Whether you’re west coast, east coast – or as they say here in Iowa, no coast! – you’ll love the beachy feel and elegant designs in the new book, Coastal Crochet by Karen Whooley! Read on to take a peek inside – and enter to win your own copy!
Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by Karen Whooley for review and giveaway, but all opinions are my own. This post includes affiliate links.
Karen Whooley is a friend of mine, and I’m so excited to get to share her new book, Coastal Crochet, with all of you! Karen is an award-winning designer, who is known for creating intricate-looking projects that are surprisingly simple. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and join her Ravelry Group!
Here’s a little background from Karen on what inspired her:
“I grew up in Northern California – just east of San Francisco. Visiting the ocean – even if it was just going over the Bay Bridge into the city – was a way of life.” says Whooley. “Now that I live in the Pacific Northwest, even though my house has gorgeous views of the Cascade mountains, the Puget Sound is only a short 20-minute drive to the Mukilteo beach and lighthouse. I can get that fix whenever I need it. I love the Pacific Coastline – its rugged rocky shores are wild and untamed yet some of the most soothing places on earth. Then there are the sandy beaches of central to southern California to laze your days away. It’s home.”
Coastal Crochet is filled with 12 projects that use lace and fingering weight yarns, so they are perfect for ocean breezes – or wherever you are! The sized garments all go up to at least 2X, if not 3X.
Each pattern includes charts, a special stitches section, and the usual written instructions, as well as lovely photos – perfect for any crocheter who has mastered the basic stitches.
The book also contains hints and information on how to adjust the patterns to work with heavier yarns and to customize a design to your personal taste.
My personal favorite from Coastal Crochet has to be Coastline – “a beautiful swoncho-style sweater. A perfect layering piece worked from the top down, this one-size-fits-most garment flatters everyone who tries it. A simple construction, hidden round joining and no seams makes Coastline one of our favorites to make over and over again.”
You can purchase your own copy of Coastal Crochet here, or by going to Amazon.com! And without further ado… let’s give away a digital copy of Coastal Crochet to one very lucky winner – and because it’s digital, it can be open worldwide!
Coastal Crochet by Karen Whooley Giveaway:
The Coastal Crochet Giveaway on Moogly is open WORLDWIDE (void where prohibited) and ends July 30, 2018 at 12:15 am Central US time. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the Email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only.
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Beautiful projects. Hope I win.
That’s a very lovely book! I love giveaways!
I agree, my favorite is the Coastal swoncho-style sweater!
Jane de Bat
You have excellent giveaways! I love the patterns you share and plan on making some of them. In the past, I found crochet projects to be chunky and cheap looking, but yours are modern and classy.
Diane M Velez
Beautiful patterns 😀 I love them all !!!
I grew up in the San Fran Bay Area, too, and the beach was dramatic and beautiful. Beautiful patterns
Beachcomber is IT for me! I can’t wait to make it. Tamara, I love your patterns, too. Happy to be following you on Pinterest now.
So many yummy patterns – I could hardly decide where to start! Mom adored California and the ocean while growing up and always dreamed of going back. These patterns remind me of her free spirit and determination 🙂
There are so many great patterns in this book I would love to try! I also live in Iowa, but love to seek out a beach or coast/ocean whenever I can. Beach and blue tones sooth the soul! C.B.
Those patterns are all so delicate and airy – perfect for the cooler nights in AZ – yes, the nights do get cool even though we live in the “desert”. Wish me luck. Thank you.
The perfect book for me and my blended love of crochet and my Alaskan Beaches!! I even love to wrap up in a sweater and crochet ON the beach!😍 Beautiful looking patterns!
Thank you for the chance to enter!
Jeanne l de Grasse
Looks like a wonderful book – with charts, too!