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Celebrating National Crochet Month: Enter Our Colorful Granny Square Giveaway!

March 15th, 2013

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As you know, it’s National Crochet Month, so we’re celebrating with great patterns and inspiration all month long!

Today, we’ve teamed up with our friends at St. Martin’s to bring you a great giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a copy of 100 Colorful Granny Squares to Crochet PLUS 3 balls of our colorful Kitchen Cotton yarn! It’s a bright and cheerful way to kick off the spring season!

Colorful Granny Square Giveaway

Crochet Granny Squares Giveaway!

« Click here to enter. »

FIVE LUCKY WINNERS will each get the prize. But as an added bonus, you can check out an exclusive pattern from the book by clicking here right now!

Good luck!

Please note: Comments left on this blog post do NOT count as entries. Please click on the link above to enter.

Update (3/25): The winners are…

Nancy Ulland, Christine McFadden, Amanda Carpenter, Elsa Pimenta, and Luna Nichols! Congratulations! We’ll be in touch shortly to get your prizes to you!

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  • Becky Lax

    I really enjoy working with cotton yarn, it’s so versatile. I would like to win this book and yarn.

    • Zontee

      Great to hear, Becky. If you haven’t already, do be sure to click on the link in the post to enter the contest as comments left here do not count as entries.

  • Donna McBryde

    Unfortunately, the sweepstakes page says the contest ended Feb 15th.

    • Zontee

      Hi Donna, I’m not sure where you’re seeing that, but the contest runs through March 22 and it says on the contest page. You can go directly to the entry form here:

  • Valorie Davis

    I like the washability of cotton yarn. Nice for some of the things I make for my grandsons (and granddaughters).

  • Donna

    I love to play with granny squares to make something unique. Cotton is great for summer projects – not too warm and gets softer with age.

  • SAR-L

    Just registered for the contest. I am currently working on a baby afghan that is one big granny square. I would like to see the book, I think it would be full of new ideas, that I could use, since I’m teaching myself crochet.

  • Peanuts Crochet

    LOVE trying out new patterns! And love cotton yarn…use it all the time :)

  • Elaine

    Im working on afghans for charity now,would love to have some spring color to do some granny squares for warmer months ahead .

  • Zulmira Dekker

    I love to crochet for my grandkids. Here, in Brazil, I make coloured crochet at Summer, and the summer here is loooonnnnngggg and winter colours at Winter, of course…. :-) Would be great win this book!

    • Zontee


  • Rosalie

    I love lion brand bamboo and cotton yarn.

  • kathleen

    Love the pattern from this site.

  • lynn

    i love knitting for the poor ppl and kids

  • Sherry Pena

    Just entered the contest and I need a new project to work on!

  • Brenda Caudill

    I love yarn so many beautiful colors

  • Paulette Fritz

    Wow I love cotton yarn. The colors are always beautiful.

  • Eimear Barrett

    Back in the last century when i was a teenager i learned from a book (remember those!) how to crochet, I made squares and motifs, jumpers, bags and scarves. I was transported back to that time by the photo on the cover of this book. What fun presents could I make from those squares? I am searching out some colourful yarn and a hook as soon as I finish typing………

  • Mary Hansen

    I was given several bags of cotton yarn and have been looking for interesting ways to use some of it…this is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing others’ talents.

  • Barb

    I have been teaching my nieces how to crochet & knit and this would be a great book for them, they are having so much fun creating scarves, bags and blankets.

  • D

    What a great win this would be! I’d no doubt share with the ladies of my Stitch & Bitch. :)

  • Beena Roy

    Thank you for the chance to win. I learned to crochet by self in February of this year! It is addicting!!!! :) I have already made three scarfs, a hat with brim, beanie hat, a bag, purse. I am now in the process of making a blanket for my daughter with the lion brands homespun! I have not yet tried the granny square but have watched lots of videos regarding it and hope to start on it soon.

  • Leah Palmer-Licht

    I can’t get the link to work :(

  • nyrican4t

    I’m still learning! This would be a great addition to my shelf!

  • Terry Lawler

    It;s not showing me a link to enter

  • Elaine

    I have always used worsted weight yarn,have just started useing cotton.I crochet afghans for charity,this would come in handy right now.

  • Judy Riley

    Winning is always nice but Lion Brand Yarn is a winner every time !

  • Donna

    the link isn’t working for me

    • Zontee

      Hi Donna, try this direct link:

    • Donna

      never mind my mistake I found the link. Love your yarns and have been enjoying crocheting for years, knitting I haven’t accomplished yet but will keep trying.

  • paloma

    I love the yarns…can,t wait to start the next project

  • Gloria June Emery

    I would love to win this book!

  • Tanya Tumblin

    i am below poverty level for income and have two small children….i love to knit and crochet and for the most part, make all the blankets for my sons bed and newborn daughters crib and all the dishcloths/towels and washcloths for my family to use. Every year i make christmas gifts from mitts, hats and scarves to afghans, dishcloth/towel sets and other little items. It would be amazing to win this and be able to make some new patterns and in my situation, even the yarn would be a big help. Good luck to everyone who entered. :)

  • Michelle Jinn

    FYI – A link to the contest does not show up in the blog post. There are links to the book , yarn and pattern but not the contest. I had to scroll through the comments and found Zontee’s post before I found it.

    • Zontee

      Hi Michelle, sorry to hear you missed it–just in case for other people–it’s the big text under the photo that says “Click here to enter.”

  • Susan McKenna Mosher

    I love to crochet. I am always looking for new ideas and it has been a long time since I made an afghan. I think it’s time to start one.

  • Jessica

    I love making squares!

  • Angie

    I’m forever an optimist, keep entering contests to win yarn….one of these days!!!

  • AnnP

    Still a learner..this would be wonderful to win !

  • Brenda Johnson

    so? all I had to do was follow your blog via email to enter?

    • Zontee

      Hi Brenda, click on the link that says “Click here to enter” below the photo in this blog post and then fill in the entry form to enter. Hope that helps!

      • Pam

        When I click that or paste it takes me right to the thank you for entering page – no entry form :(

        • Zontee

          Are you using a shared computer or are you possibly on a network shared by other people who might be yarncrafters? The system is designed to let only one entry per ISP, so it’s possible that someone has already entered from your ISP or that your network is blocking tracking in some way that interferes with our entry form. If that’s the case, please try again from another computer.

          If you still have issues, please send an email to Hope that helps!

  • Brenda Johnson

    BTW, I am currently working on an afghan from a patter called fall hexagon pattern. I am making it for my granddaughter and it is colors that her bedroom is done in. For some reason my picture isn’t showing up. I’ll try again.

    • Brenda Johnson

      there it is! I think other pic was too big

  • Goddess Dragonfly

    I love everything granny, being I am one. I love the Kitchen Cotton yarn. I am currently working on a few dishcloths for an upcoming Bridal Shower & have 20 18-20″ doilies for my sons wedding in June. They are gold & off white w/gold. I better get going I have 3 more to do.

  • MrsNap1

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter….. I have not done many Granny Square projects… i would love to try some from this book…. :)

  • melissa

    oh how fun!

    i just entered!

    what a wonderful book and chance to win your yarn!

  • Becky Baker

    granny squares were the first thing i learned to crochet MANY years ago with my grandma, god rest her soul. she was the one who taught me how to crochet when i was 12!

  • Reneé Kunkel

    I would LOVE to learn new squares—- Trying to teach my 11 yr old daughter to crochet as well.

    Anyone have any links to teach children?

  • Lisa Soto

    I love to crochet granny squares!!!

  • Dawn Fishman Vollaro

    Incentive to learn how to crochet!

  • Dawn Raymond

    I’m just a beginner but I would love this book to expand my work!

  • Thea

    I recently learnt to crochet and would love more ideas about new and different things to crochet. This book looks like just the thing!

  • Derle MsDee Wade

    I really just started experimenting with granny squares and to win this book for more ideas and designs would be great and you can never have too much yarn, ever!

  • Kristin lee

    This would help in learning new things since I just learned how to crochet.

  • Linda Kephart Snyder

    Self taught crocheter of one year….would love to win this book to expand my abilities in this craft!! I promised myself I would learn to crochet after I retired! I love filling my days of retirement with crocheting and making things for family & friends to enjoy!

  • Colleen miller Becker

    Crochet, knit, knit, and crochet. I love doing both!

  • Tambra Vandal

    Would love to win this, to help teach my granddaughter how to crochet….:)

  • Gail Zemper

    would enjoy winning this – it would be a great way to hone my crochet skills and maybe make a “crazy” afghan