6 Weeks of Gifting and Giveaways | Week #4!
|December 7, 2015||Filled under Giveaway, Marketing|
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!
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.
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.
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!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
39” (99 cm) square
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.
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.
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)
…my new two babies—crochet pattern books Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12:
- 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))
- 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!
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.
- 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!
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)
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)!!
I have shared this on my fb
so you have 2 entries: please post one time more with any comment. Thank you for your interest.
Love the blanket and the yarn is quite delicious!! My favorite stitches are the pineapple stitch, hdc, and picot…now that I know how to manipulate the fingers to do it gracefully.
Super cute! I cant really think of a favorite stitch, probaably because I’m still learning them all!
I love cables, it is so much fun to see the design pop out and come to life.
I have the books already :) so happy with mine. Very pretty photographs and very details instructions.
All of the patterns are awesome!
I think knitting I like cables best and crochet I’m fond of clusters. They have such interesting shapes and possibilities.
I love shell stich. Very versatile and easy to follow. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway.
I tweet about the giveaway. Here is the link
Hi Alla, I also like hdc for its versatility. Thank you so much for your generosity, and may you receive 1000x back!
Aww my favorite stitch is the popcorn. I hope i can win this week ;)
Hi! My favorite is the HDC. It’s just the right size. I have already made 2 of the Dreamcatcher blankets, one for my newest sweet granddaughter, born Sept. 18 and one for my niece’s new baby. They are so much fun to make and the pattern is so interesting!! Thank you so much for all you do and for sharing your creativity.
I like the simple single crochet. I can crochet so many designs with this basic stitch.
My favorite stitch currently is fpdc and bpdc (you can’t have one without the other). I recently made two Interweave cable slouch stitch hats by Meladoras Creations. Challenging to begin, but quickly learned. Thanks again for your kindness and generosity.
Posted on FB, Google, and Twitter.
Just discovered the giveaway today. Sad to have missed the previous opportunities. I’m most fond of double crochet stitch combinations – supplemented by picots, fan shapes and reverse sc for trim and finishing. Crochet works up so much faster than knitting.
My favorite crochet stitches I guess are double crochets because I use them so much. I like the pattern that hdc in the third loop makes. Thanks for having these giveaways. It’s so generous!
I have yet to meet a crochet stitch that I dislike!
Your weekly *gifts* are incredible. Thank you so much :) now to find the time to work them up
and I just shared on FB, not sure if I know how to post that here. hope this works…
My favourite are double crochet stitches because they can be used in many ways :-)
I never thought about my favorite crochet stitch, but now I’d have to say it’s the picot stitch. Love how it edges doilies and how it gives a lacey look to any project. Well worth the extra time that it takes to make. The Solomon’s knot is another favourite for the same lacy look that it gives.
My favorite stitch is hdc, by crocheting into the third stitch, the fabric turns and takes on a knitted appearance.
I just simply love Crochet!!! I do however like crab stitch, and picot as it just finishes things off.
My hobby is crochet, I enjoying to make beautiful clothes.My favorite are double crochet stitches.
so delicate! love it
beautiful blankets! Thank you for these patterns :) I’m loving the reverse single crochet stitch lately for nice clean edges on hats and the openings of mittens, etc.
Extended stitches are my new favorite stitches. Extended sc was the first I worked with, then onto extended hdc. They give a beautiful look wen working in the round. A very close second are foundation stitches – I have been doing fsc for a long time, but recently added the hdc and dc versions.
I have posted in FB Handmade by Trang- knithexe. Thank for the give away!
I’ve made the Tutti Frutti blanket, it’s sooooo cute and works up fast.
Shared on my fb and pinned on pintrest. I love to do the shell stitch because it looks so pretty but when I want to get things done quick the dc is my go to stitch.
I love the hdc and camel stitches!
These Blankets are beautiful!So many stitches that I love, but my favorite is doing cables and FPDC & BPDC. I love anything that gives definition and you get a unique look.
I’ve pinned this on my pinterest page here is the link
I like shell stitch very much.
I am not sure if I have any favorite stitches. Each can add to a beauty of finished item when used properly.
May be I can mention stockinette stitch in knitting – it’s so simple, but can create amazing things.
The post is Twitted – https://twitter.com/alpach77/status/674441718532464640
I don’t really have a favorite… I just love learning new stitches and making unique looking patterns.
I shared this on facebook
Fan and bobbles are my favorites and I love to aran afghans. I hae been learning many more stitches lately but those are so much fun.
Hmmm… Think I’d have to say any type of shell stitches.
I absolutely love the Crocodile stitch – and I don’t know why, any hdc is great as well.
I love popcorn stitch a lot….
It makes beautiful flowers
My favorite thing to knit is probably cables. I like doing multiple color work too but that is really not a favorite stitch.
I shared this giveaway on Facebook!
I don’t really have a favorite crochet stitch as it takes a combination of stitches to make something stunning!
Some of my new favorite stitches are actually Tunisian crochet! Can’t go wrong with Tunisian simple stitch and Tunisian star stitch. For regular crochet, there is a Woodland stitch by Joy of Motion that I love.
Thanks for the giveaway!
I tweeted about the giveaway!
Thank you for the lovely patterns and the opportunity to win the yarn and pattern books. So very generous of you!
I love the shell stitch. Thank you so much for the blanket pattern, we have two new baby girls in the family so this pattern will get put to use.
shared on fb
You put out a pattern for five or six different hats in bright colors with flowers and beads on them.They’re absolutely adorable but I can’t find out where to purchase the patterns for them. Your crocheting is so neat and clean that it is really refreshing to see what you are so passionate about.Respectfully Linda
Thank you so much for your interest and kind of words, but I do not have a pattern you described. But I love the idea ;) So far, I have couple paid hats patterns listen in my Pattern Shop, and couple free patterns, listed here: http://mylittlecitygirl.com/free-patterns/
Your patterns are so beautiful. I am eager to make this baby blanket. I am glad I found you. I look forward to see more. I do love the shell stitch. But have been working on a scarf for my daughter for Christmas with half double crochets and it is turning out nicely.