Having Fun with Supersize Crochet
I’m jumping in on this blog hop because we are all so excited about the new Supersize Crochet by Sarah Shrimpton over here at Interweave. So many people have fallen in love with this book! Have you seen the posts from Moogly, or Lazy Daisy Jones? I can’t wait to read the upcoming posts from Crochet Concupiscence and Twinkie Chan! Some of my all-time favorite crochet bloggers are just as excited about this book as I am! (Check out the full schedule of blog hopping here.)
I have so many projects I want to make, and my Ravelry queue is forever growing (many incredibly cool crochet patterns come across my desk). What I love most about Supersize Crochet is that all the projects use super chunky yarns, so they work up fast. With that added speed, I might actually have a hope of making it through all the projects I’m queueing from this book.
From the moment I saw the first project, I was sold on Supersize Crochet. The first pattern in the book is the Hanging Pouch—it would look so great in any craft room. You could even hang it in your bedroom so you have a safe overnight place to tuck away your crochet projects as protection from pets. I also loved the Store-All Storage Baskets. This is seriously something every crafter needs to make for themselves. We all need more places to hide away our yarn stash!
But my heart stopped when I saw the adorable Moroccan Pouffe. I knew that was the project I needed to make first. I’ve wanted to make a crochet pouffe for my home for a while. Might as well make it in giant yarn and a large hook, so it works up fast! The top part of this pouffe did end up taking me a while, partly because I used finer yarn than the recommended DK-weight yarn. The great thing about this project is that you can really use whatever yarn you would like at the top, as long as you work the top long enough that the top and bottom of the pouffe are the same size.
Just learn from my experience: If you change your yarn size, you’ll have to do some extra math when it comes time to attach the top of the pouffe to its body. This project also lists beanbag pellets in a beanbag liner or cushion stuffing as options for filling the pouffe. I used cushion stuffing, and mine turned out a bit lumpy. I’ve been sitting on it a lot to try and even out the lumpiness. If you have beanbag pellets, try using those for a more even look.
Moroccan Pouffe made! Now, how to decide which of the 19 projects left in Supersize Crochet to tackle next. Which project is first on your list? Let me know in the comments!
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