Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Win a Copy of Chunky Knits for Craft Book Month! (CLOSED)

I can't believe it's already Craft Book Month again! This year is extra special because I'm celebrating with a few projects from my own craft book, Chunky Knits: 31 Projects for You & Your Home Knit with Bulky Yarn, to be released October 14th. And guess what? You can win your very own copy! Skip to the Rafflecopter to enter, and take a look at some projects from the book on your way down there.

Congrats to Josie S., the winner of her very own copy of Chunky Knits!

Chunky Knits was made with the help of several awesome contributors, giving me the chance to knit up their work. And boy did I knit! I've already made half of the projects from the book for myself and as gifts.

The Patterns

One category I focused on in Chunky Knits was home décor. Lately, I just can't have enough knits hanging around, whether it's the honeycomb throw I designed to drape over the couch (pictured below) or Erin Black's cabled pouf you see the doggy cuddling up to on the book cover.

Megan Mannell designed these cute, easy jar cozies (pictured below). I know they're easy because I already knit several as gifts!
Nguyen Le designed this awesome tech case for all your gadget needs, and it's super simple to alter the pattern for anything from e-readers to iPads.
The Melagrana Capelet (below) that Maria Naslund designed is one of the most difficult patterns in the book, but it's worth it! It would be perfect for fall.

How to win a copy

Like what you see? There's lots more knitting goodness in Chunky Knits! Enter below to win your very own copy when it's released in October!
Craft Book Month
September marks the 4th Annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds! This year, we're excited to celebrate all month long with a blog hop of inspiring craft book projects and LOTS of giveaways for sewing along with a sewing, knitting, cookbook or other craft book of YOUR CHOICE. If you are a craft book hoarder, you are not alone. Several years ago, I had an urge to dust off my craft books, unfold those crisp pattern sheets and put those patterns to good use by actually making some projects. :)

2014 Craft Book Month Blog Hop!

I've teamed up with some fabulous bloggers who will be showing off their projects made from craft books, all month long!
Monday 9/1: Fabric Mutt / Lindsay Sews
Tuesday 9/2: Rae Gun Ramblings / Craftside
Monday 9/8: Hopeful Threads / sewVery
Tuesday 9/9: 13 Spools / Lisa Liza Lou
Wednesday 9/10: Stitch This! / My Sewcial Hour
Monday 9/15: Inspire Me Grey
Link Up
9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You'll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, October, 1!
1) One entry per person. 2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2014. 3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2014 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. In your post or photo description, make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible. 4) All winners chosen via Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!
Visit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 1-30 and you'll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from the Craft Book Month sponsors!
Craft Book Month at Craft Buds


  1. Wow congratulations~ that is so cool!
    It's a goal of mine to some day be able to publish some patterns I'm working on.
    If I don't win-I will definitely be on the lookout for your book- I can never have enough knitting projects!! : )

  2. I love the purple scarf on the left cover of the book! Love all the knit items!!

  3. I would make the blue tech case. I like how bulky yarn makes great projects quickly.

  4. I really like that bobble cowl on the front cover!

  5. Beautiful! Still trying to get my tension right! Grrrr consistantly to tight!!

  6. The jar cozies look like great gifts!

  7. Hi, I love the scarf it looks like it would be fun to make.

  8. I think the jar cozies would be a fun project!

  9. I'd love to make a blanket. Love handmade blankets of all kinds. The cozies and tech case are also cute.

  10. I love those knitted balls on the cover! They would make wonderful Christmas decorations.

  11. The Melagrana caplet is beautiful!



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