Tunisian crochet: the expert guide

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Tunisian crochet combines the best of knitting and crochet – it’s got a hook like crochet, but it also keeps several stitches on the hook, like knitting. You can achieve many different stitches and effects, and even combine it with regular crochet. To make room for all those stitches, most Tunisian crochet is done with… Continue reading

Left-handed workshop: how to hold the hook

Crochet fabric is made from a combination of chains and basic stitches. To learn how to crochet, choose a smooth woolen yarn (aran weight is ideal) and a 5 or 6mm hook, so it’s easy to see what you’re doing. If this feels too bulky try a 4mm hook and double knitting yarn. There is… Continue reading

Simply Crochet new issue: issue 22 is out now

Our new issue of Simply Crochet is on sale now – get on trend with a cool coral vest, hook office chic accessories and learn Lucy from Attic 24’s bag designing secrets. Try your hook at something new – make rainbow ripples, experiment with bobbles, and make the cutest puppy ever. Plus, learn the best… Continue reading

What is….broomstick lace

Conjure up some magic, either with a broomstick or a super-large knitting needle, for a lacy crochet stitch. Also called jiffy lace (because it’s so quick to work) or peacock eye crochet, this form of pretty, open crochet is worked with a large knitting needle (or a broomstick if you’re feeling very daring!) and a… Continue reading

What is…freeform crochet?

Tap into your inner artist with freeform crochet. It’s a technique where there’s no right or wrong. When you see examples of freeform crochet, you’ll notice a relaxed, free-flowing quality. This is because the technique doesn’t use regular or repeating motifs. In fact, pieces are created as you go along and never involve following a… Continue reading