Epic Crafty Giveaway!

by Shehla Ahmed

Happy New Year, everyone!

I did a lot of big things with the blog in 2017, but I think I held myself back in some ways too.  When I released my beloved ecourse The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet, I only left it free for a limited time because I thought that’s what you’re supposed to do. But I loved having it free and giving everyone a chance to get it, so this year, it’s going to be free for good. I started my Etsy shop! And then made it so hard for myself by only sharing what I thought others liked, not what I LOVED. So, I’ll try to do better with that too. But no matter what I did, you guys had my back and supported me, gave me input and bought my products (thank you!); and it’s high time I did something for you. Let’s start 2018 with an epic crafty giveaway!

Epic Crafty Giveaway Prizes


#1 Handmade with Love Super Bundle ($29.97)

At the end of November, Ultimate Bundles launched it’s very first Handmade with Love Super Bundle and that beast contained over 200 pattern, courses, and projects for all makers for a short window of 8 days. I got 2 copies of the bundle and I’ll be giving one of them away to you guys, minus the bonuses since it’s after the sale.

There’s a giant list of what’s included in the bundle on a post I did then, but basically, it’s a VAULT of resources, patterns, guides and more for all kinds of crafty things from crochet and knitting, to sewing and embroidery. Imagine that 50 of your favorite bloggers, crafters, Instagrammers and crocheters pooled together their best digital products into one bundle.

You can read more about the bundle here.


#2 KnitPicks Options Interchangeable Rainbow Wood Circular Knitting Needle Set ($55.66) + Case ($19.99)

I’m also giving away a set of gorgeous wood knitting needles from KnitPicks.com. I adore this company and I have some of these myself in the nickel set and a few other tips. They are perfect for a beginner knitter and those more advanced because you can do everything with them. And they come in a really snazzy and super useful silver case so all your tools stay organized.


#3 Two Skein of Yarn Bee Twirl-Tastic Yarn in Gray Multi ($15.98)


#4 Giant Acrylic Yarn (250g) in Dark Grey ($6)


#5 One Knit & Crochet Project Planner in color of your choice ($7.50)

I designed this to make life easier for knitters and crocheters. This planner has 23 pages of  resources, sizing guides, pages to help you keep track of your inventory, ideas, inspiration and custom orders.

It include pages for all the things listed below:

  • Planning and designing your own patterns
  • Keeping track of WIPs and your customizations to purchased patterns
  • Organizing your yarn stash
  • Sorting your tools, crochet hook and knitting needles by size and type
  • Sizing hats and blanket for everyone
  • Pages full of crochet and knitting abbreviations, plus space to add your own
  • Areas to keep track of your ideas, inspirations, and custom orders
  • Divider pages to split the planner into sections: Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Supplies, Design Process and Resources

How’s that for an epic crafty giveaway!

Terms & Conditions

Sweepstakes starts January 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM CST and runs through January 13th, 2018 at 12:00 AM CST. Open internationally, except where prohibited by law. Entrants must be 18 or older to enter. The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning. Winner will be selected at random and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that the products were provided by the giveaway host, except the knitting needle set and case which was donated by KnitPicks. The products offered for the sweepstakes are free of charge, no purchase necessary. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are in no way associated with this sweepstakes. By entering this sweepstakes and providing your information, you are providing your information to the giveaway host only, Shehla Ahmed. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Those who have provided their emails and opted in to the mailing lists will be added on to the email list.

Void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter!

To enter, you must be over the age of 18. No purchase necessary. The giveaway is open internationally! Just use the widget below to enter and be sure to read the terms and conditions. The Epic Crafty Giveaway starts on January 1, 2018 at 12:00AM CST and ends on January 13, 2018 at 12:00AM CST. After the giveaway, I will email the winner to send over the prizes!

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Thank you for entering and good luck!

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Lynn December 26, 2020 - 7:34 am

Unfortunately I was only able to enter the giveaway once. Every other time I tried it said it was over despite it saying to enter daily all over the place. I’m a bit sad that I’ve missed out on so many amazing prizes though. Hope all had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing everyone the best in 2021.

WJ January 10, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Resolution – to get Hubby to clean up his desk.

Rachelle January 10, 2018 - 9:13 am

My resolution for 2018 is to spend more quality time with my family, encourage exercise and healthier eating for my husband and me, and finish an afghan I’ve been knitting.

Noreen January 9, 2018 - 10:32 pm

A set sleep schedule
Actually make the things I’ve pinned on Pinterest

Laura Pereyra January 8, 2018 - 2:15 pm

This yearΒ΄s resolution is to be more creative and crochet a lot more than last year πŸ˜›

Shehla Ahmed January 9, 2018 - 4:24 pm

That’s such a fun resolution!

Laura Pereyra January 8, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Thank you for the giveaway. I hope I’m the lucky winner πŸ˜€

Amber January 7, 2018 - 10:32 pm

This is so awesome! My resolution is to stick to one idea at a time, instead of focusing on too many projects at once. It will ensure I finish my projects!

Shehla Ahmed January 9, 2018 - 4:25 pm

haha good luck! I have the same resolution but I’m pretty sure I said that last year to no avail:)

Carol McNaught. January 7, 2018 - 5:15 am

Good luck and thank you so much. I am new here, a beginner, and love your page so far. Thank you so much.

Shehla Ahmed January 9, 2018 - 4:29 pm

It’s great to have you Carol! If you need any help or just want to chat, send me a message <3

Kitty January 6, 2018 - 9:58 pm

Finish several projects that got shelved during the year.

Shehla Ahmed January 9, 2018 - 4:32 pm

Good luck! This post-holiday time is a great opportunity for that!

ckjbrecht January 6, 2018 - 5:57 pm

My #1 resolution is to be kinder to myself. #2 is to try new things. It is possible that those 2 are connected! Thank you for this awesome give-away! And Happy New Year to you, too. May your 2018 be fantastic!

Shehla Ahmed January 9, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Thank you and Happy New Year to you too! I love your resolutions. One of mine is to be braver and doing new things falls right into that!

Roberta A January 6, 2018 - 4:08 pm

I hope I am the lucky winner

Anette M January 6, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Winning this would make the an epic crafty 2018!

Shehla Ahmed January 6, 2018 - 4:06 pm

Good luck! Some of those patterns in the Super Bundle are SOOO pretty!

jeannie holley January 6, 2018 - 11:14 am

To finally finish a blanket I have been working o for years now.

Shehla Ahmed January 6, 2018 - 4:04 pm

YEARS?! Wow, I want to see this blanket! Is it huge?

karen powell January 4, 2018 - 7:10 am

to get organized so I have less stress when i craft, organzise fiber stash by type and color, get patterns sorted by platform, raverly, pinterest, etc…and paper copies and thumb drive copies. This way I can enjoy crafting more, I also plan to make more for me and not just for others

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Good luck! That’s a great goal. I’ve been able to do so much more since I got organized and I make to put everything away just so when I’m done so it never gets as bad as it used to be. If you win the planner, it’s going to be perfect for helping sort all that out!

Maire Hanley January 4, 2018 - 6:02 am

Love your blog and content. It’s so inspiring!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Thank you! It means the world to hear that πŸ™‚

Betty January 3, 2018 - 10:45 pm

It would be wonderful to win this giveaway. God bless you

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:07 pm

Thank you and good luck!

annehaun January 3, 2018 - 1:25 pm

I want to balance my life – some time for me as well as time or others.

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:08 pm

That’s a wonderful resolution!

Abigail Miller January 3, 2018 - 10:57 am

One of my resolutions is to crochet every day!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:08 pm


Anonymous January 3, 2018 - 10:24 am

More knitting and crochetting for 2018!!!!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:09 pm


zombiejen January 3, 2018 - 8:48 am

This year I resolved simply to choose happiness. I have loads of things to do including a massive WIP of special blankets for all my coworkers, but that’s my only resolution. I want to be happier and I’m going to choose it, every day.

Shehla thank you so much for your blog! I’ve learned so much from you and then got the courage to try bigger and bigger things on my own from that foundation. You are such a blessing πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Thank you so much for the kind words! I cannot tell you how much that means to me. And you’re resolution is a beautiful one! I just finished up a similar order for someone and man, only after making that many blankets do you realize how MUCH you can actually knit in one day lol.

Carol McNaughton January 3, 2018 - 5:31 am

Fabulous and good luck to you for 2018. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am catching up on a hugely extended Ross Poldark blanket which I had put aside for Christmas projects. I think I will be finished in 3 weeks time.

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Thank you Carol! I’m so glad you find my posts helpful, I have a bunch more coming soon!

Carolyn Millward January 3, 2018 - 3:10 am

I would like to finish all those wip’s that I have stashed away, I got a few of them done last year (wow, that sounds funny, lol) but want to finish them up this year. Also would like to re-organize all my yarn and other craft stuff. I just checked out your tips on organizing and plan to use some of them. Happy Crafty New Year!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:14 pm

I love seeing how many of us need to finish WIPs lol. We are a fickle bunch with out project addictions. I have a few leftover from last year too. Good luck !

Jane Garwood January 2, 2018 - 11:20 pm

I don’t make resolutions, because I never seem to keep any of them. I want to put more time into working on my crafts in 2018 and I hope to be able to teach a friend to crochet.

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:15 pm

I never did either but last year I started to and I realized that actually telling people about them helps so much. I shared them on here and I felt an extra push to keep up with them since I had others to hold me accountable and patiently waiting lol.

Annie Brodrick January 2, 2018 - 10:35 pm

My 2018 new years resolution is to slow down & finish what I’ve started. If I don’t have something to show for the money I put out on yarn after 6 months, then I will not allow myself the luxury of buying another yarn project bundle!

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:17 pm

YES! Oh man, I was checking my bank statements at the end of the year and even when I make a good amount of money, it all goes to yarn I haven’t even touched yet! Buying bans always seemed silly to me but I’m banning myself from new yarn now, UNLESS it’s for a custom order that I’m doing right away.

Leah Terry January 2, 2018 - 9:39 pm

My number one resolution is to get back on track with journey toward being healthy. I fell off the wagon hard and am struggling to get back on.

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:19 pm

Good luck! Always get back on the wagon. It’s hard to stay healthy and do all the right things but as long as you keep trying, you’ll get there!

smfsprout January 2, 2018 - 8:57 pm

I try not toke resolutions in January, but each month in 2018 I’m trying something new.

Shehla Ahmed January 4, 2018 - 3:20 pm

I love that one! What are you thinking about trying?

Lynne January 2, 2018 - 8:45 pm

To make more time to do what I love!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:53 pm

Love that one! Schedule it! Even if it’s a couple minutes, they’re yours. I set aside some time every night just to read -even if it’s half an hour before bed.

ssjmommy January 2, 2018 - 8:20 pm

My number one resolution is to drink more water and exercise every single day.

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:25 pm

SAME. My sister is basically a fish and she’s always on me about not drinking enough water lol.

mina January 2, 2018 - 7:42 pm

do at least one creative/crafty thing a week!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:27 pm

That’s a great one! If you can, try sharing your projects. Even just snapping a picture makes it easier to keep up with it.

Nora Helma January 2, 2018 - 7:23 pm

My #1 resolution is to get all my yarn organized.

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:29 pm

Awesome! This might help; I did a whole post on how I organized my stash even as it grows: https://www.theblueelephants.com/2017/05/tackle-yarn-storage-organization.html

Anonymous January 2, 2018 - 6:46 pm

resolution 2018 To complete the kits I purchased this past year. This will allow me to attempt new projects

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:31 pm

Oh man! I just remembered 3 kits I haven’t used yet! I’m adding this to my resolutions too lol

Joyce Conforti January 2, 2018 - 6:32 pm

I’m going to be nicer to myself in 2018. It will be a new project.

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:33 pm

I think this is the BEST resolution. We all tend to be harsh on ourselves.

Diane Padilla Gutierrez January 2, 2018 - 6:08 pm

To be creative, and to learn cables!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:34 pm

Cables are so fun! I have a knitted cable blanket coming up soon, but if you mean crochet cables, I have a tutorial for that.

Nancy Simpson January 2, 2018 - 6:07 pm

Hoping to get more projects done in 2018, as I will be retiring!!!! Yay!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:36 pm

Congrats!! It’ll be so satisfying to finish up projects and start new ones:)

Lisa Off the Hook January 2, 2018 - 5:54 pm

I ended the last 2 weeks of 2017 sick. On to 2018 and getting crochet projects completed on time and learning new crochet tips and tricks!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:37 pm

Aw, I hope you feel better now! 2018 is going to be full of new things πŸ™‚
Anything in particular you want to learn about?

Dawn Colbert January 2, 2018 - 5:48 pm

This is awesome, Messed up the email and hit enter before finishing. Love everything you are giving away. Teaching myself to knit. I am an avid crocheter and have tried a couple of your patterns. Drool over them all the time

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:38 pm

Aw thank you, Dawn! I see you on IG all the time <3
I will get knitting tutorials up this year!! That's my goal. I have so many knitting patterns I don't share because I haven't done the basics yet.

Joann January 2, 2018 - 5:00 pm

My goal is to find time for crafting after taking over my late boyfriend’s business

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:41 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss.
Try to give yourself one day every week to just do something for yourself, even if it’s a little thing. If you schedule it, it’s your time.

Dar January 2, 2018 - 5:00 pm

I have new great’s coming this year and this happy Gma is hooking and clickety clacking to beat 60. More than 1 project going at a time, love it.

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:42 pm

Congrats! Aren’t baby projects the BEST?

Kara January 2, 2018 - 4:47 pm

To finish projects I’ve got started.

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:43 pm

Amen, sister. I’m still making the same pair of gloves from a year ago lol.

SYG (@HalyaSYG) January 2, 2018 - 4:05 pm

I have a temperature blanket to make and a blanket for my little girl. My resolution is to have both completed by 1/2/19! My Sister in Law is getting married in 2018 so I’m working on a temperature blanket for her and her new hubby. Still working out HOW I’m going to do it, but the yarn is purchased!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:47 pm

OH fun! You’re going to be busy!
I think start and finish the blanket for your girl first. If you record the temps/colors for the temperature blankets for a month, you can do a big chunk in one or two days (30 rows). I heard it’s much harder to do 1 row/day.

Chelle Chapman January 2, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Funny thing, my Resolution 2018 IS to finish ALL 2017’s WIP’s before I start ANYTHING new! Wish me luck Cupcake!! I would LOVE to get my hands on that grey/white yarn & those Beautiful rainbow needles!!!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:48 pm

Haha, seeing a lot of finishing up resolutions! Me too, I tried to get them done in time but then I started something new (oops :)) Good luck! I wish I could keep those needles, they’re so pretty <3

Amanda W January 2, 2018 - 2:31 pm

I have a number of projects stowed away in my closet, each in their own little box. My hubs calls them my shoebox “archives” because they never get finished. My goal this year is to get through ALL of them!

Shehla Ahmed January 2, 2018 - 8:50 pm

Shoebox archives! I lovee that πŸ™‚
I like to keep one of those kinds of projects near me (on or under my desk) to remind me to pick that up when I finish something but haven’t decided on a new project yet. It really helps!

bn100 January 1, 2018 - 5:22 pm

exercise more

Tricia January 1, 2018 - 3:37 pm

To finish what I start……I go off in all directions…..

Shehla Ahmed January 1, 2018 - 4:53 pm

That’s one of mine too πŸ™‚