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Deck the halls

2nd December 2021

Now that it’s December we don’t feel at all guilty about cranking up the Christmas music, getting the Christmas card list out and starting to plan our decorations. There are lots of ways you can make...

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Mindful crochet with Polly Plum

26th August 2021

One of our lovely Blogstars, Polly Plum from Every Trick on the Hook is launching an absolutely beautiful new Mandala CAL called Wild, Wild Wallflower on 1st September and finishing on Sunday September 15th. We...

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Letitia's Garden

29th July 2021

We are very excited to let you know about a gorgeous new CAL that we are proud to sponsor. The CAL is from Rosina Plane (Rosina Crochets) and is called Letitia’s Garden. Rosina is well-known for her graphic...

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Fancy a freebie?

24th June 2021

Have you seen had a good look round our shiny new website?  It has only just launched after months of hard work to give you an even better experience of all our yarns and patterns. One of our favourite sections,...

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Top tips for making toys

10th June 2021

A knitted or crocheted toy makes a lovely, soft, and cuddly gift for a child, or even an adult. So many of our yarns are just perfect for toys whether your choice is Special DK, Life, Naturals Bamboo+Cotton or...

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Clever Crafters

22nd April 2021

Today we'd like to celebrate our Clever Crafters who have appeared each week on our social media for several years now. It’s our chance to see what you have all been making when we invite you to show us...

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Naturals Organic Cotton

4th March 2021

Each season we are proud to launch new and exciting yarns but this year we have something extra-special for you. Drum roll, please for Naturals Organic Cotton. This is the second yarn in our Naturals...

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Bargello

25th February 2021

Have you been tempted by the latest project in our Makealong group? The Bargello Blocks Throw has been designed by Blogstar Michelle Westlund who is based in Australia. It features an amazing optical...

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Optimistic colours, fluid shapes and texture

4th February 2021

We are so excited to show you our first launch for Spring Summer 2021.  We have a lovely new yarn and gorgeous patterns for all the family You and Me Mother and daughter patterns are so very...

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Resilience in bloom

19th January 2021

Emily Littlefair is our newest Blogstar and she has been part of our family for just over a year.  Her blog is called The Loopy Stitch, where she explores her love for crochet from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in...

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Wishing you a peaceful Christmas

23rd December 2020

As we say goodbye to an extraordinarily challenging year, we wanted to thank you for being such wonderful customers and fans of Stylecraft - it means so much to us know you are out there. We also wanted to thank...

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Perfect for Christmas

15th December 2020

Do you remember last year we launched a pattern for a gorgeous doll called Jessie for knitters and for crocheters? She featured in our September Make Along which you can read about here. One of our Stylecraft...

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Christmas Giveaway

10th December 2020

It's time for our Christmas giveaway and this year we have come up with a humdinger! We are giving one lucky knitter or crocheter the chance to win the yarn and pattern for each one of the MALs we ran this year...

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Blogstar Spotlight Emma Varnam

26th November 2020

It’s always a happy day at Stylecraft HQ when one of Emma Varnam’s books lands on our desk.  We just love her designs and the elegant styling of all the photos, but most of all they are just plain...

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Granny Shawl Make Along

12th November 2020

Today you can join us for a brand new Make Along over in our group, created by our Blogstar, Heather Leal. Heather has an amazing eye for colour putting together different palettes of Stylecraft yarns...

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How are you?

5th November 2020

The world feels so strange at the moment, so we wanted to take some time out from our normal blogging activity to ask how you are doing? Now that those of us in England are once again in lockdown, it’s ok to...

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Octagonical

1st October 2020

Have your heard about Octagonical, the new Cal from Helen Shrimpton aka Crystals and Crochet?  It’s an amazing project that launches on 8th October, runs for 8 weeks and is an octagonal shape so no prize for guessing...

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September Make Along

17th September 2020

This month we have a beautiful Make Along project starting today in our group, specially designed by Jane Crowfoot. Most of you will be familiar with Jane’s Fruit Garden CAL that launched earlier in the...

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Blogstar Spotlight Emma May

11th September 2020

Emma May is the brains behind the enormously successful Pippin Poppycock website and blog and Pippin Crochet Facebook group which has over 35,000 members. Many of you will have been crocheting the Floralia blanket or...

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The Folk Queen

27th August 2020

A couple of weeks ago we were beyond excited to announce our collaboration with crochet superstar Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar.  We are sponsoring her eagerly awaited Queen CAL which launches in September and features...

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Toy Story

30th July 2020

Making toys is a great way to hone your knitting and crochet skills and can be quick and fun to make.  But, if you have never made them, they can be really daunting.  All those little bits that you have to try and fit...

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Our first launch for Autumn/Winter is here

16th July 2020

We are so excited to reveal our first launch for Autumn Winter 20/21 with two new yarns, new shades and knit and crochet patterns that are now in your yarn shop. Pearls First up is a gorgeous...

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Mosaic Crochet

9th July 2020

Mosaic crochet is one of our favourite techniques at the moment. It gives crocheters the opportunity to play with colour in a really graphic way reminding us of tiled walls and floors such as this design called...

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Fabulous crochet trunk show

25th June 2020

One of the highlights of each season is when we send our collections out so that yarn shops can hold a trunk show for their customers. It gives people the chance to see a pattern made up and try it on as well as...

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Gorgeous Bellissima

11th June 2020

Have you tried making a project in Bellissima yet?  It really is the most sumptuous yarn, with it’s multi end construction that gives fantastic stitch definition for knitting and crochet.  The colour palette...

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New Special Showcase

7th May 2020

We hope wherever you are, you are keeping safe and well and finding some time to knit and crochet. The benefits of crafting to our mental health are even more important when we find ourselves in such uncertain...

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Blogstar Spotlight – Jane Crowfoot

23rd April 2020

We know that many of you already have your yarn for the Stylecraft Fruit Garden crochet along designed by Jane Crowfoot, and that many of you are eagerly awaiting your yarn delivery. So, we thought this was a great...

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Location, Location, Location

16th April 2020

When Jane Crowfoot told us her latest Crochet Along with us was heavily influenced by May Morris, whose father, William, was one of the founders of the Arts and Crafts movement, we knew we had to find a very special...

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Blogstar Spotlight – Helen Shrimpton

2nd April 2020

Helen Shrimpton, from Crystals and Crochet, is an amazing crochet designer, based in Cornwall, and this month she is the focus of our Blogstar Spotlight.  Helen has an incredible global following and her CALs are a...

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The Fruit Garden CAL

19th March 2020

Exciting times at Stylecraft HQ as we get ready for the new Crochet Along designed for us by Jane Crowfoot - an extraordinarily beautiful project called The Fruit Garden CAL, which will be available as a free download...

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Peerie Blooms

12th March 2020

We are delighted to let you know about our new Make Along project that launches over in our dedicated Facebook group today – our Blogstar Lucia Dunn’s Peerie Blooms blanket. This is such a cheerful blanket with its...

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Blogstar Spotlight – Heather from The Patchwork Heart

20th February 2020

The Stylecraft Blogstars programme has now been running since 2016 so we thought we would start a new series of blog posts where you can rediscover what makes each and every one of them so special. First up is Heather...

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Kosetsu Shrug

6th February 2020

Our Make Along group is such a vibrant place to join in with other crafters and this year we are planning a new project each month with special discounts on patterns for our members. This month we have been making a...

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Cornish Comfort

21st November 2019

From the comfort of her new home in Cornwall, Blogstar Helen Shrimpton, aka Crystals and Crochet, has created another blinder of a blanket design in Special DK – Cornish Comfort. Every time we hear that Helen has a new...

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Christmas Gifts

7th November 2019

Many of you will already be well into your Christmas gift making with a pile of goodies ready to be wrapped.  But if you haven't already started, don’t worry, there is still time, and we have some handy...

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Climbing Rose CAL

17th October 2019

Jane Crowfoot is one of the UK’s most exciting crochet designers and we are fortunate enough to work with her as one of our Blogstars – how lucky are we? Jane’s CAL’s are legendary and we all eagerly await each new...

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Prickly friends

19th September 2019

At the recent Stylecraft Purl Anniversary party, the delightful Emma Varnam held a workshop to teach 10 lucky people how to crochet succulents. That’s not as random as it sounds because Emma has a new book out called...

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Ametsa Shawl

22nd August 2019

Kathryn from Crafternoon Treats is one of our lovely Blogstars.  If you haven’t seen her podcasts, they are packed full of ideas for crochet as well as really useful hints and tips. [gallery ids="2010,2011,2012"...

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Tessellation Blanket

15th August 2019

One of the most exciting projects in our autumn winter collection, and one that the team are all itching to start, is the Tessellation Blanket by the lovely Helen Boreham known as @chainspacedesigns on...

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Deck the halls

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Now that it’s December we don’t feel at all guilty about cranking up the Christmas music, getting the Christmas card list out and starting to plan our decorations. There are lots of...

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Festive knits

18th November 2021

Have you spotted our Head Over Heels Festive yarn packs in your local yarn shop? The limited edition pack includes one ball of solid red, one ball self-striping yarn, one ball of Fair Isle...

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Wee houses

4th November 2021

Have you seen our latest Make Along on Facebook and Instagram?  It is the most gorgeous scarf and cowl pattern by Blogstar Julia Marsh, from the blog Hand Knitted Things, called Wee Houses....

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