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

Simply Crochet issue 43 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 43

Simply Crochet issue 43 is on sale now, and we’re stepping back in time to celebrate the 1960s with monochrome patterns. Our geometric dress, statement jewellery and gloves are must-makes. Need a hit of colour? We have stripes galore with a stashbusting shawl and zigzag broomstick wrap. Grab a hook and prepare to feel groovy… This… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 43 – charts for Sweetheart Gloves

  If you prefer to work from a chart than written instructions, here are the charts for the Sweetheart Gloves on p.28. Sweetheart Gloves

Wrapped in colour – flower motif shawl pattern

Flower motif shawl

Sara Huntington designed this stunning ‘Wrapped in colour’ flower motif shawl, and the pattern is now available to download as a PDF from our Ravelry store for just £2.75. This pattern made in nine stunning hues is a very special make: 85 floral motifs are stitched with cool cotton. Sometimes more really is more… It’s… Continue reading

Free pattern: rabbit egg cosies

Top and tail your morning eggs with the cutest bunny rabbit egg cosies, designed by Sara Huntington. The bottom halves have cute little pompom tails, and the tops have rabbit ears! And the pattern is available to download free, right here.  

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

Free patterns – Mother’s Day gift ideas

Crochet rose

To treat your Mum to something special this Mother’s Day, we’ve gathered together a selection of our favourite quick projects – flowers and bows to use as a brooch or in her hair, a mug hug, a case for glasses or sunglasses, and a set of bracelets. Hook your Mum a cosy mug hug so… 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!