How to wear issue 41’s Wrap Top – step-by-step video

Wrap top video

Our wrap top in issue 41 is a cosy and stylish cover-up. Designed by Hannah Cross, it wraps over at the front and has full-length ribbed sleeves. The wrap is worked from top to bottom in one long row, and the long edges of the ribbed portion are seamed to make the sleeves. As it’s… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 37 – new issue on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 37 cover

Simply Crochet issue 37 – our new issue – is on sale now! The weather’s finally turned so it’s time to get your hook into some seriously cosy projects. This issue, we’re making warm cover-ups and super-chunky gifts, getting to grips with textured stitches and learning more about British wool. Grab yourself a cuppa and… Continue reading

Shaun in the City flock to go up for charity auction!

Missed the Shaun in the City trail? Don’t worry. The whole flock is going up for auction in Bristol tomorrow! The auction will be hosted by TV auctioneer Tim Wonnacott and will also be streamed live online. Keep your eyes peeled for the Royal School of Needlework’s fabulous creation; an intricate hand-painted, textile-inspired Shaun the… Continue reading

Five top tips for your crochet Christmas!

Summer may only just be fading outside, but now is the perfect time to start planning for your Christmas crochet projects. After all, you don’t want to still be frantically hooking when you should be celebrating. We’ve chatted to some expert crocheters to find out their top tips for making that to-do list achievable, stress-free… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 36 – on sale now

Cover 36

Simply Crochet issue 36 is now on sale, and we’re enjoying the start of the new season – it’s time to get cosy! Grab your hook and get going with colourful Fair Isle, gorgeous garments in merino and tweed, and some very cute amigurumi. The air’s feeling a little cooler, so roll up your sleeves and… Continue reading

Creativebug competition: win a year of craft classes & £150 Amazon vouchers!

Creativebug cowl

Creativebug is a brilliant collection of video classes, and we’re giving away a year’s membership, plus 12 tutorials you can keep forever – and £150 of Amazon vouchers so you can stock up on yarn, hooks, and all sorts of lovely goodies! There are over 500 classes to choose from, all free to watch, and the… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 35

Peachy Keen Tunisian shawl, p. 46 Elisabeth Davis de Herraiz used an extended stitch for this shawl, so there’s a ch1 at the start of each row and a ch1 after each TKS, TSS and TKS2TOG. Row 2 should read: Row 2: FwdP: Ch1, insert hook into space before first st, tks, ch1 (increase made). *Tks… Continue reading

Competition: win Bristol Wool Fair tickets

Bristol Wool Fair

In our new competition you can win Bristol Wool Fair tickets. This year the event runs from 11th to 13th September 2015, and has moved to a new venue, Washing Pool Farm near Cribbs Causeway. The extra space means there’s room for over 80 stalls, selling unique hand-made gifts and yarns, a wide choice of workshops,… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 33 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 33 is on sale now, and it’s time for sunshine stitches. We’ve taken vintage styles and traditional techniques and given them a modern twist. Hook some dainty doilies with a touch of neon and flex your filet crochet muscles with our clever coasters and delicate wall hanging. Plus, discover a new stitch… Continue reading

What’s On? at the Craft Barn, July 2015

Black Sheep Wools have got some amazing workshops lined up for this July, plus Sarah Shrimpton will be popping in one afternoon to sign copies of her very first book, ‘Beginner’s Guide to Crochet’. There’s plenty of crochet workshops in the mix, but don’t be afraid to try something new this summer. Plus, the Craft… Continue reading