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6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #3 & New Crochet Pattern Release


What an another beautiful week! I would like to thank so much everyone for participation and your kind of words. It’s just made my week to read all your wonderful and sweet comments. You are amazing!!

… And now is time to name a Winner!

The Winner of Giveaway#2 is ….. Leslie (comment #7)! My congratulations Leslie! I’ll contact you shortly!

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This week I would love to introduce my new pattern, which is available to download for free from now until December 6th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.



Loop of Jade

Fear not the midwinter blues with this luxurious cowl made in a blend of wool and silk in the gorgeous shade of jade! While the breeze is rippling the surface on a frosty day, take the bite out of winter and thrive in its cozy, delicately layered warmth. Its beautifully flattering neckline adorned with two rows of elegant buttons adds glam and romance to your winter look, while reminding of symbolic and protective powers of jade – a gemstone that attracts love, soothes the mind and promotes self-sufficiency.

Explore the eminent versatility of this brilliant piece that offers over a half of dozen ways to loop around your neck!

To download: simple click at highlighted in green ……...loop_of_jade_cowl_v01ed.pdf  file on the right ) —>>>

This pattern is also available for free download on Ravelry!





Small (Medium, Large)
Sample shown is size Small.

24 (26.25, 29)” (61 [67, 74] cm) wide x 6.5 (7, 7)” (16.5 [18, 18] cm) tall

DK weight (#3 Light)
Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 hank of #178 Deep Sea.

Size G/6 (4 mm)

• 8 size 5/8″ (16 mm) ox silver buttons (shown: buttons by La Mode®, item #2403).
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

12 pages, 2 photos, 1 schematic, 2 diagrams, glossary, techniques: reverse single crochet stitch, conversion chart and yarn substitution chart.

Cowl Pages


And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win 2 hanks of such luxury Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) in colors of Your choice – 1 hank needed to crochet to crochet Loop of Jade Cowl, but I would love to offer you one more hank so you can crochet a cowl for your loved one or just make a scarf …. and also, you will receive a size G/6 (4 mm) Ebony crochet hook by amazing Lantern Moon. OR why not a crochet hook in a size you would prefer – just please let me know a hook size you would like and I would be glad to order one for you!


Each person is allowed to enter up to 3 times as follows:

  • Mandatory entry. If you don’t mind, please tell us what is your favorite place to knit/crochet (mine is in front of computer, watching movies or online classes with our adorable tiny Chihuahua Pixie on my lap). Or just 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 30th and will end Sunday, December 6th, 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, December 7th.

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)!!

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119 Responses to 6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #3 & New Crochet Pattern Release

  1. 1
    Loretta says:

    I also crocjhet or knit in front of my computer . Thank you so much.

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    Melissa says:

    I love to cuddle under a blanket in bed, put a show on Netflix, and work on my current project. Thank you for sharing the beautiful patterns with us!

  3. 3
    Lynda says:

    My corner has comfy chair, a table large enough for my WIP, and laptop. I usually “watch” movies while crocheting or listen music.

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    Karen B says:

    I crochet in my family room with my tuxedo kitty on my lap. Now I will be making several of these cowls . I love this pattern.

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    Trang says:

    i crochet on sofa and watch TV ^^

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    Leslie Panoulias says:

    Gorgeous cowl this week, thank you so much! And thank you as well for last week’s give away! I never win anything!

    I do most crocheting on the couch in my living room with something on the TV in the background. If its a complicated pattern, I sit at the table. Less comfy but better for concentrating.

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    n_yusaf@yahoo.co.uk says:

    I crochet in the living room on my sofa chair with my laptop beside me and favourite programmes on TV. My cockatiel likes to perch on my head while I crochet. She comes down to investigate the yarns and hooks, hopping and nibbling on everything. Most of my rubber backed crochet hooks have got nibbled ends because of her :)

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    Becky says:

    I love to knit or crochet sitting in my recliner watching TV. My cats usually are laying on my lap or the arm of the chair and I have my tablet or phone there to see my pattern instructions. I love pattern PDF’s! All my tools are in bins or baskets near my chair.

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    Becky Bangert says:

    I usually crochet in my recliner watching TV or in front of the computer if I don’t feel like printing out a pattern. I love this cowl and can’t wait to make one. Thank you so much!

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    Becky says:

    I just posted in the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry about this and sent you a message about the wrong link above. :)

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    Wendi says:

    I have two, one is on my bed watching TV the other is in front of my computer watching the how to videos or Netflix.

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    LuLu says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern (can’t wait to get started).
    I crochet in my living room in front of my computer which is dangerous cause I always find another project to add to my list of things to make. I did share this post on my FB page as well.

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    Abbi says:

    My favorite place to knit and crochet is cuddled on the couch watching a marathon on netflix (usually with my kittens ‘helping’). This pattern is beautiful!

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    Elizabeth C says:

    I live with 5 other people so I peacefully crochet in my room.

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    Irina says:

    I have time for crochet, when I am waiting my children from aikido training. It is in the gym locker room. And I have a beautiful wear for my girl.

    Thank you for pattern.

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    Wendy Fenech says:

    I love to crochet at my dining room table. From there I can eat, drink, watch tv, look out the window, look at my computer or talk on the phone while I work on my latest project.

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    Wendy Fenech says:

    I shared this on my Facebook page.

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    Wendy Fenech says:

    I shared this post on my Pinterest page.

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    Mary from Australia says:

    Another GORGEOUS pattern, ALLA! Thank you. My favourite place to crochet is in our TV room, sitting in MY recliner, under My special lamp.I haven’t seen the Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport before, would love to make a cowl in both the 301 Dahlia & 123 Dark Bronze shades using the G/6 (4mm) crochet hook!

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    Anne Westbrook says:

    What a lovely pattern! Thank you very much. My favorite place to knit or crochet is on my comfy leather couch with my feet propped up on the ottoman watching TV. Although I’ve used Cascade 220 before, I have not used Venezia Sport. I would love to make the cowl in Ruby and my favorite hook size is a G.

  22. 22
    Anne Westbrook says:

    I posted to:

    My facebook personal page
    My facebook crochet/knitting page
    Pinterest board “Giveaway”


  23. 23
    Shelley Cooper says:

    I have fibromyalgia so my favorite place to crochet is on my bed watching Netflix :) Just love all your patterns! Thank you for free giveaways it is awesome.

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    Danielle says:

    I love to crochet anywhere and everywhere love watching Netflix while crocheting!!

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    Novi says:

    Woooooowwww!!! Looks like you never lack out of creativity! What a Wonferful stitch…

    Oh my fave place to knit or crochet is in my bed x) til I fall asleep.

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    Darlene P. says:

    My favorite places are on my comfy living room couch or my recliner watching TV! Thank you for another beautiful pattern and awesome giveaway!!!!!

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    Lynn Whinery says:

    I like to crochet either in bed watching TV, or on the couch watching TV. Either way there’s usually at least one dog and a cat trying to climb into my lap! My creations are made with love and fur. :-P

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    Julie F says:

    I love to crochet on the train. Always will.
    After that it’s while I’m watching the boys play lego. X

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    Marybeth says:

    I like to crochet on my couch while watching TV mystery shows like “Columbo”, “Murder, She Wrote” and “Rosemary and Thyme”.

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    Rose says:

    I like to work on my couch, surrounded by pets.

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    Jessica Nettles says:

    I love to crochet on my loveseat while watching old movies. I also crochet in public. It’s a good way to share the love.

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    Kimberly Lundin says:

    I like to crochet on my bed, watching sports or a movie!

  33. 33
    Kimberly Lundin says:

    Shared on Twitter. @BurbanGirl614! I also started following you! :-)

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    Leighann says:

    You have such beautiful and creative designs, thank you for sharing your talents! I crochet pretty much anywhere, but my favorite is in the recliner while either watching an old movie on TCM or listening to an audiobook.

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    Cassandra B. says:

    My favorite place is on the couch by my computer or on the other side of the couch watching TV… usually with a cat or two sleeping near me. :)

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    Regina Forry says:

    I have an oversized chair in the front room – I can sit cross legged or any position I like — love the arm support (when a dog or cat is not using it. easy access to everything – my bin slides under the end table when not in use. Works for me. BTW – absolutely love this weeks giveaway. May be a girl or two to get this for Christmas

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    Katie says:

    Lovely cowl. I crochet in my recliner,in my sun room.

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    Karen says:

    I usually crochet in my comfy chair in front of the TV – but we travel a lot so I also do a lot of crochet in the car & motel while we are traveling (my husband claims I crochet in my sleep but I KNOW that is not true!!!!!)

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    Mary Helen Toal says:

    I knit on my bed..feet up..supplies and pattern spread out..mug of coffee..radio or recorded book..still room for a bag of potato chips.

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    Rachel M. says:

    I crochet with the tv in the background or an audiobook. The books are my favorite because there are no visuals to miss when I’m looking at my crochet. :)

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    Chris says:

    I like to sit in my recliner.

  42. 42
    Mary Helen Toal says:

    Re tweeted. .shared on F.B.

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    Tammy says:

    I love to crochet on the couch.

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    Jane says:

    My fave place is in my crafting studio (think mini yarn store!) in my stuffed chair under a window with my feet on the automan and watching TV.

    (And your stuff is gorgeous, btw!)

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    Tammy says:

    I posted this on my facebook page, tweeted, and pinned.

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    Pat G. says:

    I love to knit in my family room by our fireplace. I love Cascade Venezia Sport. I am working on a lace cowl sweater with Deep Forest. What a great feeling yarn! I can’t wait to finish this sweater.

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    I usually crochet on the sofa by the lamp or while my husband is driving (a way to tune out the arguing of our two young boys) :D Happy Holidays!!

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    Leslie says:

    I like to crochet in my favorite armchair in my living room. And my favorite hook size is J.

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    Shelby says:

    I like to knit while watching tv shows on my computer. Right now it’s The Walking Dead. This pattern looks really cute!

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    Margo says:

    WOW! Another gorgeous pattern. I need to grow more hands to be able to do them all at the same time : ) The Lazy Chair I sit in while crocheting is sort of barracaded right now with yarn and patterns all waiting their turn to climb into my lap – LOL!

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    Pamela says:

    I love to crochet on my couch with my beagle Tillie sleeping beside me and the grandkids running around.

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    Kristen Warnack says:

    I love to sit on the floor next to my warm, snoozing puppies while I knit my face off!

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    Kathryn Magner says:

    Thank for the beautiful pattern!! I love to crochet when I am sitting on the couch watching TV!!

  54. 54
    Andi says:

    I knit almost every night in front of the nightly news. Multi-tasking, you know!

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    Heather says:

    I love to crochet or knit on my couch in front of the tv.

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    Andi says:

    I put the link in my JBA Combat Knitters group on Ravelry!!

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    Nicole says:

    My favorite spot is curled up in my little corner of the couch, watching movies with my littles. Or at the hockey arena, I tend to play with yarn there a lot too!

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    Heather R says:

    I like to crochet while watching tv.

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    I love to curl up on the couch in the evening when all the littles are in bed and listen to hubby talk while I work.

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    Karen Wikholm says:

    My favorite place to crochet is on the couch with a cup of tea by my side and watching Netflix.

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    Jordan Maroney says:

    I love to crochet while watching a movie or while my 2 year old is snuggled up for a nap.

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    Jordan Maroney says:

    Shared on Facebook :)

  63. 63
    Sarah Maroney says:

    I sit in my favorite chair watching TV or a movie. Most of the time my dogs and at least one grandson is sitting with me.

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    Sarah Maroney says:

    Shared on Facebook

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    pixe56 says:

    Hi! Thanks for your generousity, this is a lovely pattern. :)
    (I like to crochet whilst I watch TV at night. )

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    Victoria Kelleher says:

    I knit and crochet on my recliner. In front of the TV with the dog on my lap

  67. 67
    MindyZW says:

    I enjoy knitting in the evening watching TV. It relaxes me, a lot. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    MindyZW says:

    Shared on FB.

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    Faustina Festorazie says:

    I love to crochet in my comfy rocking chair while listening to the radio. I find crochet or knitting so relaxing.

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    Stacey says:

    I love to crochet sitting on the loveseat with my dogs. I can see the birds at the feeder when I look up.

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    Teri says:

    I have recently rediscovered my love of crocheting and find cuddled up on the couch with my dogs the best!

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    LesleyAnn says:

    My favorite place to crochet or knit is in the recliner watching TV or listening to an audiobook with both my cats curled up on the gigantic floor pillow that I put on the recliner footrest.

  73. 73
    LesleyAnn says:

    I posted a link to your giveaway on Ravelry. (Will blog about it tomorrow.)

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    Helen King says:

    My favorite place to crochet is curled up on the couch.

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    Jan Picard says:

    My favorite place to knit and crochet is on the couch, in front of the TV, with my dogs sleeping next to me. ♡

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    Christina says:

    My husband and I often take road trips, so I try to have several projects with me. Other places are while waiting such as doctors offices and when I visit my elderly dad.

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    Tracy M. says:

    I enjoy crocheting on my couch either watching tv, or listening to music.

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    Lady says:

    My favorite place to knit & crochet is my closet where I have made a tiny space for my crafts.

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    Renee says:

    My favorite place to crochet is on the sofa in front of the tv.

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    Sara S says:

    I love to crochet in my oversize chair in my bedroom. Unfortunately I don’t have a crafting room (unless you count my bedroom). My hubby would love to see less crafting going on there.

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    Kelli W. says:

    My favorite place to crochet is on the couch in front of the fireplace while binge watching on Netflix or watching football.

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    Jan Anderson says:

    I like to knit and crochet in the car (when my husband is driving).
    l have a light that can fit over my head to knit at night. The light cast is so narrow that it doesn’t bother the driver. The light is also great for airplane knitting and crocheting.

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    Jan Anderson says:

    Just posted this on my FB page too!


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    Caesar Gochi says:

    I love to crochet in a café, sitting on a comfy sofa drinking a cup of Joe.

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    Bredja says:

    I love to crochet while walking and carring my baby on my back in a baby carrier.

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    Sandi says:

    I love to crochet in my favorite chair, with my dog snuggled up against my leg.

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    Ife Davis says:

    Crochet with a good Netflix or Dramafever episode are my major faves, but sitting on a bench or in a hammock by the beach is both cool and refreshing except for those breezy days.

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    Rebecca says:

    I love to crochet, propped up in bed, just before I go to sleep. It helps me unwind so that I don’t dream about work. LOL!

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    Rebecca says:

    Shared on facebook!

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    Tamara says:

    My favourite place to work is at the kitchen table. This is such a great giveaway, thank you!

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    Pat says:

    My favorite place to stitch is my living room sofa with my feet on the coffee table. Even better is sitting on a lawn chair by the water when we are camping.

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    Kate Johnson says:

    My favorite place is on the train! Helps pass the time on the way to work everyday.

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    DeAnna says:

    Oh, I can’t believe I almost missed out on this. Well, I am here now and what a beautiful scarf. So unique. I love to crochet in a big old comfy chair in my living room…also while a passenger in a car as it keeps my mind busy and my mouth shut…ha. Thanks for chance.

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    Rosalie says:

    It’s in front of the computer crocheting and knitting for me, too… with something interesting to check out on-line, and a favorite show on the TV.

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    Stephanie says:

    I crochet on my couch, kitty in lap and dog to my left! Normally I am watching tv or chatting with my family.
    Thanks so much for this beautiful pattern. I just stumbled across your blog via ravelry. :)

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    Cindy says:

    Passenger in a car and watching TV

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    Jan says:

    I always crochet sitting in my recliner with a good movie (usually Hallmark Channel) going. I’ve seen most all of them but if you twist my arm I’ll watch one a second time.

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    Dionne Ketler Guinn says:

    I love to surround myself with pillows as I sit on my comfy bed and crochet watching Netflix (or Hulu). I usually have my coffee beside me. It’s a perfect way to spend the day.

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    Kathy Haddock says:

    I love to crochet and knit either sitting in the living room with my family or with my knitting group at a yarn shop.

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    Michelle A. Jones says:

    Favorite place to crochet is while watching t.v.

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    Michelle A. Jones says:

    Pinned to my facebook timeline and pintrest. Thank you for the beautiful pattern! Clean lines and very classic!

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    Tara says:

    My favourite spot to crochet is on the couch with the dog on my left and the cat on my right. (When they swap sides, the dog gets in the way of my elbow!)

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    Tara says:

    Posted to my Tumblr blog! (link in “website” field above).

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    Tara says:

    …and Pinned!

    Thank you!

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    Kristin Magruder says:

    I love to crochet in my Tempurpedic bed!!

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    Kristin Magruder says:

    posted to my FB account!!

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    Royce says:

    My favorite place is to sit in front of the TV watching suspense and crocheting.

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    Pam Doran says:

    I have my lovely and comfy recliner to the side of my computer surrounded by my yarn and hooks. I love this cowl, its gorgeous. Thanks for the pattern.

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    Kelli says:

    On my deck ion a brisk morning. This pattern is lovely and the instructions easy to follow. Thank you!

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    Alyona Pakhomova says:

    My favorite knitting/crocheting place is my a sofa where I can sit comfortably and have enough space around me to place everything I need for a project.

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    Katelyn M says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I typically find myself knitting and crocheting at night while my husband watches football and I listen to a good podcast. I always like to be listening to something. Thanks again!

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    Kathy says:

    I love to crochet at the kitchen table. Natural light helps me! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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    Diane Higbie says:

    I love knitting in the car. (while hubby is driving on course!) Makes traveling so productive and fun.
    Hope my number comes up!

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    Cynthia Rose says:

    I crochet in the living room. I have a nice comfy chair that I share with my furbaby.

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