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A Crochet Lover’s Giveaway: Reversible AND Tunisian Crochet Books!

September 19th, 2014

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Today, we’ve got a wonderful double whammy of a giveaway for you: two books each, for two winners!

Thanks to our friends over at Stackpole books, we are able to give away copies of Sharon Silverman’s newest release: Tunisian Crochet for Baby. This book is chock-full of adorable – yet modern designs, perfect for babies and toddlers. Take your Tunisian crochet to the next level with Sharon’s wonderful patterns.

And – courtesy of the good folks over at Interweave/F+W , we are able to share copies of Laurinda Reddig’s new book, Reversible Color Crochet: A New Technique. Laurinda’s reversible intarsia technique earned her an award from the CGOA at the Knit & Crochet Show in 2012, and she continues to gain success along the way.

Both of these books feature awesome designs that are sure to be great additions to your pattern libraries! Read below for details on the giveaway.

Contest ends Friday October 3rd; only open to U.S residents
Rules and guidelines:
1. Entries must be received by October 3rd, 11:59p.m. EST
2. Must be 18 and over to enter.
3. One person per entry

*All winners will be announced on the blog and social media. If you do not respond to the e-mail indicating that you were selected as the winner within 7 days, another winner will be selected to receive the prize.

»Click here to enter« if the box below does not work for you.


It’s a Modern Baby Giveaway!

August 1st, 2014

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Amigurumi-making expert Stacey Trock, from Fresh Stitches, has just released a new book filled with adorable patterns for little ones, Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing and Snuggling.

Stacey’s Modern Baby book includes patterns inspired by famous artists and bold colors, patterns with classic neutral palettes, and even patterns based in all grays – truly modern!

We’re happy to be giving away a copy of this beautifully designed book — along with 2 skeins each of Lion Brand’s new yarn of the same name, Modern Baby — to three lucky winners! Be sure to enter below!

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Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms Giveaway!

June 20th, 2014

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Pompoms are showing up in projects everywhere! And no wonder … it’s an easy and fun craft for everyone to do, even if you don’t know how to knit or crochet. Pompoms make great additions to your finished projects – you can turn them into garlands or use them for fashion accessories — the options are endless!

Now that the weather is warmer and children are out of school, making pompoms is a great summertime activity. Thanks to our friends at Creative Publishing International, we’re giving away two copies of Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms. Additionally, we’re pairing a package of Bonbons in the Crayons colorway for you to start crafting immediately. In this book, you’ll learn how to make food items, animals, and even little Matryoshka dolls out of pompoms – the designs are quite ingenious!

Congratulations to Linda E. and Jan O. for winning the giveaway!

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Make Your Own Cute and Easy Pompoms and a package of Bonbons.

Contest ends July 3rd.

Restrictions:

1. Entries must be received by July 3rd, 11:59:59 pm, EST.
2. Must be 18 or older to enter.
3. One entry per person.

Can’t see the entry form below, click here to enter.


50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet Giveaway!

May 8th, 2014

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50-Pincushions-final-coverWe’ve teamed up with our friends at St. Martin’s Griffin to bring you another giveaway that I’m sure many of you multicraftual folks will enjoy! We’ll be giving away two copies of 50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet by Cat Thomas, along with a pack of Bonbons in the color Nature. This will be a great addition to a craft library for all you sewers!

In addition to the giveaway, we’ve got 4 great pincushion patterns to share with you from the book. It was hard to choose which patterns we wanted to share because this book is filled with so many adorable designs. From cupcakes, to seashells, a cactus plant, and more – you’re sure to find patterns that not only serve as pincushions, but as cute decor trinkets as well.

One of the best parts about these projects is that they’re small, quick and portable, so you can probably whip up a few on a road trip or commute to and from work!

You can enter the contest below. If the entry form doesn’t work, use this link.

Contest ends June 1st.  (This contest is now closed). 

Congratulations to Loretta Henderson and Linda Carlson, the winners of this giveaway!

Restrictions:

1. Entries must be received by June 1st, 11:59:59 pm, EST.
2. Must be 18 or older to enter.
3. One entry per person.


Monster Knits Giveaway!

May 2nd, 2014

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Update: Congratulations to our winners, Helena T., Mariela S., and Barb S.! Check your email for a message from us about collecting your prizes!

We’ve partnered up with St. Martin’s Press and Nuriya Khegay to bring you an adorably cute giveaway!

Monster Knits for Little Monsters features themed hats, mittens, and bootie sets to knit for the special little guy or girl in your life! Dress them up as a robot, a shark, a frog or even a cute pig!

We’re picking 3 lucky winners to win copies of the book. The Funky Frog is now available on our website to sample before you before checking out the book.

Contest ends May 8th.

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A Great Giveaway Just In Time for Mother’s Day!

April 23rd, 2014

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Update: Congratulations to our winners, Dixie I., Karen C., and Jamie T.! Check your email for a message from us about collecting your prizes!

Some of my favorite garments to crochet are shawls, or wraps if you prefer to call them that, because of how easy they are to throw over your shoulders whenever there’s a slight chill … and that’s why I’m extremely excited to announce this great giveaway, courtesy of Stackpole Books and Tammy Hildebrand:

Crochet Wraps: Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand features 18 original designs for you to try for yourself or make a gift just in time for Mother’s Day! We’re selecting 3 lucky winners who will receive a copy of the book, as well as enough LB Collection® Silk Mohair to make the Purple Passion wrap, a pattern we’ve made available to our readers here.

Contest ends May 7th, so enter now and good luck!


Enter the Lion Brand Essay Contest and Tell Us Who Empowers You!

April 8th, 2014

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What we love about Krochet Kids International is that they help women live better lives by giving them the opportunity to earn money through hand crafting. They don’t believe in handouts, they believe in empowerment. Thanks to Krochet Kids, hundreds of women and many more hundreds of children have become educated and have learned they have the power to create a better life for themselves.

Krochet Kids sells more than hats and other clothing. They also offer inspirational posters. We selected our favorite to give away to one person at random who enters our contest, called “Who Empowers You?”

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Simply answer the question, enter your name and email address so we can contact the winner and you’ll have a chance to win this poster. It’s a limited edition poster, signed and numbered by the maker. Lion Brand purchased it here so if you want to purchase one yourself, you can do so. There were only 100 posters made so order quickly if you want one! We also framed it for the winning entry.

The poster is a great reminder to all of us. You are more capable than you think.

 

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Nicky Epstein Doll Giveaway

March 21st, 2014

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And the winners are Susan N. of Lindenhurst, Sally N. of Fennville, Carol L. of Hillsdale, Sheila W. of Sumner, Margaret E. of Millinocket, and Jennifer M. of Oceanside – you will be notified shortly! Congrats and thanks to all who entered!

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A doll is often a child’s best friend – dolls are good listeners and they’re even better at keeping secrets. To celebrate Nicky Epstein’s latest books, we have an excellent giveaway that your child and her best friend will love!

Both of  Nicky’s  books feature 25 patterns and outfits (fitted for an 18-inch doll) that any child will love for playtime dress-ups and tea parties.

We’ll be picking 6 lucky winners to receive a copy of their choice, either Knit for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls or Crochet for Dolls: 25 Fun, Fabulous Outfits for 18-Inch Dolls! Each winner will also receive a package of Bonbons to accompany one of two Lion Brand patterns featured in each book: the Modern Masterpiece (knit) or the Cowl and Critters (crochet).

»CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED«


Who Wins A Free Trip To Meet Vanna White? You Decide!

March 7th, 2014

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Vanna White and last year’s winner, Nancy Nielsen,
with her “Gramminal” baby hat and bootie set.

It’s time to vote for the winner of the Vanna’s Choice Contest! The contest started in November 2013 and ran until a month ago. Entrants designed a project with at least three Vanna’s Choice colors and sent us their photos.

The Grand Prize winner gets a trip for two to Los Angeles, California to meet Vanna White. There are 15 additional prize winners who will receive yarn. We’ve selected 27 finalists from the many entries we received. They are some of the most clever, beautiful and original ideas we’ve seen from our contests and we think you’ll be amazed as well.

Many tell the story of what inspired them, the moment that the idea occurred to them, and why they chose their colors. Some even took pictures of themselves and their families using their creations.

Last year our prize winner not only met Vanna, but was offered a publishing contract for a book of patterns for her whimsical baby hat and booties patterns.

Help make someone’s dream come true and get inspired at the same time. You can vote once a day so choose one or more favorites and vote often.

Vote Here*

*Note: You will need to use your Lion Brand account in order to vote. If you do not have an account with us, please create one to not only vote for a winner but have access to over 5,000 knit and crochet patterns.


When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters Book Giveaway!

March 7th, 2014

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Sometimes when we craft we have other things on our mind. Things that contribute to thoughtless mistakes like: forgetting a row, dropping a stitch, forgetting to change needles, etc. Honest simple mistakes . . . and they can happen to the best of us.  Before giving up and calling it quits, take a look through When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters by Marion Edwards and Ahza Moore. It’s a great read and it remind us that even though bad things happen, you can easily correct them.

Providing helping hints and advice, this book is great for all levels of knitters — this updated version also features six great patterns to try!

We’ve partnered with Taunton Press to bring you an excellent giveaway:  we’ll be picking 3 lucky winners who will each receive  a copy of When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters!  

Contest ends March 14th, so enter now and good luck!

CONTEST NOW CLOSED.

Winners are:

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Winners will be notified by email!

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