“Supersize Crochet” Giveaway!

I have a fun giveaway for you guys! THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! 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!


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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204 Replies to ““Supersize Crochet” Giveaway!”

  1. I’m SO CLOSE to finishing your giant donut floor pouf. I just need the stuffing!

  2. El Heart Eggos says:

    Lol, I know I am too young to enter (I am 12), but I REALLY want to make your giant donut floor pouf!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

  3. Quanah says:

    I’ve made a basket with some super chunky yarn. I love it! I’d like to make a cat bed but I can just imagine Sybil taking one look at it and laying on the floor next to it.

  4. I really like the bolero length and id love to make it in a red and white stripe for the holidays! Looks like an awesome book!!!

  5. Brianna Payne says:

    I’m in the process of making a giant floor poof with reclaimed sheet yarn!!

  6. Brooke Colley says:

    I would love to make a giant floor poof! It would look adorable in my room and would be someplace to set my work clothes on for the morning.

  7. Lizelle Kathleen Lim says:

    Oooooh! I’ve always wanted to try making that cocoon clothing thing! XD Don’t have any big yarn atm but looking forward to making clothes like that and big arimugumis xD

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I love that cocoon! I would love to make that

  9. Brady says:

    I got a size 50 (25mm) hook for Christmas and I neeeeeeed a project to use it for!!!! I’m sure this book will have the perfect thing 🙂

  10. Sarah says:

    I really want to make one of those big floor poof/ottoman things. That big chunky yarn looks soooo comfy~

  11. Ruby says:

    I’m currently in the middle of a super soft blanket for my toddler. She has this thing about absolutely needing a blanket on her floor to be used as a space rug kinda haha. So I figured I’d make her a pretty one.

  12. Grace Kan-Tanabe says:

    I have never worked w/chucky yarn before, but would love to try. I would love to make a basket or a rug… 😀 This yarn looks so fun!

  13. LeAndra says:

    Super chunky cocoon!! So cozy and comfy!

  14. Laurel says:

    I really need to make a cocoon jacket! It looks totally yummy!

  15. Jen Phillips says:

    I would love to make a big play rug for my toddler with is super chunky yarn! I have been dying to get on the supersize crochet train!

  16. Crystal says:

    I made a star shaped baby blanket from random bulky yarns and they loved it

  17. Elena Battles says:

    Now you have me dreaming of a rainbow cocoon, so that’s what I would make!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I need to make one thats actually bigger and cocoonier!

  18. S.e. says:

    The rainbow bolero is awfully cute I knit an outlander inspired cowl/infinity scarf for a friend with really bulky yarn. Have been wanting to try Malabrigo Rasta and try again to learn to crochet.

  19. Mary Ann P. says:

    I didn’t know what I would do w/ the giant yarns until I read this post. The cat bed looks so fun to make! I’m sure a human’s pattern would be cool too. LOL

  20. Lynne Miles says:

    I have used a huge crochet hook. I do have huge yarn that is waiting for an even larger hook or knitting needles.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I have to giant balls of Loopy Mango that I’ve been afraid to do anything with!!

  21. Michele says:

    I’d love to try the cocoon shrug!

  22. Kelli says:

    I recently used super bulky yarn to make a cowl, super fast!

  23. Terri says:

    I made a zigzag afghan with popcorn stitch that I had just learnt.

  24. Cheryl says:

    Omggg I want to make ALL of it!!!! The floor pouf, cocoon shrug, and pet bed all look super cute <3 *fingers crossed that I'll win the giveaway*

  25. Jenna says:

    I really want to make a supper chunky and squishy throw for ultimate nesting. I love your rainbow bolero and have been eyeing Rasta so maybe I will tackle that first.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Rasta will probably get super spendy for a throw! It’s really nice, though.

  26. Arya Dosh says:

    The biggest yarn I’ve used is to make the donut from your book! I haven’t worked with much larger than that. I would like to make something else, maybe like the shrug you made. I love it!

  27. Kelly rodriguez says:

    I want to make your rainbow bolero you are a truly talented inspiration Twinkie chan ! I adore your stuff !!

  28. Mary-Anne Haupt says:

    I have been wanting to make a big blanket with chunky wool, and I adore the shrug that turned into a rainbow bolero… So sweet!

  29. Alicia says:

    Cocoon Shrug definitely, looks so comfy

  30. Crystal Correa says:

    Hi! I’d love to make a blanket because my dog is always stealing mine!

  31. Wendy Chavalia says:

    I made 2 teddy bear baby blankets in the corner to corner method … using fat blanket yarn!! One for my little nephew and I kept one, just cuz…. love fat chunky dogt yarn!!

  32. Nathalie Turcios says:

    I made a kawaii toast baby blanket for my niece It is a chunky comfy blanket shaped like a piece of toast with butter and a really cute smiley face, my niece LOVES it…she carries it everywhere!

  33. Hillary Thompson says:

    I have actually never used super giant yarn but that cocoon makes me want to really badly!

  34. Dani says:

    I would love to make a set of giant floor cushions! And I love the ‘Rainbolero’ 😀

  35. Caroline says:

    I have made a mega blanket , would love to make that rainbow bolero

  36. Oh my gosh!! I totally love your bolero – it’s so cute!!!
    Thanks so much for taking part, I’m glad you like the book

  37. Jessie Beasley says:

    I made a Solomon’s knot shawl with some chunky wool/mohair blend (very pretty) and would love to make a bolero or cocoon shrug!

  38. Kimberley says:

    I made a huge snug cream poncho for my best friend who moved to a much colder part of UK. She loved it and calls it her human egg cosy❤️

  39. Tabea says:

    I love using chunky yarn and have already made coasters, baskets and a pouf!

  40. Carolyn Leonard says:

    I have never made anything with super sized yarn, I know it is so sad, but the more I ogle that cat bed the more I need to make it. I noticed someone mentioned your giant donut floor pouf, I also need that in my life.

  41. Nateli franco says:

    I’ve made a beanie using super chunky yarn. I was done after only a few rows. It does work up quickly. I’ve also made a granny square baby blanket. It was fun to make. Didn’t take long cause of the chunky yarn.

  42. Mitzi Wong-Nguyen says:

    My daughter got a new duvet cover for her college apartment bed. It was white with navy blue flowers and pink dots. I thought she needed a pop of color and saw this round pillow at the store for $60! I figured I could make one freehand by using pink super chunky yarn and crocheting over an old round cushion we had from my grandmother. Mailed it to her in the East Coast. Turned It added the perfect pop of color she needed to match the duvet! I want to make something for her new, real apartment since she is graduating this weekend!

  43. Mark says:

    i have my eyes set onmaking the cat basket and the afghan that are pictured above, if i am lucky enough to be the winner

  44. lesley says:

    the biggest yarn i have used so far is tshirt yarn but i love that as well as the chunkiest yarns from chain craft stores. i can’t wait to try big yarns!!! i make baskets and made a cat “cave” amd a rug out of the tshirt yarn

  45. I would love to make a super sized crochet blanket!

  46. Can’t wait to use this super sized yarn for a blanket!

  47. MelodyJ says:

    I would like to make a blanket with super big yarn.

  48. 1974 says:

    I’m new here but after reafing the comments I’ve seen you have a project for a doughnut floor poufde. My daughter will love it when i give it to her for her birthday

  49. Tracy Bean says:

    Ohhh there’s so many things I’d love to make with the big yarn, however the 2 main things (I can’t decide between the 2 lol) are a cat bed for my baby Roxie, and a snuggle blanket so she & I can snuggle together while I read or crochet lol

  50. Allison says:

    I really want to make a super cute argyle floor pouf that I’ve had bookmarked forever!

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