Friday, October 14, 2011

I ♥ Yarn Day 2011

Today is I LOVE Yarn Day! What knitter or crocheter does not LOVE yarn! Help celebrate by visiting their WEBSITE and also CROCHETVILLE.
In honor of I ♥ Yarn Day, I have selected several places that have YUMMY yarn for sale. Each yarn name is linked to the site where it can be purchased! Enjoy! What are you doing today for Yarn Day?

Can you tell that I LOVE colorful variegated yarn? Which is your favorite?
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Granny Square LOVE winner

 We have a winner! Congratulations goes out to Jenifer of Oregon for winning our latest giveaway! Thank you, thank you to all who participated. Stay tuned in the next 2 weeks for ANOTHER crochet giveaway! Trust me, you won't want to miss this one!
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Granny Square LOVE review and GIVEAWAY!

Today on Cute Crochet Chat, we are delighted to present a review of a new crochet book published by North Light Books, a division of F+W Media. The title is "Granny Square LOVE" A New TWIST on a Crochet Classic for your Home, written by Sarah London!

If you love granny squares like so many crocheters today, read on to find how you can win your very own copy from Cute Crochet Chat! There is also a LINK included at the end of this post which will enable you to obtain a copy of this book at the reduced rate of $12.99! That is $10.00 off the publisher's price! 

I am pleased to say that I was 'around' for the first wave of granny square mania. To be honest, I was never really happy with the avocado and harvest gold family of colors that were so popular in the seventies and many granny square designs reflected this muted color palette.
Now that the granny square has made a big comeback, I love all the color combinations and uses for it that are so popular today. Sarah London, known for her beautiful color combinations, has done a wonderful job of giving us a multitude of great projects! She has actually created uses for the granny square that I have not seen before.

At first glance, I was struck by all the colorful diagrams and great photographs included in "Granny Square LOVE". This lovely book is wonderful and FUN to browse through because of its colorful photographs and pretty color palette. Is it a perfect book for the beginner crocheter because so much information is included. There are well detailed, visually pleasing diagrams of all the crochet stitches used and

also well defined photos of how to create the perfect granny square.

Sarah gives us lots of details, tips to create the perfect granny square and an easy-to-read crochet diagram for every project, as well as written instructions. Each project even has its own "Color Commentary" from the author herself.

There are 25 crochet granny square projects included. Here are some of my favorites!

 Stool Cover

Bath Mat

Bold Bedroom Cushion

Grocery Tote  AND


One copy of "Granny Square LOVE" is available for our giveaway. For a chance to win, post in the comments section and let us know the very FIRST or the LAST granny square project you crocheted. Was it for yourself or for someone else?
One winner will be drawn at random at the close of the contest, on or around October 12, 2011! Please don't forget to leave a contact email address in your comment, in case you are the winner!
If you can't wait to see if you've won and would like to purchase your own copy at a reduced rate, visit the Martha Pullen Company online store. Enter the promo code GRANNYTOUR and receive "Granny Square LOVE" for $12.99! That's $10.00 off the publisher's price! Promo Code expires on October 8, 2011.
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