Star gazing bobble jumper in issue 81

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Sara Huntington’s Bobble Jumper pattern mixes up a star motif with bobbles to make a magic-kissed casual. The multicoloured nepps add extra flecks of colour, but you can switch the yarn out for plain silver to keep the sweater low-key. This DK yarn whips up lickety-split for a light sweater make. Easily alter the sleeve lengths… Continue reading

Party animal Pug – amigurumi dog

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Some dogs fetch sticks and others bury bones, and a few don hats and frequent nightclubs. Party Pug falls into this latter camp, a fun-loving paw-ty boy with an uncanny ability to sniff out a good time. Be sure to keep on top of all his separate pieces to avoid an unpicking atrocity, and remember… Continue reading

Spin me round – graphic throw by Esme Crick

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Esme Crick’s throw is a fascinating mix of circles and squares that create a dazzling feast for the eyes. Made in contrasting blues and greens, square motifs with a central circle are placed together in rows. The effect is quite stunning, and the fluffy pompom fringe perfectly matches the circular motif. The pattern makes this… Continue reading

Soft lines – two-tone cowl

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Feel good, look fantastic in this playful two-tone cowl. Treble crocheted triangular shapes create a pretty ribbed-arrow pattern, while the super-soft Merino wool makes it feel extra special. Perfect as a gift, hook it up as a Mother’s Day masterpiece or keep it all for yourself. To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need: Katia… Continue reading

Smashed hit – crochet avocado cushion

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Oh the Avocado – first they wangled their way into our fruit bowls, and now they want a spot on our sofas. But who could deny world dominion to something so delicious? Made using super-chunky yarn means this fellow is a speedy stitch, plus he’s not too tricky to make either – once you’ve mastered the… Continue reading

Win Paintbox yarns with our issue 81 kitchen collection

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In issue 81 we’re going all kitsch with our retro inspired Kitchen collection. There’s six fab designs to choose from – apron, oven glove, pot holders, teapot cosy, cup sleeves and amigurumi cupcakes. All the designs are made in durable and strong Paintbox Yarns Cotton dk, so although they may look retro, they’ll last for… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 81 on sale now!

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Simply Crochet issue 81 is on sale now and is packed full of the best of the cosy and cute crochet patterns. Get your yarn party started with our fun-loving amigurumi pug, surround yourself with friendly cakey faces, then crash out after-hours on our characterful avocado cushion. We’re riding the retro vibe this issue with fun baking-themed… Continue reading