Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Blueprint Crochet Sweaters Book Review and Giveaway

Happy middle of summer everyone! Things are usually a bit slow around Cute Crochet Chat for the summer months, as I spend more time with family and less on business. Is it that way for you in the Summer months as well?

Today Cute Crochet Chat is offering a book review and  GIVEAWAY of the much anticipated "BLUEPRINT CROCHET SWEATERS", Techniques For Custom Construction by Robyn Chachula, published by Interweave/F+W.

Fans of Robyn Chachula have been waiting for this book. An entire book of NEW Chachula sweaters that beg to be crocheted! As a bonus this book also contains four sweaters designed by a few of our favorite crochet designers!

Not only is this book filled with beautifully designed sweaters, but Robyn gives us incite into her methods of garment construction. She helps us to begin to  understand the basics of crochet design.

The Introduction alone is chock full of information and tips, giving us an understanding of some of the essentials of crocheting a sweater that truly fits.

We are introduced to four basic garment types with techniques for several variations of each style. There are sixteen sweater designs in all. At the start of each pattern, we are told exactly how this garment will be crocheted and constructed, allowing for a deeper understanding of the design before we even begin to crochet.

A few of the designs are intricate, but are broken down into manageable steps to help ensure success.

Blueprint Crochet Sweaters is not a book on how to design sweaters from scratch, but is full of many helpful hints to get you started. I love Robyn's light, welcoming writing style. It can almost seem as if she is sitting right next to you, helping with each step.

Continue below to see a sampling of some of the projects in this book and read about how you can win a copy of this book from Interweave, then check out this link to Robyn's own BLOG, where she discusses SIZING for the book.
Burnt Plaid Dress by Robyn Chachula

Magnolia Top by Robyn Chachula
Cranberry Cardigan by Robyn Chachula

Smoky Cropped Top by Drew Emborsky
Ruby Cropped Cardi by Marlaina Bird

Stormy Lace Tunic by Robyn Chachula

Veronica Pullover by Kristin Omdahl (Cover Design)

Would you like a chance to win a copy of Blueprint Crochet Sweaters?  Comment below with your EMAIL ADDRESS.  PLEASE do not forget to leave me your email address. I cannot contact the winner without it!
One lucky winner will be drawn at random on August14, 2013.

DISCLAIMER: Interweave/F&W Media provided the review copy and also the giveaway copy for this blog.
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Sharry said...

I'm a plus size gal who could really use this book to make sweaters that fit.

Sarah.Crochet said...

I am getting the desire to begin making garments for myself and really enjoy Robyn's work. I would love a chance to win!

Shannon said...

Oh what a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win this, the sweaters are beautiful and learning about some things in a bit more depth would be great.

Dena Lenham said...

Beautiful sweaters!

Karen C.K. Ballard said...

Being a Chachula fan, this book was already on my "have to get" list. I too would love to win it!!!

Pam Daley Designs said...

I checked out a copy of Robyn's previous blueprint book from a library and have been wanted to get my own copy since then. Would love to get the new version.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Pick Me!
Please pick me =D
Trying to condition myself to read blueprint patterns because everyone writes patterns differently & learning to read blueprint patterns properly could bridge the gap in working on patterns from different continents & cultures. Robyn is one of my favorite crochet designers & I've loved learning from her by watching 'Knit & Crochet Now' on my local PBS.

principeta said...

This looks amazing,patterns are wonderful.Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

Carmen N said...

Beautiful patterns - I esp like Cranberry Cardigan. Thanks for the giveaway! carmen99 at

Deb Gerry said...

This book is just what I need. I especially like the Magnolia Top and the Burnt Plaid Dress.

Heldasland said...

What a wonderful review, thank you