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
@crochetclublounge

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

Telephone 01702 303030 http://www.facebook.com/crochetclublounge

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Yarn Shop Day Southend Event

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YARN SHOP DAY 2019
27th April At The Crochet Lounge ……

A FUN DAY
We have lots of yarn shop day special offers and a fun day planned …..

  • Exclusive knitting and crochet toy patterns courtesy of Let’s Knit Magazine especially for Yarn Shop Day and only available in store on the day.
  • Our Fun Lucky Dip ……
    Prizes include :
    Goodie Bags – courtesy of King Cole Yarns.
    Win a “Introduction to Tunisian Crochet with Corinne” – 2 hours starter session with a hook and ball of yarn included.
    Wool and Yarn Surprise Prizes ……….. You can pick a ticket when you make your purchase and have a chance for an instant win lucky dip ……
  • Special Offers on selected Wools and Yarns
  • Spend £50 and get a Crochet Lounge Gift certificate for £5 to spend on your next visit to the shop.

Crochet Lounge Patterns By Corinne :
Duvet Day Cardigan
Fingerless Gloves
Strawberry Garland
Get a printed copy of the pattern free when you buy the wool and yarn to make it.

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Support Your Local Yarn Shop in Southend on Sea

Yarn shop day is a national event in association with Let’s Knit Magazine.

And is a special day to support your local yarn shop on the 27th April 2019

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

Find us on Google Maps.

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Cygnet Yarns Now at The Crochet Lounge Southend

New Ranges Delivered Today

The Crochet Lounge is now a Cygnet Yarn Stockist ……

We have today taken delivery of our first Cygnet Yarn Stock …… Boho Spirit and Boho Solids – Seriously Chunky Prints – Watercolur

Seriously Chunky Prints

Super Chunky – Super Fun – Cygnets colourful 100% Acrylic bright and funky yarn in  “NightJar” “Toucan” and “Macaw” are now in stock. 

Watercolour Double Knit

A variegated yarn which Cygnet says is inspired by watercolour landscapes, and we are loving the colours Shadow Grey, Rainbow Lake, Blue Horizon and Winter Rose are now on the selves  

Boho Spirit and Boho Spirit Solids

Cygnet Boho Spirit is a wonderful range of soft yarn, 100 % Premium Acrylic with weight between double knit and aran.

Breeze, Harmony, Dream, Festival

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King Cole Calypso Double Knit Southend Wool Shop

Spring is in the Air…..

Calypso Double Knit

Calypso DK is a wonderful yarn, the colours are gorgeous and perfect for Spring knitwear, each colour has a twist of white and this gives a lovely effect when knitted.

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The two patterns shown here for the scoop neck jumpers are lightweight making them a seasonal favourite. 

These knitting patterns and the colours shown “Lime Coconut” and White and “Clearwater Blue” and White are currently (at the time of written) in stock at The Crochet Lounge. 

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King Cole Calypso DK : 97% Premium Acrylic, 3% Polyamide

Pattern Ref :  5040

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Home Accessories knitting and crochet

Knitted and Crochet Home Accessories

A wonderful way to decorate your home with accessories you have made yourself.

Cushions and throws, blankets and bolsters, table clothes, table runners and coasters or maybe a fun tea pot cosy the possibilities are endless.

At The Crochet Lounge we have many patterns for knitted and crochet home accessories, this post shows some of the King Cole patterns we have in stock, and we have many more ….. yes even one for a tea pot cosy !!!

Beautiful Timeless Interior Accessories …..

Timeless is a King Cole yarn, which is a 90 % Premium Acrylic 10% Alpaca Yarn and is a beautiful chunky yarn to work with, this knitting pattern and a wide choice of Timeless shades yarn and other chunky yarns are available to help you coordinate your colour scheme as desired.

Cotton Crochet to decorate the table …..

With the full range of 20 colours of cotton 4 ply King Cole 100% Mercerised Cotton and a large selection of DMC Natura cotton which has a lovely Matt finish, we can help you find the colour you are looking for, for your project. The Natura is especially nice for coasters and mandala style crochet accessories, which are proving very popular with our clients

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Cosy Cushions ……

Both Chunky and Aran weight yarns make great cosy accessories.

In store The Crochet Lounge, Southend on Sea Essex we have a great selection in our walls of wool.

Why not pop in and see for yourself.
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