The Supersize Crochet Blog Hop
Did you follow along with the Supersize Crochet blog hop? If you missed it, no worries—we’ll summarize it for you right now! Everyone loves cool projects that work up fast, and that is the major theme in Supersize Crochet. It’s no wonder all these fantastic crochet bloggers jumped at the chance to get an early copy of the book and start making some of the projects. They work up so quickly, none of us could resist!
The blog hop kicked off with the book’s author, Sarah Shrimpton of Anaboo’s House, taking over the SewandSo Instagram account. There are some awesome images of really big yarn and really big hooks you definitely need to check out!
Next, Sarah took over the SewandSo Ideas blog and provided helpful tips for everything supersized! Here she walks through the secrets to yarn substitutions, hook sizes, and workarounds for when you can’t find yarn big enough for a project. I’m pretty psyched that she mentioned some yarn I have in my stash as a yarn alternative! I’m ready to run home and start another project from the book (the Hanging Pouch is next on my list)!
Maria from Dinki Dots was next on the hop. She used some T-shirt yarn from her stash to make the Hanging Pouch, which was also a favorite project of mine from this book. Hop on over to Maria’s blog to see how her project turned out!
Shelley from SpinCushions was next on the list . She made the Ombre Circles Tote Bag for a friend. She whipped it up in no time and added a new color for its edging. Check out her blog to see how she matched some different colors for this awesome tote bag!
Lazy Daisy Jones
Ashley from Lazy Daisy Jones made the Pet Bed, using a hook that was almost as big as the book! I love how her pet bed turned out! Once my puppy is less destructive, this one is going to the top of my list. Check out her blog for pictures of her adorable pup and his awesome bed!
Tamara over at Moogly made her own version of the Contemporary Wall Hanging with a branch from her backyard, some giant Lion Brand yarn, and a 19 mm hook. I can’t wait to get my hands on a hook that big! Her project has me inspired to go branch hunting so I can make this too! For more ideas on using branches from your yard, or to add something cool to this wall hanging project, check out Jenna’s post on branch weaving.
Crafts from the Cwtch
Sarah from Crafts from the Cwtch reviewed the book and can’t wait to make the Statement Necklace! That’s definitely a necklace you’ll be able to whip up in a flash. You might need one in every color.
I was up next! I made the Moroccan Pouffe. It was awesome to construct, and I absolutely LOVE having it around my house. I switched out the T-shirt yarn for some thick jute twine I’ve had for years and never used. It’s definitely not as soft as the T-shirt yarn, but it looks so great as an extra-large throw pillow for my bed. I might just have to make another one!
Colorful Crochet & Crafts
Next on the hop was Marianne from MaRRose— Colorful Crochet & Crafts. Marianne also made the Ombre Circles Tote Bag, but with different colors and a slightly smaller weight of yarn. She even lined the bag! It looks great! You’ll have to hop on over to her blog to check out her version of this popular pattern.
Frank & Olive
BUT if you can only check out one stop along this blog hop, you can’t skip the project on Frank & Olive, from Ruby and Kim. They took that crochet wall hanging idea and ran with it! Check out their alteration of the crochet wall hanging. It’s a great example of taking a pattern and making it your own. You have to try this one! What alterations might you make?
My friend and Interweave Crochet contributor, Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence reviewed the book as well. Read Kathryn’s post to learn about the book’s tips for supersize crochet that resonated most with her.
And leave it to Twinkie Chan to not only go supersized, but go supercolored as well! Twinkie made the Cocoon Shrug in rainbow colors. The shrug is a rainbow, you guys! It’s so cool! Twinkie Chan is another example of a crocheter making a supersized project her own. It is so uniquely Twinkie, and so awesome.
Andrea from Woolly MAHOOSIVE is next on the hop. It is so great to spend some time on the Woolly MAHOOSIVE blog because their giant yarn is perfect for so many of the Supersize Crochet projects. Visit the blog to see Andrea’s Seat Pad made from the book, but stick around to see all the rest of the giant yarn awesomeness. Woolly MAHOOSIVE and Supersize Crochet are the dream team of giant crochet projects.
And the very last person to contribute to the hop is our very own web producer, Jenn! She is the superstar who facilitates getting all these newsletters and blogs delivered to you, our spectacular readers. Supersize Crochet is the book that finally made Jenn decide it was time to learn to crochet. These projects are perfect for beginners. Read about Jenn’s adventure in crochet on the Interweave Crochet blog.
Get your own copy of Supersize Crochet. We all love it, and you will too!
Happy supersize stitching!
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
Supersize Your Crochet!