Check out the new ColourLab yarn from WYS!

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We’re big fans of West Yorkshire Spinners, who are constantly producing high quality, unique and luxurious yarns (as well as championing, developing and manufacturing British wool). Their new ColourLab range has really stolen our hearts and got into our stash! It’s a Dk yarn that is available in a bright collection of 18 solids and… Continue reading

Star gazing bobble jumper in issue 81

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Sara Huntington’s Bobble Jumper pattern mixes up a star motif with bobbles to make a magic-kissed casual. The multicoloured nepps add extra flecks of colour, but you can switch the yarn out for plain silver to keep the sweater low-key. This DK yarn whips up lickety-split for a light sweater make. Easily alter the sleeve lengths… Continue reading

Party animal Pug – amigurumi dog

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Some dogs fetch sticks and others bury bones, and a few don hats and frequent nightclubs. Party Pug falls into this latter camp, a fun-loving paw-ty boy with an uncanny ability to sniff out a good time. Be sure to keep on top of all his separate pieces to avoid an unpicking atrocity, and remember… Continue reading

Spin me round – graphic throw by Esme Crick

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Esme Crick’s throw is a fascinating mix of circles and squares that create a dazzling feast for the eyes. Made in contrasting blues and greens, square motifs with a central circle are placed together in rows. The effect is quite stunning, and the fluffy pompom fringe perfectly matches the circular motif. The pattern makes this… Continue reading

Soft lines – two-tone cowl

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Feel good, look fantastic in this playful two-tone cowl. Treble crocheted triangular shapes create a pretty ribbed-arrow pattern, while the super-soft Merino wool makes it feel extra special. Perfect as a gift, hook it up as a Mother’s Day masterpiece or keep it all for yourself. To hook up this fantastic pattern, you’ll need: Katia… Continue reading

The British Craft Awards 2019 Winners

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The winners of the British Craft Awards 2019 were announced at a star-studded ceremony at the CSHI Stitches event at the NEC in Birmingham. All of these award were voted by the public, so check out the winners below to see if your favourites won! Check out our free crochet patterns View all of our… Continue reading

Smashed hit – crochet avocado cushion

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Oh the Avocado – first they wangled their way into our fruit bowls, and now they want a spot on our sofas. But who could deny world dominion to something so delicious? Made using super-chunky yarn means this fellow is a speedy stitch, plus he’s not too tricky to make either – once you’ve mastered the… Continue reading

Honey monsters – Hexie Puff Bear Blanket

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Keep little cubs swaddled and snuggly in this un-bear-ably adorable baby blanket. Featuring a whole host of merry teddies peeking out between hexagonal patches, no child could fear monsters under the bed tucked up under this army of grizzlies! Hook up this sweet make for a newborn to give a gift they’ll treasure for years… Continue reading

Stuffed to the gills – Amigurumi Axolotl

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You’ve taken your tot to the petting zoo, but how do you teach them about species further flung? Erinna Lee’s adorable axolotl is the answer to your zoological concerns. A super-sweet take on the limb-regenerating ‘Mexican walking fish’, it’s hooked up in Yarn and Colors Must-Have blues and pinks, perfect for a nursery. Although the… Continue reading

For the modern lounger – Longline Kimono

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Kimonos top the list of comfiest fashion trends, right up there with jumpsuits, snoods and dad trainers. This one is no exception, and it’s an optimism-inducing festival of colour to boot. Wear it as a stunning extra layer for shopping, or keep it to yourself – it’s the perfect match for a set of comfy… Continue reading