Drumroll please … The winner of the 2012 award for the best use of unique crochet stitches:

* Sue Pinner of Suz Place *

Best Use of Unique Crochet Stitches

Today’s Awesome Crochet Blog Award is for the best use of unique crochet stitches in their work. These are the stitches that you could find instructions for if you searched but most of us don’t use them on a regular basis. Using unique stitches allows the crocheter to create original work that is interesting for us to see as we look at blogs. That’s inspiring and encourages all of us to step outside of our own craft boxes a bit more. Plus this often introduces us to know stitches we didn’t already know about, strengthening the existing crochet information online and adding to our collective craft knowledge.

About The Winner

Sue Pinner is the blogger behind Suz Place as well as The 8th Gem. She is a UK based crafter active on Ravelry and Pinterest. I’ve seen her mention in a few places that she’s addicted to color and we can see that in her work, which always incorporates bold colors in fun ways. It’s cheery! Sue is also part of the multi-blogger blog The Flower Place, which is also rich in color!

3 Reasons The Winner Won

Of course, many crochet bloggers do use unique stitches in their work. Suz Place was chosen as the winner of this crochet blog award because:

  1. Her recent use of Moss Stitch has caught my attention. I’ve actually seen a few people using this unique stitch recently but I saw Sue doing it on her blog before I saw anyone else doing it. Whether she started a trend or just happened to be on the cusp of something that was becoming popular, she was right on with this one. Plus she showed us variations on Moss Stitch.
  2. And there was also interlocking block stitch … I’d never heard of this one and fell in love with it when I saw how she used it to make a crochet Kindle bag.
  3. Sue takes a unique stitch and does a lot of different things with it. She doesn’t just show us one project in that stitch. She focuses on that stitch for awhile, makes a bunch of different things in it and shows us all of the stitches possibilities through her sharing on the blog.

What Is This Crochet Blog Award?

Not sure what this award is all about? It’s one of my annual crochet blogger awards, given out on this blog every day each December. Learn all about it here.


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  2. susanpinner Reply

    Wow!…thank you so much you have made my day what a lovely post…..Thanks for making the beginning of 2013 fabulous
    Passing on crochet info and helping out anyone who loves crochet as much as I do is a real pleasure.
    Hope it is OK to mention my first crochet book will be in print by May 2013..a beginners book with 20 projects and lots of tips. Through doing my blog I was asked by a publisher if I was interested in doing a book….a dream come true, something I always said I would do one day.
    Thanks again for the 2012 Awesome Crochet Blogger award…I’ve pinned it and added it to Facebook I’m so chuffed.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @susanpinner That’s wonderful news about your book. I’m so happy to hear it. If you’re publisher is planning to have a blog tour I’d be more than happy to do a review/giveaway/interview or whatever to help spread the word when the book is ready.

      • susanpinner Reply

        @CrochetBlogger @susanpinner
        Thanks. not sure what they are planning, all I know it is at the printers at the moment.

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