Book Review - My Crocheted Closet

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Title: My Crocheted Closet
Author: Salena Baca
MSRP: $19.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches'N'Scraps

Does your wardrobe need an update? Fill your closet with the stunning crochet pieces from "My Crocheted Closet!"

There are 22 modern, stylish patterns in this collection, and you're going to want to make them all (I know I do!) The patterns come from 13 different designers, so there's some variety in styles. There are light and lacy, warm weather designs, and chunky cold weather wear too. There's a list of the designers in the back, and the the main project photos show the designers name. Each designer also has a lovely bio near one of their patterns, which I thought was fun!

Those of you know me know that I'm not exactly small, so I really appreciate that many of the garments come in larger sizes, some of them up to 2x.  The Daring Duster is one of those, and I love everything about it...the length, the color, the rollable it has pockets!

I also really like the Signature Skirt. It comes in larger sizes and has a flattering fit, though I'm not nearly so daring and would have to make it much longer! Luckily, that looks like it would be easy to do with this pattern.

Besides garments, the book also has all those fun accessories that finish off the perfect outfit. There are bags and hats, a headband, boot cuffs, mitts, and even a statement necklace! 

You can enter to win your own copy of My Crocheted Closet! This prize is generously provided by the publisher, Stackpole Books. To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, with a valid shipping address in the US or Canada, and phone number. The winner will be contacted by email, and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address and phone number within 1 week in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not reply within 1 week, a new winner will be selected.

The giveaway ends on November 30th. Hurry and enter below! 

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Disclaimer: A free review copy of  My Crocheted Closet was provided by Stackpole Books. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

9 (Mostly Free) Crochet Patterns for Unisex Hats

Monday, November 6, 2017

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and it's time for my monthly seasonal roundup of crochet patterns designed by Crochet Guild of America members! (If you’re a crochet designer and a CGOA member and would like to grant us permission to use your patterns in these roundups, please contact me via my blog.)

This month’s roundup features 9 (mostly free) crochet patterns for unisex hats. These projects make great accessories as the weather cools down. These are also great for last-minute gifts for the children, men, and women on your handmade holiday list. Photos are used with permission of the designers. Enjoy!

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