“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!

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

204 Comments on ““Supersize Crochet” Giveaway!”

  • Stacie M

    says:

    I love your eye for color! I’d love to make that comfy shrug you made…it looks so cozy!!

  • Sharah Blankenship

    says:

    I want to make one of those giant supersize doilies that can be used as a rug. Such a gorgeous decoration!

  • Tammy Bradburn

    says:

    I made my son a sleeved blanket out of Bernat blanket yarn. He calls it yarny anti depressant, it’s so squooshy and warm!

  • Victoria Abbaye

    says:

    Those are some super cute colors you chose!!

  • Emma

    says:

    I really really want to crochet alllllll the things from this book, I have yet to crochet myself any item of clothing so I would love to crochet what you have made!!

  • Jenna

    says:

    I haven’t made anything with super bulky yarn, but definitely look forward to making this bolero!

  • Linda Rumsey

    says:

    I have knitted a lace blanket in super chunky yarn that rests at the foot of my bed for snuggling under on cold nights!

  • Sharn

    says:

    I crochet a lot it’s one if my many hobbies, looking forward to making something in this giant chunky yarn

  • Dawn Blake

    says:

    I’m desperately trying to work up the courage to start a massive ‘lap gan’ for my large settee…I’m tired at looking at the usual throws so want something very different!!! Wish me luck!!!!!

  • Megan t.

    says:

    Ohh i love bulky yran! I made a throw for the living room and its the best blanket ever. It is so cozy.

  • Ana Aguayo

    says:

    Hi I would love to make a gigantic puff using chunky yarn. Thanks for sharing so much love and your passion for crafting. Ana

  • Kerry Collier

    says:

    I would love to make a super chunky scarf!

  • Lori

    says:

    Though the donut pouf is on my “wish list,” my adorable and spoiled cats would love to have a cat bed each! So cozy for my littlest family members!

  • Emma Chruscinski

    says:

    Hi!
    For me it would be cat beds for sure!!!

  • Corinna

    says:

    How much for that sweater

  • Alice

    says:

    I haven’t tried super bulky yarn yet and need ideas of where to start.

  • Christina

    says:

    The bulkiest yarn I’ve used is Bernat Blanket, but I have a chunkier one waiting to make a scarf for my wife. Chunky yarns are so dreamy! I want to make everything pictured in this blog! So little time! Stupid work!

  • Kelly

    says:

    I’m going to make a plant hanger for my mom. She likes plants, like a lot.

  • Jane

    says:

    I would like to make a granny/ hexagon floor rug!

  • Dawn Dougherty

    says:

    I have been eyeing up super chunky yarn but all the patterns I have seem not to work.. I would love to try that coccoon of yours.. I am in love with it!

  • Amy

    says:

    The thickest I’ve worked with is 2 strands of hometown USA for a pouf I was going to make for my nieces’ playroom. I so want to get some of jumbo, super bulky and make either more poufs or a blanket or rug.

  • Jaime

    says:

    I would love to try and make a bag chair for my living room!

  • Marijane

    says:

    I’ve made several hats and a scarf out of bulky yarn. Getting ready to start on a blanket here shortly.

  • Christine Cody

    says:

    I worked with a tween group at my library to make chunky necklaces with chunky yarn and a large bead. Everyone LoVed it! Looking forward to making many more projects in the near future!

  • Rachael Thomason

    says:

    This looks amazing! I’ve made a gorgeous purple giant floor pouffe and I’m about to start another for a friend’s new house! But I would love to give a cocoon a go! Then I’d have giant crochet to wear whilst I make more! Hehe xoxo

  • Kirsten Cox

    says:

    I really want to make your donuts pouf for my daughter! She loves it ❤️❤️❤️

  • Jennifer Bratt

    says:

    I have wanted to try supersize crochet forever!

  • Shelly T.

    says:

    I would LOVE to make a chunky cat bed for my rotten boy to ignore! 😛

  • Kristy meyer

    says:

    I have made several rugs a lot for coast guard friends , my goal is to make a blanket. But the yarn is expensive and hard to find would love this book plus any tips on where to find the yarn.

  • Carol

    says:

    Well I have never used the supersized wool but the donut pouffe sounds devine and I would love to make my kitty the cat bed. I could probably fill an entire page with my list of wannados to be honest but your rainbolero is stunning and would be very near the top.

  • Kelsey

    says:

    Floor poof all the way!!!

  • I loooooove the doggie basket for my boy, I already make lots of t-shirt yarn rugs ❤️

  • De Parthree Miller

    says:

    My cat loves her bed I made. The dog likes it too! So I am in the process of making him one.

  • Elizabeth

    says:

    Can’t wait to try the Cocoon. I love to wrap up when it’s cold. I’m working on an American Flag Afghan at the moment. I’ve never worked with the chunky yarn, excited to try.

  • De Parthree Miller

    says:

    I am having so much fun making things. I even have people asking if I would make one for them!

  • Pauline Holly

    says:

    I have just started to crochet I’ve not used the big yarn yet. Id love to make the doggie bed. I have two chiwenner mix dogs. They enjoy naps together.

  • Caly

    says:

    I made a super bulky mermaid trail blanket it is fabulous.

  • Stephanie

    says:

    A baby rug untwines with LED lights

  • Lori

    says:

    I’ve never used big chunky yarn, but would love to make the super cute cate bed for my son’s cat!

  • natalie

    says:

    Id love to make a floor pillow from the bulky yarn

  • Isabel Rodriguez

    says:

    I once made a pillow with this super bulky yarn I got from Hobby Lobby. Not only was it super soft, but it only took about 45 minutes to make.

  • Cristin

    says:

    I would live to make a super sized pouf!

  • Lee

    says:

    Can’t wait toake the cat bed..need get some yarn..

  • Bev Marks

    says:

    I would love to make the cocoon shrug I love that look & so comfie looking fingers crossed would love to win this

  • Nicola

    says:

    I liked your blog and your caccoon, both of them. I have several things to make. I am in the process of adding to a blanket / cover I made for my dad. I made a bigger one for my mum and my dad keeps using it! I have not made anything using big yarn. Love to give it a try

  • meescha dare

    says:

    Oh man, I’ve been working on a chunky poncho for ages now. There is just something about that pineapple stitch where it has become the bane of my exsistance! I’m hoping that one day it’ll just up and finish itself so that I can wear it!

  • Irene

    says:

    It’s looks Spectacular

  • Cheri Hanamoto

    says:

    I made a blanket with super bulky yarn.

  • Amanda Lightfoot

    says:

    I have made a king size blanket with gigantic yarn. It was all done in double crochet. The colors were black, gray, and white. I have also made a rug and a winter scarf as well. I love working with this yarn!

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