See more project entires by checking out:
Meet the Fall into Christmas 2016 Contestants - PART 1 (Names A-C)!
Meet the Fall into Christmas 2016 Contestants - PART 2 (Names D-K)!
Meet the Fall into Christmas 2016 Contestants - PART 3 (Names L-N)!
Additionally, select contestants (depends on their country) will be in the running to win crochet stitch markers and / or an amazing $50 - yarn pack from Red Heart.
You can help them win by casting 5 votes in each category DAILY from December 5th - 19th, 2016. So, check back each day of the voting to cast your votes again!
Let's Meet The 2016 Contestants with P-W Names!
TREASURED - means the contestant used one of Rebeckah's Treasures' crochet patterns.
INSPIRED - means the contestant used a crochet pattern for her project entry.
UNIQUE - means contestant used her imagination or drastically modified a pattern for her entry.
TOY, STYLE and REST refer to the voting category, where the entry belongs.
"Italic text" - means I am quoting the contestant's words.
Are you ready to see these fantastic entries?
Scroll through post to see a specific contestant (*Contestants are listed alphabetically):
- Patty Lewis
- Patty Merchant
- Poyia Sati Creations
- Rachel Ballew
- Rozetta Strother
- Sandra Marbut (Cogdill)
- Shanna Brown (Crochet Me A River)
- Sharon Earyes
- Sharon Elderton
- Sherelyn Nichol
- Sherry Davis
- Shireen Ng
- Suzy Strachan
- Teresa Adam
- The Jade Dragon
- Tierni Moore
- Tracy Reynolds
- Valerie Abel
- Wendy Clark
- Beau's Cuddles - "When I found out that my best girlfriend from high school was about to become a grandma for the first time I knew I wanted to make a blanket for her new grandson. They live in Texas and are very cowboy so I searched for a bootie pattern with a cowboy theme and I was so excited to find the perfect one on Ravelry!" The booies are a crochet pattern by The Crochet Crowd.
- Zoey 2.0 - "I wanted to make a doll for my granddaughter who is 2 years old. I found this pattern and loved it because I could make any color combinations I wanted to. I chose red hair like her and went for the boho/hippie look that appeals to me." It is a crochet pattern by Mandie Wallace.
Patty has been crocheting since she was about 10 years old and is 53 now.
She says, "I love crochet because I love creating beautiful things and since it was taught to me by my grandmother who has passed, I think about her every time I pick up my hook."
Vote for Patty's entries - VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
- BlackHawks Afghan - "I crocheted this Afghan for my son-in-law because he loves the Blackhawks. I used Red Heart Yarn." NO PATTERN.
Patty has been crocheting for 30 years, since she was 18.
When asked why she loves to crochet, she responded thus, "Because I enjoy doing it."
Vote for Patty's entries - VOTE REST!
- Cupcake 1st Birthday Party Dress - "I made this for my daughter who just turned one and i decided to make it for her party because it was cupcake themed and I thought the dress looked like a cupcake." This is a COUNTRY WILLOW DESIGNS (prize sponsor) crochet pattern!
- Surprise Baby is a Boy - "This baby was being a stinker and wouldn't show its gender so I made this using gender neutral colors. Once the baby was born I added the blue to the outside to show it was a baby boy." It is a crochet pattern by Jonna Martinez.
- Lion Cuddles - "This set was made for a family member who was pregnant and using a lion theme for the nursery. The blanket is a c2c. I used a basic bonnet hat with ears and customized the mane customs. I made a couple smaller bonnets as liners in case the baby's head was smaller then the bonnet. The pull over diaper cover is made with a custom tail and a Pom Pom from a Pom Pom maker." NO PATTERN.
Poyia started crocheting just over a year ago, when she was pregnant with her daughter.
When asked why she loves crochet, she said, "It's therapy and I love to create things whether it's with yarn or paper or any other medium."
Vote for Poyia's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE STYLE!
- Zombear - "I used Red Heart yarn. I made this zombie bear as a Christmas gift for my older brother. He actually asked for a zombie bear and this is what I came up with. I gave the bear an open scalp so you can see his brain. He also has some gangrene on his ear and leg. And a few places with blood. There are bones that can be seen in his hand and leg. The side of his body has an open spot where you can see his intestines have fallen out. I made this like a little pouch so the intestines can be pushed back in or left exposed... There is a crochet pattern for the regular bear part, but I created all the zombie details myself. I may create a pattern for the modifications one day." Rachel used an OOMBAWKA DESIGN (prize sponsor) crochet pattern for the bear base.
- Deer Baby Outfit - "I was commissioned to make a deer photo prop set for a newborn baby. The set consists of a hat with deer ears and antlers and a diaper cover that has a deer tail on the back. The white on the ears and and tail were made fuzzy by brushing out the yarn with a slicker brush." NO PATTERN.
- Timothy Turtle - "I made this turtle as a Christmas present. I had some unique colored yarn on hand and thought it would work well for a turtle shell." It is available in a crochet book called "Huggable Amigurumi" by Shannen Nicole Chua.
Rachel says, "I don't really know exactly when I first learned to crochet, but I have probably been crocheting 10-12 years or so."
She also tells us why she loves crochet, "I love seeing things come to life and being able to say I made that! I love being creative."
Vote for Rachel's entries - VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
- Blue Apple - "I made it from my heart, and used red and white yarn and doll." NO PATTERN.
- Purple Pearl - "I used Purple Red Heart Yarns, some pearls, a crocheting needle size h and a doll to make this from my heart and my mind." NO PATTERN.
- Angel - "Made from my heart and my mind, I used Red Reart Yarn, a Barbie doll and a big straw hat. I loved making her she was fun to do." NO PATTERN.
Renae has been crocheting for 15 years.
She says, "I love to crochet because it's something to do and because I enjoy doing it. Also because I like to see how it looks when I'm finished and I just love it."
Vote for Renae's entries - VOTE STYLE!
- Seamus the Alpaca - "I thought it was neat to crochet an animal whose fur is used to make yarn!" It is a crochet pattern by Kerry Lord.
- Winston the Aardvark - "I wanted to make an unusual animal. Not everyone has an aardvark stuffed animal." This is also a crochet pattern by Kerry Lord.
- Christmas Cardinal - "Bright red cardinals in the winter are so lovely. Creating one for the Christmas tree was fun. I'll have to make more now, plus the other 3 birds in the pattern article!" This is a crochet pattern by MK Crochet.
Rozetta taught herself to crochet many years ago. She loves to crochet because it's "Fun to create things."
Vote for Rozetta's entries - VOTE TOY!
- Pirate Play Book - "I made the pirate book for my grandsons who live in Tennessee." This is a CREATIVE CROCHET WORKSHOP (prize sponsor) crochet pattern.
- Joy Blanket - "I made the blanket for their mom, my oldest daughter, Angel." This is a crochet pattern by Jody Pyott.
- You Are My Sunshine - "I do have one one other blanket I made for a friend but she chose the colors and I think it's pretty but some of it is loud." This is also a crochet pattern by Jody Pyott.
Sandra tells us, "I learned to make a chain when I was 9 yrs old. At 16, I just went and bought yarn and a hook and started crocheting. I remembered how my mom done it. I also figured out on my own how to read patterns."
She also says, "I love to crochet gifts and things for my family. I do make things for people who request me too. But I enjoy making the special gifts the most. I have taught my daughter's and my neice to crochet. It helps me to relax also."
Vote for Sandra's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE TOY!
- My Dainty Little Princess - She used a pattern by Melody's Makings and one by Abigail Haze.
- 50 Shades of Brown Doll Collection Version 1 - She used the basic doll crochet pattern by HavvaDesigns.
- 50 Shades of Brown Doll Collection Version 2 - SAME PATTERN AS VERSION 1.
Shanna says, "Each piece was designed for a unique and beautiful little girl. (Not all the same person). The dolls were made to resemble their new owner : ) "
She started crocheting about 5 years ago, when she was 20.
Shanna tells us, "Crocheting is a stress reliever for me. I love to see the finished product for whatever it is I'm working on. It's my escape from reality."
Vote for Shanna's entries - VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
- Grinch - "Crocheted for myself to have a Christmas decoration that no one else had." NO PATTERN.
Sharon was 15 when she learned to crochet, but only recently got back into it just last year.
When asked why she love crochet, she said, "Love what comes from just some yarn and time."
Vote for Sharon's entry - VOTE STYLE!
- Crocodile Stitch Capuche - "I made this hat for my daughter, and I have one myself too. I used Aran weight yarn with a 5.5mm hook." This is a crochet pattern by Bonita Patterns.
- Mermaid Tail - "I was lucky enough to test this pattern for Rebeckah and this mermaid tail and the accompanying tops made my daughter's birthday a great one :) " These are MY crochet patterns! See Fashion Doll Crocodile Mermaid Tail and 9 Brassieres.
Sharon has just over 4 years of experience in crochet.
She says, "I love creating things and crochet gives me the ability to create lots of different items."
Vote for Sharon's entries - VOTE STYLE!
- Textured Neck Scarf - She used Bernat VIVA. "I wanted something textured and long to match my 50 plus year old wool coat that was my grandmother's own handmade. I found this yarn that went so well and played with stitches. I ended up using back posts and single crochet." NO PATTERN.
Sherelyn has been crocheting for two years and finished her first project the day before her 61st!
When asked why she loves to crochet, she said, "It is rewarding to see something finished. And I feel relaxed when working on things."
Vote for Sherelyn's entry - VOTE STYLE!
- Bohemian Vest - "A dear asked me to make this for her and she wanted the yarn in the pattern. It's made with Deborah Norville's Serenity Garden"Gems". Very difficult to find it but finally did. Took about a month to make, working evenings and weekends. Upon completion, I found out it was not for her but for a close friend (she is the model). Was not sure I could do this but taking it one roud at a time, it's not so itimidating." This is a crochet pattern by TheEdgeof17 Crochet Boutique.
- Cotton Candy Dreams Afghan and Pillow Puppy - "Made this for a baby that is to be here soon. They wanted John Deere colors. I used I Love This Yarn for both the afghan and puppy. I know both will be well loved." These are both FIBER DOODLE BY K4TT (prize sponsor) crochet patterns. See Afghan and Pillow.
- Prayer Shawl - "I have been making prayer shawls for about 8 years. This shawl is for a young mother going through chemo. I used I Love This Yarn pinkeytoes. This pattern is a baby afghan pattern that I shortened to make the shawl." NO PATTERN.
Sherry tells us, "My mother tried to teach me as a child (probably around 9) and all I coud do was a chain. When I was about 20 a coworker showed me how and how to read a pattern. I've bee crocheting now for almost 45 years."
She also says, "I love to create beautiful things. I love to do baby afghans, shawls, scraves, and animals. It is what I do to relax."
Vote for Shery's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE STYLE!
- Easter Garden Friends - "This was an order from a church friend who learned that I was selling my creations through a fundraising event for my church for the extension of the land lease. She gifted it as an Easter gift to her friend." Crochet patterns used for this project: Dumbo, Easter Egg and Snoopy. NO PATTERN for Kitty.
- The Peanuts Gang - "This was an order from a friend for her friend's birthday. She learned that I was selling my creations through my Facebook page and decided to support me! :) Her friend must love Peanuts a lot! :) " Crochet patterns used for this project: Boy & Dog (pattern by Fiber Doodles by K4TT is no longer available) and Girl.
- Inseparable Friends - "This was an order from another Facebook friend for her daughter. She learned that I was selling my creations through my Facebook page and decided to support me! :)" Crochet patterns used for this project: Woodstock and Snoopy.
Shireen says, "I picked up crochet in 2008 when I was 28 years old. I have been crocheting for 8 years since and I love it!"
She also tells us, "I have always got a love for crafting when I was a child. I have experienced many traumatic life experiences growing up with absent parents. Since I picked up crochet, I find it a very therapeutic craft so I treat it as a form of therapy."
Vote for Shireen's entries - VOTE TOY!
- The Shepherd's Crown - "This pattern was inspired by the last novel written (and published posthumously) by the great Sir Terry Pratchett, of Discworld fame. The idea came to be in the night and wouldn't stop dogging me till I had it complete(which seemed to come together like it was already made!) a shepherd's crown is a type of fossil which forms a five pointed star and the design around the band makes the points of a crown." See her crochet pattern here.
- Donna's Mistake with Colour Pooling - "With the colour pooling craze going off, my friends bought me some magic stripe yarn to cheer me up (I had just lost my job), but the colour runs were much bigger than the tutorials suggested so I had to jump the rails and find a pattern that would work. I have already used this pattern a few times and love it! I was so pleased how it turned out, better than I had hoped!" This is a crochet pattern by Bobwilson123.
- Ninjamigurumi - "I wanted to make something special for my senses instructors at my Jiu Jitsu dojo as a Christmas present, I found this pattern it was perfect and they loved it!" This is a crochet pattern by Tigerfrogg.
Suzy has 3 years crocheting.
She says this about crochet, "It is much more versatile compared to knittting the only limit my imagination! and much less stress if the needle slips off the work in your bag."
Vote for Suzy's entries - VOTE REST, VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
- Waves of Blue Baby Blanket - She used Red Heart Super Saver and With Love. This is a crochet pattern by Beatrice Ryan Designs.
- Zero Lovey - "The mother who is a close friend of mine absolutely loves Nightmare Before Christmas and as a special gift I made it for her. made for child in picture I have been told she sleeps with it every night." This is a crochet pattern by Jamie Hackford.
- Link of Hyrule Lovey - "I originally made it for a friend but my sons loved it so much I let them keep it. Made with Red Heart Yarns." This is a crochet pattern by Katie Stevens.
Teresa has about six years of experience where she has crocheted often, but she learned when she was sixteen.
She loves crochet because it, "Provides an outlet for creativity and to make gifts for my children!"
Vote for Teresa's entries - VOTE REST!
- Princess Anna Hat - "I made this hat for my niece's Halloween costume. The pattern didn't have braids, and my niece isn't a redhead, so I added them to the inside of the bonnet. They can be removed, and the bonnet can be worn as a "regular" winter hat." This is a crochet pattern by Over the Apple Tree.
The Jade Dragon has been crocheting since she was a child.
She says, "I love to make things for my family and friends."
Vote for The Jade Dragon's entry - VOTE STYLE!
- My Favorite Reindeer - "I got this pattern last year with Fiberdoodles 12 days of christmas. I made it in 2 days. It was soo simple to make but with such a cute outcome. I made it was Red Heart yarns." This is a FIBER DOODLES BY K4TT (prize sponsor) crochet pattern!
- Monster in Chains - "I did this project as part of a CAL with Erin's Toy store. I personally didn't know the character so I changed the colors to ones that I liked better. I used Red Heart yarn that were all colors from my stash. I loved how well it came together since this was the first time I didn't use the colors that designer recommended. This was also my first time using safety eyes. Loved them!!"
- Snoopy and Woodstock - "I used a pattern for both of these but had to translate the one for snoopy. I then felt like he was unfinished without his aviators hat and scarf so I free handed him and scarf and downsized a newborn hat pattern to give him one. I used Red Heart yarn for the whole project." She used these crochet patterns: Snoopy, Aviator Hat and Woodstock.
Tierni says, "I originally started when I was in kindergarten making chains and squares but after 3rd grade I stopped and didn't come back until it was in my early-twenties and I have now been crocheting for the 7 years."
She also tells us, "I love to crochet because it relaxes me completely. I also love the fact that I have a skill that can turn a string into a masterpiece. For the gift I make for others I love the look on their faces when I give them something that I hand made."
Vote for Tierni's entries - VOTE TOY!
- Gone Fishing - "I used a 1.25mm hook and Scheepjes maxi bonbon, and bribed Hubby to cut the wood for the half moon. Its basically a mobile." This is a crochet pattern by Uljana Semikrasa.
- Ahchoo, Sneeze monster collection! - "Made for a competition for monsters." No pattern yet.
- Bobbing Along - "Made for ME! I love bags." NO PATTERN.
Tracy says, "My sister taught me how to make a crochet chain when I was five, so the Christmas tree was decorated with yards of chain that year. I then learned how to make a blanket a lot later on, then proceeded on to clothing when I moved next door to a lady who taught me how versatile hooking was."
She continues, "Then came the computer, and Facebook, where I meet my BCFF (best crochet friend forever) Melissa's Crochet Patterns. I was then hooked on Ami, I just cant stop, its an obsession, really, I have a mug that says, "I crochet so I wont kill people" a gift from my sister, and about sums up why I love crochet. lol so in all, ive been hooking about 20 years seriously, or 48 years if you count from making chains for the tree."
Vote for Tracy' entries - VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
- African Flower Headband
- Colorful African Flower Headband
"I was inspired to make these headbands to match my tops."
Both use the same crochet pattern by Whistle & Ivy.
She tells us, "I have been crocheting for three years since I learned how to knit when I was in high school. I was knitting off and on through the years then wanted to learn how to crochet because I saw that they have more stitch choices and are easier to work with. Dropping stitches and needles in knitting had always been very frustrating to me. I much prefer crocheting."
She shares why she loves crochet, "I love to crochet because I can do it anywhere, on horseback, traveling in RV, waiting in appointments, etc. I love all kinds of crochet stitches and designs. I really enjoy making crochet projects for my grandchildren, children, and friends. I hope to learn how to create patterns soon."
Vote for Valerie's entries - VOTE STYLE!
- Christmas Ornament Basket - "After working with some Red Heart Plush (discontinued) I found in my stash, and having found some red, I then came across this pattern. I decided to do one in the red and white (RH Super Saver) to hold all of the ball ornaments I was crocheting covers for. Each year, I try to do ornaments so each visitor, to my home during the Christmas season, can choose one as they leave." This is a crochet pattern by Make My Day Creative.
- Carry and Protect - "I made the original case from a Cylinda Mathew's pattern and wanted a tablet case so I modified her pattern to make this. I used Red Heart yarn in Teal Fleck (discontinued) and yellow." This is a CROCHET MEMORIES (prize sponsor) crochet pattern.
- Spikes of Warmth - "This is a scarf I designed. I used Red Heart Antique and an I hook and made it narrow and really long." NO PATTERN.
Wanda has been crocheting for close to 50 years. Her mama taught her when she was around 10.
When asked why she loves crochet, she had this to say, "Wow, I don't know what to say as there are so many reasons, most of which you have most likely heard before. Let me just say that if I don't have a crochet hook in my hand, even if it's only for a little bit, each day then I feel like something is missing."
Vote for Wanda's entries - VOTE STYLE!
- Maltese Cross Afghan - "I did one for my husband who is a volunteer fire fighter." This is a crochet graph pattern by Needra McCann.
- Baby Blanket - "This blanket is for a friend who is having their first baby and they are having a girl." This is a crochet pattern by Herrschners.
Wendy hasbeen crocheting for about 15 years now. She says, "I taught myself and it's my stress reliever from work and listening to the scanner when my husband and son are out there fighting fires."
She continues, "I love teaching others how to crochet. I love I can sit with my grandma and my aunt and we just crochet and let the world pass us by."
Vote for Wendy's entries - VOTE REST!
Personally, I am really impressed by all of these fantastic projects and I just want to wish each contestant the very best in advance. Your work is so inspiring to see and I am truly honoured that you chose to participate in my second Fall into Christmas Crochet Contest with me this year.
Do you have a crochet story? Share with us below!
REMEMBER to check in every day from December 5th-19th, 2016 to CAST YOUR VOTES!!!
AND, be sure to checkout MORE contestants, who submitted projects this year here:
PART 1 (Names A-C) | PART 2 (Names D-K) | PART 3 (Names L-N)
Help your favourite contestants have a very Merry Christmas this year...
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