Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Question was asked... The Challenge was issued... The BATTLE IS ON!

The Battle is ON
The Designers are set
Their Hooks came out swinging
Their yarn they did get
The focus - One Stitch
The Theme - Mother's Day
Hold on to your seats!
There's more on the way...





The Guidelines:
     1. Each designer must design something new using the "Rocky Road" crochet stitch
         as the focus of their design.  They may use other stitches to make it interesting,
         but the Rocky Road must remain dominant.
     2. Designers may use their choice of yarn in order to show the stitch differently
     3.  Designs must remain secret until the Judging is final.
     4.  Designers provide a photo of their design without any logos or "tales" of who the
          designer is
     5. Designs must be finalized by March 25th.  Photos are then turned over for judging.
     6. Designs are to follow the "Mother's Day" Theme
     7.  Judges will rank designs based on the following:
            A. Overall design
            B. Use of stitch
            C. Use of color to show stitch
            D. Most creative
     8. Judging results will be given by March 29th.
     9.  All designs will be published in a special edition of Too Yarn Cute Magazine which
          will be available the first week of April.
     10.  The winner of the Battle of the Stitches will receive:
            $50 gift card to Joann's (provided by Crafting Friends Designs)
            Set of Clover hooks (provided by Snappy Tots)
            6mo subscription to Too Yarn Cute Magazine (provided by Too Yarn Cute eMag)   


 Now that you know the challenge,  let's meet THE CHALLENGERS! Clicking on their photos will direct you to each of their Business FaceBook pages or individual Sites.
Rachel from The Country Hooker Designs

Ann from Glamour4You

JoAnne from GrammyJo Lids

Katy from KT and the Squid


Jennifer from Little Luvies Shop

Schere from Schere's Crafty Crochet

Jennifer from Hatch-ed With Love



ShopKimberlie
Tera from Trifles N Treasures

Hope from Awe Stitch




















I (Kate) will be your hostess (I'm not a twinkie or a cupcake though) throughout the Battle and we have some fun games we will be playing to help you learn more about the designers.  Join in our fun and visit each designer's page to see what you can find out about them.  You may just win some patterns while you're at it!


Kate from Crafting Friends Designs


And our AMAZING JUDGES
Lisa from Loops of Love
I'm missing Miss Heidi from Snappy Tots, but I will add her photo as soon as I can.
Jennifer from Crochet by Jennifer

Stacy from Too Yarn Cute

52 comments:

  1. So many awesome designers....I'm cheering for all of them!

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  2. Wow what an amazing challenge, you are all gifted designers. Good luck to you all but I am secretly cheering for Heidi from snappy tots.

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  3. it's too hard to say who I'm pulling for.... so great designers....

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  4. eek, I don't know who to cheer for, as so many of you I now consider to be friends!!! So I'll just cheer for all my girls!!!

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  5. I am cheering for all of them. If forced to choose one I'm gonna say JoAnn from GrammyJo Lids at least in this moment. In 10 minutes I'm sure to change my mind because they are all winners

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  6. Good luck to all the competitors-I am very excited to see what you all come up with! Its hard to pick just one to cheer for-I am rooting for you all but I would probably say KT and the squid--I just love all her fun and dainty patterns!

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  7. I don't know who to root for since they have different styles and I love all of their patterns. So, I asked my kids. My son is rooting for Jen from Hatch-ed with Love because he loves his Bubble Puppy hat and my daughter is rooting for Ann from Glamour4You because she loves pink.

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  8. I am very excited to see what Ann from Glamour4You will come up with. I love her style!

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  9. This is quite exciting and I got to learn a new stitch I'd never heard of before. Good luck to all of the designers!

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  10. Yay!!! I am familiar with a lot of these designers!!!

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  11. Good luck to all of the designers!! I couldn't pick one specific designer to root for, I love them all.

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  12. That would be Ann, Glamour4You~ De'Anna G

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  13. I'm not sure who I'm cheering for.....but sort of leaning to ShopKimberlie....we'll see ♥

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  14. I'm cheering for all of them! Every designer in this competition is incredible so it'd be unfair to as me to choose just one :)

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  15. I cant decide on just one you have too many of my faves all in one! GO EVERYONE!

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  16. I can't wait to see who wins! Good luck to everyone :)

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  17. I love all of the competitors but I guess I'm rooting for Little Luvies Shop and Glamour4u the most!

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  18. I'm excited to see what everyone will create!!! Good job!!

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  19. I don't know a lot about the participants. I went to each of the linked sites. They all have so many wonderful designs! I'm not sure how to pick one. I'd have to throw darts.

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  20. I can't wait to see what they make in this challenge, so many great designers it's fab

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  21. I would like to see Jennifer from Hatch-ed With Love win. I love all the work from everyone here though, so it was a hard call.

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  22. This is such a fun and great idea!!

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  23. I just love this battle especially because I have seen everyones work, but I am rooting for Grammy Jo

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  24. Can't wait to see what these amazing ladies come up with! My vote is a toss up between ShopKimberlie and Tera!

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  25. Good luck to everyone! I'm cheering for Katy... because us Katys have to stick together!

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  26. That is such a hard decision, they are all great designers..but if I HAVE to choose... Kimberlie or Ann!! Good Luck Everyone! This is an awesome challenge!

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  27. I'm so excited to follow along with this challenge! I can't wait to see what the designers come up with.

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  28. I am super stoked about this challenge. There are so many wonderful designers involved. I can't wait to see the finished items!

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  29. I am excited to follow this challenge. I am rooting for Jennifer Hatch and for Katy, and for Tera, I have used all three of there patterns and I love them all.

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  30. I canNot wait to see what everyone comes up with!! It's just too hard to root for Just one designer!

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  31. I'm excited to see all of the designs! Glamour 4 You has been coming out with some fun ones of late, though, so since I have to choose . . . :)

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  32. Thanks Katy for showing me more crochet blogs to follow. My husband just rolls his eyes now.

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  33. This might be something I look into later on!

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  34. Looking forward to all the designs. I am cheering for Hatched With Love. Her designs are so original.

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  35. I love them all- but I think its Tera's ime for a win ;-)

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  36. Good luck, designers!

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  37. I am voting for Tera from Triffles n Treasures

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  38. There are just so many talented designers, I can't choose between them! I am familiar with a couple of them and can't wait to see what they come up with using this stitch that I have never really used or seen before

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  39. I'm not sure who I will be rooting for. There are too many amazing designers here. Such a fun idea. Good luck to all.

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  40. You all are great designers! Good luck and have fun!

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  41. I can't wait to see all the designs. cheering you all on but especially excited to see what Kimberlie has in store for us

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  42. Good luck to everyone, too hard to chose just one to cheer for!

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  43. I am a graphic designer with a hobby of crocheting on the side so I have an eye for design. I am rooting for "The Country Hooker Designs" because her combination of colors are beautiful and well-executed. Secondly, I am also rooting for Glamour 4 u because I really like her shawl pattern, something I could make for my mom! I think if she used some other colors that are well contrasted or looks good together, I would have liked it the best. Good luck to all the challengers!

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  44. This looks like fun. I'm sure there will be some awesome entries!

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    1. This is Karen Buxton Current, but I had to post as Anonymous because I don't have any of the profiles listed. I don't know what to put on URL or I may have been able to do that one.

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  45. After visiting all of the challengers pages, I still cannot decide! They all do such amazing work and their products are beautiful! Good luck to all of them!

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  46. Good luck ladies! Such talented designers! Hard to pick just one, so I'll cheer them all on! =D

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  47. As I was looking through deciding who to root for, I kept changing my mind. There are so many designers in here that I admire!

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  48. I am rooting for Hatched with love.

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