I guess this is it . . . I'm feeling pretty sad to see our little crochet along come to an end. I got quite attached to it along the way. So, thank you all so much for making it such a fun event! I loved checking out your finished projects, hearing about your struggles and successes as you learned to crochet, and especially reading about how much you came to enjoy a new craft! Thank you for participating, and I hope you'll all join in for our next crochet along (date and project unknown . . . but we're definitely doing this again)!
I'm sure you're excited to see the crocheters who received the most votes, aren't you? The first place winner with over 100 votes is the Molten Lava Cowl crocheted by Maureen (and modeled by her adorable daughter):
How cute is that? No wonder she got so many votes!
Hurray for our winners! And a shout-out to some other cowls that really caught my eye:
It was so fun to see how much variety one simple pattern could take . . . your projects ranged across the spectrum from serene winter whites to bright springy colors; and from a classic, simple look to adding cute accessories like buttons and brooches. I love seeing all the ways everyone adapted the pattern to fit their style and taste.This is part of what's so fun about crochet--even a pattern that may not immediately strike you as the best idea ever can be changed and accessorized to really suit your own personality. You can get endless variety from a simple, humble start!
Make sure to check out the rest of the adorable knit goodies in Knit Cookies' etsy shop, check out her blog, and like her facebook page to stay in the loop! I'm thinking anything from Chelsea's shop would make a great Christmas present, don't you think?
And one last thank you to our crochet along sponsors, who were so kind in donating such wonderful prizes that got us all motivated and excited to crochet! Check out their shops for hundreds of great patterns that will have you itching to pick up those hooks again!