Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Book Review: Baby Blueprint Crochet and GIVEAWAY!

As the natural follow-up to her smashing success with her first book, Blueprint Crochet, Robyn Chachula gives us more symbol crochet an innovative techniques in Baby Blueprint Crochet.  In stores this month, allow me to show you a few of my favorite features.

If you are a frequent reader of GoCrochet, you know I love Tunisian Crochet... you might ask, "What does that have to do with Robyn Chachula, she doesn't do Tunisian Crochet?".  SHE DOES NOW!  WhooHoo!  With this lovely Froggie Blanket, Robyn joins the ranks of designers who do Tunisian!  Traditionalists, never fear, this is the only Tunisian project in the book, but isn't it great!  LOVE it.

Lately there are many crocheters who are loving top-down construction....The Leah Pullover is for you!

But wait... isn't Robyn known for her fabulous motifs? Yes, and here's a few projects that will satisfy your need for more of Robyn's motif magic:  Kyla Stroller Blanket and the Rosa Car Coat
I think, though, the first thing I will have to make is the Pea Pod Slider Slippers... can I hear a collective, "Awwww!" Too cute.

Ok, one more thing... well, a couple more things... there is a tutorial on how to make the frog closures shown on the cover, (yay) and so many of the designs can be altered slightly to move them from girl to boy or boy to girl (yay) and there are several great designs for BOYS (so rare) that any mom of a little boy will be thrilled by the selection.  There are many stitches you thought you knew in the book but Robyn teaches you a new way to do them (and very easily too).

It's a great book and one lucky winner will get it!  To enter to win the free copy of Baby Blueprint Crochet, leave a comment on this post between now and Thursday, December 2 at 10:00 pm/EST.  You must enter with your first name, last initial, and city.  You must be a US or Canada resident to enter (sorry, shipping costs).  On Friday, Dec 3, I'll announce the winner here on the blog.  The winner should email me at my address in the right side bar (Ellen at sign GoCrochet dot com) get it?  Good Luck!

Also, go to Robyn's blog, Crochet by Faye, for more information about blog book tour stops all month long.

Just a reminder... the winner of Jilly Hanratty's book... has never emailed me with her mailing address.... Roberta B, from Belleville, NJ... if you are out there.... you're running out of time.


Anonymous said...

I have a 2 year old that I love to crochet for! Some of these (if not all)patterns would be perfect! Robyn is such a great designer, Just like you Ellen!
Debbie S
Levittown, NY

melbatoast68 said...

I didn't think I'd be too interested in this book because I don't have little ones, but that frog blanket and booties are too cute! Now I've got to find someone with a baby....

Anna Bananas said...

Wooohooo! I love this book! well at least what I've seen online! And TUNISIAN!?!? Sweetness!
Anna H, Lebanon, OH

crazymotheringchick said...

The more I see of this book, the more I love it!

Julie B.
Round Rock, TX

Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for ways to improve my crochet techniques and this book would be just the thing! It's nice of you to offer it, Ellen! Janet K

Andi said...

I have been following her posts on her site and have fallen in LOVE with the patterns! They are just precious!


Andi T.
Crested Butte, CO

Judy M. said...

dopiliThe family has 5 babies coming in the next 6 months, so I could use this book.

Judy M, Eaton, Ohio

fracksmom said...

Good morning Ellen,

you have me addicted to Tunsian, i love the frog blanket. would be nice to add to gift pile.

Marolee, Whittier, Ca

AKA fracksmom

Anonymous said...

I'm excited for this book to come out! I get in a rut with patterns, making the same baby items over and over, and eagerly await great new ideas & patterns!

Amy B
Westerville, OH

JLI said...

Just when I get freaked out by the idea of crocheting in this way (rather than written pattern), Robyn's designs always urge me to move out of my comfort zone. I know lots of new little kiddos who could benefit from these great designs!
Jenn I., St. Charles, MO

Anonymous said...

So excited that the book is out! Love the boy designs, as they are so hard to find.

Becky T.
Oxford, MI

Heather said...

Sign me up! Looks like some really neat projects! Thank you!

Heather P - Cincinnati, OH

Anonymous said...

Love all of her work!

Kristy R.
Medical Lake, WA

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited about Baby Blueprint Crochet!! I was just saying the other day that there are never enough "good" patterns for crochet fans. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to start reading your blog too! I've been interested in this book ever since Robin started posting about it. I love those slippers too. Though my little ones aren't so little anymore, I have some friends I'd love to crochet for.
Maren M, Albuquerque, NM

JoKaren said...

My daughters and all their friends are in the middle of expanding their families - this book would be well used!!

JoKaren M
Sausalito, CA

Michele said...

My 1 1/2 neice & Goddaughter would look absolutely precious in the sweater on the front cover of this book. I've just learned to crochet and would love to tackle this project...Pick me & I'll send you a picture of the finished product on my neice!!
Michele D
Charlotte, NC

Fox and Amy said...

I have been following Faye's blog and seeing all of the amazing projects in this book. I am dying to try the awesome toddler boots!
Amy E
Logan, UT

Colin said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I'm in that time in my life where lots of friends and family are having babies. I keep finding more and more projects that I'd like to make from it.
Maria D.
Batavia, NY

SueBee said...

My daughter is expecting her 2nd child next summer, so Robyn's book comes at just the right time - I really need to make that frog blanket, among others.
Sue B
Coraopolis, PA

Dragonflymom said...

Aurora S in Wichita

Cindy Fearon, RYT/LMT said...

i love, love, love those slippers!! too cute.

cindy f.
san antonio, tx

jmo said...

AACK! I've been awaiting this one! I have 2 little boys, and love Robyn's designs... I'll just put a little hope into winning this one before adding it to my wish list!

LizzieK8 said...

Looks like great fun! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Prell said...

I love Robyn's work, and all of the projects I have seen from the book so far have been wonderful. I do have a very young niece and nephew to crochet for!

Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Melissa P
Leesburg, VA

Felicia said...

I'm excited to hear that the book has good projects for boys!
Felicia B.
Live Oak FL