Crochet your Own Ticky Tacky Sweater
Have you ever made your own Tacky Christmas Sweater? Obviously, wearing a Tacky Christmas Sweater takes a bit guts but you can be the life of the party too.
Beginning Nov 15, 2015. We will be releasing the details to challenge you to make your own Ticky Tacky Sweater.
Our party is strictly cyber where the collection of your completed sweaters will come together in one mega gallery. You can opt to wear your sweater in the picture and/or display it in a fun way for the photo. You can expect your photo to potentially go viral. People love to see Tacky Sweaters. They will giggle and want to share it with their friends. It’s your opportunity to be in the lime light!
- You do not need to crochet your own sweater. So you can subtract that from your list.
- You will need to think about ideas that can be added to a sweater to make it your ultimate Christmas Sweater.
- The sweater should be for adults to qualify for the random gifts. Child or baby sizes will not be awarded random gifts.
- We will have a minimum of items to be crocheted but we are leaving it to you apply even more. Blinking Christmas Lights? Why Not?
We will be awarding random prizes throughout the challenge.
We will be featuring some completed Ticky Tacky Sweater in our Mikey Magazine as well.
While Daniel and I have a warped sense of humour, we are asking crocheter submissions not to have the following:
- Do not have inappropriate language.
- Do not depict any images that meant to be sexual, crude or offensive.
Take an existing or if you prefer to crochet an adult sweater to convert it to 3D Ticky Tacky Christmas Sweater. You may know these as the fashionable Ugly Christmas Sweater. You need to add a minimum of 8 different crochet motifs elements to qualify for the gallery. You can add additional mixed media such as Christmas Lights or any other item that is non-crochet related after your minimum of 8 motifs / elements are added.
For example. A snowman may be made up of 3 round circles with an additional top hat. That is considered 1 element of the 8. So the motifs / elements are not counting each separate piece that make up the image. So if you were to do a Snowman feeding a Reindeer. The Snowman will be one element and the reindeer will be a second element.
Another example if you were to do a string a lights in crochet. Each light is not considered 1 element as the entire string is needed to showcase what the item is. So the string of lights is 1 of 8 items.
To help you further, Mikey’s Elf Sweater, he is going to add an additional collar to the neckline using Crocodile stitching like a ruffle on an Elf’s neckline. That would be one element of the eight.
The sweater can be any colour and be any material. The items should either be tacked on, sewn on or pinned on. Let your Christmas imagination flow and release the creativity on your sweater.
A picture of your sweater is to be submitted through email by Dec 15, 2015 for our official Crochet Crowd Ticky Tacky Christmas Sweater Gallery. Send your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a photo of your sweater front and back as we will put both front and back in the gallery.
Please don’t send a photo each time you finish your elements. You are welcome to post your WIPS on our Facebook. When submitting us a picture, be sure the sweater is complete and ready for the gallery.
We have special guest Karen Ellis with us. Daniel, Karen and I will be showcasing finished examples in video format with martini’s in hand critiquing the creativity. It will be fun and may involve chocolate. It’s like a Ticky Tacky Game. Karen is exceptionally live wired and funny. Together with Karen, it will be super awesome. Your creativity may be featured in this video. It’s all about the fun and the more humourous or expected the better!