[Giveaway] – 100 flowers to knit & crochet CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Beth! You’ve been emailed.

That’s right folks, it’s time for the March Giveaway – Lesley Stanfield’s “100 flowers to knit & crochet”.

Here in Kent, Spring is having an initial attempt at springing – the rabbits in the garden are chasing each other around like mad things, snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells are hesitantly blooming, and the weather is…about one or two degrees warmer than it was during the worst of the winter! I thought this book appropriate.

100 flowers to knit & crochet

So, before I tell you how you can win the book, a quick review.

Skinny Liz, a daffodil, and 100 flowers to knit & crochet.
Skinny Liz, a daffodil, and 100 flowers to knit & crochet.

The first section of the book shows absolutely gorgeous photos of the flowers as they are when completed, with page numbers directing you to the pattern. Lesley has thrown in a few critters too – a bumblebee is the one that immediately jumps out at me. The flowers are arranged primarily in colour order, with a section at the end to do with leaves, fruit and vegetables.

think that the flowers are mostly British – I am by no means a gardening expert, but I do recognise the majority of the flowers in it, so that leads me to believe they must be. Lesley also lives in England, so it would make sense!

Red poppies, one of the most powerful British symbols.
Red poppies, one of the most powerful British symbols.

The flowers themselves are extraordinarily fun to make, and lovely stash-busting projects. They are ideal to use as embellishments or ornaments – I have made a few which I have stuck brooch pins to, and used to hide missing buttons or similar!

The knitting patterns are lovely, and I think they are doable for most beginner knitters. It’s definitely a good way of developing your skills as a knitter, in any case. As for the crochet flowers, I unfortunately can’t comment on how easy they are – they include written instructions and charts, and that’s as far as I can go in describing them!

Pinky-red flowers.
Pinky-red flowers.

The final chapter of the book has a few projects, where it gives examples of how you can use the flowers once you’ve made them.

My mum gave me this book for Christmas in 2011, with the instruction “Bring the garden inside”. This is certainly a good way of doing so!

A project example.
A project example.

How can I win “100 flowers to knit & crochet”?

It’s easy! Simply comment on this post, tweet about the giveaway, pin one of the photos, like and share on Facebook, or use some other platform to share it. You have a maximum of four entries by using these methods, provided you prove to me that you have done so!

Some of my favourite fruit and veg on one page!
Some of my favourite fruit and veg on one page!

I will be running giveaways alongside this one in the next three weeks, where you will have a chance to win some of the knitted items from the book, so keep an eye on my Facebook page, or on Twitter!

The giveaway will close on the 31st of March, 2013.

Good luck to everyone, I will be crossing my fingers for you!

Much love,

Corrie xx

This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.

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23 Responses to [Giveaway] – 100 flowers to knit & crochet CLOSED

  1. Liljpnimpt says:

    Love the poppies! As a Canadian, poppies are a powerful symbol of remembrance to our fallen soldiers. Thanks for letting me know about this great book!

  2. MJ says:

    Beautiful flowers. Your mother was right, it would bring the garden inside.

  3. Denise Cook says:

    I just love making flowers! They look like junk on the needles, but turn out so pretty!

  4. Maxine S says:

    I love the idea of this book – all the little designs are adorable! Thanks for the fun giveaway :)

  5. Rose Scott says:

    I recognize many of the flowers in the book from visiting my mother- and father-in-law in Scotland. It is coming up to a very beautiful time in Britain and I wish I could be there indeed. I love all the beautiful wild flowers on the hills.

  6. Linda says:

    beautifully detailed and charming depictions of lovely flowers.
    This book is a brilliant addition to any knitters bookshelf !

    Roxyrana on Ravelry

  7. Hollive says:

    What a lovely offer. Thanks!

  8. Sheila says:

    What a fun book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  9. Martha Jane says:

    What beautiful flowers. I love knitting flowers to make into pins or other pretty things to wear.

  10. Charlotte says:

    happy Spring to you! I’m sad taht in the southern hemisphere, autumn has just begun

  11. patsy says:

    I love spring and I’d love to win this book.

  12. Beth says:

    Beautiful flowers!

    yhime407 on Ravelry

  13. Susan says:

    I love all the beautiful flowers. I was born in England and I think the love of gardening came to the States with me!!

    sunbonnetsusan on ravelry

  14. cranberry says:

    All these flowers are so cute and I absolutely love the way they are presented! Thanks for the review, I wanted to know more about it.

  15. Margaret says:

    I love the poppies!

  16. Ann Mikeal says:

    I love all the colors and the different “looks/textures” of the flowers… great review too :)

  17. Amy says:

    Oh my! Such beautiful flowers!

  18. Regula says:

    Hi there!

    I’m glad I’ve found you (again). The only flowers I crochet are the ones my grandmother did (but I did not learn them from her). It seems about time that I make different ones. The book looks wonderful! Have a nice day. Regula

  19. Kristina says:

    Such beautiful flowers and a great way to brighten the house up.

  20. Tammy Mattson says:

    I would love to win 100 Flowers to knit or crochet to bring some of the beautiful flowers into MY own home.

  21. d says:

    The flowers all look so realistic. They look like a great way to add embellishments to your handknits and other items.


  22. Nicole S. says:

    Oooh, I’ve been eyeing this book! Thanks for offering it as a giveaway.

  23. steph says:

    how have I missed this book??? I love it!!!!!! Flowers everywhere!

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