Friday, October 10, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree

Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree

by Edie Eckman

Paperback: 184 pages

Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC (September 9, 2014)


It's that time of year again... Knit & Crochet book season!  Of course, that means it's hurry-up-and-get-crafting-for-the-holidays season as well.

This holiday season, crocheters will be filling their homes (and probably the homes of their friends, family and co-workers as well) with festive, fresh, contemporary decorations thanks to Edie Eckman.  Edie's newest book, Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree is packed full of 18 patterns for ornaments, stockings, garlands and more!

As the title would suggest, the projects in Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree are divided into three sections.  Both beginners and experience crocheters will find projects to suit them.  To make things as simple as possible and ensure crafty success, patterns that are good beginner projects are clearly marked "Easy" at the top of the page.  Each pattern includes a symbol chart, description of the stitches used, and stunning full color photos of the projects.  Different crochet styles are used throughout, including beaded crochet, novel stitch patterns, tapestry crochet, and Tunisian techniques. 

While I do not crochet, I have a fond appreciation for those who do... and I've already got several items "wish-listed" for my Mom to make! 
The Bird Trio would make great ornaments or decorations for anywhere in the home (and can easily be used year round)....
The Beaded Garland would look stunning in red on my little table-top Christmas tree...
The Advent Garland is absolutely adorable (after all, what could add more warmth to any home - or yarn store, or coffee shop - than a string of socks and mittens to "dry by the fireplace")...
And the stockings and snowflakes are all absolutely stunning!

As I said, I do not crochet, but I highly suggest adding Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree to your library if you do!  Whether you're looking for a quick project, to make heirloom stockings, or a batch of bows to adorn all of your gifts this year, Edie's patterns shine through!   

About the Author: Edie Eckman is the author of best-selling books The Crochet Answer Book, Around the Corner Crochet Borders, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, and Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs, as well as coauthor of Crochet One-Skein Wonders.  Edie is a nationally known teacher, designer, writer, and editor in both the crochet and knitting worlds.  She currently calls Waynesboro, Virginia home.  You can catch up with Edie via her Facebook page or website.

How would you like to win a copy of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree?  Thanks to the great folks at Storey Publishing, I get to give away a copy to one lucky reader!
To Enter: 
  • Leave a comment below indicating why you want to win. Be sure your comment includes a way to contact you (link to Google+, your blog or an email address), in case you are the lucky winner!
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  • Get a bonus entry for liking the Lapdog Creations page on Facebook and commenting on any post on the page. Leave a separate comment indicating you did so.
Contest is open through Sunday, October 19 at 11:59pm eastern time. Winner will be picked by random number generator.
Disclaimer: Storey Publishing LLC sent 2 copies of Christmas Crochet for Hearth, Home & Tree to Lapdog Creations for review and give away purposes.  I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own.


Julie said...

I don't allow Mum to do any knitting or crocheting at the moment. The wool, moving needles, patterns to chew !! Its all too much for a little pup
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

tubby3pug said...

we dont crochet but wanted to wish you a great weekend
retro rover

Jenna Z said...

Neat! I do crochet, a lot more in the winter than in the summer.

emeraldmaz said...

I love crochet, especially in the cold months, keep busy and make something spiffy!!

emeraldmaz said...

I tweeted :

emeraldmaz said...

I liked and commented on facebook.

Marjie said...

I'm sure you could crochet, just don't, because even I can crochet. Mostly I make baby blankets, though. Happy weekending, Nic!

Sue said...

It sounds cute but I don't crochet either. My Mom always did my crocheting for me.

Sara Beth said...

I love the idea of crochet bows on Christmas presents! :-)

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Unknown said...

Ohhhh I love edie she is an awesome designer!!! And I love christmas patterns so double the fun!!!
Lori Schultz

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