Today I am so excited to share not one, but TWO of the amazing designs in the Friends: The One With Crochet Book, because my good friend Katy Petersen is responsible for both of these amazing designs! I am so grateful to Katy for joining this project, we have worked closely together for the past three years and she is an incredible person and friend!
Where to Purchase ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ by Lee Sartori
The ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ Book is so special to my heart! You can read all about how it was created and learn more about our upcoming Virtual Book Tour Dates with all of the designers involved here >> https://www.cococrochetlee.com/friends-the-one-with-crochet-book/
The Pre-Order and Release Date
Before I introduce you to more of ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ by Lee Sartori, let me tell you about where you can purchase the book!
-The Pre-Order Campaign has officially begun, and when you purchase your pre-order through the publisher of this book, Insight Editions, you will receive a bonus pattern PDF sent to you as a free gift!
You can also purchase the book on Amazon here >>
The book officially releases on April 25th, 2023, so there is plenty of time to secure your copy with a pre-order.
Interviewing Designer Katy Petersen
Katy really knocked it out of the park with her two designs for this book! First of all, let’s chat about her design for the Phoebe Boho Vest! This design was inspired by the amazing clothes that Phoebe wears throughout the tv show! It can be worn on top of a flowing dress, or over a shirt paired with shorts or jeans!
And the Pivot Washcloths are SO cute, and a super low-key nod to the hilarious episode where Ross and Rachel attempted to carry a couch up to Ross’ apartment only to have him scream ‘PIVOT!!!’ at his friends! You can’t not hear his yell when you use these amazing cloths around the house!
Here is our interview for our Virtual Book Tour, but before you dive in, be sure to follow Katy on her social media on Instagram, Facebook, her Blog, and her Tiktok!
1). Can you tell me about how you became part of the Friends Crochet Book, and any experiences/thoughts/feelings you had at joining the book?
I was super excited for Lee when she told me she was working on this book. I was even more excited when she said she was looking for some design contributors. I loved the show Friends growing up so I knew I had to do at least one. Then Lee talked me into a second, lol.
2). Describe your design and its inspiration in relation to the Show.
The Pivot Washcloth is pretty self explanatory. As soon as you see it you know the reference. Pheobe’s Vest was inspired by a vest she wore in the show.
3). How did you approach your design? Was there anything you found fun or exciting about the design process?
One of my favorite Friends episode is The One with the Cop. Every Friends fan knows that iconic “Pivot!” scene. The design was pretty simple but the whole family was saying “Pivot!” the whole time I was making them.
Phoebe’s Vest was a bit more of a challenge for me but it was fun. I don’t normally recreate designs from photos so it was hard to wrap my head around it. I love Pheobe and her quirky personality so I hope I was able to do her justice.
4). Are you a fan of the Friends TV Show? What are some of your favourite memories or moments?
I’m a huge Friends fan. My sister and I grew up watching the show. We knew the lines by heart and I can pair certain seasons to times in my life. I remember when Ross said Rachel’s name at his wedding and immediately calling a friend to see if she saw what just happened.
5). If you could make any other design from the book, which would you make first? Why?
I’m not very good at amigurumi but I would make all the character figures because I think my kids would get a big kick out of them.
6). Is there anything else you would like to add to your feature? Tips/advice/shout-outs etc.
Congratulations on the amazing book Lee! Thanks for including me!
Because this book will be distributed and sold worldwide, the designers and Author of ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ will not be available for the high volume of pattern support questions related to each of the designs inside the book. If you have a pattern question, please do not contact the designers directly, but rather contact the Publishers at email@example.com – and they will be happy to help you. If needed, the Publishers will contact the designers directly on your behalf. Thank you for your understanding!
Thank you so much for your support of ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ by Lee Sartori. I am so thrilled that this book is out there for you to enjoy! If you make anything, please tag me on Instagram at @coco.crochet.lee and use the hashtag #friendscrochetbook and #friendstheonewithcrochetbook so we can see your beautiful makes!