6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #1 & New Crochet Pattern
|November 16, 2015||Filled under Giveaway, Patterns|
PLEASE NOTE: This Giveaway is expired!
As far as I remember myself, I always loved equally give and receive gifts… but with age I noticed that gifting brings me much more pleasure ;o)
So, let’s the fun begin! This year, I decided to skip all these Black Friday’s and Cyber Monday’s “madness”, but instead I offer you a 6 weeks of GIFTING & GIVEAWAYS! Each Monday I’ll offer one of my patterns for a free download for one week only + a weekly Giveaway for you (yarn, craft supplies, pattern books + much more)!
Let’s start with my newest Crochet à la Brioche Scarf pattern, which is available to download for free from now until November 22th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.
Every this-time-of-a-year since I released knitted Meringue Cowl pattern, I receive so many requests for a crochet version. Well, here are several techniques to emulate Brioche knitting, like single crochet worked in back loops for example. But my most favorite method is working in third loop of half double crochet.
So, I wrote a pattern explaining 3rd loop hdc stitch and “tested” it in two pretty simple and such fast to crochet scarf projects. Let me introduce…
Crochet à la Brioche
A Brioche (so called from its resemblance in shape to the well known French cake of that name) may be as easily worked in crochet as in knitting. With a little trick you can transform regular half double crochet stitches into knit-like stitches, that are also very elastic!
There are two options of style and yarn to choose from! These reversible soft ribs will hug your neck and keep it toasty warm all fall, winter and into spring. There will be few times you won’t find an excuse to wear your à la Brioche Scarf!
Treat yourself and your loved ones with the luxurious feel of these scarves this delightful winter! Opt for bamboo or cotton blends for fall and spring accessories.
A perfect gift idea too!
Option 1: 5.5″ (14 cm) wide x 63″ (160 cm) long without tassels
Option 2: 4″ (10 cm) wide x 67″ (170 cm) long without pompoms
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Option 1 (shown p. 2): Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 219 yd [199 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 2 hanks of #101 white heaven.
Chunky weight (#5 Bulky).
Option 2 (shown p. 6): Cascade Yarns Pacific® Chunky (40% superwash merino wool, 60% acrylic; 120 yd [110 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 3 skeins of #43 ruby.
Option 1: Size J/10 (6 mm)
Option 2: Size M-N/13 (9 mm)
• Option 1: 4″ (10 cm) long piece of cardboard
• Option 2: 3.5” (9 cm) pompom maker
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
• 2 stitch markers
* This pattern involves crochet skills only.
12 pages, 2 photos, 1 diagram, glossary, tutorials: How to crochet into third loop of hdc, techniques: Making and tassels and pompoms , conversion charts and yarn substitution charts.
And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win 4 skeins of fabulous Cascade Yarns Pacific® Chunky (40% superwash merino wool, 60% acrylic; 120 yd [110 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) in #01 Cream color and size – 3 skeins needed to crochet (+ 1 extra) to crochet à la Brioche Scarf …. and size M-N/13 (9 mm) Ebony crochet hook by lovely Lantern Moon.
TO ENTER THE CONTEST
Each person is allowed to enter up to 3 times as follows:
- Mandatory entry. You have to leave any comment here, on the blog—and that’s all, no any obligations ;o).
- Optional Entry #2. Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post and leave another comment to this post with link to your blog post.
- Optional Entry #3. Share this post on any of your accounts: Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, twitter, yahoo… etc and leave another comment here.
- This giveaway starts today, November 16th and will end Sunday, November 22th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.
- I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator and I’ll notify the Winners by email on Monday, November 23th.
Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!
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.
Thank you so much and have a lovely week!