Crochet lessons, Patterns, Wool shop Essex

Crochet Pattern Fingerless Gloves

A New Crochet Lounge Crochet Pattern

Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern by Corinne

Exclusively available at The Crochet Lounge in Southend this pattern is free at The Crochet Lounge when you buy your wool to make them.

The fingerless gloves for all occasions

This new pattern has proved very popular since it was launched a couple of weeks ago. The gloves are easy to crochet and depending on the wool or yarn you choose they look different …… these gloves designed by Corinne for The Crochet Lounge are ideal for many occasions including the fun Christmas version, which would make a lovely seasonal gift too !

The gloves shown here are made using
King Cole; Riot, Candystripe and Glitz, in Silver, Plum and “Christmas” shades.

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The Crochet Lounge – Wool Shop 

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

 

Crochet Patterns, Patterns, Wool shop Essex

Duvet Day Crochet Cardigan Pattern

Duvet Day Crochet Cardigan Pattern

This month sees the launch of the new pattern from The Crochet Lounge.

“DUVET DAY CROCHET CARDIGAN”
is now exclusively available at The Crochet Lounge, a super cosy must have for those chilly duvet days.

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Made from one piece, using Timeless the softest chunky yarn by King Cole. This easy cardigan is perfect for beginners, crocheted in a pretty shell stitch, the collar and cuffs worked in single crochet rounds with a crab stitch edging for a smooth and stylish finish.

The pattern has step by step photos to guide you through each section, and is free when you purchase the yarn!

A Beautiful Chunky Cardigan Pattern

 

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The Duvet Day Cardigan is perfect for those chilly evenings, it can be made in any Chunky Yarn, the cardigans shown here have been made using Shadow Chunky by King Cole, shade Heather the King Cole Big Value Chunky Shade Plum
Lots of Yarns to make this pattern are in stock here at the Crochet Lounge

Wool and Yarn, Wool shop Essex

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.

Fashion Aran king Cole yarn

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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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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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.