November 8, 2013

a weekend giveaway: Crochet Love...

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For the past couple years, I've had the privilege of working with Jenny Doh as an assistant editor on a number of her books. First of all, what a dream! Getting a sneak-peek at some incredibly inspiring books is always a treat for this crafty lady. Secondly, oh, how I wish I could do it all! From printmaking and doodling, to lettering and crochet…every time I turn to the very last page of any book I'm working on, I'm ready to spend all my money on a new creative endeavor.

But I refrain, because it's just not logical—or humanly possible, for that matter. And I cherish a man named Jay, who would weep openly if I spent all our income on things like doodling pens and fancy sewing machines.

In another life, perhaps.

For now, I just love soaking in every bit of inspiration I can from the pages of each new book I get to look through.

When I had the opportunity to host a giveaway for Crochet Love, I jumped at the chance—mostly because I'm on a bit of a crochet binge right now, and also because it is one of my favorite of Jenny's books. It has become my go-to reference for crochet basics, and has an easy-to-follow introduction to all the stitches you need to know. (Personally, I prefer having a hard copy of these sorts of things, as opposed to searching online for whatever I may need.) And I love that the variety of projects within this book are sure to please both the newbie and seasoned crocheter alike.

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This is my favorite project in the book! Sweet little houses made with cotton bamboo yarn, craft wire, and a handful of simple stitches. I plan on making a few of them in my favorite Christmassy colors to use as holiday decor. Some of my other favorite projects inside this book (that I can't wait to try) are: a tic tac toe set (hello, gift idea!), toddler crowns, mason jar cozies, pretty paperweights, and an upcycled plastic tote (made from grocery bags).

So! Giveaway time: 

The lovely folks over at Lark Crafts are offering a free copy of this book—and some free hemp yarn to get you started!—to one of my readers. All you have to do is comment on this post sometime this weekend. (Be sure to either leave your email address if you don't have one connected to your commenting account; I want to be sure I can contact you if you are the winner!) I will choose a reader on Monday, November 11th. 

Good luck, friends!
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The giveaway is now CLOSED—and I'd like to congratulate the winner: Lindsey of Hey Smalls! As always, the winner was chosen through a random number generator, so all's fair in love and blog giveaways. Or something like that. I don't even know. I've eaten too many cookies today. ANYWAY, congratulations to Lindsey, and I hope you enjoy learning to crochet with this awesome book!

36 comments :

  1. What an awesome giveaway! I love it.

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  2. I am mostly a knitter, but I love crocheting too and this looks like a really great book, with projects I would love to try!!
    My email is: brightside_02@hotmail.com
    Thanks!!! :)

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  3. Oh, I would love this! I can knit (kinda), but I'm always casting jealous glances at all things crocheted. They're just so pretty! Plus, with a baby coming next month, it would be a great thing to keep me occupied during all the feedings. erin_melissa at juno dot com

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  4. Love it!! mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oh, I knit but want to learn to crochet. This would be a great catalyst for that!

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  6. What a great give away! I recently got back into crocheting and am looking for some new project ideas. :)

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  7. This looks like a perfect little book for my winter projects! <3

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  8. What fun. Creative crochet cuteness!!!!! Woo woo.

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  9. That looks like such a cute project! I wonder if there's any quick projects in there to sneak in during naptime...

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  10. This is awesome! I love to crochet!
    Joycmitch[at]gmail.com
    Joy @ whimsicaljoy.com

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  11. SUPER CUTENESS OVERLOAD!

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  12. Lol, where were you last autumn when I decided to teach myself a bajillion new crafts? It was pretty expensive but also pretty great. Last year I learned calligraphy, book binding, sewing, knitting and embroidery. But I have yet to learn crochet and would love to! Either way I'm off to check out this author.

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  13. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet but I am SO not crafty … Seriously. I can make one kind of friendship bracelets and that's about my limit :D

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  14. It's kinda silly that I don't have enough crochet books. I usually look for patterns online. So obviously I love this!! :)

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  15. What a great giveaway! It would be perfect for winter crochet projects! Thanks for the chance to win! bakpakgrl@gmail.com

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  16. Thx great giveaway. All of it is doable and can be finished pronto.

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  17. Ooohh..I have wanted to learn to crochet for so long. I would love to win this.

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  18. Love this. It would make a perfect gift for someone on my Christmas gift luster.

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  19. I've been using Safari to submit my comment, but it doesn't seem to be going through :( Trying Chrome right now. I'm sorry if a billion and one comments of mine are showing, haha.

    *crosses fingers* I've been wanting to crochet again and this would be absolutely perfect! marianneguballa[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. I'm just re-learning to Crochet; this would be absolutely amazing to win! Thanks for the chance! :)

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  21. What a cute book! This would be a great addition to the knitting/crocheting club in my dorm :)

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  22. Oh cute book! I was taught by my mom how to crochet before I fell pregnant and I've been so blessed by this craft! Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  23. Fun crochet projects! Just what I need to get my out of my scarf-making rut!

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  24. This book looks wonderful! And the houses are super duper cute!

    vernalequinox (at) comcast (dot) net

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  25. I'm just starting to learn how to crochet and this book would be great inspiration!

    kerstinjbradley@gmail.com

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  26. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful book! I would love to win it. I love to get crafty and crocheting is on my list of skills to master.

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  27. I'm JUST starting to learn how to crochet. This book looks adorable, I would love to win a copy. So cool that you get to edit these books!

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  28. I have crocheted since I was a young girl but Jenny's blog has ecouraged me to think beyond scarves and bags. I would love to have this book.

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  29. That house is adorable. Would love to see what all is in that book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    pnppowell09 at gmail dot com

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  30. Oh my goodness! That is such a cute little house! Amazing giveaway!!

    megsapatsfan12@gmail.com

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  31. Oh you know, that couldn't come at a better time. I just got out my yarn again this weekend and am diving into new holiday crafting projects. Crocheting (or any kind of crafting) is such a relaxing activity for me where I can gather my thoughts and soul :)

    So, obviously, this book would be very much appreciated and loved! xo

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  32. Looks like a good book.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. This book looks like candy for a crocheter! Thanks for the giveaway.
    theeema AT gmail DOTCOM

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  34. I've always wanted to learn to crochet! Perhaps this book would jump start a new hobby for me :)

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  35. If you haven't chosen a winner yet I'd love to be entered! :)

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