Crotchet wool advice

(14 Posts)
Fullofnachos Sat 02-Jul-16 16:39:09

Hello, I am just starting out with learning to crotchet, and am making a blanket using basic crotchet stitches using a thick wool and 10mm hook.

I have been to Hobbycraft and they only had a small selection of chunky wool, does anyone have any recommendations for other wool shops?

Akire Sat 02-Jul-16 16:40:53

I use wool wharehouse not got super chunky but lots of others. Very good service and fast

Akire Sat 02-Jul-16 16:41:26

*not tried super chunky myself rather!

Rainbowcolours1 Sat 02-Jul-16 16:42:10

Attic24 (google it!) is a really good crochet blog and has links to a wool shop.

tribpot Sat 02-Jul-16 16:44:18

A greater starter yarn is Stylecraft Chunky or if you want wool (i.e. not acrylic) yarn, maybe Drops Eskimo.

HeyMacWey Sat 02-Jul-16 16:45:49

Wool warehouse are good - do you have a local fabric/wool shop then you can get a feel of the wool?

It might be easier to learn on a smaller hook as large hooks can be a but unwieldy. Definitely give it a go - you'll be hooked before you know it grin it's so satisfying snuggling under a blanket you've made yourself.

Fullofnachos Sat 02-Jul-16 16:50:56

Ooh thank you for the quick response! I initially tried using a 4mm and tried granny squares, but really struggled and got so frustrated!! So I got thicker wool and hook and am finding it much easier, but I haven't tried the granny square again yet as I wanted to master the basics!

This is what I am working on as my first blanket

HeyMacWey Sat 02-Jul-16 16:52:27

Ooh lovely - perfect for this cold rainy summer!

Butterchunks Sat 02-Jul-16 17:29:57

Black sheep wools (in store and online) and deramores (online) are very good. If you know what wool you want it's always worth trying eBay too.

SoupDragon Sat 02-Jul-16 19:25:35

I wouldn't use Drops Eskimo unless making something to felt.

SoupDragon Sat 02-Jul-16 19:29:09

I can't really think of anything I've used a 10mm hook for. Stylecraft Chunky is good as someone else said. Drops Big Merino is good too, but more expensive as its wool.

MrsPnut Sat 02-Jul-16 19:33:17

Wool warehouse is brilliant and that is the place that Attic 24 links to. Delivery is quick and there is always a 10% code around that covers postage.
I use Lily Sugar and Cream to crochet in most of the time because I like the cottons and this is the least likely to split. Lots of my friends like style craft DK but I can't bear the feel of acrylic.
The range has a good selection of acrylic wool and also Boyes if you have one anywhere near has a brilliant range of wool and hooks.
The best granny square pattern I have found is www.littletinbird.co.uk/free-crochet-tutorials/basic-granny-square-pattern/

ConfuciousSayWhat Sun 03-Jul-16 23:30:23

Another one recommending wool warehouse after being told about it on here.

If you follow the crochet crowd or yarnspirations on Facebook you'll get some great ideas. But avoid like the plague Bernat blanket super chunky, it's full if knots and really horrible to crochet with

rememberthetime Sun 03-Jul-16 23:38:29

Wool warehouse also send your wool in a lovely drawstring bag. I love that. When you move on to smaller hooks try mercerised cotton. You can see each stitch really clearly. Tiger Tiger also v do some good chunky wool and Teeshirt yarn.

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