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Ainsworth & Prin Heart’s End Hat


Heart’s End is inspired by the astonishingly decorative Watts Chapel in Compton Surrey the walls of which are covered in Celtic inspired symbolic patterns and what is more symbolic than a heart.

One size: 54cm / 21in circumference.
Length from brim to crown – about 23cm / 9in.
It can be knit as a beanie or with extra rows for a slouchy style.

For a smaller hat knit on smaller needles and omit the additional rows.
51cm / 20in circumference
Length from brim to crown 19.5cm / 7 1/2in.

1 x 3mm circular needle 40cm/16in long.
1x 3.5mm/US 4 circular needle 40cm/16in long.
1 set of 3.5mm double pointed needles.

1 skein of Ainsworth & Prin BFL Masham DK: 75% British BFL, 25% British Masham approx 100g / 240 m.
Shown in colours ‘At Sea’ and ‘Ointment’.

Brighton Cowl by Thea Coleman


Bold, round leaves and soft, squishy garter and contrasting leaf panels create a bold and luxurious cowl.

Comes with a download code.

Yarn: DK, 450 – 500 yards (411 – 457 m)

Needles: 4.5mm
Size: Width = 13″/33cm, Length of loop = 38″/96.5cm



Crochet Yeah!


Six simple, colourful crochet accessories from The Crochet Project. Using the beautifully soft CoopKnits Socks Yeah! yarn there are patterns for two hats, mittens a scarf, a cowl and even crocheted socks.
Patterns are written using UK crochet terms with American terms in the abbreviations section, all are charted and come with a schematic.

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Palermo


A short-sleeved round neck, edge to edge cardigan knitted in stocking stitch, with integral front and sleeve bands and side vents.

Needles 3.25 mm and 3.75 mm

Finished chest 86 cm 96 cmm 108 cm 122 cm 134 cm
34 in 37.75 in 42.5 in 48 in 52.75 in
Length 55 cm 57 cm 59 cm 61 cm 63 cm
21.75 in 22.5 in 23.25 in 24 in 24.75 in
Yarn (skeins) 7 7 8 8 9

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Positano


A simple vest top knitted in stocking stitch with a soft scoop necking little side vent details.

Needles 3.25 mm and 3.75 mm

Finished chest 82 cm 88 cm 92 cm 98 cm 104 cm
32.5 in 34.75 in 36.25 in 38.5 in 41 in
Length 47 cm 49 cm 51 cm 54 cm 56 cm
18.5 in 19.25 in 20 in 21.25 in 22 in
Yarn (skeins) 4 4 5 5 6

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Sicily


A summer sweatshirt worked in stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch with a raised stitch centre front detail, shaped side vents and a longer back tail.

Needles 3.75 mm and 3.25 mm circular

Finished chest 116 cm 122 cm 128 cm 134 cm 142 cm
45.5 in 48 in 50.5 in 53 in 56 in
Length front 60 cm 61 cm 63 cm 65 cm 66 cm
23.5 in 24 in 25 in 25.5 in 26 in
Length back 65 cm 66 cm 68 cm 70 cm 71 cm
25.5 in 26 in 26.75 in 27.5 in 28 in
Sleeve length 39 cm 40 cm 40 cm 42 cm 42 cm
15.25 in 15.75 in 15.75 in 16.5 in 16.5 in
Yarn (skeins) 10 11 11 13 13

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Siena


A simple short-sleeved top knitted in stocking stitch with a subtle sheer yoke.

Needles 3.75mm, 5 mm and 5 mm circular

Finished chest 86 cm 96 cm 108 cm 120 cm 134 cm
34 in 37.75 in 42.5 in 47.25 in 52.75 in
Length 51 cm 53 cm 55 cm 57 cm 59 cm
20 in 21 in 21.75 in 22.5 in 23.25 in
Yarn (skeins) 6 6 7 7 8

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Sorrento


A jacket style edge to edge cardigan worked in reverse stocking stitch and stocking stitch with yarn used double and intergral rib front selvedge bands, reverse collar and patch pockets.

Needles 5 mm and 5.5 mm

Finished chest 98 cm 104 cm 110 cm 116 cm 122 cm
38.5 in 41 in 43.75 in 46 in 48.25 in
Length 58 cm 61 cm 64 cm 67 cm 70 cm
23 in 24 in 25.25 in 26.5 in 27.5 in
Sleeve length 38 cm 39 cm 40 cm 41 cm 42 cm
15 in 15.5 in 15.75 in 16 in 16.5 in
Yarn (skeins) 14 15 16 17 18

Erika Knight Studio Linen – Taormina


A simple sweater knitted in a four row lace stitch pattern with a soft, low fee neckline and three quarter length sleeves.

Needles 4 mm

Finished chest 88 cm 98 cm 110 cm 126 cm 136 cm
34.75 in 38.5 in 43.25 in 49.5 in 53.5 in
Length 56 cm 58 cm 60 cm 63 cm 66 cm
22 in 23 in 23.75 in 24.25 in 26 in
Sleeve length 33 cm 35 cm 37 cm 39 cm 41 cm
13 in 13.75 in 14.5 in 15.25 in 16 in
Yarn (skeins) 9 9 10 11 12

Gin & Tonic by Baby Cocktails


Seamless raglan construction worked from the bottom up with cables each side of the body and a cosy cowl.
Comes with a download code.

Yarn: DK

Sizes: 34(36,38,40,44)(46,50,53,56)“ / 85(90,95,100,110)(115,125,132.5,145)cm. Shown worn with 3” of ease.

Yardage: 1350(1400,1450,1550,1650)(1750,1800,1850,1900) yds / 1234(1280,1325,1417,1508)(1600,1645,1691,1737) meters

Needles: 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm


Island a collection


Five patterns from Jane Richmond; Grace a classic cardigan, Arbutus a tiered cowl, Renfrew a cabled beanie, Strathcona a v-shaped scarf and Rathtrevor a pair of beaded ribbed mittens.  All inspired by life on Vancouver Island.

An ebook code is included with this book.

Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe


Max & Bodhi’s Wardrobe by Alexa Ludeman and Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits.
A book full of classic, practical patterns to swaddle a baby in woolly loveliness. Three of the patterns; Bumble, Playdate and Little Squirrel go up to adult sizes so the whole family can be co-ordinated. Uses a range of yarn weights from sock to DK.

An ebook code is included with this book.



A collection of crochet patterns that celebrates the beauty of British wool and also celebrates the fact that crochet needn’t just be blankets. The patterns include a cardigan and sweater plus four accessories hat, mittens, socks and a shawl, with easy to follow directions and clear charts.

The Accessories Project Book One


What’s better than a nice handmade hat?  A handmade hat with matching accessories to keep your hands and neck warm too.  Four accessory sets so you can chose whether you want a complete matching set or a bohemian mix.  There’s a wealth of interesting techniques and constructions and one set is even made from our own hand dyed Ainsworth & Prin Blue Faced Leicester DK.
Patterns are written using UK crochet terms with American terms in the abbreviations section, all are charted and come with a schematic.


The Crochet Project Altair Shawl


A light as a feather, easy to wear shawl…whether you wear it in the day to keep the sun off your shoulders or in the evening to battle the chills. It is named for the Altair geometric colouring books, the forerunners of the modern adult colouring obsession because the striking geometric lace pattern reminded me of my love for them.

One Size: 145 cm / 57” long x 65 cm / 25½” across at widest point after blocking
Yarn: Lace weight;  754 m / 825 yds per 115 g skein
Tension: 5 patt reps & 13 rows = 10 cm / 4” over lace pattern
Hook: 2.5 mm crochet hook

Note: There is no direct US conversion for a 2.5 mm hook so if you can’t find this size, work with either a US B/1 or C/2 depending on whether your gauge is loose or tight, and always use a hook size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notes: Altair starts at one point and is worked in a pattern that increases on the neck edge towards the shortest edge. RS and WS are notional as pattern is fully reversible. As the pattern starts at a point it makes sense to start the pattern as your swatch. Stop, wash and block the piece to check tension and drape then if satisfied you can continue to work.

UK crochet terminology used throughout.


The Crochet Project Antracita


A top down triangular shawl with a wonderful graphic feel.  Using three colours of DK weight yarn it is an easily memorable pattern that looks more complicated than it is.

Difficulty rating: intermediate

Size: Wingspan 142cm
Depth 63 cm
Can easily be adjusted

Hook size 4.5 mm


The Crochet Project Doris


With stripes, short row wedges and alternating stitches there’s something to always keep you interested in this shawl pattern.

2 x 100g (380 m each) 4ply yarn
Hook 4mm
Stitch markers

Difficulty rating: easy
Skills needed: basic crochet, working in rounds, increasing, short rows (fully explained)

Size: Wingspan 214 cm
Depth 59 cm



The Crochet Project Flag Iris


A lightly textured and patterned shawl that can be worked in vibrant stripes but would look equally beautiful in neutral or muted shades.

2 x 100g (500m each) fine 4ply
Hook 3.5mm

Difficulty rating: easy
Skils needed: basic crochet, working in rows

Size: Wingspan 145 cm, Depth 56 cm


The Crochet Project Lake of Menteith Shawl


Fan motifs are used to create a wide narrow shape and open drape for this shawl. It starts at the bottom with three adjoining motifs and then builds up in rows.  The motifs are joined in as they go, with outer edges using foundation stitches where there is no motif to work into.

1 x 50g skein in 4 colours (202m each) 4ply yarn
Hook 5mm
Stitch markers

Difficulty rating: easy
Skills needed: basic crochet, working in rows, increasing, joining motifs on

Size: Wingspan 182 cm

Depth 66 cm



The Crochet Project Riley & Saunders


Whether you want to treat a loved one or yourself, these quick to make crochet socks are a hug for your feet. Riley and Saunders are two complimentary sock patterns into yarn weights. With a wide range of sizes from baby to size 13 adults you can make them for every member of the family and the length is fully adjustable for a great fit. Both are worked cuff down.

For Riley most sock weight yarns
Hooks: 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm
For Saunders a plump DK, worsted or aran weight
Hooks: 4.5mm, 5mm, 6mm
2 stitch markers

Difficulty rating: easy
Skills needed: basic crochet, working in rounds, decreasing, short rows (fully explained), slip stitching, missing stitches




The Crochet Project Two Row Tee


A figure flattering top is as easy to make as it is to throw on.The sideways construction means there are only two rows to the pattern and the seamed (but no sew) construction means that you literally can’t get the fit wrong.

Finished bust: Fully adjustable . Designed to be worn with 10% negative ease at the bust. Eg. for a  40in bust finished size will be approx. 36in.
Finished length: For underarm depth S (M, L) total length from shoulder to hip is = 53 (58, 62)cm/21 (23, 25) in.

To fit bust measuring up to:
80:90:100:110:125:140:155 cm/32:36:40:44:50:56:62 in

4:5:5:6:7:8:8 50g skeins Coop Knits Socks Yeah! (4ply weight, 75% Merino Superwash Wool,25%nylon, 212m/50g)
3.5mm (US E) hook.

Because the top is sized to exact fit, yarn amounts may vary.

2 pattern repeats and 12 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5mm
hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
23 sts and 19 rows in half treble (US half double) in back loop only, blocked but unstretched to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Difficulty Rating 

Skills Needed 
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, foundation double crochet
(optional), missing stitches, working into chain spaces.

Worked sideways in two pieces, joined with crochet rather than sewing. The top is designed to be worn with a lot of negative ease in the bust and hips (ie stretch to fit).

Pattern is written and charted using standard UK terms (US conversions given in abbreviations)

The Learn to Crochet Project – A Beginners Course

This is the book for beginners that we always wanted to write. It’s the one we wish we could have learnt from. Between the two of us we’ve taught hundreds of people to crochet in classes up and down the UK (and abroad). The more you teach beginners the more you see the different areas that people struggle with and which simple tips can be shared to overcome them. We wanted this book to give you the same feeling of being in class, to give you the same level of information imparted in a friendly way, to distil all the teaching experience we’ve gained. It is spiral bound so it lays nice and flat while you work and makes it easy to flip back and forth between the various bits of information you might need. We want this book to give you the best start possible.

As makers and designers we have always been more interested in things to wear than things for the home. And it is fair to say that we get very frustrated with some of the useless items that beginners get given to make (mug cosies we are looking at you!) That’s why in this book we have focussed on wearable items. There is something very wonderful about being able to make something to wear right from the beginning. There’s no better feeling than being able to respond to a comment about your clothing by saying “Thanks, I made it!”

So let’s get you crocheting! We have written the book as though it is a course so it is best to start at the beginning and work your way through the text and the projects in order.
It contains 4 projects over 80 pages:

The Burwell Cowl is the first project in the book and is designed to help you practice your basic stitches.

The Wicken Mitts are an introduction to working into row ends, following a pattern and making something to fit.

The Bottisham Hat introduces you to working in the round, making a traditional motif, working seamlessly and decreasing.

The Quy Shawl introduces you to reading charts, working lace patterns, picots, understanding special stitches, increasing in pattern.

The book is written in UK standard crochet terminology and has a full discussion of the differences between the UK and US standards and makes references to the US terms throughout.

The Shawl Project Book Three


Five shawl patterns based on mini-skein sets.  The patterns work well whether you want to invest in a mini skein set or if you want to use up small amounts of yarn left over from other projects, with each pattern using either a 100g pack of 4ply mini skeins or a pack of skeins and an additional 100g.
Patterns are written using UK crochet terms with American terms in the abbreviations section, all are charted and come with a schematic.


The Shetland Trader – Flukra


FLUKRA  – snow falling in large flakes Shetland.

This shawl begins with a Shetland construction method to create the center triangle. Stitches are then easily picked up from the yarn over loops that are formed down two sides and the border is worked outwards from the triangle. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked.

Lace is worked on both sides of the knitting, however there is no right or wrong side to the knitting.

Yarn: 640m lace weight yarn

Needles: 4mm 80cm circular needle

Size: Approx 153cm across the top of shawl and 69cm depth at centre

The Shetland Trader – Hansel


This pattern is for a full or half sized version of a traditional Shetland Hap shawl.
The shawl is constructed in 3 parts. It begins with the centre worked in garter st.  Yarn overs are formed at the beginning of every row during the centre  section. Stitches are then easily picked up from the very visible yarn over loops along the edges and the border is worked outwards. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked.

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn
550 (1100) yards of MC, 82 (164) yards of CC1, 82 (164) yards of CC2, 66 (132) yards of CC3 and 66 (132) yards of CC4

Needles:5mm 24, 32, 40 inch circular
5mm DPN (one only)

Size: Half: 54¾ inches wide and 28½ deep
Full: 54¾ inches square

The Shetland Trader Book Two


Designer Gudrun Johnston draws inspiration from the Shetland Islands in this collection of nine patterns that feature fairisle and lace techniques.  There are five sweater patterns, a cardigan and three accessories using a range of yarn weights the sweaters and cardigan come in a wide range of adult sizes.

An ebook code is included with this book.

Three From The Top


Three From the Top from The Crochet Project has three patterns for top down, crocheted cardigans that will fit any one from new born baby to a 60 inch bust.  There’s Aberfoyle a simple, circular yoke cardigan with eyelets and contrast stripes at the yoke, hem and cuff.  Callander, a raglan with textured edgings and a single button at the neck. And Kippen a shawl collared cardigan with ribbed collar, hem and cuffs.
All the patterns are well written with detailed instructions using standard UK terms.

Tin can knits – Bounce


A modern heirloom blanket in wonderful combination of lace and stripes.  The lace pattern is both charted and written out.

Yarn: DK or worsted weight yarn in MC one or more CCs
MC: 260 (400) yds or approx 15 (18) yds per stripe
CC: 480 (735) yds or approx 30 (35) yds per stripe

Needles: 4.5mm 60cm circular needle

Size: Pram (throw / crib) sized blanket measures 27 (32)” wide by 33 (43)” long. The sample shown is the throw / crib size. Blanket width can be adjusted by adding or subtracting a multiple of 12 sts (2.75”).

Ysolda Teague – Belyse


Fingerless gloves featuring a classic star motif and a less traditional fingers-first-construction. The high contrast two colour palette and motifs are inspired by mittens from the Selbu region of Norway.

Yarn: Sport weight wool

Needles: 3.25mm DPNs or circulars for magic loop

Size: Finished length 21cm, finished knuckle circumference 20cm.

Ysolda Teague – Bruntsfield


A V-neck Fair Isle vest with strong lines and traditional x and o geometric patterns.  Worked in the round from the bottom up additional steel stitches are added to bridge the gaps at the arm and neck holes to avoid working stranded colour work back and forth.  When the knitting is completed these are finished with crochet and cut open, detailed illustrated instructions are included.  After cutting the steaks open, stitches are picked up around the armholes and neck and ribbed bands are worked.  A crisp V on the neck is created by working mitred decreases.  A colour in chart is included to help with planning colour combinations.  Five colours are used.

Sizes: 30¾[34¼, 37¾, 41¼] (44½, 48, 51½) [54¾, 58¼] finished chest circumference.

Tension: 28 sts and 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in charted colourwork pattern in the round on larger needle

Yarn: Fingering 4ply, a  ‘sticky’ wool will make the steeking easier
 C1: 370[405, 435, 470] (515, 545, 580)[605, 655] yds / 340[370, 400, 430] (470, 500, 530) [555, 600]m
C2 – C5: 220[235, 255, 275] (295, 315, 335) [350, 385] yds / 200[215, 235, 250] (270, 290, 305) [320, 350]m each.

Needles: 3mm – 60 cm circular
3.5mm – 60 cm circular
3 mm crochet hook

Ysolda Teague – Hediye


A snuggly cabled shawl with a gentle curved edging and triangular centre. The edging is worked first, and then stitches for the centre are picked up along one of the long edges and decreased towards the top.  The cable patterns on the edging would be an excellent introduction to cabling and a good place to practice cabling without a cable needle.  No crossings involve more than a total of 4 stitches and the pattern is intuitive to follow.  Short rows are worked into each repeat so that the outer edge is longer.

Hediye is shown in two colours but would be equally beautiful in a single colour or get creative and play with stripes or colour blocking in the centre triangle.

Tension 19 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm in garter stitch
Edging colour 340 yds/ 310 m
Centre colour 160 yds/ 145 m

Ysolda Teague – Lumineux


Top down socks with shapely contrast colour toes and heels.  The afterthought heels are innovatively shaped with four sets of decreases, to cup the base of the heel like a traditional heel turn.  Stitches are increased while placing stitches on hold for the heel, so that there are enough stitches on the sole to wrap around the instep. These are then decreased as for a traditional gusset.  Step by step photos are provided for removing the holding yarn and setting up the heel to insure a neat, hole free result.

Yarn: Sock yarn

Needles: 2.25mm DPNs

Size: small, medium and large