The One With The Baby Blanket is one of the sweetest designs in the new ‘Friends: The One With Crochet’ Book! When ideas were coming through for this book, a baby blanket was at the top of the list of must-makes, and I am so happy with how it turned out! Because I was the Author of this book and working on many of the designs at once with a short due date, I asked my dear friend Dasiey Womack (an excellent crocheter, and lovely friend!) to be my hands for me on this project! Dasiey knocked it out of the park and is a great example of how being a Sample Crocheter works! Today I am excited to talk about The One With The Baby Blanket and bring Dasiey in to tell you about her experience working on the book with us (thanks Dasiey!).
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 Sample Crocheter Dasiey Womack
There are so many beautiful crocheters in our crochet community and I am beyond lucky to have become friends with one such amazing crocheter, Dasiey Womack! You may recognize Dasiey’s name as she is also one of my biggest helpers on Facebook, helping me run my Facebook group and my Facebook lives for Wip Wednesday each week!
When I designed The One With The Baby Blanket for this book, I was able to work up the colour chart myself, and then call on Dasiey to crochet the sample blanket for the finished photography for the book! I was so lucky that she agreed to join the team.
Being a sample crocheter is a big task with big expectations, and I knew I could trust Dasiey to care for my design as much as I would myself. Dasiey worked quickly, updated me regularly (where we did little happy dances about how the blanket was coming along), and also freed up my hands so that I could work on a few of the sweaters and amigurumi in the book myself. Books have such a short working timeline, that having Dasiey help was such an integral part for me. I am so grateful to Dasiey, and can’t wait to see what she has in store next!
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?
My friend Coco Lee asked me if I wanted to be part of a project she was working on. I was pretty shocked and proud that Lee would ask me to help her with such an important project. I learned a lot about myself and my crochet skills during this project. It made me realize that I am capable of making such a project
and that people actually want to see my work.
2). What design did you work on for the book? Were you excited to take the job on?
I worked on the sample baby blanket pattern called The one with the baby. I was super excited and nervous about the job. I have never been asked to do a sample project for a book before. I didn’t want to
disappoint my friend Coco Lee, so I made sure to do my very best on this project for her. I know
how important projects like this can be.
3). How did you approach your sample crochet work? Was there anything you found fun or exciting about the crocheting process?
When I first got the sample crochet pattern,I did a quick read on what yarn and hook I would need to use. I also did a quick read over the pattern too. After getting the supplies I needed together I got down to work. I found that doing the color work and lettering was the most exciting part of the project. I have done letter work before but not at this big of a level. I found it difficult but a lot of fun too.
4). Are you a fan of the Friends TV Show? What are some of your favourite memories or
I would watch Friends from time to time. It was a very funny show. My favorite character was Joey. My favorite moment was the famous pivot scene. I have never laughed so much in my life.
5). If you could make any other design from the book, which would you make first? Why?
Hmmm, This is a hard question, All of the patterns from the book are so amazing. I think I would
make the couch because it makes me think of my favorite scene pivot from the show.
6). Is there anything else you would like to add to your feature? Tips/advice/shout-outs etc.
During the time it took me to make this project, I learned that even though you make mistakes
and have to start again doesn’t make you a disappointment. It just shows that you are human
and need to pick it back up and make it even better next time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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!