Maybe Matilda: Sharp Crochet Hook and pattern book giveaway

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sharp Crochet Hook and pattern book giveaway

If you’ve been around for a while, you might remember my review and giveaway almost exactly one year ago of the Sharp Crochet Hook. Well, one year later, I’m happy to report that I still think this product is just as awesome as last time I talked about it. And I have another one to give away to you today!

In case this concept is new to you, I’ll fill you in: crocheting edgings through fabric (such as a cute border along a pillowcase) is often a big ol’ pain the booty. Up until now, your options were to pre-poke holes through the fabric before you could start crocheting, or try to jam a blunt-ended crochet hook through fabric. Neither way is fun. But the Sharp Crochet Hook is a great solution to this issue: it’s just what it sounds like—a sharp, pointed hook—and can glide straight through your fabric quickly and easily, eliminating the need to poke holes before you can start working. If you’ve ever wasted time poking holes or gotten frustrated trying to jam a regular rounded hook through fabric, you know what a great timesaver this can be.

(This little cutie is my nephew almost exactly one year ago, sporting the goodies his Auntie Rachel made for him—pay special attention to the blanket, which I used the Sharp Crochet Hook on to create a cute, cozy edging!)

The hook has even been redesigned recently to make it even easier to use through thicker fabrics without getting stuck or snagging, so now is the perfect time to try one out. I have a combo pack to give away to you today—a newly redesigned hook and pattern book in one.

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The book has so many cute ideas using the Sharp hook, and they’d make wonderfully personalized Christmas gifts! Some of my favorite patterns/projects in the pattern book:

Sharp Crochet Hook patterns

I love the idea of crocheting around the bottom of a handmade or storebought skirt to add a little more personality—and crocheting your own baby shoes through a leather sole ? adorable—and that blanket is one of the most unique designs I’ve ever seen. Love it.

So, are you interested? Want to give the Sharp Crochet Hook a try to help create handmade gifts for loved ones? Or maybe you love somebody who crochets and could give it away as a holiday gift? Enter below to win the pattern book + hook combo pack. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Some people report having trouble with the Rafflecopter widget on my last giveaway—it seems that using an older browser messes with the giveaway widget, so make sure you’re using the newest versions of explorer/firefox/whatever. I hope that helps!)

84 comments :

  1. I would make baby blankets for sure!

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  2. i'd love the idea of a sweet little baby blanket. how fun!

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  3. i really want to try and combine a quilting project with a crochet project...and maybe some pillow shams with crochet edging!

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  4. OOh ive wanted one of these since i last saw it on your blog, haven't been able to find anywhere that stocks it in the UK.
    I would make cute edging on bags and blankets.
    Kate x

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  5. I crochet edge baby blankets and HATE the first round of jamming through the needle.

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  6. Let's put some crochet edging on a couple of homemade stockings :-)

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  7. I have so many friends having babies soon so there isn't enough time for me to make full blankets, so I would love to try edging some cute little blankets.

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  8. I love the idea of jazzing up baby blankets for our sweet baby girl arriving in February. :)

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  9. I would love to make SNUGGLY baby blankets for all my friends having babies these days!

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  10. I love the idea of crocheting the edge of a store bought skirt! I never would have thought of that.

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  11. I love the idea of edging clothing, and the crochet edges on that baby blanket are far too cute to not want to do!

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  12. Oooo baby blankies galore :) maybe for the etsy shop that I'm working on starting up!

    Thanks for your encouragement - even if it is months later that I'm just braving it up ;)

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  13. I would love to use the sharp crochet hook to but borders on blankets and pillow cases!

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  14. I would love to edge baby blankets and add trim to my daughter's clothing!

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  15. I'd love to test out the newly redesigned hook! I love my old one so much but at times it does snag.

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  16. I would love to make baby blankets, but, even more!, I want to make my new niece dresses with crochet borders. I have lots of dress patterns for babies/toddlers, but I keep thinking that I could make them just that little bit more special. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. I would love to make edging for skirts for me or my girls.

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  18. Hello,

    I love to crochet.:)I would surely find some nice pattern for my family or friends.

    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    All the best.:)
    Bernadett

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  19. I would use this for blankets and to add to fleece scarves.

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  20. Um, I could make baby blankets all day with that. Except I'd probably need a baby and we both know I don't have one of those.....

    But awesome giveaway. I'd give it to someone on my Christmas list.

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  21. blankets! but those skirts are pretty cute too

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  22. Would love to win one of these! It looks soo cool!

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  23. i don't see where to enter this, but i'd trim teeny, tiny baby socks.

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  24. I would love to make baby burp cloths bibs and clothes with it!

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  25. I would love to make blankets with crocheted edgings. I don't have the patience for the poking holes part.

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  26. I would love to add lacy edges to a store bought or made-by-me skirt. Imagine summer dresses!

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  27. I never heard of this crochet hook and I'd love to try it out! I knit but crochet seams together and this would be brilliant! Thanks!

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  28. First, I'd use it to finish putting a drawstring panel at the top of my favorite project bag - a linen bucket. Then I'd put edge the cuffs of a pair of jeans... then maybe girly up some of my old t-shirts... and maybe dress up some storebought curtains... so many possibilities!

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  29. Ooh, I'd love one of these. Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel!

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  30. There are so many cool things one can do with this hook. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  31. Want to make T-shirt dresses for my granddaughter using the Sharp Crochet Hook.

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  32. Oooh, I kind of want to make adult crochet slippers with a leather bottom! And I would love to have one to give to my aunt, who does the same thing with a fine crochet hook with no sharp tip. I have one already, which I bought after seeing it on your blog!

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  33. Oh I would make all sorts of fun stuff!! but mostly I like the idea for putting a boarder on blankets!! :)

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  34. I have seen everything that this can do! I would love to own one! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. The possibilities are endless with this amazing tool. I am thinking about little lovey blankets for babies with a cute crochet edge. Thank you for the opportunity, would love to win the hook and book!

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  36. Since I'll be an Aunt to 2 new babies, I'll definitely be.making blankets. Thanks! Kelly S

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  37. I would LOVE to won this, I would use it so much for my NICU minisstry.. and dont think I wouldnt use it for me either!! Woooot, thank you for the chance!

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  38. I have been wanting to try this hook for awhile! I'd love to make a fabric & crochet blanket using it!

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  39. I actually found a pattern on http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/ for a Monster lovey blanket that I would love to make for my nephew... After seeing that pattern I knew I wanted one asap :) If I don't win this giveaway I will still be purchasing one asap!!! Thank you so much for your blog & your contest, for those of us that have a passion to crochet blogs like yours are inspirational & amazing!

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  40. I would give it to my clever sis-in-law who is really into crochet edging heaps of things!

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  41. I would totally make this http://www.repeatcrafterme.com/2012/06/monster-fleece-lovey-blankets.html

    &/or this http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/crochet-reversible-baby-blanket/655

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  42. I have made well over 100 baby blankets edged with crochet as gifts. It would make a world of a difference to utilize this product. I have never heard of it before your post!

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  43. Gosh, I'm not really sure. Probably whatever is at a beginner's level! Maybe an apron?

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  44. I would try adding a crochet edging to a store bought (or homemade!) skirt
    Sounds fabulous!

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  45. I love getting that pattern book with it, I can tell there are ideas that I would use! just from the cover.

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  46. The sharp crochet hook just opens up a world of possibilities!!

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  47. I would crochet edgings on baby blankets & burp cloths.

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  48. I'd like to try to add edging to clothing...and blankets!

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  49. Oh,, I really want this! >.<
    with this, I can make some beautiful lace on my clothes, blankets, etc ^__^

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  50. I would love this!! Possibilities are endless but I have a 4 month old daughter and would like to customize her clothes :)

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  51. I would like to make a table runner, it is time to change it

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  52. Since I'm a crochet school dropout, i would give it to my mom so she could make things for my baby girl.

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  53. I think it would be fun to make baby burp cloths and crochet on skirts for my girls.

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  54. I would love to crochet around the edge of a skirt!

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  55. I would love to learn how to use a sharp crochet hook on baby blankets!

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  56. I'd love to crochet baby blankets :)

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  57. I would love to add a border to pillow cases. My oldest is getting ready for a big girl bed with pillows and I would love to make her something special to go with it.

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  58. I would love to make place mats for my dining table, and a matching runner for my coffee table.

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  59. Those little booties are so cute. I think that's what I would try.

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  60. I would love to use the Sharp hook to embellish t-shirts!

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  61. I would LOVE to give this a try!!! Would love to crochet around blankets/burp cloths. Adorable!

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  62. I would love to use it to trim so baby blankets for a baby shower in the near future.

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  63. You've been such an inspiration for me when it comes to crocheting. I feel as though I've improved leaps and bounds since I first came across your blog nearly two years ago. I'd love to use the sharp crochet hook for personalizing store bought gifts :).

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  64. I love crocheting but I would gift this to my Aunt-In-Law who is a master crocheter..I think she would really love this hook.

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  65. This would definitely come in handy for all the baby blanket making in my future!

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  66. I'd use it to make interesting clothing--taking some of the shirts that have become too small and adding crocheted sections, using the sharp hook to join them to the fabric.

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  67. I would love to learn how to do the fabric and yarn combinations it is so pretty

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  68. make my son some slippers! he's learning to walk, so needs some non-slip slippers.

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  69. Wow! Love the little blanket with crochet edging, and the fabric and crochet blanket. I'd love to win the book to inspire me to make more things.

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  70. I totally remember this! Last time I wanted it for baby blankets, but since that ship has sailed I think I'd try to add details to the bottom of some skirts!

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  71. I have some linen napkins from my grandma and they would look sooo good with a nice colorful edging on them :) So that's what I would use it for (apart from all the other beautiful possibilities out there).

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  72. After shoving the blunt crochet needle through one too many edging projecting this sounds like heaven.

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  73. My mom needs this. She loves to make burp cloths/baby blankets with crocheted edges.

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  74. I would love to try the new design. Fewer snags would be great!

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  75. I would love this! I've been crocheting since July, and am totally addicted. Love your website!

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  76. I already have one, so I would love to gift it to my sis!! Thanks!

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  77. I've always wanted to try to do a border on a sweet baby blanket and now I want to try something like those skirts in the picture. What a great tool!

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  78. Would love to try to make those shoes!

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