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

Hook a vintage pattern to celebrate spring

The vintage-loving lady behind the Wonky Zebra pattern store is giving us the lowdown this month’s pom-tastic retro crochet find. “Here’s a cute and calorie-free treat for baby this spring; although you will probably use up a fair few in making it so that’s a win-win there. This little one looks very happy with the whole… 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

Our week with One Man Crochet

One Man Crochet

Last week we were joined in the office by blogger and crochet obsessive Matthew Spiers (aka One Man Crochet). We asked him to write a little bit about his time with us… “I wanted to get an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the production of a magazine and get a bit… Continue reading

Therapeutic Crochet

Granny scarf blanket

Did you catch our Crochet as Therapy feature inside issue 42? Our experts Betsan Corkhill from Stitchlinks and Crochet Concupiscence blogger Kathryn Vercillo believe there are many amazing health benefits connected with crochet. Accomplishing something with your craft skills is so rewarding. “When you’re successful at a task that requires a little effort, the reward… Continue reading

Free Pattern – St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock

With St. Patrick’s day on the 17th March, we thought we’d share our lucky little shamrock pattern from issue 41. The pattern designed by our editor Sara Huntington shows the shamrock used as a brooch, but we think it would fair equally well as a hat pin or appliqué patch. However you wear it, we… Continue reading

Corrections in issue 40

Green bobble jumper, p.40 Under the heading ‘Sleevehead Decreases’, the instruction should read ‘decrease one st at each end of the next 2 rows’ to achieve the stitch count written. Baby dungarees, p.68 On the Leg Shaping, the rows have been misnumbered; there are no missing rows in the pattern. Rows 6-8 should be numbered… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet 39

Simply Crochet issue 39

Sorry, but there’s a little mistake in the Amigurumi Penguin pattern on p.68! On the Body of the Large Penguin, Rounds 7-11 should read Rounds 7-16, so there are five additional rounds of plain dc. Then continue as written from Round 12 to finish. After working the last round of the Body, continue working another… Continue reading

Free puff stitch bauble pattern!

Need a last minute Christmas gift? Or is your tree missing that little something special? Well we’ve got the perfect pattern for you! This free bauble pattern uses puff stitch to create an elegant, irresistible texture. You can make the bauble using any yarn you fancy and on any hook size, but we used a… Continue reading

Melissa Gomez’s amazing new starting chain technique!

New starting chain 1

Have you read about Melissa Gomez’ new crochet starting chain technique in issue 38? She uses a variation of the long-tail knitting cast on – “I did a front to back yarn over, then a regular yarn over, and voila! I couldn’t believe how ‘breaking the rules’ in crochet could produce such a great new… Continue reading