Category: Free patterns

Be Mine Keychain | Crochet Free Pattern for Kids & Adults

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… I am not sure why I see my photos in such different colors as supposed to be (just in case –here are rich lime green and gorgeous royal blue). I use Windows Life Writer which I LOVE for many years, but looks as they have some “issues” with Adobe Ps6… or probably it’s just me?! ;o)

Anyways!! Please let me introduce one of my new crochet patterns:

Be Mine Keychain

Red and pink are usual colors for Valentine Day, but why stop there? Crochet this keychain in your favorite colors and step out in style! Get creative and stylize it further by crochet with beads, sequins and other embellishments. Or just turn it into necklace, hair pin …or whatever you can think of!

This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green be_mine_keychain_v01.pdf file on the right ) >>>

Download: be_mine_keychain_v01.pdf
Updated: January 25, 2016
Size: 2.5 MiB

This pattern is also available for free download on Ravelry!

Yarn
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Option 1: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of #529 lime green.
Option 2: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball of #508 royal blue.

Finished Measurements
2.5” (6.5 cm) wide x 2” (5 cm) long

Notions
• Option 1: size 3/8” (9 mm); Option 2: 1 size 5/8” (16 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
• Option 1: 1 size 1” (2.5 mm) daisy appliqué (shown: iron on appliqués by Wrights)
• Option 2: 2 size 3/8” (9 mm) lime leaf buttons
• fiberfill
• keyring
• 10” (25.4 cm) of 1/4” (3 mm) red/white polka dots ribbon (shown: mini dot ribbon by Offray, item #2287DFS)
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Be Mine Pages

7 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram

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.

Meringue Cowl 2nd Edition | Free pattern for Kids & Adult

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If talking about last minute gifts… I do remember how I was happy to be timely with knitted cowl for my dear friend, but to write a pattern and to release it two days later (read December, 19th) was definitely a magic and challenge for me ;o)

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… but most exciting thing is that this pattern was downloaded 230,635 times so far… WOW, I am speechless and so grateful for your interest in my work!

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So I decided to pick this pattern and update it to match my current style.

What was changed? First of all, yarn which was used in 2011 is discontinued already. New sample was made with my absolute favorite wool and silk blend by Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport! Treat yourself and yours with cowl, scarf or whatever you can think off made with this fabulous and oh so luxury yarn!

Next, new photos! I hope I am better with presentation now ;o). Below are old photo:

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Third, written instructions. Instructions are different and much more clear. They come with tons of tips and have more details. Plus technical pages, tables, tutorials.

Fourth, stich diagrams for crochet band and finishing edging! Diagrams are all new (there were no diagrams in original pattern) and will make this pattern even more user friendly! So, below are details and link to download this old-new pattern.

 

Meringue Knitted Cowl with Crocheted Details

Lightweight and delicate as meringue dessert, this cowl makes most enjoyable treat. Luxurious and chic, versatile and playful, this delicacy of a cowl is hand-knitted in wool and silk blend yarn. The cowl features an airy brioche stitch pattern and adorned with crocheted band. Stretchy, cozy, and generously sized, it has a beautiful drape, and can be looped around your neck twice for extra warmth.
Treat yourself of a loved ones to this delightful winter! Opt for bamboo or cotton blends for fall and spring accessory.

 

This pattern is available for download for FREE ((to download: simple click at highlighted in green meringue_cowl_2nd_edition.pdf file on the right )) >>>

Download: meringue_cowl_2nd_edition.pdf
Updated: December 19, 2011
Size: 5.1 MiB

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES

Small/Toddler (Medium/Child, Large/Adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approx. 5.5 (8, 10)” (14 [20.5, 25.5] cm) wide x 40 (46, 56)” (101.5 [117, 142] cm) long
Note:
Sample shown made in Large/Adult size but 40″ (101.5 cm) long—360 yd [329]/4 oz [117 g] of yarn

YARN
Dk weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 307.5 yd [281 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 (2, 2) hank(s) of #101 white heaven.

NEEDLES & CROCHET HOOK
Needles: size US 5 (3.75 mm); US size 8 (5 mm)
Crochet hook: size E/4 (3.5 mm)

NOTIONS
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

* This pattern involves both, knit and crochet skills.

10 pages, 3 photos, 2 stitch diagrams, technical pages: Special Stitches Tutorial, Conversion Chart, Yarn Substitution Chart.

NOTE: If you are not familiar with Brioche knitting, sure you can google “Brioche knitting“ to find free video tutorials. But if you want to learn everything about this lovely stitch, I would highly recommend Learn Brioche knitting basics and beyond with Faina Goberstein during this knitting webinar.

 

Meringue 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 by
www.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

This pattern has not been tech edited, so if you find any mistakes or typos, please let me know and I will fix it.

 

A wonderful and lovely day to You all!!

With love,
Alla.

Anastasia Crocheted Beanie | Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

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While I was overwhelmed  with my current projects, I decided to step aside to start the holiday season with this free pattern ;o) So, let me introduce…

 

Anastasia

Make the ultimate in fine lace for your little one! Simplicity and sweetness come together in this elegant beanie, suitable for ladies of all ages! Its refreshing beauty is sure to delight the lucky wearer, especially when made in her favorite color! Need a last minute gift? This beanie will make for that nice touch.

Opt for wool or mohair yarn to make a beanie suitable for colder weather. You can even add metallic or silvery threads to make this beanie the perfect holiday gift!

 

This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green primrose_motif_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>> 

Download: anastasia_beanie_v1.pdf
Updated: October 23, 2014
Size: 2.2 MiB
Beanie 2Web

 

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES

Small/Toddler (Medium/Child, Large/Youth,
X-Large/Adult).
Hat shown is a size Large/Youth. Beanie shown is size Medium/Child.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
16.5 (18.5, 20.25, 22.25)” (42 [47, 51.5, 56.5] cm) circumference, unstretched.

YARN

Thread (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: Omega Cotton Thread #5 (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 1, 2) ball(s) of #50 white.

CROCHET HOOK
Size B/1 (2.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS

• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

6 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram

Anastasia Pages

 

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.

 

A wonderful and lovely day to You all!!

With love,
yours.

 

Alla Koval Designs

Sylvan Crocheted Necklace | Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

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Sylvan

Walk in woods any time of the year with the Sylvan Necklace, suitable for wearers of all ages!
This free pattern is very versatile. Crochet the chains in equal length to create a fun headband or even belt! Or just crochet the flowers to create a cute Flower pin or brooch. The necklace can be made using a wide range of yarn weights, from fine to medium and bulky weight yarns, for any season or occasion. Work it in jewel tones or pastels, in solid colors or softly variegated shades for a one-of-a-kind accessory! A perfect gift idea!

 

This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green primrose_motif_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>> 

Download: sylvan_necklace.pdf
Updated: September 10, 2014
Size: 4.2 MiB

 

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
18″ (46 cm) in diameter. Adjustable by ribbon ties to any size.

YARN
DK weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (100% pima cotton; 220 yd [200 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 ball each of #3742 mint (MC) and #3740 sprout (CC).

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm)

NOTIONS

• 25″ (64 cm) of 1/4″ (6 mm) wide lime 100% polyester ribbon (shown by Celebrate It )
• 3 beige and one brown 0.5″ (1.3 cm) wooden beads with approx. 0.25″ (0.5 cm) hole (shown by Creatology)
• 3 size 2″ (2.5 cm) padded green leaf appliques
• Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

4 pages, 2 pictures, 2 diagrams

Sylvan Pages

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.

Design Your Hat | I’ve made these!! :)

Orange Hat

It was such a fan to test my own Design Your Hat pattern, and I’m so glad I’ve got a chance this weekend to do it. Not to mention that these hats really take just 2-3 hours of crocheting, and about 1-2 ball(s) of yarn!

The orange brim hat is made with Omega Sinfonia  (100% mercerized cotton; 218 yd [199 m]/3.52 oz [100 g]). The only difference is that I’ve added 4 sc-rows in contrasting brown and turquoise respectively.

And beanie hat made with Omega Cotton Thread #5 (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]). Even if this hat was a last minute project, Kristin didn’t mind to model the beanie during her evening workout ;o)

White Hat

 

The other news I’m upgrading my computer now, and just realized how much time (and patience!) it really takes… But I needed these changes badly, and I really hope everything will be back to normal pretty soon. In any case… if there is 4-5 days of delay with my response to your email – please just let me know, probably I’ve unfortunately missed it.

Design Your Hat | Crocheted Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

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Crochet the versatile hat or design your own—with brim or in beanie style, worked with any yarn weight and any stitch pattern with these easy to follow instructions and crochet diagrams. Refer to tip notes to get ideas and suggestions. Plus, the pattern includes a Bonus Stitch Diagram for Crown!

The hats make incredible presents that recipients of all ages love! There are an infinite variety of ability! And they are fun to make and sure bring a smile to the lucky wearer!

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White Hat 800

 

This pattern is available for download for FREE (to download: simple click at highlighted in green
design_your_hat_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>>

Download: design_your_hat_v1.pdf
Updated: October 9, 2013
Size: 1.4 MiB

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES
Small/Toddler (Medium/Child, Large/Youth, X-Large/Adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

16 (18, 20.5, 23)” (41 [46, 52, 58.5] cm) head circumferences.

YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Suggestion 1: Tahki Stacy Charles Cotton Classic Lite (100% mercerized cotton; 146 yd [135 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 (2, 2) skein(s) (for hat with brim); 1 (1, 2) skein(s) (for beanie)
Suggestion 2: Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 (2, 2) skein(s) (for hat with brim); 1 (1, 2) skein(s) (for beanie)

NOTIONS
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

8 pages, 3 diagrams

Hat 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.

Feel free to sell the finished product for profit on a limited basis. Reference to designer’s pattern in your listing is welcome and
much appreciated (example: pattern is designed by www.AllaKovalDesigns.com).

© 2013 Alla Koval Designs, Inc.

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. Thank you!

Alla Koval Designs

Primrose | Crocheted Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

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Even if 85% of my very first book is done (more details later), it seems that the amount of work to be done is still endless. And I must admit that I truly missed some little projects, which can be done in 1-2 days ;o)

So, let me introduce…

 

Primrose Flower Motif

Double the layers, double the fun! This fun set of three two-dimensional motifs will make a lovely addition to a hat, handbag, headband, pin, scrapbook layout or any other project you please. Made with sport or DK weight yarn, Primrose Motif can be used as a centerpiece under flowers or candles. It would also make a cute jar topper for those homemade mixes, treasures and goodies.

Work Rounds 1-4 only for a cute flower motif!

 

And since I’ve did not publish any patterns for free yet, I decided to offer you this one ;o) This pattern is available for download for FREE (to download: simple click at highlighted in green primrose_motif_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>>

Download: primrose_motif_v1.pdf
Updated: July 18, 2013
Size: 2.4 MiB

 

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
4” (10 cm) from point to point.

YARN

Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: Omega La Perla (100% mercerized cotton; 278 yd [254 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 skein each of #645 green citrus (MC) and #646 lime green (CC); #644 pale turquoise (MC) and #621 turquoise (CC); #629 pink (MC) and #630 fuchsia (CC).

NOTIONS
• 3 size 1/4" (7 mm) pearl buttons (shown: by La Mode Buttons, item #4662)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

6 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram

Primrose 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.

Feel free to sell the finished product for profit on a limited basis. Reference to designer’s pattern in your listing is welcome and
much appreciated (example: pattern is designed by www.AllaKovalDesigns.com).

© 2013 Alla Koval Designs, Inc.

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. Thank you!

 

P.S.: Oh and guess, which pattern I’ve almost finished and will release EAP version next week? ;o) Yes, Dryad Vest is coming! Can you believe this pattern already took 145 hours?! But I’m so glad that I did it and think it’s my most favorite (and most labour-intensive) pattern so far lol

Sakura Top pattern is also done and sent to tech editor. And right after back will be released.

 

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Give a Hoot. Crocheted Hat Free pattern for Kids and Adult

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I’ve received several requests to create a boy’s version of Garden Party hat, and pretty excited to offer you my very first pattern for boys.

Make the perfect boy’s gift when you stitch this superb hat! This versatile piece was designed specifically with boys in mind. Available in sizes X-Small/Baby, Small/Toddler, Medium/Child, Large/Woman, and X-Large/Man, the easy pattern consists of dc, FPdc and BPdc stitches, and is worked in the round with lace weight yarn (2 strands held together) or with one strand of DK weight yarn. Edge it in a contrasting color of your choice and add a quirky owl applique to make it truly one-of-a-kind! This FREE pattern is sure to bring a smile to the lucky wearer!

PS. Girls also allowed ;o)

This pattern is available for download for FREE (tip to download: please make sure that you click at give_a_hoot_hat_v1.pdf file, not Adobe PDF icon on the left) >>>

Download: give_a_hoot_hat_v2.pdf
Updated: July 19, 2012
Size: 1.9 MiB

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES
X-Small/Baby, (Small/Toddler, Medium/Child, Large/Woman, X-Large/Man)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

14 (16, 18, 20, 22)” (35.5 [40.5, 45.5, 50.5, 56] cm) head circumferences.

Hat shown is a size Child (18” [45.5 cm] circumference).

YARN
Option 1: DK weight (#3 Light).
Option 2: Lace weight (#1 Super Fine)—2 strands of yarn held together.
shown (lace weight): Omega Perle (100% cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls of #515 turquoise (MC), 1 ball of #517 orange (CC1).

NOTE: Hat is worked with one strand of DK  weight yarn or with two strands of Lace weight yarn held together.

 

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

8 pages, 3 pictures, 3 crochet diagrams—my new style diagrams, which I call worldwide suitable (please let me know what do think and if you find something confusing you or not clear).

Give A Hoot Pages

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.

 

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Many Thanks to Sergey and Ed for such lovely pictures!!

Enjoy!!

Alla Koval Designs

Spring Flowers. Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

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This lightweight crochet scarf with flower edging is a super spring accessory and can provide a bit of warmth for the days when  it is  a little chilly as well as providing some additional color and texture to outfits.

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Such a fun project, which takes just a couple hours and can be made in any plain or multicolored
yarn. Not to mention that this sweet flower edging may be used for blankets, pillows, sweaters, halters… well, whatever you can think of! A great gift idea too!

This eBook is available for download for FREE.

Download: spring_flowers_scarf_v1.pdf
Updated: January 25, 2011
Size: 1.3 MiB

Finished Measurements: 4” wide x 40” long

* The pattern involves crochet skills ONLY.

Yarn: Ornaghi Filati Alicante (100% Egyptian Cotton 50g (1.75 oz)/138yd):
#65 key lime – 2 skeins.

6 pages; 5 pictures, 2 diagrams
Spring Flowers Pages

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

Purple Mood. Free Scarf Pattern for Kids and Women. My First Follower Appreciation Giveaway

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Simply sweet and versatile. Such a fun project which takes just a couple
hours and can be made with any kind of plain or textured yarn  and any
colors combination  or even single-colored –  whatever you can  think of!
Get a fun to create your own. A perfect gift idea too!

Purple Mood Scarf 1 Purple Mood Scarf A2 Purple Mood Scarf 2

This eBook is available for download for FREE.

Download: purple_mood_scarf_v1.pdf
Updated: November 4, 2010
Size: 1.5 MiB

Finished Measurements: 81/2” wide x 2 yards long (without tassels)

* The pattern involves knitting skills ONLY.

Yarn: Gedifra Serano (52% Nylon, 48%  Polyamid/50 g (1.75 oz)/100 m
(109 yds)): #4405 purple – 1 ball; Gedifra Tecno Hair (100% Nylon/50 g
(1.75  oz)/90 m  (100  yds): # 9606  purple – 1 ball; GGH  Esprit  (100%
Polyamid/50g (1.75 oz)/80 m (88 yds)): #21 dark purple – 1 ball; Crystal
Palace Yarns Bunny Hop (50% Micro acrylic, 42 Micro nylon, 8% Rabbit
angora/50 g (1.75 oz)/113 yd (104 m)): #0213 black – 1 skein.

5 pages; 5 pictures.

Purple Mood Stripes Scarf Pages

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

And now Welcome to my very First Follower Appreciation Giveaway! As
you know this blog was started September 2007, but just several days
ago I’ve joined toNetworkedBlogs (… too late is better than never ;o)
I feel so excited and have couple giveaways for my very first followers.
And very Welcome to new followers to come! So…

1. A 10th follower of this blog will get this yarn set (see picture below) to
make Purple Mood  scarf or whatever you  would like to make! The  yarn
is ready  to ship and  can be  shipped  even tomorrow. Please  note: the
needles are not included. How to enter: just leave a comment with your
follower name to this post and you will be automatically entered to 2nd
giveaway too. CLOSED!! The Winner is Maureen Merchant!! CONGRATS
Maureen!!
Please email me your shipping address and I’ll ship your yarn
tomorrow!

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2. One lucky follower from anywhere in the world will win a Surprise Box
of 20 balls of Euro yarn (total weight 1 kg (2.2 lbs) and value $130-180)
for your projects. I’ll email with quick questionnaire to the winner to make
sure that you will get yarn in your favorite colors and textures. To get an
idea what kind of yarn may be in your surprise box, check my Yarn page,
where listed some of my favorite yarn I have in my stash.

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

  • Mandatory entry. You have to be a follower of my blog and you have
    to leave a comment for this post:

1. Scroll  down to see  Networkedblogs widget  on the right sidebar
and press Follow this Blog button if you are not a follower yet.
2. Leave comment here, on mylittlecitygirl.com site.

Note: if you became follower but don’t see yourself in Networkedblogs
widget, go  ahead  and  leave a comment, widget  is a bit slow, please
give it a time to refresh statistics.

  • 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.  Spread the World and leave one more comment
    with names of 5 followers, suggested by you.

TERMS

  • This giveaway starts today, November 4th and will end November
    21th, 2010 at Midnight PST time.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator
    If you have more then 1 Entry and follow rules of Optional Entry sure
    you have more chances to be  a winner! I’ll notify the Winner by email
    on Monday, November 22th.
  • The winner will  have 3 days to respond. If  the winner doesn’t reply
    within 3 days, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner
    will be selected via random.org.

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely,
Alla Koval Designs

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