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

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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

Introducing reader of the week!

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We’ve always loved receiving images of your WIPs and projects from Simply Crochet. Perhaps a lot of mags say this, but I really think we have the most talented and creative readers around. So to celebrate your talents and general yarn awesomeness let me introduce a new regular feature on our blog: reader of the… Continue reading

DIY: Alphabet pompoms

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Try making your own alphabet pompoms, a novel yarn buster and sure to brighten your day! Have you heard of Mr Printables? It’s a site packed full of original projects to download run by the novice but exceptionally crafty Olive. It’s on this fab site we found this tutorial for alphabet pompoms and fell in… Continue reading

A glimpse of what’s to come: Issue 5!

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Here it is, a sneaky peek at the next Issue of Simply Crochet. Spot anything you like the look of? Let us know in the comments below.

Take a look inside Issue 4

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If you’ve not made it down to the shops to get your copy of Issue 4 yet, here’s a sneaky look inside! Don’t forget you can still subscribe and get 3 issues for £5 however, this is a trial offer and will be ending soon!

Happy International Women’s Day

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Glamorous, talented, and inspiring… Share your inspiring women with us in the comments below. Happy International Women’s Day!

Exclusive! ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ – the colour game

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To celebrate World Book Day we’ve got an exclusive extract from one of our inspiring books of the month ‘I Just Like to Make Things’ by Lilla Rogers. Take part in the colour game by leaving your answers in the comments below or share them with us on Facebook! To take part number the colours… Continue reading

Our Mother’s Day gift guide

Remember yarn lasts longer than flowers!

With Mother’s Day only 10 days away in the UK we thought we’d give you a few ideas for gifts… Grow some flowers: use our pom pom tutorial to create your own flowers like these by loveandmarshmallows Stitch a card: like this one from The Making Spot. Paint a frame: we love this DIY over… Continue reading

Inside Issue 2: kitchen makes

Easy dishcloths and stunning shelf edging!

This month’s Issue of Simply Crochet has some stunning makes for inside the kitchen. Check out this little preview below and let us know in the comments if you have tried any of the projects from Issue 2 inside your home… Issue two is available in UK shops and to download now. Psst! You can… Continue reading