Join the #Make2Share Challenge – spread the hooky fun!

#Make2Share

The #Make2Share challenge is about spreading your love of crafting to friends and family – we’re asking you to give a handmade gift, and ask the recipient to then pass on a gift of their own. Started by retailers, media companies and manufacturers, we want to promote the joy of handmade giving and receiving. If… 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

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Crochet vintage dress

Romance never goes out of style, and WonkyZebra – home to the best vintage crochet patterns – has a Valentine’s gift for everyone this month. This Vintage Crochet Dress and Head Kerchief is a beautiful outfit that is a perfect example of the “elegant but hip” look of its time (1968). A last gasp of… 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

How to wear issue 41’s Wrap Top – step-by-step video

Wrap top video

Our wrap top in issue 41 is a cosy and stylish cover-up. Designed by Hannah Cross, it wraps over at the front and has full-length ribbed sleeves. The wrap is worked from top to bottom in one long row, and the long edges of the ribbed portion are seamed to make the sleeves. As it’s… 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

Simply Crochet issue 36 – on sale now

Cover 36

Simply Crochet issue 36 is now on sale, and we’re enjoying the start of the new season – it’s time to get cosy! Grab your hook and get going with colourful Fair Isle, gorgeous garments in merino and tweed, and some very cute amigurumi. The air’s feeling a little cooler, so roll up your sleeves and… Continue reading

Subscribers’ pattern – Everyday Tote Bag kit

Everyday Tote Bag

If you’ve signed up for a subscription in the past few months and received the Sugar n’ Cream Everyday Tote Bag kit as your welcome gift, please be aware that one page of the pattern is printed on the back of the cover sheet – some people haven’t noticed and recycled this page accidentally. If… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 35

Peachy Keen Tunisian shawl, p. 46 Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz used an extended stitch for this shawl, so there’s a ch1 at the start of each row and a ch1 after each TKS, TSS and TKS2TOG. Row 2 should read: Row 2: FwdP: Ch1, insert hook into space before first st, tks, ch1 (increase made). *Tks… Continue reading