Yarn Reviews

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19Nov

We Are Knitters Crochet Kit Review

The Tristaina Sweater

We Are Knitters Crochet Sweater Kit Review | Lululoves Crochet Blog

Hello! Gosh, it’s been a while – I’ve missed updating the blog regularly but if you follow me on YouTube you will have heard that I have been busy behind the scenes writing my very own CROCHET BOOK – Gahhhhh! More on that in another post but today I just wanted to share my thoughts on the We Are Knitters crochet kit I was kindly sent earlier this year…

Posted in Crochet and Crafts, Yarn Reviews

06Mar

Crochet: New Socks & Fabulous Yarn

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Crochet: New Socks & Fabulous Yarn

Hello! It’s finally stopped snowing here so normality has resumed. We always seem totally unprepared for snow down in the south and even though the snow thawed two days ago I have yet to find a loaf of bread on the shelves of the supermarket (although strangely we have hot crossed buns!). 

Anyway, now that the children are back at school I can tell you all about my new crochet socks. Yes, socks! Buoyed on from the success of the Simmerdei socks I am now the proud owner of TWO pairs of handmade socks…

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21Jan

Myboshi Yarn Review

Myboshi Yarn Review

Just before Christmas I was kindly sent some myboshi yarn to try by DMC Creative World. I'll admit I was drawn in by the story of the founders, Thomas Jaenisch and Felix Rohland, who caught the crochet bug whilst on a ski instructor exchange to Japan...

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11Sep

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

a crochet necklace

Anchor Freccia Colorful World

Over the summer holidays, I received a very sweet email from Coats Crafts asking if I would like to try a new promotion they were running called Anchor Freccia Colorful World. The kit they offered to send included a ball of Anchor Freccia cotton, a 1.5 mm crochet hook, a metal chain and instruction leaflet with two designs for a crochet a necklace.

I'm not used to crocheting with fine thread so I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice some delicate crochet...

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02Aug

Crochet - Red Heart UK

and a mini cable blanket

Crochet - Red Heart UK

I was recently sent a press kit with details of Red Heart's UK launch. Red Heart offers a large selection of fashion, baby and sock yarns that have previously only been available in the U.S.

Since delving deeper into the world of yarn I haven't used acrylic much recently but I thought I'd try out the Red Heart Soft they sent me on a small project for Lulu...

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15Jul

Free Crochet Pattern - Shell Wrist Warmers

Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca DK Review

Free Crochet Pattern - Shell Wrist Warmers

I was recently sent some Jeanette Sloan yarn to review by the lovely people at Black Sheep Wools. Despite being in the middle of a heatwave here in the South of England the first thing that came to mind was wrist warmers...

Posted in Crochet Patterns, Yarn Reviews