Free pattern! Crochet necklaces

You can see more of Carol’s beautiful crochet accessories over in her Etsy shop – CM Beatknit. This pattern is a free download on the condition that it will be NOT be used for commercial purposes. If you have any queries regarding this pattern please contact us on info@beatknit.com www.beatknit.com © Carol Meldrum Materials Yarn: 1… Continue reading

Seven ways to wear: crochet bows

In this month’s issue of Simply Crochet we show you how to make this cute n’ easy hairband by Cara Medus, but there are so many other ways you can style and wear your bows we thought we’d give you a bit of inspiration with our seven ways to wear it… Both jumpers are available… Continue reading

Learn a new stitch: picot trellis

This easy crochet pattern is great for lacy edges or even funky scarves. Make a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1, and then add 1 ch for turning (Try 32 ch.) Row 1 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 4 ch; rep from * to end with 1 dc in last… Continue reading

Weekly inspiration: red and gold

  column one: red rope scarf by NesrinArt, statement necklace from lissabeecreations column two: simple round crochet necklace from krochetlady, sequin crochet collar from Rare London, love hearts by Crochet Pocket column three: crown by Loopedwithlove4U, red and white striped blanket from Rocket and Bear, bow bracelet (free tutorial) from Sellz Cute Things.    

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

Weekly inspiration: gifts for him

We’ve searched the web for some of the best crochet projects and gifts for men so you don’t have to. column one: crocheted bow tie from EpicThread (Etsy), grey beanie Bernat Yarns column two: moustaches from Craft Foxes, crochet grey and red tie Culdesac column three: easy striped scarf from The Sunroom, waxed cotton bracelets… Continue reading

Etsy star of the month: Kjoo jewllery

We’ve fallen head-over-heels with this Etsy shop owned by jewellery designer and artist Maria Joao Ribeiro. Maria’s gorgeous selection of jewellery includes everything from traditional brooches to some rather outrageous tusk earrings. The shop features lots of statement pieces, but our real favourites are Maria’s crocheted leather rings and bracelets. These designs take crocheted jewellery… Continue reading