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

Crochet designer challenge: vote for your favourite crochet pattern in our new Hook to Hook competition

In Simply Crochet issue 59 you’ll find our new Hook to Hook designer challenge, and this issue it features designs by Kate Eastwood and Tanya Eberhardt. They were both given five shades of Noro Silk Garden Solo yarn and challenged to design us some wall art. Just Pootling blogger Kate is an English designer with… 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

Pattern download: Hannah Cross’ crochet Christmas Gnomes

Crochet christmas gnomes

Hannah Cross designed this pair of adorable Christmas gnomes in issue 38, and we’re all desperate to take them home with us! They’re inspired by traditional Danish nisse, with pointed hats, long white beards and felted noses. Worked using the amigurumi method, in gorgeous Scandic-Style festive shades of red, cream and grey, the larger gnome is… Continue reading

Competition: Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat

Did you catch our mini feature on Frank&Olive’s Crochet Retreat inside issue 45? We thought we’d share some more exclusive snaps from our visit and let you in on an exciting bit of retreat news. Our very own Editor Sara Huntington will be a guest tutor at the next retreat in July, leading a special… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 45 – on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 45 cover

Simply Crochet issue 45 is on sale now, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit this month – dreaming of crocheting flowers for our hair and accessories for our camper van. There’s also a cushion and bootees that are good enough to eat, gifts to make your dad’s day and must-hook wardrobe updates. We have… Continue reading