Therapeutic Crochet

Granny scarf blanket

Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Hook Hannah Cross’ diamond rainbow throw

Hannah Cross rainbow blanket

HanJan Crochet designed this stunning diamond blanket from issue 40. It’s unashamedly bright, has fun textured stitches that form a clever diamond pattern, and it’s finished off with a playful fringe (so there’s fewer ends to weave in too!). If you only crochet one blanket this year, make it this one. Throughout the pattern you work each… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 42 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 42

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 42, is on sale now, with a rainbow shawlette, amigurumi caravan and pastel poncho to get your hook into. Plus lots of exciting techniques to learn – stitch Tunisian makes for your home, try corner-to-corner crochet and learn about therapeutic crochet from the experts. Easter’s on its way and… Continue reading

Sara Huntington’s poncho in issue 42 – chart

Simply Crochet issue 42 poncho

In Issue 42 (on sale Thursday 3rd March) we promised a chart to go with the poncho on page 56 – and here it is!  

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 Fran Morgan’s Cranberry Lace cardigan

Cranberry lace cardigan

This beautiful cropped Cranberry Lace cardigan by Fran Morgan is hooked in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran, and comes in sizes to fit UK 8-10 to UK 16-18. Whether you make it for yourself or someone special, it’s cut high at the waist and is a wonderful little cover-up to wear over a dress or a… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 41

Simply Crochet 41 cover

If you’re hooking any of the patterns from issue 41, please check the following pattern updates: Baby Bootees, p.74. Round 3 of the Sole should read: Round 3 Htr in each of first 2 sts, 2htr in each of next 3 sts, 8 (9: 11) htr, (2htr in next st, htr in next st) 6… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 41 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet 41 cover

The new issue of Simply Crochet, 41, is on sale now, and you can join us for a walk on the wild side! There are incredible creatures to stitch in this issue – an amazing lion trophy head and Monty the Mammoth. Plus, our spike stitch fingerless mitts are perfect for adventurers. Grab your hook… 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

Crochet Tutorials: Holding the hook & yarn

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.   HOLDING THE HOOK Try these methods and see which works best. Pencil method Hold the hook like a pencil, in your right hand (if you’re right-handed), about 3-5cm… Continue reading