Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge Winners Announced!

Instructables and Lion Brand Yarn are happy to announce the winners of the Lion Brand Yarn Slideshow Challenge!

We were incredibly impressed by the variety and creativity of your entries! There were over 450 slideshows with thousands of pictures, making it incredibly hard to choose winners. Check the Lion Brand group to see more great project ideas you might have missed the first time around.

We appreciate your enthusiasm for sharing your projects, ideas, and patterns, and will definitely be hosting more great yarncraft contests in the months to come!

This contest may be over, but the Lion Brand group will live on! Keep on submitting your yarn creations to the group and share the wonderful things you make with the rest of the world!

Lion Brand Yarn Selections
Each winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers.
(in alphabetical order)

Instructables Selections
Each winner will receive a $25 Lion Brand Yarn coupon, an Instructables patch and stickers.

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Random winner selected by robot.

*Negative and duplicate votes were eliminated.

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yetieddy8 years ago
Why wasn't it told in the beginning that a Robot would pick the winners? Congrats to all the Robot picked winners!!!
trebuchet038 years ago
Awesome :) Some of the entries in this contest got inspired me enough to learn how to knit :) Just thought that would make some of the entrants happy :)
Am smiling here - because some of the entries inspire me to learn to crochet. I am a knitter, but want to learn to crochet based on what I am seeing here!!!
regisd BetsyW8 years ago
i find crochet much easier than knitting. i've made attempts at knitting a few times and just flail a lot, whereas crochet is the perfect level of fidgeting activity for me.
canida regisd8 years ago
It's definitely faster for me, and easier to make oddly-shaped pieces!

Knitting still looks more polished, though, which is important if making something to wear. I can also do it without looking too frequently, whereas in crochet you have to look down for every stitch, especially with those awesome fuzzy yarns.
Fruppi canida8 years ago
I definitely like crochet better because I find it easier to make more intricate and difficult things than with knitting. Basic knitting may be a little easier than basic crochet, but I had a hard time doing anything close to advanced with knitting. Knitting seems to be more popular though, because it seems easier to find cool patterns and most yarn stores seem to stock mostly knitting notions. Or at least that's been my experience so far! Maybe it's different in other places :).
Good for you! I bet they'll be especially happy that you're male. ;) Is there anything specific you'd like to try?
iwtmta8 years ago
i love the purple fans childs afghan could i get the instructions
babakers58 years ago
I was hoping I was going to win but didn't expect it because there were so much of a competition in this challenge. I did win and am soooo thrilled. I can't wait to get some more projects started now. YEAH!!!! Congrats to the rest of the winners as well. This was so much fun...
Your afghan is absolutely beautiful and was a deserving winner. It was a fun contest wasn't it? I got lots of great ideas and new patterns to play with in the future. Hope you will keep on making things - especially now you have $25 of yarn to play with - and post the results on the site.
It was a great contest indeed. I was so excited last night that (when posting my comment) I realized I couldn't even spit out a correctly thought out sentence. Thank you very much. My next project is actually out of this challenge. My fourteen year old son loved the "SKULL" afghan:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Bobby-Bones-Blanket/ made by janeemarie (Great Job on that one!!) I still can't believe I won...there were many great things submitted.

My fourteen year old son loved the "SKULL" afghan:

Is that enough to convince him to try making it himself?
yes, but then it would take the fun out of my job...making it for him. I made him an afghan when he was about nine years old and to this day he still sleeps with it. It would be an honor to make my son another afghan that he would feel fondly of using for a long long time. It's what I love to do for my kids...especially when they know how hard I worked to make it for them. I can't wait to get my 25 dollar coupon and get started on this great project!!!
Your son is a lucky fellow! That's a lot of work, and it's great to know they appreciate the amount of time/love that went into them. I specifically don't crochet afghans for our house, because my husband's grandmother makes absolutely gorgeous ones for us. I love using hers for the connection and memories. (That means I've still got a bunch of neat projects on tap after seeing the contest entries! They've been incredible.)
that afghan is *lovely*
gigit8 years ago
Congrats to all! And now it's time to buy some more yarn and start making new projects...
canida gigit8 years ago
And now it's time to buy some more yarn and start making new projects...

It's an addiction!
dendidong8 years ago
I won? wow...thanks!
I loved your Kebaya! Congratulations.
Your Kebaya is outstanding, and I am glad it won you a prize.
Msginnny8 years ago
Thank you, Lion Brand and Instructables for the opportunity to enter the contest. It was very challenging with all of the terrific projects and I'm sure difficult to choose between them. Congratulations to all of the winners and to all of the great entries!
gannon8 years ago
Some great talent shows in those entries- congratulations to the winners and the participants!
Fruppi8 years ago
Cool!!! Thanks so much!
stinkymum8 years ago
With so many wonderful entries, I know it must have been very hard to just pick a few. It was very interesting to see which projects were finally picked and I think Lion Brand judges made excellent choices. It would be interesting to see what the winners make with their $25 yarn certificates. I hope they will post their new creations for all to see when they can. The Instructables winners were also great projects in different ways, especially the gun case. I think this won the "curiosity" vote! After all, who could resist looking to see what this was all about! A good job done by all concerned.
Patrik8 years ago
Great job everyone! Lots of beautiful projects. It's interesting to see the differences between the Lion Brand Yarn versus Instructables selections... :-)
Congratulations to all the winners! I didn't win the random prize, but oh well, there were a lot of good ones out there. Congratulations once again!
..........I was looking for this post all day. Never found it... strange.
What happened to the Robot's other ear?! :-O
Nice job, everyone!
ScorpioKat8 years ago
Congratulations to the winners!!!
Brennn108 years ago
Congratulations to everyone! Knitting is an amazing hobby, and the projects all the contestants have made are just incredible! Congrats everyone!
Yay! Congrats to everyone. You guys are so talented. :D
aldoris48 years ago
Congradulations to all winners!!!
sewcrafty8 years ago
oh gosh thanks all for voting... ty lion brand and instructables also.... this is great, can't wait to buy more yarn...again thank you everyone ... have a great day
Kiteman8 years ago
Well done all you ~~nutters~~ knitters!
Hello Kitty8 years ago
I wish I had won, but


to all the winners!'
kendralc8 years ago
woo hoo!
aliciak8 years ago
Ohmygosh! Thank you thank you! Frowny s'more seems pretty sad still though. ;)
regisd8 years ago
squee! thank you, instructables and lion brand yarn! (or, as we say here in boston, ma, usa, "YAHHHHN") also, that's a pretty awesome robot y'all have there.
Bran8 years ago
Congrats to all winners!