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Topic: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap (Signups Closed, Sendouts Aug 3)  (Read 12389 times)
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« on: June 18, 2009 10:26:10 AM »

Name of Swap: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: MareMare
Sign-up date range: June 18, 2009 July 2, 2009
Date to send item by: August 3, 2009

Gallery~ http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312874.0

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): No

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
 
Age requirement: 13, per Craftster rules

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES/NO
- Participant lives in the United States: YES/NO
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
   - If no, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:

For this swap, you will crochet a variety of motifs for 1, 2, or 3 partners. First time swappers are limited to 1 partner. For each partner, you will need to make a minimum of 6 different motifs that total at least 25 inches.

This swap is scavenger hunt style, meaning you get to pick your motifs from the variety of options listed below:

1. A flower motif
2. An animal or animal themed motif
3. Motif uses Front Post Double Crochet
4. Motif uses Bobble Stitches
5. A Lacy Motif
6. A tiny motif (less than 3 inches)
7. Motif is worked in the round
8. Motif is worked diagonally
9. Motif uses hairpin lace or broomstick lace
10. Motif is made up of smaller motifs (think grannys daughters, yo-yos, etc)
11. Motif is asymmetrical
12. A heritage motif.
13. Motif is made of at least 3 various shades or tones of one color
14. Motif is made with complimentary colors (opposite from each other on the color wheel)
15. Senders Choice

*Explanation/idea of heritage motif:
An "ethnic" motif. For example, I'm of Irish (25%), Scottish (25%), Lithuanian (25%), and Heinz 57 (25%... but probably a mix of English, Irish, Scottish and who knows what else... Gramps was from Maine from way back) descent. So, a shamrock, or a "plaid" motif, or a flag motif... or a ketchup bottle Wink

Note: If you are using motifs that are not symmetrical (such as a rectangle), you should use the smallest measurement to calculate your total inches.

Other rules: You should use worsted weight acrylic, unless your partner(s) indicates otherwise. All tails need to be woven in, unless your partner indicates otherwise. Communication is very important to me, please be sure to send pms to both myself and your partner when you send and receive. Please somehow label all your motifs with the pattern name and source so your partner and other swap members viewing the gallery will know where it came from, because we will want to duplicate them!   Grin


Link to Discussion Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=309372.0
Link to Round 1 Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293026.0
Link to Round 1 Gallery: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297226.0



If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:

Name of swap: Scavenger Hunt Crochet Motif Swap
 
Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address including the country, formatted for shipping:

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?

Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)

How many partners would you like? (1, 2, or 3):

Please list your color scheme, if you have one:

List colors you absolutely do not want to receive:

Do you want to recieve variegates yarns or solids only?

If you are interested in motifs made with other types of yarn(novelty yarns, etc.), please list:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from being partnered with someone:

Please list potential allergens in your home or work area:



IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


Resources:
Online:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/coasters.php
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/smaller_motifs_squares.php
Crochet motifs on the Lion Brand website- you need to register, but its free, and worth it!
Books (check your local library, too!):
Beyond the Square Motifs by Edie Eckman
201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas by Melody Griffiths
The Harmony Guides: Crochet Stitch Motifs: 250 Stitches to Crochet by Erika Knight
Crochet Bouquet: Easy Designs for Dozens of Flowers by Suzann Thompson



(motif by fantasticmio in round 1)

Gallery~ http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=312874.0
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 10:26:44 AM »

Participants:

1. MareMare x1
2. fantasticmio x3
3. craftADDchick x2 (or x3 if needed, thanks!) 2
4. love2teach x3
5. Slingmomma x1
6. crazee_b x 1 (Welcome first time swapper!)
7. tracethekat x2 or3 (Thanks for being flexible!) 3
8. raesmom x3
9. canto_xii x1 (Welcome first time swapper!)


Partners:

MareMare <-> tracethekat

tracethekat <-> fantasticmio

tracethekat <-> love2teach

fantasticmio <-> Slingmomma

fantasticmio <-> raesmom

craftADDchick <-> canto_xi

craftADDchick <-> love2teach

love2teach <-> raesmom

raesmom <-> crazee_b



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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009 10:36:37 AM »

So, was I the first to submit their questionnaire? lol

Now that I've learned the secret to cheaper shipping to the US (kind of wish the postman had mentioned it *before* I mailed my last swap packages... grr...) I'm going for 3 partners this time.

I can't wait to get started!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 10:45:04 AM »

Um yeah, gold star to you lol! .2 seconds after I got this posted I received your questionaiire lol! I suspect some form of time travel was involved.

Does the cheaper shipping to US work both ways? (You have cheap shipping tricks for me to send to Canada?)
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009 10:48:57 AM »

Well, the "secret" he gave me was to use a bigger padded envelope and spread the contents out so that it wasn't thicker than 22mm.  That way it costs about $2 instead of $6.  I think that's about what it has cost for Americans to send similar packages to me, so, probably not a good trick for you guys.

I highly recommend talking to the postman if it's not busy; he'll know best. ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009 07:14:24 PM »

Okay, since I drank a Coke after 6 PM, I'm still a bit awake, so I can send in my form now!!

Yay!
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009 06:25:31 PM »

Ok, just now getting you guys added! Sorry, busy weekend!  Grin

I'm adding a question about variegated yarn to the sign-up, but I think the ones I've received already everyone addressed that in their answers!
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009 07:45:49 PM »

Ok, just now getting you guys added! Sorry, busy weekend!  Grin

I'm adding a question about variegated yarn to the sign-up, but I think the ones I've received already everyone addressed that in their answers!

I know the feeling! Although, I did manage to sneak in a bit of crochet today. I had more free time than I expected (I'm learning to use a Yudu, and there is a lot of drying time) and wish I had thought to do a bit of crochet sooner.

Before I go to bed tonight, I'm going to look at the motifs I've stickied in my Harmony Guides motif book and see which ones fit the categories...



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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009 03:48:42 AM »

I made a motif already! I figured with three partners it should suit SOMEone! 

I was just so happy that my first craft fair was over and I could make whatever I wanted again! Whee!
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009 03:44:30 PM »

I picked out a bunch last night, and will start making them after the 4th.

I hope your craft fair went well (no time to read the blog right now)!

And... on another note... July is almost here! Did you ever make June? Smiley Craft fairs can suck up a lot of time...
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