win tickets to the Hobbycrafts show

Competition: Hobbycrafts show tickets

In our new competition we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Hobbycrafts show to 10 lucky readers. The shows take place at the NEC in Birmingham, from the 6th-9th November, and ExCeL in London, from the 28th-30th November. The closing date is October 19th, so for your chance to win, fill in the… Continue reading

Discount codes: tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows

With our discount codes, you can save £2 (or £3 for subscribers) on tickets to The Knitting & Stitching Shows. At London’s Alexandra Palace (8th – 12th Oct) and Harrogate International Centre (20th – 23rd Nov), the shows are full of inspiration and fantastic shopping. The Knitting & Stitching Shows cover all crafts, from crochet… Continue reading

Simply Crochet new issue: issue 22 is out now

Cover issue 22

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

Festival of Quilts: ticket offer for the quilting show at the NEC – guest blog post

The Festival of Quilts takes place from 7-10 August at the NEC exhibition halls in Birmingham. It’s a celebration of quilting offering a comprehensive workshop programme, extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of competition quilts. Over 300 companies will be at the show making it the ideal place to shop for all… Continue reading

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

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“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

Yarndale: creatively bombing north Yorkshire

Image: Attic 24

One of my favourite things about being a crocheter is the sense of community that comes along with it, especially online. And I can’t think of a better display of that companionship than the bunting project Lucy from Attic 24 recently organised for this year’s Yarndale festival. I mean, wow. In case you’ve not visited… Continue reading