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)!
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!
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
- Deanna Albon
- Deb Rorie
- Debra Chonos
- Donna J. Smith
- Donna King
- Donnisha Jones
- Elanine L. Cain
- Gail Roddick
- Gayla Geyer
- Gwen Lambert
- Jane Blust Eddy
- Jeanette Yee
- Karin Carter
- Kelley M.
- Kim Harvey-Nash (Kims Colourway)
- Kris Smart
- My Moya - "I adore Farscape, the TV show, and this is the beautiful living ship Moya. She was made using DK yarn and took nearly 3 weeks to create around other projects." It's a crochet pattern by JanaGeek.
- Ann's Totoro Set - "This was a request for a friend's baby and I was happy to help!" It's a crochet pattern by 101crochet.
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!
- Nurse Nora - "I work in the health care field so i designed this doll to represent all the nurses that work hard everyday to make sure peoples loved ones are cared for. And I really liked the 1950's-60's look ." See her crochet pattern here.
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!
- Ellie The Basset Hound - "I did this for my granddaughter that was born this past March. It was on top of her diaper cake at the baby shower." It's a crochet pattern by Delicious Crochet.
- Gizmo - "I always love the Gremlins and when I saw this pattern I just had to make it. My kids loved Gizmo when they were little." It's acrochet pattern by Erin's Toys.
- Charizard - "I made this for my oldest son who has always loved Pokemon." It's a crochet pattern by Mia's Atelier.
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!
- Bean Doll Outfit - Pattern source is unknown.
- Llama - This is a NEEN'S CROCHET CORNER (prize sponsor) pattern!
- Moose Blanket - Pattern source is unknown.
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!
- Awareness - "Although the basics of this blanket was designed by Nancy Liggins, I added my son's name, Clyde Matthew Clyde. I used the color orange. The message of the blanket is that it is to keep the memory of my alive, as he passed away to Leukemia, which the awareness color is orange." It is a crochet pattern by Nancy Liggins.
- Sign Language A - "I designed this, as well as designing the complete alphabet, by the inspiration of my mother who is deaf and has been since she was 2-years-old." Find her crochet pattern in her Etsy Shop.
- Having a Sister - "I used Caron Simply Soft yarn to make this blanket. I was inspired to make this because I have 1 mother, 2 sisters, 2 daughters, 4 nieces, 5 great nieces, and 2 1/2 granddaughters (my youngest daughter is pregnant with a girl!)." It is a crochet pattern by Nancy Liggins.
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!
- Christmas Lights - "I crocheted one for each of the ladies I go to church with." NO PATTERN.
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!
- Ring Tower Toy - It was crocheted using Lily Sugar'n Cream Cotton Yarn, and is a crochet pattern by HGSDesigns.
- Goldfish Pillow - It was crocheted using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Tonal in Buttercup, and it is also a crochet pattern by HGSDesigns.
Vote for Donnisha's entries - VOTE REST and VOTE TOY!
- Old Time Christmas - "I fell in love with this Christmas tree when searching for a tabletop tree for our table. When I read further and saw the pictures of the old fashioned dressed lady & gentleman with an old fashioned lamppost, I knew I had to make the whole set, made from No. 10 thread. Finding the tree, gentleman and lady patterns were fairly easy to locate, but the lamp was something else!!. Contacted the only place I could find it and much to my surprise the seller gave it to me for free as long as I sent her a picture of the completed set. So, after several months of crocheting. I have my Old Time Christmas sitting on my queen Anne's desk. I made with thread and all beads are crocheted while crocheted in the pattern, as I don't believe in glueing anything onto any of my items. Note: pattern called for glue...ugh!!!" NO PATTERN.
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!
- Optical Illusion - "This was new level for me and required multiple balls of yarn going at once. I made this for my nephew who loves science. Using a soft fuzzy yarn added a little extra challenge." It is a crochet pattern by MadeEspecially.
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!
- School Days - "When I first saw this pattern, I knew right away my only two granddaughters ages 3 and 4 would have this dress and a photo shoot would be involved in the fall since it is my favorite season. I used the yarn the pattern called for which is Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash." It is a crochet pattern on Yarnspirations.
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!
- Nesting Dolls - "This project was made mostly with Red Heart Super Saver yarn. As a child I always wanted a set of nesting dolls but never did get one. Now at 62 years of age, I finally do, and I made them myself. I made a few sets actually for a few special people." It is a crochet pattern by Amy Gaines.
- Basket Doll - "This project was made several different yarns. I was looking of a pattern to make for my best friend’s great granddaughter and I came across this very cute doll. I since have made serval and everyone who sees them just loves them." It is a crochet pattern by Pan Perkins.
- Patchwork Monkey - "My mother loves primates – so I always give her one for Christmas, sometimes purchased and sometimes I make it myself. This pattern seemed a good candidate. I haven’t given my mother hers yet but I did give one to a little 18-month-old who loves it dearly. I’m told he won’t go to bed without it and drags it around by the arm all day. And soon it will help him learn his colours." It is a crochet pattern by Sheila Leslie.
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!
- Boysenberry Boyd - "Ive been making alot of dollys but most are for little girls so I wanted to come up with one for boys." See her crochet pattern here.
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!
- Connor's Blanket - "A colorful round blanket for a new baby." It's a crochet pattern by Celeste Young.
- Circles Blanket - "Liked the look of this blanket, but did not like the joining of the squares." It's a crochet pattern on Yarnspirations.
- Fan Cowl - "The yarn had been in my stash for a while and when I saw the pattern I knew what I was going to make with it." It's a crochet pattern by Pasta & Patchwork.
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!
- Prissy the Baggie Cat - "Prissy got her name because she looked just like her name Prissy. I crocheted her for my mother as a mother's day gift this year so my mother would have a place to put her plastic grocery bag's to keep them away from her kitten's. Also picked her as a gift for my mother because when I was growing up my nick name was kitty cat." It is a crochet pattern by Lauri Grammer.
- Sail Away with a Crocheted Diaper Cake - "I crocheted this Diaper Cake for my Baby Boy's 1st Baby - I added in silk flower's, Pampers were rolled and held together with rubber bands, receiving blanket's were held in place by large diaper pins." Several crochet patterns were used for this project. See How to Make a Nappy Cake, Sailor Seagull, Frog Bib and Baby Sneakers.
- Fall Pumpkin Teddy Diaper Bouquet - "I made this for a Girl I worked with who's sister was having a Baby Boy in the Fall of 2016 - I used rolled up Pampers with Ribbon taped onto dowel rod's for the long white looking flower's, tissue paper to cover Styrofoam flower block, and silk flowers." She modified the bottom of a pumpkin bear crochet pattern to turn it into a lovey.
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!
- Treasured Teddy - "I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Print to make this guy. He was donated to a local pregnancy resource center. I think is my favorite toy that I've ever made. He's such a perfect huggable size and has such a sweet face." This is a MELISSA'S CROCHET PATTERNS (prize sponsor) crochet pattern!
- Klara the Mermaid - "These yarn colors inspired me to make a little mermaid. The blue color is called "Splash" and is the most perfect shade of turquoise--it just had to be mermaid hair. This was a really fun pattern to make. The intricate shaping yields a beautifully sculpted doll." It is a crochet pattern by MyGurumi.
- Moss the Puppy - "I've always been drawn the sweet, sad faces and adorable paws of Patchwork Moose toys. This puppy is my first of many Patchwork Moose projects for me. I decided to use sewn-on felt eyes instead of the large plastic eyes with crocheted lids, and I was pleased that much of the sad expression still shines through." It is a crochet pattern by Patchwork Moose.
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!
- Mandala Maze - "I had a box full of little balls of leftover yarn so I decided I would arrange them in order of colours and then made a Mandala Maze blanket with them. I didn't get to the end of the pattern as I ran out of wool so I ended it at the red. I love it as it is." See her crochet pattern here.
- Soft Rainbow Tapestry Blanket - "As soon as I saw this pattern I fell in love! So as soon as it was released I bought it! One hour later, it’s on my hook and I was hooked!" It is a crochet pattern by Charissa Ragsdale.
- Christmas Themed Placemat - "This was my entry for my first attempt as being a challenger for Battle of the Stitches. It was nerve wracking to enter and so much fun at the same time." See her crochet pattern here.
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!
- Christmas Words - "The coloured blanket was made in stylecraft DK and a 4mm hook and took 25 days to make,I love everything Christmas so knew I wanted to make it as soon as I saw it so I started it on January 1st this year, and when the designer was asking for testers to make the one-piece blanket I knew I wanted to make it again, so the bottom blanket was made in one piece in marriner cream Arran and it's on my bed." It is a crochet pattern by Peach. Unicorn.
- Butterfly Garden - "This blanket was a pattern test and it was donated to the charity that I make premature baby clothes for, it was made from assorted colours of stylecraft DK wool and 4mm hook." It is a crochet pattern by RBSCrochet.
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!
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...
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