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.
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) stores!!
Thank you so much and have a lovely week!
Thank you for the awesome scarf pattern! Love your patterns!!!
What great patterns gifted so sweet! I love love love Cascasde yarns so excited about this giveaway soooo hoping I am the winner!
Oh tyvm, I love your yarns, Excited about all the give aways, Thanks again for the scarf Pattern.
Love your scarf patterns shown here!
what a cool scarf….thank you for the pattern…..
Lovely patterns, thank you so much for sharing them!
Your book is wonderful!
Thanks for the pattern, the next six weeks are going to be so fun. love your patterns
Love the scarf! Can’t wait to make one.
Love the braided one! It’ll be great for gifts!
You are so kind to have these giveaways, Alla! Thanks again.
Just love the look of this scarf! TVM for the gift!
What a cool scarf. Thanks for the pattern!
Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/sarah.lawson.14855/posts/1077924895572927
Thanks so much for the scarf pattern! I love it!
Love this scarf pattern, thank you so much!!
Thank you for your wonderful pattern!
Beautiful and so different! Thank you!
Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf patterns!
Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern, and the generous giveaway! I can’t wait to make the lovely braided version of this scarf.
Love love love your creations thanks for sharing!!
Thank you so much for the free pattern!
Option 1 is a favorite with me and my girls.
Love this pattern. Thanks for sharing.
Love that scarf & thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us! How blessed we are.
Shared it on my Hookin With Bev page on FB.
i would like to probe the hook :)
Amazing Alla , love the scarfs
Wonderful giveaway and beautiful patterns!!
I always look forward to your newest patterns Alla
Thank you so much for this awesome scarf pattern. Best wishes
I LOVE the braided version of this wonderful scarf!!!! Thank you so much for the gift of this pattern. I can’t wait to get started.
I love the scarf patterns – both of them are great. Thank you so much!
I shared by:
I also favorited the pattern on Ravelry, added it to my library, and created a project!
Ravelry id: quotku
week 1 is beautiful,i’m excited to get started on it right away!check this out!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!!
I love this scarf, it’s so pretty. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern :)
Thank you for the gorgeous pattern! Also, thanks for the chance to win the yarn and the hook.
Shared on Facebook, Google+ & Twitter :)
Thanks so much for the giveaway! I am looking forward to making the scarf.
Love your pattern!
Thanks so much for the giveaway and beautiful pattern.
I also shared it by email.
Love both scarves. Thank you
Wow! So pretty. One more item to make, thanks for the enabling!
Simply beautiful yarn and patterns would love to try it. …
Woww! It’s adorable :) All of your work are fantastic! I’d shared it on my fb and tweeted. I don’t mind it count as 1 entry ;)
Thanks for being so generous! Can’t wait to see the other featured patterns.
Thankyou Alla for your kindness and the lovely pattern.
Thank you for your generous spirit in sharing! Fits right into the holiday season!
wow – how awesome!! thank you so much!
i shared via pinterest
What a lovely scarf! Definitely i have to make one for myself. Thank you so much for the pattern
Thank you so much for the free pattern! It’s a beautiful scarf! I’ll be making one for myself!
Thank you so much for the lovely gift! Can’t wait to make it up!
gar it’s on my facebook, but I couldn’t get the link for it, so I made it a “public” post :)
This is an awesome scarf thanks for this great give away of your patterns
Thank you! What a beautiful scarf! :D
Thank you for giving us a great 6 weeks of fun! I love the braided option that you have. I am going to add it to my list of this to make! Thanks for the chance to win.
What a wonderful looking scarf! Fascinated to see how it’s made. Thanks for hosting a give away like this.
I shared on Twitter:https://twitter.com/kateyHBF/status/666434743379042304
Shared it on my FB page as well. Have several “yarn a holics” like me.
Love the braided scarf pattern – pretty lines!
Thanks for the great pattern!
Wow, just beautiful, thank you!!
Shared on Twitter <3 https://twitter.com/LKHandmade/status/666439545378893824
Pinned on Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/61854194860025734/
Shared on Facebook ;)
Oh.. how absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Wish everyone the best of luck!
Thank you for the beautiful scarf and cowl patterns, I love the brioche stitch, so soft and cushy.
Thanks for the pattern
Thank you for the gorgeous scarf pattern and for the wonderful giveaway!
Thank you very much for the beautiful pattern. Excited to see what’s coming up each week. :-)
Wonderful design. Look forward to making.
I just downloaded the crochet brioche scarf pattern, and shared the ravelry link with my knitting group on face book. Thank you
Oh, God, make me the winer, pliiiiisss.
Interesting! I love the knit Brioche (just finished two hats) and I also enjoy working with crochet. I’d never thought of replicating brioche in crochet. Does it work with 2 colours as well? I’ll have to read the pattern further and try :)
Thank you. It’s beautiful!
very nice scarf!! would love to win this yarn as i have NEVER tried it before! :) thanks for the chance
Lovely patterns and thanks for the fabulous fun of a contest to win the lovely prizes.
This scarf is beautiful, so cozy and comfortable you just want to wrap yourself up in it and wonderfully stylish, too! Thank you so much for the pattern and hosting this giveaway!!!!
Thank you, Alla! Love this scarf!
Wonderful as always!
I love the braided look!
Thank you Alla for thoughtfulness and for your wonderful patterns.
Beautiful! This will be a great project for the Holidays. Thsnks
Fabulous pattern. Longer for winter here in Australia to give it a try, Thank you
A Lovely pattern and a generous giveaway, thank you.
Rav id: zan1st2000
pinned on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/320811173435717582/
I am in love with this pattern! So easy and yet the outcome is so elegant! I will definitely be making these this Christmas for gifts… my girls will love them!
Thank you for the beautiful scarf patterns.
Thank you for the unique scarf pattern!! Can’t wait to see next weeks pattern!!
I have not tried this technique but am looking forward to doing so.
Always up for a challenge or something new.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
I can’t wait to make the braided scarf, it’s lovely. Thank you for sharing the pattern.
what a generous person you are! thankyou for also adding the info charts to your brioche scarf pattern xx
Love your patterns and especially this scarf. Very excited about this giveaway and would love love love to win! Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Love this scarf! Thank you for the pattern! Hope to win the yarn!
These will make beautiful Christmas gifts, thank you!!
Thank you so much for the scarf pattern. It is adorable! I can’t wait to get started. I’m excited to see the rest of the patterns too! :)
What a beautiful scarf! I would love to try this. Thank you for the pattern, and can’t wait for next week!
What a lovely pattern and awesome giveaway! Thank you!
Shared on Facebook!
What lovely patterns! I am so excited about the free patterns and the giveaway. Thank you for your generosity!
This giveaway looks amazing. Can’t wait to see all the patterns to come. Happy holidays!
Love your new scarf pattern! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!
How beautiful! Thank you very much! :)
I love the pattern, option 1 looks both regal and fresh. Thank you for the giveaway!
Thank you for the pattern! And I agree, love the weeks of giveaways idea more than some frenzy of 1 day shopping!
Shared Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/549720698246253879/
Shared Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lori.y.sands?fref=nf
Saved on Ravelry, screenname crankyangel
Thank you so much ! I love tassels and pom poms. These will make great gifts.
Thank you so much for the lovely pattern, can’t wait to find time to make it.
I needed a pattern that was different and this fills the bill
Thank you for this pattern. Your designs are so much fun and I wish I had much more time to work all of them up for my nieces!
Thank you for this scarf pattern..It is awesome!!
Your scarf is beautiful. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you.
This is amazing, excited about this. I hope you always do this!
Lovely Scarf! I can’t wait to make it!
Thank you for the patterns, they are beautiful!!
Thank you so much for the free pattern!! Love the braided!!
I love contests! :) Thank you!
Love this first pattern. It’s gorgeous!
I also shared on facebook, under Krissy Wise.
Thank you so mch,
Such pretty scarves! Thank you so much for the free pattern.
Thank you for the scarf pattern. Looking forward to making several.
Awesome pattern, thanks for giving it away :)
Lovely scarf..would look great with the giveaway yarn! Thanks for the pattern!
Put your link on my Facebook page for another chance to win.
Thank you for the lovely pattern
Thanks so much! Have some pie, and enjoy your holiday season!
I also just tweeted about this . Thanks again for all you do. You’ve inspired me to pick up my knitting needles again.
This is so beautiful. I need it! I will blog about it when I finish it :D
I like the braided one and I love that yarn!! :-) It looks so soft.
I can’t wait to make this scarf…Id love to be enteed for the give away please =) Sharing on my FB too!!
Beautiful pattern. It makes me love winter to have such cozy options. Thanks for the giveaway!
What a gorgeous pattern. And just in time for holiday crafting!!
I have shared on G+
And shared on Facebook! :)
The a la brioche is beautiful! I can’t wait to get started.
Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway!!!
Shared for an additional entry!! Thank you!!
thank you for the free pattern! I absolutely love the Brioche Scarf and will definitely be making it. I don’t have a blog but will share it on my FB page.
Shared on Facebook.
Lovely pattern. Thanks so much!
Hello. Thank you so much for the scarf pattern. It is so luxurious – I have just the person to crochet it for Christmas. I love your patterns and look forward to seeing your new creations. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Lovely patterns. I like the finishing details!
What a lovely pattern! It will make a great quick gift.
This is such a lovely scarf. Thank you for the free pattern and giveaway opportunity. Merry Christmas and God Bless. :D
Gorgeous!! Thank you for this awesome pattern!
Love your site. Thanks!
Thank you so much for the free patterns! Gorgeous scarfs!
Thank you so Much for the pattern. I am about to start on these 1st one. Both scarves are very elegant.
Thank you very much!
Thank you for sharing your patterns!!
Also shared to Facebook, and ravelry MindyO
Thank you this scarf is awesome!!! Also, thank you for the 6 weeks of giveaways!!!
Shared on FB.
Shared on Pinterest. Thank you for a lovely design!
Nice scarf :)
It is lovely, thank you.
Thank you for this wonderful pattern, I can’t decide which version I will make, maybe both?
Pinned both versions to Pinterest.
Lovely pattern and giveaway. Thank you.
Lovely scarf pattern, my Mum will love it! =)
What a nice thing to do! Thank you!
Shared on Facebook
Thankyou for pattern, lovely..take care
Thank you so much for the pattern and for running this give-away – I really appreciate your time and efforts in sharing your talent with us.
Love it! Thank you.
love this scarf
shared on facebook
Thanks so much for the GORGEOUS pattern, Alla!
This is THE place to be for GREAT patterns and fun giveaways!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Beautiful scarf pattern. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us. I’ve only just learned the stitch you’re using and I think it will be fun to try to actually make something besides a short test strip. I hope you have a wonderful and a Happy Thanksgiving. :)
Love the scarf and this yarn looks wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win this yarn.
Super cute scarf! Can’t wait to get started on it!
I am new to crochet, this is an excitement for me to get one chance to be a winner and receive an amazing gift ;) looking forward.
Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern and the chance to win the yarn to make one!!!
Just found your blog this morning. I have been enjoying looking around and will rarely return. Love it.
The pattern is awesome. I can’t wait to try it .
Thank You so much for the Pattern and the chance to win the yarn to make it.
Gorgeous pattern! Thank you fire sharing it with us!
Thanks so much for giving me a chance to try some of this gorgeous yarn. I have never seen it looks so soft. Thank you for the pattern it’s so lovely Shared on facebook and pinned http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-a-la-brioche-scarf
Thanks so much for the scarf pattern– it looks great.
Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing =)
Thanks for the pattern and thanks for the chance to win!
Thank you for this beautiful free pattern. Can’t wait to make it.
I LOVE Knitting with Pacific Yarn! It is soooooo soft!! Thanks for the contest!
Thank you for the beautiful Scarf pattern!I can’t wait to get started on it. You are so generous to be giving away Pacific Yarn, it is soooo soft.
Thank You for the beautiful scarf.. I love the look of the braided style. I have never used Pacific Yarn, never even heard of it, after reading some of the comments, I would love to try it!!
The scarf pattern is wonderful and thank you so much for the give away!
Shared this on my timeline in face book!!!
Shared on facebook, twitter, google and pinterest
this is such a beautiful pattern. i am trying it out now. thank you very much for me to download it free
awesome pattern! cant wait to test it out
Love the scarf, thank you for the pattern
This is all so great! Thank you so much!
Thank you for such a lovely pattern!
Excellent scarf. Sassy and unique. Thanks.
Thank You for this wonderful pattern. I can’t wait to make this beautiful scarf.
Love the scarf! I was looking at it before you made it free and just noticed this offer. I’m so excited to make it. Thank you!
What an elegant scarf! Putting this on my list for 2016!
Just shared it on my Facebook page.
Thanks for the free pattern. The scarf is so pretty!
And I just shared on my Facebook page. Thanks!
Love the Brioche pattern!
What a lovely scarf pattern! Quick to work up for gifts this Christmas! Brioche pattern is awesome!
Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/tlesatz Thanks again!
Thanks for the pattern!
Love the pattern, Alla! Thank you!
Shared on my patterns page:
Love this pattern. Thank you for sharing.
love love your patterns thank you for sharing with us
Thank you for sharing thid lovely pattern! I cannot wait to make one for a Christmas gift
This scarf is beautiful. Excellent gift item.
thank you! looking forward to the next 6 weeks! :)
Those braided ends are magnificent!
Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait to try #1!
Love the look! Especially the first one that is braided. I was looking at scarves in a store earlier and didn’t see anything this beautiful. Decided I could make something better than buying it. Came home and began looking for patterns and low and behold your’s popped up. It’s destiny. :)
Love this pattern… Thank you
Thank you so much for the scarf pattern; I haven’t seen any pattern close to this one. I have just recently taught myself how to crochet and I really love it. I have never used the cascade yarn yet but would love the opportunity to try it out.
Love this pattern. I have a question concerning option 2. You say chain 151 but then row 2 says we shud have 208 3hdc. Shouldn’t we have 150 3hdc
My apologies, it was a typo. Here are 148 3rd loop hdc, 2 sc in Row 2. I emailed an updated version. Thank you so much for letting me know!
Thank you so much… really looking forward To seeing everything you have to offer.
Alla, thank you for super gifts! All your designs and patterns are great!
thank you. for the give away
such a beautiful pattern! thank you for the opportunity to win the beautiful yarn and hook
love your patterns they are beautiful, thanks so much!!
Great giveaway and beautiful pattern.
I shared it on my pinterest board called CWA Craft
Thank you so much for the giveaway and for all your lovely patterns.
Thanks so much for theses free scarf patterns. They are beautiful I am a crochet scarf lover. I love this braided look. My husband asked me how many scarves can I wear at one time…lol.I told him I can wear one a day for a year. Thanks again for the free patterns and this wonderful contest.