Crochet Society - a box of goodies...
With incessant rain this evening I find myself inside and away from the garden, drawn back into craft - in particular this amazing crochet box from Bella Coco Crochet. It's so dreary and feels wrong to light the fire in June so the idea of cuddling up with a little crochet project is very inviting.
I'm VERY lucky to work in the craft industry, I work for, Practical Publishing International which creates beautiful magazines and products for crafters all around the world. We cover everything from dressmaking to hand-lettering, which means I'm working with lovely creative people every day.
Just recently we have been working with crochet expert and youtube superstar, Sarah-Jayne of Bella Coco Crochet to help bring her dream alive and create a monthly crochet subscription box. Her crochet expertise combined with Practical Publishing's knowledge of the industry and subscription market has led to this stunning Crochet Society box. Something crochet lovers can look forward to every month.
It has been beautifully curated, each box will contain yarn. a bespoke crochet hook and a number of useful (and fun) crochet bits and pieces, including stitch markers and a tape measure.
However, for me the real value in this box comes in the form of exclusive patterns and step-by-step videos just for subscribers showing you how to crochet the entire projects from start to finish.
So for someone like me who can crochet a little but isn't terribly good at pattern reading it gives me the confidence to try something more advanced and learn some new stitches. I think that the way SJ teaches, you could easily get this box for a complete beginner - the aim is that each month you learn new techniques and stitches and that you're forced out of your comfort zone to try new yarns and styles of crochet.
So, wish me luck - I'm going to try to make Penrose the pocket bear! There are 4 patterns to choose from but he's the cutest by far!
Head to www.crochetsociety.co.uk to subscribe and join the Facebook group if you want to know how to get hold of box 1 - there are not that many left.