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Imagical Seasons: New Patterns, Giveaway + MORE!

I’m so excited to share with you all a sneak peek of my very first book. Although it seems that the amount of work to be done is still endless and I still need to learn lots of new skills and things, I’m so glad that I started this book venture! I’m absolutely sure that I would do this again, especially if I will be teaming up again with incredible Tin Ambat and Annya Uslontseva! Tin’s brilliant descriptions and Anna’s fantastic book layout have made the book look great, even if it is still a draft version and only 1/3 of it is done…

 

So, let me introduce:

Imagical SeasonsTM: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 years

Imaginative and magical designs for little ones in your life.

… where Imagical is a portmanteau word – a combination of “imagine” and “magical”. It describes perfectly what I want to achieve: coming up with unique ideas and designs, and making them a reality through the application of basic crochet and knitting skills…

 

Want a sneak peek of book and pattern preview?

Imagical Seasons01

Imagical Seasons02

 

Well, this is not a final version – still need to do photos for book and polish a bit there and there, but it’s pretty close to what book will look like ;o)

What do you think? Any questions or advice about the book name, designs, layout, charts, or instructions? I would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments, suggestions and feedback here. All your input is appreciated!

 

*** Patterns release update: Silverlace and Tropicana Blanket patterns will be released this afternoon  are released, and Petalline dress pattern – tomorrow will be released September, 4 (not sure what was in my mind when I offered two releases of such big patterns in 2 days, I still need to do the modeling and polish pattern a bit – my apologies for this delay) .

Both patterns are released and available now (click links below):

Silverlace and Tropicana Blanket

Petalline Dress and Poncho

 

Of course, we will have our traditional little giveaway … the first 6 people who leave a comment on this post will get blankets or dress patterns (one pattern per person – fully for your choice) via email in PDF format, absolutely FREE right they will be released! *** This giveaway is closed and winners are: Donna, Mary Z, Mutant Supermodel, Natasha, Laurie and Rose. My CONGRATULATIONS!! Dear ladies, please email me with your pattern choice and I’ll email your patterns right away!

 

AND … to celebrate this milestone in the book’s development, let’s have a CONTEST on top of our giveaway! You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required!

Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this contest, 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., and comment on this post with your link. You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one entry per network only).

 

The winning commenter will receive a 50% coupon to my store, along with 5 balls (100g each) of Trigo yarn. The winner gets to choose what colors she/he would like! By the way, this is the same yarn I used for Silverlace Blanket and Petalline Dress (size 10/12).

 

Omega Trigo Ball

 

Also, everyone who submits a mandatory entry plus one optional entry will receive a 50% coupon for a one-time purchase (valid on everything, including the new patterns!) The coupon has no expiration date but is only good for one use, so choose your pattern(s) wisely!

This contest starts today, August 30, 2012 and will end on September 6, 2012 at 11:59pm PST.
I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winner will be notified by email on Friday, September 7, 2012.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Post your entries now and good luck to everyone!

Alla Koval Designs

79 Responses to Imagical Seasons: New Patterns, Giveaway + MORE!

  1. 1
    Donna says:

    What a lovely book this promises to be. Congratulations!

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    Mary Z says:

    How Exciting Alla! I love your patterns, and these pictures look just beautiful. congratulations!! I’ll be sharing this on Google +!

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    This looks great! I have three kids and I love crochet so I’d definitely put this to use.

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    Наташа says:

    Alla, my congratulatios!

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    Laurie BArtilson says:

    Beautiful!!

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    Rose lane says:

    Another beautiful design…thank you for allowing us the pleasure of recreating your designs :). Hugs, rose

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    Наташа says:

    Posted your news on my FB account:)

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    Marilee says:

    The silverlace blanket and gorgeous! Can’t wait for the pattern release.

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    Lisa says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

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    mary magnan says:

    wonderful you have great designs
    love all your creations. Thank You
    for the inspration

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    Bettie says:

    Can’t wait to see the book! Any word on the Repunzal scarf pattern?

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    Debra says:

    Alla,
    Your Silverlace blanket IS magical! love this!

    Debra

  14. 14

    So excited!
    Can’t wait fot he book!

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    Lori says:

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Silverlace Blanket!

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    Debra says:

    Oh, my comment is # 10…My Father called, just when I opened the email. Couldn’t miss talking with him! I didn’t win, but I have got to purchase this beautiful pattern!
    Debra

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    Erika Hill says:

    Just gorgeous stuff!!! I’m in awe of the talent and am already craving some of these designs.:)

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    Debra says:

    I shared this link o my facebook page, but can’t figure out how to show link in the comment box…

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    Bethany says:

    Gorgeous! Congrats on the book.

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    Gen says:

    It’s all so beautiful Alla!
    Wish I had a smartphone so I would actually have a chance of winning!! :)
    I can’t wait for the dress pattern. My daughter (8 yrs) has fallen in love with it from the first time you previewed it.

    Thanks for sharing all your talent with us.
    I know I appreciate it very much.

    Gen

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    SuziQ says:

    Шедеврально-обворожительно!!!!!! Fascinatingly-masterpiece!!!! Looking forward to see THE BOOK!

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    Barbara says:

    I am so happy about the book. I simply love your work!
    Barbara

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    Karin says:

    Looking forward to growing my crochet skills with your beautiful patterns. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!

  24. 24

    Your work is beautiful!

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    Maura says:

    I’m so excited for your new patterns! And especially your book! I think I have all of your other crochet patterns, so I practically stalk your page to see when something new comes out! :)

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    Vinolin says:

    Wow. Nice to hear. Congratulations Alla!!!

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    Ania says:

    Wonderful, can’t wait for the finished book!!!

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    Judy says:

    Wow! Congratulations! How exciting, and I can envision you publishing more than one book in the future, because your patterns are so adorable. I am excited about the chance of winning, I love the blanket pattern. Yes, I will be buying your book(s)! Good luck!

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    Francie Christensen says:

    Awesome!! How exciting!

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    DeAnna says:

    How exciting I can’t wait to see the book in person. I love your new patterns they are beautiful.

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    Judy says:

    Hi Alla, here is my blog post providing the link to your contest:

    http://heavenlybabies.us/index.php/archives/1235#respond

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    ~Judy

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    DeAnna says:

    I could not get the share button to work (probably me) so I just copied the address and shared on my Facebook page…happily. Can’t wait for your book. https://www.facebook.com/deanna.groves.9

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    Trang says:

    Congratulation!!
    LG,
    Trang

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    kathi says:

    Can’t wait to see the book! Love your patterns!

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    Stephanie says:

    I’m excited about this whole idea of Couture Crochet… and I just happen to have a grand daughter in the perfect age range! She loves to help Grandma, and soon I will get her started so she can really enjoy crochet with me. I love the beauty in your designs, so elegant. Can’t wait to use some of your patterns!

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    Gen says:

    Shared your link on FB :)

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    Tina says:

    I love your designs!

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    Wendy says:

    What exciting news Alla. I know it will be a huge success. Your work is simply gorgeous.

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    Helena says:

    absolutely wonderful

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    Jane C says:

    what a beautiful design! also sharing on facebook; thank you :)

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    debbie moore says:

    Absolutely magical…. oh wow …..beautiful. Here is to the finished product, can’t wait. On to facebook now to share. Good luck!!

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    Tamara says:

    Congratulations, the book is going to be great! Wishing you all the best! I posted link to this page on my Facebook page, this is the best I can get from there: http://www.facebook.com/tamara.bubalo

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    Myra Wade says:

    I still don’t understand about the first six people who post??? Anyway, I love your creations and patterns and I would absolutely love to have your new book.

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    Lana says:

    Alla! Your designs as usual very unique. Just as an idea how to name your book “The Magical dream time”. or “The Magical Lace” or “Miracle Lace” I wish you all the best in your creations.

    Lana.

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    Sue O says:

    I would just thrilled to be the winner. I love all your patterns. Everything is just beautiful.

  46. 46
    Jeanette says:

    Beautiful work. Patterns are easy to read, I really enjoy the graphs, I always have trouble with printed patterns. Everything I’ve made from your patterns, received lots of comments. I have a friend who I make things for her granddaughter, and also make things for my granddaughter. I really enjoy the clothing, actual clothing they can wear. I am not into accessories, so much rather make clothing. Also, some items I can tweak a bit, by doing the math, and make them for smaller adults. Some bigger adults wants me to make them a few.

  47. 47
    Jeanette says:

    Just shared it on Facebook,how do I include a link? If I copy and paste it, wont it show my whole home page? How can I show just the comment I left?

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    Royce says:

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway
    I always admire your works and love them . the yarns you use are just awesome.

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    Royce says:

    shared on google +
    thank you

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    Nydia says:

    This book will be a wonderful legacy

  53. 53
    meiling says:

    Awesome and really beautiful…. can’t wait for the petalline dress to be out…

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    bethany says:

    The sneek preview of the afghan is so tempting! I can’t wait to see the finished book!

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    Kathryn Crissman says:

    I learned to crochet at the age of six! My mother taught me as it was something she took time to do as a break from her cooking, baking and cleaning. This was the in the 50’s – early 60’s! There was never a pattern I didn’t think I could master, and have always loved the relaxing feeling that crocheting provides. Now, after having boys, I have a granddaughter and find you patterns so beautiful. Thank you for your designs.

  56. 56
    Mary Logue says:

    I love it,I love it

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    Leslie says:

    absolutely beautiful, can’t wait for the book to come out!!also posted on fb

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    Lana R. says:

    Beautiful!!!

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    Amanda says:

    I love these patterns and I can’t wait for the book to be out! So many beautiful patterns, so little time.

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    Jeannette says:

    Everything that you design is magical!!!

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    Ilona G Flor says:

    Love your patterns, so unusual and I love graphs, much easier to follow.

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    Heather Harding says:

    Love the blanket and dress patterns – they are gorgeous! I have the perfect reasons to make both :-) And eagerly awaiting your book!

  63. 63
    Keri says:

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the book!

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    Rebecca says:

    Love everything you create!! I am especially excited for that vest pattern I have been waiting for!!

    I shared your post on my facebook wall: https://www.facebook.com/AdorkableCrochet

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    Nima says:

    OMG..this is a gorgeous giveaway…add me please. thank you

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    becky says:

    I so love ALL of your patterns

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    judy orrego says:

    Beautiful, I’m so excited!

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    Chelsea W says:

    What a beautiful design!! Thanks for the chance.

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    Jill_R says:

    How Exciting Alla! I love your patterns, and these pictures look just beautiful. congratulations on your new book!! I can’t wait for it to come out.

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  72. 72
    Jill_R says:

    I used your hotlinks to tweet and google+ your giveaway. I don’t know how to get the links from the shortcuts.

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    Nancy says:

    This looks stunning, Alla:0)))
    So looking forward to your book.
    Hugs and smiles from Norway.

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    Jodi Winterton says:

    I look forward to seeing the whole book and making it’s lovely patterns.

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