FAQs: answering your questions

ABOUT OUR KITS AND CROCHET PATTERNS

 

Which kit is the best one to learn to crochet with?

The Chunky Scarf Crochet Kit is ideal for learning to crochet – the videos assume that you’ve never crocheted before, and you’ll learn the basic crochet stitches and techniques.

If you’re feeling adventurous, then start with the Chunky Heart Crochet Kit – the stitches are more complex, and the videos will show you exactly what to do.

How do I access the crochet patterns and video tutorials?

There are 3 different ways to access the Homelea Lass crochet patterns and video tutorials, and we’ve put together a detailed blog post about this here.

Where are your kits made?

All of our kits are made in our studio that is located in Ballarat, in regional Victoria, Australia.

Chunky Crochet Starter Kit - the perfect gift for a creative lady | Homelea Lass

ABOUT OUR ONLINE SHOP

Can I visit your studio / shop?

Due to COVID-19 it is not possible to visit the Homelea Lass studio/shop, but we’d love to show you our range and answer your questions with a Virtual Studio Visit – book your time here.

Can I pick up my order?

Due to COVID-19 it’s not possible to pick up your order, but we have free shipping available.

Where are the online orders shipped from?

We love receiving your orders (thank you), and we pack and ship each one from our studio in Ballarat, in regional Victoria, Australia.

Find out more about shipping here.

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ABOUT OUR CHUNKY MERINO WOOL YARNS

 

Where is the wool grown and processed?

The merino wool used in our chunky yarns is fully grown and processed in Australia.

What ply is Homelea Bliss?

Due to it’s size, Homelea Bliss does not have a ply size. It is classed as a super chunky / super bulky / jumbo yarn size, and it is close to 1cm (0.4in) in thickness.

What can I make with a 300g skein of Homelea Bliss?

A 300g skein of Homelea Bliss will make a chunky scarf or snood, and 6 hearts.

Find out more here.

How much yarn do I need to make a blanket?

The amount of yarn you’ll need to make a throw or blanket depends on a number of factors, including the blanket size, crochet/knitting, stitch type and hook/needle size.

As a guide we allow 6 skeins to crochet a “snuggle on the lounge” throw, and you can find out more here.

What type of dye is used on your yarn?

The dyes that are used in our yarns are synthetic pigment dyes. The strongest chemical that is used is acetic acid (white vinegar contains this) and it’s made from grapes.

Is the wool from non-mulesed sheep?

As well as being fully produced in Australia, our yarns are grown in Australia from merino sheep. We can not guarantee that the wool is 100% from non-mulesed sheep, and it’s most likely that the wool is from some mulesed and some non-mulesed sheep.

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