Crochet Patterns, Knitting pattern, Patterns, Wool and Yarn, Wool shop Essex

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

Events, News, Wool shop Essex

Essex Wool Shop

Celebrating our 1st Year At The Crochet Lounge

It’s the first Anniversary of The Crochet Lounge. We opened in March 2018 and it’s been an amazing year.

As you will know if you follow our blog or Facebook page, we have a expanded our ranges of wool and Yarns together with accessories and all you need to create wonderful projects.

Our Crochet and Knitting classes are always fun and our workshops have proved extremely popular, as have  The Crochet Lounge crochet patterns, which are designed and written by Corrine

Come along and help us celebrate……

On Saturday 9th March 2019 from 10.30am
We are giving 10% discount on all purchases of Wool and Yarn, Hooks and Needles, Buttons and Accessories, plus a little gift with every purchase.

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The Crochet Lounge

Fine Wool and Yarn Shop
253 Hamstel Road
Southend on Sea
Essex SS2 4LB

Wool shop Essex

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

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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.

Wool and Yarn, Wool shop Essex

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

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.