Here we are once again to that most wonderful time of the year… National Crochet Month! WOOHOO!!!
This year, at Shibaguyz Designz, we have double the reason to celebrate. Just in case you have not heard let me fill you in… our newest book, Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style, from Lark Publishing will be released next month!
Because of this fortuitous alignment in the stars, we have put together a FAB month of FAB fun to celebrate both the pre-release of Designer Crochet AND National Crochet Month!
Read on for how y'all can join in!
Designer Crochet is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW! Although the book will not be shipped until around April 20th, everyone who pre-orders a copy is eligible to enter a drawing for a full pattern’s worth of yarn for free! Yes I said it, FREE YARN. Not just one, but TWO chances. Here’s the scoop:
Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style will be available in bookstores this April. But don’t wait until then! Pre-order, your copy of Designer Crochet right now and send an email to Designer.Crochet@Yahoo.com with proof of purchase before April 1st . By sending the email with your proof of purchase, you will be entered into a lottery for 2 chances to win an entire project’s worth of yarn!
Yup… we will be sending 2 people enough yarn to create either the Beginner Cardi or the Lace Tank projects in your chosen size. That's a lot of FAB yarn!
Also, not only do you get a full garment’s worth of yarn, you will also receive the pattern for that garment before the book is released. YES! You get to be the first one to have that pattern!
Finally, each of the winners will receive a signed bookplate to put in your copy of Designer Crochet when it arrives.
A BIG Thank YOU!! to our yarn sponsors for this giveaway!
So… to sum up…
1. Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style is the NEW crochet book by Shibaguyz Designz with a LOT of FAB patterns, charts, and tutorials.
2. Pre-order Designer Crochet here: CLICK ME! (and it's on sale right now!)
3. Send in your proof of purchase to Designer.Crochet@Yahoo.com
4. Win a signed bookplate for your copy of Designer Crochet.
5. WIN an advance copy of one of the patterns in Designer Crochet.
6. Win FREE YARN to make one of the patterns in Designer Crochet.
(Admit it… all y'all saw was the "Win FREE YARN" part… hehehe…)
So hey… don’t wait until April to order your very own copy! NOTE: If you have already ordered your copy of Designer Crochet, be sure to email your proof of purchase to be entered into the drawing. It doesn't matter when you pre-ordered… as long as you do it BEFORE APRIL 1st!
And remember: You can pre-order your copy of Designer Crochet today by clicking on this link:
Pre-order your copy of Designer Crochet: 32 patterns to elevate your style today!
We'll have more fun info about Designer Crochet all during National Crochet Month including sneak peeks into some of the designs and the creation of this new book from Shibaguyz Designz.
There's a lot of good things happening at Shibaguyz Designz and we're looking for folks to partner with to build our community and share in the fun!
Attention bloggers, editors, podcasters, event promoters, fiber-related businesses, and anyone who might have a sky writing company! Okay… that last one might be a stretch… but, hey, you never know until you ask!
Shibaguyz Designz is looking for folks who like to talk about all things crochet and knit for some upcoming events and book tours. Whether you work in the virtual world of the internet (or the Matrix) or the physical world (preferably on this earthly dimension), we want to talk to you.
There's a LOT going on at Shibaguyz Designz and we are looking for good folks to partner up with for book tours, product reviews, events, promotions, and general FAB happenings. We love the community we have become a part of over the past five years and we can't think of better people to work with to get the word out.
If you have a fun blog, a podcast, own a yarn shop or promote an event, drop us a note via our Contact Us page and let us know who you are and what you do. If your community is a good fit with our community, we'll get back to you with more info and dates and such so we can start making plans!
Oh yeah… and there are a TON of opportunities for fun around National Crochet Month and National Craft Month coming up this spring. See… so much FAB happening!!
Have some ideas we haven't thought of before? We LOVE creative thinkers! Don't be shy about creative ideas for promotions and events.
So… wanna come along for the fun? We'd love to have you with us!
Just go to the Contact Us form and let us know how we can get in touch with you. We'll be planning and scheming the fun times right away!
Looking forward to a FAB 2015 (and beyond!) working with you all!
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"Years and years as a freelancer and then as an editor gave me ideas as to what pattern production could and should be…" - Michele Maks, executive editor, mainly crochet
Take an industry-savvy professional with a reputation for being delightfully impish, put her in the wilds of Maine with a desire to create something new and important in the fiber industry, and you might just get something really FAB like the new Mainly Crochet by Michele Maks.
Come along and listen in while we chat with Michele and discover just exactly what this creation of hers is all about.
We here at Shibaguyz Designz love sharing new designs with you and today we are very pleased to announce the re-release of our crochet pattern: the Filigree Leaf Tunic.
You might recognize this design from the first life it lived in a UK magazine back in 2011. Since then, the publishing rights to the pattern have reverted to us, we've made some spiffy patterning changes, added a chart, sized the pattern for Small–5X, and now we're re-releasing this beauty into the wilds of the internet for you all to download and enjoy for yourselves!
The Filigree Leaf Tunic has been a favorite of ours for years. The easy fit and versatility of this tunic makes it a FAB piece for any body type and just about any occasion.
We've made versions of this design for clients who wore them as wedding dresses, holiday party cocktail dresses, and even beach cover-ups. However, the most popular use for this light and lacy piece is just as a comfortable top to throw over jeans and a tee or tank. Add a belt for a little flattering shaping and you're all set!
Worked from the top down, you can customize the length to meet your wardrobe desires. After making the two panels, you simply sew up the sides and top seams. Easy peasy!
Intimidated by all that lace? Never fear… there's a stitch chart included with the written pattern to help you visualize your stitches. Your hook will be flying along in no time!
Check out the gallery below then CLICK HERE to head on over to our shopping site and purchase your own digital copy today! Light and breezy for warmer temps or layered to keep off the chill… you'll look stunning and have TONS of bragging rights when you wear this piece and tell folks: Yup… I made this!
Here we are nearing the end of another FAB International Crochet Month at Shibaguyz Designz. As many of you know, we are busily working on our next pattern book of crochet designs for Lark (WOOHOO!!) but we’ve still made time for some fun with y’all in the form of new crochet patterns and, now, a giveaway!
This week, the folks at Annie’s have donated a one-year subscription to Crochet! Magazine for our giveaway… WOOHOO!! If you’ve been following along with Shibaguyz Designz, you know Crochet! Magazine was the first US magazine to publish one of our designs. Since that first issue in November 2010, we have been thrilled to have 27 designs published in Crochet! Magazine and we have been honored with four cover features.
Annie's and Crochet! Magazine are icons in the fiber industry and we are thrilled to be able to offer this prize to you this week.
We’re going to make this one simple with the help of our friends at Rafflecopter. Beginning March 18th, enter below by answering our question of the week in the comments section to this post and we’ll pick a winner on March 24th at 12am sharp! Remember, you get bonus entries for sharing on Twitter and for liking our pages on Facebook and Twitter! Oh… and you can enter daily… the more entries, the better your odds. No… we won't make a joke about the odds being in your favor… nope… not gonna do it…