Crafting Guide

Simple or complex, made by beginner or expert, we genuinely welcome them all. It really is the love and thought that counts.

Crafting information for our ongoing projects :

  • Angel Hugs for bereaved families.
  • Billie’s Blankets for children in developing countries with World Child Cancer
  • Little Hugs for very poorly children in hospital The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.
  • Angel Teds for The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Each project has its own page, just click on the link for all information.

The yarn we recomend

Stylecraft Special DK


Online Yarn Shops for Stylecraft – Recommended by our crafters – Woolwarehouse, SconchDeramores, Countrycrafts



Finishing Off/ Pesky Ends  Don’t forget to sew your ends in, but don’t block if making squares as it makes them harder to crochet.  For sewing in ends, take a large blunt needle like a tapestry needle, and basically wiggle the yarn through a few stitches, then cut the end off, the edges are going to be covered by crochet when the blanket is hooked together.

Please, no blocking if making squares! Blocking is essentially when you’ve finished your piece, shaping it by either spraying it/washing it and pinning it out in the desired shape or by giving it a gentle iron. Please don’t do any of this as it is much easier for us hookers to hook the blanket together when squares aren’t blocked. Thank you

Crafting information for our big Mumsnet Woolly Hugs

Squares to be six inches, using 4mm needles or hook

The yarn we are using

  • Artesano Superwash Merino DK
  • Debbie Bliss Rialto DK
  • Drops Merino Extra Fine DK
  • Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK
  • Patons Merino Extrafine DK
  • Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK

Just from these please as they are very similar, have been trialled and we know they can be combined for wash and wear.

Online Yarn Shops – Recommended by our crafters – WoolwarehouseRKM WoolsWise BadgerBlack Sheep WoolsLaughing Hens

Deramores are good if you out of the UK as they have flat rate shipping.

Wool is also sold on Ebay, and at John Lewis

Colours : Each project will have a palette which will have been discussed with the family, so make sure you read carefully before buying.

However, if using cream, please use Debbie Bliss Rialto DK 02 ecru, James C. Brett Pure Merino DK no 7 or Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK WM4 cream