Congratulations to Beth Ham, who is the winner of Special Techniques and Stitches in Crochet, by Judy Crow. The book is now on its way to Texas.
“My very first crochet project was a granny square baby blanket back in 1976. I was 11 years old,” says Beth. “I really want this book for the Autumn Leaves Afghan pattern. I thought I had saved it from the Talking Crochet Newsletter, but I cannot find it. According to Ravelry, it is in this book! I have had it in my queue for a couple of years. Today was the day I was going to start it and it is no longer available.”
The Autumn Leaves Afghan pattern can indeed be found in the book Beth will receive shortly, and it is a beauty.
Like a number of the ladies who entered this giveaway, Beth learned how to crochet by making a granny square. It was her cousin who taught her how to use a hook, and her aunt who taught her, two years later at age 13, how to read patterns. Beth likes to crochet afghans best, as well as hats and scarves. “Here in Texas we have short winters, so they are not as practical,” she points out.
Although Beth used to sell online at eBay, eCrater and Etsy, as well as at an antique mall, these days she applies her crochet talent to charity projects and video tutorials. ” I have made just about everything,” she says. “I tend to go in cycles. One time I made loads of finger puppets!”
I was excited to learn that Beth has her own Web site, Crochet A Trunk-Full O’ Fun! where she offers free patterns she has designed. She also has an instructional channel on YouTube, where you can watch videos like the one below.
Thank you to everyone who entered the book giveaway. Keep your eyes open for an announcement on Monday about another crochet book giveaway.
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