Birthday blog party day one: Win the yarn from issue 14


To celebrate our 1st birthday we’re holding an extra special blog part over the next four days, expect lots of prizes and special offers coming your way. Today we’re giving 10 lucky readers from around the world the chance to win the yarn to make some of our favourite projects from issue 14 including our… Continue reading

Join in the Great Sense Pompom Challenge


Give the hook a break this month and pick up the cardboard and scissors to join national deafblind charity Sense making pompoms to spread the word about sight and hearing problems and deafblindness… ‘The Great Sense Pompom Challenge’ aims to collect thousands of pompoms from around the UK and beyond – any colour, any material,… Continue reading

Did you say free yarn?

Bergere offer

We did! From today until 23rd October you can pick up a free ball of Bergere De France Barisienne in Angelite plus a cute knitting pattern when you buy Simply Crochet, Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Mollie Makes or The Simple Things from WHSmiths stores across the UK (in 327 stores). Hurry before I nab them… Continue reading

DIY: Alphabet pompoms


Try making your own alphabet pompoms, a novel yarn buster and sure to brighten your day! Have you heard of Mr Printables? It’s a site packed full of original projects to download run by the novice but exceptionally crafty Olive. It’s on this fab site we found this tutorial for alphabet pompoms and fell in… Continue reading

A special newsletter giveaway!


Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter by Wednesday 29th May if you would like a chance to win either our ‘big hook’ or ‘little hook’ gift pack. In the big hook gift pack you will receive… 12mm crochet hook hand made from Welsh hazel 120 meter Hoooked Zpagetti in white Handmade Summer magazine…. Continue reading

DIY t-shirt yarn (with seams)


A lot of tutorials on the web show you how to make fabric yarn from seamless t-shirts however, you can also make yarn from t-shirts with seams! Here’s a tutorial to show you how, all you will need is an old t-shirt and some scissors. Top tip: * Do not forget to round the ends… Continue reading

Free Pattern! Mr & Mrs Robot

Photography Crochet Today!

We absolutely love this free pattern from Crochet Today! by Christen Haden. Talk about love at first sight! YARN RED HEART Super Saver, 7oz/198g skeins, each approx 364yd/333m (acrylic) 1 skein each: • #400 Grey Heather (A) • #313 Aran (B) • #319 Cherry Red (C) • #312 Black (D) • #722 Pretty ’n Pink… Continue reading

Jane’s World: tips for DIY beaded yarn


Dowload the digital edition of Issue 3 now to see this month’s extract of Jane’s notebook. A big thank you to Jane for sharing these tips with us today, for more visit:

Make your own pom-poms!


Meredith from One Sheepish Girl stopped by today to share this tutorial for making your own pom-poms, great for decorating hats, shoes, or even strung together on a necklace. Let us know how you’ll use yours in the comments below. 1. Trace out a a circle on a piece of cardboard. The size of your… Continue reading