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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.



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.


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.