Saturday, January 9, 2010

Joann Knitting and Crochet Contest started January 1, 2010

I'm re-organizing my house from the holiday hub-bub and noticed that one of my Joann bags had a contest announcement in it.  I crochet and knit a tiny bit, but there has been a resurrgence of interest in knitting and crochet recently, so I thought I would pass the contest information along.  What caught my eye is that it is a joint effort between Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Red Heart Yarns Eco-Ways to use a recycled or renewable source yarn.  They are inviting you to knit or crochet an original project using the following Red Heart yarns:

Eco-Ways 30% recycled polyester
Eco-Cotton Blend 75% recycled cotton
Eco-Ways Bamboo Wool 55% Bamboo

The prizes are very nice.  The Knitting Grand Prize is a $1000 Jo-Ann Gift Card and the Knitting First Runner-Up prize is a $500 Jo-Ann Gift Card.  The Crochet Grand Prize is a $1000 Jo-Ann Gift Card and the Crochet First Runner-Up prize is a $500 Jo-Ann Gift Card.  The Red Heart Yarns Eco-Ways used for the project must be purched from Joann Stores or

Go to or for the entry form, official rules and details.   I found that the Red Hart link loaded very slowly and they direct you back to the Joann site for the official details and rules, but you can get the contest entry form there. 

If you plan to enter the contest we'd be happy to post a photo your entry on our blog.  Happy Knitting and Crochet!


  1. when will we know the results? will we be notified when the voteing begins?

  2. According to the Jo-Ann link (, experts from will choose 5 finalists in each category. Then you can vote on those designs at between May 16th and June 1, 2010 to determine the winners.

  3. Hi there!

    My peacock has been named a finalist in the “Save the Planet” contest! :) Voting began yesterday afternoon, and you can cast your vote for your favorite finalist thru June 1st. No login or registration required! Please vote at !

    Thanks a bunch for taking a peek!

  4. Congratulations AC--awesome peacock! :) We would be happy to share a picture and description of your entry on our blog! If you e-mail us at we will post it. Good luck with the contest!

  5. Beautiful cards - thank you for the inspiration. Narnt.


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