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What’s to come in 2021 . . . . .

The Crochet Lounge may be closed due to the national lockdown, but I am working on bringing new designs for Crochet Kits available to buy online.

On My Hook

On my hook at the moment is a new chunky baby blanket, to be available in four different colour options. There will be new colour choices for the very popular Car Cuddles baby car seat blanket and it’s going up a size for toddlers! Two new cowl scarf patterns and a Tunisian Crochet blanket that I’ve called Mardi Gras due to it’s bright bold colours! (Who needs sleep when you and crochet!)

New Baby Blanket
Mardi Gras Blanket
New Ribbed Cowl

In The Kit

Crochet Kits contain all you need for the project, yarn, hook, stitch markers, and step-by-step photo rich pattern, all presented in a white Organza bag, which is perfected for gifting the item in.

Extra Info

Please note all patterns are written using American Terms, each kit is hand selected for you, from yarns available in-store. Postage for UK customers is by Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For, all European and USA orders are by Royal Mail International Signed For.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again and hope that it’s not too much longer before The Crochet Lounge is filled with all the fun and laughter it used to be before this dreadful virus. Until then I urge everyone worldwide please stick to the rules and guidelines to stay safe and stay crocheting!

Corinne x

Projects, Wool and Yarn

Sophie’s Universe Blanket

Crochet Blanket Project : Sophie’s Universe

Corinne is working on the Sophie’s Universe Crochet-Along Blanket by Dedri Uys in The Crochet Lounge this week, using the King Cole Pricewise Yarn the last colour shown here below being “Baby Turquoise”.

Several Crochet Lounge students and clientele are working on this projects in various yarns.

We are following the progress via our Facebook page if you want to see the updates please pop over and follow us


A few rounds on …..

This short video shows Corinne working on the Sophie’s Universe Blanket in the garden at The Crochet Lounge.

Here working on round 39 from the book, Tulips. The yarn she is using for this round is King Cole Pricewise a pretty pink colour called Carnation.

Are you making this project ?

On Tuesdays our Facebook page hosts a “Show and Tell” where people post their comments and photos of their crochet (and knitting of course) makes. So if you have made this CAL why not pop over and share your blanket with our followers.

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Summer Crochet Projects

Looking for a summer crochet project ?

It’s A Wrap !!!

Easy to pick up and put down, knitted or crochet a wrap, poncho, shawl or stole could be an ideal holiday project plus great to wear on cool summer evenings.

These are just some of our favourites…..

Drops Design Poncho

Many customers and members of our classes have made this crochet poncho, which is a free download pattern from Drops Design “Light Embrace”  which can be found on their website.

The poncho looks very different depending on the yarn used, King Cole cotton soft and finesse (silk and cotton mix) and Cygnet cottony are some of the choices which we have in store …..

King Cole Wrap

This king Cole wrap pattern is proving very popular too and can be made in a chunky or double knit weight. Recently crocheters at the shop are making this in Carousel,  Twirly Tweed, and Riot Chunky plus a lighter weight version in Double Knit, Sprite and curiosity being popular choices in colour changing yarns.

Crochet Lounge Cardigan

The Duvet Day Cardigan, a Crochet Lounge Pattern is prefect for all seasons, worn as a jacket on summer evenings, shown here in Big Value Chunky and Timeless Chunky.

A Virus Shawl

And of course a Virus Shawl which is as popular as ever, and has endless possibilities for colour and look making it a very versatile garment, which grows quickly and is a fun project, we have lost count of how many people have made these ….. we even blogged about it becoming an epidemic last summer.


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Southend Crochet and Knitting Wool Shop

Do you love Wool and Yarn Shopping ?

The Crochet Lounge Southend Wool Shop

Isn’t it nice to be able to visit a local wool shop, see the colours and touch and feel the wool and yarn you are buying for your project.

Maybe browse through pattern books, and perhaps chat over your choices with someone who both knits and crochets.

Corinne also runs workshops and classes in both knitting and crochet including Tunisian crochet.

Have you been to The Crochet Lounge ?

We have a wide range of wool and yarn, patterns, crochet hooks, knitting needles and accessories.

Brands include King Cole, Cygnet, DMC, Hoooked.

How to find us …

The Crochet Lounge is situated in Hamstel Road, Southend on Sea, Hamstel Road runs between Eastern Avenue (A127) and Southchurch Road (A13) and is open 10 – 4 Tuesday to Saturday. Or search for us on google maps .

We look forward to seeing you soon ……

And if you have been before why not come and see what’s new at and it’s not just our new sail…..

Southend’s Fine Wool and Yarn Shop
The Crochet Lounge 253 Hamstel Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 4LB

Telephone 01702 303030

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Baby Knitting Patterns Essex

Baby Knitting Patterns

Knitting for babies and children is as popular as ever it seems, we have lots of customers who Knit for their, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends and family children.

King Cole Knitting Patterns

At The Crochet Lounge we have a large selection of baby and children knitting patterns by King Cole.

These are just a taster of what is in stock at the moment. Why not pop in and look through our files of patterns and of course we have a multitude of baby wools and Yarns to make your projects in.


Cherish Dash Double Knit is 100% Anti-Pilling Acrylic and this pattern shows how pretty it knits up.