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Southend Knitting and Crocheting Wool Shop

The Crochet Lounge Southend-On-Sea Essex

We thought we would keep you posted on What’s New for September 2018 at The Crochet Lounge

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This week we have added lots of new patterns and many new wools and yarns to our ranges in store.

 

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Embrace

A soft and fluffy double knit 60% Nylon, 40% Premium AcryliC

Super Chunky – Big Value – 100% Premium Acrylic

We have many colours including these very on trend Fern, Mustard and Navy

Gypsy

Wool blend super chunky  80% Premium Acrylic 20% Wool . We have the Majestic, Oatmeal and Granite in the shop at the time of writing

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Cuddles

Soft and fluffy this is a 100% Polyester Yarn in 50g balls

Comfort Kids

Cherry Blossom – Sea Breeze  – Sunrise – Dusk

Great shades with great names. 60% Premium Acrylic, 40% Polyamide

Candy Stripe

100% Premium double knit Acrylic Yarn perfect for baby knits with its stripe effect

 

The Crochet Lounge

253 Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 4LB

find on google maps ….
Opening Hours:

  • Monday        10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday        10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday   10am- 4pm
  • Thursday      10am – 4pm
  • Friday           10am – 5pm
  • Saturday      10am – 4pm
  • Sunday         CLOSED

 

 

 

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Autumn Knitting and Crochet in Southend on Sea

The Change of Season

Time to get Knitting and Crocheting 

As we see the cooler evenings and the sun setting earlier, we know the seasons are starting to change. As knitters and crocheters it’s that time of year when we start to think about the Woolies we can make for the Autumn season ahead. 

King Cole knitting patternsAt The Crochet Lounge we are the same, we are all starting making jumpers and cardigans and we have been stocking the shelves with new wool and yarn for the coming season, the beautiful Aran, Chunky and Super Chunky from King Cole are prefect our projects. 

Just as a taster of the new yarns we have in stock, we have picked three of our favourite to highlight in the blog post. 

Timeless

Launched on Monday 20th August is an absolutely sumptuous new King Cole Chunky yarn which is an alpaca and premium acrylic blend.

In gorgeous “Vintage” colours, we are just loving this new yarn which we have the full range of and the patterns to go with them. 

Duck Egg, Antique Cream, Mulberry, Peppercorn, Chandelier, Rosebud, Juniper Berry, Bordeaux …… Timeless names for a classic style yarn.

King Cole timeless chunky

Fashion Aran

Another new King Cole yarn, which is 30% Wool and 70% Premium Acrylic is a soft wearable wool blend Aran yarn. And with names like Pearl, Catkin, Rum, Lewis, Orkney and Skye  they are irresistible don’t you agree.

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The Indulge

This  Chunky Alpaca, Acrylic, Polyester mix yarn really is a beautiful indulgence ……

We have six wonderful colours now on the shelves : Adriatic, Bisque, Flamingo, Champagne, Lavender, Black silver.

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See you soon at The Crochet Lounge 

We look forward to seeing you at The Crochet Lounge, there is nothing better than seeing and feeling the wool is there ? So please call in and visit us to just how lovely these new yarns really are. 

The Crochet Lounge

253 Hamstel Road

Southend-on-Sea

Essex SS2 4LB

telephone: 01702 303030

Virus shawl, Wool and Yarn

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. 

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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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King Cole Funny Yummy

It’s New
It’s in the shop
It’s the Funny Yummy

We are loving King Cole’s brand new yarn.

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What King Cole say about the funny yummy ……

“Yummy has added a one-of-a-kind yarn to bring all kinds of joy to novelties, homeware and Baby accessories.
Available in 4 staple, pastel shades, you just have to get your hands on this incredibly soft and tactile yarn.”

Quoted from : www.kingcole.com/knitting-wool/funny-yummy/

At The Crochet Lounge we have the full range of this wonderful yarn and the knitting patterns.

The colours compliment the very popular yummy Yarns range and make a wonderful addition to our baby Wools and Yarns selection at the shop.

The new funny yummy has only been launched this month (July 2018) together with three new knitting patterns, the Lovely Lamb you see here, the Pretties Pigs and a Beautiful Blanket.

The Crochet Lounge…..
Southend-On-Sea newest Wool Shop.

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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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