Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Supersize Crochet - Blog Hop and Giveaway

I am very pleased to be taking part in this Blog Hop celebrating Sarah Shrimpton's new book, Supersize Crochet!  You may know Sarah from her blog, Annaboo's House, which I have been following for many years.  You can also find Sarah on Instagram here - and while you're there, you can find me too!



I received a free PDF version of Supersize Crochet for the benefit of this post, and will be giving away a PDF copy to one lucky reader too!  Read on to find out more...

Firstly, let me tell you more about the book.  As the name suggests, it's a book full of great crochet patterns using thick and chunky yarn - and you know what that means?  The projects make up so quickly - just what I like!  Here are some of the gorgeous projects you can make (image stolen from Sarah's blog)...



There are loads of fun projects, but one caught my eye straight away - the hanging pouch!  So that is what I made...


Wanting to make easy crochet projects with thick and chunky yarn?  Check out Supersize Crochet, a great book of fun patterns!  Click to see the t-shirt yarn hanging pouch I made!

It was perfect, as I had bought myself some t-shirt yarn last year.  There had been just one tube/cone/ball (?!) left in Hobbycraft, and it was reduced to £2.50!  I'd been wanting to try t-shirt yarn, so thought it was the ideal opportunity at that price, so I snapped it up.


Wanting to make easy crochet projects with thick and chunky yarn?  Check out Supersize Crochet, a great book of fun patterns!  Click to see the t-shirt yarn hanging pouch I made!

However, I didn't know what to do with it, so it languished in my messy craft room until I saw the hanging pouch pattern in Sarah's book!  It actually calls for a cotton cord and 7mm hook.  However, I just knew it was the pattern my zingy lime green t-shirt yarn had been waiting for!


Wanting to make easy crochet projects with thick and chunky yarn?  Check out Supersize Crochet, a great book of fun patterns!  Click to see the t-shirt yarn hanging pouch I made!

I used a 10mm hook to make this, and I did skip a round as I think I would have run out of yarn otherwise (seeing as I'd gone for a thicker yarn and hook than the pattern suggested, and actually have no idea how many grams or yards I had, as there was no indication on the label!).  I left out round 6, and adjusted the following rounds accordingly, to keep the same proportions as the pattern.

I am so happy with this - I love it!  It's so zingy and bright and such a great shape - perfect for holding balls of yarn in my craft room!

Thanks to Sarah for a great book full of inspiration and very clearly written patterns.  It was so easy to follow!

Win a copy of the book!

Now would you like a PDF copy of Supersize Crochet too?  Why wouldn't you?!  Just leave a message on this post by the end of Saturday 20th May and I will announce the winner the next day!

Make sure you check out all the other people taking part in the blog hop:

Monday 1st May - Sarah taking over the Sew and So Instagram Account
Tuesday 2nd May - Sarah's guest post over at Sew and So
Wednesday 3rd May - Maria from Dinki Dots (me!)
Thursday 4th May - Shelley from Spincushions
Friday 5th May - Lazy Daisy Jones
Monday 8th May - Tamara from Moogly
Tuesday 9th May - Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch
Wednesday 10th May - Sara from Crochet Me
Friday 12th May - Marianne from MaRRose
Sunday 14th May - Ruby and Kim from Frank & Olive
Monday 15th May - Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence
Tuesday 16th May - Twinkie from Twinkie Chan
Wednesday 17th May - Andrea from Woolly Mahoosive
Thursday 18th May - Kerry at Interweave
Friday 19th May - Blog Hop Round Up


Wanting to make easy crochet projects with thick and chunky yarn?  Check out Supersize Crochet, a great book of fun patterns!  Click to see the t-shirt yarn hanging pouch I made!


Check out my other completed crochet items here.


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26 comments:

  1. My favourite - Things you can put other things in! This is a brilliant addition to any craftroom! Looks very yummy! And thanks for the links to the other participants - hours of crochet goodies to go through - as if I need a longer to-do-list... xx

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    1. Thanks Anna! I love it - it's so useful, as well as pretty and bright and cheery! xx

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  2. Love it! I love using t-shirt yarn, what a fab idea this is ❤️

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    1. Thanks Rachel! It was the first time I used t-shirt yarn and it really is great!

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  3. You make it sound so easy. I've never made anything like this before and would love a copy of your book. Feeling so inspired. Thank you. x

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    1. Glad you're feeling inspired! :) x

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  4. Oh Maria, it looks absolutely gorgeous! I really love be the colour and tshirt yarn is a brilliant substitute, isn't it?!
    Thanks so much for taking part and good luck to all who enter the competition!!!
    Have a fab week,
    Sarah xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Sarah! And thanks for writing such a great book! It's great fun taking part, and I'm so pleased with my new hanging pouch! xx

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  5. Can't wait for this book to be released. I love how fast ordinary crochet grows so supersized crochet looks right up my street!

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    1. It's great that you can make things so quickly with supersized crochet! Perfect for impatient people like me!

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  6. I love the lime green you've used. So bright and summery ☺

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  7. I'm so tempted to try this- I brought about 5/6 cones of wool and the gang t short yarn and saving it for the perfect make- this would be fab! 😬

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    1. Oh yes, it's definitely ideal for t-shirt yarn! I think it works perfectly, and such a useful item to make!

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  8. Such a great looking book! Loving the pouch you made!

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  9. I can just see my cat in that basket and the afghan looks so comfortable. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

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  10. Love this! Now following you and Annaboo on instagram.

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    1. Thanks! And it's lovely to have you following over on Instagram!

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  11. I love thia book, I really like all the patterns in this book, I hope i win it, good luck to everyone

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  12. Looks like a lot of fun projects!

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    1. Definitely - lots of great ideas!

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  13. I love that basket!!! Never thought of cutting up tshirts to make yarn. I'll have to look in to this.

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    1. Yeah, it's something to look into - I've only tried it with ready-made t-shirt yarn!

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