Join the #crochetgirlgang

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

Yarnspiration workshops 2015 – sponsored post

Yarnspiration 2015 workshops

Yarnspiration is a day of workshops, lunch, shopping (and cake!), all raising money for charity. It was started last year by yarnaholic Natasha Seidel, and it’s back for 2015, taking place on Saturday 20 June from 9am to 5pm, at The Make Studio in High Wycombe. All the tutors are volunteers, and all profits will go… Continue reading

Simply Crochet issue 24 is on sale now

Simply Crochet issue 24 cover

Our latest issue is on sale now, so crack on with your Christmas projects with Simply Crochet issue 24. It’s brimming with gift ideas and festive fun; you’ll find a perfect pastel wreath to make, a beautiful Advent garland and a cute reindeer pocket so you can DIY a Christmas jumper. Plus, there’s a whole cosy… Continue reading

Attic24 and the wonderful walk to Yarndale

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Like many of you, the Simply Crochet team visited Yarndale over the weekend, and gosh! What a weekend it was. A real highlight for us was venturing down the Yarn Walk from the Auction Mart into Skipton. So when we met up with Lucy at her studio the next day, we quizzed her about it all… Continue reading

How do I hold the yarn?

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To create projects you can be proud of, it’s important to be able to crochet with an even and consistent tension. The yarn needs to be able to unwind easily from the ball while you’re working with it. At the same time, the yarn needs to have enough tension for the hook to be able… Continue reading