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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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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 effect yarn and one...

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Our new website is here

15th July 2021

We have been working so hard on our new website, making sure that everything you want to know about Stylecraft is there for you when you need it, and now it has launched.  The fresh new look and clean format makes...

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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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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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Advent Make Along

29th October 2020

It’s never too early to start making gifts for Christmas.  We’re sure many of you already have a pile of goodies flying off your needles and hooks. We wanted to bring you an extra bit of inspiration, so...

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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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Knitted Rainbow

22nd May 2020

Rainbows have become such a feature of our lives, showing our support for the key workers.  They are a symbol of hope and they have been popping up everywhere; in windows, trees, cars and on...

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What a year!

19th December 2019

As we get closer to the end of the year, we wanted to take a fond look at what 2019 has meant to Stylecraft in our Purl Anniversary year. Thirty years is quite an achievement for any business, and we wanted to take the...

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Christmas disaster

12th December 2019

Christmas disasters One Christmas I was planning to knit a chunky cardigan for my father but underestimated how long it would take.  I had to wrap one sleeve, two fronts and a back with the final sleeve still on the...

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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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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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Make Along

12th September 2019

Have you seen our new Stylecraft Make Along (MAL) group on Facebook? From next week there will be a new, specially designed project from one of our talented Blogstars roughly every 3 weeks, so we wanted to create a...

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Stash Taming

4th July 2019

How big is your stash?  That’s not meant to be a rude question but we are just curious. If you are anything like us there are baskets and bags stuffed behind the sofa, under the bed or even in the loft (where...

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Summer Crochet Roundup

28th June 2019

Summer is the time when many of us lay down our knitting and pick up our crochet hooks. The designs are smaller, such as toys, or involve modular elements, such as blankets – so much more comfortable to work on in hot...

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Behind the scenes

23rd May 2019

We bet you think that photo shoots are all glamour and luxury. The models, the make-up, the gorgeous clothes, the exotic locations. To be honest being on a shoot is huge fun. It's exciting to see the looks being...

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Yarn Shop Day  returns for a sixth year

25th April 2019

On Saturday 27th April, craft stores across the UK and in Ireland will be celebrating Yarn Shop Day, when outlets nationwide will be hosting special events, giving away goodie bags, offering big discounts and providing...

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#CleverCrafters

20th February 2019

Each and every Tuesday morning the call goes out on our Facebook page for #CleverCrafters.  If you’ve ever wondered what this is all about, it’s our way of showcasing all the amazing pieces of crochet and knitting that...

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Looking back in time

14th February 2019

We are busy getting ready for a trade show called Stitches, which takes place in Birmingham from 17th February, when we get to meet yarn shop owners from all over the UK to show them our new yarns and patterns. It’s a...

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#GrannySquareDay2017

18th August 2017

Did you take part in Granny Square Day? It's a wonderful event already in its 3rd year. This year, Granny Square Day was on August 15th, and thousands of people uploaded their granny squares to Instagram to build a...

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Stylecraft Pampered Pooches

13th January 2017

Meet Buster, he is here to help us celebrate our Stylecraft Pampered Pooches competition with a lovely dog biscuit recipe... Stylecraft Pampered Pooches is running throughout January 2017, so you can show off...

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Leah's Work Experience

14th March 2016

My name’s Leah-Mae Weatherhead and I’ve just recently finished two weeks of work experience with Spectrum Yarns (that’s the company that owns Stylecraft). The reason why I’ve decided to write...

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Innocents Big Knit

2nd October 2015

Twelve years ago innocent came up with a great idea to raise money for Age UK to help older people whose lives are at risk during the cold weather because they don't have enough money to heat their homes...

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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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