Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way Book Review and Giveaway

Do you love crochet wraps and shawls?
Do you love to crochet wraps and shawls?
Would you like to learn a new crochet technique with detailed instructions and photos? If your answer is YES, then Tammy Hildebrand‘s new book, Crochet Wraps, Every Which Way is a must purchase for you!
Crochet Wraps contains wraps and shawls for every occasion, using multiple types of yarn and utilizing six (6) different crochet techniques!
What more could a shawl lover and crocheter want?
Crochet Wraps is a new book published by Stackpole Books and has lots of beautiful photographs to browse through.
This crochet book has something for EVERY crocheter? Why? Because it not only has some beautiful patterns to crochet, it also has detailed instructions to learn six (6) different crochet techniques that you might not have tried in crochet before: Double-Ended Hook crochet, Broomstick Lace crochet, Hairpin Lace crochet, Motif crochet, Tunisian crochet and Traditional crochet. There are three (3) crochet patterns for each technique; one easy, one intermediate and one advanced. So you see, there is truly something for every crocheter in this book!

I LOVE the photo ‘Visual Index‘ featured at the back of the book, so you can see all the designs at a glance.
Browsing through the photo ‘Look Book‘ is truly like browsing through the actual book, so don’t miss it! It is a nice feature to have so you can view all the designs in this book before you purchase it.  
You can see some of my favorite designs below.

 
You Are My Sunshine


Cascading Rivers
Purple Passion
Waiting For Willow
Chianti
Pineapple
Mystic Stars
Sophisticated Lady

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. All you need to do for a chance to win a copy of Crochet Wraps, is leave an email address (or some other way of contacting you!) in the COMMENTS. We will pick a random winner on 1/15/14. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!

Review copy and giveaway copy of book supplied by Stackpole Books

AmiguruMe Book Review and Giveaway!

AmiguruMe

From GOOGLE:   Amigurumi
  1. “Amigurumi is how Japanese call the trend of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. …”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amigurumi

I adore amigurumi and I loves looking at all the crochet patterns that are all over the web today! Each one is cuter than the next!  
Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance to WIN a copy of AmiguruMe!
 
Do you love amigurumi? Have you ever thought of crocheting miniature versions of people that you know? Or even famous people in history? Then this new delightful crochet book, 
AmiguruMe is published by Lark Crafts, a division of Sterling Publications

This crochet book is incredibly detailed and has beautiful photographs. Allison walks you through step by step, the process of creating adorable ‘Mini Me’s’. She includes instructions for some great accessories, including hair, jewelry, glasses, shoes and more!

Some sections that are included in the book are: Choosing Yarn, Tools, How to Crochet (with step by step photos), Special Amigurmi Techniques and Embroidery How To’s.

Who would you try to crochet if you owned this book? Here are a few photos to inspire you!

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. Leave an email address in the COMMENTS. We will pick a random winner on 12/18/13. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!

12/18/13 Congratulations to Jessica for winning our giveaway of AmiguruMe crochet book!

Review copy and giveaway copy of book supplied by Sterling Publishing.

AmiguruMe Book Review and Giveaway!

AmiguruMe

From GOOGLE:   Amigurumi
  1. “Amigurumi is how Japanese call the trend of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. …”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amigurumi

I adore amigurumi and I loves looking at all the crochet patterns that are all over the web today! Each one is cuter than the next!  
Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance to WIN a copy of AmiguruMe!
 
Do you love amigurumi? Have you ever thought of crocheting miniature versions of people that you know? Or even famous people in history? Then this new delightful crochet book, 
AmiguruMe is published by Lark Crafts, a division of Sterling Publications

This crochet book is incredibly detailed and has beautiful photographs. Allison walks you through step by step, the process of creating adorable ‘Mini Me’s’. She includes instructions for some great accessories, including hair, jewelry, glasses, shoes and more!

Some sections that are included in the book are: Choosing Yarn, Tools, How to Crochet (with step by step photos), Special Amigurmi Techniques and Embroidery How To’s.

Who would you try to crochet if you owned this book? Here are a few photos to inspire you!

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this book. Leave an email address in the COMMENTS. We will pick a random winner on 12/18/13. Without an email address, I cannot contact you in case you are the winner!

12/18/13 Congratulations to Jessica for winning our giveaway of AmiguruMe crochet book!

Review copy and giveaway copy of book supplied by Sterling Publishing.

Banana Moon Studio, Book One Girls Review and Giveaway!

Banana Moon Studio has a new CROCHET e-book! This new book, designed by Banana Moon Studio’s founder, April Garwood, is now available for purchase.
When describing her own design style on her blog, April states that her brand means “current, stylish, beautiful, and sometimes just a hint of quirkiness.”
You can see that April put a lot of time and attention to detail in Book One, her first crochet e-book. Simply titled, “Banana Moon Studio’s Book One”, it has seven wonderful crochet wearables, designed just for girls. The patterns are well written and contain lots of beautiful photographs. If you love crocheting for girls Size 4-10, you won’t be disappointed with this book! As a bonus, The Treehouse Top is sized from 12 months to size 12.
Most designs contain detailed schematics and ALL are professionally tech-edited for accuracy. 
For more detail on each individual design and beautiful photographs, you can see the patterns in April’s Ravelry store.
Below are a few of April’s designs that are included in her e-book:

Gracie Lacie Capris
Jacket and Jill
Lovestruck Leggies
Treehouse Top

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this e-book. Leave a comment on this blog post, telling us which design you love the most from April’s book. (My four favorites are the ones shown above). We will pick a random winner on 10/29/13. Please don’t forget to leave contact information in your comment in case you are the winner!

Follow the BLOG TOUR and enter at each site for a chance to win a free copy of Book One, Girls!

October 22: Amy Shelton, Crochetville Blog
October 23: Jocelyn Sass, Cute Crochet Chat
October 24: Brenda Bourg, Designs by Brenda

Thanks to April for providing the giveaway copy of the e-book!

Banana Moon Studio, Book One Girls Review and Giveaway!

Banana Moon Studio has a new CROCHET e-book! This new book, designed by Banana Moon Studio’s founder, April Garwood, is now available for purchase.
When describing her own design style on her blog, April states that her brand means “current, stylish, beautiful, and sometimes just a hint of quirkiness.”
You can see that April put a lot of time and attention to detail in Book One, her first crochet e-book. Simply titled, “Banana Moon Studio’s Book One”, it has seven wonderful crochet wearables, designed just for girls. The patterns are well written and contain lots of beautiful photographs. If you love crocheting for girls Size 4-10, you won’t be disappointed with this book! As a bonus, The Treehouse Top is sized from 12 months to size 12.
Most designs contain detailed schematics and ALL are professionally tech-edited for accuracy. 
For more detail on each individual design and beautiful photographs, you can see the patterns in April’s Ravelry store.
Below are a few of April’s designs that are included in her e-book:

Gracie Lacie Capris
Jacket and Jill
Lovestruck Leggies
Treehouse Top

Our readers have a chance to win a copy of this e-book. Leave a comment on this blog post, telling us which design you love the most from April’s book. (My four favorites are the ones shown above). We will pick a random winner on 10/29/13. Please don’t forget to leave contact information in your comment in case you are the winner!

Follow the BLOG TOUR and enter at each site for a chance to win a free copy of Book One, Girls!

October 22: Amy Shelton, Crochetville Blog
October 23: Jocelyn Sass, Cute Crochet Chat
October 24: Brenda Bourg, Designs by Brenda

Thanks to April for providing the giveaway copy of the e-book!

Christmas in October?

We have three wonderful CROCHET giveaways planned for this month!
You are going to LOVE our FIRST review and giveaway, coming soon, featuring a brand new book for the amigurumi lovers!

Later this month, we have two more crochet reviews to share with you, where you will have the opportunity to win copies of the book! Stay tuned for
Banana Moon Studio Book One For Girls by April Garwood
AND
Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson

In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of a new wearable project I am making for Jocelyn Designs!

The fabric that this stitch pattern creates has so much depth to it and with a larger hook, it is super soft!

Christmas in October?

We have three wonderful CROCHET giveaways planned for this month!
You are going to LOVE our FIRST review and giveaway, coming soon, featuring a brand new book for the amigurumi lovers!

Later this month, we have two more crochet reviews to share with you, where you will have the opportunity to win copies of the book! Stay tuned for
Banana Moon Studio Book One For Girls by April Garwood
AND
Sweet and Simple Baby Crochet by Kristi Simpson

In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of a new wearable project I am making for Jocelyn Designs!

The fabric that this stitch pattern creates has so much depth to it and with a larger hook, it is super soft!