Monday, September 29, 2014

Did you guess right? Round 3 Crochet Design & Challenger Match Up

It's always fun to look at the challenger designs and try to guess who actually designed each one.
I (in all honesty) have never been very good at guessing games.  How good are you?  The one thing with a crochet challenge like the Battle of the Stitches is that each designer has a unique sense to their designs - usually.  We ask each of them to think outside of their norm and some of these match ups will surprise you and others you can see simple little things that could help you guess the designer behind them if you are an avid follower. 

So, let's see if you guessed any of them right...

MNE Crafts designed the Enchanted Winter Wonderland Capelet.  This is such a pretty design and reminds me of the large capes that many Disney princess characters are seen wearing.  This would be great for staying warm on those chilly afternoons and how pretty would this be on your little girl as part of her Halloween costume!!

Grammys Creations designed this fun Snowed In Royalty Beanie.  With such a unique style to this hat, Royal is the perfect word to describe it!  The beautiful snowflake on top will make anyone think of the"Frozen" another great option for Halloween coming soon or just to keep warm on those long cold days ahead. 

Katie's Crochet Goodies came up with the Braided Cable Cup Cover.  How awesome would it be to make up a bunch of these as gifts for teachers or neighbors! Many would love this with a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and others would enjoy some covers with a can of their favorite hot chocolate mix.  I know this design will be used by many and gifted to many more!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Round 3 Design Reveals and Fan Favorite Voting

Each challenger was asked to create a design using the Braids and Cables crochet stitch and Winter Wonderland theme. We love the texture that this stitch brings to each design and it is Perfect for winter items.

What do YOU think of when you hear "Winter Wonderland"?  I love the snow (as long as I'm inside snuggled up with my blanket, yarn and crochet hook)
It's such a beautiful site to look out at the fields and mountains around me after a fresh downfall of snow.  That crisp clean air and sparkly white blanket of untouched snow is just amazing!
 I also enjoy watching my kids play in it and build snowmen or snow families. 

Now that you've tried to guess what each sneak peek could end up being,  head over to the Battle of the Stitches website and see how you did.  All 12 challenger designs have been revealed and the voting has begun.  Go vote for your favorite and be entered to win a copy of Round 3's magazine issue to be released October 1st.  All of these designs in 1 great place  - it's a Must Have!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Round 3 Sneak Peeks: Guessing Game (and giveaway)

Yesterday, in case you missed it, we revealed the sneak peaks of each design in Round 3 on Facebook.  Now that you've seen them all, it's time to make your guesses. 

Below, you will find them all numbered 1-12.  In a single comment on this post, number 1-12 and tell us what you think each design is.  You have until Tuesday at 11:59pm CST to comment with your guesses.  On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, we will randomly draw one winner from the comments to win a copy of the October 2014 volume of Too Yarn Cute eMagazine Battle of the Stitches: Round 3, Winter Wonderland edition! 

Be sure to thank Too Yarn Cute for sponsoring the prize.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Giveaway: Will you get the KO?

It's time to battle it out (enter) for more fan prizes!

  • Our first prize is brought to you by The Silk Drop.  This beautiful skein of sport weight Mulberry Silk yarn in Jewel Tones is approximately 52g-53g (approx. 187-190 yards).  I could totally see this as a beautiful cowl or fingerless gloves! 
    1 skein sport weight Mulberry Silk in Jewel Tones from The Silk Drop
  • Next up, Little Luvies Shop has donated this cute Hello Kitty Amigurumi Pattern Book.  Who do you know that would love a crochet Hello Kitty or Hello Kitty friend?

And, last, but definitely not least, Crafting Friends Designs would like you to enjoy one of her favorite crochet stitch pattern books (definitely one of my favorites, too)!  This book includes 300 different stitch patterns with written patterns and charts for each.  There are so many to choose from, you'll definitely have a hard time deciding which to play with first!  The winner will have their choice of the hard copy or Kindle version of the book.

To enter:
  1. Follow Battle of the Stitches on Facebook.
  2. Follow The Silk Drop on Facebook.
  3. Follow Little Luvies Shop on Facebook.
  4. Follow Crafting Friends Designs on Facebook.
  5. Comment on this blog post telling us who you are rooting for to win BOTS Round 3.
  6. Complete all other entries through the Rafflecopter widget below.
One winner per prize, one prize per winner.  Entries will be accepted until 9/28/2014.  Winners will be announced in a very special blog post on 9/29/2014.
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