Crafting is awesome, but sometimes it's hard to find a place to learn the skills you need. To help gather up the knowledge behind the skills we're having a Craft Skills Contest!

What do you love to do? Amaze us all with your skills and helpful insights and you'll get something great to make your next project even better!

Share your crafting know-how, and help other crafters get started on a new project. Show us the basics, tips, and tricks for any area of crafting and win some great prizes from Singer, Lion Brand Yarn, and Stitch Lounge!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

How to cast on
How to thread a serger
How to sew with fake fur
How to add LEDs to yarn projects
How to knit cables
How to knit continental style
How to make fringe
How to crochet a circle
How to knit I-cord

How to seam pieces together (both knit/crochet have several techniques to do this)
How to knit/crochet a gauge swatch
How to turn a heel How to read a knit cable chart
How to read a crochet chart
How to bind off (both knit/crochet have several techniques to do this)
How to weave in ends
How to increase (both knit/crochet have several techniques to do this)
How to decrease (both knit/crochet have several techniques to do this) Now show us what you know!

(Official Rules)

The Craft Skills Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

A sewing machine from Singer, the 8763 Curvy and $25 gift certificate from Lion Brand Yarn.

First Prize<br />(10 winners)

A $25 gift certificate from Lion Brand Yarn and a choice of Sew Subversive or Subversive Seamster from Stitch Lounge. Please remember to enter your book preference below.

Second Prize<br />(10 winners)

A copy of Lion Brand Yarn Vintage Styles for Today from Lion Brand Yarn.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 28, 2008 and Sep 28, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Craft Skills Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.