Hey friends! I am pleased to announce that one lucky reader will win a copy of "Simple Crochet" by Erika Knight, along with a 120 yd. skein of Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and a crochet hook. Everything you need to go from beginner to awesome expert crochet-warrior princess.
St. Martin's Press sent me a copy to review along with one to give away. The author really lays it ALL out in this book... Differences between yarns, tools, terminology, etc. I already knew much of it from experience, but there's always more to learn. I can imagine that if you knew nothing about yarn aside from "what is yarn?" you could jump right into this book. Learning to crochet by yourself (like me!) can be a little tricky but the illustrations in this book are honestly super helpful. Between that and YouTube, I'd say it can be learned pretty darned quick. Don't get me wrong, you'll need to focus a little, but it's easier than knitting (says me!)
My favorite part, and what I think is the most helpful to me is that there are 20 project patterns in the book and they go up in skill level for each successive project. So you don't jump into a project and feel like you've bit off more than you can chew. If you follow the progression, you can develop quite the skill. And the projects are of useful things, like slippers and mittens and laptop covers...So you don't end up with like 1000 scarves and 300 doilies (though there are a couple in there, for your experience :)
Anyhoo, there are 3 ways/chances for each of you to ENTER!
1. Be a follower here, and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite snack! or favorite animal.
2. Be a liker on Facebook and comment on the giveaway photo there
3. Share the giveaway link on your blog or Facebook and post another comment here letting me know you shared (and a link to your blog, if applicable. I like to look at blogs!)
Each person can enter up to 3 times in the ways above. International readers are welcome! The winner will be chosen on Monday, September 10th in a random way. Thank you for entering, and good luck!