Sunday, March 20, 2011

Crochet Guild of America's 2011 Design Competition!

The Crochet Guild of America has recently announced the details of their annual design competition!  All entries will be displayed at the Fall, "Knit and Crochet Show" in Greensboro, North Carolina in September.

They have expanded the categories this year, and I believe they have one for any type of design you can dream up!

Here are the design categories for 2011:

1. Fanciful Fashion 
Fancy adult garments and accessories, including gowns, dresses and evening wear.
2. Fashion
Garments for women or men, including sweaters, tops, jackets and skirts.
3. Accessories
Wearables including shawls, socks, scarves, hats, bags, belts and jewelry.
4. Small Wonders 
Anything small scale, including baby items, toys, amigurimi and small décor items.
5. Afghans 
Any and all afghans, throws, blankets and bed or sofa covers.
6. Thread Crochet
Anything made with crochet thread, including doilies, décor and accessories.
7. Artistic Expressions 
Artistic rather than functional in nature, including free-form and mixed media pieces, hangings, sculpture and wearable art.

I was so very honored to have won the Grand prize for my Kyoto Coat, as well as 1st prize for my Jewels of the Sea Necklace, in last year's competition.  Since I had such marvellous luck last year, and I couldn't possibly top that experience, I was considering not entering this year, but I have an idea that I am excited about... so, time permitting I will be participating again!

Every year the contest gets more and more exciting.  More categories, prizes, and entries!  I only wish I could attend the conference in order to see all of the entries on display!  Maybe next year!

For more information about the competition, with links to the entry form, go to the CGOA blog!


  1. Ooh, I'm curious to see what you enter if you decide to!

  2. Thank you CrochetBlogger! I am curious too, as I have all the supplies, but I am not quite sure what they will turn into!