Wednesday, February 08, 2012

"Use Up That Yarn" Review and Giveaway!

What crocheter doesn't have lots and lots of yarn leftover from their other projects in their stash? I know that I certainly do!

Well, there is a new book "Use Up That Yarn", 13 Designs to Crochet from your Stash, that will help us deplete some of the leftover yarn in our stash!

Designed by Drew Emborsky (The Crochet Dude ®) and published by Leisure Arts, this new book showcases thirteen never-before-published designs that are 'fantastically fast at shrinking" your yarn stash.

From worsted weight to bulky weight, almost every category of crochet projects are included in this book. There is something for every crocheter, from quick coasters to intermediate outer wear. Most of the projects in this book use less than 250 yards of yarn and are rated either Beginner or Easy+.
This would be a great book to add to your crochet pattern library!
My favorite designs include Fingerless Gloves, Snow Scarf and Hat Set and the Coasters.

One lucky reader will win a copy of this book, compliments of Leisure Arts. To be eligible to win, comment on this post telling us what you usually prefer to crochet: home decor, thread crochet, wearables, accessories, afghans or toys and dolls.
Please don't forget to LEAVE your EMAIL ADDRESS  or a way that you can be reached if you are the winner. One winner will be drawn at random next Wednesday, February 15, 2012.
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88 comments :

Crochet Dude(Rob) said...

I love to crochet Blankets because everyone is different and all have a storie behind them. email crochetdude85@yahoo.com.au

Amy said...

I love to crochet afghans, stocking caps,toys for the grandkids..andof course dishcloths.thank you for a chance to win.my e-mail is mousecat8(@)yahoo.com

Hillery said...

Cool book!! Now, what I want to know, is where and how everyone stores all their yarn bits? Mine are everywhere! UGH!

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Right now I have an obsession with hats, but also dolls in between. I'd love to win that book! Thank you! hdvixen@aol.com

Holly Louise said...

What a fun book! I love crocheting blankets as gifts for my family - such a great way to make sure they're (hopefully) thinking of me while snuggled up on the couch on a cold winter night!
hljweston@gmail.com

Susan D said...

I love to crochet hats! I love making them for me and my relatives but I especially love making animal themed hats for children! susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

Mindy said...

My favorite projects are wearable accessories and afghans. Thanks for the chance to win!
justforthis917 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Eileen said...

I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Have a great day! :)
Eileen

Sarah said...

I love to crochet everything! Lol, right now is is accessories and home decor. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Looks to be a great book!

sarasaki3@gmail.com

Kristine said...

I like to make wearables, and my goal this year it to use up my stash! Pretty much impossible, but I'm going to try.

Cisca said...

I like making wearables and I've tried making amigurumi in the past. My current project is a cowl.
Pick me!! :)
dodkalm83 at gmail dot com

Heidi said...

I like to make hats and other kids related items that work up quick! drew_heidi@hotmail.com

Tara said...

Well, I love to make hats & scarves... I've made probably 50 since I learned to crochet in October. I've just finished pattern testing a shawl, however, and I think I've found a new obsession!

Krista said...

I usually make scarves and blankets. I like to try new stitches. This book looks fun! Pick me!
Kmhagen23@hotmail.com

Laura said...

I like making toys and quick projects.

Katelyn said...

I love to crochet afghans, I try to get into other things but always come back to a beautiful blanket! Thanks for the chance to win!
kateyhbf@gmail.com

Leanne said...

I love to do photography props and kids hats. littlec79@gmail.com

Carleen said...

I like to crochet wearables & blankets.
carleen1978@gmail.com

Khanh said...

I love to crochet since it calms and very relaxing for me.

JudithG said...

I love to crochet accesories- hats, bags, scarves. Anything that uses yarn :)

gehl said...

I love to crochet wearables...hats, gloves, scarves... and would love to win this book.

~Rachée said...

Great book idea! I am a scarf fiend but find that I have lots of bits of yarn left. This book will help eliminate all of that.
-r
Rachee
rungirl1 a2 gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Always looking for ways to use up those little and not so little bits of yarn. lisaloo44@yahoo.com

hillsdale hooker said...

I love to crochet everything and anything!! But I guess amigurumi's are a fave! I need instant gratification!LOLO!!!!

Patti said...

I really enjoy crocheting baby clothes , afghans , and things for my home.
pjones106@aol.com

ManfaMae said...

I love crocheting accessories such as hats,headbands and quick and easy gifts for my friends and family.

seussy@nc.rr.com

Shirley Berger said...

I prefer to make home decor OR hair accessories!

Anonymous said...

I love to crochet everything I use yarn and thread I make a lot of things for the needy I give away everything I make to those in need.it makes my heart feel great to know I can help .ilovegod743@yahoo.com

Cindy Fearon, RYT/LMT said...

i love to crochet wearables (especially scarves) and blankets. at the moment i'm especially loving to make hats. so fun to wrap up the ones you love in something you've made yourself!

jackie-tn said...

I love to crochet accessories and baby stuff! (but I really love it all!)

Steph said...

I Love to Crochet Home Decor, Sample Afghans & Accessories.
This looks like an interesting book and would LOVE to snoop through it.
Good Luck to all :)

creativethoughts9@hotmail.com

fran said...

I do a lot of crochet for our grandaughters. Love making hats and
toys for them. Also I make crocheted blankets for the animal shelter.
Fran
bostonvinny@yahoo.com

TnWonderer said...

I use to do mostly Afghanz but have gotten where I like making hatzzzz

Wanda
TnWonderer1@aol.com

Sue said...

I love to crochet Christmas gifts as well as baby layettes!!!
Sue Bailey
rbailey246@comcast.net

Gwen said...

I love to crochet baby things, and toys, mostly dolls.....would love to win this book...alba4195@yahoo.com

ajz said...

I love to crochet accessories. This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

I love to crochet things for charity--blankets, hats, etc. It's relaxing and I feel good about making a contribution too!

jbkcrochet@gmail.com

Jacqui said...

I crochet accesories: hats, scarves, headbands, flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Sedruola Maruska said...

I am coming away from accessories, although I still love them, and working more on wearables such as sweaters, skirts etc.

smaruska34@gmail.com

Thanks Jocelyn!

LissaAnn said...

Love to do small toys, there just little smiles! masheldon7770@gmail.com

.emma.stormy. said...

My friends think I'm crazy cause I love doing afghans!!!

Emma
emmastormy08@gmail.com

Tammi Day said...

I'm into wearables, mostly hats and socks. I really should do something in between!

Linda Ritz said...

Love to crochet almost everything! But mostly Amigurimi. fibers42@yahoo.com

Richard Rose said...

I'll tackle anything, doilies, blankets, tea cosies, etc, but I would have to say my favourite things to make are toys. moriarty1958@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

I love to crochet hats. Especially for little ones! Thanks :) thinkmorehappythoughts@msn.com

Anonymous said...

hats, hats and more hats ;) I do a lot of charity work for patients :) tam62160@hotmail.com

Hardware Queen said...

I love to crochet dishcloths. Quick, easy, and portable projects.
hardware_queen at hotmail.com

Lady D Crochet said...

I think I love to crochet hats and smaller projects so I can get done faster to start something else!:)

CarolB said...

I have been teaching myself to crochet by watching you tube tutorials. I've made hats, booties, toys & recently a baby afghan. I also loom so I have lots of left overs to use.
carolblakeley@sympatico.ca

Evelyn Mayfield said...

It is easier to say what I do NOT love to crochet (sigh). This past year or two, I find a lot of joy in crocheting for the needy with our little group - hats, gloves, scarves for the homeless; shawls and lapghans for a nursing home; and newborn and preemie hats, sweaters and blankies.

I love crocheting my fave adult bootie slippers and any angel pattern I can find.

I love all weights: worsted and thread.

emayfieldz at aol com

Bev said...

I just finished crocheting a baby beanie and cuddle sack. They worked up fast, are very cute and are great baby shower gifts! I'd love to win the book. Thanks!

bev.stanfield@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I tend to crochet blankets and clothing for my daughter, including lots and lots of purses. She can't seem to get enough of them! felinasm@gmail.com

leslie said...

i love crocheting hats, purses, scarves and flowers alilsis_c@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I do afghans, totes, scarves, wraps and household stuff. Always looking for ideas. Cawsmobile@Gmail.com

LacyAnn said...

I like to make hats - small, quick to finish and I can do so many different things.

Pat B. said...

I love to crochet throws/afghans, doilies, coasters and most of all love trying new patterns. I would love to have this book to use up all of my left-over yarn! patbuynak@hotmail.com.

Unknown said...

Blankets, scarves, and hats are what I do most as gifts but I drool over shawls, wraps, and sweaters often.

I make a lot of baby items because I think there would be nothing better than getting a handmade gift for an event so special as a baby.

79blazer@bresnan.net

principeta said...

This is lovely giveaway,book sounds great>I don't do thread crochet,but home decor and wearables,mostly hats are my favorite things to crochet,together with ornaments.Thanks for chance to win this.

craftycarol said...

I like to crochet baby afghans and scarves and use up the scraps by making hats.

Carmen said...

My favorite is thread crochet! sweepluv09 at gmail dot com

Michele said...

I like to make accessories, small gifts, and home decor items. I've been toying with making a sweater since I started crocheting in 2006.
gftgiver@juno.com

Traci said...

I love to crochet hats! I also tend to have a few afghans I'm working on.

Lynna said...

I enjoy crocheting lots of different items. I made eight scarves for Christmas gifts. In January, I crocheted two infinity scarves, two pairs of slippers, a hat, a coin purse, and my very first sweater. So far this month, I've made another scarf, a case to store my hooks and am currently about halfway finished with a shawl. I guess I like variety. Thanks for the chance to win the book. My email is freepres@netscope.net

crazymotheringchick said...

Ha! I love to crochet anything and everything! I can really settle in to a beautiful afghan, but sometimes just want the instant gratification of a hat, a potholder, a scarf. Crochet is pretty where I spend my spare time.

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, oops, forgot to leave my e-mail... juliebbord@yahoo.com. Mine was the love of anything and everything! Afghans, hats, potholders, I've made them all.

CrochetBlogger said...

I love crocheting wearables. In particular, I enjoy adding crochet details to vintage or second hand clothing to give them new life.

Charlotte said...

I love to crochet with both yarn and thread but love thread the most. I just finished a christening dress set.
huffman@gmail.com
Charlotte's Web Page at yardsalesandcrochet.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I like to make baby blankets and afghans. Lately, I have been trying all kinds of new motifs and patterns. I never can figure out what to do with my leftover yarn though... I hope I win! :)

kolpin said...

i love blankets, because anyone can use them!

kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

crochetdyverse said...

i love making scarves....would really love to win that book

Stephanie B. said...

I love to make Home Decor & scarves & afghans. Reach me @ icrochetinoh@gmail.com

melsdaisypatch said...

I live to crochet blankets and toys
Melsdaisypatch at gmail dot com

TheCrochetFanatic said...

Lately, I've been on a thread crochet kick (crosses to donate to the "care team" at my church and thread bears. I like to do amigurumi also. Right now with having a very active 3 year old son running around, I do a lot of small projects. :o) taheil@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Love to crochet with thread,but am alway working on afghans for gifts. What a great way to use them up.
avidreader26@aol.com

Anonymous said...

luv to crochet hats and scarves.
dougherty76@netscape.net

Amouse said...

I love to make pot holders and dishcloths, it's a great gift for newlyweds.

barbara the happy hooker;-) said...

I love to crochet anything except doilys; I would like to win this , yes I have a lot of small amounts of yarn left over and it would make great gifts to the poor, in need of gloves, hats scafs etc........ choose me I'm always helping people

sthoren@chartermi.net said...

I love to crochet afghans for babies, they are fun to give. I have one special pattern that I make to be use as a christening blanket.

NanasGirls said...

I love the fingerless gloves they would be great for running the cash register!

Jani said...

Lately I have been crocheting baby hats. My daughter has a lot of friends having babies these days!
janiandcompany@juno.com

Anonymous said...

I am still in learning stages but I love to crochet washclothes and now prayer shawls. email is lwhitesall@gmail.com

Sue Gaines said...

I love to crochet lap blankets for shut-ins, each of my kids and grandchildren are always wanting something crochet for themselves or for a friend that is having a baby or needs dishcloths for a wedding present. I had rather crochet than eat!!!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Nelsminnesota2000@ yahoo.com.

mariarw said...

I love crocheting. I have made some crochet flowers but I would love the book because I would love to learn other types of flower making. mrwbarbie@gmail.com

SimchasJewels said...

I seem to most often finish accessories. I guess quick projects are well suited to my crochet ADD.

Melissa said...

For me, it's a toss-up between wearables & afghans. I love making things that make others happy. I would love to win this book so I can keep on making happiness! Melissa.savoy@gmail.com

kate said...

I'm new to crocheting. So far Ive done a crochet grocery bag, a scarf, an amigurumi that was supposed to be a bird but wound up being an apple, and an amigurumi that was supposed to be a little red car, but turned out more like a strawberry. Oh well! Like I said, I'm new to crochet. K8maver at gmail dot com

Cecelia said...

I like to crochet mostly kitchen items. I have made many potholders and hot pads. I finished 3 afghans last year. Right now I am making some dishcloths.