Who Wants to Win a $1000 Gift Card to Michaels?

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If this post’s headline didn’t catch your eye, go back and read it again. Have you picked your jaw up off the floor yet? Okay, now that you’ve composed yourself, we can get down to business.

In celebration of National Craft Month, we’ve given away a prize every single day and showcased a ton of brand new, never-before-seen craft tutorials here on the FaveCrafts Blog. So far, we’ve featured crochet afghan patterns, jewelry projects and more. Stay tuned – we have even more great projects and giveaways throughout March!


Also, we created a brand new free eBook with Michaels, The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter. Have you checked it out yet? It’s filled with everything from knitting patterns to paper projects. Best of all, it’s completely free to download and available now on FaveCrafts.



And that brings us to our big, giant National Craft Month giveaway – a $1000 gift card from Michaels! Think of all the amazing craft supplies you could buy with this $1000 gift card! This would be a perfect opportunity to branch out and try a new type of project. Michaels is a one-stop shop for crafters, so you can pick up so many different items at one time.

There are only a few simple steps you have to take when you enter to win this $1000 Michaels gift card:

  1. Head over to the giveaway page on FaveCrafts.
  2. Like FaveCrafts on Facebook.
  3. Like Michaels on Facebook.

Don’t forget that you can earn bonus entries by posting about this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+! Find out more on the giveaway page.

Well…what are you waiting for?

Enter now for your chance to win a $1000 Michaels gift card!


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  1. Jennifer says

    I have never crocheted an afghan but would love to have a simple pattern to start off with and as far as my favorite pattern I knitted backpacks for my nieces and really enjoyed making them! 🙂

    SKILL LEVEL: Easy +
    About 10 x 12 in. (25.5 x 30.5 cm).
    • 830-148 Lion Brand New Cotton Ease: Turquoise
    2 Balls
    • Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
    • Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
    • Additional Materials
    Double pointed needles size 6 (4.25 mm) , set of 5
    18 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over Pattern Stitch. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the
    gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in
    the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try
    using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
    Free Knitting Pattern: Cotton-Ease (new) Super Summer Backpack http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternView.fcgi?80401AD=1&pdf=1
    2 of 3 6/26/2008 12:41 PM
    ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into
    fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.
    Rows 1 and 3 (WS): Purl.
    Row 2: K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * across.
    Row 4: *Ssk, yo, rep from * across, end k1.
    Rep Rows 1-4 of Pattern stitch.
    With straight needles, cast on 45 sts.
    Knit 10 rows.
    Next Row: K5 sts (for border) work Row 1 of Pattern st to last 5 sts, k last 5 sts (for border).
    Next Row: K5 sts (for border) work Row 2 of Pattern st to last 5 sts, k last 5 sts (for border).
    Continue as established, keeping first and last 5 sts in Garter st (k every st on every row) and working center 35 sts
    in Pattern st until piece measures about 11 in (28 cm) from beg, end with a Row 1 or 3 of Pattern st.
    Knit 10 rows.
    Bind off.
    Make just as for Front.
    Sew backpack pieces together at sides and bottom.
    With double pointed needles, cast on 5 sts. *Slide sts to other end of dpn and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across
    the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Repeat from * to make cord. Rep last row until cord measures 48 in. (122
    cm) from beg. Bind off. Weave cord through Backpack just below top garter edge, with both cord ends emerging on
    right side. Mark center point between cords. Pull cord ends through from right to wrong side of Backpack at each
    lower corner. Knot cord ends securely on inside of Backpack. Weave in ends.

  2. Kay says

    I have made many afghans, both knitted and crocheted. My daughter is really into any kind of yard and knits lots of her own clothes.

  3. Kay says

    This would be fantastic and would make my day. Would take my niece who is my expert and have so much fun!

  4. says

    I love Lion brand cotton. The color section is really great, and the fiber is softer than other brands I’ve tried. I love using it for baby afghans. I make a lot of baby gifts for my big family! But this spring I’d like to do a summer season throw for my sofa with you cotton yarn.

  5. Rosemary Rivas says

    I haven’t crocheted in awhile, but I did teach my niece to crochet and now she makes blankets and afghans. I have never used cotton yarn. That would be a new experience I would welcome.

  6. says

    When I was younger, my mother and grandmother would always be making afghans. I am left handed, and could never learn. I finally tried when I was in college. It did not look like theirs. When I saw this design today, I remembered watching my grandmother and definately want to make this afghan. Thankyou.

  7. Sandi price says

    I like taking parts of several different patterns and creating my own afghan pattern….right now I am working on a starburst afghan. Pattern in robins egg blue, chocolate, and cream!

  8. Kim Cullins Sessions says

    I seam to be either knitting or crocheting all the time these days or making gifts…I have three grandchildren now and another due any day now! The thought of a thousand dollar gift card from Michels makes me absolutely giddy! lol This is amazing because they are my favorite store….I could happily spend days shopping in their stores. They carry all my favorite things. Yes I do belive this could make this ladies whole year! Bless you all for letting me think on that thought….happy crafting to you alll!!

  9. Karen says

    I learned to crochet when I was about 10 or 12 years old, while I was in Girl Scouts. I’ve made more afghans than I can count and ALWAYS make sure that if someone is having a baby, getting married, or moving into a new home, they have a nice new afghan to snuggle with!

  10. barb r says

    I taught myself how to crochet right-handed even thou I’m left-handed. I have made a few afghans with a simple double crochet and single crochet combined. I’m currently making a ripple with six different colors. My daughter has already claimed it as hers. That’s the funny thing with afghans they always find a good home where they’re welcome.

  11. says

    I am left handed, but it was my mother, who was right handed, who taught me how to crochet.
    It was hard, but i was determined! Which I’d been able to crochet right-handed, as Barb R Above mentions! Most patterns assume right-handed and some stitches are hard to figure out when you must needs reverse them!

  12. Linda Shepard says

    Would love to win. I love Michaels for my crafting supplies! I never learned how to knit or crochet but I sew and do many other crafts. Happy that I found this site too.

  13. Robin Johnson says

    Fave Crafts is great, found lots of patterns to crochet. Would really love to win.

  14. kim says

    I would love to win always need new things to do for extra money or gifts,,thank you for the give away,,,

  15. Suzanne Beyer says

    It’s like a kid in a candy store!!! I would deffinently start some new skills!!!

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