Book Review and Giveaway!!!!

Book Review and Giveaway!!!!

Wraps For All Seasons


If you have followed me for long… You know I love to collect great crochet books!!  I have written many reviews over the last couple of years for All Free Crochet and other crochet sites..

When my dear friend Andee Graves asked me if I would like to check out her newly released crochet pattern booklet, I jumped at the chance!  Andee has been a crochet designer for many years and has so many beautiful patterns; I was so excited to have a chance to browse through her latest publication… Wraps For All Season!  It combines 4 of my favorite things, Yarn, Crochet, Wraps and Andee… This fabulous booklet is published by Annie’s Crochet and features 6 different designs.

Annie’s Crochet was kind enough to send me a copy to drool over… And even better~ they will be sending a copy of this awesome book to one of my fans!!  You could be the lucky winner… Just read how you can enter at the bottom of this post!!

You can purchase this in paperback or Kindle download… Check it out!

So, now a little about Wraps For All Season…

Six magnificent designs, each one a different shape, size, style and technique.  If you were to ask me which one was my favorite design, it would be so hard to choose. I wear wraps very frequently, I live in an area where the temperature varies and my “daytime job” as a purchasing agent for a forest products company means I am out in the plant, going between buildings and sitting at my desk… Layering is a must and I love to show off my crochet… I think I may have to make every one of these patterns!  But, the Frosty Mornings Crescent Shawl on page 16 has drawn me in and will be my first project!! Feminine and elegant, this pattern will surely draw attention!!  The Autumn Days Shawlette page 10 would be perfect for the current season! Even though the Summer Seaside Shaw page 7  sounds like it’s for warmer weather… It is a larger shawl and the edging is magnificent… I would wear this one year round!! It just so happens the Hint of Spring wrap page 2 is my favorite color scheme… I would love to use the same yarn and keep this one at work!  The Sassy Spring Wrap page 5 simply puts a smile on my face!! Lastly but of course not least, the Winterfall Ruana on page 13 is something I have always wanted to make… full coverage and versatile!

As usual, this Annie’s Booklet has great pictures, clear print, a great stitch guide and photo tutorial of the stitches used in the back of the book.  This will be a great addition to my Crochet Book Library!!  I hope you will make this your newest edition to your collection too!!

Here is a coupon for discounted shipping from Annie’s….

Now… How would you like to be the winner of this fabulous book??  Here are the rules…

  1. Giveaway for Unites States residents only… Sorry all my other friends… Annie’s has been gracious enough to give this and mail it..
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you think about this review and book
  3. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Monday October 31st, 2016
  4. Each comment will be given a random number on November 1st and then I will use a number randomizer to choose the winner and post it right here!

Check out Andee’s other designs on her website, mamas2hands on Facebook and on Ravelry she has 125 designs… Don’t miss out!!

Happy Crocheting!!


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Amazing Grace Twisted Headband…Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Twisted Headband…Free Crochet Pattern!

Amazing Grace Twisted Headband


This Amazing Grace Twisted Headband Pattern is the 20th free pattern in the Amazing Grace Series.  Dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandy Gilb who lost her fight in 2007.  Pay it forward by make and donating any of the Amazing Grace Patterns to someone suffering or recovering from cancer or any traumatic life event…

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Amazing Grace Twisted headband is a simple pattern using the Amazing Grace standard stitch. To achieve the twist that sets this off,  you work the pattern in two sections for a few rows, cross them and work the piece in one solid pattern again… But, don’t worry, there is a photo tutorial at the bottom of the pattern for you to see how this works!!



Yarn ~ 90 yards worsted weight yarn.

Pictured above, I used Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft in Pond, Parrot and Lilac Ridge

Hook ~ H or hook to meet gauge



4″ x 4″ = 15 sts x 8 rows of Double Crochet


Approx. 21″ around un-stretched


St ~ Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sk ~ Skip     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet


Ch 23

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 chs, (sc,ch2,sc) in next ch*, repeat *to* 6 times, sk 2, sc in last st. =2 sc & 6 (sc,ch2,sc)

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, *3dc(shell) in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 6 times, dc in last st. 2 dc and 6 3dc shells

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk 1 st,* (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 5 times, (sc,ch2,sc)in next st, sk 1 st, sc in last st. = 2 sc & 6(sc,ch2,sc)

Rows 4-20: Repeat rows 2 & 3

*Now for the section for the twist-Photo tutorial at the end of the pattern*

Row 21:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 2 times, sc in next st. Leave remaining sts unworked. This will be half of the width of the headband. =2 sc & 3(sc,ch2,sc)

Row 22:  Ch 3, turn, *3dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 3 times, dc in last st. = 2 dc & 3-3dc shells

Rows 23-26: Repeat rows 21 & 22. Finish off

Turn and join yarn to the first sk st from row 21

Row 27:  Ch 1, sc in same st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 2 times, sc in last st. = 2sc & 3- (sc,ch2,sc)

Row 28:  Repeat row 22

Row 29:  Repeat row 27

Row 30:  Repeat row 22

Row 31:  Repeat row 29

Row 32: Repeat row 22

Cross the 2 halves over each other making sure they remain flat.

Turn work over so working loop is on the right

Row 33:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc)in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 2 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sl st next 2 sts together(see photo), , sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 times, sk next st, sc in last st. = 2 dc, 1 sl st, 6(sc,ch2,sc)

Rows 34-53:  Repeat rows 2 & 3. finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Making sure the headband is flat, sew 2 ends together.

Weave in ends.

Photo Tutorials



Congratulations… You  now have an Amazing Grace Twisted Headband!!!

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