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A Life Inspired crochet-along


Designed by Stylecraft Blogstar Helen Shrimpton of Crystals and Crochet, A Life Inspired is a beautiful new blanket design using Helen’s signature style of complementary colours, pops of colour, and textured stitches and motifs to create a sumptuous throw for your home.

Part 1 can be found in Issue 40 of Crochet Now which will be in shops on Thursday 28th March or will be available to buy online at www.moremags.com/crocheting and read digitally at www.pocketmags.com from this date.

A Life Inspired is an original design from Helen Shrimpton, who has designed a whole host of blankets and more for her blog Crystals & Crochet, as well as designs for Stylecraft Yarns – she is also one of their Stylecraft Blogstars!

Created in Stylecraft Batik DK and Stylecraft Life DK, the pleasing, soothing blues and creams are interspersed with pops of pretty coral that lift the textured designs of Helen’s motifs and highlight the beautiful crochet stitches.

If you like something a little more colourful in your crochet, you can also choose to create this blanket in a whole host of beautiful shades from the ‘Happiness’ colour pack, put together in Stylecraft Special DK. Orange, green, purple, red, pink – all the colours of the rainbow can be found in this spectacular collection, giving Helen’s design a dramatic make-over that will fit right into any colourful crochet collection!

Launching in issue 40, the crochet-along will take place over 13 issues of Crochet Now with added interest and support from Helen added over on her blog – check back to her blog post about the CAL to stay informed!

What you need to get started

Check back here where we will be updating this post with information about all the materials you will need to join in with the CAL, as well as where you can buy your special crochet-along packs online.

Never miss out!

To be sure you never miss an issue of the crochet-along, why not subscribe to the magazine? New subscribers will receive a special  subscribers yarn pack to join in with the CAL – including 19 balls of Stylecraft Special DK to replicated Helen’s original Batik and Life design.*

UK subscribers can sign up today here!

Oversea’s subscribers can sign up here – be sure to click your option on the right-hand side of the page



*Please note this offer is open to UK subscribers only. Please allow up to 6 weeks for your subscription gift to arrive. Overseas subscribers can still subscribe to the magazine and will receive a discounted price, but not subscription gift.

Subscriptions start from the next issue, depending on the cut off date for issues being posted out that month. When you subscribe you will be shown which issue will be the first in your subscription. Subscribers usually receive their issue the weekend before on sale date.


About Jenny Conduit

Hi, I'm Jenny and I am editor of Crochet Now! I love to crochet amigurumi, especially my favourite TV and film characters, along with blankets and wraps. If I'm not crocheting, you can probably find me knitting and eating chocolate biscuits.

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One comment

  1. Hi, Just wondered if you are already a subscriber, as I am, will there be any discount on the wool pack for the CAL?

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