Congratulations to Alyssa Otter Sheldon, winner of the "It Girl Crochet" Giveaway on Moogly! Thank you to Interweave for sponsoring this giveaway, and thank you to all who entered! Get your own copy at the following Amazon affiliate links:
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It Girl Crochet lists Sharon Zientara as the author, but in reality this book features 23 fantastic crochet patterns from 16 different designers - Sharon included! There's amazing work in there from the likes of Robin Chacula, Linda Skuja, Brenda K. B. Anderson, Kathy Merrick, Annette Petavy, and more!
The patterns are all for "must-have accessories," and they're broken up into 3 eras: Crochet Nouveau, It's a Mod Mod World, and A Brave New Boho. But while these might sound retro or vintage, they all manage to capture the spirit of days gone by while maintaining a very modern sensibility. And I love that each pattern contains a little blurb about it's inspiration!
Many of the patterns in It Girl Crochet use thinner yarns - lace weight to DK - and have the drape and lovely look to match. I want to make them all! And with charts to go with the written instructions, even the most complicated projects look very doable. And if you do run into trouble, they've got the errata posted here.
One pattern I did get a chance to start on was the Shawl Vigne, by Natasha Robarge. It calls for laceweight yarn, and is light and lovely! But with winter coming, I wanted something a little warmer, so I am using Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5, which is a 100% superwash merino wool in worsted weight. The stitch pattern is fun and interesting, and the chart makes it easy. I can't wait to cozy up in it!
With the holidays on the way, It Girl Crochet is the perfect pick. Not only does it make a great gift for those who enjoy crocheting accessories, but it's also full of patterns that would make great gifts for others! And it's available at the following links:
Or, you can win one for free, right here on Moogly! One lucky winner will win a copy of It Girl Crochet through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open worldwide, and ends October 21, 2014, at 12:15 am Central US time. ONLY the email entry is required to enter the giveaway - all the other choices are optional, and for bonus entries only.
Good luck everybody! Get more Moogly in your life using the social media buttons at the top of the page, and while you're up there you can sign up for the newsletter too! It's completely free! Thank you to Interweave Crochet for providing the book for this giveaway. I received a copy of the book to review, and one to giveaway, but was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.