National Craft Month Sweepstakes: Pass on Your Passion for Crochet

For me, crochet is not a hobby or simply a skill, creating works of art with fiber and a hook is a passion. My project queue would take at least a hundred years to complete, and it is still growing.

I tend to point out crocheted lace on friend's store-purchased clothing, inform them that they could make a garment like that themselves, and offer to teach them to crochet. I have taught several friends and family members to crochet ever the years. Crochet is a very contagious passion. And we would like to encourage you teach a friend to crochet this month.

In addition to being National Crochet Month, March is also National Craft Month. And to celebrate we've put together a fabulous sweepstakes. Just leave us a comment and tells us whom you are planning to teach to crochet in March or how you are passing on your passion during National Craft Month and you will be entered in this fun sweepstakes-a fabulous book for you and a gift for a friend.

For you:

The Best of Interweave Crochet eBook: A Collection of Our Favorite Designs by Marcy Smith

Inside the easy-to-download eBook of The Best of Interweave Crochet, you'll discover the very best patterns by the top designers of the first 6 years of Interweave Crochet magazine.

Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet magazine, has compiled the most popular pieces and expert advice from the magazine's first six years into one highly sought-after collection.

From Kathy Merrick's color-rich Babette's Blanket to Kristin Omdahl's shapely Infinity Shawl to Lily Chin's flattering Lace Dress, these designer projects are both original and stylish. Each pattern includes detailed instructions accompanied by helpful charts, detailed photography, yarn recommendations, and more. You'll also find the in-depth crochet instructions, tips, and techniques that go beyond the basics to include variations on the basic stitches, garment shaping, Tunisian crochet, lacework, colorwork, and more.

The Best of Interweave Crochet eBook offers all the tips and techniques that Interweave Crochet readers know and love. Whether you're picking up a hook for the first time or you're a long-time crocheter, you'll love the twenty unique and popular projects and expert guidance all in one accessible volume.

For your friend:

Crochet Me Workshop: Crochet Corner, Basics and Beyond with Kristin Omdahl

Knitting Daily TV's crochet expert Kristin Omdahl walks you through basic to advanced crochet stitches, motifs, and more!

Designer Kristin Omdahl demystifies crochet on this workshop video with clear instructions for guaranteed success. You'll begin with an explanation of how to read crochet patterns, how to "get gauge," and how to hold your yarn.

Plus, you'll learn:

  • Basic crochet stitches and chains, such as a single crochet, a turning chain, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, Tunisian crochet, and more
  • How to innovate your crochet patterns with ripples, chevrons, bobbles, shells and lace openwork
  • Crochet techniques, such as how to crochet in the round, how to change colors, increase and decrease for shaping, and more
  • Finishing techniques, such as crocheted edgings, how to weave in your ends, basic seaming, and more

Plus, with Kristin's help and expertise, you'll learn how to customize crochet and begin designing crochet motifs and patterns on your own!

This workshop video includes access to an abundance of crochet patterns, online at, so you can practice your techniques and build your crochet skills.

We'll randomly choose one lucky winner from all the comments at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 23, so comment before then for your chance to win. This giveaway sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico), and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec); 18 years old or older at the time of entry. Click here to read the official rules.

For more great crochet tips and easy patterns browse through our selection of free downloadable eBooks.

Best wishes,

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