Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crochet Garden Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

CROCHET GARDEN
Bunches of Flowers, Leaves and Other Delights by Suzann Thompson

Today is the first day of Summer! And just in time, we have a wonderful crochet book giveaway that is chock full of Summertime! Lark Crafts has just released a beautiful new book,
Crochet Garden, "Bunches of Flowers, Leaves and Other Delights, by Suzann Thompson.

If you are a flower enthusiast and a crocheter, then you are going to  LOVE this book!

Suzann "provides a delightful collection of garden-inspired creations" for crocheters looking for small and lovely projects to make. The book is divided into four sections: Botanical Gardens, Inspired Gardens,
International Gardens and Fun and Fantastic Gardens. Each section represents a different genre in the floral world. Botanical Gardens feature well-known varieties. Inspired Gardens are based on decorative motifs. International Gardens incorporate flower varieties from all over the World. Last but not least, Fun and Fantastic Gardens feature interpretations of many floral themes that seem to be straight out of the designer's imagination!

Suzann is a very talented designer who has painstakingly recreated an incredible amount of flowers realistically! Some patterns feature life-like interpretations of well known flowers and leaves. She does
a beautiful job of designing in crochet and  many items are associated with flowers from all walks of the art world. Several crochet projects are included to incorporate these lovely blossoms into useable and wearable
art. Most designs use only small bits of yarn, so it is a great book to purchase for 'stash-busting' purposes!
This is Suzann's second flower book for Lark Crafts. Her first flower book is the ever popular Crochet Bouquet, Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers. You can read more about Suzann's work
at www.textilefusion.com
It was incredibly difficult to choose which pattern images I was going to use for this blogpost! There are so many beautiful flower images in this book. Below are JUST A FEW of my favorites!






 Dogwood

















                                                Dogwoods









 


 Coleus Leaves











                                               European Rose








Each and every reader is eligible to receive a free copy of Crochet Garden from the Publisher! Just leave a comment on this post telling everyone what YOUR favorite SUMMER flower is! Please remember to give me your contact information or EMAIL address in the comment. A random winner will be drawn on 6/28/12.
You can keep abreast of all new Lark Book titles by visiting their blog. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

Crochet Bouquet is available from the publisher or you can get it at a reduced rate at Amazon.
Disclaimer: A review copy of this book was provided to Cute Crochet Chat.
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37 comments :

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Thanks for this giveaway! Hydrangeas are my favorite summer flower - I love the bunches of color.

Anonymous said...

My favorite flowers are normally lillies and daisies, but I have the most beautiful pink rose bush growing by my fence right now and it is GORGEOUS! :)

Carol
scjanderson@hotmail.com

ajz said...

I love sunflowers and would love to win this book-thanks for the chance!

Renee G said...

I love dahlias.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Luci said...

My favorite summer flower is delphinium!
lldutton@peoplepc.com

Anonymous said...

aster and lavender. but recently i took a big liking to sunflowers, im moving to my first apartment and my kitchen is going to be sunflowers. ive loved lavender for as long as i can remember.

jenangie_2010@yahoo.com

Beatrice C. La'Nore said...

What a great book review! My favorite summer flower is the Peony :)
~B
http://www.bclskeystrokes.blogspot.com
beatriceclanore (at) gmail (dot) com

copilarim said...

What a wonderful book!!! I love all kind of flowers... it's so hard to pick just one.. hmmm But, since it's summer i'll pick some daisies - and hopefully they'll bring me good luck;)
hugs and thanks for this chance
rux

(copilarim[at]gmail[dot]com)

SimchasJewels said...

Nice book! My favorite flowers have always been daffodils.

simchasjewels @ hotmail.com

Beth W. said...

What a cute book! Dahlias are my summer favorite...all those colors!

Thanks.
bawetherell@gmail.com

Katelyn said...

This looks like a great book. My FAVORITE flower is the lily, not to say that I don't like pretty much everything else as well! This is the best time of the year when all of the flowers are out. It is pretty impressive that Suzann Thompson can make realistic flowers out of crochet! Thanks for the great review and chance to win!-kateyhbf@gmail.com

Princess Ridge Farm said...

I love purple Irises

Nicole said...

Day Lilies are by far my favorite summer flower! I'm always looking for more colors and varieties to add to my garden :)

Contact info is already connected to the email button on my Blogger profile :)

Anonymous said...

I love our local wildflowers, Globe Mallow and Blue Flax. Looks like a great book!

Rachel
rachelmiller02@yahoo.com

ne-knopka said...

My favorite summer flower is peony

Anna

anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I like Irises, especially in groups of different colors.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

I love the dogwood.

Hookin It With Mr. Lick Lick said...

Forgot my email, though it's on my profile - hdvixen@aol.com

Mary said...

I have just recently planted a new dogwood tree.. (celestial), white with a pink edge... so I'm going to go with the dogwood....

fleetian1@gmail.com

SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...
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SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

My favorite summer flower has to be sweet peas! I love the colour, the shape and the smell!
susand1408 at gmail dot com

Kristin Steel said...

Geraniums - some even survived the winter this year

Alice said...

Thx so much for this giveaway! Love those crocheted flowers.

Hmm, I like peonies, hydrangeas, and honeysuckles!

Kristine said...

I have 2 favorites. Lily of the Valley and the Stargazer Lily.

Micki Goodell said...

Zinnias! mickigoodell@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite flower is the pansy bu love making all sorts of flowers to add to gifts.
Diane
lovemygessies@yahoo.com

Dilly Tante said...

I love sweet peas. The book looks fab!
dillytanteblog at gmail dot com

Kelli McDaniel said...

My favorite is the Morning Glory. thank you for the offer!
kellijo68@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Sunflowers and tiger lilies rah010155@comcast.net. robbie

-C- said...

i love sunflowers :)
dodkalm83 at gmail dot com

Francie said...

I love irises. :)
francieg@juno.com

Bren said...

Hydrangeas are my fav :-)

Deanna said...

Thank you for the offer :)! My favorite flowers are forget me nots!!! Love these- rudedog2000@live.com

Whitney said...

Looks like a lovely book-and your site is so cute! -Whitney Christmas whitneync at gmail.com. My favorite is hydrangeas!

Dana Bincer said...

This looks like a must have! I am loving the pictures you shared. The Dogwood is amazing. My favorite summer flower? Too many to choose from! I love roses, daisies, columbines, honeysuckle, trumpet vine...gosh, if it blooms, I love it.

~T said...

Lavender and Lilacs are my favorite summer flowers. I love the different shades of purple, and the beautiful scent that is given off from the lilac bush outside my bedroom window.

Kim said...

Sumflowers are the best!