I received a free PDF version of Supersize Crochet for the benefit of this post, and will be giving away a PDF copy to one lucky reader too! Read on to find out more...
Firstly, let me tell you more about the book. As the name suggests, it's a book full of great crochet patterns using thick and chunky yarn - and you know what that means? The projects make up so quickly - just what I like! Here are some of the gorgeous projects you can make (image stolen from Sarah's blog)...
There are loads of fun projects, but one caught my eye straight away - the hanging pouch! So that is what I made...
It was perfect, as I had bought myself some t-shirt yarn last year. There had been just one tube/cone/ball (?!) left in Hobbycraft, and it was reduced to £2.50! I'd been wanting to try t-shirt yarn, so thought it was the ideal opportunity at that price, so I snapped it up.
However, I didn't know what to do with it, so it languished in my messy craft room until I saw the hanging pouch pattern in Sarah's book! It actually calls for a cotton cord and 7mm hook. However, I just knew it was the pattern my zingy lime green t-shirt yarn had been waiting for!
I used a 10mm hook to make this, and I did skip a round as I think I would have run out of yarn otherwise (seeing as I'd gone for a thicker yarn and hook than the pattern suggested, and actually have no idea how many grams or yards I had, as there was no indication on the label!). I left out round 6, and adjusted the following rounds accordingly, to keep the same proportions as the pattern.
I am so happy with this - I love it! It's so zingy and bright and such a great shape - perfect for holding balls of yarn in my craft room!
Thanks to Sarah for a great book full of inspiration and very clearly written patterns. It was so easy to follow!
Win a copy of the book!
Now would you like a PDF copy of Supersize Crochet too? Why wouldn't you?! Just leave a message on this post by the end of Saturday 20th May and I will announce the winner the next day!
Make sure you check out all the other people taking part in the blog hop:
Monday 1st May - Sarah taking over the Sew and So Instagram Account
Tuesday 2nd May - Sarah's guest post over at Sew and So
Wednesday 3rd May - Maria from Dinki Dots (me!)
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
Check out my other completed crochet items here.
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