Today I will talk a little bit about Laurinda Reddig's latest book Rowan's Learn to Crochet Sampler Afghan. Laurinda is a very talented crochet designer and teacher. You can find her beautiful blog ReCrochetions right over *here*.
I'm giving away a free copy of the book today--
so keep reading to find out more!
If you want to learn to crochet and you just need someone who takes you by the hand and teaches you everything from the very beginning this is the perfect book for you. But also more experienced crocheters will find a lot of new stitches to learn.
You are learning to make 16 different stitches to create the 16 sampler squares for the afghan. Laurinda walks you through all the ways to insert your hook into the stitches to create the most common stitches including basic stitches, combination stitches and textured stitches. All very well explained along with 30 step-by-step photo tutorials for every stitch. In addition to this Laurinda is teaching you how to read crochet patterns by explaining all of the common things, you will find in other crochet patterns. You also learn to make 4 easy baby blankets with 4 different edgings and how to work in the round to crochet a cute little baby hat.
What I really like about this book is, that you have all the information you need for making this beautiful afghan in one book. You can take the book, some yarn and a crochet hook, cuddle on your couch and you are done. I remember, when I started to crochet, I sat in front of my computer most of the time, because I had to look up every stitch which was used in my pattern. But here Laurinda guides you through all the steps of afghan-making from how to make a slip knot to how to block the squares and sew them all together. And if you don't want to make a complete afghan, you can use the stitches you have learned for other fun projects like dishcloths or potholders or whatever comes to your mind!
My projects from the book:
|Rey of Sunshine Blanket|
|Treya's Treasure Blanket|
|and two baby hats|
Rowan's Learn to Crochet Sampler Afghan by Laurinda Reddig is published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 3, 2012) and has 74 pages.
The book is available as a Left or Right-handed edition.
You can buy a copy from the book at *amazon* or *createspace*. Proceeds from the sale of the book are going to Rowan's Milk, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education on Lactation After Loss to mothers who have lost a baby, and their health care providers.
Laurinda has kindly provided me a free copy of her book (the right-handed edition), for one of my readers! So for a chance to win, just leave me a comment below until Sunday, 08.08. 2013. The giveaway is open for everybody around the world! One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday, 09.09.2013.
Good luck to all of you!