Bonita Patterns with Lianka Azulay

Boots TrioTuesday on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Lianka Azulay, owner of Bonita Patterns!

Bonita Patterns owner Lianka Azulay, born in Brazil, picked up her first crochet hook at age 7, and hasn’t put it down since. She is specializes in the research and use of unique stitch patterns in her designs to bring fashionable and contemporary style to crocheted pieces.

Her first collection of patterns, Crocodile Stitch Fashions, was published by Annie’s Attic and quickly became the #1 best-seller in the publisher’s catalog. The huge success of her pattern collection touched off a trend, and the Crocodile Stitch became “one of the hottest crochet techniques in crochet today” (Crochet Magazine).

Lianka believes that “having your own signature as a designer is important”.

You can find out more about Lianka and purchase some of her wonderful patterns here:  Online store: www.bonitapatterns.com

Follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/bonitapatterns

Subscribe to her newsletter: Bonita Patterns

And we can’t forget the GIVEAWAY! As always, leave a comment below for your chance to win

both Lianka’s book and 5 (FIVE) patterns from Bonita Patterns.

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  1. Janet says:

    I didn’t hear a key word… did I miss it??? I was mufti-tasking; but you guys were also having so much fun giving away prizes, it might have gotten lost in the shuffle. Well, since she’s famous for her crocodile stitch, I’ll use crocodile for my key word!

    I do love the patterns, and I’ve been looking at them and wondering what excuse I could come up with to make them. The crocodile stitch is so pretty and it must be super warm. it’s actually not the crocodile stitch that has been intimidating me, but the booties. My booties always turn out goofy, don’t know why. But now that i look at some of the bigger booties, and can see the stitches, these look like they are constructed a little differently… maybe they’ll work for my brain.

  2. Melanie Hayes says:

    I did not hear a key word as well, I listened to it a second time and believe it was left out. But what a fun blog cast that was. Just love that crocodile stitch. I am a crocheter and a knitter. My grandmother taught me to crochet and I bet she never thought there would be the wonderful crochet patterns available today. Thanks for some fun, laughs and expanding my creativity.

  3. Shelly says:

    Gosh, I didn’t hear the key word. But I I listened with great interest because I just took Marleys class Curvey Crochet at Stitches East. It was great and Marley you are as cute as a button, even with a hat ;).

  4. Linda says:

    I missed the key word also. I did love the podcast and I’m happy Lianka Azulay is doing so well, her patterns are really cute. They come at a good time for me as my niece is going to have a baby and I just know she would love the crocodile stitch booties.
    Thanks for a great show. You are always giving me new ideas and I’m learning more about knit and crochet and the people who creat so many wonderful designs.

  5. Stephanie A. says:

    No key word was mentioned, so I’m going to choose one that I think is fitting: AMERICAN DREAM. I am so excited for you Lianka to be so successful and able to share your wonderful talent and passion with everyone! And you can make a living doing so. I will be an American Dreaming in the wonderful colors of your patterns. 🙂 Blessings!

    • Janet says:

      I think I like this game of choosing our own key words. American Dream is a perfect one!

      After I left my comment, I thought Brazil would have been a good one too. 🙂

  6. Cheryl clemons says:

    I listened twice and I didn’t hear a key word. I loved the podcast and Lianka and her American Dream. I have always wanted to do the crocodile stitch booties. I can’t wait to start them.

  7. Mary Cast says:

    I too feel better, since I went back twice listening for a key word. I was interested in the crocodile stitch and her many patterns showing off that stitch. I haven’t done the crocodile stitch, but i look forward to trying it.

  8. Keren Lebrón says:

    I’m looking forward to trying the Crocodile stitch. My most recent projects have been knitting. I need to show crochet a little love too. There was no keyword.

  9. Anne Cath says:

    I didn’t hear a keyword this time, I think it was left out in all of the extra give-aways. I loved Lianka’s american dream 🙂

  10. shing Hsieh says:

    I’m more of a knitter but those booties are too cute not to try making them!! Thank you Lianka for your very generous heart. And there wasn’t a keyword, you guys were having too much fun giving away so many prizes!!!

  11. Pat says:

    Thanks for another interesting podcast! I haven’t tried the crocodile stitch yet, but the Bonita patterns are so beautiful I’ll have to check it out! Lianka’s style and yarn choices are delightful!

  12. Heather Bucci says:

    I didn’t hear a key word but it should be Crocodile Stitch! That is a fantastic stitch. Love your accent Lianka!!!!!

  13. Melissa Vink says:

    I didn’t hear the word either and listened this morning viaPodcast. I’m going to go with crocodile stitch…the stitch that started it all!! Awesome podcast as always!

  14. Chaitanya says:

    Lianka’s story is so inspiring! I love that she is popularizing lesser known crochet stitches like the crocodile stitch. Her braiding techniques are intriguing as well – fantastic work!

  15. Sue Fisher says:

    Love your patterns. I too am Portuguese. Something about crochet and Portuguese girls…lol! I have been eyeing that lovely red sweater pattern… So pretty! Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

  16. Dominik says:

    I remember seeing an absolutely stunning wedding dress made in Crocodile Stitch and designed by Lianka at a fashion show at the Knit and Crochet Show in Greensboro, NC. Her sister was modeling it and it left most of the audience, myself included, speechless!!!

  17. Amberly says:

    The crocodile stitch boots are so adorable. Granted, all of Lianka’s patterns are beautiful and extremely creative!

  18. Miranda Gaines says:

    I need to give my crochet a little more love and it looks like those boots are just so adorable. Maybe I should make them for friends of mine that are having a baby in the summer. I think they’d love them!

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