Second Annual Pink Sheep Design #DIYHOOKCHALLENGE Official “Rules” & Details

We are SO excited to be hosting our second DIY Hook Challenge this year!! We were floored by the interest and participation in last year’s event and hope that it becomes a tradition you guys look forward to EVERY summer! Here are the important dates for this years challenge!

June 1, 2022 – Official Announcement of this year’s challenge & Pre-orders open for DIY hooks! All you have to do to enter the challenge is purchase one of our white 3D printed crochet hooks (this year’s hook size will be revealed when we do our official announcement video!) and decorate it any way you’d like! You will be able to choose from sanded and unhanded hooks for this year’s challenge. If you are planning to create a non-functional hook (using things like clay, sculpting, bedazzling, etc) you can opt for an un-sanded hook, this will make things easier for The Captain, since he wont have to sand ALL of the hooks before they head out the door to you!

June 24, 2022 – Last day to order your DIY challenge hook! You can order as many hooks as you like for this challenge AND submit as many decorated hooks to the challenge as you’s like.

June 30, 2022 – ALL hooks will be shipped out to you no later than this date. The sooner you order your hook, the sooner I will be mailed out to you. We will be mailing them out as orders are received and have already started printing hooks for this year’s event so that we can get the first hooks shipped out as quickly as possible giving you more time to plan and decorate your hook!

July 31, 2022 – Deadline to submit photos of finished hooks for entry to win prizes! I will provide a link to a Google Form that you will be able to use to submit your entry/entires.

August 13, 2022 – CLOSING CEREMONY! Winners will be announced!! This year we will have THREE categories (and THREE grand prizes!!)

Categories for the 2022 DIY Hook Challenge:

Functional Hooks: Hooks that can still be used to crochet after being decorated. This could include hooks decorated using paints, sharpies, nail polish, acrylic, resin, mod podge, etc!

Non-Functional Hooks: If you are looking to turn your crochet hook into a work of art that you can display versus crochet with, this is the category for you! This category is for hooks that cannot be used to crochet after being decorated. This could mean you made a sculpture out of your hook (like last years winner, who turned her hook into a yarn hoarding dragon!), or adding/gluing things to your hook that would cause it to be unusable as a crochet hook once you are finished!

Kid’s Hooks: We absolutely LOVED the fact that so many people got their kids involved last year that we felt they needed their own category and a special grand prize! Kids 15 years of age and younger can choose to submit their hooks to the kid’s category!

Prizes for the 2022 DIY Hook Challenge:

Okay, on to the fun part! Since we have three categories this year, we are changing up the praise structure a bit and will not be able to reveal all of the prizes until we get a bit closer to the official announcement date! We will have a grand prize winner from both of the adult categories who will receive a fun Pink Sheep crochet PRIZE PACK that will include THREE custom crochet hooks of their choice along with lots of other tools, swag and goodies from our shop valued at about $200! We will also have a grand prize winner from our kids category who will win a $50 gift card from either Michales, Joann’s of Hobby Lobby that they can use to purchase craft supplies of their choosing to keep their creative juices flowing!

Check out last year’s closing ceremony to see the winners and the runners up from last year’s event! Keep scrolling to get inspired by all of the amazing entires and start thinking about what YOU will want to do this year for the challenge!

Scroll down to see the gallery of last year’s entries!!!

Get Inspired by our 2021 DIY Hook Challenge Entries!

Check out the updates from the 2021 DIY Hook Challenge!