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Submissions for the Fall into Christmas 2016 crochet contest are now over, but before the voting begins tomorrow, let's meet the contestants with names starting with D-K. Get to know them, see what inspired their project entries and if there are patterns available for them too!
THIS POST IS FOR CONTESTANTS WITH NAMES STARTING WITH D-K
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 3 (Names L-N)!
Meet the Fall into Christmas 2016 Contestants - PART 4 (Names P-W)!
These contestants will ALL be in the running to win incredible prize packages from 25 crochet businesses, including three FIRST (50 patterns), SECOND (26 patterns) & THIRD (15 patterns) places in each of the three voting categories!
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 D-K Names!
Some projects have free patterns, some have premium patterns, some may have patterns in future and others have no available patterns. Projects with patterns will link to where the pattern may be found.
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 outstanding entries?
Scroll through post to see a specific contestant (*Contestants are listed alphabetically):
Danny Clark's project entries are:
Danny started crochet about 3 years ago.
When asked what she loves about crochet, she said, "It's relaxing, creative and functional."
Vote for Danny's entries - VOTE STYLE and VOTE TOY!
Deanna Albon's project entry is:
Deanna has been crocheting off and on for about 20 years but steady for the last 5 years.
She says, "I love to crochet for several reasons, it's relaxing, I enjoy watching yarn come to life and to see how happy it makes people to receive a handmade gift."
Vote for Deanna's entry - VOTE TOY!
Deb Rorie's project entries are:
Deb has been crocheting for about 30 years. She taught herself to crochet when she was a senior in High School. She continued crocheting until she had her 3 children. Then, she took a little pause until about 6 years ago, she started crocheting again.
She says, "I love seeing what I can make. I think that is why I love the animals so much. There are endless possibilities. Plus I love the look on someones face when they see what I have created."
Vote for Deb's entries - VOTE TOY!
Debra Chonos's project entries are:
Debra says, "These where tests I did for different designers... I love testing!"
She also tells us, "I love to crochet it keeps me smiling."
Vote for Debra's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE TOY!
Donna J. Smith's project entries are:
Donna was 9 years old when her mother taught her to crochet. She is now 58.
When asked what she loves about crochet, she said, "I love the feel of yarn. I love creating some out of loose string. I consider it a gift to my hands."
Vote for Donna's entries - VOTE REST!
Donna King's project entry is:
Donna has beeing crocheting for approximately 30 years.
She says this about crochet, "I love to make things for people and it gives a sense of accomplishment."
Vote for Donna's entry - VOTE STYLE!
Donnisha Jones' project entries are:
Vote for Donnisha's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE TOY!
Elaine L. Cain's project entry is:
Elanine says, "My mother taught me as a young child how to ch, sc & dc, but I really didn't read patterns or crochet real items until I was 20. And then it was a few years here and there. Solid daily crocheting the last 20 years. So I would say all in a 50 years lifespan, I am 70 years young."
When asked what she loves about crochet, Elanine had this to say, "Why? What's not to love about crocheting? LOL."
She continued, "I need to explain... I'm legally blind and still being able to create something brings out the artist in me."
And, "Pure satisfaction of creating something with, as my husband calls it, a piece of string. I've designed and crocheted a table runner to match my daughter's formal dining room chairs, and a few other things. But my biggest joy is donating items to Children's Hospital or a needy cause. Right now I'm trying to crochet as many easy on/off dresses and gowns made without snaps or buttons. I've taken a part of a pattern and creating a totally different look. The current organization has 6,000 kids, in which I started late and have only created 25 outfits in 2 weeks. My goal is 50. Next year I'm hoping to have 5-10 outfits made of sports weight yarn per week. When asked why I'm doing this using my own money I replied 'why should a little girl be denied something beautiful just because their parents can't afford something nice for her?'."
Vote for Elaine's entry - VOTE STYLE!
Gail Roddick's project entry is:
Gail started crocheting as an adult about 10 years ago, but until the last 3 years, sh ehad never tried any multiple coloured projects.
She says, "I find that crochet allows me to escape from the world and relax."
Vote for Gail's entry - VOTE REST!
Gayla Geyer's project entry is:
Gayla tells us, "I learned to do a simple double crochet as a young girl and made an afghan here and there. Then marriage and babies came so there was not much time for hobbies. 30 years later I picked up the hook and began again, crocheting everyday, learning new stitches, learning to read patterns, alway pushing through the tuff spots, not giving up. So, 4 or so years back into it I have been able to crochet some difficult things I never dreamed possible including these dresses."
She confesses, "Crochet is my calm in the storm of life. It helps me relax and I believe in my heart that it keeps my mind alert as I learn new stitches and patterns that are challenging. I call it my 'cheap therapy'. I love the feel of yarn, the beautiful colors available, the textures and patterns I can create are endless."
Vote for Gayla's entry - VOTE STYLE!
Gwen Lambert's project entries are:
Gwen has been crocheting for over 50 years - she was between 9 and 12 when she first started and now she's 62.
She tells us, "Crochet is one of the few constants in my life – it soothes me, calms me, nourishes me, and is a catalyst for my need to create. It allows me to gift others when I may not otherwise have been able – both loved ones, strangers or charities. No matter what else I have ever had happening in my life there has almost always been a crochet project on the go. I can’t watch TV without crocheting and if I don’t crochet at least a few rounds/rows a day then I feel out of sorts."
Vote for Gwen's entries - VOTE TOY!
Jane Blust Eddy's project entry is:
Janes says, "My mother taught me when I was 8 or 9, I am 55 now so....alot of years lol."
She also confesses, "Love making things for the grandkids that are one of a kind. They mean more then any store bought item!"
Vote for Jane's entry - VOTE TOY!
Jeanette Yee's project entries are:
Jeanette learned to crochet when she was about 14. She made scarfs for 2-3 years. Then, other crafts came along, and she picked up crochet hook about 10 years ago again when she started making baby blankets for gifts.
She says, "I think it is amazing that a ball of yarn can be transformed so quickly into something treasured!"
Vote for Jeanette's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE STYLE!
Karin Carter's project entries are:
Karin started crocheting when she was in 6th grade. She will be 50 years old this year, so she's been crocheting for a really long time and still learning new stitches as she goes.
She confesses, "It fascinates me to see how a string of yarn can turn into an item. I've even crocheted with plarn which is also fascinating."
Vote for Karin's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE STYLE!
Kelley M.'s project entries are:
Kelley says, "I've been crocheting for almost 25 years. I learned as a junior in college from one of my roommates. (I think I was around 19 years old at the time.)."
Vote for Kelley's entries - VOTE TOY!
Kim Harvey-Nash's (Kims Colourway) project entries are:
Kim learned how to crochet in 2008, so she has been crocheting for 8 years.
Kim tells us, "Crochet is calming and the way the stitches come together to form something beautiful is truly amazing."
Vote for Kim's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE STYLE!
Kris Smart's (madaboutpooh on Ravelry) project entries are:
Kris tells us, "My gran and mum taught me to crochet at a very early age I think I was 5 or 6. So over 40 years."
When asked what she loves about crochet, she had this to say, "It helps me to relax and the grandchildren love little treats that I make for when they come over."
Vote for Kris' entries - VOTE REST!
What do you think? Aren't these entries incredible?
Personally, I am really blown away 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 3 (Names L-N) | PART 4 (Names P-W)
Help your favourite contestants have a very Merry Christmas this year...
VOTE for your FAVES!
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