I received some very exciting post this week. As part of my role with the Stylecraft Blogstars, I was given the opportunity to design something for Crochet Now magazine and write a little bit about myself. I was a tad nervous as I am primarily a knitter, but decided to give it a go and used one of the newer Stylecraft yarns - Candy Swirl - to hook a cosy scarf. I did give a few sneaky peaks on Instagram, but nothing that gave the game away!
Anyway, I am thrilled to see the photos of my Cosy Cluster scarf design appearing on the back page. I don't often buy crochet magazines, but there are some really lovely patterns in this one (issue 20) if you're interested in hooky things.
I snapped a quick photo before I sent the scarves off to the magazine, and had to keep Flo well out of the way, knowing her penchant for all things yarny!
To celebrate the publication of my first ever pattern in a magazine, I'm having a little giveaway. I have one yarn cake of Stylecraft Candy Swirl yarn in the purple Sugar Plum colourway as seen above. You can make the smaller size scarf with it. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning, leave me a comment on my blog and tell me what your favourite thing is to crochet. I'm going to be running this competition on Instagram and also on my Josiekitten page on Facebook, so you have three chances to enter. (You can enter in all three places if you like.) The giveaway will stay open until midnight on Sunday 15th October and then I'll pick a winner. Please make sure that it's easy for me to get in touch with you. I'm happy to post overseas, so anyone can enter! Good luck and may the crochet goddess smile on you! xxx
Edited to add - I am leaving this giveaway open until the end of October and there are two chances to win a yarn cake. Details on this blog post here.