autumn yarn trends

With fall fast approaching, the prospect of crochet in the cooler weather is filling us with joy. As the temperature cools we instantly think of afghans for every occasion, but also longline cardigans, sweaters, wraps, shawls and great big scarves. Crochet evolves so fast, that every season there is new inspiration to be found - and yarn is our starting place!

This year, there are some fabulous new additions to your most treasured brands, so in our fall round up, we’ve included some old favorites that will be forever in our stashes for good reason, alongside some adorable new yarny friends.

Celtic Cable Cocoon Sweater by Ana D

Is it a cardigan or is it a hug? We love this cocoon of a sweater by Ana D, with its beautiful cable detailing around the band and cuffs. Make it in Bergere de France Arlequin, or the other new Bergere de France chunky, Caprice, with a hint of sparkle.

Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots - new shades!

Change color with no ends to sew.

New colorways of a favorite yarn send us crazy with excitement - especially when some of those colorways have been designed to create planned pooling! Paintbox Yarns have combined some of their delicious shades to create eight new combinations that include some shorter color repeats (for planned pooling) and some longer repeats for deeper stripes. It’s too exciting  - so be ready for exciting new projects with this gorgeous, squishy yarn.

Coffee Shop Wrap by Hannah Cross

Simple and cozy, the Coffee Shop Wrap by Hannah Cross works up super fast using any soft chunky yarn - and with Paintbox Chunky Pots, the self striping is done for you (you will need three pots, but will only actually use two and a half - leaving you enough to make a matching hat or mitts!)

Stylecraft Life Changes

Your favorite Stylecraft DK yarn with color changes.

We know how much you love Stylecraft Life DK yarn, with all those gorgeous colors to choose from - and now the clever people at Stylecraft have combined them to create a gently tonal self striping yarn. In eight beautiful colorways, Changes DK has all the softness and versatility of the Life DK range - we’ve already seen it combined in some gorgeous shawls and sweaters - and you can use it wherever you would use your favorite DK weight yarn.

Serenity Shawl by Toni L.

Shawls are cozy to swirl around your shoulders at any time of the year, but with fall  fast approaching, they are very practical projects to make to keep or gift. Any DK yarn will work beautifully here, but Life Changes DK will bring a sweet blush of color in any shade you choose.

Yarn and Colors Urban

200g balls of super bulky heaven.

The joy of a super bulky roving yarn cannot be underestimated - especially in the fabulous range of shades in the Yarn and Colors rainbow. We’re delighted to announce that we’re now stocking all of those gorgeous shades, which range from some beautiful jewel brights to rich earthy browns and rusts - although my heart still belongs to that greeny-blue lagoon Adventurine.

Ella Hygge Wrap by The Almond Snug

You don’t need me to tell you how addictive it is to crochet with super bulky yarn - the results are pretty much instant - and this gorgeous wrap will keep you super warm on the sofa while you sip a hot chocolate and watch your favorite movie. You’ll need three balls of Urban for this one - although you will only need 150g from each ball, leaving you enough for a little something to match.

Yarn and Colors Must-Have (Minis) Value Pack

Portable, practical and so precious!

Crocheters love cotton - we love it - it’s built into our DNA. Yarn and Colors Must-Have cotton is beautifully mercerized, in a gorgeous rainbow of gleaming shades, it doesn’t split, and is gentle on the hands and the hook. If you are an amigurumi fan, you often need to take several colors out and about with you, which is where the darling little Must Have (Minis) are indispensable - sweet little 10g balls that just sit neatly in your purse or project bag. You can buy them singly but we’ve just launched value packs of these little jewels - wonderful if you are working on several projects at once - and who doesn’t do that?

Marla the Unicorn by Airali Design

Amigurumi-making is addictive - especially if you start looking through the patterns of some of our most talented designers. Ilaria Caliri, of Airali Design has created some absolutely adorable creatures in yarn, and her patterns are super helpful - full of photos, instructions and handy tips. Marla the Unicorn has such a gorgeous mane, perfect for a collection of Must-Have Minis.