Simply Crochet issue 42 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet issue 42

Our new issue, Simply Crochet issue 42, is on sale now, with a rainbow shawlette, amigurumi caravan and pastel poncho to get your hook into. Plus lots of exciting techniques to learn – stitch Tunisian makes for your home, try corner-to-corner crochet and learn about therapeutic crochet from the experts. Easter’s on its way and… Continue reading

Sara Huntington’s poncho in issue 42 – chart

Simply Crochet issue 42 poncho

In Issue 42 (on sale Thursday 3rd March) we promised a chart to go with the poncho on page 56 – and here it is!  

Anne Egan’s colourwork crochet socks – now on sale

Crochet colourwork socks

You can now download the pattern for Anne Egan’s stunning colourwork crochet socks, through our Ravelry pattern store. Get cracking with colourful stripes and post stitches to rustle up these amazing calf-length socks. They’re worked from the top down using a dazzling array of shades. Each sock is worked top down. The ribbing is worked… Continue reading

Hook Fran Morgan’s Cranberry Lace cardigan

Cranberry lace cardigan

This beautiful cropped Cranberry Lace cardigan by Fran Morgan is hooked in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran, and comes in sizes to fit UK 8-10 to UK 16-18. Whether you make it for yourself or someone special, it’s cut high at the waist and is a wonderful little cover-up to wear over a dress or a… Continue reading

Corrections in Simply Crochet issue 41

Simply Crochet 41 cover

If you’re hooking any of the patterns from issue 41, please check the following pattern updates: Baby Bootees, p.74. Round 3 of the Sole should read: Round 3 Htr in each of first 2 sts, 2htr in each of next 3 sts, 8 (9: 11) htr, (2htr in next st, htr in next st) 6… Continue reading

Hook issue 41’s patterns in Pantone’s colours of the year!

Issue 41 story collection

Have you heard of the Pantone colour of the year? As kings of colour, Pantone select a “colour snapshot” of our culture, mood and attitude – you can find out more here. For 2016 the colours are Rose Quartz pink and Serenity blue, and it just so happens that our Story collection for issue 41 features… Continue reading

Crochet Tutorials: Holding the hook & yarn

In these tutorial blog posts, you’ll find simple step-by-step guides to many useful stitches and techniques that you’ll use every time you pick up a hook.   HOLDING THE HOOK Try these methods and see which works best. Pencil method Hold the hook like a pencil, in your right hand (if you’re right-handed), about 3-5cm… 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

Crochet patterns – Simply Crochet catalogue

Searching for a pattern in one of our back issues? We have the solution – a catalogue of all the Simply Crochet projects 🙂 We’ve been busy compiling a complete list of each pattern we’ve published, from issue 1 up to issue 43. You can download it from the four links below – due to the… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 32

Simply Crochet issue 32

Look inside Simply Crochet issue 32 – the sun is shining and our crochet flowers are blooming. This issue is bursting with bright ideas for handmade weddings and a hooky summer. From cake toppers to flower crowns, you’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas for gifts and accessories to make for the big day. Continuing the floral… Continue reading