Many of you have probably already heard about the Hygge trend as it has swiftly made its way to every nook and cranny of the web. If you haven’t, I’ll quickly try to sum it up for you… Though there are many ways to describe “Hygge”, it’s simply a short word to describe the Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Friends, family, cosiness, chunky throws, warm glowing fireplaces; The list goes on and on.
I am a big fan of Wool And The Gang as all their yarns and projects are absolutely breath-taking thanks to their lovely colour palettes and unique textures! When they released their “Hygge” collection a couple of months ago, I was over the moon when they reached out to me once again to see if I’d be interested in trying out one of their newest kits.
When my “Wild Thing Rug” kit came in the mail, I eagerly opened the box and couldn’t wait to get started! I’ve never crocheted with either their chunky wool or mixtape yarns before so there was an added element of excitement to finally be able to see, touch and work with them in person for the very first time.
I chose the “Ivory White” in the Crazy Sexy Wool and “Sahara Dust” in the Mixtape yarn, but there really was such a range of colours to mix and match. Crazy Sexy Wool has a very unique, plushy-like texture to it (making those loops extra fluffy), combined with the sturdier Mixtape yarn resulted in the perfect rug!
+ THE WILD THING RUG KIT CONTAINS
– 5 gigantic balls of WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool (100% Peruvian Wool, I’m sure that makes your crocheting fingers tingle in excitement just as much as mine!)
– 5 balls of WATG’s scrumptious and sturdy Mixtape Yarn (Made from upcycled t-shirt scraps; So you can crochet with a clear conscience)
– 10mm Rosewood Crochet Hook
– The detailed “Wild Thing Rug” crochet pattern (In the form of a cute little booklet)
– A large sewing needle – To sew in all those pesky ends!
I couldn’t wait to get started on my rug, as I’ve never attempted to crochet a rug as it’s always seemed a very daunting project. It was a welcome challenge! I had assumed it would take an eternity to crochet such a large project, but I was pleasantly surprised how quickly it worked up thanks to the combination of the chunkier hook and wool/yarn.
Often I’ve found when working on such bulky patterns in the past how quickly it can become cumbersome and feel unnatural to crochet… The same cannot be said about this lovely design! I was very pleased with how their wool and mixtape yarn stacked up against some of my usual favourites. The wool is as soft as a marshmallow, while the mixtape yarn’s stitch definition is wonderful!
Learning new crochet stitches and techniques has been an ongoing hobby of mine for a while now (don’t believe me, just check out my YouTube channel), which is probably why I was drawn to the Wild Thing Rug as I’ve never tried my hand at incorporating loops into a crocheted design before. This technique added such a fun element to the pattern, while the loops really added a beautiful boho vibe to the finished piece!
The Wild Thing Rug is such a statement piece with its luxurious and stunning texture! The moment the loose ends were weaved in, I excitedly found the perfect place for it in my home… I can see myself spending many an hour snuggling on this rug with a good book! I feel so accomplished that I finished this rug (despite battling off a bout of the flu) and learned some fun, new techniques along the way!
If you’ve never heard of Wool And The Gang, you’ve been missing out! Their website is overflowing with beautiful yarns and modern knitting and crochet pattern kits, with each project featuring a unique and creative twist!.. I also love the fact that they have something for everyone – from the most experienced crocheters to absolute beginners.
There really were so many great kits to choose from!.. Some of my other favourites included the Stuck On You Shawl and the Carrie On Tote… In saying that, I might just have to crochet the Copacabana Espadrilles next time!
If you have been wanting to try out one of Wool And The Gang’s kits or balls of yarn for some while, I have some exciting news for you… They’ve provided my readers with a special code “HOPEFULHONEY15” to get 15% off your order! (This discount is only valid till the 20th of May)
Not only is this scrumptious and sturdy yarn available in more than 10 different colours to pick and choose from, but since it is made from upcycled t-shirt scraps you can crochet with a clear conscience!.. Making this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some!
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Friday May 19th at 12:00am AEST.
Thank you to Wool And The Gang for sponsoring this giveaway!