Category Archives: crochet competitions

Hookalicious Hat!


Originally uploaded by happybanshee

CLF Member Happy Banshee made this fabulous free form hat! I adore it. Happy Banshee you are duly awarded the Hookalicious Award for outstanding crochet!

Well done!

News and more on Drape Competition!

First Iwould love to share the great news that Mary Beth Temple’s Hooked for LIfe is going into it’s second printing! Hah, we kept saying the crocheters could read! Congratulatoins to Mary Beth Temple on that brilliant good news, and I have to admit that after the review here on the CLF Blog; I have read and read the book at least five times 🙂 Love it!


By the way, it’s Monday and that means Mary Beth Temple’s LIVE podcast happens at 9pm Eastern/6 Pacific at! Don’t miss her show!

And more information about the competition!

Someone posed this thought/question “Is it not unfair to have lace entered or open work because they automatically drape?”

Nope. It’s not unfair, and one reason is that they do not always automatically drape. I make lace so tight I don’t need starch. And, if you use worsted weight yarn and a g hook you get stiff no matter what, you may end up with a “drapier” fabric that way, but it will not necessarily produce drape.

We want every kind of drape you can think of in crochet: Solid fabric, open work, lace, swatches of all of those…what ever. Send in your photos PLEASE!

The more PROOF we have the better, and I promise a WHOLE BLOG PAGE to the results!

Remember the competition ends August 9th! I want pictures!

International Year of Natural Fibers: 2009

The CLF message board on is a fabulous place, our members come from a wide range of countries, socio-economic status, professions, beliefs, you name it! One of the things I love most about the message board is the dedication by members to spread the word about events, contests, and activities to provide awareness and how we crochet enthusiasts can participate!

Marly, known as The Yarn Thing, posted a great piece today about a real world and virtual effort called Keeping the Fleece.

Keeping the Fleece is an organization that is celebrating the International Year of Natural Fibers as sanctioned by the United Nations. I could give you a history as to why we would be concerned about natural fibers etc, but they have a fabulous website and put forth the infomation very eloquently. They also have a fabulous contest with some really fun categories! We’d love for crocheters to represent well in this activity! So check out the contest on Keeping the Fleece’s website.

I am definately thinking of entering, and I’m going to inform my local fiber arts group and LYS with this information too. I’m a big fan of Heifer International, sustainable farming, and self-sufficiency.

If you support this kind of activity don’t be quiet about it, feel free to share the information with friends, neighbors, family and fiber arts groups. Heck blog about it. The more folks who network the more things can happen!

The International Yarn Smackdown…Bring it ON!

Ok all you lads and lasses who doesn’t like a good smack down?

Registration for the International Yarn Smack Down is open until July 31st, 2008 for one of the wackiest “death by” events in the whole wide planet!

Crocheters there are special events just for us!

Crochet Amigurumi (deliver death with a smile);
Crochet Stole;
Crochet Granny Square;
Crochet Hat

Who doesn’t love the idea of an international food fight where you can throw crocheted (and knit) toast at each other!! This is a mixed event of crochet and knit, and well it sounds like too much fun!

The organizer of this event has bent over backwards seeking how to be inclusive to our love of all that is hook-able! So throw her a bone (crocheted please) and sign up, represent the hook, and have fun!!!

For more information please check out the web page here:
The Blog:
and if you still don’t have the information you want you can send them a message from here: