Thursday, December 31, 2009

Operation Gratitude Scarves


Last summer, the CreateCrochet Team donated over 50 handmade scarves for the Operation Gratitude project. The scarves were sent to troops overseas to help keep them warm this winter.

Our team founder Kristin took photos of the pile of scarves before she mailed them out to Operation Gratitude.






















Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Minute Gift Guide

Looking for a last minute gift? Look no further! Here is a collection of
wonderful last minute gifts that anyone would love.




Monday, December 7, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Holiday Gift Guide **TOYS**

Looking for a unique toy for your holiday gift giving? Look no further! The talented members of the CreateCrochet Team have created a batch of adorable handmade plushies that make wonderfully unique gifts in this era of mass-produced plastic toys.

Monday, November 30, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Holiday Gift Guide **HATS**

Looking for a great handmade holiday gift? How about a nice warm hat? The Etsy CreateCrochet Team has more than 600 handmade hats listed on Etsy. Take a look at these beauties--and to see more, go HERE.



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Winter Challenge Update

We have a few more entries in the CreateCrochet Team Winter Challenge!

To see all the other team entries, look HERE.

Monday, November 23, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Holiday Gift Guide **SCARVES**

Looking for a scarf to give as a gift this season? Shop Handmade! Many of the shops of the Etsy CreateCrochet Team are packed with soft, warm, cuddly scarves.

Here is a small sampling, all in shades of blue. To see more wonderful crocheted scarves, click HERE!

Monday, November 16, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the Holidays? Shop Handmade! Here are some lovely gift ideas:



Monday, October 12, 2009

New Team Challenge: Winter Holiday

The CreateCrochet Team's current challenge is "Winter Holiday."

Take a look at the wonderfully creative fiber art from our team members.





Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Pumpkin" Team Challenge

The Fall 2009 challenge was to crochet something "Pumpkin."

Here are the CreateCrochet team's contributions to the theme of "Pumpkin":

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Very Veggie" Team Challenge

The CreateCrochet team's September 2009 Challenge was to "crochet something veggie" for their Etsy Shop.

Here are some of the results of the Very Veggie challenge.

The creativity in this team is amazing!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Midweek Madness Sale!!

The Etsy CreateCrochet team will be sponsoring a Midweek Madness sale
beginning on Tuesday, August 25 at 2pm EST (Etsy time). All of the shops
listed below will have a promotional discount in their shop for the next three
days. Just enter the code "CCT" into your notes to sellers to receive that shop's
special discount. The sale runs Tuesday at 2pm through Thursday August 27 at
midnight.

Now is the time to do a little holiday shopping for that perfect scarf, a set of
dishcloths, or an adorable amigurumi toy!

SoleilDuAutomne.etsy.com
10% discount on all items in the shop.

TheSquareGrammy.etsy.com
10% off on everything, with the CCT code to be taken after payment with Paypal.

CrochetGal.etsy.com
Free worldwide shipping on all of my scarves.
All patterns will be discounted 10% if CCT code is used.

KameKnits.etsy.com
Free Shipping in the U.S. when you buy two or more items. Shipping costs
will be refunded via Paypal. (If payment other than paypal, please convo
for adjusted invoice).

Honeybee69.etsy.com
20% off througout the shop.

BabyGirl3605.etsy.com
All items in shop have already been marked $10 off original prices.

KazKreations.etsy.com
10% off all crochet bags with Promo code CCT. Pleae Convo Kaz with the promo code to
receive an updated invoice prior to paying.

JBCrochetDelights.etsy.com
10% for any purchase after payment with paypal.

CrochetRUs.etsy.com
10% off all hats for August 25th only.

TaraDuff.etsy.com
Free shipping on all items in the shop. A free washcloth with any purchase during the
Midweek Madness promo.

Handmadesunshine.etsy.com
All yarn is marked on sale. An additional 10% off any item, whether it's already on sale
or not, for anyone who puts "CCT" in the comments field at checkout from
Aug. 25th until Sept. 1, 2009.

VioletUnderground.etsy.com
10% off throughout the shop (after PayPal payment), please use
promo code CCT while checkout. I will process the refund by PayPal
within 24 hrs

CrochetTLC.etsy.com
FREE USA SHIPPING on all items in my shop.

Crochooley.etsy.com
10% off on everything in my shop.

LazyTcrochet.Etsy.com
Free shipping through midnight Thursday!Use the code CCT in notes to seller and the
shipping costs will be refunded.

BebeRagz.etsy.com
BOGO sale: buy one get one half off the entire shop. Refunds through paypal within
24 hours. Add promo code CCT at checkout

BallofYarn.etsy.com
GET READY FOR FALL Buy one get one half off- of equal or lesser value. Includes
custom items.

BallofYarnToo.etsy.com
STOCK UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Buy two get one free (equal or lesser value).
PLUS free US shipping on all items. Includes custom made items.

CatsCrochetCorner.etsy.com
20% off throughout the shop

AnaDiazArte.etsy.com
10% off throughout the shop (after paypal payment), please use promo code CCT
in the notes to seller at checkout. I will process the refund by paypal whithin 24 hrs

Mamta.etsy.com:
BOGO sale throughout my shop: buy 1 Get 1 item of same or less value for Free.

Chantial.etsy.com
20% off throughout the shop.

BenjaminKrudwig.etsy.com
10% off throughout the shop

JDFootloose.etsy.com
Free shipping on all crocheted items and earrings

SweetPeaToad.etsy.com
Free shipping on all flower appliqu├ęs – US only
Free shipping on farmer market bags – US and Worldwide
15% off discount and free shipping (US and Worldwide) on scarves and neckwarmers

UniquelyYoursCrafter.etsy.com
10% off all items in our crocheted clothing section. Please enter code CCT in the
message to seller. Refunds will be made via Paypal within 24 hours.
This sale will continue in this shop only through Tuesday, September 1


Monday, August 17, 2009

Looking Forward To Fall

The CreateCrochet Team is already looking forward to Fall! Take a look at these fresh fall items from some of our team members' shops!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Operation Gratitude, Part 4

The CreateCrochet team has completed its goal of crocheting 50 scarves for Operation Gratitude! Here are some of the lovely scarves that will be included in Operation Gratitude care packages for the troops.

All of the scarves in this group were crocheted by Jennie, owner of JBCrochetDelights, a wonderful Etsy shop. Jennie has crocheted a total of 10 scarves for Operation Gratitude!


Friday, July 31, 2009

CreateCrochet New Team Challenge!

The CreateCrochet Team has begun a new team challenge. The theme is "Very Veggie" and the challenge is to create a new crocheted item in the "Very Veggie" theme. The only rule to the challenge is that some part of the item must be crocheted. Deadline is August 31st.

After that, our next challenge will be “Anything Pumpkin” with a deadline of September 30.

There are no prizes for this contest, just a lot of fun!

Here is our first entry in the "Very Veggie" challenge--a crocheted Carrot Bookmark, handmade by BemjaminKrudwig.etsy.com.

The CreateCrochet team is still working to complete 50 scarves for Operation Gratitude. Check the sidebar for more information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Operation Gratitude Part 3

The CreateCrochet team is working overtime to complete our goal of 50 scarves for Operation Gratitude! Check out this next batch of scarves! For more information about the Operation Gratitude project, look at the information box to the right------->

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Operation Gratitude Part 2

The CreateCrochet team is really burning up the crochet hooks this week to fill the goal of 50 scarves for Operation Gratitude. Check out our latest creations:




Shops featured:
BenjaminKrudwig.etsy.com
JBCrochetDelights.etsy.com
UniquelyYoursCrafter.etsy.com


For more information about Operation Gratitude, read the next blog post below.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Operation Gratitude

Our Crochet Team is participating in Operation Gratitude by crocheting warm scarves that will be sent to the troops in care packages in the fall. Our team goal is to crochet 50 scarves by September. Here are a few of the scarves we've already finished. More photos on the way soon! For more information about Project Gratitude, check their link at ProjectGratitude.com. If you would like to join our team in crocheting scarves here is information about sending your scarf to our team coordinator.




Shop links for the scarves above:





Sunday, July 12, 2009

Giveaway of the Week, July 13-19 Is Now CLOSED!

The winner will be notified ASAP!

Antibacterial Tawashi Scrubbie

Donated by: Peanut and Tommy (http://peanutandtommy.etsy.com/)

This is a crocheted loop scrubbie for cleaning all around your home. This cute little scrubbie is made with bright pink and yellow Cafe Kitchen yarn by Daruma. It measures 4.25" (11cm) across. This scrubbie is two sided--there are fluffy loops crocheted into each side to help you clean and shine all around the house.

Cafe Kitchen is a fluffy, 100% acrylic yarn that has been blended with positive silver ions, which makes it more resistant to mildew and bacteria than regular acrylic yarn. The acrylic yarn holds it's shape well and scrubs like a breeze.

The Japanese call these scrubbies "Magic Scrubbers." They use them to clean without detergent in the kitchen and bath.

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To enter the giveaway visit Peanut and Tommy's shop, then come back here and post a comment about your favorite item in her shop.

You may earn a second entry in the giveaway by writing about the giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.

Note! Please be sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner--either a shop name or email address.

This giveaway ends Sunday night, July 19 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The winner will be contacted on Monday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Giveaway of the Week, July 6-12 Is Now CLOSED!!

Thanks to all who participated! The winner will be notified later today!

Donated by:

Mamta (http://mamta.etsy.com/)

White Dainty Crocheted Earrings

Enter to win these lovely handmade crochet chandelier earrings made with soft white polyester thread.

Dress up your summer wear or party dress with these lovely earrings. This style will look great dressed up or with jeans. These would make a great gift for the earring lover!

To enter the giveaway visit Mamta's shop, then come back here and post a comment about your favorite item in her shop.

You may earn a second entry in the giveaway by writing about the giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.

Note! Please be sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner--either a shop name or email address.

This giveaway ends Sunday night, July 12 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The winner will be contacted on Monday.

Giveaway of the Week, June 29-July 5 2009 Is Now CLOSED

The winner will be notified today. Thanks to all who entered!

Donated by:

Lindy's Place (http://jdfootloose.etsy.com/)

Crocheted Purple Scarf

This is a lovely crocheted purple scarf, just right for those crisp fall days! This adorable scarf is a perfect accent to a sweater or blazer, and would be great with that new winter coat!

(Please note that the monkey modeling the scarf is not included in the giveaway)

To enter the giveaway visit the Lindy's Place shop, then come back here and post a comment about your favorite item in her shop.

You may earn a second entry in the giveaway by writing about the giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.

Note! Please be sure to leave a way for us to contact you if you are the winner--either a shop name or email address.

This giveaway ends Sunday night, July 5 at midnight, Eastern Standard Time. The winner will be contacted on Monday.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Giveaway of the Week, June 22-28, 2009 is now CLOSED!

The winner will be notified later today!
Donated by:
Reneegurumi (http://irenestrange.etsy.com/)

Adorable Crocheted Amigurumi Monkey

Here is your chance to take home a cheeky little Munky the Monkey, a perfect size to fit any pocket and share any adventure--what will yours be? The giveaway Munkey will be semi-poseable, cuddly, and 3-4 inches of crocheted fun!

If you are the winner of this giveaway, you may choose the color of your Munky, or you may want to ask for a surprise Munky, who will just show up on your doorstep!

The available Munky colors are shown below. Visit Reneegurumi's Flikr page for a better look at the available yarn colors.

To enter the giveaway, visit Reneegurumi's shop, then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item in her shop.

You may earn a second entry by blogging about this giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.

Note!! Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you, either a shop name or email address!

This giveaway ends Sunday night, June 28, 2009 at midnight. The winner will be chosen and contacted on Monday, June 29.



Monday, June 15, 2009

Giveaway of the Week, June 15-21 Is Now CLOSED!!

Thanks to all who entered! The winner has been chosen and notified. Please check back for our next team giveaway!

Donated by:
Lindy's Place (JDFootloose.etsy.com)

Bright Multi-colored Ear Warmer

This is a lovely bright, very fun, multi colored ear warmer, perfect for someone who wants to stand out in a crowd. Great for skiing, or taking a nice walk on a cool fall day. This would be a lovely gift for an outdoor lover! The colors are hot pink, bright orange,blue, and neon green.
(Please note: the monkey that is modeling the headwarmer is not included in the giveaway!)

To enter the giveaway, just visit Lindy's Place shop, then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item in her shop. You can earn a second entry in the giveaway by writing about the giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.

Note!! Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you, either a shop name or email address.

Giveaway ends Sunday June 21 at midnight. The winner will be posted and contacted on Monday morning.

Monday, June 8, 2009

June 8 Giveaway is CLOSED

A winner has been chosen and notified!
This giveaway was donated by Ball of Yarn, a lovely Etsy shop that is filled to the brim with fun crocheted goodies.

BallofYarn.etsy.com

Crocheted Face Scrubbies


The scrubbies are 2 shell shaped scrubbies and one small square double-sided face scrubby, hand crocheted in 100% cotton zesty blue and green yarn. Cotton Scrubbies are a great way to wash your face and save the planet at the same time. Just throw them in the wash and re-use!












To enter the giveaway, just visit Ball of Yarn's Etsy shop, then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite item in her shop. You can earn a second entry to the giveaway by writing about the giveaway on your blog. Just add a link to your blog in the comment section here.
Note!!

Be sure to leave a way for us to contact you, either a shop name or email address. Giveaway ends Sunday June 14 at midnight. The winner will be posted on this blog and contacted on Monday morning.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Treasury

Here's our latest Etsy treasury, featuring Rosalie's crocheted doilies from the Etsy shop Mamaw's Pretties, as well as lovely pink flowers from team member's shops.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Giveaway of the Week

Stay tuned to this blog for a new feature. Beginning Monday, June 8, we will post a new giveaway from one of our member shops each week. The giveaway will run from Monday morning to the following Sunday evening. Winners will be announced each Monday when a new giveaway begins.

Bookmark this blog and keep watching!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Operation Gratitude Crochet Project

Our team has agreed to participate in a crochet project for Operation Gratitude. We are going to knit scarves to donate to the Operation Gratitude project to be included in care packages for service men and women.

This project is being organized by the CreateCrochet Team leader Kristin of KristynsKreations.etsy.com. Any readers of this blog who would like to knit or crochet a scarf for this project, please feel free to go to Kristin's shop and send a convo, or post a comment here on the blog with a way for us to contact you.

Operation Gratitude seeks to lift morale and put smiles on faces of our service men and women by sending care packages addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas. Operation Gratitude care packages contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support. Check out their website here for more information.

Here is the info you need to crochet a scarf for this project: there is no set pattern you must follow. The scarf should be 5-7 inches in width only, and no more then 50 inches long. Subtle colors are preferred -- maybe go with greens,blacks, tans, browns, maybe a little blue, white -- stuff similar to military uniform colors. All yarns are accepted, but go for something soft.

The scarves do not need to be shipped until fall, so we will be sending them to Kristin by the first week of September. Just send an Etsy convo to Kristin for her snail mail address when you are ready to mail your scarf, and she will send the whole box in as one donation.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

More New Team Members

Carlees Corner
Carlees Corner is a brand-new Etsy shop, totally dedicated to crochet. This is the place to look if you love hand crocheted dishcloths, but there is so much more--baby bibs and blankets, totes for little girls, and cute little baby bunny lovies!


Crochet TLC
http://crochettlc.etsy.com/
This is a delightful Etsy shop that specializes in crochet, especially baby items. The baby blankets would make a welcome gift for that new baby in your life, each one is lovelier than the next!

Joyous Treasures
Joyous Treasures is an Etsy shop that is dedicated to the art of crochet. Shop here for lovely hand crocheted flowers, bookmarks, doilies, even rugs. The bread cloth is truly an heirloom piece of crocheted loveliness!

Sweetbriers
Sweetbriers has a wonderful collection of crocheted hats: cloche hats, dread tams, and head wraps, all with lovely bright colors. This is a fun shop that also sells an assortment of hand crocheted wash cloths and spa sets.



Mamta
Mamta is a lovely new Etsy shop packed with creativity. This is the place to shop if you're looking for unique crocheted items like miniature furniture, adorable plush animals, and brightly colored doilies--and don't miss the crocheted earrings!

Quite Crafty

http://quitecrafty.etsy.com/

Quite Crafty is another brand-new Etsy shop filled with all sorts of lovely gift items. Be sure to check out the kitchen towels, baby blankets, scarves, necklaces, headbands, lip balm caddies and colorful coasters!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Team Members!

The CreateCrochet Team is really growing. Here are some of our newest members:

Sweet Pea Toad

Sweet Pea Toad is an enchanting Etsy shop filled to the brim with creative and different crocheted gifts. Check out this shop for lovely market bags, brooches, amigurumi toys, and bath sets.



Reneegurumi

Reneegurumi is a darling little etsy shop based in London. This shop specializes in amigurumi dolls and patterns. This crochet artist is truly creative with a hook and yarn, and is willing to work up a custom order!


Mamaw's Pretties


Mamaw's Pretties is a cheery Etsy shop which specializes in crocheted items of all kinds. Doilies, afghans, dishtowels...you name it, and Mamaw's can probably make it. Custom orders are always welcome!



Patrician Specialties

This is a lovely Etsy shop filled with one-of-a-kind crocheted goodies. Shop here for baby blankets, hats and booties, and doll clothes too. A great place when you need a special handmade gift.



Craftissima

Craftissima is a new Etsy shop that features adorable crocheted headbands and ponytail holders. Keep an eye on this shop in the future for paper flowers, cat toys and baby gifts!







We Have a Winner!!

Giveaway #2 has a winner
Congratulations to Rubymoon!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who entered
and to those who posted the giveaway on their blogs.
Keep checking our blog for more exciting giveaways!

Friday, May 8, 2009

NEW NEW NEW Giveaway!!

The Create Crochet Team is happy to announce
A BRAND NEW Team Giveaway!

You must add a comment to this thread to be entered in this giveaway!.

This giveaway features products from four of our team shops:

1) A colorful skinny crocheted scarf/necklace/belt from

2) A bright purple baby bib from

3) A cotton and maribou baby hat (newborn to 6 months) from

4) A $10 Gift Certificate from

Please note that the "models" in the above photos are not included in the giveaway!
The lucky winner of this giveaway wins all four of these lovely items!
The giveaway runs from Friday, May 8 to Friday, May 22 at 11:59pm EST. How to win:

  • Leave a comment about the giveaway, or a comment about one of our team shops, after this blog post. Please also leave a way to contact you in case you win. This could be an email address, your Etsy shop, or something similar.

  • If you blog about the giveaway, be sure to leave a link to your blog in your comment and you will be get an additional entry.

  • Each entry will be assigned a number. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Up to two entries per person!

We will announce the winner on Sunday, May 24 on this blog, as well as contact him or her.

Good luck to you all!

We Have a Winner!

The winner of Giveaway #1 has been chosen!
Congratulations to
Alpaca Farm Girl!

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who entered and to those who posted the giveaway on their blogs.
Be sure to enter our next blog giveaway beginning TODAY!
Sponsored by the Etsy Create Crochet Team

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Create Crochet Team Giveaway #1

The Create Crochet Team is happy to announce the first of three exciting team giveaways!

This giveaway features products from four of our team shops:

1) Two crocheted Olive Coasters from CrochetBouquet.etsy.com

2) A bath set (soap bag, scrubbie and washcloth) from PeanutandTommy.etsy.com

3) A skein of hand spun 100% bamboo yarn - 140 yards from HandmadeSunshine.etsy.com

4) A $10 Gift Certificate from JB Crochet Delights: JBCrochetDelights.etsy.com




The lucky winner of this giveaway wins all four of these lovely items!


The giveaway runs from Tuesday, April 2 to Tuesday May 5 at 11:59pm EST.


Now it's time to get down to the nitty gritty of how you can win this fabulous box of goodies.
  • If you voted in our Challenge, you have been automatically been entered into this giveaway.

  • Leave us a comment, as well as a way to contact you in case you win. This could be an email address, your Etsy shop, or something similar.

  • If you blog about the giveaway, be sure to leave a link to your blog in your comment and you will be get an additional entry.


  • Each entry will be assigned a number. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. We will announce the winner on Thursday May 7, 2009 on this blog, as well as contact him or her.


  • Up to three entries per person!

Good luck to you all!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Think Summer! CreateCrochet Challenge Winner

The first CreateCrochet Team challenge has ended, and we have a winner! Jace, owner of the lovely Etsy shop Jace Makes, received the most votes for her cute Gerbera Daisy Cell Phone Charm.






Wahoo! Congratulations to Jace, and job well done for all the entries!

Stay tuned for upcoming CreateCrochet challenges!