Finally, something for the crocheters among us!
Supersize Crochet - 20 Quick Crochet Projects Using Super Chunky Yarn by Sarah Shrimpton is right on trend with fast, chunky projects made from mega-sized yarn. With instructions on how to make your own T-shirt yarn right at the beginning, this book instantly sparked my interest. And it’s not just blankets – you can use ultra thick yarn to make anything from slippers to cowls, wall hangings to placemats… and Shrimpton tells you how.
Here are some of my favorite projects from the book:
I sincerely feel like my home needs one of these pouches in every room. Crocheted out of strong, thick cord, this pouch is super functional and wonderfully modern. I would love to see this made out of thick twine for a more natural look, or you could even use Halcyon Deco Rug Wool Yarn or Halcyon Geo Rug Wool Yarn for a pouch that can take some wear and tear.
Baskets! With instructions for three different sizes, this project also marries form and function. For something like this, your yarn options are truly endless. Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool would give you a sturdy, woolly basket, while rag yarn (like T-shirt yarn) would lend a nice bohemian look to the basket. Upcycle those T-shirts when you clean out your closet!
This simple little pillow has the loveliest little star pattern extending from its center. This piece was crocheted from roving, like Fine White Merino Wool Top Fiber, or Ashford NZ Wool Fiber to Spin and Felt for a little color. That means the whole pillow is only 8 rounds, start to finish.
The color possibilities with this project make me itch to crochet it myself. It would be super sturdy out of Halcyon Yarn Rug Wool, which has no shortage of colors to choose from.
These are just a few of the cool patterns you can find in [item=77304000, book]. Once you get started, it’s tough to stop the creativity – especially when your project can be completed so quickly. We have a handful of chunky yarns here that would be perfect for the projects in this book (we can’t forget Malabrigo Rasta Yarn, after all). Or you could even hold a bunch of skinnier yarns together for a multicolor effect! Whatever your approach, you’ll be outfitting your home with modern, beautiful crocheted items in no time.
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