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  1. Merry Christmas , Happy Hannukah , Happy Kwanzaa , and Happy Holidays , Villagers! Whatever holiday you celebrate this season or if you're just enjoying the beginning of the winter season, we have a very special present for you today. Several weeks ago, Rachel retired from Crochet Pattern Central and turned the site over to another company. We know many of you are disappointed with the changes that company has made to the site and with the lack of any new patterns being added to the site over the past month. A free pattern directory seems a perfect match for Crochetville, but with our friend Rachel so lovingly caring for Crochet Pattern Central, it didn't make sense for us to have one as well. But now that things have changed, we are creating the free crochet pattern directory of our dreams. We have spent the past few weeks developing Crochetville's very own free crochet pattern directory. We have the basic structure in place, but it's not very complete right now, as we're sure you'll notice. We need your help to make this directory fabulous! We'll need: 1. Site Visitors We hope you will enjoy the features we've built into this site. We hope that as we populate it with patterns, our free crochet pattern directory will become your go-to site when you need help finding a free crochet pattern. Please go check out our free crochet pattern directory. Take a look at the new features and let us know what you think about it. 2. Pattern Link Submitters We would love for you to add links to your favorite free patterns or any free pattern you run across when browsing the internet. Just follow our easy tutorial. Guidelines: Please submit only free crochet patterns. Please submit only patterns that have at least one photo. If a pattern depicts a trademark (such as a character or logo) submit it only if it is licensed. (There are very few licensed patterns available as free patterns.) All submitted links will go into a moderation queue for review by our team of volunteer editors. 3. Volunteer Editors We'll need some volunteer editors who will be able to do things like: Proofread the listings Add thumbnail photos Assign the pattern to the proper categories Approve for posting If you have at least a few hours (or more) a week you'd be able to spend helping edit the directory, let us know! We hope to have 5-10 editors so nobody feels overwhelmed. We have a team of 4 already in place, but we'd love to have some more. We're anticipating there will be a lot of patterns submitted during the first few weeks with the volume slowly declining after that. Please Contact Us if you'd like to be a volunteer editor. Giveaways We're thinking of having some special giveaways when we reach certain milestone goals for the number of patterns in the database. Maybe for our first 1,000 and then for every increment of 5,000? What do you think? Does that sound like fun? We hope you're as excited about this new directory as we are! Now go check it out!
  2. As you know, we periodically have down time for a forum upgrade. Well, this time it's going to be a really big upgrade because our current software is at end of life. We've taken a lot of time to think about how we'll proceed. Regardless of our choice, big change would be afoot. That's because the next version of the software we're using is a complete overhaul of the layout and everything (small company got bought out by big company, and made big changes in software). We're really not happy with the direction the new company is taking with the software, so sometime in the next few weeks, we'll be moving over to Invision Power Suite. We know this will be a major change, so we're giving you plenty of advance notice to get used to the idea. When Will This Happen? We aren't sure of the exact date yet, but it will be sometime in January 2013. Forum Downtime The forum will be down for several days while we migrate the database to the new software. (It's huge!) We'll be sure to give you advance notice so you can make plans accordingly! How to Keep In Touch with Us during Downtime While the forum is down, we can all keep in contact with each other in these places: Our Blog Our Facebook Page Our Twitter Account Another New Thing We have another exciting new feature that we're introducing TODAY! We know how disappointed you all have been with the changes to Crochet Pattern Central after Rachel retired and turned it over to another company. We have a new option for you: Crochetville's Own Free Pattern Directory! Read all about in this post. Be sure to click the link in that post to visit the directory and see what all the buzz is about!
  3. Crochetville Community Policies Revised: July 19, 2019 (previous version: April 7, 2013) Crochetville: a cozy little village for crocheters everywhere! Amy and Donna are happy to welcome you to Crochetville. If this is your first time here, you've found a wonderful, friendly place to talk about crochet. If you've been around for a while, thanks for stopping by for a refresher on our policies and our vision for Crochetville. Crochetville Vision Crochetville is a warm, welcoming, friendly community for people everywhere who are interested in crochet. Our policies are designed to help keep our large, ever-growing community happy and healthy. By participating on this forum, you agree to abide by these policies and our Terms of Use (via any service provided through our site). Posting Etiquette Please treat Crochetville owners, volunteer staff, and each other with respect at all times. Remember that we have members from all around the world. Be respectful of cultural differences and the fact that English is not the primary language of all members. Flames (personal attacks), threats, harassment, and hate speech are not allowed. Respect the privacy of others. Please do not post emails, private messages, or any personal information about another member that they haven't included in their Crochetville user profile. Please do not link to or discuss any off-site information about another member without their permission. No political discussion nor religious debate/argument/evangelism allowed as those subjects frequently cause drama. Help us keep Crochetville a positive place! Remember Our Younger Visitors The Crochetville forum is a family-friendly zone. We comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and we do not accept registrations from children under the age of 13 although they may visit the site. Please refrain from using profanity. No sexual/adult language in usernames, avatars, profile pictures. Nudity and provocative photos are not allowed in any image posted on Crochetville. Please remember the presence of young visitors and write your posts accordingly. Advertising and Spam Management Indie businesses may post about their business on Crochetville following our Free Advertising for Indie Business Policies. Members may list personal (non-business-related) stash items they no longer need in the Destashing forum. Please do not PM or email other members with unsolicited business information or offers for any reason. Spammers (post, signature, profile, PM, etc.) are banned and messages are deleted with no notice. Copyright and Trademark You are welcome to post patterns (complete instructions) that you have designed yourself in our Free Original Patterns forum. Patterns you post should not infringe on another party's copyright or trademark. You may not post patterns that heavily incorporate or reference another person's design. If the intent was to copy or duplicate someone else's work, you shouldn't post your version here (in Free Original Patterns) or link to it elsewhere on Crochetville. If you post a pattern, you retain full rights to your design. If we wish to use your design in any way beyond sharing photos and a link to the thread on other areas of Crochetville's web presence or on other social media sites, we will request permission first. When asking for help with a pattern, please do not post the entire pattern. You may post the one line of instructions with which you need help, although we encourage you to post a link to the pattern or provide information about where it was published whenever possible. Patterns and posts found to be infringing upon another's copyright or trademark are subject to removal. Click here for instructions on reporting copyright and trademark infringement. We act on reports as quickly as possible in compliance with the DMCA. Do not provide information on how to obtain copies of copyrighted patterns without permission of the copyright owner. Links to sites that encourage or allow posting of infringing material are not allowed and are subject to removal. Please only post photos to which you own the copyright or which you've been given permission to post by the copyright owner. If the photo copyright belongs to someone else, please credit the original photographer and post a disclaimer such as "Used with permission." If you post a pattern or a link to a pattern you have designed that features a popular game, TV, or movie character, sports team or corporate logo, etc., without stating that you have received proper permission from the intellectual property owner, your thread will be archived without notice (although we may choose to notify you) and further action may be taken as necessary on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for understanding our need to keep our site free from legal troubles related to contributory trademark and/or copyright infringement. Social Media Sharing In an effort to promote Crochetville and discussions taking place on the forum, we may share some of the contributions you've made to our community in other areas of Crochetville's web presence or on other social media sites. By posting any content on Crochetville, you agree that Crochetville, our members, and forum visitors may share it on social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and other similar social media outlets that may come into existence. Any member or visitor who shares Crochetville content on another social media outlet should provide a link back to the original Crochetville thread and give proper credit to the original poster. Complete patterns posted by a Crochetville member are not to be shared in their entirety or posted in their entirety outside of Crochetville without that member's express written permission. Obviously, you may post links to the pattern. Customer Service Disputes with Other Businesses Please do not use Crochetville to attempt to resolve customer service disputes with other businesses. The proper thing to do is contact the business owner first. Please be respectful when discussing crochet- and fiber-related small businesses. Remember that what you write here is public and that the owner or employees of the business may be reading your posts. If you must post a review that contains negative feedback, please remember that you may be affecting someone's livelihood. Please post appropriately and constructively. Libelous comments are not allowed, and could result in legal action being taken against you by a business owner. Factual statements that you can back up with evidence are not libelous. If you are mad at a business, its owner, or an employee for some reason, you may not use Crochetville to attempt to do harm. Attempts at doing so (our call) will result in deletion of posts, possible loss of posting privileges, and potentially being banned from the site. Financial and Safety Information Fundraising is allowed only with prior approval. Please Contact Us before posting about any fundraising efforts. Financial transactions: Crochetville is not responsible for any trade/sell/purchase arrangements members make with other members. Enter into such arrangements at your own risk. Exchanging personal information: We encourage all members to use caution when exchanging personal contact information with other members. Miscellaneous Signatures are limited to a maximum of 10 lines. No content that is sexual, political, or designed to be controversial is allowed in signatures. Members are allowed to register only one account. In general, please do not cross-post (cross-posting is starting the same thread in more than one forum or subforum). However, if you are participating in a CAL or other ongoing thread, we strongly encourage you to cross-post your finished projects in one of our Show-and-Tell forums. Reporting Problems Please report any problems or concerns you have to Crochetville rather than to the member in question. Correcting another member's behavior (either in forum posts or via private message) tends to further escalate situations; such forum posts may be subject to removal without notice. You may use the "Report post" link (found in the dark bar above each post) to let us know about any posts or PMs of concern so we can review the situation. You may use the Contact Us form to let us know of any other issues of concern. We regret that we cannot respond individually to each person who reports an issue, but please be assured that we read each message and will take whatever action we deem appropriate. Repeated and/or blatant violation of Crochetville's policies may result in temporary or permanent loss of various forum privileges or in being banned from Crochetville, with or without notice. Such actions are always a last resort to enable us to maintain a pleasant forum experience for the vast majority of our members. We prefer to talk things out with members and come to a mutually agreeable solution to any issues that may arise. We can't predict every situation that might occur. We reserve the right to handle some situations on an individual basis. Questions/Concerns about our community policies? If you have general questions or concerns about any of our policies, please post a message in Forum Help & Suggestions. If you have questions or concerns about a specific situation related to our policies, please use the Contact Us form, although member privacy concerns may prevent us from discussing certain details. Discussion of specific situations or administrator actions does not take place on the forum. Such posts will be removed and a member's ability to participate on the site may be affected. ------------- Thank your for helping us keep Crochetville a positive place full of sunshine and rainbows!
  4. Crochetville Swap Guidelines 2012 Please read these guidelines thoroughly before participating in any swap on Crochetville. If you do not uphold your swap commitments, your swap privileges may be revoked or you may receive negative points that will count towards your swap privileges being reviewed and possibly revoked. You will need to read this entire post for details. -------------- Before joining a swap, read through these entire general Crochetville Swap Guidelines, the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps and RAOKs, and the specific requirements and deadlines for the individual swap you want to join. And keep in mind: Swaps are about giving first; receiving is secondary. Swaps are fun, but take your commitment seriously. Swapping is a privilege. By joining a swap, you agree to abide by all of these Crochetville Swap Guidelines, as well as the guidelines, instructions, requirements, and deadlines of the specific swap you are joining. Part 1: Swapping What is a Crochetville swap? Who is eligible to participate in a swap? How many swaps may I join at one time? How do I join a swap? How private is my information? Does each swap have its own additional guidelines? Do I have to verify receiving my partner assignment/survey? What mailing deadline do I have to meet? Do I have to get proof of mailing and send it to my Swap Hostess? Do I have to acknowledge receiving my package? How important is prompt communication during a swap? Do you have any helpful tips for swappers? Part 3: Swap Problems Is swapping is a privilege? What should I do if I think I am going to miss my swap postmark-by deadline? What should I do if I realize I've gotten in over my head and can't complete my swap item in time? What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked? What actions could cause me to earn negative points? Questions After reading these guidelines, if you have any questions, please contact the Swap Hostess for the swap in which you are interested or contact us. -------------- Part 1: Swapping What is a Crochetville swap? A Crochetville swap is an organized exchange of gifts between partners. Many of our swaps are for handmade crochet items, while some are for store-bought items (such as yarn, for example). Each swap will specify the type of items to be exchanged. We have swaps for various types of items throughout the year. If you join a swap, you'll put together and mail a package based on the swap theme and your partner's preferences, and your partner will do the same for you. Swaps are about giving. Swaps are about sending a personalized, thoughtful present to your partner. Swaps are about making someone else happy. You'll also receive a swap package put together by your partner with just you in mind -- but "getting stuff" is not the goal. The spirit of swapping is to share your love of crochet with another person who also loves crochet. Swaps are a good way to get to know other Crochetville members better. Swappers are encouraged to post messages in the swap thread so all swap participants can get to know each other better. Swappers may also want to use PMs or email to get to know their swap partner better. Who is eligible to participate in a swap? You may participate in a swap if you meet ALL of the following criteria: You are at least 18 years old. You have achieved Villager membership level at Crochetville (which means you have been a member for 30 days and made at least 30 posts). You are not currently active in the maximum number of swaps (two). You have not had your swap privileges or other Crochetville participation privileges revoked. How many swaps may I join at one time? You may participate in a maximum of two Crochetville swaps at the same time. For the purposes of swap sign-up, a swap will no longer be counted as active (meaning you are eligible to sign up for another swap) when (1) delivery confirmation shows your partner has received your package or (2) your partner has posted a thank-you for your package in the swap thread, whichever comes first. The reason for our two-swap limit is that it is easy to get caught up in the fun of swaps and over-commit yourself. This can result in stress for you and possibly disappointment for your partners (and extra work for Swap Hostesses) if you are unable to fulfill multiple swap commitments at the same time. How do I join a swap? First, carefully read through the entire Crochetville Swap Guidelines (that's what you're reading now) and the Copyright/Trademark Guidelines for Swaps and RAOKs. Second, find a swap that interests you (see our 2012 Swap Schedule) and carefully read through all of the instructions, requirements, and deadlines for that particular swap. If you have any questions at all, contact the Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions for the swap you are interested in joining. Be sure that you are comfortable with and able to comply with all the requirements and deadlines for a swap before you sign up. Be sure to consider whether this is a good time for you to swap. Does the swap schedule fit with your schedule? Check your calendar! Don't forget to think about travel and other commitments (including financial) that might interfere with being a good swapper. Swaps will include a signup questionnaire in the second post in the swap thread. To join a swap, copy the entire questionnaire for that swap, fill it out completely, and send it to the Swap Hostess. After sending the message, also post in the swap thread, saying that you are joining the swap. After the signup period has ended, you will receive your partner assignment from your Swap Hostess. How private is my information? Your privacy is always very important to us at Crochetville. The information you submit for a swap is never used nor shared for any purpose other than the swap you are joining. The information you provide to your Swap Hostess on your swap survey is provided to your assigned swap partner(s). This information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. If necessary, and with your prior permission, survey information may also be provided to a Swap Angel sending an Angel Package (that is, a Crochetville member sending a replacement for a swap package not received). Indicating in your swap questionnaire that you would like a gift certificate, a digital pattern through Ravelry, or something similar (may not apply to most swaps) is your agreement that your swap partner may divulge limited information (name, email address, mailing address) to a third party in order to obtain the requested item for you. Does each swap have its own additional guidelines? Yes, each swap will have its own specific guidelines for the items to be sent during the swap (minimum or maximum dollar value, specific type of yarn, whether extras can be included, etc.). Swappers are responsible for carefully reading the swap instructions and following all swap-specific guidelines. If you have any questions about whether what you want to send meets the swap guidelines, contact your Swap Hostess. Requirement: [The items you send must meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Do I have to verify receiving my partner assignment/survey? Requirement: [Within one week of receiving your partner assignment/survey from your Swap Hostess, post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Please also contact your Swap Hostess to say you have received your partner assignment/survey. Swap threads often get busy, so it makes a Swap Hostess' work easier not to have to sift through posts to verify who has received their partner assignment. What mailing deadline do I have to meet? Requirement: [Mail your swap package by the POSTMARK-BY deadline given in your swap.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Note that when mailing, you will need to get a delivery confirmation number or other proof of mailing. See the next question below for details. Do I have to get proof of mailing and send it to my Swap Hostess? Requirement: [When mailing your swap package, get a delivery confirmation (DC) number or other proof of mailing AND, within one week of mailing, send your DC or other proof of mailing to your Swap Hostess. If you are unable to obtain proof of mailing, still contact your Swap Hostess to say you have mailed but could not get proof of mailing.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. If you are shipping outside the United States (to or from), get a dated customs form or a dated receipt (that shows the weight of your package and the recipient's zip code). For some types of packages or in some locations, proof of mailing may not be available from your postal service. In the event your postal service cannot provide you with some sort of proof of mailing, let your Swap Hostess know. If your package becomes lost and you are not able to provide us with proof of shipment, you will be required to send a replacement package to your partner. Do I have to acknowledge receiving my package? Requirement: [Within one week of receiving your swap package from your swap partner, post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Please also contact your Swap Hostess to say you have received your swap package from your partner. Swap threads often get busy, so it makes a Swap Hostess' work easier not to have to sift through posts to verify who has received their packages. Do not put off posting a thank you simply because you have not taken a photo of the swap items you received. While we all love seeing photos, it's easy for time to slip away. If you've taken a photo right away, great! If not, that's fine, too. It's more important to get your thank-you posted. You can post again later to show photos. How important is prompt communication during a swap? It is very important to communicate promptly with your Swap Hostess. If you know you will be unavailable/unable to respond to email during certain days of the swap, please notify the Swap Hostess and your partner in advance. It's a good idea to check email and Crochetville PMs daily during the term of a swap. Requirement: [You are expected to respond promptly to swap-related messages (PM/Private Message or email) from your Swap Hostess or Crochetville Administrators.] See Part 2: Swap Problems below for consequences of poor communication. There are no requirements to communicate with your swap partner outside of the swap thread, although you are welcome to use PMs and email to get to know each other better. Not everyone is a chatty swapper, but it is considerate (and makes the swap more fun!) to contact your partner occasionally to say hello and let them know you are working on their swap package, especially if you will be mailing towards the end of the swap. Hearing from a swap partner can make someone's day! Please remember that it would be very rude and discourteous not to respond promptly to a partner's emails. Do you have any helpful tips for swappers? Yes! Please read our Swap Etiquette and Tips [coming soon] to find out how to be a sensational swapper! -------------- Part 2: Swap Problems Is swapping a privilege? Yes, swapping on Crochetville is a privilege. If this privilege is abused, it may be revoked under certain circumstances as described below. What should I do if I think I am going to miss my swap postmark-by deadline? If, for any reason, at any time, you realize you are unable to fulfill your swap commitment by the swap deadline, it is crucial that you contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. Do not wait until the swap deadline. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. What should I do if I realize I've gotten in over my head and can't complete my swap item in time? If, for any reason, at any time, you realize you are unable able to fulfill your swap commitment by the swap deadline, it is crucial that you contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. Do not wait until the swap deadline. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked? While swapping is fun, it is a commitment that you are expected to take seriously. If your swap privileges are revoked, you will no longer be able to participate in swaps at Crochetville. To avoid this unfortunate circumstance, contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible if you find out you will be unable to meet any swap obligation. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. Your Crochetville swap privileges will be revoked if any of the following occurs: You send anything to your partner that violates Crochetville's copyright and/or trademark guidelines. You did not ship a package to your partner by one week after the POSTMARK-BY deadline. You sent a package, but the items in the package did not meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap. We realize that in rare cases, there really are extenuating circumstances that mean a member should not have their swap privileges revoked. You will always have the opportunity to inform your Swap Hostess and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) of such circumstances. A decision to grant an exception will be made on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of AmyS and Donna. Your swap history will be reviewed for possible revocation of swap privileges if the following occurs: You have earned ten (10) or more negative points in your swap history. In this circumstance, Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) will review your swap history to determine whether you should be eligible to participate in future swaps. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the frequency and severity of the problems; your input will be taken into consideration. All decisions will be final. What actions could cause me to earn negative points? While all swap guidelines are important, some cause a lesser level of disappointment for your partner or aggravation for your Swap Hostess. In the past, keeping track of swap problems has been cumbersome and time-consuming. Therefore, our Swap Hostesses are now using a point system to keep track of swap guidelines that are not met. If any of the following problems occur, you will receive negative points as indicated: You did not post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner within one week of receiving partner assignment from your Swap Hostess. -1 POINT You did not mail package by POSTMARK-BY deadline, but you sent package within one week after the deadline. -1 POINT You did not send your delivery confirmation number or something equivalent to your Swap Hostess within one week after sending package. -1 POINT You did not post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread within one week after receiving package. -1 POINT Poor communication with your Swap Hostess during resolution of swap problems. This is determined at the discretion of your Swap Hostess. -1 POINT Other actions not included in this list, that cause disappointment/hurt to your swap partner or aggravation to your Swap Hostess may be assigned a point, at the sole discretion of AmyS and Donna. We anticipate this would happen only in very rare extenuating circumstances. -1 POINT Negative points will be given by Swap Hostesses using the forum's built-in reputation system. A brief explanatory comment will accompany each negative point. These comments are visible only to yourself (in your User CP) and to Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna). Information about these comments may be made available to Swap Hostesses and/or the Swap Coordinator if necessary. As part of the forum's built-in reputation system, every member of Crochetville will have a very small but publicly viewable gray reputation icon on their posts, PMs, and user profile. The icon image/graphic will look exactly the same and be the same color for everyone. Hovering over the icon will reveal a small line of text. For those who have not swapped or who have not had swap problems, the line of text will read, "[username] is a Crochetville member." For those who have received negative points, the line of text will read, "[username] is at Swap Level 1" (or Swap Level 2, 3, etc.). Swap Level increases with each negative point received. Once a member has reached Swap Level 10 (that is, has received ten (10) negative points), the Swap Hostess will notify Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna), who will review the swapper's history to determine whether the swapper should be eligible to participate in future swaps. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the frequency and severity of the problems; input from the swapper will be taken into consideration. All decisions will be final. -------------- Questions After reading these guidelines, if you have any questions, please contact the Swap Hostess for the swap in which you are interested or contact us. --------------
  5. What Is the Treasure Hunt? (Note: This is just a copy of the OFFICIAL thread taking place over in the National Crochet Month 2011 folder. I've placed a copy here in Giveaways to help get more attention for the contest. Most responses in this thread will eventually be moved over to the official thread.) In honor of National Crochet Month 2011, Crochetville is partnering with a number of indie designers, spinners, dyers, and hook and toolmakers to sponsor the Crochetville NatCroMo 2011 Treasure Hunt. Each indie business has donated one or more special items for our super-special crochet gift basket that will be given to one lucky winner at the end of the Treasure Hunt. We hope the Treasure Hunt will make Crochetville members and site visitors aware of some really fabulous crochet businesses and encourage everyone to spend some time browsing through the websites of our participating indie businesses. Keep checking this thread as we will be posting photos of new items for the gift basket as our indie businesses confirm what they are donating. How Does the Treasure Hunt Work? Each participating business will have hidden this Treasure Hunt logo somewhere on their site by March 8. The contest does not officially start until March 8, so please don't waste time hunting for it before then since many businesses may not upload the logo until that day. Contest participants shall: Visit the site of each participating business. Find the logo hidden on the site. Enter the URL of the page that contains the logo or the URL of the photo itself on the contest entry form. Complete the contest entry form (see post #2 of this thread). (Forms submitted with missing or incorrect URLs will be declared ineligible.) Return the contest entry form via PM to Crochetville Contest Entries by 11:59 PM CST March 25, 2011. Participating Indie Businesses The following indie businesses have hidden the Treasure Hunt logo on their site: Crochet Renee, Renee Barnes Cute Crochet, Jocelyn Sass Designing Vashti, Vashti Braha Edgery Doo, Marleen Manley Fibers By Tracie, Tracie Barrett Jelly Yarns, Kathleen Greco KRW Knitwear Designs, Karen Whooley Poetry in Yarn, Lindsey Stephens Positively Crochet , Mary Jane Hall Treasure Hunt Rules and Eligibility Any registered Crochetville member, with an account in good standing, who is at least 18 years of age and who has a US mailing address, is eligible to enter. A free Crochetville account may be created at any time by clicking here. One entry per person. Treasure Hunt contest is void where prohibited by law. Entries must be submitted via Crochetville Private Message to Crochetville Contest Entries. Contest entries may be submitted from 12:01 AM CST March 8 through 11:59 PM CST March 25, 2011. Entries with a missing or incorrect URL will be declared ineligible. A random drawing will be used to select the winner from all eligible entries. The winner will be selected and announced in this thread by March 31, 2011.
  6. Please join us in a birthday celebration for Crochetville. The site turns seven years old today! Some interesting statistics from our past: 02/16/04: Crochetville was born, on ezboard 06/09/04: Crochetville hits 100 members 01/21/05: Crochetville hits 600 members 03/05: Crochetville moves to vBulletin platform 2/16/06: Crochetville has 4,748 members and 301,299 posts 1/27/07: Crochetville LLC is born 01/01/09: AmyS is elected to the board of directors of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) 03/06/09: Crochetville receives registered trademark status 06/14/09: Crochetville LLC becomes a corporate member of CGOA 9/21/09: Crochetville LLC becomes an Associate member of TNNA 01/01/11: Crochetville hits 45,000 members 01/05/11: AmyS is elected president of the Crochet Guild of America 01/2011: 221,981 unique site visitors for the month 02/17/11: Crochetville has 46,793 members, 120,695 threads, and 2,137,272 posts
  7. Crochetville Swap Guidelines (2010 and 2011) Even if you have swapped on Crochetville before, read this entire post because the guidelines have changed for 2010. If you do not uphold your swap commitments, your swap privileges may be revoked or you may receive negative points that will count towards your swap privileges being reviewed and possibly revoked. You will need to read this entire post for details. -------------- Before joining a swap, read through these entire Crochetville Swap Guidelines as well as the requirements and deadlines for the specific swap you want to join. And keep in mind: Swaps are about giving first; receiving is secondary. Swaps are fun, but take your commitment seriously. Swapping is a privilege. By joining a swap, you agree to abide by all of these Crochetville Swap Guidelines, as well as the guidelines, instructions, requirements, and deadlines of the specific swap you are joining. Part 1: Swapping What is a Crochetville swap? Who is eligible to participate in a swap? How many swaps may I join at one time? How do I join a swap? How private is my information? Does each swap have its own additional guidelines? Do I have to verify receiving my partner assignment/survey? What mailing deadline do I have to meet? Do I have to get proof of mailing and send it to my Swap Hostess? Do I have to acknowledge receiving my package? How important is prompt communication during a swap? Do you have any helpful tips for swappers? Part 3: Swap Problems Is swapping is a privilege? What should I do if I think I am going to miss my swap postmark-by deadline? What should I do if I realize I've gotten in over my head and can't complete my swap item in time? What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked? What actions could cause me to earn negative points? Questions After reading these guidelines, if you have any questions, please contact the Swap Hostess for the swap in which you are interested or contact us. -------------- Part 1: Swapping What is a Crochetville swap? A Crochetville swap is an organized exchange of gifts between partners. Many of our swaps are for handmade crochet items, while some are for store-bought items (such as yarn, for example). Each swap will specify the type of items to be exchanged. We have swaps for various types of items throughout the year. If you join a swap, you'll put together and mail a package based on the swap theme and your partner's preferences, and your partner will do the same for you. Swaps are about giving. Swaps are about sending a personalized, thoughtful present to your partner. Swaps are about making someone else happy. You'll also receive a swap package put together by your partner with just you in mind -- but "getting stuff" is not the goal. The spirit of swapping is to share your love of crochet with another person who also loves crochet. Who is eligible to participate in a swap? You may participate in a swap if you meet ALL of the following criteria: You are at least 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, contact us before signing up for a swap because parental permission will be required. You have achieved Villager membership level at Crochetville (which means you have been a member for 30 days and made at least 30 posts). You are not currently active in the maximum number of swaps (two). You have not had your swap privileges revoked. How many swaps may I join at one time? You may participate in a maximum of two Crochetville swaps at the same time. For the purposes of swap sign-up, a swap will no longer be counted as active (meaning you are eligible to sign up for another swap) when (1) delivery confirmation shows your partner has received your package or (2) your partner has posted a thank-you for your package in the swap thread, whichever comes first. The reason for our two-swap limit is that it is easy to get caught up in the fun of swaps and over-commit yourself. This can result in stress for you and possibly disappointment for your partners (and extra work for Swap Hostesses) if you are unable to fulfill multiple swap commitments at the same time. How do I join a swap? First, carefully read through the entire Crochetville Swap Guidelines (that's what you're reading now). Second, find a swap that interests you (see our 2010 Swap Schedule [coming soon]) and carefully read through all of the instructions, requirements, and deadlines for that particular swap. If you have any questions at all, contact the Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions for the swap you are interested in joining. Be sure that you are comfortable with and able to comply with all the requirements and deadlines for a swap before you sign up. Be sure to consider whether this is a good time for you to swap. Does the swap schedule fit with your schedule? Check your calendar! Don't forget to think about travel and other commitments (including financial) that might interfere with being a good swapper. Each swap will include a signup questionnaire in the second post in the swap thread. To join a swap, copy the entire questionnaire for that swap, fill it out completely, and send it to the Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions. After sending the PM, also post in the swap thread, saying that you are joining the swap. After the signup period has ended, you will receive your partner assignment from your Swap Hostess. How private is my information? Your privacy is always very important to us at Crochetville. The information you submit for a swap is never used nor shared for any purpose other than the swap you are joining. The information you provide to your Swap Hostess on your swap survey is provided to your assigned swap partner(s). This information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. If necessary, and with your prior permission, survey information may also be provided to a Swap Angel sending an Angel Package (that is, a Crochetville member sending a replacement for a swap package not received). Does each swap have its own additional guidelines? Yes, each swap will have its own specific guidelines (minimum or maximum dollar value, specific type of yarn, whether extras can be included, etc.). Swappers are responsible for carefully reading the swap instructions and following all swap-specific guidelines. If you have any questions about whether what you want to send meets the swap guidelines, contact your Swap Hostess. Requirement: [The items you send must meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Do I have to verify receiving my partner assignment/survey? Requirement: [Within one week of receiving your partner assignment/survey from your Swap Hostess, post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Please also contact your Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions to say you have received your partner assignment/survey. Swap threads often get busy, so it makes a Swap Hostess' work easier not to have to sift through posts to verify who has received their partner assignment. What mailing deadline do I have to meet? Requirement: [Mail your swap package by the POSTMARK-BY deadline given in your swap.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Note that when mailing, you will need to get a delivery confirmation number or other proof of mailing. See the next question below for details. Do I have to get proof of mailing and send it to my Swap Hostess? Requirement: [When mailing your swap package, get a delivery confirmation (DC) number or other proof of mailing AND, within one week of mailing, send your DC or other proof of mailing to your Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions. If you are unable to obtain proof of mailing, still contact your Swap Hostess to say you have mailed but could not get proof of mailing.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. If you are shipping outside the United States (to or from), get a dated customs form or a dated receipt (that shows the weight of your package and the recipient's zip code). For some types of packages or in some locations, proof of mailing may not be available from your postal service. In the event your postal service cannot provide you with some sort of proof of mailing, let your Swap Hostess know. If your package becomes lost and you are not able to provide us with proof of shipment, you will be required to send a replacement package to your partner. Do I have to acknowledge receiving my package? Requirement: [Within one week of receiving your swap package from your swap partner, post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread.] See Part 2: Swap Problems for consequences of not meeting this requirement. Please also contact your Swap Hostess by their preferred method (PM/Private Message or email) as listed in swap instructions to say you have received your swap package from your partner. Swap threads often get busy, so it makes a Swap Hostess' work easier not to have to sift through posts to verify who has received their packages. Do not put off posting a thank you simply because you have not taken a photo of the swap items you received. While we all love seeing photos, it's easy for time to slip away. If you've taken a photo right away, great! If not, that's fine, too. It's more important to get your thank-you posted. You can post again later to show photos. How important is prompt communication during a swap? It is very important to communicate promptly with your Swap Hostess and your swap partner throughout the swap. If you know you will be unavailable/unable to respond to email during certain days of the swap, please notify the Swap Hostess and your partner in advance. It's a good idea to check email and Crochetville PMs daily during the term of a swap. Requirement: [You are expected to respond promptly to swap-related messages (PM/Private Message or email) from your Swap Hostess or Crochetville Administrators.] See Part 2: Swap Problems below for consequences of poor communication. Not everyone is a chatty swapper, but it is considerate to occasionally contact your partner to say hello and let them know you are working on their swap package, especially if you will be mailing towards the end of the swap. Hearing from a swap partner can make someone's day! Additionally, some swaps have more frequent communication requirements, which will be listed in the guidelines for the swap. Do you have any helpful tips for swappers? Yes! Please read our Swap Etiquette and Tips [coming soon] to find out how to be a sensational swapper! -------------- Part 2: Swap Problems Is swapping a privilege? Yes, swapping on Crochetville is a privilege. If this privilege is abused, it may be revoked under certain circumstances as described below. What should I do if I think I am going to miss my swap postmark-by deadline? If, for any reason, at any time, you realize you are unable to fulfill your swap commitment by the swap deadline, it is crucial that you contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. Do not wait until the swap deadline. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. What should I do if I realize I've gotten in over my head and can't complete my swap item in time? If, for any reason, at any time, you realize you are unable able to fulfill your swap commitment by the swap deadline, it is crucial that you contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible. Do not wait until the swap deadline. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. What actions could cause me to have my swap privileges revoked? While swapping is fun, it is a commitment that you are expected to take seriously. If your swap privileges are revoked, you will no longer be able to participate in swaps at Crochetville. To avoid this unfortunate circumstance, contact your Swap Hostess as soon as possible if you find out you will be unable to meet any swap obligation. If you contact your Swap Hostess prior to the swap deadline, we will discuss with you and work with you to avoid having your swap privileges revoked. Your Crochetville swap privileges will be revoked if either one of the following occurs: You did not ship a package to your partner by one week after the POSTMARK-BY deadline. You sent a package, but the items in the package did not meet at least the minimum requirements of the swap. We realize that in rare cases, there really are extenuating circumstances that mean a member should not have their swap privileges revoked. You will always have the opportunity to inform your Swap Hostess and Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) of such circumstances. A decision to grant an exception will be made on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of AmyS and Donna. Your swap history will be reviewed for possible revocation of swap privileges if the following occurs: You have earned ten (10) or more negative points in your swap history. In this circumstance, Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna) will review your swap history to determine whether you should be eligible to participate in future swaps. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the frequency and severity of the problems; your input will be taken into consideration. All decisions will be final. What actions could cause me to earn negative points? While all swap guidelines are important, some cause a lesser level of disappointment for your partner or aggravation for your Swap Hostess. In the past, keeping track of swap problems has been cumbersome and time-consuming. Therefore, our Swap Hostesses are now using a point system to keep track of swap guidelines that are not met. If any of the following problems occur, you will receive negative points as indicated: You did not post in the swap thread saying that you have received your partner within one week of receiving partner assignment from your Swap Hostess. -1 POINT You did not mail package by POSTMARK-BY deadline, but you sent package within one week after the deadline. -1 POINT You did not send your delivery confirmation number or something equivalent to your Swap Hostess within one week after sending package. -1 POINT You did not post a thank you to your partner in the swap thread within one week after receiving package. -1 POINT Poor communication with your Swap Hostess during resolution of swap problems. This is determined at the discretion of your Swap Hostess. -1 POINT It is possible to receive a maximum of five (5) negative points per swap. Negative points will be given by Swap Hostesses using the forum's built-in reputation system. A brief explanatory comment will accompany each negative point. These comments are visible only to yourself (in your User CP) and to Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna). Information about these comments may be made available to Swap Hostesses and/or the Swap Coordinator if necessary. As part of the forum's built-in reputation system, every member of Crochetville will have a very small but publicly viewable gray reputation icon on their posts, PMs, and user profile. The icon image/graphic will look exactly the same and be the same color for everyone. Hovering over the icon will reveal a small line of text. For those who have not swapped or who have not had swap problems, the line of text will read, "[username] is a Crochetville member." For those who have received negative points, the line of text will read, "[username] is at Swap Level 1" (or Swap Level 2, 3, etc.). Swap Level increases with each negative point received. Once a member has reached Swap Level 10 (that is, has received ten (10) negative points), the Swap Hostess will notify Crochetville Administrators (AmyS and Donna), who will review the swapper's history to determine whether the swapper should be eligible to participate in future swaps. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis depending on the frequency and severity of the problems; input from the swapper will be taken into consideration. All decisions will be final. -------------- Questions After reading these guidelines, if you have any questions, please contact the Swap Hostess for the swap in which you are interested or contact us. --------------
  8. Crochet designer Tammy Hildebrand (Tammystreasures here at Crochetville) has been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, which is a bacterial infection caused by untreated Lyme Disease. While regular Lyme Disease is treatable and covered by insurance when diagnosed in its early stages, Chronic Lyme Disease is not covered by medical insurance and is not even recognized by many in the medical industry. Chronic Lyme Disease is very debilitating and requires expensive medical treatment. Fellow crochet designer Kim Guzman (CrochetKim, who is also one of Crochetville's beloved teachers) has established a special program called the "Help Tammy Benefit." You can visit that website to learn more about the medical and financial problems facing Tammy and her family and to make a donation if you wish. (Please note: donations are not tax-deductible at this time.) Tammy has given so much to the crochet community through her fabulous designs. We hope some of you may choose to join us in this effort to help Tammy. Ways You Can Help: Spread the link to the Help Tammy Benefit through your blogs, websites, Facebook, and Twitter accounts: Let's take this viral! Visit the website and make a donation. All donations help, no matter how small. Who Is Tammy Hildebrand? If you don't recognize her name, you probably recognize some of her designs. Clicking on each picture will take you to the pattern.
  9. This thread is for participants of the April 2009 Sock CAL sponsored by Sheri of The Loopy Ewe to show off their finished socks. Please share photos of your finished socks with us! We encourage you to post as many photos as you like of your pair of socks as well as close-up photos of any interesting details on your socks. The more photos the better! New Way to Post Photos: We have a new way to upload photos directly to your post here at Crochetville. Check out Donna's easy tutorial to learn how. Please use this method to post all photos in this thread. Thanks! Information to Include in Your Post: Yarn you used with as much information as possible including brand, color, fiber, yardage, weight, etc. Please remember to include a link back to that yarn's page on The Loopy Ewe website. Hook size used Any other useful information If you have posted your project in Crochetville Show-and-Tell, please post a link to your thread in Show-and-Tell Reminder: This thread is a photo showcase and thus is for posting photos only. To keep it uncluttered, please refrain from posting comments in this thread. If you have comments about someone's finished socks or about the CAL/KAL in general, please post those comments in the April 2009 Sock CAL discussion thread.
  10. Welcome to our very first Sponsored Sock CAL! This CAL is sponsored by Sheri at The Loopy Ewe, an online store specializing in sock yarn. Sheri says, "It's our mission to provide you with top quality sock & lace yarns, patterns, fun accessories, and encouragement and inspiration for finding more time to do what you love - knitting [or crochet!]." Sheri has told us that one of her goals for this year is for The Loopy Ewe to promote the store's intention to be very friendly toward crocheters. She has invited all Sponsored Sock CAL participants to email her a picture of your completed socks so she can show them off in a crocheted socks gallery on her store website. You can find her email address on The Loopy Ewe website. Sheri is offering a very generous 20% discount on your entire purchase (as much as you want of anything you want) with The Loopy Ewe for the first order you place for this CAL. The coupon code will only be valid on one order placed during the valid coupon dates. Keep reading for more details. The Loopy Ewe also has a Frequent Shopper Benefits program. When a customer's orders accumulate to $250, the Loopy Ewe will give you a $25.00 account credit towards a future purchase. The Loopy Ewe keeps track of customers' totals (less discounts, taxes, and shipping) and sends an email when the $25.00 credit is earned. Your CAL purchase will count towards your total for the Frequent Shopper Benefits program. Isn't that great? Dates for the CAL: The CAL will begin on April 1. This thread will stay open until May 31. If you start at the very beginning, you'll have a full two months to complete your socks. Who Can Participate? All registered members of Crochetville are eligible to participate in this Sponsored Sock CAL. You need to be registered so you can post in this thread. If you're not a registered member, you can register a free account here. To participate in this Sponsored Sock CAL, you MUST purchase your yarn from The Loopy Ewe using the special discount code (see below for how to get the code). NOTE: This is a crochet-along (CAL) and not a class on how to crochet socks. All participants should already know how to crochet a basic pair of socks or be very comfortable with their ability to learn the skills needed on their own. We won't be teaching you HOW to make a pair of socks, but we'll try to help you out if you have questions about a particular pattern. If you don't know how to crochet socks yet and don't feel comfortable learning on your own, please take our online class offered by Karen Whooley. Keep an eye on our class schedule to see when this class will be offered again in 2009. After taking the class, you can sign up for another Sponsored Sock CAL later this year. How to Order Yarn with the CAL Discount: Post a message in this thread that you will participate in the Sponsored Sock CAL. Use the Contact Us form to request the special discount code. Be sure to include your Crochetville username, real name, and email address you will use when placing your order. AmyS or Donna will send you the discount code. You may not share this code with any other person. (Members who share the code with others will be ineligible to participate in any other Sponsored CALs.) Go to the Loopy Ewe website and place your order. Be sure to enter your discount code before you submit your order. Discount Code Terms and Conditions: Code is good for a 20% discount on your entire order (before shipping and any applicable sales tax). Be sure to enter the code before submitting your order. Discount cannot be applied retroactively to any order submitted without the code. Code is valid for one order only. Code is valid from Monday, March 23, 2009 to Friday, May 1, 2009. Discount cannot be applied to any orders placed before or after the coupon dates. Code may only be used by members participating in the Sponsored Sock CAL. You may not share the code with anyone else. If you have any trouble using the code, please contact Sheri. She will be happy to help you with any ordering problems you may have. Sock Yarn: The Loopy Ewe offers an incredible range of sock yarns. You may use any sock yarn carried by The Loopy Ewe for your project. Crocheted Sock Patterns: You may use any pattern you like for this Sponsored Sock CAL. We've prepared a resource list below for patterns that may be of interest to you. All patterns in the following list are made with sock yarn or fingering weight yarn. Beginners: Basic Crochet Sock by Nicole Cormier (PG-13 blog title; PG language) Ultimate Crocheted Socks by Dorothy Hardy Intuitive Shell Socks by Jeanmarie DiTaranto Intermediate: 3 sox 1 pattern (adult) 3 sox 1 pattern (kids) Bleached Herringbone by Nicole Cormier (PG-13 blog title; PG language) Cable Socks Cape Breton Cable Socks by Nicole Cormier (PG-13 blog title; PG language) Cassie-Oh-Peah Socks by Kimberly Lewis (pdf file) Chris Cross Ankle Socks by Kimberly Lewis (pdf file) Colorful Crochet Socks Crochet Heart and Sole Socks by Alison Grenier (pdf file) February's Sock by Nicole Cormier (PG-13 blog title; PG language) Four-Leaf Toe-ver Socks (pdf file) In Your Shoes Ankle Socks Origami Turkish Socks (pdf file) Ribs on Top Socks Sandy Ridges Socks (British terminology; different stitch names than US) Snow Day Socks (pdf file) Snow Day Socks by Janet Rehfeldt Sonny's Socks (posted here at the 'Ville) Stepping Stones Socks Toasted Almond Crunch Socks Toes Up Socks by Mary Rhodes Tofutsies Socks by The Crochet Dude (pdf file) Vee Socks for Me by Kimberly Lewis (pdf file) Discussion Thread: This thread will be used for all general discussion related to the CAL. Let us know which yarns and gorgeous colors you're considering for your socks! Tell us about your final selection. Tell us which pattern you decided to make. Share your progress as you make your socks. Have a question about the pattern? Let us know what's causing you problems. Photo Showcase Thread: The April 2009 Sock CAL Showcase thread will be used as a gallery to show off all the completed socks made by Sock CAL participants. If you are able, please post a photo of your finished socks in the showcase thread. Be sure to let us know which yarn/color and pattern you used for your socks! It's okay to post a photo of your finished socks in both the discussion and the photo showcase thread. Don't forget to email Sheri a photo of your finished socks so she can include them in the crocheted sock gallery on her website!
  11. We are excited to announce a new program at Crochetville called Community Ad Grants, which will award free banner ads to select charities or community projects. The program is open to crochet or fiber-related charities and community projects that comfort or assist those in need, beautify our surroundings, or promote the art of crochet. For complete information or to apply, see our Community Ad Grants page. Today you will start seeing ads from our first Community Ad Grants awardee: the Milkweed Project, a large-scale collaborative art project comprised of the work of hundreds of fiber artists. All skill levels are invited to create a piece that will become part of a giant milkweed pod art installation. It is being organized by artist Shan Bryan-Hanson who is a Professor of Art at Silver Lake College in Wisconsin. Shan has posted a thread here on Crochetville about the project as well.
  12. Hello! We're so glad you've decided to join Crochetville. We're always thrilled to meet new crocheters and share in the fun of our craft with each of you. Please do tell us a little bit about yourself here in the Introduce Yourself forum so we can welcome you and start to get to know you! Then, you may want to ask a question in Crochet Help or show us something you've made in the Show-and-Tell forums. Or just explore Crochetville... we hope you like it here and you keep coming back! By using Crochetville, you agree to our Crochetville Community Policies and Terms of Use.
  13. Crochetville is happy to support all our members who have an indie business that is crochet-, fiber-, or craft-related. Please post an introductory thread about your business so we can learn more about what you have to offer. Where Should I Post? If you sell items that would be used by crocheters or fiber artists (such as patterns, yarns, hooks, tools, etc.), please post in the Introduce Your Indie Business: Items for Crocheters and Fiber Artists folder. If you sell finished crocheted items or items for other crafts, please post in the Introduce Your Indie Business: Everything Else folder. What Should I Post? To make it easy for members to find your introductory post when searching the forum, we suggest you include your business name in your thread title. You may want to include some of the following information in your post: Your name Your business name Link to your business site Brief history of your business Description of the products you carry Pictures of some of your most popular items You're welcome to include any other information about your business that you'd like to share as well. We look forward to learning more about all of our indie business owners!
  14. Welcome to this new area of Crochetville! We hope you enjoy learning about special sales and coupons our advertisers may offer from time to time. Amy and Donna
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  16. 2008 Swap Guidelines The following general guidelines apply to all Crochetville swaps. Individual swaps may also have additional guidelines. LIMIT ON SWAP PARTICIPATION It is easy to get caught up in the fun of swaps and sign up for too many without realizing. This results in lots of stress for you and possibly disappointment for your partners when you are unable to fulfill all those swap commitments at the same time. Effective 2/28/08, you may participate in no more than TWO swaps at the same time. PACKAGE MAILING GUIDELINES Mailing packages late in a swap causes disappointment and a much less enjoyable swap experience for your partner. Please be mindful of your swap partner and take care to mail all your packages by the POSTMARK BY deadline. 1. You must mail your swap package by the POSTMARK BY deadline given in each swap. 2. DELIVERY CONFIRMATION is now required for all swap packages, as this will serve as your proof that you mailed by the POSTMARK BY deadline. If you are shipping from outside the United States, use of a dated customs form or a dated receipt (that shows the weight of your package and the recipient's zip code) is now required for all swap packages, for the same reason. 3. If you do not meet the POSTMARK BY deadline for one swap, you will receive a reminder that this guideline MUST be met for future swaps. You will also be placed on probation for the next six months. If you send packages after the POSTMARK BY deadline on another swap while on probation, you will be unable to participate in swaps for a period of at least six months (exact time to be determined by admin). 4. Once you are able to participate in swaps again, if you miss the POSTMARK BY deadline again, you will be placed on a second and final six-month probation period. If you miss the POSTMARK BY deadline again, you will permanently be barred from participating in Crochetville swaps. With these new guidelines, you are given 4 opportunities to comply with the POSTMARK BY guidelines of the swaps in which you have chosen to participate. If you are late shipping on all 4 swaps, we feel we have been more than fair to you and given you plenty of opportunities before banning you permanently from swap participation. These guidelines also assume that you have actually sent a package. Failure to send your package at all (unless you have made arrangements with the swap coordinator) will result in you being placed in the HALL OF SHAME. FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE WITH SWAP COORDINATOR/MODERATOR/ADMIN It is very important to communicate promptly with the swap coordinator while a swap is ongoing. If you know you will be unavailable for a period of time during the swap, please notify the swap coordinator in advance. If a problem occurs with a swap, you are expected to respond to the swap coordinator/moderator/admin within ONE WEEK so that we can attempt to resolve the issue in a manner that makes everyone happy. We realize that sometimes people may be traveling, having computer problems, etc. that prevent them from replying within that onhe-week period. If you do not respond after TWO WEEKS of repeated PMs/emails from the swap coordinator/moderator/admin, then you will not be able to participate in any other Crochetville swaps for SIX MONTHS. (Remember, prior notice to the swap coordinator when you know you will be unavailable can help avoid this consequence.) Once you are able to participate in swaps again, if you fail to communicate in a timely manner with the swap coordinator/moderator/admin in another swap, you will be banned permanently from participating in Crochetville swaps and placed in the HALL OF SHAME. FAILURE TO FOLLOW SWAP-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES Before signing up for a swap, please be sure that you understand all the guidelines and can make a commitment to follow them. For example, if the swap asks that you PM the coordinator at various points during the swap instead of or in addition to posting in the thread, please be sure you send the information via PM as requested. If you repeatedly fail to follow swap guidelines during the swap, despite repeated requests for you to do so, you may be asked to sit out of swaps for a 6-month period, depending on the severity of the problem. If you fail to follow swap guidelines for a second time, despite repeated requests to do so, you will be permanently barred from participating in swaps. HALL OF SHAME/SWAP SUSPENSION AND RAOKS If your name is listed in the Hall of Shame or you have been suspended from participating in swaps, you will not be able to participate in the RAOK program. Your Wish List will be removed until you have been removed from the Hall of Shame and/or are eligible to participate in swaps again.
  17. Who Can Participate Everyone (registered members and non-registered visitors) has read-only access to both the Crochet for Charity and the Comfortghans folders. Only registered members are able to post. What Can Be Requested You may request only crocheted items. Requests for any other items will be removed without notice if posted without prior approval. If you would like to request other items, please use the Contact Us form so we can discuss your request. Donate at Your Discretion Crochetville staff does not investigate the validity of any of the charitable requests in this folder. Please send items to any charities or members at your own discretion. Providing Contact Information People who initiate charitable projects may refuse to give out their personal contact information to any member for any reason at any time; they do not have to specify a reason for making such a decision. If someone refuses to give you their information, please *do not* post about it on the forum. (Any such posts will be promptly deleted.) Please handle those issues privately. If necessary, you can contact AmyS or Donna via PM to help with resolution, but we cannot and will not attempt to make a member divulge their personal information against their will. Acknowledging Donations After you receive an item from another member, please be gracious and acknowledge receipt of the item either by posting in the thread, by PM, or by email. If you're collecting donations for a particular project, it's always a great idea to make a follow-up post to let contributors know the project was completed and delivered. If Your Donation Isn't Acknowledged If you have donated something and do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact the original poster privately (PM or email) to ask if they have received your item. Do not post to the forum to complain/discuss the fact that you haven't received a thank-you or other response. All such posts will be deleted. You may contact AmyS or Donna via PM for help with resolution if you like. If You Want an Update on a Project If you contributed items for a project and the original poster hasn't posted about the outcome of the project, you may wonder if the project was completed. Please contact the original poster via PM to request they update the thread. Effective March 26, 2010
  18. Who Can Participate Everyone (registered members and non-registered visitors) has read-only access to both the Crochet for Charity and the Comfortghans folders. Only registered members are able to post. What Can Be Requested You may request only crocheted items. Requests for any other items will be removed without notice if posted without prior approval. If you would like to request other items, please use the Contact Us form so we can discuss your request. Donate at Your Discretion Crochetville staff does not investigate the validity of any of the charitable requests in this folder. Please send items to any charities or members at your own discretion. Providing Contact Information People who initiate charitable projects may refuse to give out their personal contact information to any member for any reason at any time; they do not have to specify a reason for making such a decision. If someone refuses to give you their information, please *do not* post about it on the forum. (Any such posts will be promptly deleted.) Please handle those issues privately. If necessary, you can contact AmyS or Donna via PM to help with resolution, but we cannot and will not attempt to make a member divulge their personal information against their will. Acknowledging Donations After you receive an item from another member, please be gracious and acknowledge receipt of the item either by posting in the thread, by PM, or by email. If you're collecting donations for a particular project, it's always a great idea to make a follow-up post to let contributors know the project was completed and delivered. If Your Donation Isn't Acknowledged If you have donated something and do not receive an acknowledgment, please contact the original poster privately (PM or email) to ask if they have received your item. Do not post to the forum to complain/discuss the fact that you haven't received a thank-you or other response. All such posts will be deleted. You may contact AmyS or Donna via PM for help with resolution if you like. If You Want an Update on a Project If you contributed items for a project and the original poster hasn't posted about the outcome of the project, you may wonder if the project was completed. Please contact the original poster via PM to request they update the thread. Effective March 26, 2010
  19. Crochet Unraveled: News and Views from Crochetville recorded by Amy Shelton (AmyS) Show Notes and Individual Episodes RSS Subscription Feed: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/podcast/podcast.xml
  20. All Crochetville members who publish a crochet or fiber related podcast are welcome to post a link to your podcast in this thread. We'll keep this thread as a "sticky" so everyone can easily find it at the top of the Websites folder.
  21. Many thanks to everyone who participated in this project! The contest has ended. Most of the rectangles were delivered to Caron on Thursday, April 25, 2008 and the final last-minute package was mailed to Caron on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Crochetvillers made 1,970 rectangles for the Caron contest, which will be donated to Warm Up America and works out to 38 blankets plus a few rectangles left over. Please see this post for more details about the final stats and who participated. Here is a little collage of just a few photos (taken by Donna) that can be seen in this thread. ----------------------------------------------------- Intro: Many, many thanks to Crochetville member Nght for finding out about and suggesting this project! Caron is sponsoring a contest for making 7" x 9" crochet or knit sections (rectangles) for Warm Up America. It's called the Soften the World Simply Soft Sweepstakes. There are two categories, individuals and groups. Individuals can submit a single rectangle to win $25 in Simply Soft yarn (20 winners chosen randomly). In the group category, the group that submits the most rectangles wins a check for $300 for their group. All rectangles must be made with Simply Soft yarn and will be donated to Warm Up America. We contacted Caron to be sure Crochetville is an eligible group, and they said yes! The Warm Up America web site has some super easy crochet and knit patterns for the 7" x 9" size. They're so simple to do... great for when you want a little mindless crochet! (See below for a list of more patterns.) So you all can read the complete info for yourself, attached at the end of this post is a PDF of a full-page ad for the sweepstakes. It appears in the January 2008 issue of Crochet! magazine (page 9) and other magazines. To enter as a group, we have to send all our rectangles together in one batch, so Donna will be collecting them. She hopes to see her house bursting at the seams with rectangles! Let's show 'em what we can do! Regardless of which group wins for submitting the most rectangles, the folks in need of warm blankets win for sure!! So... if you want to participate in the Crochetville group entry, here's how: Crochet (or knit) one or more 7" x 9" rectangle(s) in Caron Simply Soft yarn (any type of Caron Simply Soft). Be sure to weave in the ends. You do not need to block your rectangles. Package up your rectangle(s) and be sure to include your Crochetville user name somewhere in or on the package so we'll know who they are from. It is not necessary to tag each rectangle individually with your info; the Caron folks want the group rectangles without tags. Send them to Donna. (Please PM Donna for the mailing address). You can send rectangles as often as you like from now until the deadline. The tentative deadline for rectangles to arrive at Donna's house is Friday, April 18, 2008. This will allow time to box them up and send them to Caron. However, that is four months away, and if it turns out that there is a whole truckload of them, Donna may hand deliver them herself! (Caron is in Washington, North Carolina, only about an hour drive from her house! ) If that turns out to be the case, it would mean rectangles could arrive later... we'll update on this as we get closer to the finish line. UPDATE! Extended deadlines! Regular deadline: Saturday, April 19 Last-minute deadline: Tuesday, April 29 Regular deadline details: If your rectangles arrive by the regular deadline, they will go to Caron with all the other rectangles. Last-minute deadline details: If your rectangles arrive after the regular deadline but by the last-minute deadline, they will go to Caron in an extra, last-minute package! UPS takes only one day between New Bern, NC and Washington, NC. I don't want to wait until that close to send them all, but I'm happy to ship out an additional package at the 11th hour! Late packages: If your rectangles arrive after the last-minute deadline, I will send them directly to Warm Up America, which just happens to be located in Ranlo, NC. (All this stuff in NC!) However, if it happens that there are enough late rectangles for at least half an afghan, I'll make the rest of the rectangles needed and assemble an afghan for Warm Up America. (It takes 49 sections to complete a WUA afghan.) FAQ: Do I need to block my rectangles? No, you do not need to block your rectangles. Everybody's sections will be slightly different, most likely not perfect 7"x9"s even though we try to get as close as possible, so blocking them wouldn't make them all uniform anyway. The folks that assemble these into afghans are very experienced in dealing with easing in or stretching sections as they assemble the afghans to make them all fit. Do I need to edge my rectangles? No, you do not need to edge your rectangles. You may do so, but be sure that the finished size is still as close as possible to 7x9". Does it matter if the finished size is 7x9 or 9x7? No, it does not matter if you make the rectangle horizontally or vertically. Either way, they will work just fine to be assembled into afghans. Do I have to use one of the patterns listed below? Nope! You can use any pattern you want, or no pattern at all. We're just have a list of links to free online patterns to help people find some 7x9" patterns. If you have any links to add, let us know! Do my rectangles have to be a solid color? No. You can do solids or combinations. Use up scraps! Arriving Rectangles: Donna will post updates in this thread as she receives rectangles. Some patterns you can use for 7"x9" rectangles: (But you can use any pattern you want, or make one up!) Patterns at the Warm Up America Site Basketweave Pattern X's and O's Not So Traditional Granny Crazy Stitch Staggered Long Dc Another pattern 7x9" Rectangle Granny Warm Up America Section Pattern (V-stitch) Checkerboard Join us in the CAL! Crochetville member laughlovehook started a crochet along for this project! Check it out: Warm up America/Crochetville Contest CAL. Running Total: As of April 29, 2008, the final total was 1,970 rectangles. Contest Advertisement (pdf file): (Use the link below to download this PDF file.) (Posted with permission from Caron.) softentheworld_sweepstakes.pdf
  22. Please join me in a big round of "THANKS!" to cluless, FlowerPower06, and minwifeof4boys for volunteering to serve as co-coordinators for the Charity Blitz of 2008! I'm sure you will all keep them very busy tabulating monthly totals of crocheted items donated for the Blitz! As we select the charities, we'll post information about each of them in this post. We'll also let you know which coordinator will be responsible for each particular charity. More to come later! JANUARY 2008 Charity: Casting Off the Cold What the charity does: They distribute hats/scarves/gloves/mittens/blankets to the homeless What the charity needs: Hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, blankets (any pattern, yarn of your choice) Mailing address: Send a PM to tracyleigh to request her mailing address Shipping deadline: January 31, 2008 Sponsor: tracyleigh (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: FlowerPower06 (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Number of Items Received: 219 FEBRUARY Charity: One Spirit - Okini Program What the charity does: Helping the Lakota Sioux in South Dakota; Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations What the charity needs: Warm items, blankets, household Mailing address: Will be provided later Shipping deadline: February 29, 2008 Sponsor: FlowerPower06 (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: minwifeof4boys(remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Number of Items Received: 194 MARCH Charity: Baptist Hospital of Jacksonville, FL What the charity does: Best children's hospital in northeast Florida What the charity needs: Baby hats and blankets (24"x24" for preemies and 36"x36" for full-term) in any pattern from any sport weight or DK yarn Mailing address: Send 2kute a PM to request address Shipping deadline: March 31, 2008 Sponsor: 2kute (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: flowerpower06 (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Number of Items Received: 301 APRIL Charity: Spot's Blanket What the charity does: provides blankets (spots) for the animals at the Lexington, KY Humane Society. Special needs animals have the option of taking their blankets home with them to help ease the transition to a new home. This provides a warm spot instead of a cold floor for the animals while at the humane society and gives them some comfort of their own. What the charity needs: Crochet mats and blankets in any shape and size to accommodate large dogs Mailing address: Spot's Blanket, P. O. Box 23704, Lexington, KY 40523 Shipping deadline: April 30, 2008 Sponsor: ThatThunderbird (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Number of Items Received: 44 MAY Charity: Kingston SDA Women's Ministry What the charity does: The women's ministry does various things for the church, but the main pust is to make comfortghans for those who are shut-ins or who have a special need. For example, the program recently gave a comfortghan to a woman whose husband had died unexpectedly. What the charity needs: 6" squares in acrylic worsted weight yarn. All colors are appreciated. Any pattern is fine as long the finished item is 6" square. Mailing address: Please PM jadyn05 for the mailing address. Shipping deadline: May 31, 2008 Sponsor: Jadyn05 (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) JUNE Charity: Firemen Bear Hugs (no charity URL; but here is fire department info) What the charity does: This is a charity started by my family to provide Fireman bears to the Eutawville, SC Volunteer Fire Dept. (Station 7) to distribute to children during fire calls. These bears are also given to family members who have lost a firefighter in the line of duty. These firefighters cover a large rural area of OrangeburgCounty in SC and work solely as volunteers. There are currently 21 members of this department – none of which is paid for their efforts. What the charity needs: The pattern used to make these bears can be found here. There are a few special requirements for these bears due to safety issues with small children. The plastic face shields are to be left off all bears. NO SHIELDS PLEASE--These can cause severe injuries to small children. Eyes and noses of bears are to be embroidered on. NO PLASTIC EYES OR NOSES PLEASE--These can cause choking hazards to small children. All parts are to be securely sewn on to the bears (i..e, ears, tail, buckles, etc.). Hats should have the number "7" embroidered on front of hat. The words "Eutawville, SC" on left side of hat, and the words "Fire Dept" on the right side are requested but not required. Mailing address: Eutawville Fire Dept. 409 Porcher Avenue Eutawville, SC29048 Attn: Fireman Bear Coordinator –RuthAnn Hritz The station phone # is 803-492-3944 Please ask for RuthAnn when inquiring about the bears. Shipping deadline: June 30, 2008 Sponsor: wiz3283 (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) JULY Charity: Heavenly Angels in Need What the charity does: Donate items to families of premature babies and babies who have died, and children coming out of traumatic situations What the charity needs: Baby clothing in any size, blankets. Made out of baby yarn or other really soft yarn. Mailing address: Please PM kookykatlady for the mailing address. Shipping deadline: July 31, 2008 Sponsor: kookykatlady (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) AUGUST Charity: Nursing Home Project What the charity does: Distribute lapghans to residents of a local nursing home. Many members are on Medicare and have no family visiting and very little to call their own. What the charity needs: 8" squares in any color with a white border. Mailing address: Please PM hseger for the mailing address. Shipping deadline: August 31, 2008 Sponsor: hseger (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) SEPTEMBER Charity: Project Athena What the charity does: Make preemie and baby blankets and hats. Some are given to preemie babies at the local hospital and others to the babies of teenage mothers who have chosen to give their babies up for adoption. What the charity needs: Baby or preemie blankets and hats. Squares of any size are also wonderful, as we have a group of people who are happy to join them together. Please make sure to use soft yarns appropriate for babies. Mailing address: Please PM CrisKad for the mailing address. Shipping deadline: September 30, 2008 Sponsor: CrisKad (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) OCTOBER Charity: Fisher House What the charity does: The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes" for use by military families so they can be close to a loved one who may be hospitalized for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury. These homes are located in many cities around the country. What the charity needs: Blankets to be given to children when a parent is deployed or while staying at a Fisher House. You can send squares to Judianne for assembly, completed blankets to Judianne, or you can donate a completed blanked to a Fisher House in your area. Mailing address: Please PM Judianne for the mailing address. Shipping deadline: October 31, 2008 Sponsor: Judianne (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) NOVEMBER and DECEMBER: Holiday Blitz-o-rama! Donate to any of the following charities. Details to be provided in the next day or two. U.S. Veterans - Flowerpower06 Duke Children's Hospital - Minwifeof4boys K.I.D.S - coolhockeymom. Coordinator: To be announced (remember to PM/email this person when you send something) TOTAL ITEMS RECEIVED January: 219 February: 194 March: 301 April: 44 2008 to date: 758
  23. Whee! We are doing this project. For details and where to send squares, please see this thread.
  24. If you would like to recommend a charity to be considered for the Charity Blitz of 2008, please fill in the following information and send it via PM to AmyS by December 24, 2007. ALL information must be provided. Incomplete applications will be discarded without notice. Your Crochetville Username: Name of Charity: Charity's Website: Brief description of what the charity does/who they help/etc.: Complete description of crocheted items the charity needs: (If specific patterns, yarns, or other materials must be used, please provide this information.) Where items should be sent: (If this is a personal address, this information will not be posted on the forum. Instead, the monthly coordinator for that charity will send the address info to contributors via PM upon request.)
  25. It is time to begin preparations for the Charity Blitz of 2008! The 2007 Blitz thread got quite large and unwieldy, so we've developed some guidelines that will hopefully make the 2008 Blitz a more enjoyable experience for both coordinators and participants. We will select a different charity for each month from January through November 2008, and we will collect donations of crocheted items for that particular charity. For the month of December, members are asked to make and donate items to an organization of their personal choice. To make the Charity Blitz of 2008 successful, we will need several different types of help: people to coordinate the blitz (Coordinators), people to recommend charities (Sponsors), and people to make items to donate (Contributors). Here are the responsibilities for each group. Coordinators Crochetville LLC (Donna and Amy) will select two or three members to coordinate this project. Coordinators will decide who will be responsible for collecting total for each month's charity. Coordinators will notify AmyS who is responsible for a particular months totals by the 25th of the prior month, so that information can be added to the thread. (For example, February's coordinator information should be given to AmyS by January 25.) Coordinator will PM AmyS with weekly total updates of the number crocheted items received for his/her month's charity. AmyS will then update the thread with the total number of items received. Coordinators will answer any questions about the Blitz that members may have. If the coordinators don't know the answer to a question, they will forward the question to Donna and Amy for review. Sponsors Sponsors may recommend a particular charity for the 2008 Blitz by filling out the information requested in Post 2 in this thread, and sending it to AmyS via PM by December 24, 2007. Sponsors must post an update to the thread whenever they receive donations for their sponsored charity. Sponsors must also contact the contributor and the coordinator for their charity via PM or email to let them know a package was received. Sponsors MUST have reached regular Villager status: been a registered member for longer than 60 days and made at least 40 posts. Contributors Contributors may contribute crocheted items to any charity listed in the Blitz. There is no requirement to contribute to a certain number of charities. Contributors may contribute any number of items they wish. There is no requirement to contribute a certain number of items. Only crocheted items will be counted towards monthly totals. We will not maintain or publish a record of how many items an individual has contributed throughout the year-long blitz. However, members may choose to keep track of their totals themselves and include the data in their signatures if they wish. Contributors should include their Crochetville username inside the package with all their donated items, so sponsor will know who sent the package. Contributors must post to the thread the number of items they have sent for a particular charity when they ship a package. Contributors must also send the sponsor of that charity and the monthly coordinator a PM or email notifying them a package has been sent (provide DC information if available) and telling how many items are included. Any Registered member may send contributions, regardless of membership level.
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