Two day´s ago, inspired by pictures of hand carved crochet hooks on the internet, I got this great idea: why not make my own oversize crochet hook? I was so very excited about this idea, that I went straight out on my balcony at 10 o´clock in the evening (it´s still quite bright in the night at that time in Iceland at the moment) with: a branch of a pine tree (smells like christmas :-), my cute little saw, my wonderful carving knife and some sandpaper and started working on my giant.
My mission was a success - after a while, I actually had a well working, oversize crochet hook and I still can´t believe I did it. Of course I had to test it out immediately... I used 6 strands of plötulopi & 2 strands of einband and made a classic granny. At first I had to figure out how to use this huge thing but after that it was a piece of cake and so much fun!
Now I can´t wait to try out some other, more complicated granny´s and see how they turn out!
My giant hook is about 20cm long and has a diameter of 2,5-3 cm
just to show you the difference:
It still smells like christmas...
Huge granny (27x27 cm) and a normal granny (12x12cm)
So squishy, soft and cosy...