Congratulations go to Bev Matheson over at One Yarn After Another as the winner of the $5 amazon.com gift card! You can see the horrendous crochet patterns she submitted at the bottom of the original contest blog post. Entries 1 and 2 were submitted by Bev. (Bev, please email me at Ldyjarhead at yahoo.com so I can email your prize).
As promised, the ugliest crochet pattern that I found (which was the inspiration for the contest) is Carnelian Pom-Poms Leg Fancies. I was searching the Lion Brand website for hat patterns and decided to just browse through free crochet patterns in all categories for inspiration. I found some really neat stuff, but the Leg Fancies I could have gone a lifetime without seeing. Oh my goodness, that has to be the ugliest thing ever to come from crochet hook and yarn!
Reading the comments was even funnier. Why would Lion Brand keep an ugly crochet pattern like that on their site with 37 negative comments, and not a single good thing to be said for it? I wonder if when someone designs and submits a pattern to Lion Brand, if they have any control over it at that point? I mean, if it were me, I wouldn't want to see that out there, even if no one else knew that I had designed it. If Lion Brand paid for it (gosh ... that's even scarier), I suppose they control it and the designer is out of luck with trying to get it taken down.