Simply Crochet at Loch Ness Knit Fest

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The first ever International Loch Ness Knit Fest took place at Eden Court in Inverness from 29 September to 2 October and we were there to join in the fun. Over the four days, we found inspiration in Scottish yarn and craft supplies in the Marketplace, got creative with yarn demos in the Crafting Village… Continue reading

Correction in Simply Crochet issue 42 – Tunisian crochet supplement

Tunisian Crochet supplement

Entrelac Cushion, Tunisian Crochet supplement p.17. The instruction for how to work the Tunisian Increase (Tssinc) stitch has been missed out: Tssinc (Tunisian Simple Stitch increase) in the next st Insert the hook under the horizontal bar before the next st, pull up a loop and leave it on the hook, insert the hook from… Continue reading

Inside Simply Crochet issue 28

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Inside Simply Crochet issue 28 you can celebrate spring in the best way possible – with an abundance of fabulous crochet. Get your place all kitted out for Easter with our collection of bright kitchen accessories (chickens and bunnies galore), a fantastically floral spring wreath and some very pretty mandalas. Feel like switching up your… Continue reading

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

Crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain and Tunisian crochet shawls

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In issue 24 we chatted to crochet designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain, about her passion for designing shawls. She’s a self-taught designer, and in the magazine she explains how her Tunisian crochet shawl patterns stem from experimentation. Here’s a chance to see some more photos of her work, which we couldn’t fit into the issue.   The… Continue reading

Free: Tunisian crochet pattern for glasses case

Tunisian crochet pattern: glasses case

This free Tunisian crochet pattern is for Becky Skuse’s glasses case, and it’s perfect for a Christmas gift. It fastens with a clever little strap and loop, and a single button – pick colours to suit your gift recipient. You can download the pattern here. If you’ve never tried this stitch before, you’ll find our… Continue reading