50th Issue Blog Party – free pattern for 3 Wise Men

Simply Crochet three wise men

It’s our 50th issue and so we’re celebrating our birthday with a week-long blog party! Starting today we’ll have something special on our website every day. Sara Huntington designed these adorable Three Wise Men in issue 25, and now the pattern is available to download from our Ravelry store. And for our birthday we’re giving… Continue reading

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Your Crochet Christmas 2016

Get hooking for the festive season with our new special magazine, Your Crochet Christmas. It goes on sale in two weeks (Wednesday 27th September), with 67 of our favourite projects from Simply Crochet including garments, accessories, home decor and gifts. It’s the perfect crochet compendium for the holiday season. It costs £7.99 and is available… Continue reading

Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Pokemon Go crochet patterns

Pokemon free crochet patterns

As the Pokemon Go craze sweeps the world, we’ve gathered together our favourite Pokemon crochet patterns for you and your family to join in the fun. Bizzy Crochet has this amazing Pikachu pattern available for free on her blog.   I Crochet Things has a number of free Pokemon patterns on her blog, including this… Continue reading

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

Simply Crochet issue 45 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 45 cover

Simply Crochet issue 45 is on sale now, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit this month – dreaming of crocheting flowers for our hair and accessories for our camper van. There’s also a cushion and bootees that are good enough to eat, gifts to make your dad’s day and must-hook wardrobe updates. We have… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 44 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 44

The latest issue of Simply Crochet, issue 44, is on sale now, and it’s time to master new techniques with our gorgeous projects. Hook a rainbow hoodie, create a super pooch (complete with cape!) and challenge yourself with our Eastern-inspired collection of home accessories. Learn new techniques like ric rac stitch and how to combine crochet… Continue reading

Caron: celebrating 100 years of technicolour with this glorious yarn – guest blog post

Caron yarn birthday

Caron is celebrating its 100 year anniversary and this yarn brand continues to go from strength to strength because it delivers amazing results and the colour choice is quite simply vast. Crochet is all about colour and letting your imagination run riot. Caron Simply Soft offers an exceptional range of colours and it’s Aran weight,… 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

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 43

Ankylosaurus p.43.   Rounds 1-8 of the Body should read as follows: BODY Make a magic loop. Round 1 (RS) 6dc into the loop. [6 sts] Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 sts] Round 3 (1dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 sts] Round 4 (2dc, 2dc in next st) 6 times…. Continue reading