Oh, you guys! I love inspirational crochet books and The Art of Crochet Blankets by the lovely Rachele Carmona is definitely in this category!

If you have not checked out Rachele / Cypress Textiles fantastic innovative work you definitely should; she has so many many beautiful blankets, and her blog is literally filled to the brim with very helpful crochet tips and tutorials.


Rachele’s new book focuses exactly on crocheting all the blankets and as far as I’m concerned almost all of the 18 lovely designs say “crochet me”, especially the “Ombré Stripe” and the “Boho Desert” a couple of my favorites!

Rachele experimented with different kind of shapes and patterns in this book! She used the art work of 6 inspiring modern makers and their art forms (weaving, digital art, screen printing, quilting and even paper crafts) to create her 18 gorgeous crochet blankets. There is information about every one of the 6 artists, and how their specific work inspired Rachele to design each blanket.


Rachele has covered all standard in the book: patterns are written out, many have diagrams for layouts and colors, there are charts, as well as explanation regarding construction. She uses different construction methods throughout the book and all of them are perfectly explained. Special techniques that cover joining, changing colors, adding edge stitches and finishing tips can be found in the book too, as well as a full list of abbreviations, a glossary and key for the charts.
All details on where to buy the book can be found here!


And now the fun part! Rachele and her publisher have very kindly offered a digital copy of “The Art of Crochet Blankets” that I’m allowed to give away!!

Giveaway is now closed!
Please leave a comment under this blog post, make sure I can reach you via email, and ‘you’re in’! Easy right?
The giveaway is open internationally, and will close Monday December 24, 2018 (24:00 EET). If I do not hear back from the winner within 24 hrs after notification, a new winner will be drawn. Good luck to all!