Simply Crochet Countdown to Fun

It's here! Simply Crochet: 22 Stylish Designs for Everyday
is releasing Dec 7 in print (or now in ebook). In honor of its release, I am hosting a party.

The book is packed with gifts since all projects use less then 5 balls of yarn, perfect for your holiday gift crocheting. The book is also packed with great designers, hence the party. Everyday in December we will be talking about one of the projects in the book. You can see the full schedule below. We will be going through the book in order, like we are turning the page and finding out from the designer herself on each project. I can't wait to hear all their behind the scenes on working on the projects myself.

Besides the projects themselves, the book explores what it really means to crochet on a budget. I proposed this book right before I was laid off, and at the time we had to go down to 24 hour work week. Needless to say, my family had budget planning on the mind like never before. I had a ton of stash yarn and I knew there was a great book in there somewhere. Of course at the same time, I was also pregnant. When the book got going, I had an infant and no time to design all the projects myself. So I roped in some of my crochet friends, and tapped their brains on crocheting on a budget. They had amazing projects that only used a few balls of yarn and totally was invigorating working with them on each one. I only have 6 projects in the book, but I think you will love everything they made as much as I do. I also included my tips on how I crochet on a budget. So besides great projects to use that stash yarn, or leftover yarn bits; there are ideas on picking stitches that will make your crochet go farther, literally; recycling yarn from old sweaters; organizing your yarn so you do not "lose" any skein; and more.

Hope you enjoy! Here's a preview to tempt you. Don't forget to come back tomorrow and the day after and the day after...

Simply Crochet Countdown to Fun Schedule:
1 Ball or Less
Dec 1 Iced Ascot by Rebecca Velasquez
Dec 2 Flapper Hat by Margaret Hubert
Dec 3 Billows of Baubles Scarf by Sheryl Means
Dec 4 Twist Cowl Wrap by Linda Permann
Dec 5 Mystic Cuff by Robyn Chachula
Dec 6 Emma Lace Scarf by Simona Merchant-Dest
Dec 7 Diamonds and Lace Hat by Linda Permann
Dec 8 Neck Lattice by Vashti Braha

3 Balls or Fewer
Dec 9 Botan Placemats by Marlaina Bird
Dec 10 Tapestry Basket by Carol Ventura,
Dec 11 Blooming Beauty Purse by Tracie Barrett
Dec 12 Nedburt Puppet by Robyn Chachula
Dec 13 Natalie Shrug by Megan Granholm
Dec 14 Giselle Vest by Simona Merchant-Dest
Dec 15 Sidney Cardigan by Robyn Chachula
Dec 16 Annabel Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

5 Balls or Fewer
Dec 17 Tallula Baby Top by Marlaina Bird
Dec 18 Amelia Cardigan by Julia Vaconsin
Dec 19 Float Vest, Float Cardigan by Robyn Chachula
Dec 20 Linked Jacket by Robyn Chachula
Dec 21 Dots and Dashes Blanket by Ellen Gormley
Dec 22 Spa Shawl Top, Spa Shawl Tunic by Doris Chan


Mary Sarah said...

A design a day sounds like is a fun idea! I already love this book.

CrochetBlogger said...

Terrific way to share the book!!