Simply Crochet issue 63 – new issue on sale now

Can you believe Christmas is on the way around again already? Snuggle up and get ready for the big day with this issue! There are lacy decorations, bauble bunting and a candy coloured Advent calendar. Plus perfect your amigurumi skills with this month’s masterclass and make tree topping angels, a Christmas elf and more! Have a go at… Continue reading

Yarn dyeing with Fyberspates

Here at Simply Crochet HQ you may have noticed that we’re just a little bit obsessed with yarn! When we’re not busy bringing you your monthly magazine, we’re fulfilling our fibre fascination! We work hard, and we play hard! So when it came to planning a team day out (along with the teams from The Knitter… Continue reading

Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along available from Ravelry

That’s right! This popular Simply Crochet Pick ’n’ Mix crochet-along blanket by designer Lucy Croft is now available to download from Ravelry for just £7.50. Originally launched in August 2016, and appearing in issues 49 to 61 of Simply Crochet, our very first CAL proved a hit with our subscribers around the world. If you missed… Continue reading

Crochet pattern downloads from our Etsy store

Crochet pattern stripy crochet jumper pattern

We have a new way for you to download some of our crochet patterns, as PDFs that you receive instantly and can start hooking straight away! Visit our Etsy store here to get your hands on some of our most popular patterns, including this slouchy crochet jumper by our editor Sara Huntington. And if you’re after more… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 61 – new issue on sale now!

This month’s issue of Simply Crochet is a real celebration of colour, and all the different ways you can use your favourite shades. Whether you’re dipping your toe into colourwork with our pop art accessories, hooking stripes, or embracing ombre with a gradient poncho, this month is a great time to play with colour. And… Continue reading

Crochet tutorials: Blanket Stitch and Blanket Stitch Edging

Crochet blanket stitch step by step

In these crochet tutorial blog posts you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to useful stitches and techniques, which you’ll use every time you pick up a hook. We’re starting with Blanket Stitch and working a Blanket Stitch edging. BLANKET STITCH A great way to finish garments as well as blankets – not just for crochet projects!… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 59 – new issue on sale now!

This issue we’re grabbing our towels and heading for the beach! Inside you’ll find the cutest seaside donkey, wall art in ocean colours, a nautical romper for baby and lots of beach goodies. Plus, some prickly characters will keep your pins in place while you’re busy stitching. We also got to spend a glorious day… Continue reading

How to crochet: use planned pooling for crochet colourwork

Planned pooling crochet

What is planned pooling in crochet and how does it work? We have all you need to know about this popular new colourwork technique, originally featuring in Simply Crochet issue 55. We all love the vibrancy that variegated yarns can bring to a crochet project, but you can also use them to create effects such as… Continue reading

Crochet Celebrations out now!

The special edition Crochet Celebrations Magazine is out now. It’s packed full of your favourite fresh and fun patterns from Simply Crochet. The magazine is an uplifting collection of 98 patterns that are perfect for those fun and special times. Whether you’re looking for al fresco garden party ideas, wedding accessories, festival outfits or holiday… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 54

Simply Crochet granny cardigan Fran Morgan

There’s an update for the A Good Vintage granny cardigan from Simply Crochet issue 54. For the starting chain numbers please see below. Size 8-10: foundation chain of 173 Size 12-14: foundation chain of 197 Size 16-18: foundation chain of 221 Size 20-22: foundation chain of 245 Sleeves And to clarify, when you’re working the sleeves, you should work until there… Continue reading