Thursday, June 28, 2012

Today Only - Impromptu Crochet Pattern Sale


We are having an impromptu #crochet pattern sale! For TODAY ONLY, June 28, 2012, take a WHOPPING 50% off ANY pattern or patterns from our Too Cute Crochet Etsy shop: Use the coupon code TODAYONLY at checkout! There is NO limit on the amount of patterns to purchase! Hurry, though, this SALE is only for today and will end tonight!
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Crochet Garden Book Giveaway

Congratulations to Jennifer of TX for being the winner of our Crochet Garden book giveaway! Thank you to everyone who commented and participated!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crochet Garden Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

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
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!




 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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