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New Toy – Giant Crochet Hook

Nicole Make it. Fix it. Do it Yourself.

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.

Giant Crochet Hook and Super Bulky Yarn. www.onebymeforyou.com

I decided my first attempt at extreme crochet would be a scarf which would be great for the 3 out of 4 seasons 🙂

The results?

 


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:

You’ll need:

  • 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.

Tips:

  1. If you want a super chunky scarf keep repeating R2 to make a longer piece.
  2. 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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Nicole

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Nicole Kerrigan is a fibre artist and environmentalist who’s on a mission to keep bad stuff out the ground. Through her one-of-a-kind creations, blog posts and workshops she’s here to shake up the way you treat, buy and love your stuff. And when she’s not making art out of trash you can find her exploring natural spaces and exotic places. Making friends with local wildlife. Occasionally rotting her brain on animated sitcoms like South Park :-) Or lighting it up on documentaries like Planet Earth Meet Nicole and get ready to save the planet one stitch at a time at onebymeforyou.com