Category: Giveaway

Scarf-Poncho Preview & Contest Time!

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I am thrilled to introduce my newest scarf-poncho design. Suitable for wearers of all ages, there will be few times you and your loved ones won’t find an excuse to wear this fun scarf-poncho, crocheted with soft and light weight Premier® Cotton Fair®! Opt for wool blends for winter and early spring time. Wear it with belt under jacket or coat, wrap in many ways …or just crochet it without turtleneck collar to turn into a stylish scarf.

 

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… And now it’s a C O N T E S T time!

I am looking for a catching name (and short description if possible) for this scarf-poncho. In English only please ;o)
Any suggestions?

HOW TO ENTER

  • To enter the contest, please post the scarf-poncho name ideas and short description here. Feel free to post as many entries as you would like. 
  • The Winner will get Visa Gift Card of $35 value (for US residents only!) or $35 via PayPal/Western Union (WORLDWIDE) + a scarf-poncho pattern for free right after release.

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  • All participants, who will post a name suggestion(s) will receive the pattern for free right after release.

          TERMS

  • This contest starts today, August 14th, 2017 and will end August 21th, 2017 at 12:59 pm PST time.
  • The Winner will be announced and notified next day – Tuesday, August 22nd.

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    P.S.: If you are not interesting in this contest, please feel free to leave the comments anyway. I just love to receive them and every comment is much appreciated!! Well, I bet You know ;o)

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    Have a lovely and happy Monday!!

    The Winner!!

    The Winner

    Our giveaway time is over, and  I would like to thank you all so much for participation and sharing your favorite stitches! It was so interesting to know and looks I love more stitches than I mentioned ;o) One of them is 3rd loop hdc. I think it’s my most favorite so far ;o)

     

    And our winner is…… Lani Juarez (comment #23). My CONGRATULATIONS Lani!! I’ll contact you shortly.

     

    Lovely and wonderful Tuesday everyone!!

    A la Koval Best Practices | New Category + Friday Deal!

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    Please let me introduce a new category—à la Koval Best Practices. I always loved to learn something new, and so happy to share with you my experience. This category is for knitters and crocheters, as well as for designers too! As completely self taught knitter and crocheter, and then knit and crochet patterns and books writer, I have plenty of tips, how-to-do and special stitches tutorials, drawing crochet charts in Adobe Illustrator, working with long documents in InDesign… and much more!

    So, let’s go…

    Today’s tutorial is how to crochet into third loop of half double crochet stitch—my most favorite stitch for the second year in a row ;o)

    The third loop is required for “camel crochet.” It has also been called the hump, bump, nub, lower loop, back-back loop, and lower horizontal bar of the single crochet or half double crochet. The patterns that result from using this loop in different ways have been called Camel Crochet™.

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    You aren’t going to see that ribbing yet, unless you turn the work over. The row you are working on creates the ribbing on the opposite side. Crochet a few rows to see a beautiful pattern emerge!

    Below are some designs using 3rd loop hdc stitch. All pattern are available at: my Pattern Shop, Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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    And last but not least, I have a Friday Deal for You – get any of patterns shown above for FREE!!

    HOW IT WORKS: just share this post on your accounts: Facebook, Ravelry, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., and leave a comment on this post here, (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can simply share my original Instagram, Facebok or Google+ posts.

    To get 2 patterns, share this post on 3 or more your networks!

    Please email me at allakoval@gmail.com with info which pattern of 4 designs shown you would like and I’ll ship your pattern right away at email you provided.

    *** This offer last through July 14th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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    To get all the latest updates and special deals, please follow me Facebook and Instagram—my newest addiction ;o).

     

    Have a wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!

    Happy Independence Day & GIVEAWAYS for You!!

    Hello my dear friends! I miss you so much! I know, it’s not a good idea to disappear from your own blog for so long, but that doesn’t mean I did nothing. I have a lot of news, new projects, publications, got new skills in patterns writing and designing (for example, – some designs you wanted to have in adult sizes will be available in the near future ;o) … and more & more things to share. Stay tuned!

    But for now, let’s leap into Independence Day with some special deals and giveaways I have for you!!

    First, for 4 days ONLY, get extra 44% off on all my patterns and crochet patterns books + free shipping on books within US.

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    Coupon code is USA2017. This coupon is applicable to myShop, Ravelry and Etsy stores. This offer last through July 7th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.
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    Next, I am offering Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern for only $4.00 + 44% off coupon (code: USA) = $2.24 total. Not only this blanket is the bestseller pattern since was released in 2010, but also a very special for me. It’s my first blanket I even made, and it was designed and crocheted as a gift for one absolutely precious baby girl of our friends.

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    Below is Fluffy Clouds blanket made in winter theme, just for inspiration ;o) Oh, and this so adorable furry doll designed and made by incredible talented and my amazing friend Aduska! Aduska, you are the BEST, I love you!!

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    Fluffy Clouds pattern is available in my Patern Shop, Etsy and Raverly. This offer last through March 31th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

     

    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win:

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    TO ENTER THE CONTEST

    You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

    • Mandatory Entry: Please let us know if you have any favorite crochet or knit stitches? My favorites are hdc, puff stich and picot for borders. Mainly because they are “reversible” and look great on both sides. Or just leave any comment here, on the blog—mylittlecitygirl.com. And that’s all, no any ;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, July 3rd, 2017 and will end on July 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
    • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on July 11th, 2017.

    Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!

    Happy and safe July 4th from Seattle!

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    To enjoy more summer deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!!
    To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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    Meadow Flowers Appliqués | Free Crochet Pattern + MORE!

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

    YAY, March is here!!! Spring in the air and I am so ready for Spring to come. I can’t wait for the sun to shine, the flowers to bloom, and to put away rain coats. It’s a time of rebirth, a time of enjoying the great outdoors and breathe in clean spring air. And it’s National Craft Month and I want to celebrate with You!

    Check out of the all ♥ ♥ ♥ SPECIAL DEALS ♥ ♥ ♥ I have for You!

    First, let me introduce my newest Meadow Flowers Appliqués crochet pattern, I am offering for download for FREE…

    Meadow Flowers

    Think springtime sweetness, think fields and meadows filled with wild flowers!
    Made with sport weight yarn, any of these delicate flowers will make a lovely addition to a hat, handbag, headband, pin, scrapbook layout or any other project you can think off.
    Double the layers, double the fun—just add crochet two Marguerite flowers, and turn appliqué into beautiful two layers pin or hair accessory!

    This pattern is available for download for FREE (to download: simple click at highlighted in green meadow_flowers_v01.pdf file on the right ) >>>

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    SKILL LEVEL
    Easy

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    Dandelion
    Flower: 2.5″ (6.5 cm) in diameter
    Leaf: 6″ (15 cm wide) x 1.5″ (4 cm) wide
    Marguerite (Black-Eyed-Susan)
    3.5” (9 cm) in diameter
    Forget-Me-Not
    Flower: 2” (5 cm) in diameter
    Leaf: 6” (15 cm wide) x 0.5” (1 cm) wide

    YARN
    Sport weight (#2 Fine).
    Shown: Nazli Gelin Garden 3 Yarn (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]).
    Dandelion: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC), #300-02 white (CC1) and #300-17 fern (CC2).
    Marguerite: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC) and #300-02 white (CC1).
    Black-Eyed-Susan: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC) and #300-22 dark brown (CC1).
    Forget-Me-Not: 1 ball of each #300-11 medium blue (MC), #300-3 yellow (CC1) and #300-17 fern (CC2).

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    Size C/2 (2.75 mm)

    NOTIONS
    •  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

    * This pattern involves crochet skills only.
    16 pages, 2 photos, 7 crochet stitch diagrams, 3 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Two Ways To Crochet Picot Tutorial, Magic (Adjustable) Ring Tutorial, Making a Pompom Tutorial, Conversion charts, Yarn Substitution Chart, Yarn Care Symbols Chart.

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    Please read and follow my copyright info. THANK YOU! Also, this pattern has not been tech edited, so if you find any mistakes or typos, please let me know and I will fix it.


    …. And very  ♥ ♥ ♥ SPECIAL DEAL, get 30% off on all my patterns and
    Imagical Seasons crochet pattern books* in both paperback and digital formats + Free Tax (US) and Free Shipping (within US) …. 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 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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

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    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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    To enjoy more fall deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!!
    To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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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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    To enjoy more fall deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!!
    To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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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!!

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    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!!

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