I’m so excited to be able to share this review with you , “The Mama Knows Luxury Big Stitch Yarn – Extreme Crochet Rug by All About Ami”. What I’m going to share with you today is my first experience crocheting with a giant crochet hook & just as thick yarn.
To be perfectly clear with you, I received this kit from Mama Knows Luxury for the purpose of writing this blog post. But I wouldn’t have accepted if I hadn’t been eagerly following her along & admired her work already. Well, & my experience was even better than I expected!
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Let’s dive into what you can expect from this crochet kit for the Extreme Crochet Rug using Mama Knows Luxury’s – Big Stitch Yarn!
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MAMA KNOWS LUXURY:
Mama Knows Luxury is run by Sarah who describes herself as an avid crafter, coffee lover, designer & a mama who knows!
My first impression & where I learned to know about Mama Knows Luxury was through others I already followed on Instagram. The step to start following her wasn’t a hard decision. Her huge yarn was eye-catching & I was in LOVE!
What I’ve learned about Mama Knows Luxury since then is her mission to support the maker & bring extreme yarn to the masses. Which was exactly the reason I learned about Mama Knows Luxury in the first place. She offers kits using her yarns from designers such as All About Ami, DeBrosse, La Reserve Design, 144 Stitches, Peony and Thyme, just to mention a few.
In her Etsy shop you can find Extreme Bulky Yarn, Giant Crochet Hooks & Knitting Needles, as well as other yarns & tools. She offers kits using her yarns featuring the designers I mentioned above.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE MAMA KNOWS LUXURY – BIG STITCH YARN – CROCHET KIT – FOR THE EXTREME CROCHET RUG:
Description from Mama Knows Luxury:
Included upon purchase:
2 lb Ethically Sourced Unspun Merino Big Stitch Yarn
• Printed PDF Pattern
• Giant Crochet Hook
• Felting kit
• Mystery Button (a large gorgeous Button of our choosing!)
• Printed Yarn Info Sheet and Finished Item Care Instructions
- Extreme Yarn – 100% Pure Merino Top, Ethically Sourced from family collective farm groups. The most luxurious version of Extreme Yarn, this wool is delicate and meant to be treated as the investment that it is.
82 amazing colors, if I counted correctly!
WHO IS THE EXTREME RUG CROCHET KIT & THE BIG STITCH YARN FOR & WHEN TO USE IT:
The Extreme Crochet rug is truly a great crochet pattern design that I would say is for everyone that loves to crochet. It’s definitely a fun & new way to crochet, as the yarn is very thick & the crochet hook is huge (40 mm).
What I mean by that is that if you love to crochet, you should definitely try extreme crochet with the Big Stitch Yarn one day. The best thing about it is the fact that Mama Knows Luxury offers many kits for this yarn & the 40 mm hook. So you don’t have to sit there confused without a pattern & then try to figure out what to make.
Most of the designs is in the interior category, & with the huge amount of yarn colors (82 if I got the correct number), you’ll definitely be able to make something that would work great in your living space. The extra bonus is the fact that the yarn is super warm & anything you’d make would be great for cold days.
MY EXPERIENCE USING THE BIG STITCH YARN & MAKING THE EXTREME RUG CROCHET KIT BY MAMA KNOWS LUXURY:
I just recently got the chance to make the All About Ami – Extreme Crochet Rug & I fell in love with this yarn & crochet pattern fast. Click to video to see a 1 minute summary of my experience:
Crocheting the with the Big Stitch Yarn & using the Extreme Rug Crochet Kit:
Before I even started making the Extreme Rug Crochet Kit, I decided to make sure I did get some good photos & video from making it. If you’d seen “behind the scenes” you would see my boyfriend stressing around taking all kinds of photos & videos. But it turned out great.
As I started crocheting, I had to spend some time to familiarize myself with the pattern, because it wasn’t written the same way as I’m used to. But once I understood the style, it was super easy to understand.
Then I had to split the yarn into two skeins, as you can see in the pictures & video. It wasn’t hard, neither did it take much time. It was just about getting it done.
After that I was finally ready to start crocheting. The yarn was a joy to work with & the softness was a delight. It’s truly a high quality yarn with amazing natural fibers.
Then there was just a matter of 1.5 hours before a few stitches turned into the All About Ami – Extreme Crochet Rug. If I’m quick or slow, I’m not sure, however I enjoyed every minute of it.
My favorite part is the fact that crocheting with that huge yarn was a new experience & I’ve never used a crochet hook size 40 mm before. Naturally it actually works up really fast, which keeps you excited to keep going. There’s no time wasted literally.
When I finished up the crochet rug, I wasn’t able to finish the last round of the crochet rug. I guess I was crocheting looser than intended. Because of that I haven’t placed my crochet rug in my living-room yet, because I will edit the final result to look 100 % pretty.
WHERE TO GRAB THE BIG STITCH YARN & THE ALL ABOUT AMI EXTREME CROCHET RUG BY MAMA KNOWS LUXURY:
So where can you grab this amazing Extreme Crochet Rug Kit?
It’s available at Mama Knows Luxurys Etsy Shop together with all the other crochet kits, tools & yarns she offers!
When buying the kit you’ll have to make only one choices:
The kit itself costs about $105 US, & then you’ll have to add shipping.
Mama Knows Luxury offers shipping to the US & Canada.
SUMMARY – PROS & CONS FOR THE BIG STITCH YARN, THE EXTREME CROCHET RUG & MAMA KNOWS LUXURY
Listing up my pros & cons in this summary for The Big Stitch Yarn, The Extreme Crochet Rug & Mama Knows Luxury: read “+” for positives “-” for negatives.
+ Mama Knows Luxury offers great opportunities that supports all makers.
+ The Big Stitch Yarn was a new experience all makers, knitters & crocheters should experience.
+ The Kit included high quality yarn, the crochet pattern & a 40 mm hook, just as needed.
+ The crochet pattern in the kit was easy to follow.
+ Mama Knows Luxury offers many kits that can be used with her Big Stitch Yarns.
– The crochet is a little expensive, however the quality & design is worth every penny.
– The fact that I missed just a little yarn to finish my project was a negative, but I might have crocheted too loose.
– I would have loved if the shipping was worldwide, but I also understand why that can be a challenge.
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