Only 1 week left!

Monday, June 24, 2019

The 2019 Chain Link conference is fast approaching, and there is only 1 week left to get those entries in for the fashion show.

If you are a member and attending the conference, please consider entering something! The fashion show is low key and fun, and your entry does not need to be your own design. 

We have made some changes to the entry process this year. The entry form is entirely online and is due by June 30th.

I hope to see all your lovely projects in the show!

Book Review - Crochet in a Day

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Title: Crochet in a Day
Author: Salena Baca, with Danyel Pink and Emily Truman
MSRP: $24.95 USD

Book review by Pia Thadani - Stitches n Scraps

I received a free review copy of Crochet in a Day from Stackpole Books. Although I accept free products for review, I do not guarantee a positive review. My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions. All images of copyrighted material are used with permission.

Do you like crochet projects that work up quickly? Get your quick crochet fix from Crochet in a Day!

Salena Baca is the author of My Crocheted Closet, which I had reviewed some time ago.  In Crochet in a Day, she joins forces with two other talented designers, Danyel Pink, and Emily Truman, to bring you a whopping 42 projects. All of the projects are designed to work up in a day or less.

The first half of the book focuses on wearables. There are hats, headbands, shawls, mitts, and more. There's even a cute pair of slipper socks.

One of my favorite designs in the book is this Dreamy Poncho. It's a simple pattern that really does work up quickly, but looks so lovely, lacy and elegant that it looks like it took forever.

The last half of the book focuses on home decor, featuring washcloths, baskets, table linens, and other decorative items. This hanging herb holder is reminiscent of classic macrame plant holders, and would brighten up any kitchen. 

I also love the chunky, Fast Track Basket. One can never have enough baskets. Of course, the only logical thing to fill a yarn basket with is...more yarn! 

There are so many more beautiful patterns in this book than I can show you here. If you're a crocheter who likes to have a finished object every time you sit down to crochet, this is the book for you.  

You can enter to win your own copy of Crochet in a Day! 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. The winner will be contacted by email and must reply to that email and provide the shipping address 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 at 11:59pm Central Time on June 30th. Hurry and enter below! 

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