Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Round 12 Crochet Design Reveals - Get Ready to Vote!

The challengers have finished their projects and we're ready to show you their designs. These designers worked hard and have come up with some beautiful crochet patterns! Get ready to cast your votes!

Here are the sneak peeks again so you can see how they each turned out.

We named the stitch the Starburst stitch and gave them the theme "Celebrating Me!" 

Here are some photos of what they've created. Pick your favorites so you can be ready to vote. 











Note: If you do happen to figure out who designed a certain entry, please do not share the info.  Our challengers appreciate the votes being based off of the designs themselves and not on who designed them.  That's what makes the Battle so fun! - Thank you.

Are you ready to vote? CLICK HERE to go to the voting page.

Voting opens 1/24/17 and closes at midnight 1/28/17

Thank you to all the challengers for your wonderful crochet designs! You are what makes the Battle of the Stitches possible. Good luck to you all!
And a huge thank you to all our fans!!!  We love seeing you cheer for the challengers and appreciate your support throughout the year.  

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sneak Peeks - Round 12

Round 12 of Battle of the Stitches is well under way and we have some sneak peeks to show you! 

Here's a little recap of the battle so far.

The Theme: Celebrating Me!

The Stitch: Starburst 

The Challengers:  
Sheri Weber from Country Willow Designs
Rebecca Goldsmith from Desert Diamond Crochet
Shelley Moore from The Blue Star Boutique
Laura Fanelli from Laura Mae's Crochet
Dianne Hunt from Same DiNamics Crochet
Sarah Tompkins from Briar Rose Boutique
Christine Norris from Chris~Cross~Crafts
Lisa Jelle from Kaleidoscope Arts&Gifts
Kate Wagstaff from Crafting Friends Designs
Anita Moore from The Clay Sheep

10 challengers - some are new and some have been challengers before. Here is a sneak peek of the designs they're working on.

10 challengers. 12 designs. What's your favorite so far? 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Round 12 - Meet the Challengers Part 2

Battle of the Stitches round 12 has begun! Get ready for some awesome patterns from a list of great designers.

Challenger 6: Sheri Ann Weber from Country Willow Designs

Sheri's favorite design from her shop is her Rouge Infinity Scarf.

My pattern choice from her site is the Neverending Love Poncho.

Challenger 7: Laura Fanelli from Laura Mae Crochet

Laura's favorite pattern from her shop is her Sonoma Pullover Vest.

Her Venice Cowl is another great pattern (& it also comes with the earwarmer pattern).

Challenger 8: Rebecca Goldsmith from Desert Diamond Crochet

Rebecca's pattern choice from her shop is the Eva Marie Spring Tulip Cocoon.

Her Braided Scoodie Wrap is also on my list of favorites.

Challenger 9: Another first time challenger. Please give Dianne Hunt from Same DiNamics Crochet a warm welcome.

Dianne's favorite pattern is her Candy Stripes Cowl.

Also, check out her Long Tail Shawl.

Challenger 10: Christine Norris from Chris~Cross~Crafts

Christine's favorite pattern is her Sugar & Spice Dress.

Check out her beautiful Fall Romance poncho!

Do you have any ideas as to what these 10 designers are making? We'd love to hear your guesses.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Round 12 - Meet the Challengers Part 1.

We're kicking off another round of Battle of the Stitches! It's gearing up to be a round full of awesome patterns, so let's introduce this round's challengers.


Challenger 1: Lisa Jelle from Kaleidoscope Arts&Gifts

One of Lisa's favorite patterns from her shop is her Enchanted Ivy Wings (named after her daughter).

Her Hadley Hooded Shrug is one of my favorites from her shop.

Challenger 2: Sarah Tompkins from Briar Rose Boutique

Sarah's pick from her shop is the Gary & Goldie Giraffe set.

Her Enchanting Sweater Dress was a Fan Favorite in round 10 of BOS.

Challenger 3: Kate Wagstaff from Crafting Friends Designs is joining us this round!

Kate's pick to show you is her Heartbeat Chevron blanket.

One of my favorites from Kate's shop is her Stand Out Cable Afghan, which was part of the BOS round 11.

Challenger 4: Shelley Moore from The Blue Star Boutique

Nana Banana Hooded Sweater was Shelley's pick for her favorite pattern.

Her Trellis Waves Cardigan is so pretty and has me hoping for spring!

Challenger 5 is Anita from The Clay Sheep. This is her first round as a challenger, so please give her a warm welcome.

 Anita's favorite pattern from her shop is the knit On the Edge scarf.

 And check out this stunning snowflake afghan!

 We'd love to hear what your favorite designs are from these challengers.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the rest of the round 12 challengers!