The Ultimate Virus Shawl

The Ultimate Virus Shawl 

I was recently commissioned by a friend to make her a shawl to wear to a wedding. 

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The Virus shawl is such a versatile pattern and looks different depending on the wool or yarn used. On this occasion I used the King Cole Cherished in Champagne. 

The Virus shawl pattern I used was a free online pattern by Connie @ https://thatoldschoolgirlagain.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/virus-shawl-written-crochet-pattern-1.pdf 

To make it the “Ultimate Shawl” for this special occasion I decided to add an edging, forming a collar and then adding bling by adding hot fix Crystals in a pretty peach colour to the edge of the finished shawls edging. 

The Virus shawl edging just adds that little bit extra to make this a very special piece of crochet I think.  And my friend is over the moon with her unique item of clothing to wear to her sons wedding. 

The Pattern For The Edging 

I will write up the pattern / instructions for the edging of this virus shaw as soon as I have time. I am currently working on a Crochet Lounge original pattern for some baby shoes, which will be available in the next couple of weeks, so watch out for that on the blog too. 

Knitting and Crochet at The Crochet Lounge Southend-On-Sea

It’s all about the cardigan !!

Both knitting and crochet cardigans are a lovely project, and yes it’s hard to imagine in this heat wave we are having this summer in Southend but the cool evening will come ….. 

These three cardigan patterns by King Cole are all available at The Crochet Lounge, we are in Hamstel Road Southend Essex. Just put the postcode in google maps to find us. SS2 4LB

 

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The pretty pink cardigan is a 100% Acrylic Chunky. 

The King Cole Drifter Aran is a wonderful colour changing yarn, 79% Premium Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 4% Wool

The photo on the pattern shows the knitted cardigan in the “Alps” colour but we are also liking the “Blue Ridge” which would also be lovely for this cardigan.  

And last but not least …… A lovely crochet cardigan in the Giza Cotton. The pattern is in stock at just £2.75 We also have the full range of Giza colours so you can chose your own mix. 

Crochet Lessons Southend-on-Sea

Crochet Lessons Southend on Sea Essex

Would you like to learn to Crochet or Knit ?

At The Crochet Lounge in Hamstel Road Southend on Sea  we offer lessons for both crochet and knitting including left handers, the lefties group is on a Thursday evening. 

The lessons are run by Corinne the owner of The Crochet Lounge, lessons are small very friendly groups and we have lots of fun ……

Lessons are 2 hours and the cost is £10 * per lesson plus the cost of any wool, hooks and needles required. 

Crochet and Knitting

Working with wool and yarn, knitting and crocheting has been a hobby for many people for a long time, in recent years it has become a very popular past time, being able to make beautiful things by knitting and crocheting them yourself is a wonderful skill to be able to have. At The Crochet Lounge we are passionate about all things Knitting and Crochet, so why not join in the fun. 

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Booking Lessons

We are now taking bookings for the next season of lessons and have slots available for both beginners and intermediary students.

The Crochet Lounge is a fine wool and yarn shop in Southend-on-Sea Essex. We are just outside Southend in the Southchurch area, so we are easy to reach if you are coming from Thorpe Bay and Shoebury, Hamstel Road is between Southchurch Road, the A13 so direct from Westcliff, Leigh on Sea and at the other end just off the A127 so we are easy to find if you are coming from Rochford, Hockley or further a field.

For more information on available places please get in touch, you can use our online contact form or Facebook message or call us on 01702 303030 

Or you could pop in to the shop …..

The Crochet Lounge
253 Hamstel Road
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS2 4LB

*prices correct at the time of posting this blog article.

Crochet pattern strawberry garland download from Ravelry

The Crochet Lounge Strawberry Garland Crochet Pattern

The Summer Strawberry Garland Crochet pattern is now available to download on Ravelry : 

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-strawberry-garland

The Strawberry Garland Crochet Pattern has been designed and written by The Crochet Lounge Owner and Crochet pattern designer Corinne. 

The pattern has step by step instructions on how to make the pretty strawberries, flower and garland, that makes up The Summer Strawberry Garland. 

The pattern is written in an easy to read format ( American Crochet terms ) and has pictures to help with some of the steps, plus grids on the pages so you can mark off rounds as you complete them. 

The pattern is now available on the Ravelry site and can be purchased and downloaded direct. Payment and the download is all part of the Ravelry site making it very easy to buy your pattern, direct from Corinne the designer.  All you need to do is login to Ravelry, which is simple to do and this link will take you to the Strawberry Garland Pattern. 

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This pattern is available to download worldwide.  

Southend-on-Sea Wool and Yarn Shop

However if you are local to The Crochet Lounge in Southend-On-Sea Essex then why not pop in and get a hard copy and buy your yarn at the same time !!

King Cole New Range

The Aran Drifter and The Shadow ……

Brand new from King Cole.

The Shadow

We have this gorgeous variegated 100% Acrylic wool in 4 colours. Perfect for Autumn, both knitting and crochet projects, you will be cosy and looking Chic this Autum it’s a must have for the season.

Drifter Aran

Another brand new range in The Crochet Lounge. The Aran drifter is a new addition to the King Cole Drifter Range.

This is such a lovely wool and with really cool names too …. we are going to have mountains of fun with this !

Rockies
Blue Ridge
Andes
Himalayas
Alps

We also have some gorgeous new patterns to go with this wool which is 79% Premium Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 4% Wool

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