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21 Mar

50 Sunflowers to Knit & Crochet Book and Yarn Giveaway

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Happy Spring! Despite it being in the low-40s here in New York, the flowers are just starting to poke out of the ground, which gives me hope that warmer temperatures and spring dresses are just around the corner! To celebrate the season we’re having a giveaway for our fabulous new book 50 Sunflowers to Knit & Crochet by Kristin Nicholas along with some Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton yarn.

We are so excited about this book. The sunflower patterns are bright and cheery and come in all shapes and sizes. Plus, there are patterns for leaves and stems, butterflies, ladybugs, and bumblebees to add to the collection. Looking through this book just puts you in a good mood. It radiates springtime and sunshine. And there’s no one better to translate a field of sunflowers into knit and crochet patterns than author Kristin Nicholas. Kristin lives on Leyden Glen Farm, a working sheep farm in western Massachusetts with her husband and daughter (Oh, and not to mention, 400 sheep, 3 border collies, 2 Great Pyrenees guard dogs, 10 cats, 30 chickens, 1 guard donkey, and 1 guard llama). In the summer, her family grows a field of sunflowers that was the inspiration for this book. Check out the video below to see Kristin working on the farm and to hear how she incorporates color beautifully into her work and life.

If you’d like to enter win a copy of 50 Sunflowers to Knit & Crochet along with two skeins of Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton yarn, then leave a comment below (and while you’re at it, feel free to sign up for our newsletter at the top-right of this page). Please only one comment per person and, sorry, but this contest is for U.S. and Canadian citizens only. This giveaway will run from March 21 — March 28  and two winners will be chosen at random using on Friday, March 29. Good luck!

50 Sunflowers to Knit Crochet & Felt book giveaway



Congratulations to Sylvia Buonanni and Christine Newpower, the winners of our book and Kitchen Cotton yarn giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered and for the overwhelming response! Check back again soon for more giveaways!

I'm an assistant editor at St. Martin's Press. I caught the crafting bug when I was little and I wouldn't let my parents leave the store without buying me a crafting kit---any crafting kit! I wove baskets, folded origami, made jewelry, and painted glass. I'm an avid, but impatient knitter, so I'm always choosing projects that I can finish over a weekend. I also love to cook and bake. When I'm not working in the office working on craft books, my weekend consists of , well...making something with my hands. I'm usually scouring whatever's fresh at the farmer's market or food co-op, trying out new recipes, and working on my latest craft project.

56 comments on “50 Sunflowers to Knit & Crochet Book and Yarn Giveaway
  1. Leila Smith says:

    I love sunflowers and ever since my beautiful sunflower throw “passed away” from 20 years of use, I have been looking for sunflower patterns to make something wonderful to replace it. By the way, I love your website and receive your newsletters!

  2. Candi Jackman says:

    Sunflowers are beautiful, grow them in the garden each year, would love to learn to crochet them as well!

  3. missdtm says:

    amazing! i love to crochet flowers!!

  4. arlene says:

    Sunflowers just make me happy.

  5. Shelly Rene says:

    I grew sunflowers for the first time last year. They were so pretty! This would be a great book to have and love Lionbrand!

  6. Wendy de Blauw says:

    I love the bright colours of sunflowers. I particularly like seeing an entire field of them. It makes me fell as all is right with the world

  7. Toni says:

    I need more inspirations. Having this book would let me learn more and do more. Thanks for the chance.

  8. Flowers of any kind are awesome to crochet and add to projects! Would love this book!

  9. Erica says:

    Ready for spring instead of snow! This is just what the doctor ordered! 🙂

  10. Brenda says:

    Sunflowers are so pretty! Love the yarn too! =)

  11. Cindy kane says:

    So happy there is a new book like this out. Can’t wait to see it.

  12. Krista says:

    What a wonderful book to explore in the first few days and weeks of spring! And so many possibilities — flowers on hats, scarves, blankets, yarn wreaths…

  13. Jeph says:

    With my family all coming from the sunflower state (Kansas), this could be fun to try, and send some flowers out to relatives like my 101 yr old grandmother!

  14. Drew Harder says:

    I have been adding flowers to baby hats lately and would LOVE to learn lots of new sunflowers!!

  15. Nicole Niewoehner says:

    I am always looking for new things to crochet, and one of my favorite things to work on are flowers. They make great projects look that much better. Definitely would love to have this book and some yarn!

  16. Helen says:

    The knit and crochet flowers look lovely. Great ways to brighten things up. I may not be able to grow real sunflowers but I’m looking forward to knitting and crocheting them. Looks like a wonderful book, and I’ve always been pleased with Lion Brand yarn as well.

  17. Grace says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is a beautiful book. God bless!

  18. Renae Woolsey says:

    I love sunflowers, and really need this book, as I have a whole sunflower theme going in my living room.

  19. Anne Paulson says:

    I am a huge fan of Kristen’s patterns and her blog too!

  20. Kaitlyn says:

    I absolutely love Kristen’s blog and have been reading it for a while, having raised sheep as a child and loving the farm knit culture I am a huge fan! I read such a great review of this new book, which brought me back to this page! So excited to read this one with all of your astounding use of color! Thanks a bunch! – Kaitlyn

  21. Michelle says:

    I love Kristens designs and would be thrilled to win!

  22. Linda Gerig says:

    Would love it to be time for flowers. Linda Gerig

  23. Susan says:

    I love Kristen’s books! I need a new project to work on and sunflowers sound fun!

  24. Lisa Charpentier says:

    Beautiful!!! 🙂

  25. Isobel says:

    I love all your designs…one talented lady

  26. Inis says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  27. Julie Bantin says:

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this wonderful book and some yarn. Sunflowers are very special to me. They have been a part of my life since I was a small child.

  28. Melissa says:

    I would LOVE to crochet some sunflowers!

  29. Theresa says:

    I just watched your little video and enjoyed the peek into your life on the farm. It is easy to see how everything in nature continues to inspire your work. There is just something special about being close to the outdoors, and seeing changes – big and small – through all the seasons. Your sunflower ideas are exciting and I’d love to try some of them too!

  30. Sara Denbo says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  31. Wendy Metcalf says:

    I love knitting and crocheting and especially flowers. I have not been able to find really nice flower patterns until now. I hope you choose me!!!

  32. Nancy Smeltzer says:

    We are still waiting for spring in Ohio. Your book will help me create my wool garden until the sun warms and earth and I can plant a real one!

  33. LauraLS says:

    I have all her books and would love the newest one! All her projects are wonderful!

  34. Lisa Viviano says:

    Love Kristin Nicholas’ work and already own a couple of her books. Great giveaway!

  35. Anne Ormsby says:

    I am so excited to see this book, I love sunflowers. Plant bunches for the summer, and would love to create some for the winter.

  36. Jenny GL says:

    I love sunflowers and I would love to win a copy of this book!

  37. Samantha Kessler says:

    I would love a copy of this book! Sunflowers are my favorite flower and knitting or crocheting is my favorite pastime! Hope I win!

  38. Diana Orozco-Garrett says:

    Would love to win this book!

  39. Deb says:

    My youngest sister has a wonderful fasination with sunflowers, she lives far from me and I would love to make her some for a keepsake! Love your work. . .

  40. Heather says:

    I love Kristin’s whimsy interpretation of the world. Her bold use of color is exciting and inspiring. The sunflowers are fabulous . . . I want to knit them into everything.

  41. Sylvia Buonanni says:

    Love sunflowers…Love Kristin Nicholas:) Win-Win.

  42. Debbi Lucas says:

    This really put me in the mood for Spring! Beautiful flowers.

  43. Robin says:

    I am a big fan of Kristin’s work! It looks like a wonderful book!. Thanks for having a give-away!


  44. Wanda Sandifer says:

    This book would open up a world of possibilities…

  45. judy says:

    Sunflowers have always been my favorite flower! They can make me happy just looking at them!

  46. Jeanne Klockers says:

    What a wonderful idea! I am fairly new to knitting and would love to have a copy of your book.

  47. Lisa C. says:

    I’m a big fan of Kristin’s designs and this book looks like it is as awesome as all of her other design books.

  48. Becky says:

    Fun project
    How delight full
    Hope I am a winner!

  49. Alison says:

    Great book and wonderful story behind the book too. I would love to win this because I love to crochet and garden!

  50. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a fun book! God bless!

    • Laura Gomez Ickes says:

      I am an elementary school art teacher and use use sunflowers as inspiration all the time–would love this book for even more inspiration– it looks fabulous!

  51. Brenda Moore says:

    This is soooo sunny. I would LOVE to be able to send it my friend in England who is a little under the weather….physically & emotionally.

    Keeping my fingers crossed.


  52. Lisa Mims says:

    Everything Kristin makes is amazing! I can’t wait to learn how to make all of the bugs in the book!! Happy Spring!

  53. Thank you!!!! So excited! My kids will LOVE these projects to make with me!!!

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