Category: Giveaway

Cyber Monday Deal

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Yes! A Monday to get excited about. For 3 days only, Extra 50% Off on everything, plus free shipping on my books within US.

Coupon code: CYBER50. This coupon is applicable to myShop, Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer expires November 30th, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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The Winner!!

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First, I would like to thank you all my dears 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!

And now it’s a time to name the winner of our Hello Autumn Giveaway….

The Winner is Christine (comment #51)!!! My CONGRATULATION Christine!! I’ll contact to shortly!

 

A wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!! I have something new for you… so, see you pretty soon! ;o)

 

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Hello Autumn Giveaway + MORE!

Goodbye summer, hello delicious Autumn—my most favorite season of the year!

It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something NEW and BOLD, something beautiful!

Fall

This time of year is extra exciting because it means we get to go “back to knit and crochet”! When the kids go back to school, we get to go back to our projects. Join me in celebration with awesome giveaway and deals.

 

♥ ♥ ♥ First, I have a SPECIAL DEAL FOR YOU: get 35% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more. Use code HELLOFALL35 at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer runs through September 15th, 2016 (11:59 pm PST).

 

Hello Fall

And sure, it’s a giveaway time! One lucky winner in the world will receive:

All this yarn made in high quality Egyptian cotton, fingering weight 100% Egyptian yarn. It can be machine washed and dried flat, and designed for making baby hats, booties, bibs, sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, blankets as well as cool and comfortable garments for adults.

Also, winner will receive a SURPRISE GIFT picked by me with huge pleasure and lots of love!

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post here, on the blog—mylittlecitygirl.com. No other action is required ;o)
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this giveaway, 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 Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, September 1st, 2016 and will end on September 15th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, September 16th, 2014.

 

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A Happy Independence Day & DEAL for You!!

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Happy July 4th from Seattle!

Leap into Independence Day with some special deal I have for you for 4 days only!!

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My patterns are available in my Patern Shop, Etsy, Raverly, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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A happy and save Independence Day!!

The Winner!!

Winner

 

First of all, I would like to thank you all so much for participation and your sweet comments. I am so glad you like this blanket! I think it’s my favorite so far ;o)

And our winner is…… Robyn Taylor (comment #7). My CONGRATULATIONS Robyn!! I’ll contact you shortly.

 

A lovely and wonderful Wednesday day everyone!!

Strawberry Delight Crochet Pattern (EAP) | Blanket/Throw & Strawberry Pin + GIVEAWAY

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Strawberry Delight
Have you ever longed for those deliciously warm Summer days, when nothing seems sweeter than that fresh-picked strawberry that just brought a huge grin to your face? Now you can bring that feeling of sunshine, happy babies, family picnics, pretty flowers, and of course—strawberry-induced joy—to every day with the Strawberry Delight Blanket. Lovingly designed with eye-popping 3D flowers and “garnished” with a beautiful strawberry with leaves pin, this blanket would be perfect for a Summer-born baby or just anyone who deserves more sunshine in their life!

IMAGINE THIS: Crochet just first 2-3 pattern repeats for a fun and unusual Scarf. Crochet it with cotton thread to turn it into eye-catching and delicate choker necklace or skinny scarf.  Opt for wol or mohair yarn to make a neckwarmer, or even a cowl suitable for colder weather.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see details here)

 

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

YARN

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Sinfonia (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 skeins of #4 yellow (MC) and 2 skeins of #1 white (CC1).
Strawberry Pin: Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Shown: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 skein of #470 lime green (CC2).
DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 2 skeins of #321 red (CC3), 1 skein each of #743 yellow (CC4) and #B5200 white (CC5).

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)

NOTIONS

•  40″ (102 cm) of 5/8” (15 mm) wide green satin ribbon (shown: Offray, item #1017)
•  1 size 3/8” (10 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
•  28 size 8/0 E black glass beads (shown: premium Japanese glass beads by TOHO)
•  1 size 2” (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1” (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  fiberfill
•  4 stitch markers
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
36” (92 cm) wide x 40″ (102 cm) long

GAUGE
20 dc x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
22 pages, 4 photos, 10 crochet stitch diagrams, 2 tutorails, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Care Symbols, Yarn Substitution Chart.

Strawberry Delight Pages

 

COPYRIGHT: All graphics, template and photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Please be respectful of the designer’s rights to this pattern.
No portion of this work may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without written authorization from Alla Koval Designs.
Unauthorized distribution or duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
You are more than welcome to sell items made from AllaKovalDesigns™ patterns. Credit to the designer is greatly appreciated (example: pattern is designed bywww.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see for details here)

This EAP version of Strawberry Delight pattern includes:

  • 10 crochet diagrams (final version) and 2 tutorials (one more tutorial to come)
  • photos (final version)
  • written instructions – not tech edited yet.

Still need to do for official release :

  • tech editing
  • add Front Post Triple Treble Stitch photo-tutorial

This EAP pattern is available at my Patterns Shop, Etsy and Ravelry until official release; then patterns will be added to another pattern stores. Note: Crocheted Strawberry Pin Pattern will be available as individual pattern.

Regular price of eBook: $7.50

EAP version price: $6.38

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AND…… in addition to 15% off, I have a GIVEAWAY for You, Strawberry lovers! I am offering a kit, which includes yarn and everything you will need to make a Strawberry Pin + $25 Visa Gift Card!

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TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

You can enter in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Purchase a Strawberry Delight pattern in any stores listed above and leave a comment on this post. 
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this pattern and giveawy, 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 giveaway starts today, May, 10th 2016 and will end on May 17th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select a winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winner will be notified by email on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.

 

A lovely and delicious day everyone!!! ;o)

Life Lately | April Updates and Specials

Hi my dears,

I cannot believe that April is flying by so quickly and here we are, just days before my birthday. I love April, and we have an amazing one here in Seattle – so warm and sunny! I just want to get outside and breathe in the fresh air! Not to mention that I am considering to plant a little garden (herbs, greens and probably tomatoes ;o) Well, anyways I am back to blogging after a little “Spring break” and have some news for you to share.

 

First, Marguerite Jacket pattern (official version) will be released tomorrow morning. I made a sample in pastel yellow color and I just love how it turned out!

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Next pattern to be released is Strawberry Delight Blanket. I finished instructions and diagrams for blanket, but I still need to write directions for Strawberry pin and blanket finishing edging.

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Another exciting news is that I almost finished my new collection called Secret Meadow – can’t to show you some new designs soon!! ;o)

And, just in time for Spring and Summer crochet garments and accessories for your little ones, I have an April Special for you! For the rest of this month, Imagical Seasons Books is 30% off: $17.47 for paperback format, and 23.07 for both, paperback and PDF formats! No coupon needed.

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National Craft Month & Special Promotion for You!

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Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s party!”
—Robin Williams

Spring in the air and I am very ready for spring to come. I can’t wait for the sun to shine, the flowers to bloom, and to put away my boots and rain coats. It’s a time of rebirth, a time of enjoying the great outdoors and breathe in that clean spring air. And it’s March, which in case you didn’t know, is National Craft Month!

Created by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994, it was designed to help people learn about and re-discover the joy of crafting and all its many benefits. It’s the perfect excuse to indulge in all things crafty.

What can you do to celebrate?

  • One of the best ways is to teach someone to knit or crochet—everyone can benefit from taking up knitting and crocheting.
  • Finish one of those knit or crochet projects you have hiding in the closet. You’ll really feel like celebrating when it’s done.
  • Wear your handmade creations. Make a gifts for your friends.
  • Learn to do a new stitch or try a new yarn and post it on your blog.
  • Enjoy seeing and sharing with other knitters and crocheters. Join an on-line group with people who enjoy yarn.
  • Throw a National Craft Month Party.
  • Share with your crochet and knitting friends My Little CityGirl blog and the deal, I’m offering.

 

To celebrate National Crochet Month, I have a ♥ SPECIAL DEAL FOR YOU: get 30% off on all my patterns and crochet pattern books* for the entire month!! Use promo code MARCHLOVE at checkout. This coupon is applicable to my Patterns Shop, Etsy, Ravelry and ImagicalSeasons.com.

This offer last through March 31th 2016 at 11:59 pm PST time.

* To look inside my crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Strawberry Delight Blanket | The Winners!!

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First, I would love to thank you so much everyone for participating and your help!! It was a pleasure working with You and read all your such lovely and net ideas! A further contests like this will be gladly welcomed!!

And now for the Winners! The Winners of Visa Gift Card of $25 value (and Strawberry Delight Blanket pattern for free too) are Marie with entrie:

Name: Strawberry Delight Blanket.

Have you ever longed for those deliciously warm Summer days, when nothing seems sweeter than that fresh-picked strawberry that just brought a huge grin to your face? Now you can bring that feeling of sunshine, happy babies, family picnics, pretty flowers, and of course—strawberry-induced joy—to every day with the Strawberry Delight Blanket. Lovingly designed with eye-popping 3D flowers and “garnished” with a beautiful strawberry with leaves pin, this blanket would be perfect for a Summer-born baby or just anyone who deserves more sunshine in their life!

 

… and Jacki L. with entry:

I love this design! It’s gorgeous! It reminds me of hiking and coming across a hidden meadow of flowers with the sun beaming down on it. I think a great name would be Secret Meadow or Sunshine Meadow Spotlight. <3

My Congratulation dear Ladies and Thank you so much for such brilliant ideas!! Marie, I’m so in love with your such outstanding description, and the name fit perfectly!! Oh, and I just love “Secret Meadow” too and it will may be super-name for my next design coming soon! ;o)


A pattern Winners…
I would love to nominate every participant, because here is everyone winner!! And even if I will not use all your amazing ideas for this Blanket, I may use some of them in a future. SO… the Winners of Strawberry Delight Blanket pattern are: Andrea, Gen, Pamela, Catherine Ramella, Novi, Karree Williams, Aditi, De’Anna, Mary from Australia, Kay, Joann, Pat, Justine Kinch, Brenda Geiser, Carol McGuinn, Ann Wicks.

My Congratulations dear Ladies!! Your pattern will be emailed in PDF format right after pattern release!

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)

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