Blog Tour Giveaway: Big Hook Rag Crochet

I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour (and share a giveaway) for a new book by Dedri Uys!

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I had the chance to get to know Dedri from Look At What I Made a little better last year when I interviewed her for National Crochet Month. She’s a talented crochet designer and blogger, and also a caring person.

Oh, and did I mention busy?

Dedri is raising three young sons with her husband and working four days a week as hospital radiotherapist. Somehow, she also finds time to create stunning crochet patterns and write books.

Her latest book is Big Hook Rag Crochet: 25 Quick-Stitch Designs to Make Using Leftover Fabric from Lark Crafts.

Big Hook Rag Crochet #giveaway on Underground Crafter. Enter through February 1, 2016 for your chance to win a copy courtesy of Lark Crafts. Open to US only.This book is a collaboration with 15 crochet designers working with strips of leftover fabric to make fast and eco-friendly designs. You can see all of the book’s designs here on the Ravelry source page.

I have two favorites:

Cozy Cat Cave by Erin Black

Cozy Cat Cave crochet pattern by Erin Black. Image (c) Quantum Books.

Balloon Rug crochet pattern by Morgan Roberts. Image (c) Quantum Books.

Balloon Rug crochet pattern by Morgan Roberts. Image (c) Quantum Books.

If you’re new to crocheting with fabric strips, there are some great tutorials by Dedri in the back of the book that will help you create your own fabric yarn and teach you basic stitches and crochet techniques.

So, are you ready to win your own copy of Big Hook Rag Crochet? Lark Crafts is providing one lucky U.S. winner with a copy. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, February 1, 2016 using the Rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog tour for reviews and more chances to win a copy of the book!

December 7, 2015: KT and the Squid

December 15, 2015: Jessie At Home

December 20, 2015: The Stitchin’ Mommy

January 3, 2016: American Crochet

January 10, 2016: Cute Crochet Chat

January 13, 2016: Fiber Flux

January 24, 2016: Underground Crafter (you are here!)

February 2, 2016: Petals to Picots

February 7, 2016: Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

February 14, 2016: Busting Stitches


  1. January 24, 2016 / 7:18 am

    I’ve never crocheted with fabric strips before and this looks interesting.

  2. Lynn
    January 24, 2016 / 9:42 am

    I think I would like to make the bath mat or striped rug first. All of the projects look cool.

  3. LitlBits
    January 24, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Knowing Dedri’s pattern-writing skills, I know I want this book!
    And I’ve been thinking lately of making some rugs – both for myself and as gifts for family and others!

    Can’t wait to get this book!

  4. Marci Ellsworth
    January 24, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I would try the bracelets and the balloon rug first.

  5. Ann G
    January 24, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I’d start with the ombre basket or storage boxes. It’s always fun to use yarn to make more places to store yarn!

  6. Diane Dicke
    January 24, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I would love to try these patterns!

  7. Jessica D
    January 24, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I would try either the owl doorstop or cozy cat cave first! Both are so adorable!

  8. Pamela
    January 24, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I would do the cat cozy cave for my stepsons cat and then do the ombre basket.

  9. Mary Ann Atzrott
    January 24, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    So many choices but I would have to make the floor cushions for my little babies!

  10. Night
    January 24, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I love the cat cove, too. I have two cats and four dogs, who all like to burrow. If I were to win, that’s what I’d be making first, second…

  11. Bonnie
    January 24, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Ombre Basket

  12. craftyone
    January 24, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    i would like to try the market bag first

  13. Carmen N
    January 24, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    I love the Simple Shopper

  14. Darlene P.
    January 25, 2016 / 12:18 am

    It would be a choice between the rugs, storage boxes or floor cushion!!!!

  15. Renee G
    January 25, 2016 / 12:48 am

    I would love to make the storage boxes,

  16. Cathy L
    January 25, 2016 / 4:49 am

    I wold start with the cuff and bracelets before doing the storage cubes.

  17. Melody Francis
    January 25, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I’d love to try some of these patterns! They look super fun!

    • Melody Francis
      January 25, 2016 / 1:12 pm

      I’d love to try the owl doorstop. Whoo-hooo doesn’t need a doorstop, right? 🙂

  18. DJ
    January 25, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I love the Floor Cushion. My pup would be so happy.

  19. susanne shumate
    January 25, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I would do the balloon rug or floor pillow i cant decide which one first lol!

  20. Nora Helma
    January 25, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    I’d make either the Ombre Basket or the Bathroom Mat first. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome book!

  21. Danielle
    January 26, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this book !!! Love her work!!

  22. Marlene Doyle
    January 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    OOOh! I want to try them all! But my two cats would insist upon the cat bed.

  23. Kelly Amrein
    January 27, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Love Dedri’s patterns and instructions! This would be a fun book to have!!!

  24. Pam
    January 27, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    I would make the striped rug and then the Ombre Basket and most of the other patterns too! Perfect timing because today I finally finished tearing 12+ sheets into strips. Just need the patterns 🙂

  25. Tina Atwell
    January 28, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I really love the cozy look of the Cat Cave!! That would be my first project!!!

  26. Jessica Beres
    January 28, 2016 / 8:47 am

    I’d love to make so pillows and floor poofs

  27. Sarah
    January 28, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I’d start with the storage boxes.

  28. RG
    January 29, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Wow LOVE the designs in this book. Would love to have a copy. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  29. Debra
    January 30, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I would like to make the Cozy Cat Cave, 4 actually, 1 for each of my fuzzy kids.

  30. Karol Beaufore
    January 30, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I would are the floor cushion for the dog. I think my dogs would love it. Maybe my friend would be able to do the things he wants if they had a cushion to lay on he always quits what he is doing and picks them up.

  31. Virginia Bronner
    January 31, 2016 / 7:19 am

    I would definitely try the balloon rug first. I would be making it for my bathroom, so instead of balloons, I would applique seahorses and fishes on mine. Thanks for the giveaway

  32. Elsa L
    January 31, 2016 / 11:03 am

    I would love to try the floor cushion & bathroom rug.

  33. Jenn H
    February 1, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    iW ould love to make the snowflake rug! so pretty!

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