Stylecraft’s Eastern Jewels Blogstar collaboration brings together Lucia Dunn and Jane Crowfoot

Stylecraft Eastern Jewels Blanket

To mark a new collaborative phase in its Blogstars programme, Stylecraft has announced the launch of a vibrant new colourway, by Lucia Dunn, of an existing crochet design by Jane Crowfoot. It rejoices in the name of Eastern Jewels, and packs of the special DK yarn will soon be in yarn shops everywhere. Jane’s original design, Persian Tiles,… 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

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

Simply Crochet at Loch Ness Knit Fest

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

Join the #crochetgirlgang

Super hooksters Emma Potter (of Potter & Bloom) and Emma Friedlander-Collins (of Steel & Stitch) have founded an inspiring new Instagram hashtag that encourages us to share our creations and spread the crochet love. We caught up with Emma Potter to find out more. “After months of simmering away behind the scenes, the #crochetgirlgang is now… Continue reading

A chat with Crejjtion blogger Maaike

Did you catch our profile on Crejjtion blogger Maaike van Koert inside issue 43? We loved chatting with her. She has an incredible eye for colour, beautiful blooms and scrummy stitches. Within her own home, Maaike has a few guidelines she abides by for ensuring her crochet productivity enhances rather than overwhelms the space she… Continue reading

Hooky Highlights from CHSI Stitches

Crochet amigurumi owl

At the end of February, team Simply Crochet hit the road and headed to Birmingham’s NEC for the annual Craft Hobby + Stitches International show. It’s a trade show – and the press get a sneaky peek at all the new products, too! We caught up with some of our yarny favourites and found out what’s… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 41 – on sale now!

Simply Crochet 41 cover

The new issue of Simply Crochet, 41, is on sale now, and you can join us for a walk on the wild side! There are incredible creatures to stitch in this issue – an amazing lion trophy head and Monty the Mammoth. Plus, our spike stitch fingerless mitts are perfect for adventurers. Grab your hook… Continue reading

Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along

Deramores CAL

It’s always hard to finish a big project, especially when there are so many amazing patterns just crying out to be made! But finding the motivation is easier than you think when you’re crocheting alongside others – so check out Deramores’ Kat Goldin crochet-along. This brilliant Cedar River Blanket CAL project is bought to you… 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