Book Giveaway: Teach Yourself Visually Crochet

By Rachel Choi – 150 Comments
Thanks to Rebecca, a Crochet Spot reader, we have the book Teach Yourself Visually Crochet to giveaway! Rebecca loves this book and claims that it did a great job helping her learn to crochet. Her goal is to spread more “crochet joy” and help others to learn this fabulous art form. She donated a brand new copy of this book to Crochet Spot so that it can be given away to a Crochet Spot reader who would like to learn how to crochet or improve his/her crochet skills. Even though this book is great for beginners it is also a great reference guide for those who already know how to crochet the basics.

To enter the giveaway, please visit the Teach Yourself Visually Crochet page on Amazon and click on the “Click to Look Inside” picture. Look inside the book to see what you are most interested in learning. Then leave a comment at the end of this giveaway post stating what you’re most interested in learning. Please stay on subject and only comment one time, multiple comments will be deleted.

All participants must be either a Crochet Spot Newsletter subscriber or a Premium Pattern Member at the time the winner is drawn. If you are neither, feel free to sign up for the newsletter or a membership.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly drawn.

Good luck everyone and thanks again Rebecca for donating the book for the giveaway!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced shortly. Please check back later!

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  1. Lindsay says:

    I would like to learn how to do filet crochet. I have seen some amazing creations out there are would love to create my own, kooky patterns.

  2. Jayme says:

    I would have to say measurements for making worn items fit better would be the thing I need to learn. I would love to make vests and sweaters but I sometimes even have trouble getting hats to fit people (mostly babies) correctly!

  3. Karen says:

    I would like to learn finishing details, some of the fun motifs so I can create my own things as well as learning how to do beautiful filet crochet.

  4. Stacy T. says:

    I love to crochet! The Crochet for Knitters section looks helpful. I have a knitter friend that wants me to teach her!

  5. Bambie says:

    I am really interested in learning how to make a Lover’s Knot trellis, as well as the Tunisian stitches, which I never seem to find all in one book!

  6. Cindy says:

    I would love being able to see how to do the front and back post stitches. So many patterns use them, and I need help on those.

  7. Jade says:

    I would like to know more about the motifs. 🙂

  8. Lauren T says:

    working a spiral for SURE. that always confuses me and keeps me away from a ton of projects! <3 maybe i can learn soon =)

  9. Kristibella says:

    This book looks great!! I would love to learn how to properly block a project. But there were also a variety of stitches I want to learn as well! Love this site Rachel!

  10. Sofia says:

    I’d love to learn about Stitch patterns. The image besides the heading shows a ripple effect and there are some lovely blankets that have that, but I can’t work the patterns out!

  11. Debbie says:

    I would like to explore the motifs and adding additional trims, edgings, etc. to my projects in order to make them really special.

  12. Patti says:

    To learn how to follow a charted color pattern by stranding looks really interesting. I have looked at patterns using a chart, but it seems a bit intimidating. This book looks as though it explains things in an easy to understand way.

  13. Laura says:

    I am most interested in chapter three- the sections about estimating how much yarn you need and how the hook affects the gauge. I have been crocheting for a while, but I could definitely benifit from some hints in that area!

  14. denise smith says:

    I am most interested in chapters 10 & 11. But the whole book looks great I lot of info.

  15. Star Ka'at says:

    So many cool things to choose from! I think I would first be interested in “Mesh Fabric Using Crochet Arches” from chapter 9, and “Crochet With Beads” from chapter 11. The whole book looks awesome though, as I am a very visual learner.

  16. Abby says:

    I am interested in the combining stitches section, although everything looks great!

  17. irene hanson says:

    would like to know more about: working in the round. rounds

  18. Dana says:

    I’m most interested in Chapters 10 and 11 – the motifs and the techniques. I’m fascinated with colour changes in crochet and more recently, shaping, which will be integral to perfecting my doll making and my forays into design. (Cheers to Rebecca for her generosity.)

  19. Joe says:

    reading a pattern …….my wife would love this.

  20. cheri montgomery says:

    I would love to learn how to follow a pattern and different stitches.. In these tough times, I am currently unemployed, homemade gifts for my grandkids have been the ‘goto” gift. Unfortunately I only know 3 stitches; slip, single, and hdc. And Im not quite sure I do those right. I have made them all afghans but wanted to do more. I found some really cool toy patterns at my local thrift store and would love to do them but I dont understand the patterns. I truely believe this book would remedy that.

  21. Juanita says:

    I would like to learn the tunisian stitch.

  22. L.Banton says:

    Final Details and Finishing are the areas I would most love to learn about. I find that I can create a beautiful project, but if I mess up the finishing it can ruin the entire look and that is very frustrating.

  23. Kristina says:

    Finishing off gives me the most difficulty. Would love to learn more about this.

  24. Carol says:

    I am most interested in Chapter 11 and learning to do the more unusual stitches.

  25. Ann says:

    I am most interested in just learning the basics! I have known how to crochet for a long time. Well, I have known how to do a chain and single crochet. I still need to learn about yarn itself! I read the packaging, but most of it means nothing to me! So I am excited that this book actually starts with these basics. I am most interested in Chapter 2 I think, although Chapter 3 would be great too! I eventually want to get into the fancier stuff, but right now I just want to know the basics!

  26. Elaine Link says:

    I want to learn to read instructions better.

  27. Mary says:

    I would love to learn to do filet crochet. There are so many awesome patterns out there but I really struggle to understand it.

  28. Marianne Lame says:

    Chapters 10 and 11 look fascinating, since I’m a pretty basic crocheter. I find if I have clear directions, I can tackle more advanced patterns. The pictrues featured in the promotion look wonderfully clear and instructive. I’d love to win this book!

  29. Fleurdelis says:

    It’s never to late to review the basics especially after a crocheting dry spell. I always have to try to re-design a pattern after I make it once using another stitch, yarn or by changing the size. A good read for pattern junkies when the language is unclear on an unfamiliar pattern. Thank you Rebecca.

  30. Joanne says:

    Making garments has alwys been a problem for me. I think the section on measurements might be helpful.

  31. Yolanda says:

    I can’t decide if I’d like to learn the pattern design or some of the pattern stitches. I learned to crochet as a pre-teen, but hadn’t really done anything since then. I started crocheting again about a year ago and now I’m ready to learn it all!!!! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winner is, hopefully it will be me, but I’ll be happy for whoever wins!!

  32. Nina says:

    I’m really interested in the section on broomstick lace. After I saw your summer broomstick lace scarf pattern I really want to master it so that I can make the scarf. Thanks for having the giveaway!

  33. sandra says:

    I would like to learn how to diagnose and fix mistakes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Sharra says:

    I want to learn the Tunisian and some of the special stitches.

  35. Marcy says:

    I want to learn new stitches and measurements :

  36. Amanda S says:

    I am interested in learning more complicated stitches and different joining methods for motifs.

  37. Mindy says:

    I have always used a Loom and would love to learn without it. And It would be neat to make a clutch purse!!!!

  38. Di Anne says:

    I would love to learn the granny square bag! I am just beginning to learn crocheting and really have sooooooooooo much to learn! This would be a wonderful learning tool for me.

  39. Sarah says:

    I would really like to learn non-standard techniques and then how to combine stitches (latter chapters).

  40. LaDonna Chase says:

    I would love to learn the Tunisan Stitch and all about it!

  41. Samantha says:

    i am intrested in the patterns i know a few basics but i really want to learn more

  42. Rosie Johnson says:

    I am interested in learning different special stitches., motif’s, details and finishing! Thank you!

  43. Dee McKergan says:

    Crab Stitch! A very exciting book though! WIll have to check to see if its on the UK sites! Good Luck everybody! 😀

  44. I just have to learn filet crochet! Such pretty designs you can make with this. Also still trying to learn the granny square past the 2nd row.

  45. Charlotte says:

    I’ve always wanted to figure out Tunisian, this could be the help I need 🙂

  46. Tracie lopez says:

    I would like to learn Motifs and joining colors. Crochet is so fun, I wouldn’t mind learning the knitting techniques too..

  47. Lisa Hamblin says:

    I would like to learn new crochet techniques.

  48. Natalie says:

    I would like to learn about the different ways to work in the round. I have become fascinated lately with circular patterns and this would help me in my quest to understand them. It is generally pretty difficult for me to find a good crochet book that I would love to add to my crafting corner and I think this would be a great addition to my small but greatly appreciated book library.

  49. Sandra says:

    Anything from Chapter 9 thru 14. There is so much great information there, that it’s impossible to specify just one or two things that I would use.

  50. I’d love to learn more finishing techniques and fun new ways to make my own patterns!! <3 <3