The Crochet Lounge Southend on Sea


Kitty is asking are we open yet ? Well yes we are …..

The Crochet Lounge is open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday we are open 10am to 4pm for all your knitting and crocheting Wools and Yarns, so why not pop in ….

The Crochet Lounge
253 Hamstel Road
Essex SS2 4LB

Virus Shawl Crochet

The Virus Shawl

The Crochet Lounge goes Viral !!!!

It’s like an epidemic. 

First Angela, Hazel snd myself started our Virus Shawls on the Bank Holiday Monday in May, which we thought was a great fun project, little did we know just how popular it would become by the end of that week 7 more students were making them and by the end of the month we have lost count of how many Virus shawls are made and being made, with some people on their second and third ones. Great for presents is what we keep hearing. 

The Virus keeps spreading …..

Lots of people at The Crochet Lounge, our students and lots of our customers and Facebook friends and followers working on a virus shawl, are using the fabulous King Cole Riot, which is an Acrylic and Wool mix and the way the colour changes really lends itself well to this style of repeating pattern. 

So today we thought it might be nice to show some of the ones in the Riot that are work in progress or finished. 

Top left – chameleon 

Top right – cosmopolitan 

Top right below – reflections 

Bottom left – dude

Bottom right – berries 


Crochet virus shawl

There more colours of the Riot available too ….. and we have many new colours in stock. My personal favourites are the Rhapsody and the Caribbean although they are all beautiful. 

Different wools and Yarns also look great. Sharon has made one in a Chunky (right) and Carol in a Flash called Candy (bottom left) and Angela is working on a Pink Glitz shawl (top  left)


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Summer at The Crochet Lounge

Summer At The Crochet Lounge

The sun is shining here in Southend today….

At The Crochet Lounge we are getting in the Summer mood !

It was thinking of summer days, holidays and of course the beach which inspired us to show you these pretty baby Wools we have in the shop. Soft yellow for the sand, ocean, the blue skies and fluffy white clouds !

King Cole baby wool

Shown here are the baby Glitz and the Cherish. From a wide range of King Cole Baby Wools, which are just so soft. 

If you are in the Southend area why not pop in and see our lovely Wool Shop. 

The Crochet Lounge Southend.  

253 Hamstel Road 


Tel 01702 303030

Jo Smith Workshop

14th July 2018 – Jo Smith Workshop At The Crochet Lounge 

We are delighted to welcome Jo Smith as a guest tutor to The Crochet Lounge.

This is unique opportunity to work with Jo creating a wonderful “Mandala Shawl” from Jo’s very own colourful and creative design

Workshop at The Crochet Lounge on Saturday 14th July 2018

The workshop will run from 1pm to 4pm. Arriving at 12.30 am please

Places are limited to 10 people and the cost is £20 per person. Plus the cost of any wool and yarns you use.

Booking is required. Payment for the workshop places are due when booking. 

We will be providing Tea and Coffee and of course biscuits !

Jo has run a workshop for Janie Crow and the London knitting and stitching show.
She has designed patterns for Airedale yarns and Janie Crow and has exhibited at The Waltham abbey wool show and even opened it one year !

Jo says about the Mandala Shawl …..
“It’s versatile in that it can be made in any colour way, could be bigger or smaller with a range of edgings adapted to make a scarf or a blanket and made in any fibre wool cotton mohair etc etc and any weight “

Jo will teach how to make the motifs, how to join and put together and give lots of ideas how to edge it, adapt it and make it your own.

“I hope you’ll be inspired and confident enough when you go away to make your own individual wrap- not a carbon copy of mine” says Jo