Lion Brand Notebook

News, Ideas and Information for Crafting with Yarn

Image frame

Archive for the 'Contests & Giveaways' Category


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

April 23rd, 2014

Pin It

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

Pin It

more-capable-krochet-kids-poster

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?”

poster#

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.

 

(more…)


Nicky Epstein Doll Giveaway

March 21st, 2014

Pin It

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!

+++

nicky-epstein-giveaway

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

Pin It
2012 Winner
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

Pin It

When-Bad-Things-Happen-to-Good-Knitters(blog)

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:

When Bad Things Happen Contest Image

Winners will be notified by email!


A Very Heartfelt Giveaway!

February 17th, 2014

Pin It

crochetred_blog

In recognition of American Heart Month, we’ve partnered up with Laura Zander and Sixth & Spring Books to bring you a very special giveaway.  Stitch Red is a book series created to raise awareness around heart disease and preventive heart health in general. A portion of each sale goes towards HeartTruth®, a public awareness program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.  

Their most recent book, Crochet Red is full of beautiful crochet projects paired with heartwarming stories from prominent faces within the crochet world, including our beloved Vanna White.  

To celebrate Laura Zander’s third book, we have two offerings: 1) we’re sharing an exclusive pattern: the Mitered Brick Throw, and 2) we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of the book and enough yarn to make the Mitered Brick Throw! We’ll be picking three lucky winners on February 28th–enter now and good luck!

»Click here to enter!«

Updated 3/3/14: Congratulations to Elaine Harper, Shannon Sowalter, and Jan Bennett! We’ll be contacting you shortly to get your prizes to you!


A Beastly Crochet Giveaway

January 17th, 2014

Pin It

beastly-crochet-giveaway

We’re starting the new year by teaming up with Interweave Knits and Brenda K.B. Anderson to bring you a giveaway of monstrous proportions. Beastly Crochet is filled with “silly monsters, evil bunnies and killer robots” that you’ll just love to add to your evergrowing project wishlist. Filled with everything from robot toys to monster slippers to skull-shaped totes and many more, you’ll love to have this book on your coffee table for people to admire.

To celebrate Brenda’s latest book, we have an exclusive pattern to share with you: the Robo-Blanky is perfect for that future engineer or science fiction writer. Check it out here.

We’ll be picking ten lucky winners who will receive a copy of the book.

*Contest ends January 31st.

»Click here to enter!«

*Update 2/8/2014*:  Congratulations to Eva Johannes, Tina Cole, Doris Ackman, Tina Sullivan, Sarah Friedman, Stephanie May, Carolyn Thai, Heather Vanderheiden, Claire Davidson, and Karen Burns! We’ll be in touch shortly to get your prizes to you!


An Amigurumi Giveaway Made Just for You!

December 5th, 2013

Pin It

AmiguruME cover

You can crochet animals, food, and practically anything you can think of as amigurumis, but have you ever thought of crocheting an amigurumi version of Mr. T or Bob Dylan?

We’ve teamed up with Lark Crafts and Allison Hoffman to bring you a great giveaway. AmiguruMe is all about taking amigurumi to the next level and creating mini-celebrities or even a mini version of yourself! The book goes through techniques on how to customize your doll from skin tone to facial shapes to the clothes so you’ll have an amigurumi that is right for you.

One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book, as well as their own amigurumi of Frida Kahlo!

*Contest ends December 12th.

»Click here to enter!«

*Update 12/18/2013*:  Congratulations to Michelle Pajnic and we’ll be in touch shortly to get your prizes to you!

Related Links:


A Great Granny Square Giveaway!

November 29th, 2013

Pin It

Margaret Hubert is a legendary crochet designer, and continues to inspire crocheters with great new patterns year after year.  This time around, Margaret has ventured into granny square flowers, and shares with us the amazing versatility of  a simple granny square with her newest book, Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical Crochet Motifs and 15 Original Projects.

To celebrate Margaret’s new release, we’ve got an exclusive pattern to share with you, plus – a giveaway of the book, along with all of the LB Collection Silk Mohair you’ll need to make this beautiful “Wild Flower Shawl

 

Wild Flower Shawl Granny Square Flowers book

3 lucky entrants will have the chance to win a copy of Granny Square Flowers, along with LB Collection Silk Mohair in Midnight (2), Iris (1), Azure (1), Sunbeam (1), Sunset (1).

*Contest ends December 6th

»Click here to enter!«

*Update 12/11/2013*: The winners are Alix Benson, Judith Pruski, Indu Kaushal. Congratulations and we’ll be in touch shortly to get your prizes to you!

Related Links:


Vanna’s Choice Contest Begins Today!

November 11th, 2013

Pin It

vannacontest

It’s time for the annual Vanna’s Choice Contest!

To enter all you need to do is knit, crochet or create a craft using any yarn from our Vanna collections: Vanna’s Choice®, Vanna’s Choice® Baby,  Vanna’s Glamour®, and Vanna’s Sequins.

Use your imagination! It can be anything you dream up — from “Gramminal” hat and bootie sets (which took last year’s Grand Prize, made by Nancy Nielsen), to a Christmas-themed chess set (Aiqi Huang’s winning entry from 2011).

There are 20 prizes to win, including the Grand Prize: a trip for two to meet Vanna White in Los Angeles!

Entries can be submitted into one of four categories:

  • Hats and Scarves
  • Baby items
  • Afghans, Blankets and Throws
  • Other

Celebrate color with Vanna White yarns – enter now!

*Note: restricted to residents in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec). One entry per person. See here for the complete rules.

css.php