New Blanket Preview & Contest for You

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I am so excited to introduce my newest blanket design. Crocheted in one piece, this blanket features a rows of 3D flowers, satin ribbon and detachable Strawberry pin. So girly and delicate! it can be made with any yarn weight, in any colors combinations and turned into any theme you can think of! We had pretty rainy this fall/winter, so I feel in love with this such bright and sunny yellow Isuela by Omega yarns. Strawberry pin can be a cute addition to mom’s wardrobe or a hair/bag accessories for older sister ;o)

 

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… And now it’s a C O N T E S T time!

I am looking for the name and short and clear description for this blanket. In English only please ;o)
Any suggestion?

HOW TO ENTER

  • To enter the contest, please post the blanket name ideas and/or description here (feel free to post as many entries as you like). 
  • I may take full your description or a part of it. The description with biggest number or used parts will become a Winner.
  • The Winner of description will get a pattern for blanket (including Strawberry pin) for free right after release + all yarn and notions needed to crochet a Strawberry pin + $25 Visa Gift Card. If a Winner of Name of blanket will be a deferent person, the same prize will be received. I’ll ship prizes WORLDWIDE and email patterns in PDF format. Other participants who’s description parts will be used in final pattern description will receive a blanket pattern (including Strawberry pin) for free.
  • TERMS

  • This contest starts today, February 10th 2016 and will end February 17th, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST time.
  • The Winner will be announced and notified next day – Thursday, February, 18th.
  • The Pattern Winners will receive blanket and Strawberry pin pattern same day as pattern will be released.

    Have a Fun and Good luck!

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    P.S.: If you are not interesting in this contest, please feel to leave comments anyway. I just love to receive them and every comment is much appreciated!! Well, I bet You know ;o)

  • Question for Left-handed Crocheters

    I just finished some stitch tutorials. And so excited to let you know, that from now they are available for both, right- and left-handers! But since I am right-handed, I would like to make sure that instructions for left-handers are correct and make a sense for you ;o) Could you please take a look at picture below and let me know if it work for you. Thank you so much!!

    A full size image can be downloaded HERE.

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    A wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!! Looks as we will have a summer in February (up to 60-65F) next 4 days …thanks, weather. So thoughtful ;o)

    Imagical Seasons™ Crochet Pattern Books | ♥ A Special Deal For You!!

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    I just realized that it’s very first time when I wrote a post at Imagical Crochet Creations facebook’s page, and totally forgot to share it here. Oh my, I can’t believe it!

    So, just in time for Valentine Day and coming Spring/Easter…

    A book always makes a fantastic gift, and crochet pattern books for crafters are not exclusion! ;o) Let me introduce Imagical Seasons™ pattern book series available in paperback, digital and Kindle formats! Plus, ♥ I have a SPECIAL DEAL FOR YOU: get 30% off on entire purchase exclusively at ImagicalSeasons.com! Offer valid now through Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:59pm PST. No code needed.

    To look inside the books, please make sure to check my Amazon store; To find the book in both PDF and PAPERBACK formats, please visit my site: http://imagicalseasons.com/; The books are also available at Etsy and Ravelry.

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    The Winners!!

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    First, I would like to thank you all so much for participation and your kind words. It’s just made my week to read all your wonderful and sweet comments. Thank You from bottom of my heart!

     

    To make sure every entry counted, I created a list of all participants, which you can see at picture above.

    And Oh yes, you are reading right… we have 2 Winners—since it was pretty hard to pick up just one of you! ;o)

    So, the Winner #1 is Kelli Weaver (#12)! And the winner of smaller Tulip Hook Set is Sara Simons! My CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!! I’ll contact you shortly.

    Many thanks again to each off You!! I’m truly happy that you enjoy everything and I so much appreciate all your support and love!! You are the Best!!

    Be Mine Keychain | Crochet Free Pattern for Kids & Adults

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    … I am not sure why I see my photos in such different colors as supposed to be (just in case –here are rich lime green and gorgeous royal blue). I use Windows Life Writer which I LOVE for many years, but looks as they have some “issues” with Adobe Ps6… or probably it’s just me?! ;o)

    Anyways!! Please let me introduce one of my new crochet patterns:

    Be Mine Keychain

    Red and pink are usual colors for Valentine Day, but why stop there? Crochet this keychain in your favorite colors and step out in style! Get creative and stylize it further by crochet with beads, sequins and other embellishments. Or just turn it into necklace, hair pin …or whatever you can think of!

    This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green be_mine_keychain_v01.pdf file on the right ) >>>

    Download: be_mine_keychain_v01.pdf
    Updated: January 25, 2016
    Size: 2.5 MiB

    This pattern is also available for free download on Ravelry!

    Yarn
    Sport weight (#2 Fine).
    Option 1: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of #529 lime green.
    Option 2: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of #508 royal blue.

    Finished Measurements
    2.5” (6.5 cm) wide x 2” (5 cm) long

    Notions
    • Option 1: size 3/8” (9 mm); Option 2: 1 size 5/8” (16 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
    • Option 1: 1 size 1” (2.5 mm) daisy appliqué (shown: iron on appliqués by Wrights)
    • Option 2: 2 size 3/8” (9 mm) lime leaf buttons
    • fiberfill
    • keyring
    • 10” (25.4 cm) of 1/4” (3 mm) red/white polka dots ribbon (shown: mini dot ribbon by Offray, item #2287DFS)
    •  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
    •  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

    Be Mine Pages

    7 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram

    Please read and follow my copyright info. THANK YOU! Also, this pattern has not been tech edited, so if you find any mistakes or typos, please let me know and I will fix it.

    Imagical Crochet Creations by Alla Koval Designs | FB Page Grand Opening

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    Fist of all, my apologies for the delay with my FB-page celebration – I was waiting for a package, which is arrived yesterday afternoon – and now I am ready ;o)

    Lets fan begin!

    1. You are welcome to get 50% off on any of my patterns (even my crochet pattern books): my Shop, Etsy and Raverly. Just use coupon code YOUWELCOME at checkout until January 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. No any obligations ;o).

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    2. Giveaway time! Please visit my Imagical Crochet Creations by Alla Koval Designs page to find more details ;o)

    My Facebook Page | Sneak Peek

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    I am so exited to letting you know that my very first FB page Imagical Crochet Creations by Alla Koval Designs was born January, 12th (finally)! And the easiest way to introduce myself is to show you off my creations, patterns, books and share free patterns since 2004 to date. I’ve already created couple albums with my designs: 2004-2005 Designs, 2006-2007 Designs, 2008-2009 Designs, 2010-2011 Designs. Each design (if pattern available) has a link to pattern store, and links to patterns available for free download.

    And please save a date – on Tuesday, January 19th we will have Grand opening with some amazing deals and prizes!

    You heartily welcome!!!

    In The News

    Hello my friends!

    So nice to see you in new 2016! I hope you had amazing and wonderful holidays.

    After a short break from blogging, I am back!

    We’ve enjoined lovely holiday season even were a bit limited with our usual winter activities due of Igor’s broken right hand, Kristin’s cracked thumb bone on right foot and my right wrist boring tendonitis… We are so much better now and I am so glad that 2015 in a past and looking forward for 2016! And I love how busy and exiting this year is already!! ;o) I had plenty time to decide what to learn new and almost finished to work on business plan for this year and I hope you will join me again and we will spend some exiting time together this year too. I love you and much-much appreciate your interest and support!!

    In the other news, this morning I got nice email from Kaylee, FaveCraft’s editor, telling that Garden Party Hat Crochet Pattern was one of most popular projects of 2015 and featured in FaveCraft’s Top 100 Collection. YAY, I am so thankful and exited! Could I ask for more?!

     

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    Make sure to check their The 100: Craft Project Ideas and Crochet Project Ideas You Loved in 2015 list of free patterns – so many outstanding project you will adore in this list.

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    Happy and productive Monday everyone! Enjoy your day! See you very soon ;o)

    The Winners!!

    2016

    Hi my dears,

    I hope that everyone has a very special and awesome holidays! What a lovely time of year!!

     

    And now it’s time to name the winners of our Week #6 contest!

    I would like to thank you all so much for participation and your kind words. It’s just made my week to read all your wonderful and sweet comments. Thank You from bottom of my heart!

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    …….. and, our winners are……… Diane Higbie with comment #19 ($50 Visa Gift Card) and Crystal Anfrews with comment #48 (surprise package). My Congratulations!! I’ll contact you shortly.

    Many thanks again to each off You!! I’m REALLY happy that you enjoy everything and MUCH appreciate all your support and love!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!

    Happy New Year everyone!! I wish you the best year ever!!

    With lots of love,
    Yours.

    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #6!!

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    Oh my, it’s our 6th Week here already!! Last week was pretty quiet here, on my blog, but being super busy by myself and enjoying this holiday season, I can perfectly understand it! All previous giveaway’s goodies were ordered and shipped to winners. Can you believe, just creating shipping labels I found that winner of Giveaways #4 & #3 is Shelley. And she told me that never won anything before. My double congratulations again, dear Shelley! All book’s orders were processed too! Thank you so much for your interest and support!!

    … And now is time to name a Winner!

    The Winner of Giveaway#5 is ….. Carol McGuinn (comment #1)! My congratulations Carol! I’ll contact you shortly!

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    WEEK #6

    This week I offer you for free download Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern, the bestseller pattern since released in 2010. Also, this blanket is very special for me. Not only because it’s my first blanket I even made, but it was designed and made as a gift for one absolutely precious baby girl our friends were blessed with. 

    Fluffy Clouds Blanket

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    The sky’s the limit! Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this unbelievably luxurious afghan. Fluffy crochet shells come together to create billows of heavenly softness, just right for Baby’s delicate skin. It’s a perfect gift for boys and girls alike—just trim it in blue, pink, or any color of your choice, and watch little eyes grow wide in delight before Baby snuggles into the clouds for a nap!

    Please click HERE for pattern details.

    This pattern is available to download for free from now until December 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

    To download: simple click at highlighted in green ……...fluffy_clouds_3d_edition.pdf file on the right ) —>>>

    This pattern is also available for free download on Ravelry!

    Below is Fluffy Clouds blanket made in winter theme, just for inspiration ;o) Oh, and this so adorable furry doll designed and made by incredible talented and my amazing friend Aduska! Aduska, you are the BEST, I love you!! 

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    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!!

    This time of year is the perfect time to reflect and show appreciation. I want to give my love to everyone. I am truly grateful for all of my readers, family, and friends that have and continue to support me in my journey. Honestly, I could never have done it without you all!

    And for Week #6, I am more than happy to inform you that I have TWO GIVEAWAYS for YOU, and we will have 2 winners this time!

    1. One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win a Visa Gift Card of $50 value

     

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    2. And a second giveaway is for Surprise Gift about $50-55 value from one of three categories listed below:

    • supplies for knitting and crocheting (for example, from amazing Lantern Moon or Tulip, Japan)
    • something exciting for home-sweet-home
    • beauty and care (from my favorite Moroccan oil for example), makeup products (Bobbi Brown or MAC), or even brushes from fabulous Hakuhodo

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    TO ENTER THE CONTEST

    You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

    • Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required otherwise you don’t mind to share which one of listed categories of second giveaway you would prefer  ;o)
    • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about these giveaways, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
    • Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts: at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebook posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).


    TERMS

    • This contest starts today, December, 21th 2015 and will end on December 27th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.
    • I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, December 28th, 2015.

    Good luck everyone!

    Oh, and may I ask you to spread the word with this 6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways event so your friends, family, craft souls and business partners may enjoy it too?! Please feel free to share the flayer and (or just) link to this post.

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    To enjoy more holiday deals from Alla Koval Designs, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com (just scroll down Main page to locate deal’s board)!!

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    The snow is falling (somewhere, not in Seattle) and the wonderful season is already here.
    I hope that everyone has a very special and awesome holidays!

     

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    All the best to you and your family,
    Sincerely yours.

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