Crochet guides

01 Aug

So I’m finally ready for the big reveal – here’s what I’ve been working on (off and on) for the last errr 10 months…

Crochet covers

Beginner’s & Pro Crochet Guides covers

These are two huge bookazines (designed like a book, but the size of a magazine), packed with 164 pages each. They’re on sale today and I feel like a proud (but nervous) mum!

The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet is perfect if you want to learn how to crochet, or rediscover the craft, or just brush up your basic skills (even I learnt things I didn’t know that I didn’t know!). My favourite bit is the chapter about amigurumi toys, and the little piggy toy pattern is just so cute.

The Pro Guide to Crochet is for crocheters who already know the basics and are hungry for more! This one really is packed full of know-how, from foundation rows to broomstick crochet, colourwork to designing your own pieces, and loads more in between.

Both are designed like workbooks, so you learn some new skills and then make something fab to practise those skills. Most of the patterns have been previously published in Simply Crochet magazine (so they’re gorgeous, of course). Some of the tutorials have also come from Simply Crochet but most of the tutorials in the Pro Guide are brand new (and many written by yours truly!).

So much of my time, energy, blood, sweat and tears have gone into these two publications, it feels a bit like these are my children going out into the world on their own… so if you spot a mistake, please don’t tell me! No parent is perfect 🙂

They’re £9.99 each for a paper copy, available from newsagents or direct from
Or they’re £7.99 each for a digital copy, available via the Simply Crochet magazine app – see here for more.


Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Crochet


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4 responses to “Crochet guides

  1. Alan Segars

    December 16, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Becky – any chance on ordering more print versions? My wife would love this but prefers the paper in hand over an iPad, etc.

    • Becky Skuse

      December 19, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Hi Alan, glad your wife likes the crochet guides! I don’t think there are plans to reprint at the moment, I’m afraid. Unfortunately, it’s not up to me! I will propose a reprint next year to my superiors though, and let you know how that goes. Thanks! Becky 🙂

  2. Barbara Howard

    October 6, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Could not locate in referenced website Do you have a suggestion as to how to locate this edition “Pro Guide to Crochet – Beading*Cables*Colourwork”?

    • Becky Skuse

      October 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Barbara, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I think the Pro Guide to Crochet has now sold out in paper form from My Favourite Magazines. But you can still get a digital copy. Just go to and follow the link for whichever device you’ve got. If you’re on an Apple device, you need to download the free Simply Crochet magazine app, and then you can purchase the Pro Guide to Crochet from within the app, to download onto your device. Hope that helps and hope you like it! Becky 🙂


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