Monday, May 23, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

It's May Giveaway Day! I'm super excited about this. Again, I want to share the gift of crochet with someone. So I've put together a fun package. :)




Some crochet hooks. Yes a whole pack!






10 skeins of yarn. All colors!






And this fun book! I know a lot of people have been wanting it. I just so happen to have an extra copy!



For the rules: The Giveaway ends on May 29th at 11:59PM PST. To enter, just leave a comment with your favorite crochet book, link to your favorite crochet pattern, or a place to buy crochet patterns. That's it! Good luck!

And if you want to enter a few more giveaways, you should head over to Lola's blog, or Mrs. S, Maggie, Cari, or Anna Marie's blog.

~Manders

109 comments:

Caren said...

Manders - I have no favorites. I haven't figured out how to do the crochet thing, yet. But I'm really exited about learning! Is this book easy to follow? Is it good for someone just learning? And if not, do you have any suggestions for a good "crochet for dummies" book? It would have to have small projects in it - I'm not brave enough to try a big project - wow - what if I screwed something up?!!!

Lisa said...

i got Crochet Bouquet by suzanne Thompson for my birthday and have had so much fun! love it... great giveaway i just learned how to crochet. I think if you can read and understand patterns it's okay. if you mess up you just have to pull the string and try again

iris said...

My favorite crochet book is probably one of my doily books. Maybe "Learn to make: Stunning Doilies." It's old, but has some classic patterns in it.

(Caren- I've found that "Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting" is a decent beginner's book)

Daisy said...

Ahhh this is so perfect! I have been wanting to learn how to crochet. I hope I win. Sadly I have no links because I'm a rookie. Thanks and great blog!!

florentina said...

i generally buy crochet books from used book stores or borders!

Raven's Rascals said...

My favorite place to buy crochet patterns is on etsy. RAKJpatterns and the Inner Hooker are a couple. Would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

ravensrascals at gmail dot com

sarah beth said...

Wow this is one of the best giveaways in the bunch! My favorite patterns so far(I'm a beginner) come from this shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/people/monpetitviolon?ref=ls_profile

Thanks for hosting! sarahbeth_smiles@yahoo.com

Alice said...

I don't really have any great links. My mom recently gave me a huge box full of old Annie's Attic magazines, so I have been crocheting from that.

Grace said...

I LOVE this giveaway!

My favorite crochet book as of now is probably my Crochet Today! magazines (so that's technically not a book but oh well haha)

www.homespunhandmaiden.etsy.com
www.calledtocreativitiy.blogspot.com

SB said...

I love crochetpatterncentral.com. It's basically a search engine for crochet patterns. They have a variety of patterns for almost anything you want to make.

precious_1218c at yahoo dot com

miss starlene said...

I'm new to crochet so I don't really have any favorites yet. But I'd LOVE to get my start with this cool prize!!

starsandsunshine said...

I've been wanting to try out some amigurami for a while now - what a cute book!
I've never done crochet before, so I don't have any favorite sources yet :P

Maman A Droit said...

I have no favorites. Seems like I hear "Ravelry" mentioned lots. I've been wanting to learn to crochet though so I'm sure all these goodies would help. My son would be thrilled if I made him those adorable animals!!

erica said...

I don't think I have ever bought a crochet book. I find most of the patterns I use on Ravelry, or make them up. This book looks like a lot of fun. I love sticking a little amigurumi toy in with a baby gift.

Anonymous said...

Hi Manders
Thanks for this giveaway,
I love amigurumis,
I don't have any crochet book, I usually download free patterns by internet,
I've never tried with these size of crochet hook, I think it's very useful for bags and a big amigurumi
PLease, count me in,
Thanks
Salma
(salma.glez@yahho.com)

Carrie said...

My favorite crochet book is Crobots (http://www.amazon.com/Crobots-20-Amigurumi-Robots-Make/dp/0740778277) - I love making amigurumi toys, so this giveaway is right up my alley :)

Melissa said...

I'm new so I've only found some tuts online but it looks like etsy has a ton! Great giveaway

Erin Marie said...

My favorite book is this book of baby blankets I stole from my mom. I don't think she remembers that I have it. There's also a pattern for a nativity set that I want to buy: http://www.gourmetcrochet.com/index_files/Page4558.htm

Regina said...

By far my favorite crochet blog and lots of free patterns and tutorials...
http://attic24.typepad.com/

debbie said...

one of my favorite links is Lion Brands- it was my go to site for many of my Christmas gifts last year.

The Monkey's Mama said...

i am just starting crocheting things that are not rectangles. and by just starting, i mean, i've been really wanting to make one of these adorable animal things... and i would promise to send you my very first one should i win your prize.

Libby Sue Jones said...

Wow, what a great give away package!
My favorite book right now is
Beyond the square crochet motifs by Eckman.
Thank you for doing this!

Nancy said...

I am new to crochet but it is something I wanted to learn my whole life and I finally did! My friend(who taught me to crochet) bought me the Vanna White afghan book and I have done a few out of that book. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Dawn said...

I'm relatively new to crochet, and don't buy many patterns since there are so many good free ones out there. I love Attic 24 for her great tutorials and blanket patterns!

Erin said...

My favorite crochet book is not a book per se, it is a person. A member of my extended family is the most amazing crochet-er (?) and can make such beautiful afghans and sweaters. I wish I could download her brain sometimes because I could not crochet if my life depended on it.

Thanks for the giveaway!
crazyncrafty (at) gmail (dot) com

Jessica Jo said...

Crochetpatterncentral.com is my go to place for free online crochet patterns.

mima said...

not sure of a favorite, after learning to knit with stitch n bitch, I taught myself to crochet using google. It is the best therapy, as well as weight loss, because I sit and crochet instead of eating all night long.

Evan Becky said...

Oooh, neat prize. I don't have a favorite single pattern, but Crochet Pattern Central (the website) is my favorite place to go for free patterns.

Nanbon44 said...

I would love to learn

MaryAnne said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I have had that book on my wishlist for ages - I own and love Ana Paula Rimoli's first two books, and can't wait to get this one! So I hope I win!!!

Joy said...

Wow! I live on Ravelry.com

Kristy said...

This would be a gift for my mom, as she crochets....still trying to learn here! :) I like to search for fun patterns for her to make for me and my kiddos on etsy...there's lots of original and cute ones there!
Thanks for the fun!

NinjaEema said...

My favorite crochet book is Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker. Her books are great.

limor477 at aol dot com

leigh7911 said...

Oh, I don't crochet so I don't have any of the favorites you requested, but I do like cruising the crochet section of Craftster. I'd love to win this lovely giveaway for my sister, who's just started on crochet but is absolutely hooked.

*Staci* said...

What a fun giveaway. I am just now learning how to crochet so I really don't have any favorites yet. I have been looking at some of Raverly's patterns though and will probably buy from there once I know what I'm doing.
:)

Piper Bella Boutique said...

Oh my goodnesss...my favorite book? I'm a crochet book addict! I guess I will have to go with A-Z crochet. It is just a basic stitch dictionary, but it is soooo useful for when you run into a stitch or technique that you haven't done in so long that you have forgotten!!!

piperbellaboutique(at)gmail.com

Cherie said...

http://www.dailycrocheter.com/patternsdetail.php?type=BC

Great information.

Kris said...

Right now this is my fave pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-ripple-afghan-70649ad
Ravelry is definitely the goto place for crochet patterns!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

warrengsleaders at gmail dot com

Cherie said...

I would love to win! I don't have a favorite book. I usually get my patterns while browsing through Ravelry. I have some Amigurumi books on my wishlist but haven't tried any yet. This would be a perfect starting point!

epeanut79 at comcast dot net

Another Fabric Addict said...

I've made a few afghans out of this book, but I've never made a 3D object. I'd love to try!
http://www.amazon.com/Afghans-Knit-Crochet-Jean-Leinhauser/dp/1402740271

Thank you!
Adriane

BA said...

I need a favorite book! I frequently end up downloading something that looks as close to what I'm picturing in my head, ha!

Thanks for the giveaway!

bsyb said...

I love browsing free patterns on Ravelry.com. It has become my go-to place for ideas and easy-peasy patterns to whip things up.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

MissMary said...

I think my favorite crochet book is Kids Crochet. I work at a Waldorf school, and this is my go-to book for basic ideas, like working in rounds, etc. :-) Thanks for your generosity!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Oh! I don't have any links. I only know how to do a single crochet stitch and that's all. But I want to learn more! REALLY!!

Mom C said...

I go to Saluationscrochet(at)blogspot(dot)com an etsy shop. She crochets hats, flowers and other things. Then she blogs about other blogs and projects she likes and I go from there. One of her last projects was to crochet plastic bags. So I'm saving my bags to try that.
bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

All Things Beautiful said...

I don't have any favorites. I have done a little crochet, my grandma taught me. I have been wanting to get some more hooks, so I can try some more patterns,but have been in a money crunch lately. I hope I win this one. Oh, and that hat pattern in your previous post is adorable.

Jingle said...

Oh, this is just too fun!!! And my favorite kind of crochet, AMIGURUMI!!!! Thanks for the chance to win! jinglesells at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

The opinionated knitter by Zimmerman? I think

Anonymous said...

Hello, Great giveaway! I like crochet pattern central for fun, unique patterns. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
rodlindafansler(at)gmail(dot)com

zees5 said...

I love Japanese crochet books like here: http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=all&includes[0]=tags&search_query=japanese+crochet+books&page=1&ref=related

Thank you for a great giveaway!

JuneBug said...

I have totally been wanting to make some Amigurumi, so cute! I have never looked up crochet patterns before, but have seen plenty of cool ones on etsy!

Becca P. said...

Here is a link to the only Crochet Book I own. I am sure there are many more out there with wonderful ideas, but I have a heck of a time following patterns.
Crochet Inspiration
Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway!

Jennie said...

I don't have a favorite book, but I do love to crochet at night when my kids are sleeping. Very relaxing.
Lovely giveaway - thanks!

Laura said...

i don't own any crochet books yet I am just being taught by my aunt but she doesn't do these cute liitle animals so I would love this to be my first book!

Melody J said...

I'm just starting to crochet, but I knit a lot. I just use ravelry.com to find all my patterns.

melody dot janssen at gmail dot com

Annabanana said...

I think this book is really cool...I haven't made anything from it yet though !

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond---Square-Crochet-Motifs-unexpected/dp/1603420398/ref=sr_1_35?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306266387&sr=1-35

Thanks for the giveaway !

Binks said...

I'm pretty mainstream with my Amigurumi books, so my favorite is Creepy Cute Crochet. But I also love the patterns at Roxy Craft, here:
http://www.roxycraft.com/pattern_shop.htm

Pam said...

Hello,
I made this hat for my granddaughter. It turned out adorable.

http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-crochet-cupcake-hat.html

Anonymous said...

buy crochet books from secodn hand book stores

thanks for the giveaway

radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great giveaway! We buy patterns and books at JoAnn's. Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day.

danette said...

Joanne's Has some nice yarn.

crazylifewith3 said...

I'm fairly new to crochet, but my favorite place to buy patterns so far has been Etsy. I love amigurumi and am just learning how to crochet them properly. Thanks for offering this!

Pat V. said...

I don't crochet myself, but would love to win this for a dear friend!

Laree said...

What if you don't have a favorite crochet book, or a link, or a place to buy stuff? I've made some afghans, and I've been wanting to do some Amigurumi. This would be a great place to start!

Natalie J said...

Wow - great prize! I've made this beanie a bunch of times and everyone loves it. http://www.steigerbeat.com/patternvb.html

I love that amigurumi book. I've taken to making toys like that for baby showers - they're a HUGE hit. :)

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

I have yet to have any favorites because I have yet to learn how to crochet. I can knit but I have been dieing to learn how to crochet so that I can make the little animals like the book you have posted. This prize package is absolutely perfect for me! Oh my goodness, you are an angel for putting this up for us. Thank you so much!!

BurningRubber said...

I don't have any favorite crochet patterns but I usually love Annie's Attic. They have such cute ideas.

alioop said...

amigurimi world! My first book!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the great giveaway.
atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
I live most of the time in Canada, but also have a residence in the states, so I hope you can include me in the giveaway.
I love all books with amigurumi in it. I've done quite a few of these little fellows and they always make the kids i give them to (or adults) happy.

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

I am a brand new crocheter, so I've only made dishcloths so far. But I LOVE the idea of making animals.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun! So thoughtful of you to include lots of colors too. Crochet was one of the first crafts I learned as a child. My favorite crochet book is "crochet adorned" http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Adorned-Reinvent-Crocheted-Embellishments/dp/0307451968
I don't actually own it but wish I did!

pa7oma(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)mx

angelina said...

i love crochet!!!!! x

Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

Oh my - this is the giveaway I'm most excited about! I don't have a favorite pattern or book because I'm horrible at following patterns. I look at them for inspiration then go search for it on YouTube so I can learn by watching.

crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

Laura@Corner House said...

Oh I don't have any favorite crochet stuff. I have actually REALLY been wanting to get started in crochet so if I win I will finally have the chance to get started.

Serena said...

I don't have any favorites--I'm very beginner with crochet. I do love to peruse Ravelry, though. It's such a great source of patterns. Thank you for the giveaway!

ElfRenee said...

I've always wanted to learn how to crochet, so this is awesome! So I don't have any favorites to share yet.

reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lizzie said...

Hiya!

My FAVORITE place to buy patterns is on www.ravelry.com Its such a great place to buy and organize patterns and they have a fantastic community!!!


Thanks for hosting this incredible giveaway!!!

lafenwick@me.com

lorraine said...

i love anything by lily chin..thanks for the super giveaway!raineoc@yahoo.com

Pink Fawn said...

I am new to crochet, so I don't have any favorite books yet! Such a fantastic giveaway - thank you for the chance to win!

dearmrsreese said...

I actually don't know how to crochet yet, but I'm itching to learn.

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

My fav crochet patterns come from vintage magazines called the workbasket, I inherited tons of them from my gramma and aunt.
atouchofheaven2010[at]gmail[dot]com
Mary B

Taleah said...

I have a friend who has just promised to teach me how to crochet! So she's my favorite resource (and I'm sure Rav too!)

Lori said...

Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I'm still relatively new to crochet, I've never even bought a pattern book!

Heather said...

This is such an exciting giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance o win! There are some really cute free patterns here (I like the little baby ponchos): http://www.lionbrand.com/content-crochetPatternIndex.html

Jodie said...

Thanks for the opportunity.

Here is a link -
http://www.coatsandclark.com/crafts
/crochet/projects/

Crystal Hendrix said...

Lovely and wonderful!!! I am always loosing my needles!! I would love this!

Liz Mouse said...

My dear friend just taught me to crochet. So far I've only done two scarves with patterns from the beginners book I got from Jo-Anns. I'd love to win so I can try some new things.

liz at mommysaidsew dot com

Melissa said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! y favorite place to shop for patterns is Ravelry and Etsy. Here's a link to my favorite pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/owl-earflap-beanie. So cute! I made a ton of them for Christmas last year, and they were a big hit!

barbara said...

How about if I jsut want to learn how to crochet??? I could use another hobby!!!

Bonnita said...

I just love finding all the new blogs to follow during the giveaway! Thank you for a chance.

Amber H. said...

I don't have a favorite crocheting book title to give you, but if I had to pick it would be the random book I had checked out at my school library when I was 15.. I had learned how to chain stitch from my aunt; however, since I'm left handed and she's not, she was never able to teach me anything else. The book enabled me to learn how to do all the other stitches!

I just remember it was an old book.. probably printed in the 60's or 70's. I remember looking at the hair of the people in the book -all hand drawn of course- and going 'what is up with that 'do?

Emily said...

I would love to enter.

Emily

Sk8ter.emily (at) gmail (dot) com

lydiaruth said...

I haven't been crocheting enough to have favorites, but the ones I've liked I just found on blogs

lydia(dot)hirschi(at)gmail(dot)com

Lindsay said...

I like search around Joanns but I really havent looked around much online yet.


lindsay dot forgette at gmail dot com

Meikjn said...

cool book I like the octopus

Alyssa said...

http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/persno.html is my favourite! I love making snoods! they take quite a long time, but I love them and everytime i make one, i have several more people wanting them - makes me feel popular ;)

Michelle said...

To be honest, I can't crochet at all but I would love to win this from my Grandma who is phenomenal at it! Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

joyce said...

I love this giveaway.

goldfishpollywog said...

I'm better at crochetting in circles. This blog has a free pattern for an amigurmi that is very versitile and fits in your hand/purse for a quieter back seat

http://nerdigurumi.com/2011/04/alien-hominid-chibi-kawaii-cat-bunny-and-bear-amigurumi-patterns.html

livelover3 said...

Yard sales are great places to find yarn and crochet info...magazines, patterns...It takes a little more time but it's rewarding! and cheap!!! Thank you!!! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

Nancy Sue said...

When I first started to crochet, I had searched Youtube for videos. I had found Mikey and now he's huge. You can find him under Mikeyssmail.com (yep, double ss in the middle is intentional) or thecrochetcrowd.com. You can find him still on youtube also, under the mikeyssmail name. Great guy and great tutorials :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite crochet book is one I have had for years: Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti. Thanks for the chance to win all that neat stuff, Judith. carrierman4755@gmail.com

Antonia said...

I've been experimenting with yarn made from plastic bags. Some patterns can be found here: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/plarn_items.php

Lindsay said...

Most of my patterns I buy from Etsy.

Sandy said...

Since I don't know how to crochet, but I'm trying to learn how...I'd say Crocheting for Dummies. :) It's really a good book!

Steph said...

I don't know how to crochet. But this is such a cute pattern! http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=39446

Christina said...

I'm not too crafty, but Maggie's Crochet has some cute things. :)

Felicity said...

This blog has some really cute free patterns! http://kandjdolls.blogspot.com/

Lizzie said...

I'm going to say Crocheting for Dummies. I'm learning a lot from it. But it's definitely for beginners.