THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Congrats to Catherine, Marilyn, Rebekah, and DedD. Stay tuned for more giveaways!
The fine folks at Interweave/F+W Media were kind enough to send us copies of new books using Berroco yarns, so we’re paying it forward and gifting our fans with copies of books and yarn to make the projects in them! This week, we’ve got another crochet book—Alessandra Hayden’s Modern Tapestry Crochet (Interweave/F+W Media 2017).
What is tapestry crochet, you ask? It’s a way of creating pictorial tapestries in crochet—sort of like working Fair Isle or stranded colorwork in knitting. Unlike the knitting version, however, tapestry crochet weaves the floats into the fabric, so you end up with a reversible project that looks fantastic no matter which way is facing out. Alessandra does a fantastic job of explaining the basics of tapestry crochet, though you will benefit from knowing how to work basic crochet stitches in advance (there is a glossary for a few more “advanced” crochet stitches, but all of the projects are fairly simple—this “barely-a-crocheter” could do these projects).
The pieces in this book are simply stunning—small accessories that can be completed quickly, larger shawls and throws that are perfect for cozy evenings, and carry-alls that look like they’d be fun to make and use. Let’s take a look at some of the projects!
This is the Passenger Slouch, with three different motifs worked around the body of this slouchy hat.
This is the Route Maps scarf, which uses a Greek key motif in a self-fringing scarf.
The Evergreen Country cowl uses a wide motif to create a boldly patterned cowl, crocheted in the round.
The West Wind Shawl is a show-stopper of a shawl, with it’s fluid pattern and all-around fringe.
The Crossroads Scarf uses a diamond motif to create a classic crocheted scarf.
The Wayfinding Hat is designed to keep you warm, with a longer back brim, all topped with a jaunty pompom.
And the Northway Mittens will keep your hands warm and cozy with this three-color pattern (only two colors are worked in each round, so you don’t have to worry about yarn management).
There are twenty projects in the book, but all of the projects shown here use Berroco Vintage®! They all use just two to four hanks of Berroco Vintage, and with 92 shades of Vintage, the hard part will be narrowing down your color choices. You could also use Berroco Ultra® Alpaca or Berroco Ultra Wool in any of the projects that call for Berroco Vintage.
Want to win a copy of this book, and yarn to make a project? It’s simple! Just leave a comment on this blog post letting us know which of the projects you’re most interested in making. We have four copies of the book to give away, so we’ll have four winners—each winner will get to choose which yarn (Berroco Vintage, Berroco Ultra Alpaca, or Berroco Ultra Wool) and which colors they receive. edit: You have until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, August 14, 2017 to leave a comment, and this giveaway is open to anyone in the world ages 18 and older.