Correction: A previous version of this story asked for participants to bring in 15 copies of their favorite knitting or crocheting pattern to share. Jocelynn is asking people to bring their original patterns that they have designed themselves, to abide by copyright law. 

You know that overwhelming feeling of excitement you sometimes get — the kind that makes you want to do the happy dance? Well — I’m there as I make plans to host the second Detroit News Stitch-Together, set for Oct. 14 from 1-3:30 p.m., here in our downtown office!

Sixteen knitters and crocheters will be selected to be part of a free afternoon of knitting and crocheting with lots of fun and creativity, coffee and donuts, and a drawing for a gift basket with a total retail value of $383.69, generously donated by Michigan Fine Yarns (37519 Ann Arbor, Livonia), as a door prize for one very lucky winner.


Columnist Jocelynn Brown invites you to join her for a day of knitting.

The colorful basket, or “Fun Again Tote,” contains one skein of Marble Chunky Yarn and pattern for a triangle shawl, one skein of Plymouth Oskar yarn and pattern for a cowl, three skeins of James Bret Marble yarn and pattern for a child’s sweater, three skeins of Stylecraft Pearl DK yarn and pattern for a crocheted baby jacket, two skeins of Stylecraft Pearl DK yarn and pattern for a baby hat, three skeins of Cascade Casablanca Wool and Silk yarn, two skeins of Regia Kid’s yarn and sock book, a Laura Nelkin Butin earrings kit, a Lantern Moon sweater key ring, three Eucalan No-Rinse Wool Wash, two skeins of Feza Night Novelty yarn, one skein of Adirondack Hot Surprise Novelty yarn, one Hiya Hiya crochet hook, two packages of buttons, and a hardcover copy of “Sweaters From the Seaton Collection” book by Jamie and Jessi Seaton (Potter).”

So, if you’re a knitter and/or crocheter interested in being considered to take part in our fall “Stitch-Together,” where you’ll have the opportunity to meet other yarn enthusiasts from across Metro Detroit, you can enter either one of two ways. If you’re a Detroit News subscriber, you can access the entry form at, and if selected, you’ll also be eligible to receive a Detroit News merchandise item. Nonsubscribers should enter at

Also, to be eligible, both subscribers and nonsubscribers will need to email several photos of their finished work to yours truly at Please include the words “Stitch-Together” and your name in the subject line. (You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.)

The deadline to submit your entry is Oct. 1 at midnight. Winners will be notified, by Oct. 6 via email.

Those selected will be asked to bring a finished project for show-and-tell, one new skein of yarn from their stash to trade, a pattern you designed if you have one, and of course, something to knit or crochet.

The Detroit News is at 160 W. Fort, one block west of Campus Martius. Hourly parking is available in nearby surface lots.

Detroit News Columnist Jocelynn Brown is a longtime Metro Detroit crafter. You can reach her at (313) 222-2150 or

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