How bazaar – Embellishment project from issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 basket

This vibrant design bursts over the basket lip and pours down the diamond motifs before dripping to the floor through the beaded fringing. Now that’s awash with colour! You can adapt the sizing of this embellishment to suit any basket size – although of course a particularly large one would need additional yarn quantities to… Continue reading

That’s so fetch – Pet Blanket in issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 pet blanket

Walkies will take second place to snoozies once you’ve worked up this two-tone pet blanket. Sized to accommodate all creatures great and small, it’s a perfect petwarming gift, or a subtle hint to Rover to clear off the couch. The Bernat Blanket Pet yarn it’s made with features ‘Everfresh Probiotic Technology’ to help reduce animal… Continue reading

Mindful mandala from issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Mandala

Mindfulness is having a fashion moment, appearing everywhere from social media to supermarkets. Now you can practise perfect presence as you protect your furnishings, with this beautiful mandala table mat. Made up in 2ply yarn, the finished piece has a delicate and lacy appearance, while the colour-clash neon shades prevent the doily from looking too… Continue reading

Jester minute – Harlequin Scarf From issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Harlequin Scarf

Take a fashion tip from the medieval courts with this pastel-tone harlequin scarf. Made up from a series of colourful diamonds, undulating edges and shaping on each motif give the scarf fabulous drape when made up, for an attention-grabbing accessory that can take you from summer to winter. Learn how to do Tunisian crochet UK… Continue reading

Corrections for Simply Crochet issue 86


We have corrections for the following patterns: Hook to Hook (Amigurumi Alijbre), p.61 Row 6 of the Belly should read As Row 5.

Daisy skein – Daisy Top in issue 86

Simply Crochet issue 86 Daisy Top

You might be too old for daisy-chain necklaces now, but you can still capture the idyllic innocence they evoke in this floral scoop-neck Daisy top. Lain upon a meadow-green top this intermediate make is a fresh, sunny-day garment you’ll reach for summer after summer. How to make a Magic Loop Check out our free crochet… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 86 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 86 cover

Are you a sun soaker or a shade seeker? Whatever your holiday preference, in Simply Crochet issue 86 we’re uniting the two camps with our sun and shade collection, a set of cool geometric homewares picked out in warm tones. There’s also plenty of summer projects for you to hook up too, from our beautiful cover star… Continue reading