Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Crochet Book Review and Giveaway!

I have had the honor of being asked to review my fellow designer Rebecca Velasquez's new eBook for Quince & Co yarn company: "Crochet, book one".

Rebecca's designs really complement the elegant yarn color palette that is synonymous with Quince & Co. There is something special about each design. I love the textural stitch pattern in the Water Lily Mitts. The Queen Anne's Shawl is light and delicate, yet it has a defined silhouette. The Pauline Hat is stylish and can be worn with such ease. The Alium Ascot is a keyhole scarf that is a practical design that Rebecca has made beautiful. And last but certainly not least, the classic and lovely Marigold Sweater, which would be flattering on many body types.

It is a wonderful collection of modern, sophisticated designs that are available either as an entire collection, or for individual download. All patterns have symbol diagrams in addition to the written instructions.

Until April 29th at 11:59 EST, you can enter to win a pattern from the collection. Please leave a comment and an identifying location, Twitter or Ravelry name, on this post to be entered to win. For more chances to win, check out the remaining stops on the blog tour. In May, all of the blog entries will be entered to win the entire collection as an eBook. (You will have multiple chances to win, if you comment on more than one blog). Good Luck!


  1. My crochet is usually with thread, these lovely patterns have made me consider using yarn.
    Sumac on Ravelry

  2. I don't crochet but my daughter does I already see at least 3 things she can make me!
    lotsofhermies on Rav

  3. Interesting patterns I would look forward to crocheting them.

  4. Love that shawl.
    Linda in Waterford, PA
    Rav: teacup1231

  5. Very pretty patterns!
    Debbie in St Paul, MN
    gussek on Ravelry

  6. this is awesome!
    i'm just getting into crochet. this is a true inspiration.

    Pagecsa on Ravelry :)

  7. Great patterns.
    Melody from VA
    Rav: RareJewel

  8. Just beautiful! I'm new to crochet and these types of patterns are what brought me around from knitting.

    Adrienne from MA
    adriennemac1 on Rav

  9. Awesome patterns. I love crocheting because it helps me to calm down after a long working day.

    JulPal @ Ravelry

  10. Oooh they're all so pretty.

    dragonracer3 on Ravelry

  11. Oh, gorgeous patterns!


  12. Absolutely love the water lily mitts!!!

  13. Lovely patterns,I would love to have it.Thanks for the chance to win it.

  14. This is a very lovely collection!

    Amerz on Ravelry

  15. You can't beat another good pattern book, love it!

    CraftyDutchess on Ravelry

  16. Beautiful patterns! Thanks for the chance to win! cnuland on Rav