Essential Knitting and Crochet Supplies for Winter 2018
There’s no denying it… winter is here! And with it, the irresistible urge to snuggle up under the biggest quilt available, with a mug of something hot nearby, and a crafty project on your lap to get stuck into. And what better crafts are there to dive into as we prepare to welcome the coldest months of the year, than knitting and crochet? Whether you’re brushing up on old skills, or exploring a hobby that’s totally shiny and new to you, we’ve the essential knitting and crochet supplies you need to create yourself snuggly scarves, comfortable cushions, cuddly companions and lots more besides!
Check out our compilation below, and treat yourself to a fabulous winter project or two to keep you busy as the nights draw in…
If you only ever invest in one set of crochet hooks in your crochet career, it needs to be this one. Why? Take a look at the reviews from crafters who purchased these super comfortable, incredibly easy-to-use crochet hooks, and see for yourself…
There’s no way you can keep this adorable reindeer wrapped up until Christmas – get your crochet hooks out and create your very own Donna the Reindeer now – she’s desperate to sit on your craft table and watch you work on the rest of your autumn/winter craft projects! And when December hits, she’d make a fab festive addition to any windowsill or stocking! Do you have a space in your home (and your heart!) for this cuddly crochet reindeer?
If you’ve crocheted before, but never heard of ‘blocking’ then let us take you to a whole new world! A world of clean lines, perfect shapes and professional-looking projects, whether you’re creating a humble granny square or something far grander. When you’ve finished crocheting your piece, simply set it out atop your blocking board, and use the wooden pegs to secure it in place, slightly taught so that no waves or bends are able to occur.
Next spray it with water, then leave to dry… and that’s it! This fantastic bundle also includes a handy yarn holder that you can use on-the-go, and a set of crochet hooks – what’s not to love?!
Maybe you’re new to the world of crochet and would love to dive in, but don’t really know where to start?
Aimed at beginners, the included instruction booklet contains information on the very basics, such as ‘Holding the Hook and Yarn,’ ‘Basic Crochet Stitches’ and ‘Making a Pom Pom.’ There are also directions for making a scarf, pillow, fingerless gloves, bag and bucket. As your crocheting confidence grows, you can tailor-make these designs to your own specification by altering the colour and style of the yarns! You’ll find all the tools you need to get started in the kit, plus enough yarn to create one of the projects.
Need to stock up on quality yarn for you next knitting and crochet project? Caron Simply Soft yarn offers a luxurious acrylic composition that’s incredibly comfortable to wear, has a beautifully radiant sheen, and is so simple to knit and crochet with! It’s perfectly suitable for machine washing and drying… and we have an incredible range of colours to choose from… you’ll be totally spoilt for choice!
Introducing a pretty, stylish, and functional way to keep all your knitting projects safe and tidy, whether they’re staying in your craft room, or coming on the move with you! This fantastic knitting bag features a large internal compartment and a secure zip fastening on the top of the bag, plus a zipped front storage pocket and a handy eyelet for feeding yarn through.
And if you’ve really caught the ‘all things soft and snuggly’ bug, then here’s something else we think you’ll absolutely love: Latch Hook! ‘What on earth is that?!’ we hear you cry? It’s the simple yet super satisfying art of pulling loops of yarn through a specially woven fabric to create a pattern. You can use the latch hook technique to create shaggy rugs, cushion covers, and lots more besides! This fantastic kit is the perfect starting place for beginners to latch hook, and includes everything you need to create your own supper cuddly scatter cushion, in a gorgeous owl design. Designed with beginners in mind, the included instructions will walk you through each technique required to complete this fabulous project!