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Blogstars Garden Party part 2

26th May 2022

Last week we showcased the first five designs for the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party. This week we are delighted to reveal the final four patterns to complete the festivities. Time for another knitted design...

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Blogstars Garden Party part 1

19th May 2022

Can you believe we are already halfway through the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party? What an amazing feast of beautiful designs it has been too. Here is a recap of the first five designs in case you missed...

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Playful patterns

12th May 2022

Spring is traditionally a time for babies, with lambs gambolling over the fields, chicks and ducklings waddling around.  We know how much you love our baby patterns, but have you ever thought of making some toys...

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Blogstars Garden Party

5th May 2022

Spring is definitely in the air now, and we can feel that summer is just around the corner.  Yippee! There is nothing quite like a British summer and there is lots to look forward to, not least because it is...

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Spring Designs for Babies

21st April 2022

We are celebrating the arrival of Spring with twelve new baby patterns featuring New Wondersoft yarns, now with a luxurious cashmere feel. Launched last year, our New Wondersoft range has a blend of acrylic and...

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Something new to learn?

7th April 2022

How are you getting on with your knitting?  Do you need some help? Is there a technique you have always wanted to learn? Our YouTube channel is packed full of tips and tutorials to take your knitting to the...

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Easter Treats

31st March 2022

With Easter just a couple of weeks away, we thought we would give you a quick tour around some of the Blogstars’ designs that would make perfect gifts for your friends and family. Emma Varnam created this...

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Mother's Day

10th March 2022

There is still time for you to make something lovely for Mother’s Day.  We have put together some pattern ideas for you, so whether you are making for your own mum, mother-in-law, a sister or a woman who...

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Colours of the World

3rd March 2022

After months of top-secret planning, we can now reveal an exciting collaboration with crafting superstar and friend of ours, Stuart Hillard. A brand-new collection of sock yarns called Head Over Heels - Colours of the...

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Roll on Spring

10th February 2022

We recently launched our first collections for Spring Summer for knitters and crocheters with a delightful new yarn and new shades in a Special XL Tweed, as well as lots of inviting patterns for ladies and...

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Charity Champions

3rd February 2022

Today we are launching a new campaign to celebrate crafters that use their skills to make a difference.  The last two years have taught us so much about the value of community and helping other people. All...

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Knit Along with Stuart Hillard

27th January 2022

Have you come across Stuart Hillard in your crafty journey around the internet?  He was the runner up in the first series of the Great British Sewing Bee and he is well-known for his skills with a sewing machine....

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It's a dog's life

6th January 2022

Did you know that it’s Walk Your Dog Month across the world in January?  Not only is it essential that your precious pooch gets plenty of exercise but it’s great for you too.  Why not walk a little...

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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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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.   Knitted in...

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Holiday knits

5th August 2021

The weather is mostly summery now and hopefully some of you will be able to have a holiday or meet up with friends you haven’t seen for a while.  If you are travelling or having some down time, we have chosen...

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Launching a new season

22nd July 2021

We are thrilled to unveil our first launch for the autumn winter season for you today and we are loving the colour palettes and yarns we have put together for knitters and crocheters ReCreate First up is a...

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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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Little Bundles of Joy

13th May 2021

Spring has well and truly sprung.  The lambs are gambolling, the chicks are cheeping, and the bunnies are frolicking. It’s kind of traditional to think about babies at this time of year so we thought we would...

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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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March Make Along

25th March 2021

This month’s make along is this lovely Zig Zag hat and fingerless mitts pattern, which is free to download here. The set has been specially designed for us using Highland Heathers in four shades,...

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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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Stitch markers

11th February 2021

For knitters and crocheters, stitch markers can be a real marmite subject. We are going to confess right here and now that we love, love, love them. Not only are they very pretty but they are so useful...

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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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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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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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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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We have so many goodies for you

22nd October 2020

We are very excited to share some of our latest launch with you which offers an amazing choice for knitters and crocheters.    Softie The name really does say it all.  Our new...

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More for Autumn and Winter

21st August 2020

We have so much yumminess to share with you from our second launch of the season, despite it still being summer. Amor We have just launched a lovely new yarn called Amor with intriguing...

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Blogstar Spotlight - Hand Knitted Things

13th August 2020

Blogstar Spotlight This month’s Blogstar Make Along is for the knitters among you.  Called The Special Stripy Blanket, Julia Marsh from Hand Knitted Things has released a new colour way called Sea Breeze...

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Deckchair stripes

6th August 2020

We are really delighted to launch a fun competition for you with our Blogstar Julia Marsh from Hand Knitted Things. Launching today, Julia has re-coloured her very popular Special Stripy Blanket especially for...

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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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Something for the kids

23rd July 2020

We’ve all been crafting a lot more since lockdown started in March.  We have worked our way through our WIPs, started new projects for ourselves, friends, even the family dog, but what about the kids in your...

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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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Blogstar Spotlight Helen Kurtz

18th June 2020

This month we have something for the knitters among you with a spotlight on Helen Kurtz whose blog is called The Knitting exploits of Josie Kitten.  You may remember Helen’s wonderful Good Striations blanket...

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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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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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Blogstars Garden Party part 2

26th May 2022

Last week we showcased the first five designs for the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party. This week we are delighted to reveal the final four patterns to complete the festivities. Time for...

Read article

Blogstars Garden Party part 1

19th May 2022

Can you believe we are already halfway through the Stylecraft Blogstars Garden Party? What an amazing feast of beautiful designs it has been too. Here is a recap of the first five designs in case you...

Read article

Playful patterns

12th May 2022

Spring is traditionally a time for babies, with lambs gambolling over the fields, chicks and ducklings waddling around.  We know how much you love our baby patterns, but have you ever thought...

Read article