Giant crochet hooks and knitting needles have become the new craze in the last few years. And yes I’m a bit late to the party! But I guess it’s better late than never 🙂
With all the hype of big knitting and crochet I figured I should see what all the fuss is about. So as new leaves start to form on all the bare branches and pretty little pink blossoms emerge. I thought it would be a good time to explore a new crochet technique.
What is extreme crochet?
Well it’s normal crochet but with giant tools. Think thick, chunky crochet hooks and super-sized yarn.
Finding my Tools:
The first task was trying to find new tools. I searched for weeks trying to find secondhand giant crochet hooks and in the end I failed misserably!
So I went with the next best thing – support a small business. I went online and found a shop on Etsy called Brilliant Knitting. I decided to give them try as they’ve been around since 2008, their pricing was reasonable. And their reviews where pretty good.
I decided not to buy super-sized yarn and used 3 balls of super bulky yarn I had in my stash.
I decided my first attempt at extreme crochet would be a scarf which would be great for the 3 out of 4 seasons 🙂
Well lets just say it was rather satisfying. With the chunky yarn and big hook your project works up super fast! Although the bigger hook did take a bit of getting used to to start.
If you’d like to make this scarf yourself here’s the pattern:
- 25mm Hook
- 3 Colours of super bulky yarn (about 85m of each)
Holding all 3 strands together make a slip knot.
Pattern written in abbreviated American English Crochet Terminology.
R1: Ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 10st, ch 1 trn (11st)
R2: Sc in next 11st, ch 1 trn (11st)
Rep R2 until piece measures 120cm from beginning to end.
(Don’t bind off)
Finishing: Fold piece in half, sl st the two open ends together.
Weave in ends.
- If you want a super chunky scarf keep repeating R2 to make a longer piece.
- Use a smaller hook to help weave in ends. ????????????
If you make this scarf I’d love to see it tag me on Instagram @onebymeforyou #onebymeforyou Happy making!
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