Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Extreme Crochet!



Just when you think you have all of the crochet tools you need, something new and exciting comes along! I ordered this beautiful jumbo crochet hook from Jenkins Woodworking, and it is the most remarkable jumbo hook I have ever seen. I love that it was handmade by an Oregon woodworker and his wife. I purchased one of their hairpin lace looms last year and was so impressed, I didn't hesitate to place another order with them. There aren't a lot of places to buy jumbo hooks, and these are the best quality I have found.  I also love that they wrote a personal note on the invoice:


I ordered a 25mm (size U) hook to get started with. If I decide I like large scale crochet, I think I will order the 22mm (size T) and 28mm (size V) as well.

After I came across this inspiring blog post showing a giant granny square used as a chair covering, I fell in love with the idea of extreme crochet, and I knew I had to try it!


With the right yarn and doily pattern, a jumbo hook makes an incredible rug!


This gorgeous chair has been cross stitched, but I am thinking something similar and equally effective could be done with the surface crochet technique and a jumbo hook.

Now, I am off to find some ultra chunky yarn to play with!



11 comments:

  1. Awesome! I think I'll give it a go! :)

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  2. Looks fun! You are tempting me to get a super jumbo hook, too, now.

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  3. Next time we meet IRL we will have to have a Giant HOok off! Your Jenkins vs. my Craftwich "U" hook! ;)

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  4. I have a giant hook and I'm making a doily rug, but I love the stool covering!

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  5. Did you ever try this? How did it turn out?

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  6. Hi Lindsay, I haven't had time to try it, but as soon as I do, I will be posting about it!

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  7. Found any good lead on super chunky yarn?

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  8. Berroco has a few super chunky yarns that look promising: http://www.berroco.com/yarn-listing/5/all/all/all/all/all

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  9. ordered a 19mm and a 25mm cant wait to hook with them. just need to get me some yarn

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  10. where did you find the pattern for the rug i love the frilliness of it

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  11. Hi lkp, I saw this rug on Pinterest. Try the website that is in the lower right-hand corner of the photo.

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