News — Crochet

New: Rellana Macramé

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New in stock: Rellana Macramé, a super bulky cotton yarn that is perfect for so many fun projects - from trendy macrame works to bags, baskets, seat cushions, home decor... Use for knitting, crochet or macrame - this is a very versatile yarn that is fun to work with.    This is a sturdy i-cord style rope yarn of approximately 14ply. Available in 200g balls (150m per 200g). The suggested needle/hook size is 6-7mm.  To get you started, we have added a gorgeous crochet pattern for a boho-style gypsy bag. 

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Crochet your own shopping bag

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Quick and easy to make in 100% cotton yarn. The 'spray paint' colouring of this yarn gives it extra interest. These Instagram-worthy bags make the perfect present.

Don't forget to make one for yourself!

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Row counters, Knitter's Kits and Tunisian Crochet Hooks

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You asked for it, we listened: We now stock row counters and Knitter's Kits plus straight aluminium Tunisian crochet hooks. German design by Prym.

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Best lace knit and crochet patterns

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There is absolutely no doubt that lace patterns are among the most satisfying projects in knitting and crochet.  And yet, when you think about it, every lace pattern is based on just a handful of basic stitches. In knitting, you are good to go if you know how to knit, purl, do a yarn over and work a couple of different ways to knit stitches together so that they slant to the left or the right or come together in the middle.  The tricky bit about lace knits is usually not the actual technique itself but reading a pattern and keeping track of...

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Favourite socks and how to make them

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Socks are a wonderful project to make. They are small, so you can carry them around with you when you are out and about. They make a great travel companion! Plus they are fun to make - enjoy how the heel takes shape, how variegated yarns create beautiful patterns all by themselves, or use them to try out complicated lace or cable knit patterns that might be a bit overwhelming on a larger project. Get our fantastic universal classic sock knitting pattern for all shoe sizes and sock yarn weights, from 4ply to 8ply. Or try out the clever spiral sock pattern - ideal...

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