Cast Your Vote Now!

For the last several weeks, colorful knitted squares have been pouring in for our Afghan Block Contest. For those of you who haven’t heard yet, the Afghan Block Contest is part of our upcoming event to benefit Project Linus. We asked local and long distance knitters to create 12″ by 12″ squares using our chosen colors of Simplicity and submit them to The Yarn Patch by May 6th, 2017.

Well goodness, did you all deliver! SO much creativity and love went into these squares, they’re going to come together to make a truly special blanket for Project Linus.

You should ALL be proud of your hard work…but only two knitters can win! It’s time to vote for your favorite squares to decide who will claim our prizes for the local and long distance categories. Below are photographs of each square we received, with their numbers in the caption below. In the comments, tell us the number of your favorite LOCAL KNITTERS’ SQUARE and your favorite LONG DISTANCE KNITTERS’ SQUARE (and don’t forget to tell us which is which!). Or you can visit the shop between now and the day of the event (May 20th, 10 am-2 pm) to vote in person.

LOCAL KNITTERS’ SQUARES (#1-15)

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LONG DISTANCE KNITTERS’ SQUARES (#1-2)

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We’ll count up the votes online and in the shop and announce a winner at the end of our event. Mark you calendars so you don’t miss out!

If you didn’t enter the Afghan Block Contest, you can still support Project Linus! “Blanket Bundles” (including your choice of 6 skeins of Kraemer Perfection and a FREE pattern) will be available through May 20th. Donate yours before the event to receive 15% off your purchase the same day!

To everyone who contribute to our contest: don’t forget, the real winner here will be the child whose hardest days are brightened by the time, skill, and love you’ve given to this cause. Thank you so much for your support!

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cathyb217
    May 06, 2017 @ 12:50:03

    #10 local and #1 long distance.

    Cathy Bonds

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  2. Dianne Limoges
    May 06, 2017 @ 15:07:39

    Local 13 and Long Distance 1

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  3. Cathy Ann Jastram
    May 06, 2017 @ 15:18:12

    #1 – Local Knitter

    #1 – Long Distance Knitter

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  4. Diana Uhl
    May 06, 2017 @ 15:22:29

    Tough to choose. They are all beauties.
    I vote for #1 local and #2 long distance.

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  5. Malinda
    May 06, 2017 @ 15:56:56

    Local – #14
    Distance – #1

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  6. JUDI ROTH
    May 06, 2017 @ 17:35:46

    I vote #1 local and #2 long distance.

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  7. frangospodarek
    May 06, 2017 @ 20:12:11

    I vote #1 Local.

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  8. Gail Blitch
    May 06, 2017 @ 20:39:38

    Beautiful work from all the knitters. I vote for Local #1 and Long Distance #2.

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  9. Susan
    May 06, 2017 @ 22:26:35

    Local #1, long distance #1

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  10. margie Buxbaum
    May 06, 2017 @ 22:32:53

    I vote for @1 local but they’re all fabulous!

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  11. emily saile
    May 07, 2017 @ 19:18:07

    Hi Ladies!  I enjoyed reading your post and seeing all the beautiful squares.  I belong to a prayer shawl ministry, and we often make shawls from different colored and patterned squares.  I was wondering if you would share the patterns for these squares–they are so interesting, and we don’t have any like them. Thanks so much.Emily Saile

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    • yarnpatch
      May 09, 2017 @ 13:49:23

      Hi, Emily! Thanks for you compliments. Each knitter created their own original square, so there aren’t exactly patterns. However, most of them followed stitch patterns found in a good stitch dictionary. Try Leisure Arts booklet #932 “Sampler Afghans” or “Building Blocks” by Michelle Hunter. They’re both great sources!

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  12. Nancy Cox
    May 07, 2017 @ 21:42:35

    I VOTE FOR #1 LOCAL & #2 LONG DISTANCE

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  13. Lisa Terry
    May 08, 2017 @ 11:27:27

    Very hard to decide but I am loving #3 local and #2 long distance.

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  14. Jennifer Murphy
    May 08, 2017 @ 11:28:49

    #8, #2

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  15. Abby
    May 09, 2017 @ 09:26:04

    I vote for #5 local and #1 long distance.

    These are really great, it was hard to choose!

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  16. Christine Reese
    May 11, 2017 @ 12:40:43

    1local and 2 long distance, all were very nice.

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  17. Susan Wallace
    May 16, 2017 @ 15:10:14

    Vote Local #14
    Long Distance #2
    Love your store and activities.

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