Knitting Contrissmas: Day 22: Drew Emborsky

Day 22 of Knitting Contrissmas and it is the talented, kind, funny— very funny, Drew Emborsky, The Crochet Dude is here today! He’s a talented and generous person— you’ll enjoy the visit!

Winner of Iris Schreier/Artyarns Skein of Rhapsody Glitter Light, silk and mohair,  dk weight, 400 yards in 40 grams is the very lucky- ANNE!

GIVEAWAY: Drew is giving one lucky winner a copy of his brand new book,

“Hug It Out”! Winner will be chosen by random generator at midnight CST

on December 28th

KC: Hi Drew, thank you so very much for being part of Knitting Contrissmas!

KC: For those that don’t know, how did The Crochet Dude come about?

DE: I’m a lifelong crochetier and when my mom passed away a few years ago I found a lot of comfort in crocheting for a charity group called Heartmade Blessings. Within that group the others started calling me the crochet dude. In 2005 when I thought I’d start a blog it just seemed very natural to call it The Crochet Dude. And as I blogged about my adventures in crocheting I found some opportunities to get my designs published and before I knew I had a career as a professional crochetier.

KC: It’s December 22nd and we’re all beyond crazy busy. YOU are always crazy busy though!!! Did I hear you recently took a REAL vacation? One without work??? Sheesh!  As The Crochet Dude—you seem to be everywhere! Do you have any tips do you have to stretch personal time to be creative?

DE: Between my tv show, my line of products, my books, etc, I find that I am stretched pretty thin! Because after all, I have a home to take care of too! I find that if I carve out “creative time” and schedule it in then I feel free to be creative. If I don’t schedule it and say “I’ll be creative later when I get caught up” (which never really seems to happen) then I never get to it.

 

Julia

DE: A great way to schedule creative time is to join (or form) a group of hobbyists.  For example there is a men’s knit & crochet group here in Houston that meets regularly at a yarn shop. That’s a great way for me to schedule creative time because it’s a fixed day and time each week.

KC: Do you knit or are you a crocheter only?

DE: I come from a very crafty family where we all had the freedom to explore any craft we wanted to. My dad (the ex-Marine) crocheted and so did my mom, amongst my siblings there are knitters, quilters, wood-crafters, cross-stitchers, you name it. I love crochet, knit, sewing, home decor, cooking, gardening, and oil painting. If you were to ask me next year I’m sure there will be other crafty things I could list that I’ve become immersed in!

 

 KC: Tell me about “Crochet it. Love It. Wear it.”—– it’s a great book with excellent patterns for crochet. What is YOUR vision for your craft?

DE: Thanks for the kudos, I’m very proud of that book. I have a fine arts background having studied oil painting in college. All those years of design, composition, color theory, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc have sort of melded together with my lifelong love of crocheting. I approach each design with the desire to make the yarn looks it’s best, the experience to be enjoyable, but most of all to create a design that will be fulfilling to the person who is making it – almost as if each one is an piece of art that I’m creating.

KC: Your first book “The Crochet Dude’s Designs for Guys: 30 Projects Men Will Love” has some really handsome garments! Makes me want to crochet something for a favorite guy but I wouldn’t want to share it!

DE: Thank you! My goal was to create an evergreen “go-to” book that would serve the crochetier well for many many years. As color trends come and go there are basic styles that are classic, and I hope that Designs for Guys is a complete collection of them.

KC: What comes first the yarn or the pattern?

DE: Definitely the concept when I’m designing for a book. I know I want the sweater or pillow, or *fill in the blank* to have certain qualities and features, and then as the ideas develop I will swatch with different yarns to find the one that is going to get the results that I’m looking for. Once I have the concept and the yarn then the pattern develops as the stitching happens. I love having the freedom to allow the project to blossom naturally and every once in a while even I’m surprised with the direction the final project takes.

KC: It’s been so interesting to hear how everyone searches out their own inspiration— what does your process look like?

DE: I’m always pouring over magazines and websites to see the direction that the culture is trending. I also find a lot of inspiration from certain architectural periods (like art nouveau) and other artists (like Jonathan Adler).


KC:  You inspire so many people from a wide spectrum of creative artists…… who inspires YOU?

DE: I draw a LOT of inspiration from visionaries, those that have had a dream and did what it took to become successful – very often in spite of naysayers! Oprah, Lady Gaga, Steve Jobs, etc. 

KC: The past year had a lot of changes for the knit and crochet community. What do you think made the biggest impact in 2011 and what do you see on the horizon for 2012?

 

DE: I saw the knitters and crocheters coming together in a way I hadn’t seen previously. Ravelry has had such a wonderful unification influence over the fiber community and I love the direction we are headed. For 2012 I see the knit and crochet worlds blending together in a way that everyone will feel free to celebrate whatever craft they want to in that moment.

KC:  Knowing your schedule over 2011 I ask laughingly……are you making handmade gifts this year?

DE: Gosh I would love to say that I am making handmade gifts but this year has been just to busy for me – I’m afraid all my crafting time has been dedicated to The Crochet Dude! But I do take time to wrap gifts in special themed giftwrap – here is a link to show you what I mean: http://bit.ly/s3fkVb

KC: Do you read a lot of blogs in the creative community?

DE: Not as many as I once did because so many of the bloggers have moved their efforts to Facebook and Twitter.

KC: The past year has been a big one for you, what is coming in 2012? Can you possibly get busier????

DE: I JUST had a book drop called “Hug It Out” – which is a guide to crocheting for charity. Crochetiers are so generous and this is a way to help them find outlets for their need to comfort and help! Here is a link to my Flickr set that previews the projects included: http://bit.ly/uiqHEx

The most exciting thing that I can see for 2012 is that I’m adding 20 new products to my line bringing the total to almost 40! http://bit.ly/dDlHH7

I also have another book coming out in January 2012 with the working title “Use Up Your Scraps”.

I will be teaching at STITCHES Events across the country. http://bit.ly/38TIE

KC: What words do you have for your many fans in the world of all things YARN? For those crocheters who follow you (and are about to)?

DE: If I could say anything to the yarn enthusiasts out there? I would say love love love what you do. Make sure that you love the pattern you’ve chosen, and especially make sure that you love the yarn that you’re using. There is no happy ending to an unhappy journey.

Here are the different ways that I can be found:

Thanks so much Drew, can’t wait for the new book! I’ll continue to find your contagious smile on the screen and in your blog! Have a Merry!

Don’t you dare forget—- Drew is giving one lucky winner a copy of his brand new book, “Hug It Out”! Winner will be chosen by random generator at midnight CST on December 28th

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336 Comments

  1. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM by Jackie W | Permalink

    Would love to have another Crochet Dude pattern book! I have a leaflet one on hats that is great.

    • Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM by Sherry | Permalink

      Awesome, I would love to enter the contest, and I would love for someone to come up with more giraffe print items…hint hint…especially a blanket that is easy to follow!!!

  2. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM by Sue | Permalink

    you are an inspiration Drew…I love your designs

  3. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM by Virginia Boundy | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see the new book!!

  4. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM by Tammy F | Permalink

    Would love to win this book!

  5. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM by Jean Oliphant | Permalink

    Love the Crochet Dude and all of his patterns

  6. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM by Gayle J | Permalink

    Love you Drew! And I would love to win your new book.

  7. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:34 AM by Andrea Piantanida | Permalink

    Love Drew & can’t wait for the new book!!

  8. Posted December 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM by Sandra Inberg | Permalink

    I love Drew also. Would love to have this book to add to my collection. It will be my 1st “Drew Emborsky” book.
    God Bless everyone.

  9. Posted December 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM by Darlene Tasso | Permalink

    Love the new book!

  10. Posted December 22, 2011 at 4:21 PM by Melissa | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! I love your designs!

  11. Posted December 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM by Cat | Permalink

    WOOOOO! Can’t wait to see the new book!!

  12. Posted December 22, 2011 at 7:14 PM by Karen | Permalink

    I love Drew’s patterns. It would be wonderful to win his new book.

  13. Posted December 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM by Marci Ellsworth | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see the new book! I would love to win it :) Thank you for the opportunity <3

  14. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM by Michelle Wood-Capoli | Permalink

    I would love to win the new book!!! Love Drew’s patterns!

  15. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM by Jo | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see Drew’s newest inspirations.

  16. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM by Dvora G | Permalink

    Thanks for this very cool interview.

    It would be great to win his new book too. :)

  17. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM by Mary Arneson | Permalink

    I would So Love to win this!!!!!!! I am a book and a yarn “FREAK”

  18. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:22 PM by Margie Hunter | Permalink

    Nice interview! And thanks for the giveaway! Happy holidays, everbody!

  19. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM by Diane | Permalink

    Enjoy watching you on tv and following on FB !

  20. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM by Nadine B | Permalink

    Loved the interview. Drew’s patterns are always great.

  21. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:24 PM by Pam minick | Permalink

    I would also like to win this book! I love Drew’s patterns.

  22. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:35 PM by Beverly J Pettengill | Permalink

    You know I love ya Drew, have been watching you from the beginning…a big ((((hug)))) and a big THANKYOU…..

  23. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:42 PM by Janet Stuckey | Permalink

    Drew, I have “known” you for many years. You are an inspiration to all of us in HMB. Very nice interview. ((HUGS))

  24. Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM by Christina Rogers | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! My oldest son just got interested in learning to crochet!

    • Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM by Kristin | Permalink

      Great interview – loved reading all the info ! Would also love to win a copy of the book ! I’m in a group at work, and we are looking to start some charity projects !

  25. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM by Sharon Cole | Permalink

    I would love to have your new book! And I would love to go on a crochet trip with a bunch of crochet ladies and classes taught by you!

  26. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM by Georgiann Eikenbary | Permalink

    I would definately love to win this book!!!!!!!

  27. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:37 PM by Diane in Northern CA | Permalink

    I own 2 of Drew’s books already and am a huge fan of his ability to design patterns that are flattering and easy to understand.

    Diane in Northern Calif.

  28. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:38 PM by Catherine Lakey | Permalink

    I would love to win the “hug it Out” book, I have wanted to crochet for charity but wasn’t sure what would be needed or where to send it, or if I could crochet fast enough!

  29. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:39 PM by Sue Ellis-Palacio | Permalink

    Absolutely love me some Drew. One of the most creative and personable guys around. Would love to win one of his books.

  30. Posted December 22, 2011 at 11:50 PM by Angie Broussard | Permalink

    I can’t wait to get this book win or buy.

  31. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:03 AM by Linda Kring | Permalink

    I would love to have a copy of Drew’s new book. I looked forward to seeing him on Knit and Crochet Today and can’t wait for the new season to begin.

  32. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:31 AM by Jeanette Egan | Permalink

    Would be nice to win something, a new book to add to my collection would be great. I am always looking for something to crochet, even trying to design a couple things here and there. Designing things I or someone in my family can use. And about 97 % of everything I crochet, I give away.

  33. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:15 AM by Tina S. | Permalink

    Great interview and an awesome prize. Can’t wait to see who wins. Good luck everyone!

  34. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:23 AM by Phyllis | Permalink

    It is so refreshing to see someone who loves what he does and can keep it all in perspective. Most of the time, anyway.

  35. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:56 AM by kerry | Permalink

    So need a HUG and a cool book too!

  36. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:59 AM by Stephanie | Permalink

    he is an inspiration! can’t wait to see the new patterns :)

  37. Posted December 23, 2011 at 7:00 AM by Lillian Gimmelli | Permalink

    Looking forward to seeing your new book. Love, love, love all your patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win your new book.

  38. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:10 AM by Jill | Permalink

    Love your patterns. Hope to win your new book

  39. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:20 AM by Tami | Permalink

    I would love to win this!!

  40. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM by Charity | Permalink

    Any chance to hug Drew even with a book makes my heart sing. <3 Really looking forward to this. I always love the patterns. Easy to read and move through.

  41. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM by Michelle Thon | Permalink

    Would love to win the new book. I’m always on the lookout for new patterns to add to my arsenal of comfort projects for others.

  42. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM by Rosetta | Permalink

    When I said I wanted an autographed book, didn’t know about contest. If I don’t win how can I purchase an autographed copy?

  43. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM by Shirley | Permalink

    This would be awesome to get!

  44. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:25 AM by Rita C | Permalink

    Drew, I’ve watched you on Knit and Crochet daily, and you are indeed a Crochet DUUUDE! I would love to win you new book – will you sign it for me?

  45. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:26 AM by Dana | Permalink

    Id Love to win Hug it out! I LOVE your work

  46. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM by Jama Currin | Permalink

    Would LOVE to add this book to my collection!!!

  47. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM by Tanya Seidman | Permalink

    Your designs are an inspiration!

  48. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:28 AM by Sandy Ryan | Permalink

    Your books are amazing- love your work!!

  49. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM by Lynn | Permalink

    I hope to win, I’m new to Drew the Crochet Dude. I taught myself to crochet when I was 12 and now 55. Just wish I had more time for it. It’s been hard to find others who crochet in my area. So this is a wonderful support crochet system.

  50. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:30 AM by Gen Voss | Permalink

    Oh how I would love to own this book and get a hug and give one too!!

  51. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:31 AM by Mary Creger | Permalink

    Oh…yes!….I would love to have that book! Merry Christmas!

  52. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:31 AM by TXCrochetLover | Permalink

    I would love to receive this book as a prize for loving The Dude’s work!

  53. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM by Pat Hunnell | Permalink

    can’t wait to see this book! Happy Holidays, everyone!

  54. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM by Samantha | Permalink

    I would love to win this! drew makes such fantastic stuff!

  55. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:33 AM by Jenifer Bellas | Permalink

    Love Drew’s patterns!! So well written and easy to understand. Can hardly wait to see the new book!

  56. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:35 AM by Mrs_eek | Permalink

    I’ve loved drew’s designs since I came across them on crochetvile! So many wonderful designs.

  57. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM by Kristin | Permalink

    Great interview – loved reading all the info ! Would love to win a copy of the book – I’m in a crafting group at work, and we are wanting to start some charity projects !

  58. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:36 AM by Laurel Spurlin | Permalink

    Love seeing all your products as they are launched, always practical as well as nice to look at. Can’t wait to see your latest book.

  59. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by Lisa Burner | Permalink

    Would love to win the new book!!!!

  60. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by Helen | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see the new books. I love your patterns.

  61. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by Steph H. | Permalink

    Well, given what my audience loves to do – create for causes – I had to enter! Thanks for the opportunity.

  62. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by cyndi moraitis | Permalink

    I need to make that hat for my daughter… and maybe one for me! Love it
    xoxo

  63. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by Jamie Bowsher | Permalink

    I love your designs! WInning your book would be the icing on my Christmas cake!

  64. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:37 AM by Andrea Boyer | Permalink

    Cool! I like contests, and I hope to win!

  65. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:38 AM by Celeste Lombas | Permalink

    Oh wow I would love to win a book from the crochet dude…Thank you for the chance.

  66. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:38 AM by Steph H. | Permalink

    Well, given that I and my audience love to “create for causes,” how could I not enter? Thanks for the opportunity and happy holidays everyone!

  67. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:38 AM by Shannon | Permalink

    I would love to win the book, your books always inspire new ideas!

  68. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM by Deb C | Permalink

    Have not yet had the pleasure of one of the Crochet Dude’s books, but do enjoy his segments on Knit and Crochet Today. Love!

  69. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM by Moreen Gover | Permalink

    I love your patterns too. Would love to win your book.

  70. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:40 AM by Dunappy | Permalink

    That book looks AWESOME! Would love to win a copy!

  71. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM by Julia | Permalink

    My grandmother taught me to crochet and I’ve picked it back up recently. I’d love to have Drew’s new book!

  72. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM by Pat | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! It would be an awesome gift! : )

  73. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM by Lee Rowley | Permalink

    You have changed the way people look at the art of crochet. Fabulous patterns, wonderful gadgets, and a great sense of humor. Looking forward to the new book! Thanks for doing what you do…

  74. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM by Susie | Permalink

    Hug It Out — I love it!

  75. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM by Tami | Permalink

    I would love to win your new book! I’ve been looking for things to make for charity. Thank you for the opportunity.

  76. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM by melissacrochets | Permalink

    PICK ME!! PICK ME!!

  77. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM by Karen | Permalink

    I would absolutely a copy of “Hug it Out” Drew’s work is amazing!

  78. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:44 AM by Stephanie | Permalink

    Drew is coming to visit our crochet guild this year and I would love to have his new book!

  79. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:46 AM by Tammy | Permalink

    I love the concept of this book! I will “share” this over on FB for you :)

  80. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:47 AM by Connie | Permalink

    I NEED awesome new projects of 2012, hope I win the new book!! Thanks for all you do.

  81. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:48 AM by Sheri | Permalink

    Love the Crochet Dude!

  82. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:49 AM by Christine | Permalink

    Gorgeous patterns…lovely book!

  83. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM by Stephanie Fuller | Permalink

    Would love to win the Hug It Out book! I’m newer to crochet, but already having tons of fun with it!

  84. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:50 AM by Amy B | Permalink

    Love your designs! Would love (1) to take a class with you someday, and (2) win the new book!

  85. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:53 AM by Sandy | Permalink

    Have been a follower of Drew The Crochet Dude since finding him through CGOA. So glad he has a charity book for us now!

  86. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:57 AM by Gloria Bailey | Permalink

    Great interview! I love your work and would love to be a winner of your new book! Happy Holidays!

  87. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:59 AM by Carol | Permalink

    I love Drew! He’s the best. I can’t wait for his new book!

  88. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM by patricia | Permalink

    Love your patterns and products, Drew!

  89. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM by Christie | Permalink

    I would love to win this book. It looks awesome!

  90. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:01 AM by MollyAnna | Permalink

    Love your work. This book is such a great concept – who can’t use a hug now and then?

  91. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:03 AM by Kai Ellis | Permalink

    Nice interview. Looking forward to seeing the book and would love to win it. Your new products, too, look like fun.

  92. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM by thom | Permalink

    I’ve only had time to make one thing designed by Drew so far, but I enjoyed the process and love the finished sweater. Pass up the chance to snag some more of his patterns? Yeah, right!

  93. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM by Helen Crow | Permalink

    Love Drew’s patterns and posts. Thank you Drew!

  94. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM by Lisa | Permalink

    LOVE your designs and your enthusiasm! Would love to win your book!

  95. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM by Roseanne Coulter | Permalink

    Fabulous interview! I love your designs Drew. Also love the opportunity to win your book!

  96. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM by Fatima Rosales Naya | Permalink

    I am a new follower and not very familiar with your patterns, but I always welcome new ideas for my crochet. You can’t have too many crochet books.

  97. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:08 AM by Rita | Permalink

    Great interview & can’t wait for the new books. I’m in Houston, too, so hope to run into Drew sometime!

  98. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:15 AM by Jodi Wheeler | Permalink

    Your new book sounds great! I would love to use it for my off season projects.

  99. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM by Jenn | Permalink

    Love Drew’s designs.

  100. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:17 AM by Emma | Permalink

    I’ve watched The Crochet Dude in Knit and Chrochet today. I love how he is able to teach crocheting (and knitting) so simple and glad he shares his patterns with the world! Please enter me to win his book. Thanks for the great interview and opportunity to win :-)

  101. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM by Marie | Permalink

    Love your ideas. A resolution for next year is to slow down and crochet more, could use some patterns, maybe I’ll win your book!

  102. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:22 AM by Kathleen Frye | Permalink

    I am writing a proposal on teaching crochet and knitting to any willing participant at our new local library. I want them to be ready to knit/crochet scarves for the Winter Special Olympics.

  103. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM by NewYorkRN | Permalink

    Hi Drew and Merry Christmas! I love your work and will be thrilled to win “Hug it out”! Will we be seeing you on the new Knit and Crochet today TV show? Hope so!

  104. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:25 AM by Lillian Moore | Permalink

    Looking forward to your new book and seeing your ideas for paying it forward. I am a survivor of breast cancer and love to help others.

  105. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:29 AM by Emily | Permalink

    I love Drew’s patterns!

  106. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM by Sara-Jane | Permalink

    Love you Drew!!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!

  107. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM by Doreenu | Permalink

    I just signed up for a “Beyond Beginner Crochet” class with Drew at Stitches South. I would love his book.

  108. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM by Maggi | Permalink

    Would love to win the book. Michaels here has none in stock.

  109. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM by Emily Furda | Permalink

    Love the story & these books sound great. Just made a scarf for a friend I don’t see often so she could always have a hug. The new book would be so great!

  110. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:40 AM by Mary Mensinger | Permalink

    I would love this book. Thanks

  111. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:41 AM by Maria Del Pinto | Permalink

    Loved your last book. I can’t wait to see the new one.

  112. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM by Beth Pitard | Permalink

    I can’t wait to check out your new book!

  113. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM by chrissy | Permalink

    i would luv to win a copy of the book…

  114. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:46 AM by Alisa | Permalink

    I’ve only been following Drew far a fw months, but I can say he has the most inspiring patterns. Thank you for interviewing him and allowing us to get a glimpse of his creative mind!

  115. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:58 AM by Rachel | Permalink

    Great interview. Looking forward to the book.

  116. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:58 AM by Leigh-Anne | Permalink

    LOVE Drew–his designs are amazing! Happy Holidays!!

  117. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:03 AM by aleta | Permalink

    always enjoy Drew’s insights on yarnwork!

  118. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:07 AM by Carrie | Permalink

    I would love to have a copy of the book. Thank you for sharing about your world.

  119. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:09 AM by Jeannette Pruna | Permalink

    Good luck on your new book! Loves your creativity!

  120. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:18 AM by Lorry | Permalink

    Drew is awesome! Would love to have another one of his books–

  121. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:23 AM by Kristine | Permalink

    I would love to win this one!

  122. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:24 AM by Cat | Permalink

    I love crocheting…. thanks Crochet Dude!

  123. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM by Dave Bennett | Permalink

    I’d love to win your new book. Love the one I bought at the show in Orlando! Hope this is the method for entering. Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  124. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:30 AM by Janet | Permalink

    Love your patterns. You are one talented guy!

  125. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM by Denise | Permalink

    Awesome as always, Drew. Would love a copy of the book (will undoubtedly end up with one at some point regardless, but a free one would especially be nice).

  126. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM by susan | Permalink

    Well considering this Saturday the 24th is my last day in my 50’s…horoscope says to enter as many contests as I can and i shall be lucky…i have entered so many this month.. no luck yet LOL.this is my last…so Drew either way Have a Very Happy Holiday Season and a terrific New Year…
    happy crocheting!!!
    Susan

  127. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM by Diana Fraser | Permalink

    ” i do believe …i DO I DO I DO!!”

  128. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM by Judys S. | Permalink

    I would LOVE a copy of Drew’s book.

  129. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM by Dena | Permalink

    Love Drew, Love his patterns! Great interview!

  130. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM by Nancy Davis | Permalink

    I would love love love to win a copy of Drew’s new book!!! I have Crochet It, Love It, Wear It and love the designs.

  131. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:13 PM by Gail Dehghani-Sanich | Permalink

    LOVE DREW!!! wOULD LOVE HIS NEW BOOK!!

  132. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM by Wendy Brooks | Permalink

    I found Drew on Blog Spot before most had ever heard of him. He’s consistently positive, talented and sharing of his gifts. God bless you, DUDE. ;0)

  133. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:18 PM by Emy | Permalink

    I just love anything that Drew does – he’s so talented!

  134. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM by Alice Sillis | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see your new book, Drew… Love your designs and your products.

  135. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM by Jacquelyn Jennings | Permalink

    I love your designs! I have been following you on FB for months!

  136. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM by GLGamby | Permalink

    I can’t determine how to enter to win the book. Hopefully a comment enters me. Love DE. My sister and I are going to take a class from him if he does Stitches Midwest 2012.

  137. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:21 PM by Ashley | Permalink

    I would absolutely love to win this, it would be so fantastic. I can’t wait to have one of your books Crochet Dude, that would be the best Christmas/Birthday present I’ve ever received.

  138. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:22 PM by Bunny | Permalink

    Hi Drew! Merry Christmas to you and yours! I wish one day to be as creative as you are. Lots and lots of ideas floating around my mind, but don’t know how to put them on paper. You do inspire me and make knitting look so easy!

  139. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM by Melissa | Permalink

    Always enjoy Drew’s work. Would LOVE to win his book! :)

  140. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:37 PM by Jo Anne | Permalink

    I’d love to win this because I’m Drew’s BIGGEST FAN!

  141. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM by Christina | Permalink

    Would love to win one of your books! Fingers crossed. :)

  142. Posted December 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM by Carole | Permalink

    I would just love to win Drew’s new book! Fingers crossed, thanks…..

  143. Posted December 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM by Bre Dale | Permalink

    My mom would love your book! I tweeted about the giveaway as @BresBaubles

  144. Posted December 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM by Grace Gardiner | Permalink

    Lovin’ your patterns/books…didn’t get to see you at Knit/Crochet Conf this year, gonna try my best to get to Manchester in 2012..I am sure you will be there….gonna bring a book or two for you to autograph!!!! Hope I can add you newest to my library, will be autographing for the winner? Hugs

  145. Posted December 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM by Patty | Permalink

    Great interview, Drew, the Flikr pics look great. Lots of neat projects!

  146. Posted December 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM by Cheryl | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!

  147. Posted December 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM by Joel | Permalink

    I’m so glad I liked Drew on Facebook! I’m always learning little things here and there. And I’m on my way to amazon to go get The Crochet Dude’s Designs for Guys: 30 Projects Men Will Love! Can’t wait to see what I might like to make myself! :)

  148. Posted December 23, 2011 at 2:02 PM by Cheryl LaVorgna | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see your new book Drew. I love your designs.

  149. Posted December 23, 2011 at 2:42 PM by Amber | Permalink

    (I have a blog, but I forget about it, and I’m not on facebook much either!)
    I LOVE Drew’s work (and did finally “like” him on Facebook). I would love to actually WIN one of his books, but I’ll probably just have to enjoy entering for the chance to. I’ll end up buying them all eventually–stuff’s just tight lately!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!

  150. Posted December 23, 2011 at 2:43 PM by (((((HUGS))))) sand | Permalink

    I would SO love to win this book!!! I covet everything Drew Emborsky….

  151. Posted December 23, 2011 at 3:07 PM by Cosmic Crocheter | Permalink

    Today is My Birthday,I would love to win! I really enjoyed meeting Drew @ @SE. Thx!

  152. Posted December 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM by Julia | Permalink

    Thanks for the contest. Love your work and would enjoy winning the book.

  153. Posted December 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM by Cherie | Permalink

    I love all of Drew’s designs, and I’m looking forward to his next book!

  154. Posted December 23, 2011 at 3:44 PM by Sandra Banks | Permalink

    Nice to a guy that is into crochet. Nice work and nice product line. Would love to win book.

  155. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM by Alvera Kolos | Permalink

    Would love to win Drew’s book. I am such a big fan of his. He’s my idol. I’ve been crocheting for over 30 years and would love to add this book to my crocheting collection. Being a breast cancer survivor this would really make my Christmas special.

  156. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM by lisa putley | Permalink

    i would love to win your book. i had never heard of you til i joined facebook and im now a real fan.

  157. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM by Eileen Verney | Permalink

    I so enjoyed meeting you at Stitches East and taking your class. You may have a crocheter in the making, I mostly knit. Loved what you create and truly enjoy watching you on the Create channel! I think your book would be a nice addition to my library!

  158. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM by Nikita | Permalink

    Love everything Drew and looking forward to the new book!!!

  159. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:31 PM by Mary Lou Moiger | Permalink

    This book looks fantastic!

  160. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM by love-crochet | Permalink

    And Drew continues to go from strength to strength!
    Merry Christmas everyone x

  161. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:36 PM by Andrea G. | Permalink

    I’d love to add another “Crochet Dude” book to my collection!

  162. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM by Jennifer Lucas | Permalink

    What a great contest! Thanks for the opportunity. I love The Crochet Dude’s patterns.

  163. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM by Mrs Place | Permalink

    As always, Drew is amazing. Would love his newest release to join his others on my bookshelf; this would be the only signed one, though!

  164. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:47 PM by Jennifer Williams | Permalink

    I can’t wait to take your class – Post Stitch Boot Camp – at Stitches West. I registered for that bad boy on the day classes opened! Would love to have a copy of your new book, hugs are good…

  165. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:54 PM by Roxann | Permalink

    I would be very happy to win Drew Book he does such neat projects

  166. Posted December 23, 2011 at 4:56 PM by josh | Permalink

    Love your books, Drew! Can’t wait for the new one!

  167. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:00 PM by Velle Mere | Permalink

    Fingers crossed! :)

  168. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM by Sandy | Permalink

    Go Dude! Winning your book would be cool. :)

  169. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:13 PM by Carol Dawson | Permalink

    I could really use a hug after today. Love your work Drew!!!!!

  170. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:16 PM by marissa | Permalink

    This is going to be the most awesome present this year for myself if I won .
    Love you Dude, you are my idol :)

  171. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:23 PM by Ivon | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Drew! So nice to see the history on your crocheting journey. I’m glad both mom and dad picked up the hook.

  172. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM by Wesley | Permalink

    Wow like totally muhmazing!

  173. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM by Dana | Permalink

    a comment

  174. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:30 PM by Debbie C. | Permalink

    Thanks for the nice giveaway! I’d love to win your book!

  175. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM by Susan | Permalink

    What an amazing gift this would be for me. Crocheting has always been my passion – and in the past few years I have managed to share that passion with many of my co-workers, my grand-daughter & some of her young friends! I love your unique creations and have enjoyed making many of your patterns as gifts.

  176. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM by Jenn A Wingate | Permalink

    Happy Yarnidays!

  177. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:31 PM by Beverly Buttonb | Permalink

    Drew is awesome! He creates practical yet beautiful designs.

  178. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:32 PM by Suelee Basham | Permalink

    love the crochet dude, good for you for all that you have accomplished.

  179. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:32 PM by Nadine | Permalink

    Thank you for being such a patient and informative soul! I love having a “friend” to crochet with =) I’d love to have a copy of your book. Good luck to you! Merry Christmas!

  180. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM by Christina Vera | Permalink

    Drew is the reason my oldest son allowed me to teach him to crochet. Now, he makes lovely handmade gifts for family and friends and doesn’t feel “girly” at all. Thanks, Drew, for being an inspiration to crafty young men around the world!!! :)

  181. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:37 PM by Anne | Permalink

    Would love to have another Crochet Dude pattern book! He’s my hero!

  182. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:37 PM by carol stefanic | Permalink

    Love your designs…would love to win your book.

    Merry Christmas,
    Carol Stefanic

  183. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:37 PM by Debi | Permalink

    Love Drew’s work & his crochet tools.

  184. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:39 PM by Kathy | Permalink

    I would love to start the new year with a Drew book.

  185. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM by Jeanne | Permalink

    Would love to win one of Drew’s books!

  186. Posted December 23, 2011 at 5:50 PM by Lynne Davis | Permalink

    Looking forward to seeing Drews new book!! Always so creative!

  187. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:14 PM by Keisha | Permalink

    Merry xmas Drew! Best wishes on your future books.

  188. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:20 PM by Kelly | Permalink

    I love the Crochet Dude! I recently taught my nine-year-old nephew to chain, and I’m looking forward to our next time together to teach him to single crochet. I gave his mom the Crochet Dude website, so he could have a great comeback if his friends wanted to make fun of him.

    Keep on hookin’ my hookin’ sisters and brothers!

  189. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM by Donna Sharkey | Permalink

    I love to crochet and knit for charities – Hug It Out would facilitate even more donations!!!

  190. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM by Cynthia Puckett | Permalink

    Drew is simply amazing. It is obvious he was raised with alot of love. Shows in everything he does from designing, a wonderful personality and my gosh he even loves critters!

  191. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM by Cathy Ringer | Permalink

    Drew– I absolutely love you on Knit and Crochet Now! PLEASE speed through publishing your next book, as I have 3 garbage bags of scraps and stash! Also, please come to Stitches Midwest!!

  192. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:39 PM by Karen Freudigman | Permalink

    I would love to win your book – your designs are beautiful!

  193. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:40 PM by Cathy Huster | Permalink

    Would love to win your new book , love you and your work!!! <3

  194. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:41 PM by Shannon Wilkerson | Permalink

    I might just make that afghan for myself! Of course, I can also see how the drawstring bags would be great to help the fundraiser for my daughter’s dance at the end of the school year.

    Thank you for a great interview.

    By the way, where does the men’s group meet? I would love to join. Love the ladies out here in Katy, but it would be nice to know I’m really not alone in my guilty pleasure!

  195. Posted December 23, 2011 at 6:51 PM by Joanne | Permalink

    Would be thrilled to win Drew’s new book. Happy Holidays …!

  196. Posted December 23, 2011 at 7:13 PM by Janice Austin | Permalink

    I’ve been following your crocheting for years and I am so proud of what you have accomplished. Beautiful designs.

  197. Posted December 23, 2011 at 7:17 PM by Janet Burgoyne | Permalink

    I learned to crochet from a grandmother, I wanted to keep her slipper making alive after she passed on. It has become one of my favorite hobbies. :) I too would be thrilled to win Drew’s new book. Happy Festivus to all!

  198. Posted December 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM by Kristy R | Permalink

    Love Drew and all his designs!

  199. Posted December 23, 2011 at 8:29 PM by Mable | Permalink

    Would love to win Drew’s new book! You’re one of the best, Crochet Dude! And I actually remember when you got that nickname, I was an assembler with Heartmade Blessings at the time. =0D

  200. Posted December 23, 2011 at 8:45 PM by Lisa | Permalink

    I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  201. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM by rosemary beckham | Permalink

    Hi Drew !! I hope I win !!

  202. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM by Sharan | Permalink

    Great interview. Your patterns and instructions are wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and Cleocatra.

  203. Posted December 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM by Tuesday Love | Permalink

    Would love to win. I am so in the crochet frame of mind these days. It helps my destress and offers an outlet for my creativity. I <3 crochet

  204. Posted December 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM by Ann | Permalink

    Drew, you’ve brought crochet back to great popularity. Because of you I’ve become a teacher of crocheting and found a huge following.

  205. Posted December 23, 2011 at 11:27 PM by Jayne | Permalink

    Drew I would love to win the book. You do such wonderful work. I am so jealous.
    I ♥ Crocheting!!!!

  206. Posted December 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM by LauraLS | Permalink

    Awesome interview, and would love the book!

  207. Posted December 24, 2011 at 12:39 AM by J Engle | Permalink

    Great interview!

  208. Posted December 24, 2011 at 1:11 AM by Linda Fagan | Permalink

    Drew I have been a follower of your work for along time (about 8 years). I thought you were the only man that crochets until I met my crochet leader. I have been following your patterns every where. It would be a great honor to win your newest book. I like that you have to schedule time to crochet. crochet is my relaxing creative outlet and I really enjoy it. Hope that you your family have a very wonderful & blessed Christmas and a happy & prosperous New Year.
    Linda

  209. Posted December 24, 2011 at 2:08 AM by Anonymousknitter | Permalink

    I’ve been budgetting for Drew’s stuff and slowly adding to my collection. Hope to meet him at Stitches or a yarn shop someday!
    Anonymousknitter

  210. Posted December 24, 2011 at 3:44 AM by Eleanor | Permalink

    I love your designs and your books and it would be so awesome to win your book! Will you autograph it also? :) Just asking.. I wish you and yours a very Blessed and wonderful Christmas.

  211. Posted December 24, 2011 at 5:18 AM by CATHY TRUDELL | Permalink

    I love your website and patterns… I would feel honored to have your book! Pick me, pick me!

  212. Posted December 24, 2011 at 7:29 AM by Robin | Permalink

    Drew, I would love to win a copy of your new book… I never win stuff though. Here’s hopin’! Merry Christmas!

  213. Posted December 24, 2011 at 9:07 AM by Cathy E | Permalink

    I love your designs. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

  214. Posted December 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM by Carolyn A Lloyd | Permalink

    i would love to get my hands on this book. my son has been asking about it.
    he is a college dude :-)

  215. Posted December 24, 2011 at 9:32 AM by Beverly Tilton | Permalink

    I adore you designs and I would be so honored to win a copy of your book!!!

  216. Posted December 24, 2011 at 9:40 AM by becky bokern | Permalink

    Drew, I love following your blog. You’re an inspiration to me :-) I’d be a happy girl if I won your new book :-) I do a few crochet projects for charity and always looking for more ;-) Becky

  217. Posted December 24, 2011 at 10:02 AM by Valerie | Permalink

    Oh, pick me. :D I would love to receive one of The Crochet Dude books.

  218. Posted December 24, 2011 at 10:50 AM by Sandy Williams | Permalink

    I really love all your work and would love to meet you in person one day if I ever get to a show or you ever come see us in Idaho–let me know!!!

  219. Posted December 24, 2011 at 7:42 PM by Steven Ninesling | Permalink

    My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was in kindergarten. It was the only way she could get me to shut up and be still. I have taught my wife and daughter, and have started doing it again myself. I just forgot how enjoyable it was for me. I have forgot how to make doilies and have no books anymore. I need this book

  220. Posted December 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM by Jane S | Permalink

    Done baking now on to winning!

  221. Posted December 24, 2011 at 10:04 PM by Sheila | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! Thank you for presenting it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  222. Posted December 24, 2011 at 10:05 PM by Donna Joy | Permalink

    What a great gift. My mom I’m is teaching me to crochet, love crafts and crochet is next on my list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  223. Posted December 25, 2011 at 12:34 AM by Vicki | Permalink

    Drew— thank you for patterns that are up to date. I am better and faster crocheter than knitter. I am always on lookout for patterns and new techniques for items wearable and useful today(2011).

  224. Posted December 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM by Sandie | Permalink

    What a great idea! A book to show folks how to share their skills by helping others. Can’t wait to read it. Would love a copy.

  225. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:11 AM by Jenn | Permalink

    Would love to win a copy of your book Drew. I am always looking for new inspiring patterns.

  226. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:21 AM by Sheryl lynn | Permalink

    Just discovered the Crochet dude :)

  227. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:28 AM by Deana Ruth May | Permalink

    I have seen your products but it is wonderful to now know that you are on Facebook. I would love to try some of your patterns!

  228. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:33 AM by Amberlee | Permalink

    OOooo would love a chance to win a book from Drew! I love your work! Hugs!

  229. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:33 AM by Karen | Permalink

    I’m on the lookout for this book but would love to win a copy :)

  230. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:37 AM by Michele Swanson | Permalink

    I would love to enter for the free copy of Hug It Out. What a wonderful book to have for references on crocheting for charity!

  231. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:40 AM by Carin | Permalink

    I love that men than are involved in traditionally female dominated crafts are getting more and more exposure and acceptance. Get interview.

  232. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM by Donna | Permalink

    I’m teaching myself to crochet and simply love your designs! Many thanks for your book!

  233. Posted December 26, 2011 at 2:15 AM by Gayle | Permalink

    Love the Crochet Dude! Have made several items from his patterns. Awesome!

  234. Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:39 AM by December Taylor | Permalink

    I can bet it will be great.

  235. Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM by Shera VanGoor | Permalink

    Fantastic article about Drew. It is nice to know more about this talented man. His patterns are certainly classy. ~

  236. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM by Mel Miller | Permalink

    I would love to have a Crochet Dude book…such awesome designs!

  237. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM by judy | Permalink

    still following you, love your work…been following since the early days of your blog.

  238. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:25 AM by ally | Permalink

    hi drew! thanks for the opportunity!

  239. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM by Trish Atwell | Permalink

    My faves are the projects for Guys, they are so hard to find and the patterns are so easy to follow! Keep em coming!!

  240. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM by James Ashworth | Permalink

    Crochet Dude Rocks!!! Congrats on everything Drew!

  241. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM by Linda Brodersen | Permalink

    I would love to win a copy of your book Drew, can’t wait to check out your new book, love your designs.

  242. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:49 AM by MarieAnge | Permalink

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I would consider myself very fortunate if I win this book :)

    Angel

  243. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:53 AM by Selina | Permalink

    Love your stuff! Can’t wait to see the new book.

  244. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:07 PM by Clovia | Permalink

    I love all of The Crochet Dude’s patterns and designs. Hope I can win the new book in the December 28 drawing! :-)

  245. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:10 PM by Rachael | Permalink

    I would love to win Crochet Dude’s book for my own crochet dude!

  246. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM by Cari | Permalink

    I’d love to win a Crochet Dude book! Thanks for the giveawa!

  247. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:19 PM by Dawnie Chentfant | Permalink

    I love the fact that Drew encourages others! He’s such a swell guy! I tried teaching my sons to crochet but they just weren’t interested. Congratulations on the book Drew!

  248. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM by Ted | Permalink

    Love your “Designs for Guys” would be great to have another of your books.

  249. Posted December 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM by PaulaL | Permalink

    Congrats on the new book. Hope your 2012 is every bit as “hug-able” as your 2011. Enjoy!

  250. Posted December 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM by Tammy | Permalink

    Great interview! Love his patterns.

  251. Posted December 26, 2011 at 1:39 PM by A. Sessa | Permalink

    Love the little black dress idea. How about more stuff for kids? Grandma needs more inspirations!

  252. Posted December 26, 2011 at 1:41 PM by cisca | Permalink

    Crochet dude, you’re one of a kind!!

  253. Posted December 26, 2011 at 2:43 PM by Susan Smith | Permalink

    I would love to win this book.

  254. Posted December 26, 2011 at 3:36 PM by Ginny | Permalink

    love the patterns and the opportunity to win the new book. Thank you

  255. Posted December 26, 2011 at 3:49 PM by Linda D. meyer | Permalink

    Would love the book!!! Either to win or to buy it, love all your stuff, loved it for years.

  256. Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:16 PM by cyndi moraitis | Permalink

    Love the “Dude”!! I am ever impressed with your passion and designs!!

  257. Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:37 PM by Alana | Permalink

    I’m always looking or ways to do something for charity! I have a lot of stash that needs to be used. Can’t wait to see the new book.

  258. Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:42 PM by Donita | Permalink

    Love crocheting for charity.

  259. Posted December 26, 2011 at 4:49 PM by Brenda Taylor-Smith | Permalink

    LOVE Drew’s books. I have several of his mini books. I’ve used his “all washed up” dishcloth book to make many a practical yet still very pretty gift. Drew combines neat stitches and yummy yarn suggestions so you’re never bored with his designs. YOU GO DUDE!!!

  260. Posted December 26, 2011 at 5:24 PM by wendy bowie | Permalink

    I did my whole Christmas with homemade items, canning, crafting and crocheting. I think I will do the same for next year but will start earlier, lots of grandkids. Your patterns look amazing would like to have some patterns to try.

  261. Posted December 26, 2011 at 5:37 PM by Marianne Johnson | Permalink

    It was nice to have discovered the Crochet Dude! I’d love to win a copy of his book and I look forward to reading more about him.

  262. Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:12 PM by Pam | Permalink

    I would love a copy of the book, have knitted and crocheted for a number of years. Your patterns are amazing. Most of my crocheting and knitting are given to charities.

  263. Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM by Lisa Chavez | Permalink

    Is there still time to win your book? I would love to have it! Thanks so much! Love watching you!

  264. Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:27 PM by marla benabdallah | Permalink

    I would love a copy of your book..inspiration for my weary post Christmas hands…only 364 days until next Christmas :)..ps love your xmas tree

  265. Posted December 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM by Pam | Permalink

    I have been an avid knitter and crocheter for years. Most of my knitting and crocheting I give to charity. Would love to have the book, patterns are amazing.

  266. Posted December 26, 2011 at 7:14 PM by Wretha | Permalink

    I love crocheting, it’s very much a family thing for me, my mother crocheted (and taught me), now my sister does it and I am so very happy to teach her what I have learned mainly through the generous crocheters/teachers on YouTube.

    Thanks for having this contest, win or not, I’m happy to read about you. :)

    Wretha

  267. Posted December 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM by Marsha Elliott | Permalink

    I am wearing a balaclava my friend Neil made. It is very warm.
    Thank you for letting me enter the contest.

  268. Posted December 26, 2011 at 8:28 PM by Ruth | Permalink

    This year all the gifts I gave were crocheted. I love to work with my hands. :)
    Thanks,
    Ruth

  269. Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM by gabriela hernandez | Permalink

    i want the book hope to win!!!!

  270. Posted December 26, 2011 at 9:58 PM by gabriela hernandez | Permalink

    hope to win

  271. Posted December 26, 2011 at 11:30 PM by Nikki | Permalink

    I’d like to win this book. My mother taught me to crochet and am teaching myself to knit. :)

  272. Posted December 27, 2011 at 12:55 AM by Jan | Permalink

    I would love to win

  273. Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:51 AM by Cheryl Cool | Permalink

    As someone who is self taught, I love it when I can teach “dudes” to crochet and knit. So glad you are out there with your crocheting – you give other dudes inspiration to share what they know.
    Adding your book to my collection would be amazing.

  274. Posted December 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM by sandy | Permalink

    Just love watching you create. Thanks for the inspiration! i look forward to your new book.

  275. Posted December 27, 2011 at 11:25 AM by Valencia | Permalink

    I love the title and the message of giving in this book. I’d love to add it to my collection!

  276. Posted December 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM by Carmen | Permalink

    I love Drew’s work! Thanks for the chance to win!

  277. Posted December 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM by Kristin H | Permalink

    Love Drew’s designs and an autographed book would be the cat’s meow!! :-)

  278. Posted December 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM by Sharon | Permalink

    Wow! I just discovered you and have already been intrigued by your book. I would certainly love to be considered for your drawing and free copy. Thank You! You’ve gained a new follower :)

  279. Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM by Maria R. W. | Permalink

    Hi – I have crocheted more this year then ever. I crochet 5 7X9 squares for Warm up America at Michael’s craft stores. I have crochet 2 scarves for my nieces. I have crochet a neck warmer for my sister. I am trying to finish a scarf for my boss at work. It is fun to crochet plus I want to learn new stiches. Have a great day I would love to win a book. Thanks

  280. Posted December 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM by Linda | Permalink

    Thanks for the great contest! I LOVE his work, and would love a copy of his latest work! :-) Linda in Boca Raton, FL

  281. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM by Deedra Hickman | Permalink

    I would love this book!

  282. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM by Kath | Permalink

    I love Drew, have for years, his patterns are amazing! Thanks for this great contest!

  283. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM by Dora Costa | Permalink

    How fun it would be to have new book! Let the creative juices flow!

  284. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM by Robin Leiss | Permalink

    hi. thanks for the contest :)

  285. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM by debbie stuckey | Permalink

    Love crochet dude. He has some wonderful patterns, so I would love that book

  286. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM by Christi | Permalink

    Followed along with Drew since those Heartmade Blessings days and been cheering him on the whole way. Have a couple of his booklets and tools.. the new book would be a great addition to any collection I am sure :)

  287. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM by Kim Reid | Permalink

    I’d love a chance to enter for Drew’s newest book!!
    Thanks :)

  288. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM by Moe | Permalink

    Would love to win this book! :-)

  289. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM by Sara | Permalink

    Love Drews designs, would love to own one of his books

  290. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM by NeckleFreck | Permalink

    I would love another book! I have “Must Have Handbags” and love it!!!

  291. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM by Barbara | Permalink

    Drew, Can I say how proud of you I am… I love your products and your patterns! Keep up the great work!!

  292. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM by Carmella | Permalink

    I have never owned one of your crochet books, but would love to have one. I have purchased some of the Crochet Dude supplies, and enjoy them very much. Keep up the Good Work on the information you provide.

  293. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM by Lisa Hamblin | Permalink

    Would love to win :)

  294. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM by Paula P | Permalink

    Cool Idea for a book. Love it when people can do good things for others!

  295. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM by Kathy Huff | Permalink

    Love your work . I would really like have your book .

    have a Peaceful New Year

  296. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM by Pam | Permalink

    How great of you to do this Drew!!! Any of us would be lucky and treasure one of your autographed books :)

  297. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM by Gayle J | Permalink

    Love your designs Drew! Would love to win this book.

  298. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM by Lindee | Permalink

    So excited at the opportunity to WIN this book!

  299. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM by Patricia O'Reilly | Permalink

    Love my crochet. Can’t wait to see the new episodes of Knit and Crochet Now. Hope you will be at the NYC Vogue Knitting Show. Good luck with your book Mr. Dude.

  300. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM by Alvera Kolos | Permalink

    Would love to win Drew’s new book. I would love to add it to my Crochet Dude collection.

  301. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM by Cheryl Morrison | Permalink

    I love Drew, and his books & patterns! I got to met him, have my picture taken with him, and learn a stitch from him at CHA. Would love to win his book!!! Thanks!!!

  302. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM by Donna | Permalink

    Drew is a Dr Who fan which makes him even cooler and more awesome. I would love to win your new book! You are one cool dude!

  303. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM by Zeb Fontaine | Permalink

    Love your books and patterns. Also love the fact that you are another guy who crochets. Always happy about finding another crocheting man. Keep it up!!

  304. Posted December 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM by Pam | Permalink

    thank you..I love all this..

  305. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM by Janice Zezulka | Permalink

    Thanks for all the great designs. I would love to win your book. Janice in Ocqeuoc, MI

  306. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:12 PM by Karen Wallace | Permalink

    Love, love, love you, Drew!!!! How ’bout a book to me from you? ;)

  307. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM by Mona Ellefsen | Permalink

    Nice book!
    Best wishes from Norway

  308. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:38 PM by Lynn | Permalink

    I would LOVE to win…..ANYTHING Drew is giving away. This week I’ll be vacation in So. Lake Tahoe and my Crochet is going with me….Of Course! :)

  309. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM by Karla | Permalink

    Hi, I’m new here so far I like.I’ve also did one scarf by: The Knook which is Knitting in a different way cord & crochet hook..Love to Crochet been Hook since 2008.. :) Happy Hooking YO!
    Karla AZ.

  310. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM by Samantha Parry | Permalink

    “Hug It Out” looks like it is full of great patterns that I would love to try out. I am a big Crochet Dude fan!

  311. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:49 PM by anne cervantes | Permalink

    sorry, website is not up & running.
    That said, I would LOVE to have another of your books in my library. Thanks!

  312. Posted December 28, 2011 at 8:49 PM by Clarisse Fournier | Permalink

    Would like to add another nice piece at my collection of crochet books! Thanks for making such nice things!! Happy New Year to you and your relatives from Montreal, Quebec. : )

  313. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:07 PM by Cheryl Jackson | Permalink

    Would love to win a book by The Crochet Dude.. Saw him on” Knit and Crochet Today” the other night.. Loved what he was doing!!

  314. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:08 PM by Kate Jousma Eckert | Permalink

    So proud of you~and I bet your mom would be too!!! She was one of my favorites…love ya!

  315. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:20 PM by Darlene Rast | Permalink

    I love your site and I’d love to win your book. Thanks for letting me take a look. Darlene from Wisconsin

  316. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM by Janet | Permalink

    Looking forward to upcoming patterns. Would love to win the book!

  317. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:25 PM by Sherri McLaughlin | Permalink

    Wow a lot of people want this book me too

  318. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:28 PM by Tracie | Permalink

    You are the bomb, Drew! And quite the inspiration instigator.

  319. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM by Charlene | Permalink

    I have just recently taken up
    Crochet- I love it- I have been thinking about how to donate items to charity – either nursing homes or hospitals or maybe Ronald mcDonald house. I would love to read your new book.

  320. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:41 PM by Minnie | Permalink

    I think your work is awesome and follow you on the show.

  321. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:42 PM by Maria Riley | Permalink

    Loved and interview and I know I will enjoy the book!!

  322. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:52 PM by Laurie Spencer | Permalink

    You new book looks great. I love your patterns. Laurie in Evansville, Indiana.
    : )

  323. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:54 PM by Darci | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win your new book, Crochet Dude! Looks fabulous…

  324. Posted December 28, 2011 at 9:58 PM by Jayne | Permalink

    I would love the ((((HUGS)))) book!!!!!

  325. Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM by Heidi | Permalink

    That is Drew with a Monkey!

  326. Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:09 PM by Hannah | Permalink

    Greetings from Dover Air Force Base! My little group of hookers LOVE The Crochet Dude’s work. His beginner kit is ALWAYS what I recommend to someone wanting to learn crochet!

  327. Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:15 PM by summer | Permalink

    I hope I win! I currently do not have of the crochet dudes books!

  328. Posted December 28, 2011 at 10:44 PM by Tammy Lewis | Permalink

    Love ya, Drew! I also find comfort in crochet, and also solace from my everyday life as full time caregiver for my mom (who suffers from dementia & Parkinson’s ). Even though I can’t participate in a crochet group, I feel the commaraderie with you through your blog & Facebook! (I have to admit I live vicariously though you and truly envy your kittie’s life!! All the best to you in the new year!

  329. Posted December 28, 2011 at 11:02 PM by Jose A. Jaurigue | Permalink

    Drew,You de man!As a crocheter of the male gender I look to you as inspiration and to know I’m not the only guy who LOVES crochet and the history of fiber arts!

  330. Posted December 28, 2011 at 11:26 PM by Jo | Permalink

    Drew, does the book winner get to join the cruise as well?

  331. Posted December 29, 2011 at 12:25 AM by susan | Permalink

    i don’t think i have a chance ):

  332. Posted December 29, 2011 at 12:53 AM by Elizabeth Barry | Permalink

    I love your guys patterns. Would love another great book !

  333. Posted December 29, 2011 at 5:20 AM by Denise | Permalink

    Awesome book!

  334. Posted December 29, 2011 at 7:50 AM by sandy dehart | Permalink

    would love to win this book. I really enjoy crocheting for charity, especially preemies and cancer charities..Thank you for this opportunity, Keep up the GREAT work!!

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