Category: Giveaway

Gifting Time | Free Limited Time Download Pattern #3

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Featured pattern today is Crochet à la Brioche Scarf, which is available on Ravelry HERE for free download for 3 days.

This offer runs through December 14th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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If you are new to our GIFTING TIME giweavay, bellow are some details:

Every 3rd day until New Year one of my bestselling patterns will be available for free Ravelry download (total 9 patterns), not bad, huh?! ;o) And the cherry on the top – a Visa Gift Card of $100 value!

TO ENTER $100 VISA CARD CONTECT

  • Just leave comments here, like my “Gifting Time” posts on Intagram, Ravelry and my Face Book page, and/or share on any of your accounts. The more likes, comments and shares – the more chances to win, because MOST active participant will be the Winner!
  • PLEASE NOTE: every your action: like, comment, share, – get 1 point each.
  • Number of comments on each post unlimited, but just comment with emoji only, doesn’t count ;o)
  • To make sure I will count your points correctly, please write a comment on Intagram, Ravelry or my FB page with your ids if they are different. For example: I am “myLCG” on Ravelry, @allakovaldesigns on Instagram, and so on.

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, December 6th, 2017 and will end on January 1th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll count your points and the Winner will be announced on January 3rd, 2018.
  • If we get couple participants with the same number of points, I’ll pick the winner randomly.
  • The International Winner will receive the Gift of $100 value via PayPal or Western Union for your choice.

Good luck everyone!

Gifting Time | Free Limited Time Download Pattern #2

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Featured pattern today is Dream Catcher Hat & Cowl 2 in 1, which is available on Ravelry HERE for free download for 3 days.

This offer runs through December 11th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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There are 3 options available in this pattern:
Option 1: Square Hat with tassels.
Option 2: Hat with pom-pom.
Option 3: Hat and Cowl 2 in 1
+ Bonus: 9 more sizes for cowl/neck warmers up to 45” circumference and for hats in size X-Large/Adult!

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If you are new to our GIFTING TIME giweavay, bellow are some details:

Every 3rd day until New Year one of my bestselling patterns will be available for free Ravelry download (total 9 patterns), not bad, huh?! ;o) And the cherry on the top – a Visa Gift Card of $100 value!

TO ENTER $100 VISA CARD CONTECT

  • Just leave comments here, like my “Gifting Time” posts on Intagram, Ravelry and my Face Book page, and/or share on any of your accounts. The more likes, comments and shares – the more chances to win, because MOST active participant will be the Winner!
  • PLEASE NOTE: every your action: like, comment, share, – get 1 point each.
  • Number of comments on each post unlimited, but just comment with emoji only, doesn’t count ;o)
  • To make sure I will count your points correctly, please write a comment on Intagram, Ravelry or my FB page with your ids if they are different. For example: I am “myLCG” on Ravelry, @allakovaldesigns on Instagram, and so on.

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, December 6th, 2017 and will end on January 1th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll count your points and the Winner will be announced on January 3rd, 2018.
  • If we get couple participants with the same number of points, I’ll pick the winner randomly.
  • The International Winner will receive the Gift of $100 value via PayPal or Western Union for your choice.

Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!

Gifting Time | 9 Free Limited Time Bestselling Patterns + $100 Visa Gift Card!

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Every 3rd day until New Year one of my bestselling patterns will be available for free Ravelry download (total 9 patterns), not bad, huh?! ;o) And the cherry on the top – a Visa Gift Card of $100 value!

Yes, you are right, it’s that magical time again here, and if you know me, you know how I just adore gifting!

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Featured pattern today is Dream Catcher Easy Adjustable Size Blanket, which is available on Ravelry HERE for free download for 3 days.

This offer runs through December 8th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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TO ENTER $100 VISA CARD CONTECT

  • Just leave comments here, like my “Gifting Time” posts on Intagram, Ravelry and my Face Book page, and/or share on any of your accounts. The more likes, comments and shares – the more chances to win, because MOST active participant will be the Winner!
  • PLEASE NOTE: every your action: like, comment, share, – get 1 point each.
  • Number of comments on each post unlimited, but just comment with emoji only, doesn’t count ;o)
  • To make sure I will count your points correctly, please write a comment on Intagram, Ravelry or my FB page with your ids if they are different. For example: I am “myLCG” on Ravelry, @allakovaldesigns on Instagram, and so on.

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, December 6th, 2017 and will end on January 1th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll count your points and the Winner will be announced on January 3rd, 2018.
  • If we get couple participants with the same number of points, I’ll pick the winner randomly.
  • The International Winner will receive the Gift of $100 value via PayPal or Western Union for your choice.

Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!

Handmade with L0ve Super Bundle 2017 & Giveaway

I’m so excited to tell you that The Handmade With Love Super Bundle 2017 is coming very soon! My both Imagical Seasons crochet pattern books are included into this great collection.

The bundle goes live November 27th and will be available for purchase to December 4th.

More info what is included into Handmade With Love Super Bundle is coming soon.

So far, you can enter a fantastic giveaway from Ultimate Bundles!

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How would you like to win a Cricut Maker Machine ($400), a Brother Embroidery and Sewing Machine ($390) or any of 18 other prizes?

There are 20 great prizes (worth almost $4,000 altogether!), so you’ll definitely find something crafty that you would love. With good choice of categories like Knitting & Crochet; Embroidery & Cross-Stitch; Sewing, Quilting, & Applique, and Mixed Media Fiber Arts (like Weaving), there is something exciting for every crafter.

 

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So take a moment and click HERE to enter.
You’ll pick your category and enter your name and email address. That’s it!
Then you sit back and wait to see if you win.

Just don’t wait, because you must enter by November 26!

The Winner!!!

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Hi Hi Hi my dears!

My apologies for the delay with announcement of the Winner – I just wanted to give a little more chance to my new Insta-friends. Please apologize me for that <3

 

Oh, wow!!!! IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME to read all your comments, and I am SO SURPISED to find that here are such many Fall-lovers!!!

…. But you know what randoms.org fun is about?! They are really don’t care… and our Winner is Winter-lover, Jeannette!!!

 

My CONGRSTULATION dear Jeannette!!! I will contact you shortly!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn GIVEAWAY!

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I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for this moment…my first autumnal post of the year, yay! ;o) Now, as much as I love long summer nights, picnics in the park, hiking, and traveling, I’m no natural summer lover…. Autumn has always been, and always will be, one of my favorite time of the year!

Bye bye Summer, Hello delicious Autumn! It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something NEW and BOLD, something beautiful!

…And it’s a Labor Day weekend! So, let’s go for some deals I have for you! ;o)

♥ ♥ ♥ First, a SPECIAL DEAL: get 35% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more. Use code AUTUMN35 at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to myShop, Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer runs through September 10th, 2017 (11:59 pm PST).

 

And now, it’s a giveaway time!

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One lucky from anywhere in the world will win 3 hanks of such luxury and my absolute favorite Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) OR Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 218 yd [199 m]/3.5 oz [100 g])  in colors of Your choice!

 

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TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Just share what is your favorite season or simple leave any comment on this post here—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 any of your accounts: Instagram, 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, 2017 and will end on September 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. A Winner will be notified by email on Monday, September 11th, 2017.

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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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CHAINGE Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf | The Winners!!

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First of all, my apologies that I did not post yesterday – it was really not easy decision to pick up just one name from list of such lovely and brilliant suggestions! Thank you so much my dears for participating and your help!! It was a pleasure to read all your such lovely and neat ideas!

 

And now for the Winners! The Winners of Visa Gift Card of $35 value (plus Chainge Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf pattern for free too) are Robyn Tailor with suggestion posted on Instagram at @allakovaldesigns:

COOL CHAINGE! It’s time for a cool CHAINGE with this beautiful coral creation from Alla Koval Designs! Simple stitches and large CHAINS combine to make this beautiful scarf just in time to welcome fall in style!

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… and Marie for such great name-idea for searching. I goggled “Chain-effect crochet” and it’s work perfectly for my scarf too ;o) Thank you, Marie!

Hi Alla, My name idea is “Chain-Effect Cowl Poncho-Scarf”. Or “Chain Reaction Cowl Poncho-Scarf” You could also add the word “Convertible” as in “Chain-Effect Convertible Cowl Poncho-Scarf”. I think “Chain Reaction sounds more funky and cool…but that “Chain Effect” tells the maker some important DESIGN information in the title right away. Lots of people are looking for “Chain or Braid effect” in their searches .In other words, in searching for a design to buy, they are more likely to put in the word EFFECT, as not as likely to type “Chain Reaction”. Love this design!

I also would love to offer $35 Gift Card to my Pattern shop to Judy Orrego for awesome idea for Turtleneck Scarf, I love it!!

My Congratulation dear ladies and Thank you so much for such brilliant ideas!! I’ll contact yu shortly!


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 Chainge Chain-Effect Turtleneck Scarf pattern are: Anne Westbrook, Novi, Maria Kaufman, Terry Spears, Aditi, Tamara, Lana, Helen King, Melinda Lent, Loura, Linda, Judy Orrego, Cindy, Shelly, Chris, Dora, Cheryl Houston, Mary from Australia.

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

 

P.S: I’ll work on pattern right after a deadline August 30th and plan to release the pattern in a middle of September.

So far, below is yarn info:

Sizes Child (Young, Adult): 2 (3, 5) balls of #27-07 bright peach and 1 ball of #27-14 black:

Brand: Premier® Yarns 
Yarn Name: Cotton Fair® Solids and Multis Yarn
Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
Yardage: 317 yd (290 m)/3.5 oz (100 g)
Care Instructions: Cool iron. Machine Washable.
Price: $4.99

 

Have happy and lovely Sunday!!

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!!

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    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!

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