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

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: janiecrow.co.uk

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

*Sponsored: The Performance Yarnshop

The beady-eyed among you may have spotted Performance Yarns inside our mag, but did you know they have their own online shop? The Performance Yarnshop* has a large collection of yarns in a fantastic range of colours – its a true Aladdin’s cave! Performance specialise in top-quality cottons and cotton blends that are perfect for… Continue reading

Simply Crochet Issue 2 yarn shopping list

Issue two of Simply Crochet is out in the shops today so to make sure your ready to start hooking we thought we’d give you the skinny on all the yarns you’ll need…. Yeoman Soft Cotton DK (100% Cotton, 450g/900m) 1 cone of each white, (1) Petal (31), Glacier (29), Lilac (30). Panama 4ply (50%… Continue reading

Free pattern! Gnome keyring from Annemarie

Annemarie’s Haakblog is a wonderful place to spend time and pick up inspiration for new projects. So we were thrilled when Annemarie agreed to stop by and share this adorable pattern for a pocket gnome with us. Enjoy! Materials needed: Red, white, off-white and blue yarn Black embroidery thread A crochet hook size 2.5mm Fyberfill… Continue reading