Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yummy Crochet Giveaway and Free Pattern!

Some of you may remember this post from last year where I announced that I had some exiciting news. The time has come to let you know what it was...

Last year Kristen Rask, owner of Schmancy Toys, contacted me and asked if I would like to contrubute crochet patterns to her newest book. The book is called Yummy Crochet and features 12 different play food crochet patterns. Of course I said yes! Some of the first crochet patterns I ever designed were for crocheted vegetables so I chose to design the turnip and corn on the cob for the book. The book and kit (it comes with the materials necessary to make 2 of the projects) will be available at Barnes & Noble later this month.

Kristen was kind enough to provide a copy of the book so that I can do a giveaway. That's right, you can win a copy of Yummy Crochet!! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post with (1) your e-mail address (so I can contact you when you win) and (2) what crochet pattern you want me to design next. The winner will be chosen on September 15th. Good luck to everyone!!

To further celebrate the book's release (and because I love to crochet veggies!), I designed a free crochet pattern for bok choy. I hope you enjoy it :)


Materials:
- Crochet hook size E4 - 3.5mm
- Worsted weight acrylic yarn in white, light green and dark green
- Stuffing
- Yarn needle
- 2 black safety eyes
- Small amount of black yarn or thread for mouth
- Stitch markers - the pattern is worked in continuous rounds with the stitch marker moved up to the first stitch of each round.

With white yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into an adjustable ring and pull the ring closed (6).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12).
Rnd 3: [Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (18).
Rnd 4: [Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (24).
Rnd 5: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (30).
Rnd 6: sc in each sc around (30).
Rnd 7: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] 6 times (36).
Rnds 8-11: sc in each sc around (36).
Rnd 12: sc in next 4 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 6 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 11 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc (36).
Rnd 13: switch to white yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 6 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc (36).
Rnd 14: sc in next 9 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 8 sc, switch to white yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 7 sc (36).
Rnd 15: [sc in next 10 sc, sc2tog] 3 times (33).
Rnd 16: switch to dark green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 8 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 6 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 9 sc (33).
Rnd 17: switch to dark green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 5 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc (33).
Rnd 18: switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to dark green yarn, sc2tog and then sc in next in next sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to dark green yarn, sc2tog and then sc in next 2 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc2tog (30).
Rnd 19: switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 3 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 7 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 4 sc, switch to light green yarn and sc in next 2 sc, switch to dark green yarn and sc in next 6 sc (30).
Rnd 20: sc in each sc around (30).
Rnd 21: working in back loops only, sc in each sc around (30).
Rnd 22: [sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog] 6 times.
Pause crocheting. Attach the safety eyes. Using a needle and a length of black yarn split down to 2 ply, stitch on the mouth.
Stuff the bok choy firmly with stuffing.
Cut out a piece of cardboard that is the diameter of the opening of the top of the bok choy and insert it into the bok choy on top of the stuffing.
Rnd 23: [sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog] 6 times (18).
Rnd 24: [sc in next sc, sc2tog] 6 times (12).
Rnd 25: [sc2tog] 6 times (6).
Finish off leaving a 6" tail. Weave the tail through the remaining 6 sc and pull up firmly to close the hole. Weave in ends.
Leaves: make 9
With dark green yarn
Start by leaving a 12” tail
Ch 4
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn (3).
Row 2: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (3).
Row 3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (5).
Row 4: 2sc in frist sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (7).
Row 5: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in last sc, ch 1, turn (9).
Rows 6-12: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (9).
Row 13: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (8).
Row 14: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (7).
Row 15: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (6).
Row 16: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (5).
Row 17: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (4).
Row 18: sc2tog, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn (3).
Row 19: sc2tog, sc in next sc, ch 1, turn (2).
Row 20: sc2tog (1).
Sc evenly around.
Three of the leaves are sewn to the top center of the bok choy (i.e., around Rnds 23-25) using the tail that you started with. The remaining 6 leaves are sewn to the free loops on Rnd 21 along 5 loops. In order to keep the leaves standing up, tack one leaf to the leaf next to it, overlapping them here and there, using a needle and a length of dark green yarn.
Weave in all ends.

68 comments:

The Jugs said...

I just love your sight. I have two little girls who love the pig Olivia so I would love if you would make a pig like her.Congrats on your book. You are so talented I really hope to be as good as you some day.

mamajug at live dot com

Bailey said...

Congrats. I have several of your patterns on my wish list that I keep updating for DH. I would love to enter your contest for the kit.

I love your kitchen sets. I would love to see more sets for boys. Your bird house would make a great play set with some creatures. Can you see a haunted house, a car garage. I am on a house kick as I am working on some crochet village pieces for family members that don't require lots of plastic canvas.

April said...

Anna, I love your kitchen sets, what about a car set for the boys like a mat with a road with cars and if it was portable that would even be better. You have such great ideas I can never wait to see what you have coming up next!! Congrats on your book!!! Blessings on your shop keep up the great work!!!

annelissa@yahoo.com

Aimee B said...

Oh how cool! What an adorable set! (and the bok choy is tdf!)

I just love seeing where your creativity takes you, so I don't have a suggestion... Keep up the good work!

aimeejenette (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nørkle Tøserne said...

What a wonderfull give away and congrats on your boók. I love your patterns. I'm new in the world of crochet but I'm looking forward to trying your patterns for play food. I'm sure my son and daughter are going to love it.

I would like to se more patterns for working tools and kitchen hardware

Best from Rikke - http://noerkletoeserne.blogspot.com/

pif paf puf aka Lea. said...

Wauw a nice give away! I love your patterns and think you have an incredible imagination to make up new patterns. I have some and they are easy to read, even though they are in english (im from denmark ;-)) Idea for new pattern... Hmm its soon to be christmas so maybe a christmas tree?

Hi from lea.
lea.puf@gmail.com

(if denmark is to far to send the book, its ok. ;-))

Erika said...

Congrats to the book!
I´m so glad for you.
I´d love to see a pattern for a dragon next. I just love them and there is not many pattern out there of them.

erika (dot) olsson (at) soderhamn (dot) com

(Sweden)

Chez Chouke said...

Congatulations, that must be wonderful, to have your own book! I would like to join your giveay, you can reach me through my blog
chezchouke.blogspot.com.
And for any pattern-ideas....? I love everything with stars for upcoming Christmas!

Maja said...

I would love to win that... Packaging a kit along with the book is such a good idea. Can I join the give-away even though I live in Denmark?
Congratulations on the bookrelease.
Best regards
Maja

WolleWahn said...

Congratulations!
I love all your pattern and I have quite a lot. I like witches, wizards,fairies, elves unicorns, dragons, gnomes, frogs,
fawns, turtles, ...

greetings from germany, Ulla
(wollewahn@googlemail.com)

Marinasognaecrea said...

I really love your amigurumi. I would love if you would make more little town amigurumi(houses, school, hospital, cars and so on).
An italian kiss

Mor Lotte said...

I will love to win this give away (and so will my children ;o) ) you have a lovely blog.....

maybe some tools :o)

Have a lovely day...

S3qu3nce said...

Congratulations :) I sounds like a really great book.. I think a crochet cow, white with black marks :)
Anbakoch at gmail dot com

Світлана said...

like it!!!
Thank you for pattern =)

Lin said...

Congrats congrats congrats. That is so wonderfull for you.
What about a nice little funny colorful cow.

Nørkle Tøserne said...

You are so talented, I would like to be as good as you.
I wpould like you to make a small house as a crochet pattern. I need it for a present, and can't find it anyware. And who would be better than you to make that pattern :o)

I would love to win your book.
norkletoserne@gmail.com

Cynthia said...

I love your patterns and I love bok choy!!!
Thanks so much for the pattern and a chance to win Yummy Crochet.
Congrats to you. Your so talented you deserve it.
Cynthia

Shippymolkfred said...

Congratulations!
Seeing your own patterns printed in a book must be very exciting.
Thanks also for all your lovely free üatterns.
Greetings from Scotland
Shippy

Maine Mummy said...

The Bok Choy is wonderful. I have a fire truck crazy little boy, so let's be adventurous and ask for a fire truck complete with ladder!

Gramma Rita said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love all of your creations! Hmm...what to design next...perhaps some birdies? :)

Crystal said...

Congrats on the book that must be very exciting!!

Ideas for new patterns huh.... well Dress up sets would be awesome, But I also love the idea of a town with a mat and vehicles. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

Crystal_Lindau@live.com

Maja said...

Uh... forgot to write what I would like you to crochet next: A robot (because I am collecting ideas for robots at the moment)

emarci said...

Oh my goodness! These patterns are so very cute! I would love to win a copy of the book. Have you ever designed a pomegranate?? My email is emarci at hotmail dot com just in case you need it! Thanks!

ANNA said...

Hi, Emarci! Yes, I have a a free patterns for a pomegranate right here on my blog: http://crafty-anna.blogspot.com/2011/07/free-pattern-pomegranate.html

Enjoy :)

Hannnen said...

Congrats....ant how cool. Love your pattern and I have serveral of them.:-)

Keep up the good work...

Best from Hannne

www.groengraes.blogspot.com

Acosy home said...

Hi.I love your crochet patterns. Have brought two patterns from you already. Love it!

I 've tried to find Kitty cat crochet patterns in english(not japanese) but i can't find any that i like.

I would love the book. It' s look great in front. So i try my luck then.
My mail: sasgull@online.no

Micha said...

I would love to win your book your patterns is so great :)
I have followed your blog for some time, and you have so great ideas :)
I have a little boy who loves trains, so maybe som trains from Chuggington or tools he also loves Hansymanny ;)
Congrats with the bookrealise, it is so great :)
Best regards Miche (me @ galleri-micha.dk - Denmark)

Nellie said...

I like you patterns very much!
My granddaughter got a kitchen on her birthday and I made some crochet cupcakes for her.
I would like to make some more kitchen sets and when I'm getting your book...
But I don't know if that is possible for I'm living in the Netherlands.

bonsboer@solcon.net

rebecca joy said...

just bought one of your patterns on etsy, your stuff is awesome.
how about a tree pattern.
topknotscrochet@gmail.com

Jemma said...

I'd love a pie pattern...perhaps cherry flavour :)

cloudy.limeade@gmail.com

koalalizard said...

You should be so proud of yourself for being published!!! You are my crochet hero and in starting with the picnic pattern was very happy when you commented on the pictures that I sent you. It's like hearing from a celebrity. My niece and nephew would love to see Tonka trucks, construction equipment (ie. toolbelt, screwdriver, hammer, etc.) But I truly love all of the food items the best. Liz (using my husband's email address because my work address won't accept blogging)

koalalizard said...

Forgot to put my email, use work
liz.thompson@dcsdk12.org for koalalizard

Misty and pets said...

Congrats on your new venture. I wish all the success in the world. I really love your designs. They are so sweet.

I think I would love to see giant sunflowers if possible. I just love them and would love to put one in the corner of my room.
Thank you and best wishes.

Misty and Pets

Angie said...

Congrats. I have quite of few of your patterns. I just love them, and my kids love it when I make them. I can't wait to be able to order you book.

boppy235@gmail.com

Julie said...

My daughter's favorite veggie is broccoli (seriously). I would love a pattern for that.

julieschloemer@gmail.com

tammyroney said...

i would like it if you could make a pug! thanks.
tammyroney@yahoo.com

Peaceful Lotus said...

I love your book. I have a crochet basket on my formal dining room table full of crochet food. I started making it for a grandchild, and decided to make some for me. I love the bok choy! Congratulations on your book.

Alli said...

Congratulations! So exciting!
I love your work.
Tools for boys would be adorable.
allicrafts at gmail dot com

Schokoladenseite said...

Wow, this is amazing!
A mushroom house pattern would be great - where a little fairy lives inside ;)

Hugs, Hidee

ningelgesicht@yahoo.de

amy said...

I have been crocheting food for 20 years. I would love to have this book.

Catherine/Yarncat said...

Congrats! Your work is adorable!!

Hooked said...

I love your patterns! Congratulations on your book! I would love a barbie size dollhouse pattern with furniture. Since Halloween is right around the corner maybe a butterfly face mask to go with your trick or treat set.

pw_md at hotmail dot com

dickletn said...

This is a must buy book if I do not win. Enjoy all your crochet items, great for Christmas gifts.
Thanks, Janet

Jen said...

Can't wait for the book, and I hope you eventually publish all of your wonderful patterns in a book all your own!!! I think a cute pattern would be some appliances, like a fridge to keep those crochet goodies fresh ;)

bobbio.wedding@gmail.com

shelleyz said...

geawedoI love the latest pattern! It will go so nice with the other fruit and veggies. Your patterns are so put to together. My grandsons love them in their kitchen--I have to make 2- one for each. thanks for sharing your creative talent. shelleyz79@aol.com

M Harrison said...

I LOVE all your patterns so I just want them to keep coming no matter what they are!

giraffe.collector @ gmail . com

Colleen said...

What a fun giveaway. I love your patterns and can't wait to crochet the bok choy. Thank you!

Kimzy said...

I just LOVE your site. I would also love to be included in your contest.

I have been looking all over the internet for a 3-D Fleur De Lis pattern to make for my daughter. She loves this symbol, so please design it so that I can buy it :o)

Thank you!

Lori said...

Hi Anna :) My daughter Amy loves to crochet now.. she's 14 and really enjoying it. I can't wait to work on the birdhouse when it comes to in. Anna my niece, she's 4, just loves to play house.. I plan on changing the colors and mixing spiders or something else for Halloween as well... if I can find an easy spider? Or.. do you already have one? hehe.. if not maybe insects would be something new to do?

my spare time design said...

I love all your ideas....find myself saying, "imagine that, why didn't I think of that..." and can't wait to have grandbabies to make my wish list for. As for ideas, my 15 year old has informed me he would like to check out culinary arts as a career option and one of the things he likes to do, surprisingly enough, is to make a stir fry. Usually that eans bean sprouts, different colored peppers, celery and beef...along with chopsticks and all cooked in a wok style frying pan....just an idea...can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Mulle said...

Wonderful design!

I would love to see more designs for cars, motorbikes, scooters and stuff!

Mia
shayi@telia.com

Judy said...

Great site! Love the bok choy! I love angels, so would love to see angel amis - really cute ones! lol!

judywestenofsfe@aol.com

Stef said...

I love your patterns and would love to win this! I would like to see a train!

huebnerstefanie@hotmail.com

needlekrafter said...

well I wasn't sure if the next pattern suggestion was for food or not-- if so, i'd like a pineapple. if it's for any pattern, I think that a hunter hat would be great! :)

thehappycrochetchic said...

I am in love with your patterns I wanna try the bake set next! This looks like a great book!

julialynn said...

Congrats on the book, it looks nummy.
I have all of your patterns in my favorites on etsy and I look to your shop for inspiration.. I think I may have to buy a few new patterns. The doll and bag and pup and house are definatly on the list!

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hello!! My email is Bluedragonflymom@yahoo.com I would love to see you design food hot pads.

Congratulations on you published pattern!!!

Fliegenpilzhaus said...

Wonderful news and congrats!
Little shop pattern would be cool, where you can play with small dolls.

Have a good day,
Karline

fliegenpilzhaus at yahoo dot com

Johanne Busk Stormoen said...

Just love your blog, thank you for all your inspiration your passing on. Would love to win your book, do you ship to denmark if i am the Lucky winner ;-) New idea: Something for the Boys, maybe a golf set or a american football set or something like that? Best regards Johanne

Johanne.busk@gmail.com.. www.amio.dk/butik/sesamsesam/

spikkel & stip said...

How about a cute car ( beatle for instance) or a dubbeldekker?
I would love to win a copy of the book! The cover alone makes me want to run and get my crochet hook....

Spikkelenstip at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

I love your food patterns, but since my niece is going as Rapunzel for Halloween, I would love to see a Chameleon pattern.

rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Knittinggirl said...

Hi, I would love to enter this giveaway.

Just contact me through Ravelry, my username is Knittinggirl13.

I would love to see a sushi set, or maybe a transformable toy :)

Rumfang said...

Congrats with the book! Lovely patterns. I would like to enter this Give Away too.
Susanne
rumfangblog@gmail.com

n7lqk said...

I would like to see a B-52 airplane. I would also really love an airplane applique.

Congratulations.

N7LQK11 at netzero dot net

Julie said...

Anna, what can I say but WOW! and Congratulations! I really love your patterns and am presently working on some. I will definitely be buying more and am looking forward to the new book! I can't really ask for a specific new pattern 'cause I am already blown away with all you have done so far! Keep up the good work!!!!Julie
wrajar0721@yahoo.com

J said...

I honestly don't have any ideas... Maybe spaghetti and meatballs? Lol. I love your stuff! ilovemybabytoby(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bill Julie Arbuckle said...

Anna, how awesome to have some of your patterns published!!! How exciting!!
I love your patterns! Your patterns were some of the first cricket patterns I found that looks modern! They are so coolant current!
What I'd like to see: dress up stuff, like knight, police officer, or stuff like that, OR animals. My nephew and his wife are expecting a boy in Jan., and they're decorating in an animal theme. I would love to shower them with cute animals....perhaps a veterinarian kit?! To go along with the dog/cat set you have?!
I'm also wanting to make kitchen items for my friend's 2yr old, so winning the book would be awesome!
My address is: arbucklebj@msn.com

Elly said...

I love your patterns! This book would be adorable and definitely keep me busy. I'll be getting it no matter what. :)

I would love to see an artichoke pattern. I bet it would be a LOT of small sewing but it would be super adorable and worth it in the long run. My hubby would love you for it too!

elly (at) ohthatgirl (dot) com