Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member 2020


Donation to my blog and crochet work.

Non-refundable. Thank you so much for your donation to my blog and crochet work!! I really appreciate it!


New rules for Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members for the year 2020. I still have the golden brick wall to show all of the current members for the year.



There are 2 ways to become a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member: 1. Share a crochet picture with me using one of my Helenmay Crochet YouTube video tutorials. or 2. Make a donation to my blog.

IMPORTANT COVID19 UPDATE 27Jun20, Due to Covid19 if you feel more comfortable you can just email me instead to enter my random free giveaway. Go to the top of my HOME page for the contact link.  If you have any questions regarding my Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member giveaway, please ask for clarification.

Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member Benefits for the year 2020

  1. All members are eligible for 2 free paid PDF written patterns of their choice from my Ravelry page.
  2. This year’s random free member giveaway winner was Marlene Morris.  This random free giveaway is now over. Marlene chose the Mary Maxim virtual giftcard.  These were the rules:  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE A HELENMAY CROCHET SPECIAL DONOR MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RANDOM FREE GIVEAWAY. Thank you. If you would like to participate in a member giveaway for the year 2020, you will need to follow these rules:   NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!! Void where prohibited. PLEASE FOLLOW THE  RULES EXACTLY TO PARTICIPATE. Place your favorite postcard and/or handmade card into an envelope (Again, please place the CARD in the envelope) and mail it to the following address: Helenmay Crochet, P.O.Box 45311, San Diego, CA 92145. THERE HAS TO BE A RETURN ADDRESS, AND EMAIL, ON THE CARD.  I wanted to make sure that you got this part because it makes it much easier for me to contact you regarding the winnings. THERE HAS TO BE A RETURN ADDRESS, AND EMAIL, ON THE CARD (It doesn’t have to be on the outer ENVELOPE). It would be much appreciated! Thank you very much! Your address, and email, will be kept private and will not be shared with anyone else. On the CARD, state what Helenmay Crochet item that you enjoyed making the most and what crochet item that you wish I would design. Again, I wanted to make sure that you got this part especially, please remember to put what crochet item that you would like for me to design for you. THAT IS IT! SO EASY PEASY!  I will randomly pick one of the cards “RANDOMLY” on 1October2020. The random card picked will be contacted via email and given a choice of ONE of the following: 1. $200 Hobby Lobby Gift Card mailed to them or 2. $200 Amazon e-gift card or 3. $200 Mary Maxim Virtual Gift Card. or 4. $200 Joann Craft Store gift card. or 5. $200 Michaels Craft Store Gift Card. or 6. $200 Charitable donation to a trusted charitable organization of your choice or 7. Let me know if there is another legitimate online organization/business that allows $200 gift cards.  The other option, if you don’t want a gift card is to receive a surprise crochet package from me valued for at least $200. You can put one of the prizes mentioned above, on the card that you mail to me, if you want to.  If you are International, and I pick your card that you mailed to me, I will mail you a surprise crochet gift box of my choosing (Please be aware that postage is outrageous and that I will have to take that into consideration when mailing your surprise crochet gift package from the USA).    I am not sponsored by any of the above organizations/businesses. I am NOT responsible for lost and/or damaged gift cards. I am NOT responsible for lost and/or damaged mail. I am NOT responsible for anything related to this RANDOM, FREE GIVEAWAY.  YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO PARTICIPATE. IF YOU PARTICIPATE IN THIS RANDOM FREE GIVEAWAY THEN YOU AGREE TO ALL OF MY RULES/GUIDELINES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A huge thank you to Helenmay Crochet YouTube Channel Viewers/Subscribers and Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members for making this random free giveaway possible!! Also, when I pick the winning card, I will read the crochet design request, and I will make it into a YouTube video tutorial and Crochet PDF written pattern! The person who requested the Crochet design will receive the Crochet PDF written pattern for free, if they want it. Too much crochet fun, right? I hope that I receive a LOT of postcards!!!  Wouldn’t that be fun!!  Good Luck everyone!! ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD PLEASE.

Due to the Covid19 Pandemic, you can email me a picture of your card entry.  So, if you don’t see your card entry below, please email me a picture of your card. Thank you for your understanding. I will still mail you a special card in return.

Current Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member entries:

The random free winner is Marlene Morris!! Congratulations Marlene!!  Marlene chose the Mary Maxim virtual giftcard.

1.  Lisa L.  Card Received:

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Card Returned: I chose a card by a local artist Lucy Wang.


Lisa’s crochet request (If picked) is a crochet amigurumi rat.

2. Sarah C.

Card Received:

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Card returned:  I chose a card from local photography artist Richard Salazar.


Sarah’s crochet request is for a dinosaur.

3.  Maria P.

Card received:

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I do have a Crochet PDF Written Pattern for a smaller pug dog, but if Maria’s card gets picked, I will make a YouTube video tutorial for the smaller crochet pug dog. If you would like to purchase the Crochet PDF written pattern for my smaller Pug dog, here is the direct blog link: Crochet Pug Dog blog post.

On my blog post, “What Are You Making Next?!?!?” Caroline S. requested a Shih Tzu crochet dog last year.   This crochet request is already completed. Here is the YouTube video tutorial:

Card returned to Maria P. is a “Giraffe” made by local SanDiego artist Carolyn Robertson.

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4. Marlene M.

Card received:

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If Marlene’s card is picked, she requested a Tunisian Australian Wildlife Graphghan.

Card returned to Marlene M. is an “Under The Sea” card made by local SanDiego artist Carolyn Robertson.

I picked the same artist because she made a beautiful “Under The Sea” card, and Marlene is working on my Tunisian Crochet Under The Sea Mystery CAL Graphghan.

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5. Bekki F.

Card received

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If Bekki’s card is picked, her crochet request is for an owl or anything owl related.  I have 2 owl projects already. Here are the direct links:

Life is a hoot kitchen towel topper:

For Bekki’s return card, I chose a local Southern California artist named Gregg Visintainer.  I first heard of this artist when I ran the Carlsbad 5k, and he had actually designed the runnders shirt that we all received for running the 5k!!! My hubby and I both loved the design on the shirt. If you would like to check out his art, here is the direct link: VIZ ART

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6. Tina H.

Card received:

Tina Harbaugh

Returned card to Tina:

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Tina’s crochet design request is the Tasmanian Devil.

7. Susie L.

card received via email:

thank you card Susie Lafferty

Susie is aware that I will send her a return card if she gives me a mailing address. As soon as I find out what crochet design request Susie wants, I will place it here. Susie said that she would like some time to think about it. 🙂

8. Colleen C.

Card received:

Colleen Coleman

Since I received this beautiful letter from Colleen I added her as a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member, and I sent the PDF written patterns that she requested. If you would like to get the free PDF downloads, here is the direct blog link: Crochet Baby Shower Fun Ideas!

The return card to Colleen:


The above card is by Tessa May greeting cards www.tessamay.com.

So far I don’t have a crochet request from Colleen.

9. Mollies Knitting and Crochet

Molly sent an email which said: “Hi Helen. This is Molly from Mollies Knitting and crochet. Hope all is well with you. We are fine here in UK. Instead of sending a post card to you for giveaways etc. I would prefer under present day circumstances and the fact I am in UK to send an e-mail. As I am in UK I do not expect to be entered into any of your draws. I am just happy to crochet some of your designs. I would however like to place a request as a donor member for a Winnie The Pooh Graphgan. Keep designing they are appreciated. I gave my Under the Sea Graphgan to my DIL for her birthday as they have a caravan by the Sea. She was delighted with it. Regards Molly xx”

I replied to Molly’s email: “Hi Molly, Thank you for your kind email. We are doing fine thank you. I am glad to hear that you are doing well also in the UK. I have entered you into my drawing. Thank you for your crochet design request for a Winnie the Pooh Graphghan! I am so happy that your DIL loved the finished Under the Sea Graphghan! Thank you so much for writing!  Happy Crocheting.”

10.  Leslie P.

Leslie Passmancard

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Return card sent:


The above card is by a San Diego local artist named Bonnie Gleason.

I am going to try and pick different local artist’s cards to send in return. 🙂  I love the crochet design requests so far!!!

Surprise Random FREE giveaway for National Crochet Month March 2020!

National Crochet Month MARCH 2020!!! This prize giveaway is now closed.This contest is for Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members that mailed me a card. I will pick one of the RANDOM members that mailed me a card on 31Mar2020. UPDATE This is an email that I received from Wool Warehouse UK online “(We have, regrettably, had to take the decision to suspend accepting orders to all non-UK addresses. This is partly due to the uncertainty surrounding international deliveries and the varying delays they are becoming subject to, and partly due to the very significant increases in international shipping charges that are being introduced. We believe these are due to issues such as the loss of air-freight capacity, and shortage of drivers and vehicles, not the delivery companies trying to profiteer.)” The winner will receive a $50 Gift voucher via email for an online yarn/craft company of your choice that has one available online or Amazon online.  I am not sponsored or affiliated with any other company. I am sponsored by Helenmay Crochet YouTube Channel viewers/subscribers and Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members. Void where prohibited. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate. I am not responsible for lost gift vouchers (gift cards) and or lost items mailed from any online company, Amazon, or any mail service. I am not responsible for anything adversely related to this FREE random giveaway. If you participate then you agree to abide by my rules.

The winner of the National Crochet Month March 2020 on 31Mar 2020 is Maria P. who requested a $50 gift card for Amazon.  The $50 Amazon e-gift card was emailed today 31Mar2020.

To find out how to become a Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Member and what benefits you will receive, here is the direct blog link: Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members 2020

Who knows if I will have additional surprises throughout the year for Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members! That is it for now. Last updated 01Oct20.