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Smash your stash challenge

Do you have a craft room so full of yarn, you can’t squeeze in one more skein?

Is there a shelf, box or bag full of yarn that always seems to go unused? You keep looking at and think, “I’m going to do amazing things with that yarn…someday…”

Well, that day has come.

It’s time to put on our crochet-a-holic game face.  

I’m gonna help you lose this “yarn weight” by rocking out some amazing projects…and to make it extra fun, I’m turning this into a contest!

Yep, it’s CONTEST TIME! For My Knotty News Followers ONLY.

You have the chance to win a fantastic crochet package including:

  • 1 custom hook from my friends over at Charmed Hooks and Crafts 
  • A custom set of stitch markers
  • A FULL SET of clover hooks
  • A wide-eye needle
  • A beautiful, decorative pair of sewing scissors.

During the contest, I’m going to load projects for you to complete in record time.  Whomever loses the MOST yarn weight WINS! If we happen to have a tie, I’ll do a random drawing for the winner.  

Here are the details:

Step 1:  Sign up for My Knotty News if you haven’t already. I created a group on facebook exclusively for smash stash contestants, my newsletter subscriber will get a link to this group. This will be a place to be competitive in a friendly environment and to be inspired, motivated and driven.  Our official start date is September 1st, 2017.

Step 2: Snap a picture of your stash. Post this to the group and let us know what your goal is- maybe its one big project or maybe its for a massive charitable donation…maybe you just want make tons of amazing things for gifts this holiday season…let us know what you’re shooting for.  


Step 2: Watch for the projects I load in the private group page and via the Knotty News.  After each project, weigh what you’ve created and take a picture.  Save all of the pictures you take, and at the end of the contest, send me a collage of the photos combined. You will need either a mail scale or kitchen scale to weigh your yarn. Wal-mart sells them for around  $10. I will also share a link in the group for purchasing on amazon. 

  As you complete projects, load photos for everyone to see. I would love to see what everyone is making and to see everyone cheering each other on.  If you decide to make something other than the projects I suggest, that’s totally cool. I just want to give direction to those who need it.


Step 3: Wednesday, November 1st will be “Weigh In Day”.  Whomever has lost the most yarn weight WINS! E-mail me your collage of photos, or you can send each picture individually  just be sure it’s in the same email and make the subject line “final weigh in”, with the weight clearly displayed on the photos. I will then tally up all the entries and post the winner on Sunday November 5th. 


The winner will be announced Sunday, November 5th.

Again, this contest is only open to My Knotty News Followers.  Subscribe HERE.

You’ll feel amazing finally putting that yarn to use and your craft space will feel energized.  Your crochet skills will grow, for sure.

PLUS- You’ll have room to get more supplies for more projects too- yay!

I think you guys are amazing and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the updates in our group page.

Let’s get hooking,



  • Tam Z
    Posted at 06:38h, 13 August Reply

    Can’t Wait! Thanks so much. I’ve been destashing this year, but hit a lull. This will really motivate, doing with everyone else. So awesome of you to host this! 🙂

    • knottyhobby
      Posted at 19:47h, 28 August Reply

      Heck yes! I like your attitude. Feel free to share on the Facebook page what you’re creating.

  • Brandy Jumbelick
    Posted at 10:26h, 27 August Reply

    This sounds like so much fun!!! Looks like I need to get a scale lol

    • knottyhobby
      Posted at 19:45h, 28 August Reply

      I’m excited to get started, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

  • Nichelle Sawyer
    Posted at 20:45h, 29 August Reply

    CAnt wait to start. My name is Nichelle Sawyer. I will post to your page looking for the knotty group lol

  • Jenny phil
    Posted at 22:29h, 29 August Reply

    I am making a big graphgan and am still not hitting the sides of my stash 😂

  • Ellen Snyder
    Posted at 15:31h, 30 August Reply

    Fun! I have a way too big stash and I love being encouraged (through prizes) to use some up.

  • Sheryl Veliz
    Posted at 21:59h, 01 September Reply

    I’ll need to get my scale this weekend when I’m out & about. This is so exciting. I

  • LuAnn Crim
    Posted at 13:12h, 10 September Reply

    Uh, oh…my stash isn’t all in one place! Maybe that will have to be my FIRST “project”! Fun!

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