Guest Post: Crochet Chic 21 May

Our guest post this week comes from the lovely ladies over at Ministry of Craft who are always on the pulse when it comes to trends in the crafting world!

“This month crochet is in vogue. No, literally! It’s in the pages of Vogue magazine. Big hitters such as Chloe, Pucci and House of Holland have all declared crochet to be COOL, all sending sleek and sinuous 70s crocheted dresses down the catwalk at the recent shows.


But when the fashionistas turn their backs on the crochet fashion trend, when the sophisticated beach-bum aesthetic starts to look weird on the rainy streets of Manchester, that’s when crochet as a craft really comes into it’s own. Because it’s perfectly portable, and easy to learn.

We’ve been lusting after the amazing array of rainbow coloured Bakers Twine at Fred Aldous. We all know that Bakers Twine is the ubiquitous mainstay of hipster gift wrapping, and the finishing touch to many a handmade christmas decoration, but did you know you can use it as a yarn for all your crochet, knotting and knitting needs?


We found this cute crocheted Bakers Twine flower tutorial on crescendoh.com and luckily for y’all our very talented tutor Rachel Gwilliam (Art Yarn) will be running our INTERMEDIATE CROCHET course on Saturday 6th June, in the classrooms at Fred Aldous. She’ll be teaching you ways to take your crocheting to the next level by exploring textured patterns, including rib and cable stitches, crochet bobbles, popcorn and puff stitches, lace patterns and how to master colour pattern work.


We’re offering £7.50 off this course with code HOOKIT, so grab yourself a bargain as quick as you can. And if that deal isn’t already sweet enough then consider the 10% Fred Aldous discount you’ll get on the day of the course. So you can go mad in the shop, Super Market Sweep-style!

Pick up some crochet essentials such as these Prym neon crochet hooks, or perhaps some inspiration for projects: this Granny Squares book is the perfect follow-on from the Intermediate Crochet course and will keep you busy for the rest of your life. Happy hooking!”


Image source:
1. Vogue, Ways to wear Crochet (2015)
2. Fred Aldous
3. crescendoh.com

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