Saturday

Little Crochet Giveaway! (closed)

by Joanna
Today I am proud to share with you Linda Permann's brand-new book, Little Crochet!  I first met Linda via email when she was preparing to write a review of Freddie's Blanket this fall.  We met in person at TNNA in January, and had a great time visiting together there.  Most recently, Linda came to Denver to film her new crochet classes with Sympoz, and we were able to meet up for dinner, which was especially fun since I had a review copy of her book with me!

Crochet is something I have always admired but never taken the time to learn very well.  I made a pair of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls a few years ago, but aside from edging my handknits, that's about the extent of my knowledge of the craft.  My grandmother was a gifted crocheter, and made me a blanket 25 years ago.  I kept it on my bed for years and years, and it has now found a home with our toddler.

Meeting up with Linda this spring inspired me to just jump in and start learning!  Sister has been eager to learn more about crochet, too, so we are learning together!  We are starting with the sweet bib from Little Crochet:

And we found her clear instructions easy to follow- off we went, making the circle!

Next, Sister wants to make the Owl for Little Brother:

Linda's new book is chock-full of adorable crochet projects for little ones...

The Hooded Capelet,
photo by Heather Weston

Boat Neck Sweater,
photo by Heather Weston
and the Sweet Dreams Sleep Sack are a few of my favorites!
photo by Heather Weston
There are 24 patterns included in the book, along with great instructions for techniques, gorgeous photography, and an index- this part is really helpful for me, as a beginner.  You can see all of Linda's great patterns here on her Ravelry page.

On to the giveaway... I am happy to say we are giving away a copy of Little Crochet to one of our blog readers.  I am also including some yarn, too!

4 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fine and some tidbits from my stash for the embroidery... to make the Sweet Daisy Sundress.

And 2 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, to make a little boy bib.  We can't forget the boys, can we?

Giveaway Package

To enter, leave a comment answering this question:
Has anyone ever crocheted anything for you?  If so, what?  If not, that's okay, comment anyway!
Share the giveaway on fb or twitter, and leave a second comment to enter twice!

Comments are now closed, congrats to Sarah our winner!
note: a review and giveaway copy of this book were kindly provided by the publisher, Potter Craft  the yarn was provided by yours truly

62 comments:

  1. My mom used to free-form hats for me when I was little. She never really learned patterns. The were so ugly and had somewhat of a mushroom effect but I love her for it and can laugh with her about it now. My great aunt made all the new babies in our family these clowns with rattles in them and a matching blanket. Each child got a different colored striping yarn so we know which ones are ours. They are definitely something I will always treasure and I hope that when I have a baby someone will spoil my child like she did us.

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  2. I haven't been given any crocheted gifts but I have given several. I've made baby blankets, stuffed animals, cowls, and wash cloths. They are always well received. The blanket I made for my niece is her favorite, that just warms my heart!

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  3. I haven't had anyone crochet anything for me, I'm the only person in my family who does it. But, my aunt's mom has knitted baby blankets for my children.

    I love to give crocheted gifts now though and I've got a few babies to gift to this year!

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  4. I am blessed to say that both of my grandmothers crocheted. When I was a little girl, my Granny, my Dad's mom, made me a doll in a crocheted dress with the fullest skirt I had ever seen and bright red to match my room at the time. You were supposed to twirl the doll around and then set her the middle of the bed. I passed it down to my daughters, along with the crochet skills and hooks that were passed down to me. When I graduated from high school, my Grandma on my mom's side made each of her grandchildren an afghan with a matching pillow. Before she passed away, she wanted to make a blanket for each of the great grandchildren. I have the ones she made for my oldest three (although they are the size of shawls, really) and treasure them. They were the last ones she made before her Parkinson's took her hands out of her control. We saw Linda's book at the DFW Fiber Fest yesterday and my daughters feasted in the beautiful images inside and imagined themselves making everything! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  5. I've crocheted an edging on a shawl for myself

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  6. My mother in law crocheted some items for me and my daughter and I are learning! thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  7. My great-grandmother crocheted my sister and me afghans when we little. We still have them. :) This is an excellent giveaway! Thanks so much for offering it! *crosses fingers* I love that dress! :)

    HermioneWeasley on ravelry

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  8. I facebooked about this giveaway!

    HermioneWeasley on ravelry

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  9. I have never received a crochet gift but I love to give them! I can't wait to get my hands on this book, that little cape is calling my daughter's name.

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  10. I also shared on FB :) on the Tots and Bottom's page.

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  11. I usually crochet things for the others... lovely giveaway!

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  12. My grandmother made me a beautiful afghan when I was about 8. I still have it!

    This book looks wonderful!

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  13. What a neat book! My grandmother crocheted giraffe afghans for my brother and I when we were little. His was normal colors, but mine was pink and red and purple. We kept them until they were damaged beyond repair in a flood in our teens.

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  14. Actually, I've never gotten anything from anyone. I like to give the crocheted gifts. That's okay, I like being the giver.

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  15. I'm not sure anyone's ever crocheted anything for me - I'm the crocheter around here, so it's usually me giving things away. In fact, I'm really excited about the rocket applique pattern in the book, because it's just what I need to complete a baby shower gift I'm working on right now!

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  16. Not in recent years! But when I was little, my mom had friends who would crochet things for me. Now I can be the person who showers people with crochet gifts! : )

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  17. My grandmother crocheted me a koala about 30 years ago

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  18. Only once, a friend made an afghan for me as a wedding present. Otherwise, I crochet a lot of stuff for other people.

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  19. Yes, my grandmother crochet me the Kitschy kitchen clothes with the doll faces in the center as a wedding gift back in 1981. I remember thinking how much I disliked them. Now they are priceless. I appreciate that she spent that time thinking of me as she was making them.

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  20. Cannot remember ever receiving a proceed gift but I like making scarves for everyone. I learned to crouched from my grant and remember extremely ugly and so not square potholes I made for her after she taught me. I alwaysincreased by one each row as I proceed in the turning chain an to even it out I skipped stitches. My grant used them until the were so used they didn't protect her hands anymore.

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  21. I won a queen-sized afghan/bedspread @ a church raffle when I was 9. It is very complicated (and HEAVY!)

    I still have it & I love it, but I only really started to appreciate how much work & yarn it took once I started knitting.

    I'm teaching myself to crochet now & this book looks great!

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  22. I don't recall anyone crocheting anything for me although I have enjoyed a few knitted gifts over the years. I have made others crocheted items though and can't wait to get my hands on this book.

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  23. The first crocheted gifts I ever received were Barbie clothes from my mother. She made tons of clothes for our Barbies over the years and I still have them all. I have already continued that tradition and have made Barbie clothes for my daughter not to mention tons of other things:D

    Rav ID kristyh1981

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  24. one year for Christmas - very lean times for our family - my Mom crocheted outfits for every one of my dolls and my sister's dolls. It was such a surprise that I remember it with love still some 55 years later.

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  25. I also shared your contest on fb. My fb name is Barbara Purplemoose. :)

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  26. Crochet is my passion so I have crocheted many gifts but have not received a crochet gift!! I would love this book so I can crochet lots of items for my little grandsons.

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  27. My mom used to "grandma-sit" an elderly neighbor. When the kids (in their 50s) needed to go somewhere at night, my mom would sit with the older woman & keep her company. During this time, "Grandma F" was always crocheting. My mom didn't know it but what she was crocheting was a gift for my mom - a ripple pattern afghan. Grandma F and my mom have since passed away and I now have that treasured afghan.

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  28. When I moved into my first apartment, my sister crocheted an afghan for me. I still have it - 35 years later!

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  29. My Mom crochets the most beautiful heirloom blankets. She made one for each of my children when they were born and they are treasured and well-used items. I'd love a chance to win a copy of this darling book together with your yarn. Who wouldn't want to get started right away creating these adorable items!

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  30. Yes! My aunt made a bedspread for each of her 16 nieces and nephews as a wedding present - all different patterns and colours! Mine is now on the guest bed and still in great shape. Like you, I know enough to do edgings etc but this would inspire me onwards!!

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  31. I don't think anyone has ever crocheted something for me. My little brother started to make a crocheted top for my dolls, but never finished it. Though I have crocheted lots of things for myself and others.
    Thank you for the chance to win such a cute book!
    KJo on Ravelry

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  32. My mother made me a beautiful crocheted blanket when I was 17y/o.It was made from woool with purple & cream blocks that mom sewed together.When It was done, one could not see a single seem.I still have this blanket over 30 years later & it is in great shape.

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  33. This is so lovely giveaway,and so generous of you to include yarn too.I always crochet something for myself,don't have anybody to do that for me,but I receive once crochet scarf in swap.

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  34. What a cool giveaway! No one has ever crocheted anything for me, but I have crocheted zillions of gifts: blankets, hats, gloves, baby toys, scarves, baby mittens, baby booties, etc. They are always appreciated :) Elyse emjozwiak@hotmail.com

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  35. I have a granny square blanket crocheted by my great-grandmother. It has a place of pride in my guest room for all the family to use when they come to visit me!

    She did teach me to crochet when I was younger, and my favorite memory is of my cousin, T.J. quickly making squares while I was still working on a basic chain!

    With a little boy of my own and my sister expecting another child in a month, I'd love to try out a few of these patterns!

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  36. My grandma taught my sister and I to crochet edgings on towels and pillowcases. I am so thankful for the gift she gave us of being able to crochet.

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  37. My mother used to make afghans for the house, but I don't remember her making one just for me. She was the only person I knew who crocheted. I'm hoping, as my yarny friends increase, that I'll get something special from one of them. :)

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  38. My grandmother crocheted - I have a pineapple circular tablecloth she made - my mother crocheted - I have many doilies and a set of placemats she made - and my sister crochets - she recently sent me a surprise packeage containing a doily with hearts as the design and a beautiful pillow with a heart on one side. My ability to crochet is about what yours was originally, so maybe this book could expand my expertise in crocheting. :-)

    Zowmom on Ravelry

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  39. My Aunt Lena (now deceased) crocheted me MANY things! Dresses, blankets, doll clothes, little purses...it made me so sad to think that my children weren't going to have the same "love" that she gave me in all these handmade treasures so her daughter in law gave me blankets and pillows that Aunt Lena had made for her kids when my son was born and they decorate his nursery. When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I had the urge to pick up crochet again and began to make things for my son and baby to be. When she was born as soon as they said "it's a girl!" I knew exactly what her name would be...Lena! It was meant to be :)

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  40. My Momma's first project was a crocheted afghan for me in brown, orange and beige using the shell stitch. I love it! That was in 1974, and she still makes pretties for me today. Hats, scarves and more afghans!

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  41. I have tons of blankies that were crocheted for my when I was a baby by my 2 grandmas. Sadly one of them passed away a few years ago, but I was lucky enough to inherit her crochet hooks. They're all very ordinary, run-of-the-mill hooks, but to me they're priceless.

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  42. my mom crocheted some wonderful blankets/throws for me. now that she has passed away i remember her anytime i use one of the beautiful blankets.

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  43. The only item that I have that was crocheted for me.,is my lap blanket that my grandmother crocheted for me when I was about 10.
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  44. tweeted as hyperskygirl
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  45. shared on my fb
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  46. My mother crochets and I think just about everyone in the family has one she has made!

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  47. My grandmother has made blankets for all grandchildren and she was the one who taught me how to crochet :)

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  48. My husbands best friend has crocheted afghans for both our babies: a boy & a girl, who would look adorable in the projects in this giveaway. Ravelry=pammigliore

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  49. Posted on twitter as pammigliore.

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  50. My mother taught my son to crochet when he was seven years old because they are both left handed and I am not. When he came home after spending the weekend with his grandparents my son presented me with a crocheted hotpad (which I still have) and a small blanket for our cat to sleep on. My son is now twenty seven years old and I treasure these items.

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  51. I learned how to crochet when I was 7 or 8 from the neighbor lady next door. When I was a baby, my grandma and the neighbor, Mrs Graham crocheted us all kinds of blankets which i still have.

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  52. this book looks so precious!!

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  54. My grandmother made a blanket for me when I was a baby. It's the only thing I have left that belonged to her. She didn't live long enough to meet my daughter, but wrapping my new baby in it made me feel like I was sharing a deep love that has been passed down from generation to generation in my family. I would love to learn to crochet better so I can make a blanket for my daughter's baby some day.

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  55. I love to crochet and knit, I have made a ton of things for friends, family and my lovely little girls. I have so much joy in their excitement of getting some thing new that Mommy made. Fun fun fun
    Tara

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  56. I have very fond memories of my grandmother crocheting. When I was born, she made a set of baby booties and a bib. They were made with white crochet thread, embroidery thread, pink ribbon and a very small crochet hook. I still have that set. Then when I was expecting my first daughter my grandmom made a set for her. At the time, my grandmom was in a nursing home. All three of my daughters wore those booties on their baptismal day. Even though my grandmom could not be at the church for their baptisms, I had her handiwork as a sweet reminder of her love and faith. My grandmom was left-handed and I am very right-handed. Although she tried and tried, she was not able to teach me to crochet. After she passed away, I taught myself and currently I am teaching my daughters. I hope to keep crochet in my family. Your give-a-way is wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  57. Yes, I have had a a little old lady crochet me a doily once. I was 6 at the time and still have it! She is the lady that taught me to crochet at 5. She died about 13 years ago. I miss her dearly.

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  58. My grandmother crocheted me a shawl when I was a teenager. I do not remember what happened to it, I think I gave it to my mother. I crochet some but I knit a whole lot more. When I crochet too fast and for too long I get cramps in my hand, any suggestions to prevent this?
    The daisy dress is charming, and I love the little caplet, it would be fun to make a few for my granddaughters. The bib would be darling on my grandsons Tobias and Leo!

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  59. YES! You made me remember, a lady that volunteered at the office I worked p/t in high school, crocheted me a caplet in baby blue and pastels (like the caplet in your book w/o the hood). She loved that I was a handwork person and knew I would appreciate the homemade gift. It was long ago, wore it with baby blue bodysuit and wide leg pants, stylin. I STILL have i, could never part with it. Since it is spring and everything that is old is new I may just bring it out and wear it. Such good energy and memories it would bring to me.Thanks office when I was

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  60. Hi! Someone has crocheted me something(s) and I love them! My friend Jodi taught me to double crochet a few years ago and then promptly forgot how to crochet. Years later, I gave her an amigurumi book (she's always loved making stuffies!) and showed her how to crochet again, and now she's off! She's made me a little teddy bear, a stuffed rainbow, and a coffee cup cozy, all of which make me very happy :)

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  61. Both my sister in law and my ex's mother are crocheters, and I've received a number of scarves from them, plus baby clothes & blankets when my daughter was a baby. My ex's mother was the reason I learned to knit & crochet in the first place! :)

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  62. I have never received anything crochet as a gift, but my grandmother knew how to and she would crochet afghans and and such with ease. We have one of them here that she made and it's just beautiful. I recently self taught myself how to crochet and plan to make a lot of cute stuff for any future kids I have. I just love the pattern pictures you shared from this book. They are so beautiful and I love how it has girl and boy patterns. :-)

    Ravelry: mouse1996

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