Last week I received a review copy of this book:
This is the third “Stitch Red” book to promote womens’ heart health. It contain 30 crochet designs from a number of well-known crochet designers. In addition to the patterns, there is a section of tips and recipes for promoting a heart-healthy lifestyle.
(There is a whole Stitch Red website here.)
Designers in Crochet Red include:
Nora Bellows, Marly Bird, Debbie Bliss, Robyn Chachula, Edie Eckman, Drew Emborsky, Nicky Epstein, Tanis Galik, Norah Gaughan, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, Vickie Howell, Kit Hutchin, Jenny King, Erika Knight, Melissa Leapman, Kathy Merrick, Deborah Newton, Kristin Nicholas, Deborah Norville, Dora Ohrenstein, Kristin Omdahl, Linda Permann, Iris Schreier, Sharon Silverman, Rohn Strong, Mary Beth Temple, The Double Stitch Twins, Charles Voth, Marie Wallin, Vanna White and Jill Wright.
The Heart Truth®, a public-awareness program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book.
I am not a crocheter, but I can appreciate the cute designs in this book. They are some of the nicest crochet patterns I’ve come across. Some of my favorites:
A snuggly cowl designed by Norah Gaughan
Gingham Afghan, by Tanis Galik
A really cute shrug by Kristin Omdahl
Adorable felted purses by Nora Bellows (Noni Designs)
Lace Swing coat by Charles Voth
This is just a sampling of the great patterns in this book!
Sterling Publishing, publisher of Crochet Red has generously offered to sponsor a giveaway for WendyKnits readers. Who’d like a copy of this great book?
To be entered in the drawing for a free copy of Crochet Red by Laura Zander (generously supplied by Sterling Publishing), leave a comment on this post by 11:00am Eastern Time, Sunday, January 19, 2014. At that time the Random Number Generator will select a winner. (And I plan to give my copy to a real-life friend who crochets.)
After I completed the first mitered strip for the back of my Midnight Waterfall Sweater, I decided to work a narrow edging around the sides and top to even out the edges and give the piece more stability. I pulled out a crochet hook, looked at it, and put it back. Instead I picked up and knit stitches around, binding off as I picked up. Like so — pick up and knit 2 stitches, *slip first stitch worked over the second stitch to bind it off, pick up and knit 1 stitch, repeat from *.
I have finished the second mitered panel for the back, and am now working on the center back, which is worked in one color in a pattern stitch. It’ll be more obvious when I have more done!