This last week has been hot, the sort of hot we don’t usually see until much later in the season, prompting us to begin working on light summery tops and barely-there scarves in cool linen and cotton.
Our shop models have had their wardrobes updated too, now sporting breezy cotton cardis and shrugs over their summer finery. Marigold, my lacy crocheted cardigan, has won a few new admirers who’ve begun one of their own.
I’ve even been inspired to pick up the linen version I began last year…
We’ve also been working on some quick and easy Christmas gift inspiration.
My girls love to bring me flowers they’ve picked and how better to show them off than in a sweet little vase covered in lacy crochet.
In different sizes, these crochet-covered jars can be used for lots of things – pencils, hooks & needles, or anything else you can think of!
Crocheted Jar Cover #3 by Elín Guðrúnardóttir
Shells & Lace Jar Candle Cover by Esther Chandler
#44 Candle Holder / Masson Jar Cover Crochet Pattern by Melissa Thibault
If you don’t crochet – or you’ve run out of time – we will be selling ready-made crochet-covered jars in the lead-up to Christmas.
Liz spent an afternoon getting crazy with Kureyon‘s wild colour combinations, turning out half a dozen crocheted coasters, all ready to be felted.
Hexagon How-to by Lucy of Attic24
Crocheted or knitted washcloths are always a popular gift. Today we’re launching our new pattern – Duet.
Duet uses three colours of Pierrot Cotton Neat to make a duo of washcloths – one knitted and one crocheted – in complementary stripe patterns.
Pick your own palette of colours or pick up one of our kits in-store!
Have more than a handful of DIY Christmas gifts to make? Whip up projects like the knitted bauble cosies by Julie and The Knits. These sequined spheres will jazz up any tree – team them with mini-pompoms and Christmas won’t know what hit it.
Other quick and easy makes include the folklore lino-print tea towels, felt fairy lights, stylish knitted turbans and crochet hip flask cosies for the lads. There’s something for man’s best friend, too – a doggie bow tie pattern and the Wool and The Gang snug pug jumper – adorable!
Issue 46 includes three free stationery gifts including a Bright.Bazaar calendar with 12 months of perfect palette choices from Will Taylor and a set of matching diary date stickers to go with it. Finally, inside you’ll find eight pull-out papers by Kat Kalindi Cameron of Team Kitten.
Get a headstart on your Christmas projects with Simply Crochet issue 24, which is brimming with gift ideas and festive fun.
There’s a perfect pastel wreath to make, a beautiful Advent garland, and a cute reindeer pocket so you can embellish a Christmas jumper. Plus, there’s a whole cosy collection of Scandi-inspired goodies worked in snuggly wool, including a Fair Isle jumper, hottie cover, blanket and sweet socks.
In need of some gift inspiration? Get Kat Goldin’s shawl collar cardi on the hook for him, whip up a beanie over the weekend, or have a go at some bobble-stitch accessories. Jane Crowfoot spills the beans about Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair, and Lucy from Attic 24 is celebrating the hard work and crafty community spirit that made Yarndale such a success this year.
This issue will also help you get familiar with post treble stitches (ribbing and cables, here we come) and shares the pick of Great British wools. Plus, learn all about crochet hitting the catwalk, hook an amigurumi acorn pal, remembrance poppies and so much more.
Our Learn To courses are filling fast. Don’t forget, this is the last chance to pick up a new skill before Christmas … although we will of course be back with more in the New Year!
Learn To Knit
We also have a few spots left in our ever-popular Japanese Flowers and African Flowers crochet workshops.
Saturday 8th November
12pm – 3pm
African Flowers (hexagon motifs)
Sunday 9th November
11am – 2pm
You can find our full class calendar on our website.
Bookings and deposits are essential for all of our classes.
Please book in by calling the store on 07 3666 0276 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
|On the Needles at Tangled Yarns
Now she just has to whip up a second for big sister before popping them both in the mail!
Babies are everywhere this week! Hot off Derrin’s hook for a friend’s baby is her crocheted chevron blanket in a rainbow of colours of Cascade Ultra Pima.
Derrin has also just finished a test knit for Australian designer Deanne Ramsay. Formerly Queensland-based, Deanne’s lightweight crocheted designs always strike a chord with us.
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