Winners of the Vanna's Choice Contest

Congratulations to Lamara V. for her Grand Prize winning entry, Pink Girl Monkey, and to our nineteen other finalists, for their brilliant and creative work. As part of her Grand Prize, Lamara and her family will soon be traveling to Los Angeles to meet Vanna White. Our remaining finalists have already received a colorful selection of Vanna White Yarns, along with our sincere thanks for entering the contest.

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Pink Girl Money Hat
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Lamara V.

Poulsbo, WA

Pink Girl Monkey: It's a Gramminal!

Grand Prize: Travel to Los Angeles, California to meet Vanna White!

Craft: Knit
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice in Magenta Pink, with a Soft Pink flower and face in Vanna's Choice Chocolate color.

I made this hat for a newborn girl, so I changed the color to Pink and put a flower in its hair.

Pink Girl Money Hat


Sweetheart baby doll
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Cassandra D.

Knoxville, TN

Sweetheart Baby Doll

First Prize

Craft: Knit
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice White, Espresso, Raspberry, Beige, Kelly Green, Rose Mist, Taupe, and Chocolate.

Hand knit doll made with Vanna's Choice yarns and hand-painted button eyes. She is fully dressed with a removable dress and pinafore. Her shoes and stockings are knit into the base doll design. Her darling hair is crocheted into spirals, and held back with a simply cute headband.

Sweetheart Baby Doll Sweetheart Baby Doll Alternate View Sweetheart Baby Doll Alternate View

Circles Afghan
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Sandi P.

Oak Park, IL

Circles Afghan

First Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Aqua, Dusty Blue, Silver Blue, Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey, Mustard, White, Black

I made this afghan for a friend's wedding gift. (October 2013) There are 30 squares of 4 designs. I crocheted the squares while watching my daughter play softball. Squares are an easy project to pack and work on anywhere. The squares were sewn together and then I added a few crocheted rows around the outside. I may have to make them another one; they often call me laughing because they both want the afghan.


Goin' Fishin' Playset
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Paula T.

Tonawanda, NY

Goin' Fishin' Play Set

First Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: The tote is made in Vanna's Choice and Vanna’s Baby Scarlett, Silver ,Blue Denim Mist, Goldfish, Pink, Toffee, Duckie, Pea Green, Radiant Orange, Kelly Green, Fern Green, Wildberry and Colonial Blue. The fish are made with the above colors plus: Angel White, Dusty Blue, Rose Mist, Black, Mustard and Terracotta.

Goin' Fishin' was designed as a learning game for a baby/toddler. It consists of a pattern for a fish and a pattern for a tote bag for carrying the fish. It is suggested that the fish be made from one color yarn and multiple yarns in a striped pattern. Some fish may be smaller and some larger.

Sweetheart Baby Doll Goin' Fishin' Fish

Scandinavian Sweater and Hat
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Jo Ann T.

Middletown, RI

Scandinavian Sweater & Hat

First Prize

Craft: Knit

This is a Scandinavian (Norwegian) style pullover sweater and hat.
Scandinavian Sweater and Hat Scandinavian Sweater and Hat Detail

Havasu Falls Coiled Basket
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Margaret S. H.

San Jose, CA

"Havasu Falls" Native American coiled basketry vessel

Second Prize

Craft: Other
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Beige, Honey, Dusty Blue and Navy.

The Havasupai Indians, "people of the blue-green waters," are known for their beautiful coiled basketry. They live in majestic seclusion in Supai Village, on the river level of the Grand Canyon. Supai's memorable central masterpiece is Havasu Falls. In honor of this natural wonder and the Supai native traditions, this entry is named "Havasu Falls."

Coiled basketry is as old as the Anasazi peoples of the ancient cliff dwellings. The grasses and dyed yucca leaves of the originals are here recreated using four of the coordinating natural colors of Vanna's Choice yarn, wrapped and stitched around heavy cotton sash cord. (The yarn and rope are the only materials used, no wire or other supporting items.) I chose the traditional "olla" or water jar shape, which is surprisingly stable done in fibers. I especially appreciated the labor involved in Native American coiled baskets, a large one can take up to a year to make. Mine took almost a month! The vessel measures 14" in diameter and 12" tall.

Havasu Falls Coiled Basket Havasu Falls Coiled Basket Detail Havasu Falls Coiled Basket Detail

Sleepy Monkey Crib Blanket
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Cynthia P.

Poughkeepsie, NY

Project: Sleepy Monkey Crib Blanket

Second Prize

Craft: Crochet

100 tiny squares sewn together, with a white "sheet" top that has a sleeping baby monkey with an adorable curly tail.

Spaceship Play Set
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Jennifer S.

Vancouver, BC

Spaceship Play Set

Second Prize

Craft: Crochet

This Spaceship Play Set is an out-of-this-world adventure! I started with a yogurt container and hand crocheted around the base and lid. Then I added a few embellishments and made it into a spaceship. The bottom of the spaceship pops off to reveal a toy play set that contains an astronaut, two aliens, two stars and two planets. Once your outer space adventure is over, pack them all up and store them back in the spaceship.

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Spaceship Play Set
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Kristen A.

Inverness, IL

Nothing Sweeter than Honey

Second Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vannas Choice Mustard, Honey, Linen, White, Black, Chocolate, Aqua, Raspberry and Olive.

This project is 100% freeform crochet and was inspired by the trending pattern "The Beekeeper's Quilt" in the knit/crochet community. It features a large beehive covered in small bumblebees attached to the branch of a tree. Below the hive sits a patch of grass and flowers for the bees to extract nectar from and make delicious honey. This piece is meant to be a tribute to spring and summer, when flowers replace the snow and bees bustle around. It is a crocheted sculpture and showcases the wrong side of the half double crochet in the hive.

 


Bedspread
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Tamara T.

Key West, FL

Bedspread

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet

Project is made in 64 squares, all same patterns of flowers, using crochet
hook #4
BedSpread BedSpread Detail

Kaleidoscope
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Robin R.

Dover, PA

Kaleidoscope

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Cheery Cherry, Pink Poodle, Berrylicious, Duckie, Royal Blue, Medium Green, Aqua, Raspberry, Mustard, Kelly Green.

I changed the knit pattern to a crochet pattern.

Virginia's Afghan
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Patricia F.

Belle Harbor, NY

Virginia's Afghan

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Primary Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Autumn Print, Honey and Brick

Afghan is done in a chevron stitch

Virginia's Afghan Virginia's Afghan Detail

Honeycomb Stroller Blanket
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Anna B.

Hickory, NC

Honeycomb Stroller Blanket

Third Prize

Craft: Knit
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Aqua, Chocolate, Kelly Green, Mustard and Terracotta

This is a baby blanket knitted for my nephew. The final measurements were 3ft x 3ft. It makes use of a Honeycomb pattern that creates gorgeous stripes on the back of the blanket. The blanket was knitted with a crochet border on the edges. The blanket was pressed and blocked to hold its shape and stretch out the honeycomb pattern on the front.

Honeycomb Stroller Blanket Honeycomb Stroller Blanket

Mini-Vanna Dress-up outfit for ages 2-3
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Corinna F.
Sacramento, CA

Mini Vanna Dress-up Outfit for Ages 2-3

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Glamour platinum, diamond, jewel

When I was little, I loved to "play Wheel of Fortune" by dressing up in my fanciest party dress and standing by the TV during Wheel of Fortune and mimicking Vanna's letter-turning and clapping. I wanted to crochet a dress that would be girly and glamorous enough for my future niece to "play Wheel of Fortune" too. I started with Linda Permann's design from Little Crochet and designed my own trim and bodice embellishments. The bodice embellishments are 3 lime green buttons with petals made from Platinum, and 3 green gemstone buttons. The dress body is in Jewel with Diamond trim on the sleeves and skirt bottom. I also designed a color-coordinating stole (Diamond with Jewel trim) with a brooch (a lime green button sewn onto a 3-layer sculptural flower made in Platinum).
Mini-Vanna Dress-up outfit for ages 2-3 Mini-Vanna Dress-up outfit for ages 2-3 Detail

12-point star baby blanket
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Andrea S.

Wasilla, AK

12-Point Star Baby Blanket

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Taupe, Chocolate, Dusty Rose and Burgundy

Found a 6 point star pattern, but thought it needed MORE, so I back tracked and figured out how to get a few more in. I made this sweet little blanket for a friend of the family who had a baby girl this past Fall. The color combination of the pink, brown, and heather grey with maroon accents seemed girly enough, and kind of fancy!


Sky Creature Cloud Monster Hat
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Lacey K.

Edmunds Twp, ME

Sky Creature Cloud Monster Hat

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Baby Aqua plus Vanna's Choice Colonial Blue and Radiant Yellow

An original design by me. It's a winter hat made with inspiration from the Skylanders video game character Popthorn.

Honeycomb Stroller Blanket Sky Creature Cloud Monster Hat Side View Sky Creature Cloud Monster Hat Back View

Dinosaur Hat and Diaper Cover Set
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Amanda S.

Woodstock, CT

Dinosaur Hat and Diaper Cover Set

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Silver Blue, Radiant Lime and Rust

An adorable little dinosaur hat & diaper cover set. This particular set is made for a little boy but with such a large variety of colors from Vanna's Choice yarn, your imagination will never be limited! The set can be customized in so many ways by adding or taking away spikes, spots or colors. I love making this set. Each time it's just as cute as the last!

Dinosaur Hat and Diaper Cover Set Dinosaur Hat and Diaper Cover Set Detail

Honey Bear Lovie Set
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Marguerite H.

Pine Plains, NY

Honey Bear Lovie Set

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet

An original crochet set consisting of a jumper style bunting with a hooded matching sweater, a hat and a small security blanket in size three to six months. The sleep bag like bunting has a drawstring bottom for easy changing of baby’s diaper. The lovie has more than the purpose of a small blanket -- the bear's paw can be used to hold a pacifier, a rattle or a teething ring.

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Yoda Golf Club Cover
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Tracey R.

Eatontown, NJ

Yoda Golf Club Covers

Third Prize

Craft: Knit
Yarn Colors: Vanna's Choice Beige, Dusty Green and Toffee

The famous little green Jedi from the film Star Wars knit into a golf club cover. I combined the pattern for a sock style knit head cover with that of a hand puppet. Viola! the Yoda Golf Club Cover was born.

Yoda Golf Club Cover Yoda Golf Club Cover Detail Honey Bear Lovie Set Detail Honey Bear Lovie Set Detail

Colorful Cables Shrug
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Jessica M.

Jackson, NJ

Colorful Cables Shrug

Third Prize

Craft: Crochet

I was inspired to create this piece after envying knit cables and wanting to incorporate crocheted cables into a piece of clothing. I've never crocheted cables before this piece and I was excited to explore them.

This piece is dominated by three colorful cables across the back of the shrug on a field of linen in a moss stitch. I had fun playing around with textures in this piece, including the window-pane double crochet section across the shoulders to break up the heaviness of the rest of the piece.

I enjoyed making this piece a lot!
Colorful Cables Shrug Colorful Cables Shrug Alternate View Colorful Cables Shrug Colorful Cables Shrug Detail