Adopt a Book – Crochet Me & Blueprint Crochet

Books are my weakness.  It doesn’t matter whether the book is fiction, non-fiction, or a pattern book, I love all books. I have been known to purchase a crochet book because I love one pattern in the book, and my crochet book collection is extensive (although I can always find a new book to add to my library). Because of my great love of books I cannot pass up a book sale, and I am delighted to announce that the Interweave Store is currently having a doozy of a sale!

I was first drawn to Crochet Me because of the spectacular sweater on the cover and after reviewing the gorgeous patterns inside, I had to have a copy of this fabulous book. I immediately began work on Robyn Chachula’s Victorian Shrug + Wrap, and I loved how easy it was to follow the pattern.

Crochet Me

This sweater is one of the most comfortable and flattering sweaters I own and I wear it frequently every winter. As an added bonus I crocheted my sweater with alpaca so it is as toasty warm as it is beautiful. Because of my great love for this sweater, when I saw that Robyn had written a book, Blueprint Crochet, I knew that I would need a copy (without even seeing any of the patterns).

When I picked up my copy of Blueprint Crochet I found it as wonderful as I knew it would be, and my only challenge was figuring out which fantastic design I want to make first. I have fluctuated between several different designs, but I have finally narrowed down my selection to the Maggie Wrap Top.

Maggie Wrap Top

Now that the hard part of selecting the pattern is over, I have the challenge of selecting the yarn.  I have two color options in a fabulous cotton I love, or I might go a more traditional route and use a merino wool. Or, perhaps I’ll make two sweaters, one in cotton and one in wool.  Regardless of the final yarn choice, I know that I will love this finished sweater and I cannot wait to wear it this summer.

What about you? What are your favorite Crochet Me and Blueprint Crochet patterns?

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I Love Sales!

If you are like me, you cannot pass up a good sale and the Crochet & Knit Shop is currently offering a 40% off everything sale that I can’t resist. With such deep discounts now is the time to pick up those hooks, notions, and kits that you have been eying. And you won’t have to limit yourself because once the discount is applied you can pick up an entire crochet project for the cost of one item. Sales like this don’t come around often and to encourage you to take advantage of this amazing deal, I have put together a collection of a few of my favorite things.

Must Haves!

Hooks

Interchangeable hook sets are a must for every project bag and I love the easy to use Denise Crochet Hooks. Featuring 14 different sized hooks this set is sure to have the perfect size for your next project.

Denise Crochet Needles in a Della Q Case Red | NM70402

Cross-crafters

If you are like me and you are both a knitter and a crocheter, now is the perfect time to pick up the  Denise Knit & Crochet Set. Featuring 14 knitting needles and 12 crochet hooks, this set will have the hook or needles you need for your next project.

 

Bags

I love my JanetBasket Aluminum Frame Basket. The aluminum frame makes it very light-weight and the open top makes it easy to see what is in your bag ensuring that you have your project, pattern, and extra yarn. The handles fold down for easy access to the interior while you are crocheting,  plus the entire basket collapses down for easy storage when you are not using it (although I am always using mine so it’s never been collapsed…). Available in several fun fabrics I need to add a few more of these baskets to my project bag collection.

JanetBasket Vintage Large Aluminum Frame Basket | NM80553

If you love this bag but you are worried about your project falling out, pick up this handy basket cover and worry no more!

JanetBasket Brown Large Basket Cover | NM80560

 

Fun Kits

Get a jump start on your Halloween crafting with the fun Mummy, Pumpkin, and Frankenstein Treat Bag kits.  Including all of the yarn and the pattern necessary to make these fun bags, this kit will be a hit with kids of any age.

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Don’t let this sale pass you by – use the discount code CAKS 40 and receive 40% off your next purchase.