Crochet Bowl Pattern Review and Giveaway!

To Do Tuesday is one of my favorite days! I love it because I am able to teach you wonderful reader’s new and interesting things. Today I’m especially happy to say we have the BEST To Do Tuesday yet! That is because for the first time it is going to go along with a giveaway! YAY! Today’s To Do and Giveaway is crocheting! Kendra over at DelightedHands3113 Etsy store is offering one of my wonderful readers a chance to win a crochet pattern of their choice! In the process of setting up this wonderful giveaway I also got the chance to get to know Kendra a little. Here is what I learned…

Where are you from? I live outside a little town called Cedar Springs, about as far north in Kent County, Michigan, as one can get.

Can you tell me a little about yourself? I am blessed with an awesome family who loves to spend time playing, working, hiking, building, gardening, and being silly together. I have a physics degree, play classical guitar in my church’s worship team, and work in a law office. My creative outlets usually involve yarn, or searching it out. I love to reclaim yarn from sweaters, so scouring the local thrift stores is a favorite activity.

How did you decide the name for your shop? It comes from a verse in Proverbs. Chapter 31 describes a noble woman. Verse 13 says “she looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight.” Any trip to a yarn shop is delightful!

What made you start your business? My mom introduced me to Etsy last year and I love it! It is full of so many wonderful, talented, friendly people. I am so excited to be in a place where handmade is celebrated and sought out.

Do you have anything new you plan to add to your store? Right now I am focusing on writing patterns. My modular drawer organizer pattern was suggested by a repeat customer; designing patterns based off ideas and suggestions is so much fun! I would like to add some knit fingerless glove patterns this summer, and perhaps some of my reclaimed yarn.

What is your favorite thing about being a seller? Meeting all kinds of wonderful, creative people from all over the world!

Do you have a blog, Twitter, or facebook page? I have not yet entered the realm of blogdom, but you can find me on Ravelry as ThirtyOneThirteen.

 

How did you learn to crochet? My mom taught me when I was four years old. Actually, her sewing room housed a huge, colorful yarn stash, lots of shiny hooks, a book with step-by-step photos of how to crochet, and a little girl who liked to play on the floor while mommy sewed.

What items do you most enjoy making and why? While I enjoy creating things for myself, I very much love making items I know other people will use and appreciate. Once, an elderly friend gifted me a large quantity of her vintage yarns. As a small gesture of appreciation, I made her a set of flat bottomed bowls. She was touched, and shared that she cherished the crocheted trinket trays her mother-in-law made many years ago. She had never seen anything like them since, and was so grateful for the good memories my bowls evoked. Talk about warm fuzzies! I was glad my little bowls brought her such joy. 🙂

My Thoughts
I grew up in a crafty family. I as well as Kendra learned to crochet at a young age. The difference with me is that I only knew one stitch, the single. So with that being said I was nervous when I received the pattern for me to crochet my own bowl. I printed out the pattern, found my crochet hooks, and picked out my yarn. I am so pleased to say that everything was easy to follow. I thought I would have numerous phone calls to my Grandma asking her for help and I am proud to say that I did it all by myself!! I now have completed 4 bowls and am starting on my 5th!
I know that if I can do it so can you! Kendra made the patterns easy to follow and if you have never crocheted before Kendra was kind enough to think of you as well! At the top of the pattern is a web site that will teach you the stitches she uses in her patterns. How cool is that?

Crocheting these bowls is so fun to me. Crocheted bowls are not something you see every day and I know that they could be used for many purposes. If you love to crochet or have always wanted to learn then these patterns are for you!

Now on to the Giveaway!

Mandatory Entry….Go to DelightedHands3113 and tell me what pattern you will choose if you are the winner!

Extra Entries
1. Purchase an item from DelightedHands3113 (5 entries)
2. Blog about this leaving a link to this giveaway as well as a link to DelightedHands3113 (3 entries)
3. Heart (favorite) DelightedHands3113 etsy shop
4. E-mail your favorite DelightedHands3113 item, as well as a link to this post, to 5 friends and send cc to Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com

5. Follow DelightedHands3113 Shop Feed

6. ReTweet this (leave a link) can be done daily
7. Follow me via Google Connect
8. Grab My Button
I WILL verify each entry! All entries that are not verifiable will be deleted!

Contest will close on Tuesday April 13th at 11:59 p.m. MST and the winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified via e-mail. Giveaway is open to everyone World Wide!
Winner will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail. If I do not hear back from the winner than another winner will be chosen!

**This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you Kendra at DelightedHands3113 for supplying the product for the review and giveaway.
 

 

*** I would be proud to host your giveaway as well! If you would like me to do a review and giveaway please contact me Kwhiz84(at)live(dot)com

Comments

  1. AMKreations says:

    I love DelightedHands shop! I would love her nesting bowls pattern.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43720038
    Beautiful work!

    She's already a favorite!

    http://www.amkreations.blogspot.com

  2. Joyful HandKnits says:

    I have previously hearted several items in Delighted Hands etsy shop AND hearted her shop.

    I would love the Petal Nesting Bowls pattern!

    Joy from JoyfulHandKnits.etsy.com

  3. Domestic Diva says:

    The Nesting Bowls Set of Six Crochet PDF Pattern looks great.

  4. I would love to have the Nesting Bowls Set of Six Crochet PDF Pattern!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  5. Mmmm… I really would like the drawer organizer! Thanks for this Krista!

  6. Ann On and On... says:

    The flat bottom nesting bowls (5) would be a wonderful pattern to give to my grandmother. Thanks!
    amerskine at hotmail dot com

  7. Annemarie says:

    I love any one of the crocheted bowls patterns. Of course, the snowflakes scarf is awfully cute too!

  8. Danielle says:

    I like the Uber Big Nesting Bowls Pattern.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com

  9. The Petal Nesting Bowls pattern looks so cute. I have many uses I could use that for around my house!

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  10. I would choose the vase trio because it is just so beautiful and unique. In fact, it would be a great container for crocheted flowers and also a clever storage option for crochet hooks. Thanks for the giveaway!

    nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

  11. Penrose Designs says:

    Hi – How fun! I love these nesting bowls: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36383309

  12. very cute i love the Petal Nesting Bowls Set of Four Crochet PDF Pattern
    a10small at hotmail dot com

  13. Anonymous says:

    AnnaG
    I would looooove to win this giveaway!
    I really want the Modular drawer orginizer pattern.
    Groovers4him@bellsouth.net

  14. I like the petal nesting bowl.
    Thanks!

    mrsthistle at comcast dot net

  15. I'd choose Teal Duotone Trinket Bowl Trio!

  16. 1. I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/04/saturdays-giveaways.html
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  17. Anonymous says:

    I would choose the Nesting Bowls Set of Six Crochet PDF Pattern.
    Debra
    lildebbie_fant@yahoo.com

  18. MICHELL says:

    Uber Big Nesting Bowls Set of Eight Crochet PDF Pattern….I LOVE this pattern…I just started crocheting again and I made some infant sock monkey hats:) I have them listed on Etsy too. I would love to try this pattern..Thank you for this giveaway

  19. Anna Moyer says:

    I love these nesting bowls: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42428260

    They look amazing!

    anna(dot)moyer(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Petal Nesting Bowls Set of Four Crochet PDF Pattern

  21. Anonymous says:

    I would like the Nesting Pattern, Jo

  22. lighthousegal says:

    I would say either the Uber Big Nesting Bowls (looks like a great bowl to store balls of yarn for whatever my current project is as well as keep track of small things throughout my house), or the Petal Nesting Bowls – they are just so sweet looking!

    You can contact me by leaving a comment on my blog.

  23. Rachel C says:

    I would choose the Uber Big Nesting Bowls Set of Eight Crochet PDF Pattern.
    rach62803@yahoo.com

  24. Rachel C says:

    gfc follower
    rach62803@yahoo.com

  25. I like the petal nesting bowl pattern.
    iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

  26. I like the flat bottomed nesting bowls.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. I really like the flat bottom nesting bowls.

  28. Melissa says:

    I think I would choose the Vase Trio pattern, but I love the Nesting Bowls too!!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

  29. Frugal Science Gal says:

    I would choose nesting bowls set of 6 crochet.

    frugalsciencegal.blogspot.com

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. Frugal Science Gal says:

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect.

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  31. I would choose the Uber Big Bowl Pattern!
    mojitosmommy@gmail.com

  32. I follow on GFC.
    mojitosmommy@gmail.com

  33. Anonymous says:

    This is perfect. I taught my son to knit 2 years ago, (he has special needs, so it takes awhile to learn things). Now he wants me to teach him crochet. I think he would like the ubber big nesting bowl pattern.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  34. Lyudmila says:

    I like the Uber Big Nesting Bowls Set of Eight Crochet PDF Pattern

    lusizova(at)gmail(dot)com

  35. Lyudmila says:
  36. Michael Joyson says:

    I would love to win the Nesting Bowls Set of Six Crochet PDF Pattern!

    wee~

    THanks! 🙂

  37. Michael Joyson says:

    followed you already as joyson baloy =)

  38. Michael Joyson says:

    grabbed your button already =)

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  39. Michael Joyson says:
  40. I would choose the Petal Nesting Bowls Set of Four Crochet PDF Pattern, very sweet pattern!

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  41. Bombtastic Belle says:

    I really like the flat bottom nesting bowls pattern
    eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. I too only know one stitch – I can make a great line!
    I would love to try the Roma Red Skinny Scarf in cotton 🙂
    (I think this would be a great mom/daughter project with my almost 11 year old)
    granthamkk(at)yahoo(dot)com

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