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“Whimsical Stitches” Book Review & Giveaway

Hey, all! Today I’m bringing you a very special book review (and a giveaway!) for a very special book by a good friend of mine. Introducing, “Whimsical Stitches” by Lauren Espy, or as you may know her, A Menagerie Of Stitches!

How cute is just the front cover? I knew the moment I laid eyes on this book that I was going to love it. And oh, my! I am so in love with it and all the cute designs! Picking a favorite one is impossible.

As soon as I received it I made a macaron . . . five actually . . . all in one day. They are so fun and colorful I just couldn’t resist! Look how adorable they are! 

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I wasn’t happy with just macarons, though, so I made this sweet little slice of pumpkin pie.

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Honestly, I would have been happy making a lot more patterns (like the succulent and the eggplant!) but alas, life called and I had to move on to other things. BUT, I know a lot of you have more time on your hands than I do and could easily whip up a ton of these cute designs!

The book is laid out beautifully and I love how it’s divided into sections. There is “In the Garden” filled with happy and cute plants, “At the Aquarium” including five adorable sea creatures, “Down on the Farm” with cute and chubby farm animals, “At the Bakery” my personal favorite filled with all the sweetest sweets imaginable, “At the Market” my second favorite that includes the cutest crocheted bell pepper you’ll ever see!

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All these designs are so beginner friendly and the stitch guides and step-by-step pictures make working through the patterns enjoyable and fun. I highly recommend this book to beginners and seasoned crocheters alike!

So which design is your favorite? You can find Lauren’s book HERE.

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Okay, so now for the GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED] In this giveaway TWO people will win:

  • One copy of “Whimsical Stitches” (finished macarons are not included.)

***To ENTER follow these rules: [Giveaway is now CLOSED]

  • Comment on this post and tell us which design you’d make first

That’s it! Oh, and you can also enter this giveaway on Instagram and Facebook to increase your chances of winning!

Giveaway is open worldwide and will end on Saturday, June 23rd at 8 p.m. MDT. TWO winners will randomly be chosen out of all the entries.

~Holly :)

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35 thoughts on ““Whimsical Stitches” Book Review & Giveaway

  1. Congratulations to our two winners @lori_l_parsons on Instagram and Sophie-m on Facebook!! Big thanks to everyone who entered! :)

  2. I would start off by making the turtle and the cow. Such awesome patterns! Thank you for the chance to win this book!

  3. I will love ve to make the little macaroons. There are so cute. The book is amazing. Thank you for the giveaway

  4. I would start with he sunflower

  5. I would start with the pineapple. :) my sister loves them!!

  6. I would make the cactus!

  7. It’s so hard to choose! The macaron would be one of the first for sure. This book would definitely see a lot of love.

  8. I would start by a turtle ;)

  9. OMG they are all so adorable !!!! I’d make first the Duck or the bunny uuummm well it’s really difficult to choose just one

  10. So cute, I can’t decide which I will make first, the duck or sea turtles!

  11. I would love to make them all but turtle would be the first one.

  12. I would make the sunflower 😍

  13. Hi ! Thank you sooo much for this giveaway ! The first design i would make is the succulent ! So cute ♥

  14. Would love to do the whale :)

  15. At first I would make the turtle, the duck, the cow or/and the succulent…. Love them all!

  16. Oh my gosh! The eggs! I have to make the eggs!! :)

  17. i love to make all of them but probably, the first one that I will make will be the Jelly Fist. i wanted to make more of it to be donated to the premies. I pray that I can have one for my Birthday this July. Thank you. God Bless You!

  18. Primero La vaca a mi bb le encantó y seguiría con las plantas.
    Y los macarrones

  19. To be honest if I have lots of hands I would make all of them at once but I only have two so I would probably make the cute turtles first😜😜

  20. I’d make either the sunflower or the jellyfish first! They are so adorable! ♡

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  21. I’d make the turtle for my daughter who loves turtles! I only learnt to crochet last year and am very excited to have just discovered amigurumi :) Thank you for the exciting chance to win a BOOK!!!

  22. Thanks for organising that giveaway, so much fun 😊 I would definitely make a sea creature first, probably the octopus it’s just too cute!!

  23. I’d start at the beginning and make them all one by one! So cute. Thanks for the chance.

  24. I would make the cacti first

  25. Definitely the duck!!! So cute and round

  26. Would love to make the sunflower! 🌻

  27. I would make the macarons and the pie!! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  28. Wow thats a hard choice!! I would LOVE to make a Picnic Playset with all the food ♥

  29. I would definitely make the jelly fish first

  30. I seen this book and I really want it, there’s so much cuties I’d like to make, I’d like to make them all. The first project I’d make would be the cow. Happy Summer and thank you!

  31. Thank you for the chance to win! This book is so adorable and I really want to make a cute pie!! My daughter and I definitely have a sweet tooth so I would love to make her one of those first! Followed by all the other bakery items lol!

  32. Would definitely make the turtles.

  33. this book is so adorable! i am just starting out, so i would probably only be able to make the simplest designs, like the macaroons. but the sunflowers are amazing. love the aquarium themed babies as well!

  34. What a lovely giveaway :) I adore this book! I would make the duck first. So hard to choose!

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