Melbourne Snood Crochet Kit with naturally dyed Australian merino wool
Effortlessly stylish and easy to wear, your Melbourne Snood made with naturally dyed merino wool is unique to you. This dye lot of Homelea Bliss has been naturally dyed using gum leaves from the trees outside my back door.
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Crocheting is a beautiful way to relax and unwind after a busy day, and you’ll love making and wearing your Melbourne Snood.
The soft merino wool, filled with the love of being 100% Australian grown, processed and dyed, is calming to touch. It’s a yarn that won’t cover you in fluff and your scarf will be an heirloom that will look good for a long time. It’s quick and easy to crochet with too.
Each naturally dyed skein has its own unique personality – there will never be another one exactly like it.
I’ve been experimenting with naturally dyeing yarns on and off for years, and this year I set myself the challenge to dye yarn with the smallest environmental impact possible.
It’s a unique, low impact, slow and local process, and the result is a range of natural colours that reflect what’s happening in the environment on our remote cattle property near Quilpie, South West Queensland.
- rainwater collected from the roof
- solar power generated on our property
- things grown on our property
- citric acid (this is needed to hold the colour, and is the same citric acid used in cooking)
- our Homelea Bliss super chunky yarn, fully made in Australia from merino wool which has been grown in Australia
Skill level – beginner:
Lots of people have learnt to crochet with the Melbourne Snood online course and have gone on to make beautiful blankets.
It’s suitable for beginners to advanced crocheters – no prior crochet experience is required, and the online course takes you step by step through crocheting the Melbourne Snood. It’s like I’m sitting beside you, showing you what to do.
Read the experiences of a beginner making the Melbourne Snood here.
Everything you need:
- 25mm (U) ergonomic crochet hook
- 300g skein of Homelea Bliss Australian merino wool yarn (will make at least 1 scarf)
- crochet pattern and online course
- 2 stitch markers
- tape measure or ruler
- “made with love” tag (optional)
Size: The Melbourne Snood is 18cm (7.1in) high and 70cm (27.6in) around and you can change the size to suit what you’d like. Over time it may grow a little depending on how you wear and store it – I love how wool responds to each person differently. Want it to go back to the original size? Wash it in cool water with wool wash, and then shape it to the correct size and lie it flat to dry.
Please note: these skeins are slightly smaller than the standard 300g skeins of Homelea Bliss, and vary between 290g and 298g. The yarn is a super chunky / super bulky size that is about 1cm / 0.4in thick.
Colours: these colours are unique and I have made sure the photographs closely capture the actual colours of the yarn. Please be aware that different screens display colours differently. If you would like more information on the colours or would like to see some skeins side by side, please let me know in the web chat (bottom right corner of the screen).
Care instructions: cold, gentle hand wash with a wool wash and lie flat to dry in the shade. As the naturally dyed colours are delicate, I recommend washing them individually and do not put them in the sun.
Good to know: you may find some vegetable matter in Homelea Bliss. I love how this links the making process back to what the sheep was eating as it grew the wool.
Made by hand in Australia: I make all of the Homelea Lass kits by hand in the Homelea Lass studio. It’s located on a remote cattle property near Quilpie in south west Queensland, Australia. I use Australian made components whenever possible.
Whether you relax into the joy of making these chunky stitches or give it as a gift, the calm crochet contained in this kit always delights.
With love, Lynda.
What do our customers say?
“I have tried to learn to crochet with much smaller wool and struggled. I feel that this beautiful wool is easier to work with and slightly more forgiving when I make a mistake! Your tutorials were great. I definitely paused and replayed lots of parts! But feeling far more comfortable with my skills by the end of the scarf.” Emily
“I just received one of your gorgeous boxes. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could crochet but your instructions are so clear. Thank you so much for teaching me how to crochet, I can’t wait to order my next box!” Kim
“I’ve never crocheted before and today’s project was following your videos and completing my scarf. Very easy instructions to follow! Thank you – now what to make next . . . “ Michelle
“Beautiful yarns and hooks and easy to follow instructions. Videos are great. I’ve never been crafty, but just finished a scarf! Super chuffed to have learnt something new.” Catherine
I completed my Warm Heart Cowl last night, and I’m so happy. I love it, and can’t believe how little time it took to make something beautiful.” Michelle
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Delivery and returns
We offer free worldwide shipping with the option to upgrade to express shipping ( free express shipping within Australia for orders over $200).
Find out more about delivery and returns here.
What do I need to make more chunky scarfs?
Once you have made your first chunky scarf you will want to make more! Here’s what you’ll need:
How do I access the video tutorials and crochet patterns?
The crochet patterns and video tutorials are available in the online classes. You’re able to access this using:
- the “crochet pattern and video tutorials” printed flyer (if selected) has the web link on the back – type this into your internet browser
- the web link in your order email
- your Homelea Lass account
Find out how to do this here.
Where is the kit made?
I make all of the Homelea Lass kits by hand in the Homelea Lass studio. It’s located on a remote cattle property near Quilpie in south west Queensland, Australia.
We use Australian made products whenever possible. The following items in this kit are made in Australia:
- premium merino wool yarn which is fully grown and processed in Australia (no offshore processing)
- labels, pattern and flyers
- Homelea Bliss colour sample
- “made with love” tag
The other items in this kit are selected because they are of high quality and can be used for a long time.
What is the yarn made from? What size is it?
Homelea Bliss is a premium Australian merino wool yarn which is fully grown and processed in Australia (no offshore processing). It is uniquely made to last – it won’t leave fluff everywhere, and it will look good after many uses.
Our yarns are as natural as possible which means you may find some vegetable matter in your wool. This is easily removed and is a beautiful connection between the sheep that grew the wool and the finished product.
Homelea Bliss merino wool yarn is a super chunky or super bulky yarn that is 1cm (0.4in) thick. Larger yarns like Homelea Bliss do not have a ply size.
What terminology is the crochet pattern in?
The included crochet patterns are written in UK and US crochet terminology.
What are the care instructions?
Cold, gentle hand wash and lie flat to dry.