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        1) Every Sunday a new crochet Prompt or Challenge will be posted. In addition, a Mission will be posted on the first day of each month, and possibly within any given month.
        2) Copy the Prompt/Challenge/Mission to your own blog with your response then come back here and leave your link in the comments of the appropriate topic so everyone will know where to find it.
        3) If you don't have a blog, why not start one? Or you can just post your response here.
        4) You don't have to participate in every post. Do the ones you want. Backtrack if you wish. 5) If you have any comments about this site and/or suggestions for a prompt/challenge, click on the "Share Your Ideas" tab and use the form to send it.

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Challenge: Crochet Your Valentine

Ah, the season of love is upon us. Or is it? While some of us look forward to receiving flowers and candy, some others of us totally loathe the day. Whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or you oppose it with a passion, this challenge is still about crocheting as much as it is about the day.

Crochet your valentine, or at least part of it. It can be anything from lace added to a card or hearts given out to friends. It could even be an amigurumi anti-Valentine’s day creature. Maybe you like to crochet food and chocolate made with yarn is the way to go. Or a crocheted flower bouquet. The ideas are endless. You don’t have to write your own pattern unless you want to. Just use your skills and create a crocheted Valentine for someone you love, even if it is yourself!

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November Challenge

November is the month for NaNoWriMo. If you haven’t heard about it, NaNo is a month-long novel writing experience. You start writing your novel on the first of the month, and the idea is to have a 50,000+ word novel by the end of the month. To find out more, go to their web site: NaNoWriMo.org.

With the challenge of writing a novel, I thought it would be fitting to challenge those who are participating in NaNo to somehow incorporate crocheting into their story. It can be a crocheter, or maybe something crocheted such as a doily–anything, as long as crochet is mentioned.

To add to this challenge, crochet something to go along with your novel. Maybe it’s the doily that sat on the table of your main character. Or maybe you describe a beautiful garden: If so, you could crochet some of the flowers. Get the idea?

And if you’re not participating in NaNo, the challenge for you is to write a short story with the same ideas as above.

C’mon. We’re all creative, otherwise we wouldn’t be crocheters. Let’s see if we can get some crocheting into some writing!

Good luck!

Challenge: Boo!

Halloween is around the corner so to celebrate, crochet something spook-ish, either from a pattern already out there somewhere or just your own creation. (This would be a great time to try free form!) It can be scary-scary, scary-fun, scary-cute, or not even scary at all. It’s totally up to you. Afterwards, if you’re feeling really up to the challenge, write a short story or poem to accommodate your object then share the ending result(s) with the rest of us…before the 31st. Have fun!

Need ideas? Check out Lion Brand’s web site under Halloween.

Be sure to link back to this thread with a link to your response so others can find you easily!

Challenge – Go Pink!

For the month of October, Stitch-Stirrers is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. To mark this event, the header has changed to pink and will remain that way throughout the month.

Now it’s time for crocheters to show their support as well. For this monthly challenge, it’s all about the pink–and crochet! Design something of your own or use a pattern and incorporate the color pink into your project. It can be any shade, any yarn (or other material)–just show your support by using pink. Another idea is to crochet some pink ribbons and share them with your friends and family.

Don’t have time to take on the challenge? You can show your support by changing your blog and or web site’s theme/color. To find out more, visit the Pink for October web site.

However you choose to show your support, don’t forget to share with us here at SS.

Happy Pink-Crocheting!