Welcome to our crochet store

I am at Unravel - festival of yarn in Farnham for the weekend, come and see me there! Any orders placed now will be sent out next week.

  • please do not choose 24hr tracked postage, as your parcel will still be sent next week!

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER £40 Orders are posted daily, Monday - Friday.

  • postage rates now include choce of 48hr or 24hr tracked or Special Delivery

Loop by Loop: Getting you hooked on Crochet

Do you want to learn to crochet?

Pre-orders now available...

Based on my 5 week learn to crochet workshop, the Loop by Loop book has over 60 pages crammed with tips, conventions, technique, photo-tutorials, charts and easy to make patterns for each section with an additional ripple cardigan pattern at the end. 

I answer questions like how to get straight edges to rows of crochet, how to sew in ends, why and how to block your work and much, much more!

You can order the book only, book with a yarn pack in one of two colourways, or the book with a yarn pack and starter kit, which includes a crochet hook, stitch markers, scissors and wool needles with a project bag and zipped pouch. 

Click the button below to pre-order for delivery from 19th February

About Diana The Designer

Hi, I am Diana, I am a passionate crochet designer and maker and the person behind The Crochet Chain.  I design, make, write and print all the original patterns here.  I jointly organise Waltham Abbey Wool Show, and WoollyAway and run my business from my (rather crowded) front room!

Established in 2010 with a love of yarn, colour, and a sprinkling of quirkiness, I have created original crochet patterns and kits from shawls to toys, cardigans to blankets, all designed to be easy to follow, and that use a minimum of sewing up!

I sell my designs and kits online on my own website, on Ravelry, and at Shows.  I teach Crochet at Crates of Wool in Ware, from Learn to Crochet to all the different techniques including Tunisian, Broomstic and Freeform.  I also do my own workshops at different Shows with my favourite being the Knitting and Stitching show at Ally Pally.

I love to design patterns and courses to help you from your first steps to being a confident crocheter, with simple but ingenious designs that take you further on your crochet journey!  

Would you like to know more?  contact me [email protected]

Product Spotlight - Next steps in Crochet: Masterclass blanket

Excited to launch the book of the class!  I now have the printed, spiral bound Masterclass book.  Also linked to workshops in association with Crates of Wool

If you have started on your crochet journey, and patterns bemuse you, or if you are happy with the basics, but want to know more.  Then this is the course for you!  Diana will be guiding you through the techniques and tips that she has picked up in a decade of crocheting that will make your crochet projects easier, quicker, and more enjoyable.  

The patterns and worksheets provided can make a great sampler blanket and can be used in combination or on their own.  Throughout the masterclass, you will also learn how to read a crochet pattern, starting with common words, though colour coding and finally as commercial patterns are written. 

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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 7 cables - 8 Flower - 9 Tunisian entrel
  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 8 Flower
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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 10 tulip border
  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 1-shells - 2 granny - 3 Spike
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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 3 spike
  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 9 Tunisian entrelac
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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 4 Bobbles
  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 4 Bobbles - 5 Babbette - 6 ripple
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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 6-ripple
  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 3 Spike - 4 Bobbles
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  • Diana Bensted - Crochet masterclass 1-shells
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Go to the yarn packs, with an option to purchase the book too with £3 off

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To purchase the Masterclass book for £15 please click below.