Colorful Crochet & Crafts

“Supersize Crochet” Blog Hop

It is hard to believe it has only been two years since the lovely&talented
Sarah’s (Annaboo’s House-blog) first book came out (“Beginner’s Guide to Crochet”).
This was kicked off with a fun blog hop, and I loved being part of it (you can read that blog post here).
In the meantime her second book (“Extreme Crochet”) was released later that same year, and this month we’re celebrating the launch of what’s already her third book, yay!
And even more “yay”, because there’s another blog hop taking place due to the latest book’s release, “Supersize Crochet”, and the “yay-est” of it all: I’m part of it again ;).

I’ve loved Sarah’s work from the moment I found her IG-account, which must have been right after I joined IG (early 2013).
I salute her craftsmanship, and the fact that there are no boundaries to what she designs: blankets, baskets, shawls, flowers, cushions, amigurumi, you just name it – she does it, and she does it very well.

I don’t know whether you remember, but I’ve made her Astrid doll twice before (more here, and here), and it’s one of my favorite doll patterns to date……

When I come to think of it: I like it that Sarah explores all possibilities that we crocheters have. She has no problem designing whatever she puts her mind to – no matter the crochet technique. This time around it is all about projects made with a big fat hook and super chunky yarn, how fun is that!

She can be very proud of herself, because she has made a great book once more! It has a wonderful variety of projects, and I love the overall crisp look of the book.

It wasn’t exactly easy to pick just one project, but (like most women): I love bags, and so went for the “Ombre Circles Tote Bag”. I used my beloved DMC Natura XL for my version (chunky, but not super chunky), lined it with a cute fabric I got here, and so like how it turned out!
As soon as I can lay my hands on the super chunky yarn needed for the pet bed, that will be the next project I’m going to make from Sarah’s book, it’s so cool!
One of the best characteristics of bulky yarn might be the project being finished very quickly, which can be quite nice for a change, don’t you agree?

I’ve saved what’s maybe the very best for last……. You see, I’m allowed to give away 1 pdf-copy of Sarah’s book! Just let me know in the comments whether you’d like to enter for a chance to win this super-cool book. I’ll draw a winner Sunday, May 14th, 2017, 8:00 pm my time (GMT+1), and notify him/her soon thereafter. Good luck to all of you!
Make sure to check out all participants in this delightful blog hop; up next: Frank & Olive
(May 14th): enjoy!

Marianne xx

Edit: a winner has been drawn and notified – thank you all for participating!

39 thoughts on ““Supersize Crochet” Blog Hop”

  • Oh, Marianne! Thank you so much for taking part again and for writing such a wonderful review – ‘m so pleased you like the new book!
    I love the colours you’ve chosen for your bag and the yarn choice works perfectly, too.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Sarah xxxx

    • Absolutely my pleasure, sweetheart! Thank you – I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Love, Marianne xx

    • That sounds like a great idea, using your t shirt yarn! Have put your name on the list! Marianne xx

  • Ik ben dol op Sarah’ s ontwerpen en ik ben gek op Chunky garen dus yes ik doe graag mee! Ben ook heel benieuwd naar jouw eigen boek. Ik kijk er naar uit je ‘live’ te ontmoeten op je boekfeestje 27 mei a.s. bij Echtstudio…

    • Dat klinkt inderdaad als een super combi! Je staat op de lijst (vingers kruisen maar….). Oh, wat ontzettend leuk om te horen: ik kijk er ook naar uit Jose: tot de 27ste! Marianne xx

    • Ha Jose!

      Gefeliciteerd! De “random number generator” heeft jou zojuist aangewezen als de winnaar van deze giveaway! Als je mij je email-adres wilt sturen (, dan mail ik je jouw prijs zsm! Marianne xx

  • I would love to win this book have two balls of t-shirt yarn that I bought that I’m at a loss what to do with it this would be perfect. Love the bag that you made from the book and think it’s beautiful that you lined it as well 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Susan – I loved making this bag, and am so pleased with how it turned out. Your yarn sounds like the perfect match for this book indeed! Have put your name on the list! Marianne xx

  • I love your bag, great colors, and would love to win a PDF copy of the book ????????

    • Thank you so much, Dawn! Super, I’ve put your name on the list! Smiles & heart eyes coming your way too ;-)! Marianne xx

    • Super! I’ve put your name on the list! Keeping our fingers crossed, right? Marianne xx

    • Dankjewel, Jeanette! Ja, fijne giveaway, hè, vind ik ook! Ik houd ook voor jou m’n vingers gekruist, hoor! Marianne xx

  • Love the bag . I’m just getting into crochet and my friend is too. Would love to win this book . Sounds like there’s some great projects

    • Thank you, Wendy! Oh, that does sound like the perfect match for you and your friend! Have put your name on the list, dear! Marianne xx

  • Dit boek staat op mijn wishlist! Echt een boek voor mij. Doe dus graag mee met deze gave give away! ???? groetjes, Dorien @despruitenvandora

  • Superleuke give-away! Je tas vind ik geweldig leuk! Ik zou heel graag het boek willen winnen, ik ben erg nieuwsgierig! Nu duimen maar! Groet, Barbara

    • Dankjewel, Barbara! Je naam staat op de lijst, hoor – ik duim voor je! Marianne xx

    • Super! Not too late at all – have added your name to the list, Lily! Keeping my fingers crossed…. Marianne xx

  • Doe graag mee want je kan tenslotte niet genoeg haakboeken hebben, laten we eerlijk zijn ???? Kijk ook enorm uit naar jou boek ????

    • Je hebt he-le-maal gelijk: “genoeg haakboeken”?? Dacht het niet, haha! Je staat op de lijst, hoor! Oh, dat is erg leuk om te horen! Kom je naar één van de feestjes? Helemaal leuk!! Marianne xx

    • I’ve added your name to the list, Brady – thanks for joining in!
      Marianne xx

    • Thank you so much, Kerry! I’ve added your name to the list! Marianne xx

  • I would love to win – I love working with tshirt yarn and would love to be inspired by this book if I’m not too late …

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