“Supersize Crochet” Giveaway!

I have a fun giveaway for you guys! Check out SUPERSIZE CROCHET by Sarah Shrimpton. I had the honor of receiving an early PDF of the book. It’s filled with 20 projects that all use super giant chunky yarn! Fun, right?! You can buy the book directly from the publisher F&W or from Amazon (affil. link).

The twenty projects inside range from big, colorful rugs, to oversized cowls, to humongous blankets, and more. The bonus part is that the patterns are fairly simple, so even beginners can enjoy the max out of the book (please note that the book is in UK crochet terms rather than US, but there is a handy chart at the back for conversion). Sarah also provides a Top Tip for each project, and there is a section at the beginning of the book that focuses on general tips for working with gigantic yarn.

I decided to make the Cocoon Shrug and show you guys. Disclaimer: I wanted to buy the exact yarn that Sarah used (Rico Fashion Gigantic Mohair), and I could only find it from the UK, AND THEN… I didn’t order enough balls because I spaced out, and there wasn’t enough time to ship more from the UK. So my first effort was kinda more of a bolero … which was fine, but I really wanted a full-on cocoon!

Here’s my rainbow bolero. Rainbolero.

Here’s my 2nd attempt: a purple cocoon! After my Rainbolero Debacle, I ran to Imagiknit yesterday and was like SHOW ME ALL YOUR BULKY YARNZ. Diane helped me decide on Malabrigo Rasta. The color that I wanted was a deep purple with black, but there weren’t enough skeins, so this is the color “Baya Electrica.” I had to alter the pattern a tiny bit since the Malabrigo Rasta I used was not quite as chunky as the Rico Mohair. I also wish that I had grabbed one more skein.  So… I feel like I didn’t achieve the full cocoon experience, but… it’s close.

This project eats up a LOT of yarn, but it also works up really quickly, and it feels so satisfying! Maybe I’ll actually make a full-size cocoon one day! Third time’s a charm! Plus a gazillion yarn ballz!

THE GIVEAWAY

Are you ready to make your world super cozy with some gigantic yarn?

I am giving away one electronic copy of Supersize Crochet. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog, telling me about a project you’ve made with super gigantic yarn, or one that you are looking forward to making!

Giveaway is open worldwide, for ages 18 & over, and will run for a week until next Tuesday night, May 23rd, at midnight PDT. Winner will be chosen randomly via Random.org, and winner must reply to my email within 24 hours, or I will randomly choose a new winner. No purchase necessary. Please make sure that my email address, twinkie@twinkiechan.com, will get through your spam filters.

Although my blog is toward the end of the Supersize Crochet blog hop, do check out the other bloggers below for more project previews and possible giveaways!

Monday 1st May – Sarah taking Sew and So Instagram Account
Tuesday 2nd May – Sarah’s guest post  Sew and So
Wednesday 3rd May – Maria from Dinki Dots
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

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194 Responses to “Supersize Crochet” Giveaway!

  1. Andi Lin says:

    I have been sooo bust and haven’t worked on anything in a while but I can’t wait to just make a big chunky simple throw blanket for bed!

  2. Edith says:

    I have made a pillow and I am dreaming of trying something else like maybe the Cocoon Shrug 😉
    Thanks for this giveaway it is great.
    Hi from Paris – France

  3. Holly says:

    I have never used this yarn.but would love to make a floor pillow or throw for our coach.

  4. Lori Joyner says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great resource. I would truly like to make the colorful rug on the cover pf the book. I wish you much continued success.

  5. Jeannette Chavez says:

    I would really like to make a super chunky cable throw

  6. Lucy says:

    Love the floor may. I would love to try one of these to cosy up my dull floor

  7. Samantha says:

    I haven’t come across any yarn quite as gigantic, but I’m looking forward to making your giant donut floor poof with chunky yarn. I also have a skein from Knit Collage that I’m planning to turn into a bubble cowl. My favorite thing I’ve made is a giant roly poly with Hometown USA. The cat bed from the collection looks like a great pattern to try out the super chunky yarn.

  8. EL says:

    I am working on a baby lamb hat, but I would love to try the cocoon.

  9. Amanda says:

    I’ve made a Chunky scarf for my daughter not as nice and chunky as wool in your pictures

  10. Marlene Thompson says:

    I have never used supersized yarn befoe would love to try it. I want to make some kind of blanket for my grandchildren. There are no stores were I live rhat sellsthis yarn.

  11. Kat says:

    Omg I totally need to make a chunky cat bed, or three, for all my cats!

  12. Tuppy Evans says:

    I would so love to crochet an ottoman, I have the big hooks but no bulky yarn for it yet. I am so hooked on crocheting big quick projects that can be used as home decor.,now I’m an empty nester lol.

  13. Terri Sanders says:

    I haven’t tried the chunky yarn yet but do hope to soon. It sounds like a donut floor poof is a good first chunky project for a grandmother of two boys, 6 & 7.

  14. Terri Dix says:

    I’d love to make a pet bed for a large dog with a matching blanket.

  15. Bobbi Francis says:

    I love working with chunky yarn and can’t wait to see the patterns in store for this.

  16. Vee says:

    A friend has asked for an obnoxiously large hat made with the gigantic yarn, so I can’t wait to try working with it. And of course I’ll be hooked after that, I’m sure! Thanks, Twinkie, for showing us this fun book.

  17. Jill Hartnell says:

    I want to make the cat bed but once made change it to a dog bed since I have one. 🙂

  18. Tean Porteus says:

    I’m aiming to make a cat bed out of T shirt yarn, but also tempted to make my own cocoon like this!

  19. Rowena Fernandes says:

    I am making a blanket

  20. Elizabeth CULP says:

    I am a novice but did a hand knitted blanket to take with me to my chemotherapy. it is so soft and warm that it makes the hours pass swiftly and more comfortably.

  21. Sarah L says:

    I’d love to try a poof or pillow or a floor rug. Thanks!

  22. Mary Klemzak says:

    Hi! Oh wow, do I LOVE bulky yarn! There’s some super bulky Blanket yarn(at Hobby Lobby) that I’d love to use somehow! I’d make a cat bed or cave, a rug, pillows! The opportunities are endless!

    Now I have to go clean up my drool for Bulky yarn!

  23. I would love to make my 11 year old wiener dog a cushion for his kennel

  24. Pauline Derich says:

    I have not worked with Chunky wool as yet, but just love the Chunky cocoon jacket. .That is on my to-do list.

  25. Tish Tannen says:

    I made my toddler a very squishy blanket out of giant yarn. Somehow, it became my lap blanket for the couch. Looking forward to trying the cocoon shrug! I love giant, squishy yarn!!!

  26. Emma Heyderman says:

    Oh I’d love to make the cat bed for our cat although she’d probably chew through the yarn or is it cat chew proof too? Failing that, I’d go for the cocoon.

  27. Alain says:

    I have a pattern for a giant octopus made of chunky yarn

  28. Jacquie Cornwell says:

    Have not used the super chunky yarns, but that gorgeous cat lounge is certainly tempting !!!!

  29. Jimmy Bandy says:

    I’d love to win. I have made several afgans and baby blankets from the super chunky yarns. It’d be nice to have a stash of this yarn to use in the coming monthes.

  30. Bethany says:

    I’d like to try to make the bolero!

  31. Jayde Cropper says:

    Id like to try a blanket or a giant bunny rabbit stuffed animal

  32. Peggy Riemer says:

    Making a shawl or a shrug for my daughter has been on my “crochet bucket list”

  33. Heather says:

    I’d LOVE to make a chunky queen size blanket. I’m imagining snuggling under the weight in winter. If only I had the wool!

  34. Mandy H. says:

    I need this super gigantic yarn to make ur donut floor pouf. It’s so gorgeous! Would be so happy if I win! Thank u , ure the best!

  35. Gloria M. Alfonso says:

    I want to create an area rug and a shawl.

  36. Janice Urffer says:

    I want to make a cocoon too

  37. Megan says:

    I made my baby an adorable v-stitch blanket out of super bulky yarn before she was born! She likes it it’s VERY cozy. I love bulky yarn!!!!

  38. Sandy says:

    I really like your shrugs and the cat bed. Want to make those, but where did you find such big yarn?

  39. Kim Mattox says:

    I’ve never made anything with super chunky yarn, but I LOVE that cocoon!!

  40. Cat W says:

    I just got a new baby kitty that has been belovingly named Freyja. I had already thought about making her a kitty bed, but seeing the pic of the bed in supersized yarn sounds awesome! I’ll be making that for sure!

  41. Mern says:

    It’s time for me to start being a winner again! My BIG project I hope
    anyway. My little is grown and off to university . I want to make big yarn pet bed or basket-line carrier. ❤➰➰➰

  42. Fareeha says:

    Iwould like to make acolourful floor rug for my daughter’s room.

  43. ANA CAROLINA says:

    Hi, Twinkie! I’m a newbie and have never done a gigant project! But the donut puff of your book (yes, I have it!) is im my to-do list! And the giveway ends in my birthday, May, 23!

  44. Brenda allday long says:

    Looking for cute free pattern for crochet baby blanket for a boy

  45. Tia says:

    I am trying to get myself to commit to making a round huge rug with the super huge yarn.

  46. Lisa R. says:

    I want to make the giant donut poof!

  47. Charity says:

    I want to make a throw blanket with super gigantic yarn. I nap daily due to my narcolepsy, so a throw that is cuddly would be lovely, and I’m dying to try out bigger yarn!

  48. Jas says:

    It’s so dark and rainy here today, I need me a super chunky coccoon! I love your colourful, but would probably make mine grey – goes with everything!

  49. Lolly says:

    I’ve never used giant yarn before but I really wanna make a cardigan/shrug with some!

  50. Amy Sizemore says:

    I would love to make a huge fluffy afghan or throw, for cuddling my grandson when he visits!

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