It’s My 2nd Blogiversary and a Giveaway!

The Stitchin' Mommy 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway!
I can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for 2 years already! The time seems to have flown by. I’ve learned so much about the world, the Internet, and most importantly, myself. I’ve done a lot of great things and grew my blog to a point that I’ve never even imagined. I’ve also met so many people with great, big hearts that have helped me on this little journey of mine.

I just want to say THANK YOU!

THANK YOU to my family, who have by my side throughout the rocky road of the past 2 years.

THANK YOU to my best friend for being my rock and believing in me when most people don’t.

THANK YOU to all of my blogger friends that have really helped me learn to navigate the blogging world and have helped support me while I put myself out there.

A special THANK YOU to Shauna @The Best Blog Recipes and Rhondda @Oombawka Design! Whenever I need a friend or need to vent or talk about something that I know no one else will understand, you are there to offer your advice because you HAVE walked a mile in my shoes. I am so grateful to you both for everything. I hope to somehow be able to return the favor because what you’ve done for me is immeasurable. Just by being there for me, I am truly blessed. I hope that you know that I will always be here for you too! πŸ™‚

THANK YOU to my followers! Without you, there wouldn’t be a blog! There wouldn’t be recipes, patterns, or anything else. I do this all for me but I do it for you too! You inspire me and make me want to do more.

I’m hoping that in 2 more years, I can look back and talk about how much further my blog has grown, how many more people I’ve met, and how much more inspired I am by everyone and everything! 

To say thank you to you all for your continued support throughout the past 2 years, I have put together a little giveaway. It isn’t much but it’s something you’ll definitely like.

A few months ago I teamed up with a bunch of great bloggers for a huge crochet-themed giveaway. Since then, I’ve gotten a ton of questions about a certain prize. Can you guess what it is? 

Wait no longer! I’m giving away a set of Clover Amour Crochet Hooks! I have a set of my own that I received for my birthday and I totally LOVE them! They are absolutely wonderful hooks and now you can have another chance to win a set of your own!

Only open to US and Canadian Residents only. Giveaway will end on 6/16/14 at 12:00AM EST. Enter below:


The Stitchin' Mommy 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway!

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  1. The first thing I would start would be a dress for my 2 year old but I would probably finish a few dish cloths before finishing the dress

  2. I would make baby things for one of my best friends for her little one due in Feb. Her favorite animal is an elephant, so def some elephant themes!!

  3. There is this gorgeous sunflower afghan I have been wanting to make my mom-in-law. That would be the first thing I make!!

  4. These look fascinating! I’m getting ready to start a granny square blanket for my daughter’s big girl bed!

  5. I bought one of these crochet hooks and I love it. Would love to have the whole set. I am graduating from baby blankets to toddler blankets and one teen blanket since I started crocheting again too late to have made them for the rest of the kids.

  6. What a great site. I am just checking it out and will be checking it out often. I love it. What a great job of doing 2 years!!!!! You are an inspiration! Happy crafting.

  7. I would love to finish a (few) projects I’m working on.. I have 3 going at the moment and would like to finally get down to one..

  8. The first thing I would make is a baby blanket. I found a free daisy baby blanket that has been on my to-do list!

  9. Hmm, I have so many projects I’d like to do, but I think I should finish the baseball mitt beanbag for my cousin’s son first. The first project from start to finish with new hooks would be a broomstick lace sweater for myself. πŸ˜€

  10. I said just yesterday, “I’m going to crochet that blanket that Red has” from the end of season 2 of Orange is the New Black, but I can’t find a picture of it!

  11. Probably I would try an afghan to try the hook out, I have never used this hook but I know a lot of people like them and talk about them!!
    TY for the chance at winning them!!

  12. I love the rainbow of colours of those hooks! I would probably make some more hats, but I would also love to try my hand at amigurumi one of these days.

  13. Blankets ,, blankets and blankets .. Due to my daughter being in the hospital all the time .. Its really cold in there and they keep her really warm

  14. I would probably make something big like an afghan because once I get these in my hand I won’t want to put them down!

  15. I have a long list of crochet projects that would love to be made with those hooks! Maybe some cute items for my first child coming this December would be nice! πŸ™‚

  16. I have arthritis and I think these would be better for my hands and then I can make more blankets

  17. I just downloaded a fabulous vest pattern. That’s what I would make using these fantastic hooks πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the opportunity, happy anniversary, and good luck to all!

  18. I would make the granny ripple afghan. (Should I not win them…where can they be purchased?)

  19. I have baby items to make for twin girls due in a few months. Can’t wait for them to get here. I would love a set of these hooks, to make my crocheting even more comfortable, so I can work even faster. Just thinking of all the things I could make gives me the giggles. Gotta love that feeling.

  20. I will be working on two afghans in progress, another two shawls, kitchen items and a market bag for my oldest son and my husband’s vest and the list keeps going. I, at times, have some tendonitis in my left wrist and I would so love to have these hooks!! Thanks for holding the giveaway.

  21. Right now I’m really into potholders & dish cloths…. I’m to a point where I’m doing them between the 4 afghans I’m doing and needed a shade over my air conditioner so making one of them, too!!

  22. I would probably be making a ballerina bag for my babygirl of 5 so she’ll have something I made for her for as long as she is not back home with me.

  23. I’d make my daughter a blanket and matching pillow! She is almost ready for a toddler bed and I think it would look beautiful =)

  24. Lap throw for the Sonny’s Angels Benefit silent auction.
    In honor of my nephew who died of cancer three years ago.

  25. I would like to try a baby blanket, something a bit more challenging, hopefully with these fabulous hooks. I have seen some lovely ideas on Oombawaka on facebook. I love this site, always something new to try.

  26. I would make an afghan these hooks would work so well for my arthritic fingers. I would love to win them.

    1. You inspire me soo much, it keeps me trying oh so many things, You are an A+++ to the crafters world!!!

  27. That’s a hard question lol… I’d start on the 4th of July keychains, dish cloths & goody bags for our annual July 4th tradition πŸ™‚ We go to my BIL on a huge piece of land in the country, have a ton of HUGE fireworks & then a bon fire & campout… My hubby has 9 brothers & sisters so there are a ton of ppl… these hooks would be very helpful on my hands that will be super tired making things for all my in-laws lol
    I’d have to make my baby girl her camo hat… I’ve been waiting for an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby & get some Yarn Bee camo yarn bc it’s the softest & this would be a perfect excuse lol… Either that or I’d make my Mammaw a pair of slippers… lol see a hard question :p

  28. The first thing that I would crochet is a penguin afghan-granny square blanket for my 5 year old sister who is just amasingly fascinated by penguins! I found the pattern on “Oombawaka design-completely hooked” facebook page. Im excited to hopefully begin a new project with my new set of clever amour crochet hooks.

  29. The first thing that I would crochet is a penguin afghan-granny square blanket for my 5 year old sister who is just amasingly fascinated by penguins!

  30. I would crochet something bright and cheerful because the new hooks would make me feel so happy πŸ™‚

  31. I would make something for my church crochet group – we make lapghans and shawls for our local hospice.

  32. I’d get started on my kids Halloween hats. They are all being Mario characters. Wether they want to or not. πŸ˜‰

  33. I would have a really hard time choosing one project as I have the cutest 1 year old granddaughter, I am constantly making new things for her, so I would have to say my next project.

  34. I would make blankets and toys for the kitties at my work and I need to get started on my daughters granny square afghan!

  35. Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you! I love your blog and thank you for giving these amazing hooks away. I hope I win because I’ve really wanted to try them out. Anywho, I hope you keep on blogging as long as it’s fun for you!!! πŸ™‚

  36. Looking forward to getting my craft room organized and my broken hand to heal so that I might start on some of the wonderful patterns seen here. I’m ready to try clothing and toys. People like you keep me inspired. Congrads on your 2 year anniversary. Thank you for your inspiration.

  37. I dunno what I would make first. I have so much yarn and so many patterns! I’d probably find matching patterns for hook sizes and then get busy on Christmas gifts and baby shower gifts. ^_^

  38. The first thing I would make would be a wedding gift for my brother and his girlfriend. I’ve been making a blanket for each of my brothers when they get married.

  39. I have really been into making flowers and butterflies lately. I would try out lots of different flower patterns!

  40. My daughter has been hounding me for a crocheted sweater. So that would be my first item to make. Then I would work on my long list of projects I have been dying to do!

  41. More than likely it would be a test pattern. I love testing for designers. Congratulations and thank you for this chance. I have never user a Clover hook and would love to try them out.

  42. I have the color, the weight of yarn already. One very soft purple varigated (sp) flippy shaw for the cool night of fall.

  43. I hear these hooks are great to have I’m not sure what I’d make but I got plenty of yarn to start on when I’m @ home on them days off which I got coming soon. Good luck everyone πŸ˜‰ @{~~~~~~

  44. The first thing that I would do is test their grip out. I have very large hands and grasping issues. After that I would test them out on a simple hat pattern.

  45. I would crochet the double sized spike stitch afghan my son asked me to make him for his birthday πŸ™‚ β™‘β™‘β™‘

    1. And the first thing I would make? My niece asked me to crochet her a beach style wedding dress. Yikes! I just may attempt that

  46. Well, I would switch out all the hooks on my current WIPs first, but it would probably be a blanket or some amigurumi.

  47. I would make the set of teacups, saucers, and a teapot that I have been dying to make ever since I saw the patterns! I enjoy crocheting things to encourage pretend play. πŸ™‚

  48. Happy Blogiversary!! I would love to win these hooks. What would I make with them?…. Hmm… I would finish the afghan that I’ve been promising my daughter!!

  49. I don’t know what I will make, if my mind is racing. There are too many things that I would make.

  50. I am looking for some really good hooks,these would be great!I would start the king size bedspread that i would like to do for ages!

  51. I would make something for myself, a blanket probably. I’m still new to crocheting, and everything I’ve made has been for gifts.

  52. Thank you for the opportunity to win this set! I love making baby blankets and these would be a joy to use for that.

  53. First off, congrats is due!! That’s a big accomplishment. I would make my first blanket that would get passed down to my kids and so own.

    Thank you for the chance on such a great giveaway!

  54. I would use them to make baby blankets for Navy Marine Corp Relief Society. The blankets go to soon to be parents on active duty in the military. πŸ™‚

  55. I would crochet orders but more importantly especially with the f and g hook I would make burial sets for stillborn babies for a local charity that I already do work for.

  56. Thank you for this opportunity. I would make amigurumi which is my favorite thing to crochet

  57. I would probably make a baby blanket or hat. Right now I’m trying to use up my yarn scraps to make as many donations as I can for the local NICU.

  58. I would start making winter hats and scarves with those hooks, along with some holiday projects!

  59. If lucky enough to win these great hooks the first thing I make will be a vest for my granddaughter.

  60. i think i would have to get started on the several baby blankets needed in my family for all the new babies arriving and a doll for my daughter and dino for my son x

  61. Hmmm…the first thing I’d make if I were to win these gorgeous hooks?? One of my crocheted bears!!! And I’d even name it Amy!!!

  62. Expecting my new great grandbaby. First project will be a baby blanket to bring that little angel home in January.

  63. A baby blanket for a friend who’s expecting is up next on my list. These hooks would be great for that project.

    Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  64. I would make my sister, my niece and brother-in-law some warm blankets for winter since he was recently stationed in Maryland.

  65. I have been wanting a set of these hooks for a while! I’d probably make a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting.

  66. The first thing I would do if I won, would be try them on the projects that I have on my list to make before Aug. 1 for the Colorado State Fair. I would also facebook that I was a winner.

  67. The first thing I would make if I received those hooks would be a batch of chemo hats for children on up through adults. I would have all the sizes in hooks to do that. Happy Anniversary!

  68. New follower! Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  69. Happy blogiversary!
    I have several friends with babies on the way, so I’d be making blankets, hats, booties, and stuffed animals.

  70. I would use the new crochet hooks to make some Christmas gifts and to make chemo caps for our cancer treatment center and baby caps for the maternity ward at the local hospitals.

  71. Would love to win! They are beautiful hooks! Might not lose them so easily. πŸ™‚ I would make some blankets and pillow covers for my family room!

  72. My daughter is having her first baby, my first grandchild! So I would crochet something for the baby!

  73. I’m new to crochet so anything that will help me would be appreciated! Look forward to seeing more of your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  74. The first thing I would make is a minion diaper set for my great grandson who will make his appearance in September

  75. I have a set of these and I don’t use any other hooks for yarn! I would love to win this set for my mother who is starting to crochet again. She tried out one of my hooks and loved it. Personally, I have never looked back at my Bates or Boy hooks since these Amour hooks.

  76. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would probably use the new hooks to get started on making new winter hats for my four kids.

  77. I really enjoy your posts! T Y for the give away. I want to make a girls skirt with neon yarn & neon ruffle yarn. And bags to match.

  78. some graph hats as I need to get going for cold months and be a step ahead. I think these would work good with them as the graph work can make your hands tired quick. Thank you and happy anniversary.

    1. Happy Anniversary. I would make a baby sweater and afghan set for a new mother to be. Would love to own a set of these they are not in my budget and the comfort grips you place over a hook just is not the same as a great set like this would be. Thank you


  80. I’ve been working on several things….headband..key rings…bracelets…hats. Would like to try
    this type of hook as I have never used this type.

  81. The first thing I would make with these hooks is a pair of slippers that I have had on my list for awhile now! They look fantastic. I was just thinking this morning when I woke up with a sore wrist from crocheting last night that I needed to find something better!
    Congrats on 2 years!!!

  82. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary of your blog. The first thing I would make with these wonderful hooks would be whatever is next on my list of requests from family and friends. Lol.

  83. Congrats on your blogiversary πŸ˜‰ wishing you many more. The first thing I would make is a baby blanket for the newest grandchild Jasper

  84. The first thing I would make would be either a dress for my 7 year old or a best for my 13 year old. Both girls don’t have any of my crocheted items to wear.

  85. I would make plenty of clothes and toys for all of my grand kids, ages 12 to 2 months πŸ™‚

  86. Thanks for sharing with us all. I enjoy your blog! I would love to make baby clothing with those new hooks!

  87. Amy you are such a sweetie! I am so glad we have become friends and I am here for you anytime πŸ™‚ You are so extremely talented and have a FABULOUS blog that I just love reading. I hope this is a wonderful year for you, your family and your blog!!! You totally deserve it πŸ˜‰

    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  88. I woud start another project for babies, preemies, and angel babies that I crochet for and donate. Congratulations on your 2 yr anniversary! I pray I win I have r/a and those hooks would help my hands so much! Thank You!

  89. Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win these amazing hooks! The first thing that I would make with these would be a blanket for my brand new nephew!!

  90. Congratulations and thank you for the chance to win these amazing hooks!! The first thing that I would make with these hooks would be a blanket for my brand new nephew!!

  91. I would make a new backpack for the upcoming school year πŸ™‚ those hooks look amazing!!! And congratulations!!!!!

  92. Congratulations on your anniversary! I would make an afghan, Amigurumi doll or doll clothes with the hooks.

    1. I would probably start for next project that I donate for babies, preemies and angel babies. I pray I win;

  93. Congrats on your 2 yr anniversary! I make gifts for the family but mainly make hats for kids at the Children’s Hospital who are going thru chemo – all ages, all sizes.

  94. Hi Amy.
    Congratulations with the 2 year Blogiversary.
    I have to celebrate something too this week, its my birthday in 2 days!! The 12th of june πŸ™‚ Then im turning to 31.
    Would be the most great present i get if i win this.

    Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

    1. And you wanted to know what i would make first with those most great hooks. It would be a dress for my 1,5 year old daughter :-). I love crocheting dresses for here πŸ™‚

  95. I have a few things in mind. First, I would make a few things for my best friend’s first grandchild.

  96. I would make my grand daughter a summer dress. also I would like to say thank you for all the patterns you provide us for free. and mostly for making your contests available to people in Canada. so many times I go to fill out an entry form to find out its not available to Canadians. so this makes me happy πŸ˜‰

  97. Happy Blogiversary! What a nice giveaway! These would be comfy hooks to hold, so I’d likely use them for one of my bigger rainy day projects, like a large shawl or small baby blanket πŸ™‚

  98. The first thing I would make is socks. Fairly new to crocheting, think I’m ready to move on from simple afghans and dishcloths! Congrats on your blogiversary!

  99. As a newbie, I have a ton of things I would love to make. Granny squares are on top of the list.

  100. Congrats! I love your blog. The first thing I would make with the new hooks is a blanket I am planning to make for my cousin’s first baby. I already have the yarn. πŸ™‚

  101. Would love to make beanies with these new hooks and donate the beanies to cancer patients.

  102. The first thing I would make is a new blanket for my 6 month old daughter πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the giveaway and congrats on your blogiversary

  103. I don’t have the smaller hooks so I would like to make a tank top for myself so I can show it off this summer!

  104. Thanks for this giveaway! I was just talking about getting some handled hooks! They look so comfy!

  105. What a wonderful milestone! Congrats!

    If I win I’m gonna make another sweater for myself with my new hooks!

  106. I’ve heard great things about these his, I’d love to try them! I’d probably try to get my first hat pattern finished up&release it finally! πŸ˜€ tanks so much for the chance to win!

  107. Christmas presents! I’ve purchased yarn to make shrugs, tunics, and scarves for my sisters and nieces!

  108. With my new hooks I will make a cowboy hat and boots for a newborn to match an afghan I made, for his gift.

  109. I would make myself a scarf. I never make anything for myself but oh id love to try a scarf I seen on pinterest/etsy!

  110. i would make some bows for my Chinese Crested doggie to match a dress i’m making her for summer with reflective yarn, so people can see her on evening walks. (chinese crested are hairless dogs who need sun protection and warm sweaters for winter.. teehehee perfect for my crafty side!)

  111. First thing I would make with new hooks. Is a blanket for my boyfriend. our two year anniversary is on the 23rd this month. And I never thought I would be in such a great relationship.

  112. I have 3 or 4 afghans started (some of them several years old), so I think I would work on one of those. Maybe that would be the motivation I need to finish!

  113. I have been making baby stuff like crazy because I am pregnant with our second – so I’d make another baby blanket or little sweater!

  114. Well, if I am not finished, I will change needles and use it for your shell stitch blanket that I am making right now for a friend. Love the colors, the only thing I am not looking forward to is weaving in all of those ends πŸ™
    Congrats on two years.

  115. I would work on the afghans I promised my two girls for their home made birthday presents this year. I have six months!

  116. Congrats on your 2nd year! thanx so much for awesome contest, I follow ya on Twitter and Facebook, !

    1. I would make a colorful flower-block baby blanket. These hooks are so pretty and look very comfortable! β™₯

  117. I am on a footwear kick! I bought a men’s loafer pattern months ago, but have yet to make my husband a pair. That is the first thing I would make!

  118. I getting ready to start making blankets and hats for preemies in our NCC Unit. In memory of my grandson and his mother.

  119. I would make some stuffys the kids have been asking for.. I hate making them now because of the way the small hooks make my hands wear out. These would help that a lot πŸ™‚

  120. I have been wanting to make a lovey blanket for my new Grandson, so that will be the first thing I make!

  121. Oh what an awesome giveaway!
    Congrats Amy and much success in the future.
    The first thing I would make is the adorable Lamb Hat you gave away yesterday. πŸ™‚


  122. Amy πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words πŸ™‚ BIG Hug!! Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to us being there for each other for another fantastic year πŸ™‚ Rhondda

  123. Thank you for giveaway I have a list of things to choose from LOL ummmmmm some kitchen coasters for my Mom probably πŸ™‚

  124. Thank you for the give away…I’d probably make more baby things with these beautiful hooks…

  125. Congratulations on your two years and may there be many more to come! I would be making hats and baby clothes if I won!

  126. Congratulations on your 2nd Blog Anniversary! I would probably make a hat for myself or maybe another Baby Blanket since I love making Baby items!

  127. This would be absolutely amazing to win! Thank you SO much for this opportunity and Congratulations on your 2 years! That is awesome! You are amazing at what you do! πŸ™‚ Right now, I am designing a BUNCH of new kids and babies clothes; scarfs, cute little overalls for the boys and a 4th of July dress for the little girls!

  128. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!!! I would complete all those projects I can’t do because my crochet hooks hurt my hands. I have 1 clover hook and they feel wonderful!!!!!

  129. First of all, congratulations on your anniversary and thanks for the giveaway! I saw your post in the Facebook crochet group. Second, to answer your question, I would love to have these hooks so that I can make my first “big” project: an afghan. I’m still learning to crochet, but I have trouble with my tension and grip. I had a chance to use one of my friend’s Clover hooks and I LOVED IT! I’m saving for my own set, but to win one would be AWESOME!

  130. Toys! I have fallen in love with crochet toys to give to all the children of my friends and to my son:)

  131. Wash rags. As they are easy and fast and give me a chance to see if I like these new hooks. Or maybe a butterfly scarf.

  132. Hi Amy since June 16th is my Birthday I would love to have the clover hooks I do hats for the homeless and they sure would make crocheting the hats easier on my hands. Thanks so much for sponsoring this with such an awesome gift.

    Brenda Jones

  133. Teaching the Granddaughter to crochet. We are making a cotton coverlet that we are going to tie-dye. These might help her in finding a comfortable way to hold her hook. And congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!!

  134. Happy 2nd Blogiversary!! What a sweet way to celebrate by sharing your thankfulness. I’ll be celebrating my 2nd in a few months. Here’s to many more Blogiversaries!!

  135. Most likely a pattern test, but of choice, a dress or yoke for a dress for one of my girls. πŸ™‚ Congrats and lovely prize! πŸ™‚

  136. So many projects on my β€œwannado” list! I don’t know where I’d start if I were the lucky winner!

  137. I am re-learning how to crochet are I stroke. I am told to pot holders. πŸ™‚ Thank you and Happy Blogiversary!

  138. I would finally make Amigurumi, what I learned crochet for and have made everything but so far!! πŸ™‚ Happy anniversary and thank you for these lovely surprises!

  139. My cousin is having her first baby so I would definitely make her the super cute sheep hat from your Ravelry shop!

  140. I want to make a blanket for my new grandson that is being born on Thursday!
    Today is my birthday so I hope I win! What a great present these would be!!

  141. THANK YOU for sharing with the rest of the world your talent, and the inspiration you give all us ladies πŸ™‚

  142. i would make a cloak that i have been wanting to do for myself for a long time. I really have never made something just for me.

  143. Ooh! Love this giveaway! The first thing I would make is more stuffed animals! I’m currently in the process of making my second Amigurumi ever, and I’m completely hooked πŸ˜‰

  144. I would love to have this set of hooks. They are so nice looking!! I would continue making newborn hats for the hospital where my daughter works. Giving back to others in my crocheting is my way of giving back in the gifts God has graced me with.

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