Free Grape Granny Square Pattern – Ali Crafts Designs has shared a lovely free pattern for a grape granny square pattern yesterday. This is a super pattern which could be easily made into a bigger square or blanket. It would be a great project to use up scrap bits of yarn.
Blanket Progress – It has been another busy week but I have managed to do some crocheting this week. I am still working on the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket hoping to get it finished soon. Is there anything more fun than planning your next project? I am trying to not have many works in progress (WIPs) on the go at one time but as soon as new yarn comes in I want to start something new 🙂
Ready Made Crochet – We have now added some hand made crochet items which are ready to buy. Much more coming soon but you can check out what we have in stock so far here.
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Final Clearance – On Wednesday we decided to reduce some prices on certain yarns. This is the last chance to buy these yarns, once they have gone they have gone, so its a great time to grab a bargain. Final Clearance
Ross Blanket Yarn Pack The BBC’s Poldark series returned to our screens this week. Stylecraft are starting a CAL (crochet a long) in July, which is a blanket designed by Catherine Bligh and the colours chosen were based on the series. More details about the CAL can be found here. If you are interested in joining in with the CAL we have put together the yarn pack with the required colours…16 balls of Stylecraft Special DK – £28 and free UK delivery Ross Blanket Yarn Pack
Blanket Progress – Another busy week of school meetings and keeping up with housework. I have baked a banana loaf this morning and its starting to smell delicious. Fingers crossed it turns out well as I have used the wrong type of flour 🙂 My Higgledy Piggledy Blanket is slowly progressing but I am really enjoying how varied each panel is.
Caron Cake June Sale – Hope everyone has had a lovely week. The weather in the North East has been very wet which has meant my washing pile is getting out of control, its nearly as tall as me 🙂 Caron cakes are now only £9.25 during June.
Blanket Progress – I haven’t had too much time to crochet this week. One boy was off school on Monday and the other boy was off on Tuesday, made for a slightly longer half term. I have finished the c2c (corner 2 corner) panel of the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket.
Yarn Packs – Some new yarn packs have been added onto the website today.
Emily Crochet Doll Pattern – Ali has put a new pattern up on the Ali Crafts Design site. This is a PDF pattern download for Emily, she is a sitting doll with floppy legs.
Half Term It is half term this week in England so I haven’t had as much time as normal to crochet and update social media with both boys being off school. Looking forward to Mam and I having a day together next week to sort out some tasks. We are looking into some new yarns and hooks we want to sell.
Blanket progress The next section of Higgledy Piggledy Blanket I have chosen to do is the c2c panel. This section requires six colours, I am using tomato, gold, mustard, buttermilk, pistachio and sage. The great thing about this pattern is you can use any colours you want so makes a great stash buster.
I can’t believe it is now June, this year seems to be going very fast. I am really pleased with how many projects I have managed to finish this month. A new Rainbow 7 Ball Yarn Pack is now available on the website.
Blogs and social media Louise here again this week. We have decided that I will write the posts for Wool to your door and Mam will continue to work on Ali Crafts Designs blog. I tend to do most of the updates on social media for Wool to you door on Instagram and Facebook. On the left hand side bar you can now sign up for email blog updates as well.
What I am working on this week
I haven’t done too much crocheting this week but starting to make progress on my version of the Higgledy Piggledy Blanket Printed Pattern and Yarn Pack Retro Colours. Really enjoying the variety of stitches and techniques. I leant to crochet when I was very young but stopped. I took it back up about three years ago, so I am still learning and trying to improve my techniques.
New on the shop Yarn packs are very popular so we have added a few new ones this week. 6 balls of Stylecraft special yarns are £10.50 per pack.
Lower price Jeanie We have decided to lower the price of the Jeanie yarn, it is now £4.40 per ball. This yarn is available in four denim inspired colours, it is a mixture of 40% Premium Acrylic and 60% Cotton.
It has been a busy week at Wool to your door, we both have lots of projects on at the moment. I have managed to finish two blankets. These have been really relaxing to make and something I could pick up easily in between the housework, looking after the boys and husband with a broken arm 🙂
My next task was to choose a new project. I want to make a blanket which will match my living room, it is a very neutral room with lots of browns, yellow and copper colours. One cushion has lots of blues, greens and golds in so I am also adding these in to make the blanket more colourful to add more interest into the room.
I started by looking through the bag of oddments and found a few suitable colours. With this blanket I wanted to use some of the Stylecraft Special DK colours which I have never used before such as the 3 new colours, plus tomato and storm blue.
Higgledy Piggledy Blanket is made up of 6 panels, each panel using a different stitch pattern or squares which will help me learn new techniques.
Inspiration from our living room…
These are the colours I have picked and I am loving them…these are available as a yarn pack for £28
I will keep you updated with my progress, currently darning in lots of ends 🙂
I have written a blog post on my other website this morning so I thought I would post it here as well.
This is a PDF crochet pattern for a textured square, called Lockton Squares. I am making them into a blanket using the new Stylecraft special DK colours, buttermilk, vintage peach and mushroom plus cream and mocha. These blanket colours are also available as a yarn pack for £8.75.
I thought I would do a little introduction of who we are at Wool to your door. My name is Alison, I live in Teesside in the North East of England. I have been interested in crafts for many years. I have been teaching mainly crocheting for over 20 years but I have also taught tatting, embroidery, card making, bead weaving and lots more.
Designing crochet patterns is what I enjoy the most, which I currently sell on http://alicraftsdeisgns.co.uk website. I also teach crochet classes and workshops from home.
I am married to Phil, who puts up with me ordering lots of wool and then taking over the house with wool everywhere. We both love travel and photography.
I have two daughters, Sarah and Louise. Louise has two boys and is a stay at home Mam, so she helps me out with Wool to your door in her spare time. She does most of the website technical stuff and social media posts. She enjoys crocheting as well.
Around January 2016 we decided to start selling wool online, mostly just Stylecraft yarns at first but now we are looking to sell other wools and yarns.
Cloudy now after a bright start… can’t really say much more than that today I have not been outside yet. The tree outside of our garden is covered in bloom, which makes everything feel bright and cheerful.
Phil and I had a few nights away last weekend, continuing our epic journey around the coast. We have been travelling to many lovely bays and harbours for a few years in an attempt to go all round the UK coastline. We have done the North East coastline from Spurn Point up to Aberdeen. A bit of Wales and a bit of Cornwall and some of the west coast of Scotland, this time it was to the North coast of Norfolk, we stayed in Titchwell and travelled to Cromer stopping at different places on the way. The weather was beautiful and we were amazed at how many flowers were out in the gardens in some of the lovely villages. Wells next the Sea was a particularly nice place, I was very impressed at how clean everywhere was, even round a skate park.
News from Wool to your door
We have the 3 new colours in stock of Stylecraft Special DK, my favourite is the Mushroom coloured one, the others are Buttermilk and Vintage Peach.
Also the 4 colours of Stylecraft Jeanie DK the new Acrylic and cotton yarn, I can’t wait to finish the Caron blanket to try these out.
I am waiting still for the Caron Cakes to arrive. I am really enjoying using the Caron Simply Soft aran yarn which came last week.
I am hoping to order more tomorrow. Our house is turning into a wool shop there really is no more room for any more. My eldest Grandson says not more wool Gran and the youngest said yes more woolp.
I have finished the knitted shawl only the fringing to add, I am trying to make up my mind on wether I want to or just leave it plain.
I hope that you all enjoy a little look into my life and that I don’t bore you chattering on too much, when I first started this blogging lark I found it hard to think of something to say but now I can’t stop, but I really must go to the post office and I have some calls to make, so Cheerio for today, talk to you soon,