Join our new Carnaby Crochet-Along

We're kicking off the year with a fantastic new CAL by crochet queen Katie Jones!

Published: January 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm
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If you've been looking for a super-fun colourful project to start your new year with, then look no further than our brand new Carnaby CAL! The CAL started in issue 93 and continues over the next 10 issues. If you've missed out on any of the parts so far, then you can find the individual part patterns on Ravelry.


This exclusive design by designer Katie Jones is made up of 9 granny square style motifs, and you can choose to assemble them into a super-stylish jumper or a beautiful blanket!


If you can't wait to start hooking up this fantastic design, then you'll want to check out our latest subscription offer. Subscribe to Simply Crochet today and you’ll receive a huge 14-ball bundle of Stylecraft Special DK yarn – enough to make the Carnaby CAL, PLUS you’ll pay only £30.95 every 6 issues – saving you 28% on the shop price! Click here to find out more!

(T&C's apply, offer open to UK residents only)

You can get the Stylecraft Special DK yarn you need for the CAL from the following suppliers:

And if you would like to support your local yarn store when purchasing your yarn, you can find your local Stylecraft stockist here!


In issue 93 we also interviewed Katie Jones where she told us about her design process and the inspiration behind this bright and bold design.

The main influences were the sixties, The Beatles: Yellow Submarine animation and artist Niki de Saint Phalle. I’ve channelled colour, patterns and the energy of Carnaby Street in its heyday!
Katie Jones

And don't forget to share your progress with us while you're hooking up this awesome CAL - we want to see how you’re getting on! Join our group at and post your pics on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #carnabyCAL


Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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