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Wool Shop Southend The Crochet Lounge

This Year “The Crochet Lounge” Wool Shop Opened in Southend – and 2018 has been an Amazing year………


As we approach Christmas and the end of an amazing year for The Crochet Lounge was have been looking at back ……

We opened in March this year and as you will know from our blog and Facebook and Instagram pages we love to show you what’s going on at our Wool Shop in Southend.

2018 wool Shop Southend

Fun Events and Workshops

From fun Events like Let’s Knit Magazine “Yarn Shop Day” to our in house and guest Workshops, we were very lucky to have Edwin come and run several workshops on Tunisian Crochet and London based Crochet designer Joe Brown came for a fabulous day and ran a workshop on her Mandala Shawl.

A Crochet Epidemic

The epidemic this Summer for crocheting ….. which was the Virus Shawl which so many of our customers, students and friends made, som e of us made several and still continues to be very popular, with the designer wedding version featuring on our blog.

The Crochet Lounge Crochet Patterns by Corinne

This year also saw a range of exclusive designer crochet patterns, The Crochet Lounge Patterns by Corinne included
The Strawberry Garland
The Duvet Day Cardigan
Fingerless Gloves
Christmas Gloves
Sid The Pocket Snowman

With more new and exclusive patterns planned for 2019 too.

Crochet and Knitting Classes

Crochet and Knitting Classes have gone from strength to strength with additional sessions added as when we opened the book was full almost immediately.

Lesson are for beginners to intermediate and some people enjoy coming they are now working on more advanced projects.

Show and Tell – Knit ‘n Natter and Crochet ‘n Chatter

The show and tell Tuesday feature on our Facebook page has had an amazing response and is such a fun weekly event with people far and wide posting.

Our Knit ‘n Natter and Crochet ‘n Chatter meet up on Thursday mornings has had a wonderful response and is a lovely friendly group if you fancy joining see our Facebook page for updates.

And we even had a poem written about the shop by local Poet Katie Hook

Prom by Katie the Crochet Lounge

Looking Forward to 2019

And as we head into 2019 we have plans for many more new projects, events and of course patterns, so please follow our blog, like our Facebook page and join in the fun at The Crochet Lounge.

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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

 

 

 

News, Patterns

King Cole Knitting and Crochet Patterns

From Hats to Polar Bears !!!

And lots more in between ……

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New King Cole Knitting and Crochet Patterns Now in Stock

This week we had a delivery at The Crochet Lounge of new wool and yarns and lots of new patterns.

Just a taster ……

These are some of the new patterns and pattern books we have in stock.

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The King Patterns offer a great value for money as most patterns have two or more items per pattern, they have a wide range of styles and use yarns from a wide spectrum of colours and weights.

To buy these and many more patterns please call in at The Crochet Lounge. We have the Wool and Yarns to make these wonderful patterns to, so if you are looking for knitting and crochet patterns in Southend The Crochet Lounge is the place to come.

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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.

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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.

Indulge alpaca wool by king Cole

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

Wool shop Essex

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. 

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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.

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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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