Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Clever Crochet Accessories Giveaway!

Yes, I'm biased, Yes Interweave gave me a copy of Clever Crocheted Accessories and I'm taking a large measure of joy that my hat is on the cover. 
Here's a link to preview the book
Here's a link to buy the book.

When I heard that I had a pattern included in this amazing compilation of big names in the Crochet Business, of course I was thrilled.  THEN, Brett Bara told me that she liked my hat so much, she MADE ONE for herself!  (GASP!) When I saw the cover with my Saturday Hat on it, I nearly fell off the couch. Really, it was exciting.

In beautiful Interweave fashion (Think Unexpected Afghans, Blueprint Crochet, Simply Crochet., etc) the photography is clean and engaging, the patterns clear and tested.  In this accessory book is everything from hats to jewelry, socks, mittens, belts to capelets... no, really, it starts with a hat (mine! squee!) and ends with a Chunky Capelet (Doris Chan!) 25 Quick weekend projects. 
And in between are names you will know and love: Robyn Chachula, Marly Bird, Drew Emborsky, Vickie Howell, Linda Permann, Amy Polcyn... I really would love to carry around Regina Rioux's Amazing Motif Bag.

If you like my Saturday Hat, it's a Bruges Lace style pattern, check out my book Learn Bruges Lace for two more Bruges style hat patterns plus a blanket, a bracelet, a cowl, and two scarves in this exciting style.  Learn Bruges Lace. Or, if you want a signed copy and live in the US, you can buy Learn Bruges Lace from me by clicking "Buy Now" in the upper right hand corner of this blog page.

The Clever Crocheted Accessories Book Giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post by 1:59 pm EST on Dec 3, 2012. with your name and city/town/identifying detail.  The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.  The winner will be announced on December 4, 2012.....the winner should email me at ellen @ GoCrochet dot com    by December 7, 2012.....  Sorry, I have to pay for shipping, so it's open to US residents only.


Kristin said...

I've only attempted afghans and baby blankets,but this book totally tempts me to try something new.

Kristin said...

I've only attempted afghans and baby blankets,but this book totally tempts me to try something new.

Anonymous said...

wow, your hat is beautiful..This looks like a great book!!! Ruth G.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of an accessories pattern book. Please sign me up for the giveaway.

Patty B
Munroe Falls OH

Mereknits said...

Congrats to you with your beautiful hat on the cover!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making the cover with that awesome hat!!! Sign me up for the giveaway! I have a daughter who is getting back into crocheting and this would be a great gift for her.

Valerie T.
Wetumpka, AL

Anonymous said...

Your hat is quite lovely, and I love making accessories. :-)

Kacy -- The East Texas Boonies

Nicole said...

Great hat!!

Nicole J
Sterling, VA

Renee said...

Your hat is gorgeous! Sign me up please!
Englewood, OH

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous hat! Congratulations! I would love to win this book!

Sherry said...

Congratulations! Your hat is beautiful. I would love to win this book!

MJHill said...

Seriously nice hat! Would love to try that bag pattern too!

Ithaca, NY

Anonymous said...

Wow congrats on the cover. Must really mean a lot when you look at the other names. I would loe to win this book

Fracksmom on ravelry

SimchasJewels said...

I've had my eye on this book. Congrats on the cover project!

Boulder, MT

debbwin said...

I would love to win this book! I've been a big fan of yours for quite a while, Brett. That hat looks amazing!
Debb W. (debbwin)
Whiting, NJ

debspugs said...

Very nice hat. congrats for the cover pic. Sounds like a good group of patterns.
Please sign me up for the giveaway.
Debi T, Summerfield Fl

Rachee Fagg said...

That hat is cool and I also spied some socks that I want to try.

Philadelphia, PA

Tammy said...

I LOVE your hat on the cover. Its very striking. I really want this book. the beautiful color and detail of the hat makes you just want to curl up and read the book cover to cover!Please enter me into the giveaway.
Thank you,
Tammy in ct.

Katelyn said...

This seems like a great book. I love when a bunch of designers get together! This would be great for my last minute Holiday gifting projects! Thanks for the chance to win!-Kate M-Fleetwood, PA

Walt said...

This book looks very exciting, and your hat looks beautiful.

Unknown said...

That book looks very exciting, and your hat looks beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The hat is beautiful and looks like something I would enjoy doing. please enter me to win! Thank you!!

ThePirateHooker on

Anna Bananas said...

CUTE!! I love the bag too!! :-)

simona said...

I just got into crochet this October, and I'm loving it! Now that I've gotten into making the first few items according to patterns I feel brave enough to shop for books etc.
Thanks for the neat giveaway, I'd be thrilled to win!
Simona @ artsyants

Now Am Found! said...

oh I love the color of that hat. just what i need to make for my darling sister for christmas
thanks for the great blog
tamarac fl

Melody said...

I would love this book.


Jamie Grise said...

The hat is beautiful!

I love crocheting - it helps me unwind.

Jamie G
Pascoag, RI

MTMomTricia said...

Patricia Suko (MTMomTricia)
Bozeman, MT

I've read several blogs that have reviewed your book as well as shown what they've done with a few of the patterns. I'm not a seasoned crocheter, but I love doing hats, and need to go outside my comfort zone. This would be a perfect way to do it!

Bernie said...

Wow, Ellen. That is just beautiful. You must be excited to be published, and to have Brett be excited to make one of your hats. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

Kathy Prickett
Springfield GA
Chainstitch Crochet, formerly Hookin It With Mr Lick Lick

Love your hat and would love to add this book to my collection!

Michelle pynoblem said...

I love the variety of things to crochet. Your hat is very cute and stylish!

Tracy Joyner said...

Whoa..CrochetGeek LOVE!

your name: Tracy Joyner from

city/town: Gallatin Tennessee

identifying detail: Mastermind of and

Cami said...

LOVE this hat! Congratulations on the cover, Ellen! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your hat
Phyllis k
Erie michigan

Iesadora said...

I would love to try some of the patterns in this book!!

Long Beach, CA

Anonymous said...

Love the hat...congratulations! I have had my eye on this book from when it previewed earlier this year!

Anonymous said...

congratulations - beautiful pattern

Bridget - Tucson, AZ

Karla Moeller said...

Hey Girl! Love the cover and I'm sure I'll love the book! Put me in for the giveaway!

Karla Moeller
Hamilton, OH

Anonymous said...

Gilder A. McCarroll
San Antonio, TX

(An unusual first name has its advantages…)

LacyAnn said...

I bought the book right away because of your hat on the front cover. Finished my first one last night and will make more. I love it!

plaincake said...

Your hat is so jaunty!
Heather C
Baltimore, MD

Ashley Weeks said...

Ellen, I am confused on a Row in the pattern.

For Ribbon 3 row 1 it says:
Dc in 6th ch from hook, dc in next 3 chs; ch 2, sl st on any outer ch-5-edge look of first ribbon to join, ch 2.

In row 3 it says: 2, sl st in same ch-5-edge loop of 2nd ribbon where previously joined; ch 2.

In row 1, should I sl st into the 2nd ribbon, not the 1st?