Like a similar product I found, called Zpagetti, it turns out that HooplayarnÂ is a jumbo yarn made using offcuts from the textile industry – so it up-cycles something that would otherwise just be thrown out!
Being jumbo, it looks like it lets you create things really quickly. I saw a few patterns for knitted/crocheted handbags (which, to be honest, aren’t really my thing) and some patterns for bath mats and storage boxes. Since (usually!) hugely prefer creating homewares to clothing items, I’m certainly intrigued!
I love this Zpagetti pouffe from Memento Vivere The pattern is in Danish though, so I’ll have to put all of the hours I’ve spent watching Borgen and The Killing to use. Or, more likely, hope Google Translate can help me out!
Next on the to-do list is this amazing crocheted basket by Lauguina Suike. It’s another non-English pattern, but I’m sure it’ll work out fine…eventually…
Free-form Hooplayarn rug
The jumbo texture of these yarns makes it perfects for bathmats and rugs. As I mentioned above, thestitchsharer whipped up this lovely granny-style rug without a pattern! She gives you some guidance on how to make your own on her website (there’s loads of other great patterns on the site, so you might want to have a look around while you’re there!)
Featured image via Hooplayarn by Creative You