Thursday, December 29, 2011


I have had SO MUCH FUN giving away Christmas gift patterns and I would LOVE to see all the lovely work everyone will make from them!  So what better way to encourage your creativity than to have a photo contest!  


1 free pattern of choice from MAMACHEE PATTERNS!!

The pattern for the ribbed sock by Optimistic by Nature 
4 skeins of quality wool yarn to make your own ribbed socks

Finalist Prize +

One pair of adult sized ribbed socks crocheted by me!

(If the winners already have the sock pattern then they can pick a different one.  I will ship the prizes for free anywhere in the world.)  

How to enter:
Easy!  Work up your pattern (any of my patterns - I currently have 4 - see them here - # 5 coming soon!) and take awesome pictures of the finished product.  Send your pictures to my email address (  Photos shared on my facebook page are great but only pictures sent to my email address will be entered in the contest.  Send in as many pictures as you want!  

How the winners will be chosen:  
I will consider your crochet work, composition, picture quality.... but most of all I will pick the pictures that make me happiest :-)  Little smiling faces get extra points ;-)  

I will pick out 3 finalists and here's the fun part - YOU get to pick the winner!  I will post the finalists on my facebook page and the one that gets the most votes wins!  

I will pick out the finalists on February 1st 2012.  So you have a little over a month to crochet! 
Voting on facebook will start on February 2nd and end February 5th.  

Me making the grand prize socks over Christmas :-)

Fine print:
By sending in pictures to this contest you are giving me permission to use them in the marketing of my patterns as I wish, free of charge.  I will gladly give you photo credit if I post the picture.  If you are a professional photography business or crochet business I will be happy to do a blog post about your business.  This contest is available for everyone to participate in - whether you have purchased my patterns or recieved them as a gift regardless of whether or not you follow my blog or facebook page!  If there are less than 20 entries I may choose to cancel or lengthen the time period of the contest.

PS: This is a great way to show your skills - I would love to promote the work of "working crocheters"!  If you sell your work on Etsy or anywhere else I will promote you where I can.  :-)  Also - you can sell everything you make.  Just give me a mention as the pattern designer!  I love working together with you guys! 


  1. Oh that sounds like fun! I have the ribbed socks right now so I will be working up for me and my cuties! Can't wait to see everyone's creations :)

  2. I plan on participating!
    sharing on twitter

  3. I am almost done the bonnet hat, will post a picture soon.

  4. Just finished the ribbed socks, took a pic, but now will try and make a very cute pic to enter in the contest :)

  5. Congratulations to finalists: Martina, Georgia and Susie! To vote for the grand prize winner go here: