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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 P-W. 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 P-W.
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)!
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 P-W 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 fantastic entries?
Scroll through post to see a specific contestant (*Contestants are listed alphabetically):
Patty Lewis' project entries are:
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!
Patty Merchant's project entry is:
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!
Poyia Sati Creations' project entries are:
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!
Rachel Ballew's project entries are:
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!
Renae's project entries are:
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!
Rozetta Strother's project entries are:
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!
Sandra Marbut (Cogdill)'s project entries are:
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!
Shanna Brown (Crochet Me A River)'s project entries are:
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!
Sharon Earyes' project entry is:
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!
Sharon Elderton's project entries are:
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!
Sherelyn Nichol's project entry is:
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!
Sherry Davis' project entries are:
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!
Shireen Ng's project entries are:
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!
Suzy Strachan's project entries are:
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!
Teresa Adam's project entries are:
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!
The Jade Dragon's project entry is:
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!
Tierni Moore's project entries are:
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!
Tracy Reynolds' project entries are:
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!
Valerie Abel's project entries are:
"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!
Wanda's project entries are:
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!
Wendy Clark's project entries are:
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!
What do you think? Aren't these entries spectacular?
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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