Enter giveaway to win copy of 'Patchwork Knitting: 18 Projects to Knit and Crochet

Intermediate to advanced knitters and crocheters will love selecting patterns to create from “Patchwork Knitting: 18 Projects to Knit and Crochet,” (Schiffer/$19.99) by Johanna Schwarz.

The patterns instruct readers to knit different size squares and rectangles of fabric that are then pieced together with crocheted stitches to create a garment or accessory with the look of  “patchwork.” Some of the multi-colored pieces look as if they’se been created with quilted fabric.

Each of the easy-to-follow patterns includes a photograph(s), diagram and step-by-step instructions. Featured patterns include a shrug, sweaters, vests, a scarf, shoulder purse, a jacket, poncho, footies, a pillow and more.

This book is a must-have for any knitter wanting to give her finished projects a high-fashioned look by marrying knitted and crocheted stitches together. Usually when you see the two together, the crochet is worked only as a border. This technique adds more interest throughout the entire garment!

For a chance to win a copy of the book, just email me a short story about your knitting experience to Please put the word “patchwork” in the subject line, and REMEMBER to include your name and address.

Good Luck!


Jocelynn Brown
Jocelynn Brown is a Detroit News Features staffer who has always loved to make things. She likes to crochet, knit, make dolls, bead, sew and more.