Category: Giveaway

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)

  • The Winners!!

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    First, I would like to thank you all 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!

     

    To make sure every entry counted, I created a list of all participants, which you can see at picture above.

    And Oh yes, you are reading right… we have 2 Winners—since it was pretty hard to pick up just one of you! ;o)

    So, the Winner #1 is Kelli Weaver (#12)! And the winner of smaller Tulip Hook Set is Sara Simons! My CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!! I’ll contact you shortly.

    Many thanks again to each off You!! I’m truly happy that you enjoy everything and I so much appreciate all your support and love!! You are the Best!!

    Imagical Crochet Creations by Alla Koval Designs | FB Page Grand Opening

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    Fist of all, my apologies for the delay with my FB-page celebration – I was waiting for a package, which is arrived yesterday afternoon – and now I am ready ;o)

    Lets fan begin!

    1. You are welcome to get 50% off on any of my patterns (even my crochet pattern books): my Shop, Etsy and Raverly. Just use coupon code YOUWELCOME at checkout until January 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. No any obligations ;o).

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    2. Giveaway time! Please visit my Imagical Crochet Creations by Alla Koval Designs page to find more details ;o)

    The Winners!!

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    Hi my dears,

    I hope that everyone has a very special and awesome holidays! What a lovely time of year!!

     

    And now it’s time to name the winners of our Week #6 contest!

    I would like to thank you all 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!

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    …….. and, our winners are……… Diane Higbie with comment #19 ($50 Visa Gift Card) and Crystal Anfrews with comment #48 (surprise package). My Congratulations!! I’ll contact you shortly.

    Many thanks again to each off You!! I’m REALLY happy that you enjoy everything and MUCH appreciate all your support and love!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!

    Happy New Year everyone!! I wish you the best year ever!!

    With lots of love,
    Yours.

    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #6!!

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    Oh my, it’s our 6th Week here already!! Last week was pretty quiet here, on my blog, but being super busy by myself and enjoying this holiday season, I can perfectly understand it! All previous giveaway’s goodies were ordered and shipped to winners. Can you believe, just creating shipping labels I found that winner of Giveaways #4 & #3 is Shelley. And she told me that never won anything before. My double congratulations again, dear Shelley! All book’s orders were processed too! Thank you so much for your interest and support!!

    … And now is time to name a Winner!

    The Winner of Giveaway#5 is ….. Carol McGuinn (comment #1)! My congratulations Carol! I’ll contact you shortly!

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    WEEK #6

    This week I offer you for free download Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern, the bestseller pattern since released in 2010. Also, this blanket is very special for me. Not only because it’s my first blanket I even made, but it was designed and made as a gift for one absolutely precious baby girl our friends were blessed with. 

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    Fluffy Clouds

    The sky’s the limit! Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this unbelievably luxurious afghan. Fluffy crochet shells come together to create billows of heavenly softness, just right for Baby’s delicate skin. It’s a perfect gift for boys and girls alike—just trim it in blue, pink, or any color of your choice, and watch little eyes grow wide in delight before Baby snuggles into the clouds for a nap!

    Please click HERE for pattern details.

    This pattern is available to download for free from now until December 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

    To download: simple click at highlighted in green ……...fluffy_clouds_3d_edition.pdf file on the right ) —>>>

    This pattern is also available for free download on Ravelry!

    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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    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!!

    This time of year is the perfect time to reflect and show appreciation. I want to give my love to everyone. I am truly grateful for all of my readers, family, and friends that have and continue to support me in my journey. Honestly, I could never have done it without you all!

    And for Week #6, I am more than happy to inform you that I have TWO GIVEAWAYS for YOU, and we will have 2 winners this time!

    1. One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win a Visa Gift Card of $50 value

     

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    2. And a second giveaway is for Surprise Gift about $50-55 value from one of three categories listed below:

    • supplies for knitting and crocheting (for example, from amazing Lantern Moon or Tulip, Japan)
    • something exciting for home-sweet-home
    • beauty and care (from my favorite Moroccan oil for example), makeup products (Bobbi Brown or MAC), or even brushes from fabulous Hakuhodo

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    TO ENTER THE CONTEST

    You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

    • Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post. No other action is required otherwise you don’t mind to share which one of listed categories of second giveaway you would prefer  ;o)
    • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about these giveaways, 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 contest starts today, December, 21th 2015 and will end on December 27th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST.
    • I’ll select the winners with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, December 28th, 2015.

    Good luck everyone!

    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.

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    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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    The snow is falling (somewhere, not in Seattle) and the wonderful season is already here.
    I hope that everyone has a very special and awesome holidays!

     

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
    All the best to you and your family,
    Sincerely yours.

    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #5

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    What an another beautiful week! I would like to thank so much everyone for participation and sharing your favorite stitches!

    … And now is time to name a Winner!

    The Winner of Giveaway#4 is ….. Shelley Cooper (comment #32)! My congratulations Shelley! I’ll contact you shortly!

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    WEEK #5

    This week I would love to offer my mini Rapunzel collection for knitters.

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    Rapunzel | 8 Hand Knitted Accessories for Kids & Adult

    Luxurious knit plaits flow effortlessly into place to create this innovative collection. Each piece uses the same foundation pattern, and can be customized to fit wearers of all ages, from child to adult. Make them in different shades of the same color for a coordinated look, or in any color combination you can imagine! Worked in DK and worsted yarn weights, Rapunzel will keep you company any time of the year.

    Please click HERE for pattern details.

    This pattern is available to download for free from now until December 20th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

     

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    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! The “theme” is craft treasures! I am a big fan of great and cute supplies for knitting and crocheting and so excited to offer you some too!

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    1. Baaabs Scissor Holder

    This adorable ewe will put a smile on your face as she keeps a watchful eye on your scissors! Filled with recycled pellets for stability. Functional silk apron sports three front pockets for safekeeping of other small items. Needle, hooks, and scissors not included. 5″h x 3″w; 27.5″ cord length.

    2.  Tape Measure

    A fun and functional accessory for your toolkit. Tail pulls out to reveal the tape measure. Metric and English measurements on opposite sides of 5′ long tape. Roughly 2 1/4″ in diameter.

    3.   Tulip Stitch Markers

    Tulip Needle Company-Stitch Markers. Set of 15 pieces.

     

    TO ENTER THE CONTEST
    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 time of the day to knit/crochet (mine is late evening). 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.

    TERMS

    • This giveaway starts today, December 14th and will end Sunday, December 20th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.
    • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator and I’ll notify the Winner by email on Monday, December 21th.

    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.

     

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    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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    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #4!

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    Can you believe 4th week is here already! Thank you so much everyone for sharing your favorite places to knit and crochet! It was interesting to know! I also love knit/crochet in a car while my husband driving especially during our long trips. Oh, and I am so glad you liked Loop of Jade Cowl! YAY!! ;o) Thank you so much!!

    The Winner of Giveaway#3 is ….. Shelley Cooper (comment #23)! My congratulations Shelley! I’ll contact you shortly!

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    WEEK #4

    This week I would love to offer you two crochet patterns in one, which is available to download for free from now until December 13th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

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    Hugs of Love Blanket

    Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this lovely and unbelievably luxurious afghan. Delicate crochet shells come together to create billows of heavenly softness, just right for baby’s sensitive skin. Charming and snugly, this blanket will inspire hours of cuddles, wrapping your cutie in cozy comfort!

    IMAGINE THIS: It’s a perfect gift for boys and girls alike—just trim it in blue, pink, or any color of your choice, and watch little eyes grow wide in delight before Baby snuggles into the clouds for a nap. Crochet it with crochet thread and turn this cuddly blanket into an eye-catching tablecloth.Tutti Frutti Blanket600

    Tutti Frutti
    Welcome Spring’s arrival with this delightful blanket!
    A colorful and happy fruit-ruffled blanket that can be worked up in any size you desire. Rows of ruffles were made in delicious peach, yellow and lime to create the featured blanket; it will look equally stunning in colors of your choice. The blanket is soft and comfortable yet sturdy enough for beach and outdoor use. It’s sure to be an all-time favor.

    IMAGINE THIS: Crocheted from the center, this pattern is easily adjustable to make a fun pillow or even a tablecloth – you name it!

     

    Hugs of Love Blanket Details

    SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    39” (99 cm) square

    YARN:
    Hugs of Love Blanket: DK weight (#3 Light).
    Shown: Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 balls of #201 white.
    For contrasting trims: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball each of #520 light pink, #518 light yellow, #528 light green.
    Tutti Frutti Blanket: DK weight (#3 Light).
    Shown: Omega Fontana (100% mercerized cotton; 219 yd [200 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 3 skeins of #632 salmon, 3 skeins of #683 green apple, 2 skeins of #604 canary.

    CROCHET HOOK
    Size D/3 (3.25 mm); size C/2 (2.75 mm)

    * This eBook involves crochet skills ONLY.

    20 pages, 4 photos, 3 diagrams, 2 schematics, technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Conversion Charts, Yarn Care Symbol Chart, Yarn Substitution Chart.

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    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win: 5 balls of Omega Trigo to crochet such sweet Hugs of Love Blanket or even Fluffy Clouds Blanket or Silverlace Blanket from Imagical Seasons, Summer book! All these 3 blanket crocheted with 5 balls of Omega Trigo – I just love yarn for delicate baby projects ;o)

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    …my new two babies—crochet pattern books Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12:

    1. Spring, volume 01 (Hugs of Love and Tutti Frutti Blankets are a part of Spring Book, so you can get a book spirit by download the pattern ;o))
    2. Summer, volume 02.

    A Winner will receive the books in both, paperback and PDF format!

     “Imagical Seasons” is a series of 4 books and 38 whimsical designs that were inspired by nature and the changing seasons. Each volume, be that Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, will show you how a little imagination can:

    • Transform simple ruffle pattern into a nearly endless variety of pretty designs (in Spring book).
    • Stitch anything from a blanket to a halter dress using the same square motif with varying yarn weights (in Summer book).
    • Adapt and personalize lace-pattern-based designs to  hook your own masterpieces (in Fall book).
    • Create trendy and cozy garments and accessories for those cold winter days, or a delicate coat for holidays and special occasions—based on patterns that apply variations of a simple puff stitch (in Winter book).

    “Imagical Seasons” comes with lots of stunning full-page full-color photographs, very detailed written instructions that are easy to follow, and unique stitch diagrams that speak the international language of crochet.

    All projects in these books are designed to spark your own creativity and will help you create charming hand-made treasures that will grow with your Princess and excite your creative spirit and imagination.

    And here is the best part—garments come in sizes 2 to 12 years, and there are even a couple of themes for grown-ups!

    Have fun with the projects and make them your own, because every little girl is special and deserving of gifts made with love!

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    TO ENTER THE CONTEST
    Each person is allowed to enter up to 3 times as follows:

    • 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—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.

    TERMS

    • 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!

    And even MORE, I have a DEAL for you – this week only!

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    Books are the perfect holiday gift and this week only, get 30% off at my books in both paperback and digital formats + Free Tax (US) and Free Shipping (US) in my Shop at ImagicalSeasons.com, Etsy, Ravelry and Amazon – no coupon needed! PLEASE NOTE: If happens that Winner and purchaser is one person, I’ll make a full refund for sure! ;o)

     

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

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    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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    WEEK #3

    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.

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    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!

     

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    SKILL LEVEL
    Easy

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

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

    YARN
    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.

    CROCHET HOOK
    Size G/6 (4 mm)

    NOTIONS
    • 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.

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    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!

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    TO ENTER THE CONTEST
    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.

    TERMS

    • 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.

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    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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    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #2

     

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    First, I would like to thank so much everyone for participation and your kind words. It’s just made my week to read all your wonderful and sweet comments. I met so many amazingly talented artists and made new friends!

    … And now is time to name a Winner!

    so, the Winner of Giveaway#1 is ….. Heather Conn (comment #47)! My congratulations Heather! I’ll contact you shortly!

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    WEEK #2

    Oh my, this post was written and scheduled around Thursday afternoon, and to be honest, it was a challenge to wait until today… But it’s a Monday already, yay! Just please do not tell me that you hate Mondays ;o)

    This week I would love to offer you recently released and one of my new favorite Dream Catcher Blanket pattern.

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    Dream Catcher

    On a wonderful and cool night or day, feel warmth and love when you wrap your special little boy in this stylish Dream Catcher Blanket! Give your boy a soft snuggly hug with this very first piece from the boy’s collection. As he falls into a gentle slumber, may his bad dreams get tangled in the blanket’s intricate basket-weave design, and his good dreams softly slip through. While promising a peaceful bedtime, this blanket’s versatility allows it to make a stylish, fashion-forward addition to your nursery or home décor.

    Crochet with gorgeous merino wool yarn for cold days, or use any yarn weights for other seasons and occasions. Make an equally stunning blanket in colors of your choice! Because the blanket size is so easily adjusted, make it a baby blankie, a king-size comforter, bedspread or a stylish scarf for yourself by working first 23-33 rows of stitch pattern. Experiment with two different designs of border stitch patterns – as in the featured white blanket – and easily apply them to any custom-sized pieces without any adjustments and recalculating. Even more, work only first 6 rounds of white blanket’s border to get a third option of different looking and fun border!

    Please click HERE for pattern details.

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    This pattern is available to download for free from now until November 29th, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.

     

     

    And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! The “theme” is craft treasures! I am a big fan of great and smart supplies for knitting and crocheting and so excited to offer you some too!

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    So, giveaway#2 is for:

    1. Tulip “Classic 1″ Crochet Hook Set from Japan

    I always loved stainless steel hooks by Tulip with golden hook point, but I can’t tell you how I was excited to discover Tulip Classic Crochet Hook Sets!

    It doesn’t get any more portable than this! This cute 7-piece crochet hook set is perfect for one’s handbag, car, or yarn basket. Or your back pocket.

    This is the most compact of the four crochet hook sets in the Classic series. This series is not well known in the USA, but is a long time favorite in Japan. Set contains:

    • 4 Crochet Hooks in 5 sizes: 1 double ended steel crochet hook (1.80 mm at one end and 2.00 mm at the other), 3 aluminum crochet hooks (2.50 mm This size fills a gap between US sizes B/1 (2.25 mm) and C/2 (2.75 mm), E/4 (3.5 mm) and H/8 (5 mm))
    • Yarn Needles in 2 sizes
    • Ruler
    • Soft vinyl case that opens like a small book, and snaps closed. Each crochet hook has its own slot. Measures 1.5″ x 5.75″ and is .25″ thick when closed.

     

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    2. Two Snail Tape Measures with Key Chain (because own one tape measure is never enough …and these two just looks so happy together ;o))

    • One Blue and one Green
    • Measuring Range: 0 – 40 inch (0 – 1m)

     

    3. Imagical Seasons* Multipurpose Bag

    I’ve just got these bags couple days ago and I absolutely love them! These are perfect for travel, work perfectly as cosmetic & makeup organizer, but main use I planned for them is using it for little craft projects: amenity pouch holds up to 5 ball of yarn, 3 sleeves are just perfect for crochet hooks, needles, scissors, etc. and inner zippered pocket is great place to hold stitch markers or tapestry needles. Also this bag can be used as organizer for hooks and circular needles, tiny yarn leftover or swatches… oh well, you name it! And, BTW – just in time for holidays, with every purchase of Imagical Seasons Crochet pattern books (please see details below) you will receive Imagical Seasons Multipurpose Bag as a gift!

    • Size: 13 ” x 8.75 ” x 4 “
    • Case includes:

    Imagical Seasons Bag

     

    TO ENTER THE CONTEST
    Each person is allowed to enter up to 3 times as follows:

    • Mandatory entry. Please tell us what is your favorite crochet hook/knitting needles size, or just leave any comment here, on this blog—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.

    TERMS

    • This giveaway starts today, November 23th and will end Sunday, November 29th, 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 30th.

     

    * If you new to my blog and wonder what Imagical Seasons means and did not hear about my two new crochet patterns books Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12 books just published couple months ago, please visit ImagicalSeasons.com to find all the info and details. If you scroll down Home page you will locate some amazing deals just in time for holidays!

     

    ImagicalSeasons Spring & Summer

     

    And below is a little sneak peek what you will find inside of each book…

    Imagical Seasons: Spring, Vol. 01; Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12:

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    Imagical Seasons: Summer, Vol. 02; Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12:

    Summer Gallery

    Oh, and may I ask you a favor? Would you please consider sharing Imagical Seasons book series in social media? It’s super easy. On ImagicalSeasons.com, on Home and You Made This! pages is a widget bar like this:

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    Just click on any of them to share in social media. Thank you! xoxo, Alla

     

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    6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #1 & New Crochet Pattern

    PLEASE NOTE: This Giveaway is expired!

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    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)!

     

    WEEK #1

    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:

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    OPTION 2:

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    SKILL LEVEL
    Easy

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
    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

    YARN
    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.

    CROCHET HOOK
    Option 1: Size J/10 (6 mm)
    Option 2: Size M-N/13 (9 mm)

    NOTIONS
    •  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.

    Brioche Scarf Pages

     

    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.

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    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.

    TERMS

    • 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.

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    Thank you so much and have a lovely week!

    Sincerely yours,
    Alla

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