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How To Crochet A Alpine Stitch

How To Crochet A Alpine Stitch

The alpine stitch is bursting with texture. It looks complex, but if you can crochet double crochet, treble crochet & front post trebles, then you can do this stitch. You can use any weight of yarn, as long as you use the corresponding hook. (check the yarn label for this information) The Alpine stitch is perfect for blankets, cushions, garments, accessories & bags.   Tutorial is written in UK Terms Crochet Terms Ch – Chain.  Sl st – Slip Stitch.  St –Stitch.  Sp – Space. Sk – Skip.   DC – Double Crochet – insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the...

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Live With Deramores on Create and Craft TV 21st June

Live With Deramores on Create and Craft TV 21st June

We are thrilled to announce we will be back with a brand new show on Create and Craft TV on the 21st June at 12 pm! Simply head over to the channel on Sky 683, Freeview 23, Virgin 748, Freesat 813, Apple TV or Amazon Fire to tune in or watch online HERE. We are delighted to bring to you Seize The Daisies Crochet-a-long (CAL), designed by the very talented Leonie Morgan from the WoolnHook crochet blog. As an exclusive for Create and Craft, you will also receive the full pattern - only week one and two have been released...

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10 Years Of Deramores!

10 Years Of Deramores!

Today marks 10 years of Deramores!   We began in 2010 and as the first online retailer selling knitting and crochet supplies, we quickly rose to become one of the largest in the industry, going on to win a number of industry awards in recognition of our dedication to our customers and the craft. Our most recent award was for Knitting Retailer of Year at The British Craft Awards 2019; a huge acknowledgement to the hard work the new team at Deramores.  We have set-out in achieving this by offering a comprehensive range of products that meet the needs of knitters and crocheters worldwide and are delighted to work with 21...

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How To Knit A Moss Stitch

How To Knit A Moss Stitch

The Moss stitch is a really great stitch, as well as having an interesting texture, it produces a lovely flat fabric which doesn’t curl, so is ideal for projects like blankets and shawls that you want to stay flat. It’s really easy to work, so here’s how you do it.  Cast on an odd number of stitches. I like to use the thumb method as I think it gives a really neat cast on edge.  I have cast on 15 stitches using 6mm needles and Deramores Studio Chunky.  For your first row, knit the first stitch, then purl the second...

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Meet Margaret, The Norfolk Knitting Queen

Meet Margaret, The Norfolk Knitting Queen

91 year old Margaret Seaman is undoubtedly Norfolk's Queen of Knitting! Margaret often knits to raise money for charity and you may recognise her from her appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain, after she raised thousands of pounds by knitting Sandringham House, complete with a miniature Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip! During lock-down she has undertaken a new fundraising challenge with her latest knitted masterpiece -  Knittingale Hospital. The funds raised will be divided between three local Norfolk hospitals. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY We had the honour of interviewing Margaret and was able to ask her a few questions: Q. What inspired you...

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