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So you’ve read the review, it’s getting cold around here, and you’ll want to start crocheting some chunky sweaters for your Fall and Winter wardrobe.  You’ll need this book for some of those patterns.  This Giveaway is for you!

To enter, you just need to tell us what bulky or chunky yarn is your favorite and post a link to a picture of it in the Comments Section below.  It needs to be something that’s currently available in stores or widely available on the internet – so something still being produced by the yarn company.  Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all valid entries.

*One entry per person

*Include your zip code for identification purposes

*Giveaway runs from today through Midnight (CDT) September 30, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all the neat yarns you show us!


By jd wolfe

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99 Comments so far

  1. Belinda on September 22, 2012 9:53 pm
  2. Jennifer Streff on September 22, 2012 10:06 pm

    Ivy Brambles Superwash Chunky Yarn #120 Petunias

  3. Rosemary D on September 22, 2012 10:07 pm
  4. Rosemary D on September 22, 2012 10:07 pm

    zipcode 94952, oops!

  5. nicole on September 23, 2012 12:32 am

    love the vintage feel of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan, and the gorgeous Lavender color- perfect for Fall!



  6. kesha on September 23, 2012 12:33 am
  7. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild on September 23, 2012 1:08 am
  8. Rhonda McDermitt on September 23, 2012 1:44 am

    I love lion brands home spun http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/homespuntq.html

    My zip code is 48463

  9. Terri on September 23, 2012 2:41 am

    I am addicted to Malabrigo Rasta – I love the feel of it, and the colors are amazing!


  10. Terri on September 23, 2012 2:45 am

    I am addicted to Malabrigo Rasta – I love the feel of it, and the colors are amazing! Let’s see if I can get the link right…


  11. Carolyn Kotlas on September 23, 2012 2:48 am

    I like Lopi Lite…bulky, but not too bulky. And it felts up wonderfully.

  12. Crystal Arcandca on September 23, 2012 3:15 am

    I’m a sucker for Hometown USA! http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/hometownUSA.html

  13. Crystal Arcandca on September 23, 2012 3:16 am

    I was so excited I forgot to include my zip code: 75773.

  14. brownie on September 23, 2012 4:03 am

    I love Pingoiun Double for its versatility and softness, but I think Lion Brand chunky has great color combos and you can’t beat that when making smaller pieces in order to give it some pazzaz !

  15. Jeanne Steinhilber on September 23, 2012 4:49 am

    I don’t use bulky yarn too often so can’t really say that I have a favorite, but last year I made more than dozen cowls for gifts using a bulky alpaca mix that I found at Hobby Lobby and really enjoyed it.

    When I saw this book online a few days ago, I thought about picking it up. I read the review of the book, but it is a pretty short review. It didn’t really help me to decide whether to get this one or not.

  16. Pat morris on September 23, 2012 5:32 am

    I like Lion brand Wool Ease thick and quick, use it all of the time ,and it’s readily available in my local stores. Htt://www.lionbrandyarn.com .

  17. Roseanna on September 23, 2012 5:52 am

    I like any bulky alpaca for its bouncy, soft feel! Probably in a warm earth color or red!

  18. Sue SG on September 23, 2012 5:57 am

    I love love love Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca. It is so much fun to feel in my hands as I knit with it. I could use only this yarn for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.


  19. Cindy G. on September 23, 2012 6:09 am

    I used to LOVE Lion Brand’s BIG yarn, but it’s been discontinued, sadly. I came across some bright colors at a discount/close-out store, and hoarded it for quite some time. I finally found the perfect project (giant versions of an amigurumi pattern), so I’ll be saying goodbye to it.

    As a replacement, I’ve been using 2 other Lion Brand yarns (although they are not quite as bulky as the BIG yarn). Both are available online and in my local craft stores:

    Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

    Jiffy Thick & Quick

    My zip code: 01602
    E-mail: msgould_ams (at) hotmail (dot) com

  20. Corrine Brzys on September 23, 2012 6:15 am

    I love Imperial Bulky 2-strand Pencil Roving–fast to knit and yet light, light, light.

    and my ZIP is: 06082

    Thanks! :)

  21. Denise Malbrough on September 23, 2012 7:32 am

    Love this Lion Brand Tweed Stripes! It is easy to crochet and feels great!


    Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Sonya Addington on September 23, 2012 7:35 am

    47601 Chunky yarn are very lush when crocheted in a open weave stitch. The projects are done quickly and I love that so I can crochet another project!

  23. Ruth on September 23, 2012 7:36 am

    I love Rico Organic wools, so easy to work with and organis too!
    My current project is a jumper with this wool. Autumn is here with a bite in Ireland!


  24. Ruth on September 23, 2012 7:37 am

    I love Rico Organic wools, so easy to work with and organic too!
    My current project is a jumper with this wool. Autumn is here with a bite in Ireland!


  25. Julie Desjardins on September 23, 2012 7:38 am

    I really really like Bernat Alpaca. Category 5, awesome deep colours and easily found in Canada.

    Zip : J7R 6E5

  26. Pat E on September 23, 2012 7:40 am

    Premier Serenity Chunky is wonderful to work with and holds up well in the wash.

  27. Miriam Stewart on September 23, 2012 7:43 am

    I like Lion Brand – easy to find and affordable.

  28. Amy on September 23, 2012 8:25 am
  29. Cathy on September 23, 2012 8:37 am

    My current fave is James C. Brett Marble Chunky. The “official” site seems to be password- protected, so here’s an online shop that has lots of the colors. http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-kertzer/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-kertzer-marble-chunky/?gclid=CLyDr6SDzLICFQmmPAodyCMAuQ

    zip 63111

  30. Brenda Gibson on September 23, 2012 9:03 am

    I like Bernat Softee Chunky yarn best, so soft.

  31. Erica on September 23, 2012 9:20 am

    My absolute favorite bulky yarn is Lion Brand’s Hometown USA. It is widely available (I get mine at Michaels), super soft, not too expensive, and comes in a wide array of colors.


  32. Julie on September 23, 2012 9:26 am
  33. Rose on September 23, 2012 9:30 am

    I really love the softness of Charisma yarn. It is lovely to knit with and very inexpensive to boot. http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Charisma%E2%84%A2-Yarn/nw0470,default,pd.html

  34. Aprile M. on September 23, 2012 10:42 am

    Zip Code: 76179

    My favorite chunky yarn is Caron Simply Soft Chunky in Ocean. http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_sschunky.html

  35. marcia douglas on September 23, 2012 11:01 am

    The Lion Brand Homespun is my VErY favorite bulky yarn. It is so soft and warm. I have made afghans for all of my grandkids using this yarn and they all love it.


  36. Teresa from Florence, Alabama on September 23, 2012 11:12 am

    I like the colors in the Lion Brand Tweed Stripes. My zip code is 35633.


  37. Carol on September 23, 2012 11:23 am


    Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Heathers..any color

    I’d love this book


  38. lynaeve on September 23, 2012 11:35 am
  39. Anne on September 23, 2012 11:53 am

    While I could still spin on my Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel-before my left leg started to develop paralysis, I would have said that My Own Homespun Chunky Yarns were the ones that I preferred over any other…
    But, as I cannot spin right now-if my wheel sells, I’ll get an electric spinning wheel-no treadling…lol.
    I was asked to Crochet a nice soft throw for my Arnold Chiari Malformation Support Group’s annual Charity Walk for Wishes and Rainbows-which is a charity that helps children with Chiari malformations-The throw that I made was for an auction and I’m pleased to say they made over $85 on it as the yarn cost just under that to make it. :)
    My favorite Chunky yarn is the Lion Brand Hometown USA Yarns. It’s a very soft thick acrylic yarn and easy to wash and dry on low.
    This yarn is soft enough to think that it is an Alpaca/Wool Blend, yet has a lovely drape and hand as you crochet with it or I’m sure knit with it. It has Great Color Choices and Is a fast work up due to it’s thickness.
    I actually was getting too warm making the throw as it was over my legs and it was hot out two weeks ago.
    Here’s the site: http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/hometownUSA.html
    As it had to be okay for Anyone’s decor, I chose to make the throw in Houston Cream and Cheyenne Wild Iris as my highligted rows. It turned out beautifully and I made it up as I went along, using no pattern. But-this time I got pictures of what I made and wrote down all the stitches, so maybe I’ll publish it. :)
    PS-I don’t expect to win, but it’s fun entering. I’ve never won anything except friendship from others in my whole entire life. Blessings and good luck to everyone who enters!

  40. Paula on September 23, 2012 12:02 pm

    I like this Martha Stewert Lofty wool – snowdrift and siamese cat (aka grey).


  41. Kristy M on September 23, 2012 12:03 pm

    I’ve used Lion Brand’s Homespun a number of times. It works up so quickly and is so soft and cuddly!!



  42. Paula on September 23, 2012 12:04 pm

    I like this Martha Stewart Lofty wool – snowdrift and siamese cat (aka grey).



  43. Jamie V on September 23, 2012 12:14 pm

    I love Classic Elite Chalet
    Undyed, and all colors remind me of cream or chocolate! Alpaca and Bamboo viscose, so soft and drapey. My favorite colors are Sand, Chestnut, Steel and Parchment.

  44. Karey on September 23, 2012 12:16 pm

    I really like the Lion Brand FunFur! It can make some interesting projects! Zip: 71112 http://cache.lionbrand.com/patternDemo/swatchDisplay.html?s=320-208

  45. Wendy on September 23, 2012 12:32 pm

    I tend to gravitate toward all of the Bernat yarns. I used to purchase their felting yarn and loved it the newer one I like of theirs is the super soft and chunky, http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=softeechunkynew&SPP=999


  46. barbara n on September 23, 2012 12:58 pm

    My favorite chunky yarn is Wool-Ease Chunky Yarn 33946

  47. Kathrynn on September 23, 2012 1:17 pm

    My favorite is Bernat Bamboo Chunky Yarn. I’m making my granddaughter a sweater in Lotus

  48. Mary Kissel on September 23, 2012 1:40 pm

    My favorite chunky has to be Homespun made by Lion Brand yarns. It is so yummy. The on site description says it perfectly…”Article # 790
    Soft, silky and beautiful! A uniquely textured yarn that works up quickly and easily. From shawls to sweaters to throws, this yarn can’t be beat for softness and sheer touch-ability. With solids, heathers, and beautiful self-striping “painterly” colors, Homespun comes in gorgeous shades you’ll love.

    Please note that some colors have long, slow color variations that cause them to subtly stripe. This is deliberate and adds to the beauty of the finished garment; such yarns are designated as our ‘painterly’ colors.”

  49. Mary Kissel on September 23, 2012 1:42 pm

    http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/homespun.htm ooops…I forgot my yarn link…sorry!!

  50. sandra k on September 23, 2012 1:48 pm

    i like both the lion brand and red heart soft chunky yarns. they feel so soft and warm when wearing them.

  51. Sharon Hanley on September 23, 2012 2:29 pm

    05676 (soon to be 34771 in a couple weeks)

    I haven’t used much bulky by I used some of Caron’s Dazzleaire and love the feel of it.

  52. Carmen on September 23, 2012 3:32 pm

    I like Bernat Alpaca (chunky) http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=alpaca 54630

  53. Jennifer on September 23, 2012 4:32 pm

    I like Blue Sky Alpacas Blue Sky Chunky — I love the single-ply and the schproing-y hand of this yarn!

  54. Brian on September 23, 2012 5:50 pm

    I love the Lion Brand Chenille. It’s a little expensive if the project is large, but is is sooo soft! My wife loves it, too!


    zip: 17408

  55. Denise Koster on September 23, 2012 6:27 pm

    Lamb’s Pride Bulky. Hands down–I love it!

  56. Lisa W on September 23, 2012 6:34 pm

    Love the Lion Brand Hometown USA!!! http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/hometownUSA.html

  57. Amy on September 23, 2012 7:09 pm

    SMC Select Highland Alpaca is great! I made a lovely quick chunky scarf.


    zip 18350

  58. sandra smith on September 23, 2012 7:43 pm

    wendys pampas mega chunky
    zip code 48749

  59. Sheila on September 23, 2012 8:07 pm

    My favorite bulky yarn is Cascade Eco +

  60. Kristi on September 23, 2012 8:24 pm

    I like the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, it makes a lightning fast and warm cowl!

  61. Kristi on September 23, 2012 8:25 pm

    Oops! 35805

  62. MelodyJ on September 23, 2012 8:38 pm

    My favorite bulky yarn is http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/tweedstripes.html


  63. Darlene Demell on September 23, 2012 9:33 pm

    I love all kinds of yarn but I use a lot of this one. Red Heart

    Zip… K8A 3W3
    Thanks so much.

  64. Shelly on September 24, 2012 1:19 am

    Good ol’ Knit Picks Cadena. It’s soft and affordable. Hooray! http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Cadena_Yarn__D5420129.html 55122

  65. Linda Rumsey on September 24, 2012 3:17 am

    My favourite chunky yarn is Rowan Big Wool, so soft and great stitch definition.

  66. Angela on September 24, 2012 7:01 am

    Loops & Threads Charisma at Michael’s, I normally don’t like pinks but i love their Pink Cupcake-y color: http://www.michaels.com/Loops-Threads%E2%84%A2-Charisma%E2%84%A2-Yarn/nw0470,default,pd.html?start=59&cgid=products-yarnandneedlecrafts-loopsandthreads

    Zip: 98506

  67. Natasha J on September 24, 2012 7:53 am

    its a tie. i like lion brand hometown usa because it comes in bright fun colors. but i love the homespun(same brand) because its so soft and fuzzy

  68. CrochetConnie on September 24, 2012 10:06 am

    Lion Brand Yarn’s Tweed Stripes: http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/tweedstripes.html

  69. Kristi B on September 24, 2012 10:53 am
  70. Donnely Barber on September 24, 2012 12:19 pm


    love the feel, this one is my favorite for store bought, love to spin my own when possible. thanks for a great give-away!

  71. jenlyjen on September 24, 2012 12:59 pm

    lion wool ease 03820 thx!

  72. Red Carousel Lion on September 24, 2012 2:17 pm

    Brown Sheep Company – lamb’s pride

  73. Wendy on September 24, 2012 3:36 pm
  74. Wendy on September 24, 2012 3:42 pm

    sorry – hit enter too soon before.
    Love hometown’s colors and price.

  75. smfsprout on September 24, 2012 6:31 pm

    I am currently in love with Bernat Baby Blanket. It is super bulky but so soft that everyone just loves to touch it and it works up very quickly into a nice blanket.


  76. Debra on September 24, 2012 11:20 pm

    I love the Lion Brand Homespun!

  77. Sabeeta on September 25, 2012 1:26 am

    I love the Honololu pink one. It is so cheerful, exactly what everyone needs in the rough winter. :)

  78. Evelyn on September 25, 2012 9:31 am

    Plymouth Baby Alpaca Tweed Yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool


  79. Stephanie Kelly on September 25, 2012 10:59 am

    Love the feel of this yarn and the color; they both have a soft look and touch!!!


  80. Dinonut on September 25, 2012 12:33 pm

    Catskill Merino chunky yarn. 85302

  81. Jolene Lew on September 25, 2012 5:19 pm

    I love this lion brands home spun !

  82. Carolyn on September 25, 2012 11:28 pm

    I really love the lovely bulky Alpaca yarn.

  83. Amy L on September 26, 2012 11:54 am

    Lion brand Homespun Thick & Quick (color: Mixed Berries) is my favorite chunky yarn. Link:

  84. Amy L on September 26, 2012 11:56 am

    Lion brand Homespun Thick & Quick (color: Mixed Berries) is my favorite chunky yarn. Link:

    Sorry – forgot to put my zip in my last comment: 43229

  85. Erin Grogan on September 26, 2012 3:11 pm

    Red Heart Super Saver! It’s a classic and works well with so many patterns!


  86. Mary D on September 26, 2012 10:34 pm

    I like Lion Brand’s Fun Fur. http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/funFur.htm

    I just made my niece a scarf/boa in Tropical and she loves it. It can be a little tricky to keep track of count with it be the end result is so silky and pretty.

    Zip: 50401

  87. tammy algiere on September 27, 2012 4:20 am

    I love this new yarn from red heart. Its called boutique changes. It comes in the most beautiful colors with wonderful variations in both color and texture. I havent found a pattern to use this on yet but im looking..lol My zip code is 06379 Heres the link http://www.shopredheart.com/default.aspx?PageID=62&CategoryID=36&ProductID=3852&RootCatCode=01000..

  88. Gil Crews on September 27, 2012 7:07 am


    I am in love with Martha Stewarts Mambo Flamingo. It is awesome to weave with.


  89. Deb on September 27, 2012 7:34 am

    I mostly work with WW yarn for charity hats and scarves and lately it seems there has been a baby boom, so using alot of the thinner yarns for layettes and afghans. However when I do run across a pattern that requires a bulky yarn, I chose hometown because my local JoAnn’s has a wonderful selection of colors.


  90. Vanessa on September 27, 2012 11:28 am

    A good multi-use is Red Heart Comfort Chunky. You can find it here:



  91. Rebecca Jones on September 27, 2012 12:51 pm
  92. Melissa Manuel on September 27, 2012 3:27 pm

    i like Liobrand Homespun. it’s available at http://www.lionbrand.com
    my zip code is 70648.

  93. Luciana on September 27, 2012 4:52 pm
  94. Kadie on September 27, 2012 8:41 pm

    My favorite super chunky yarn is Hometown USA, I have used it many times and it is always wonderful!
    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

  95. Dawn Friday on September 28, 2012 5:09 am

    My favorite bulkychinky yarn is… drum roll please….


    Yes, that’s right! Martha Stewarts alpaca blend yarn from lion brand…. It’s warm and it’s readily available anywhere. With several colors to choose from, a crochet piece is just waiting to be created!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this most excellent book!!

  96. Ambar on September 29, 2012 12:31 pm

    I like Lionbrand homespun, but would like to try Starbella.

  97. Fran Bott on September 30, 2012 9:15 am

    I like the Serenity Chunky Deborah Norville collection by Premier yarns.

    Very soft feeling yarn.

  98. Jeanne M. Sprague on October 1, 2012 10:40 am

    Love working with Vanna’s Choice yarns.

    zip 01961

  99. Amy on October 1, 2012 8:49 pm


    Despite easy access to fibers of all kinds, the Marble Chunky is my go-to for quick, easy gifts. I love the long color repeats (even for crochet!) and it goes through the washer and dryer without pilling! Great for folks who won’t handwash something to save their lives! ;)


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