Thursday, February 21, 2013

RAKJ Slouchy Beanie Pattern Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}


A while ago I was contacted by the lovely Shannon of the Creative Crochet Patterns with an exciting offer to write a review for one of her patterns. I knew Shannon from Ravelry and  believe me - when you visit her shop you think you are in crochet heaven, because it is a vault filled with the most stunning and breath -taking patterns. I really had hard time choosing a pattern  and wanted desperately to try one of her baby patterns, but having no baby to model it, I tried to be reasonable and use a pattern that my sweet model could show it off to you.


I chose The Amberlyn Slouchy Beanie. This beret is perfect both for children and adults and can be worn in all seasons. With light cottons for spring, summer and fall or with chunky wools for the winters.

Albeit the intricate and complex looking design, it is quite easy to make in a quiet afternoon over a cup of coffee and it makes for a wonderful last minute gift!

The pattern is well written and elaborate. There is information about all the supplies you need, instructions for reading the pattern and the necessary crochet skills for it,  but in difficulty, it does not go beyond the front post double crochet.  Shannon also provides video links as assistance with stitches, and  there are 12 step-by-step photos to help guide you through the pattern too!

At hand I had a nice and soft baby blue cotton I was eager to use, and it required using a hook four times smaller then the one suggested in the pattern so it was quite curious and hilarious watching the hat growing but in small scale, so I left it aside and chose a chunky yarn and adequate hook to get the proper size for my girl. So, be aware that thinner yarn and smaller hook will result in smaller size of hat.


Now for the exciting part! Shannon is giving away two of her patterns:  The Amberlyn Slouchy Beanie and The Weaves Blanket.
So two of you lucky winners will be able to enjoy them!

I am itching to make the blanket myself! Isn't it adorable?

To enter the giveaway, simply visit Shannon's shops on Etsy or Ravelry and come back here to leave a comment which of her other patterns you like.
It's that easy. The giveaway shall be open  until March 3. The winner shall be announced on Monday, March 4.

28 comments:

Laura said...

Ooo her Brooke Slippers are gorgeous, I suspect that are way above my ability but look so pretty! Great job on the beret!

Ana Lopes said...

So beautiful and creative! Love the flowers!Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Raegan Doherty said...

My favorite BY FAR is the "Chic Slider Sweater", because it looks beautifully crocheted and is definitely something I would want to make and wear!! But they are ALL amazing! :)

Wendy said...

I love the Ashley loafers, I just don't have a baby to put them on!

Ally said...

I like the double pom pom baby hat!

Michele Pacey said...

I think I like the adult slippers the best! So many cute baby patterns makes me wish I had a little baby... :)

Nana said...

always beautiful!

Ira Huberts said...

I love those French berets, used to wear them all the time when I was like 14/15! And so beautifully made with those fine crochet flowers!
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logansmommy0611 said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/119892394/weaves-baby-blanket-crochet-pattern?

Inas Basymeleh said...

Beautiful!! I like Bria's Bloom with Butterfly. What a cute hat ;)

Samantha Jane said...

Fast and Chunky Yarn Hat Crochet pattern. Too cute!

Karin Ishibashi said...

The Stephanie Slouchy Beanie is cute.

piedev said...

I love this so much Pig Hat CROCHET PATTERN .. so cute ^^

Audrey18 said...

I really like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/94540447/crochet-beanie-pattern-lamb-hat?

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Noor Unnahar said...

Oh I love PDF Monkey Hat CROCHET PATTERN :)
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Aprile Mazey said...

I like the Chic Slider Sweater Crochet Pattern!

Lissy said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/110345173/crochet-hat-pattern-amberlyn-slouchy?

That's my favourite item

Email: lissy-sanna@live.se

Serena said...

my favorite is http://www.etsy.com/listing/95398846/crochet-hat-pattern-stephanie-slouchy? :)

mail - palermobella2000@yahoo.it

Wehaf said...

I love the happy hippo hat pattern!

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Wulan Sari said...

I love Elf Booties Baby CROCHET PATTERN so cute for my lil baby or niece:)

creativejewishmom.com said...

Of course your addition of the mini doilies totally made the hat fantastic! thanks so much for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday.....I guess you'll just have to hope your daughter gets married young so that you can become a grandmother sooner than later and start crocheting for some babies!

Annamarie Magee said...

I love love love http://www.etsy.com/listing/93098766/happy-hippo-hat-crochet-pattern-all?

My daughter would look adorable with this!

Patti Lekas said...

The Brooke Slippers is my next favorite, I just love all her patterns

Debie Grace said...

I really adore this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/94276103/glamour-girl-beanie-crochet-pattern? :D

blew415 said...

I like Turtle Shell and Hat Set CROCHET PATTERN

Unknown said...

hi
im really like the adult slipper http://www.etsy.com/listing/92962561/crochet-pattern-adult-slippers-pdf? btw,,,almost everyday i used adult slipper coz i feel comfortable with that :)

S Carter said...

I like the Crochet PATTERN for The Stella Bag

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cassandra said...

I like the Infant Hooded Cocoon.

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