The BIG 40! Podcast giveaways and a celebration

Crafternoon Treats Podcast giveaways Episode 40 giveaways

This episode of the podcast is quite heavy on milestones (and podcast giveaways!)! Its Episode 40 and we passed having 5000 subscribers over a week ago now and have almost 5100. Look out for lots of gorgeous prizes very kindly donated by many very talented people.

Just comment on the video on YouTube (click below), comment on this blog post or comment on the announcement post on my Facebook page or my IG feed to enter to win any of the podcast giveaways listed below and mentioned in the video. Both these posts will be from the evening of 12th September.

Notes for the Crafternoon Treats Podcast Episode 40


0.24 Introduction and what’s happening in this podcast

4.52 A bit about what I’ve been up to – mainly preparing for Yarndale

6.58 Why I find Autumn so inspiring in terms of colour for projects. This section includes information about the new Stylecraft Batik Elements yarn, new colourways in Batik, the Stylecraft blog tour and my previous contributions to that and looking a little bit forward to this year’s tour.

20.07 Why I love making scarves and a bit about my two scarf patterns, including the Sammhain scarf that I’m wearing in the podcast

27.25 A little bit about what I’m planning to do in the next two weeks – as usual a to-do list longer than my arm(s). In this section I also talk about the new Halloween stitch markers I’ve been making.

33.49 The big podcast giveaways section – all about the prizes on offer and how to enter

36.20 Focus on the Bargello Baby Blanket by Michelle Westlund that has taken Ravelry by storm this last week. Crafternoon Treats viewers and followers are being treated to a special discount code – CRAFTERBARGELLO that Michelle has set up specially. It gives 30% off this pattern on Ravelry and is valid until midnight (UK time) on September 20th.

42.30 Happy post – all about the lovely parcel I received from Joanna of the Stitching the High Notes podcast after I did a prize for one of her KALs and sent her some of my hand dyed yarn. I also show my new 6.5mm crochet hook that I bought this week from the Etsy shop of Heather of Pink Milk

Podcast giveaways for the 5000 subscriber celebration

There are loads of prizes – check out the section in the podcast. All the links to patterns and Etsy shops and websites/blogs are below.

Pattern giveaways

Crafternoon Treats patterns

I am giving away a copy of the two patterns for the scarves I talk about on Ravelry, which I did quite a while ago. I still love the scarves, particularly the Sammhain scarf with all its Halloween colours. Perfect for this time of year.

I’m making good progress with the version I mentioned using the pack of natural wools that I’ll be offering for sale at Yarndale and that are in my Etsy shop here.

Also up for grabs is a copy of my giant circular blanket – the Blandala

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40

PlusCrafternoon Treats Halloween stitch markers

I’m also offering a complete set of my Halloween stitch markers – that’s 11 altogether! These are available for sale in my Etsy shop, either as a complete set, or in smaller sets, or individually.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Halloween markers

The Moonlit shawl by Sandra at Cherry Heart

Sandra has again been very generous and allowed me to offer a copy of her latest shawl pattern, the Moonlit shawl.

The Moonlit shawl is available on Ravelry for a cost of £4.50.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Crochet Moonlit crescent shawl

A Hooks ‘n Tales pattern by Jen Tyler

Jen has very kindly offered another of her wonderful motif patterns – this one is called the Amanzi block. It’s available on Ravelry at a cost of $2.40.

 Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Amanzi block throw

The Bargello baby blanket by Michelle

And, last but not least, the beautiful Bargello baby blanket pattern  by Michelle Westlund. One free copy will go to a lucky winner but everyone else can take advantage of the 30% discount code until September 20th. Quote CRAFTERBARGELLO when you order.

  • The Bargello Baby blanket pattern is available on Ravelry at a cost of $5.99 (about £4.70)

 Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Bargello

Yarn prizes offered as podcast giveaways

Lots of lovely people have offered yarn giveaways for this episode of the podcast.

From Stylecraft Yarns

  • Two balls of the Sundae DK yarn in a lovely pale pink and pale grey.
  • A 100g ball of their Head over Heels sock yarn

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Stylecraft Sundae

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Stylecraft Head over Heels

From Betsy Makes

The lovely Sam from Betsy Makes has offered a fantastic yarn prize – one skein of her gorgeous hand-dyed, self striping yarn in the Boy meets Girl colourway. Note that Sam is sending this to me to pick up at Yarndale, and I want to show it on a podcast after than, so the prize winner will receive the prize at the beginning of October.

You can buy the self striping yarn in her Etsy shop. I’ll be showing it and talking more about self striping yarn in the podcast after Yarndale.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Betsy Makes self striping sock yarn


From City Knits

This lovely bricks and mortar yarn shop in Birmingham is family-run and I have been there to help with their fundraising for Marie Curie. They have worked with West Yorkshire Spinners to produce a new sock colourway in Marie Curie colours and I have one 100g ball as one of our podcast giveaways.

You can buy this special edition yarn at CityKnits online, and in person at Christine’s Wool Shop in Birmingham. £2 from every ball sold is donated to Marie Curie.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 City Knits Marie Curie sock yarn

From Yarn Etc

Fiona has a fantastic yarn shop in Harrogate that I love to visit frequently. She has very kindly donated a vintage cushion pack, complete with 6 balls of 100% wool, a pattern and the fastenings. Find out more about Yarn Etc.

 Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Yarn Etc cushion kit

From For the Love of Yarn

Lisa and I swapped a skein of yarn at a recent fibre show and I got this beautiful ocean colourway in a sparkle yarn for a giveaway for the podcast. Lisa has an Etsy shop selling all of her lovely yarn and will be at Yarndale.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 For the love of yarn

Etsy sellers

Lynn of Stitching Fairy Crafts

Lynn send me this prize ages ago and its going to be hard to part with it! Its a beautifully hand made notions pouch and dpn holder. You can see Lynn’s other gorgeous hand makes on her Etsy shop.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Stitching Fairy Crafts

Helen, AKA Florahoneypot

Helen loves amigurumi and makes these gorgeous crocheted bears. Bob Bear has been sitting in my craft space for quite a while but he is looking forward to going to a new and forever home.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Florahoneypot bear

Giorgian on Etsy

Ann made this lovely card that I bought recently at Salts Mill. Check out her Etsy shop for her other handmakes.

From Hiya Hiya

Hiya Hiya Europe contacted me recently and then sent this little pack of cutie stitch markers, complete with handy tin.

Crafternoon Treats Podcast Giveaway Episode 40 Hiya Hiya stitch markers

And that’s it for this episode. Remember to enter to win any of these prizes, you can:

  • Comment on YouTube on the video for Episode 40
  • Comment on this blog post
  • Comment on the post announcing the podcast is live (Facebook)
  • Comment on the post announcing the podcast is live (Twitter)

I’ll announce the winners straight after Yarndale 🙂

61 thoughts on “The BIG 40! Podcast giveaways and a celebration

  1. Catherine McGrath says:

    So So Happy for you.
    A lot of hard work and dedication on your part for sure.
    Here’s to 5000 more!!
    Thank you so much for this generous giveaway.

    Raverly Name is Drewbean

  2. Lioness says:

    Lioness (Ravelry)
    Bought stitch markers from you at Yarndale- lovely to meet you.
    Your shop will solve some Christmas presents conundrums!
    Have a good rest following the festival. See you next year!

  3. Ramya says:

    Congratulations!! me and my son still enjoy your podcast . I was wonderful Meeting you at Edinburgh yarn festival early this year 🙂 I am Milan’s mum the kid who had a long cuddle and refused to come back hehe

  4. Penny Tuck says:

    Ah, I remember turning 40…oh the distant memories. LOL Congratulations of such a wonderful milestone. You have worked hard to get here and it shows! Thank you for sharing your time with us! Penny (Ravelry name – mamascrazy)

  5. Honeyabbasi says:

    Congratulations Kathryn on podcast 40 episode. I’m a beginner and I’m learning from you. You are my inspiration. I’m from Pakistan. I’ve tried a couple of your projects. they were good but not good as you. Because of the yarn quality and yarn colors available here. The concept of crochet and knitting is not yet developed here like Europe. Behind you, in the video, the yarn colors were very attractive. I’ll be very thankful to you to get that giveaway. My Ravelry name is Honey Abbasi.

    • Crafternoon Treats says:

      hello Honey – what a lovely name. I am so pleased to have a follower from Pakistan and so pleased that you are feeling encouraged to crochet xxxx Kathryn

  6. Heather says:

    Love your podcasts. There’s a lot more yarn in the background now than in the early days! I’m hbcousins on Ravelry. Thank you

  7. Jennnifer Pearson says:

    Congratulations on 5000 subscribers! I always enjoy your podcasts! Ravelry name 2js1a1c. Thanks for all you do.

  8. Tracy says:

    BIG CONGRATS on the milestones and super-happy podcast, Kathryn–hooray! So maaany lovely prizes! My Ravelry name is PinkMagic. Thank you for all the fun! :)))

  9. Kitten With A Whiplash says:

    Congratulations! These are all wonderful prizes, but I’m crazy about those Hallowe’en stitch markers. I’ve always loved ornate Dia de los muertes skulls. Thanks for the giveaway, I’m KittenWhiplash on ravelry.

  10. Emma Butcher says:

    I would love to enter for a prize Kathryn. Congrats on 40 episodes of your terrific podcast. My Rav name is Emslittlenest

  11. Rose Paul says:

    Quite a fabulous array of prizes. Your podcasts with all the colorful yarns makes me want to cast on lots of things. Thanks for being so upbeat and chatty. Ravelry name: rosie 8

  12. Patti says:

    Very much enjoy your podcast and am happy for you in reaching this milestone! Wombatknitter from Ravelry. 🙂

  13. Teresa Jansen van Vuuren says:

    Congratulations on reaching so many milestones. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful things with us on your podcasts. My Ravelry name is esteresa

  14. Sarah Young says:

    Thank you for your lovely podcast and congratulations on reaching 5000 subscribers and 40 episodes. I hope there are many more. My ravelry username is sarahy75

  15. Julia May says:

    Congratulations again on reaching your 5000 YouTube subscriber milestone Kathryn. I love the way your podcast is always so well organised and I appreciate the time that it must take you to do this. I absolutely love the stitch marker holders and would love one in a Rose quartz and one in a turquoise stone when you get the time please. I hope you have a fantastic time at Yarndale and come back with an empty boot. I hope to go one year. Oh and my ravelry name is HooksandNails xx

  16. Caroline Rodriguez says:

    Congratulations on all you achievements this year. Wishing you another great year!! Michelle’s blanket design is really unique and gorgeous! ( InspiredProfessor on Ravelry , inspired_professor on IG)

  17. jodimars says:

    Congratulations on reaching so many wonderful milestones! I’ve been watching since episode 1 and always look forward to the next. I agree with Juanita, your photos and podcasts are always so colorful and cheery! I am jodimars on Ravelry.

  18. Anne Marie says:

    Wow – these are wonderful prizes. Lynn does such wonderful work – have followed her blog for a long time. I am drooling over the beautiful yarns! Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

  19. Patricia Martin says:

    Hi, I may be double posting if so I’m sorry. I wanted to say how much I enjoyed your Podcast and to say congratulations on The Big 40 and over 5000 subscribers. Love seeing all the different yarn and colors and I too like the autumn colors as inspiration. My Ravelry name is anniem98 to enter the giveaways. Thanks for sharing your talent with everyone and I would love to see a pattern and tutorial for the hexagon blanket. Thanks again.

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  21. Patricia Martin says:

    Congratulations on The Big 40 podcast and over 5000 subscribers. I enjoy your podcast very much and love seeing all the different yarns and colors. You are right about autumn being very inspiring in the way of colors. I would love to see a pattern and video on your hexagon blanket.. That is one I would enjoy making and using.
    My Ravelry name is anniem98 to enter for your give aways, and thank you so much for taking the time to share with everyone, I am in Alabama USA.

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