Tuesday, 9 August 2011

WIP: Hoopla mat

I recently discovered Hoopla yarn and have had a bobbin for a while. Mr PC finally got round to making me a super size crochet hook and so this weekend I got working on a new bath mat for the bathroom. I know that's a bit random but I didn't know what else to do with it. As it is actually t-shirt material, I think it will make a good bath mat as it'll be washable.

I've used a whole bobbin here and the mat is only about half the size I want, so I might have a rethink and make it a circle instead. Or I might buy another bobbin but at £8.99 they're not exactly cheap. When I find my thinking cap, I'll pop it on and see what I come up with.

Look how big and chunky it is though! 

Back to the super hook made by Mr PC, how about this for a crochet hook!

Now, it may not look that big in this pic but when you compare it to a 3.5mm hook, you can see its mammoth proportions!

Measuring 15mm, it's fairly large and ideal for chunky crochet. It's surprisingly easy to work with at it's quite light. Thank you Mr PC!


  1. Wow haven't heard of the Hoopla stuff before - really want some now - it says on the website though that you can make a bath mat from 1 bobbin - obviously not the case!

    You're very lucky to have such a skillful crochet hook maker with you!

  2. It's pretty nifty stuff! I've found a tutorial showing how to chop up old t-shirts to effectively make the yarn so might try that. Also, Mr PC's crochet hooks are for sale in my Etsy shop!!


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