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Mega Event Crochet Pattern Sale

  Are you ready to “Shop ‘Til You DROP?!?!”. Do you like “Lucky Scratch-Offs” and “Sales”?


If so, then you’re in the right place!

I’ve teamed up with 23 amazingly, talented designers to bring you 1 MEGA Black Friday / Holiday Weekend Pattern Sale! This is a sale like no other with discounts ranging from 30-60% off, lucky scratch-offs and an awesome “Grand Finale Giveaway” on Cyber Monday!!!

**Disclaimer: If reading that just caused your heart to race, your palms to sweat and your knees to go weak from excitement, you may have a pattern addiction. Please proceed to your favorite Ravelry shops now to feed it!!!


 “What are these ‘Scratch-Offs’ you speak of? And how do they work?”

Each of the 24 designers have created a promotion sale in their individual Ravelry Shops using Coupon Code: SCRATCHOFF. The discount from shop to shop varies from 30-60%. To find out how much “Your Lucky Scratch-Off” will save you in a particular designer’s shop, simply add their must-haves to your cart and apply the Coupon Code: SCRATCHOFF! You can redeem your lucky scratch-off more than once in each designer’s shop. How FUN is that?!?!


“Who are the designers you speak of? And how do I find them?”

The following are ALL 24 designers participating in this MEGA Sales Event! Simply click on their photo (or link under the photo) to get to their Ravelry Shop and Shop Til You Drop!

**Disclaimer: You may want to grab a cup of coffee and a few snacks. You need to keep your energy level up while shopping!


A Crocheted Simplicity         

Ball Hank n’ Skein      


Charmed By Ewe         

Crafting Friends         

Crochet by Jennifer         

Crystalized Designs

Cuddlepie Crochet         

Danyel Pink Designs         

Felted Button        

Frayed Knot


The Hooked Haberdasher         

Inspired By Ainsley         

KT and the Squid

La Tienda De Paloma      

Pattern Paradise     

Sandy’s Cape Cod Originals   

Sincerely Pam

Snappy Tots        

Thomasina Cummings Designs         

Too Yarn Cute        

Yarning for More

Now that you’re fully armed with knowledge, links and scratch-offs, you can ……

P.S. Don’t forget to come back for the Grand Finale Giveaway on Cyber Monday! Be there or be… sad you missed it!

Happy Holidays of Every Kind,


Crochet by Jennifer 10K Fans Celebration

Crochet by Jennifer Banner

As a big fan of Crochet by Jennifer, I was thrilled to hear that she had reached 10,000 likes on Facebook.  CONGRATULATIONS JENNIFER….you totally deserve it ♥

Of course, I was also excited about this news because this means I get to join my fellow designers and crafters in the celebrations and so do you :)

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs including this fantastic collection of yarns and goodies from Red Heart.


Red Heart Grand Prize

There are almost 30 vendors taking part – Crochet by Jennifer, Crafting FirendsPosh Pooch DesignsYou Drive Me CrAfTy, Sandy’s Cape Cod OriginalsLittle LuviesSimply CollectibleCreative Hats and MoreAussie Girl CreationsPerfect Memories Boutique, Illuminkniti DesignsHatch-ed With LoveDanyel Pink DesignsKatie’s Crochet GoodiesArticles of a Domestic GoddessSusie J Crochet, Maloosa, Chauncey’s, The Hooked HaberdasherToo Yarn CutePlayin’ Hooky DesignsKeep Me In StitchezTwo Girls PatternsThomasina Cummings DesignsGramma Beans Handmade GiftsBowtykesSincerely PamSnApPy ToTs, A Crocheted Simplicity and Pattern Paradise!

I hope you get chance to visit some of them and let them know you appreciate them ♥

Crochet by Jennifer Giveaway

The giveaway runs until Sunday September 21st.  Full details of the prizes being offered and any terms and conditions can be found here.

Enter now!

Crochet By Jennifer 10K Fans Celebration

Madly Mahvelous Scavenger Hunt

The Madly Mahvelous Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway is underway – 23 prizes from 23 madly creative vendors will go to ONE lucky winner!

From crochet patterns to store credits for custom orders, RTS items to a luxurious Sampler Gift Basket – it truly is a Mahvelous prize.

You can get your entry in for the giveaway here.  But, before you run off to do that, let me quickly tell you about something else I think you’ll like.  Every day as part of the event, the vendors will be holding special mini games.

Today, it’s my turn :)



It’s my birthday on Saturday but, I’m having my celebrations a few days early….if it’s good enough for the queen to have two birthdays and all that ;)

For my birthday I’d like a little love from you all, if you wouldn’t mind, that is ;)
In return, I will give ONE of you a very special present of 5 FREE patterns :)

I have hidden THREE scavenger hunt logos among my patterns in my store on Ravelry.

Madly Mahvelous EVENT Graphic

To enter, all you need to do is find any/all of the logos AND favourite the items (each one counts as an entry).  There are some clues at the bottom for blog readers only ;)

Then pop back over to my Facebook and make a quick comment on the pinned post to say you’ve entered (that counts as another entry).

I will do a random selection to choose a winner when the game is over.

Good luck and happy hunting.

Oh, yes, just before the small print, here’s the clues I mentioned.

It’s round and it’s red so your fingers don’t have to be!
He’s a hoot to have hanging around!
Here, there and every bear!

This Mahvelous Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook in any way.

Too Yarn Cute e-Magazine

Join me today to find out about my submission in the e-magazine, grab a discount code and (best of all) be in with a chance to win a free copy ♥

This week has been such a busy one with the release of two new love and friendship patterns.  So busy, in fact, that I’ve hardly had time to tell you about my submission to the Too Yarn Cute e-Magazine.

The theme of the magazine this time is Quick and Easy Patterns and Back2School.  I hope that my submission fills both those categories :)

Let me introduce the Crochet Cupcake Apple Cozy (or Cosy depending on your choice of spelling). Who said cupcakes aren’t healthy, eh!?!  ;)

Magazine Apple Cozy

Magazine Apple Cosy

These are perfect for protecting fruit in a school lunch box and great for taking a snack to work but they are also just a lot of fun to brighten up the fruit bowl in the house – they are guaranteed to raise a smile.  If you’re thinking in advance, they even make great stocking fillers, back to school gifts, craft fayre table fillers or PTA fundraisers.

This issue of the magazine contains over 20 patterns, articles and featured designers – all this for less than the price of some individual patterns!!

Better still, if you use the code 08tcd10 to get an additional 10% off any purchase at – you might even like to check out the special subscription offer while you’re there :)

BUT, if that’s not enough to tempt you, how would you like to win a copy of the magazine?

To enter, all you have to do is complete the email address section in the form below and choose a whole number between 1 and 250.  It’s as easy as that :)

Mobile entrants may find this link more accessible.

Entry will close at 8pm (GMT) on Monday 11th August 2014 and the entrant with the lowest unique number chosen will win.  If no such entrant exists, a random draw will be made using all entrants.

The prize is administered by (and delivered by) Too Yarn Cute eMagazine.

This promotion is, in no way, sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.


Love and Friendship

I have two new patterns to share with you today – both with a theme of love and friendship ♥

The first is a Welsh Lovespoon (or love spoon).

Welsh Lovespoon

The Welsh Lovespoon is traditionally a wooden spoon, decoratively carved, as a gift of romantic intent.  Today, they are given for wedding and anniversary presents, to celebrate the arrival of a new baby or simply as a symbol of friendship and caring.

The earliest know Welsh Lovespoon dates back to 1667 and can be found at St Fagan’s National History Museum, near Cardiff (just down the road from where I live).

The style I have chosen to recreate, according to tradition, symbolises two people coming together forever, in everlasting love and friendship – this is shown by the twisted stem and Celtic knot-work.

Other symbols that were carved into the wood include the lock for security and binding, the horseshoe for luck, the cross for faith and small cages filled with wooden balls to represent a number of children.  You can read more about these beautiful symbols of love and friendship here.

The second is a Friendship Necklace

Friendship Necklace

I’m sure many of you will remember making knotted bracelets and necklaces from embroidery floss.  It was this type of necklace that I originally wanted to create – something that could be tied on and worn as a constant reminder of friendship.

I started out with embroidery cotton and one simple size in mind.  But, the pattern proved to be so much fun to make, I added a full range of suggested sizes.

The friendship necklace is a perfect ‘small’ gift for a friend.  It is quick and easy to make and you’ll never run out of colour choices with the wide range of embroidery thread available.

This one also has some hidden meaning – the single leaf at each end symbolises happiness – when tied, they are together, though apart!

I do hope you like them both <3

As a thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me, both my love and friendship patterns are listed at an introductory price of £1 (until midnight tomorrow) ♥  Also, for a limited time, you can also try to win a copy over on Facebook – Good luck x


Thank you to everyone who took part in the Scarlet’s Corner Giveaway last week.
The winners have now been selected and congratulations go to:

Chellsea Leanne Hernandez 
Mj Davis Humphrey 
Rhonda Newman 
Natasha Hudgins 
Jacqueline Solgat Maxman 
Bettina Petty 
Sandi Turk 
Kelsey Unrau 
Robin Clinton 
Martha Avans 
Joy Ludtke 
Sheila Martin 
Katie S (100percent_sk8@……)
Heather Smallwood 
Katy Bindels 
Brandie Yost 
Cindy Peters Jaedike 
Diane Schweinhagen 
Marcia Williams 
Megan Nicole Whited 
Kim Jones 
Debbie McLeod 
Patti Adler
Tina Wright 
Janet Robertson 
Lesley Johnston 
Nausheen Abbas 
Joyce Halstead 
Vanessa Garza-Rodriguez
Valerie Blankenship 
Alecia Flaherty 
Jenny Fanning 
Danielle Woods-Drown
Amanda Nicole Rose-Monroe 
Danyel Pink
Addie-Sherell Haywood 
Joy Ludtke 
Angie Waterhouse 
Emma Spalding 
Bonnijean Marlowe Marley 
Katie Leigh 
Carmel Feaser 
Diane Woodall 
Andrea Logan 
Sara Ford 
Nicole Eckert

You can check which of the prizes have been allocated by checking the individual pictures in the album.  You have 48 hours to contact the vendor who donated the prize so, if you see someone you know on the list, give them a nudge :)

Dragons, Critters and Angels

It’s all myth and magic over here at Thomasina Cummings Designs today.  Fortunately, the chance to win some free copies of the soon-to-be-released pattern, by Silverdragon Crafts and Critters, is anything but a fantasy ;)

When I asked for collaborators in the Crochet Stitch Giveaway Game just four weeks ago, I could never have anticipated the imaginative designs that would come out of such a simple stitch, in such a short amount of time.

Yesterday, I told you about Sweet Tee from Crystalized Designs and my own Summer Combo. Today, I bring you news of the third and final pattern of the game and, oh boy, will you be excited!

Samantha has designed the most exquisite stone angel lovey/security blanket and matching amigurumi angel doll.  Get a load of those wings!!!

Angel Lovey and Doll

Her choice of colours is just perfect for the stone effect and the stitch is used so wonderfully to give texture exactly where it is needed – the hair is the ultimate crowning glory!

So, if you’ve been following progress this month, and wishing you’d uploaded a stitch so you could get a copy of all the wonderful patterns, fear not.  Samantha is offering 5 lucky winners the chance to own this gorgeous pattern collection before the official release on the 25th July.  Head on over to Silverdragon Crafts and Critters to enter now.

Summer Combo

Phew, what a crazy month this has been!  Two giveaways, tests galore and, in my personal life, the school holidays kicking off with the local carnival :)

But, we’re not done yet…

It’s the final day of testing for my Summer Combo today.  (In case you missed the post about it, this is the pattern I have designed for the Crochet Stitch Challenge Game that Crystalized DesignsSilverdragon Crafts & Critters and myself are playing).

Here’s the dress version (PS it can also be made into a top or a skirt – 3 patterns in one – hence the combo bit) ;)

Summer Combo Dress 1

All things going to plan, the release will take place on Friday 25th July.

Thirteen people uploaded stitches for voting and their copies will be heading out to them as soon as the patterns are released :)

Now, I’m not particularly superstitious but, thirteen? I’m not happy with thirteen free patterns. I think I need to give away a few more copies , don’t you?

If you’d like to be one of the extra recipients, head on over to my Facebook Page and pick yourself a BINGO card.  Three lucky people will be adding themselves to the winners list :)

More Chances to Win

With the release of our Crochet Stitch Challenge Game patterns rapidly approaching, I’m super excited to be able to bring you news of more chances to win copies of each of the patterns the Samantha, Crystal and I designed using the winning stitch.

Crystalized Designs has absolutely wowed us all here with the Sweet Tee pattern she designed.

Sweet Tee

I have fallen in love with the shape and style.  It’s the perfect combination of smart and casual that you could wear anywhere.

It’s awesome for over a vest top in summer as Crystal is wearing it but, I think it would look equally at home layered over a sweatshirt as the weather turns cooler, don’t you?!

It comes in sizes Adult XS through 3X and is due for release on 25th July 2014.  I can’t wait to grab a copy.

If you didn’t get chance to win a copy by uploading a stitch, all is not lost – you can head on over to Crystal’s Facebook Page for another five chances to win :)

Stay tuned, or better still, subscribe top right ;),  to make sure you don’t miss out on news of how to get extra copies of the other two patterns!!!


Scarlet’s Corner Giveaway

Scarlet’s Corner Giveaway – 3000 Facebook Fans

A brand new GIVEAWAY to celebrate 3000 Facebook Fans at Scarlet’s Corner (PS Congratulations to Susie Haft my winner in last week’s Milestone Madness Celebration – I do hope you enjoy your new patterns).

This time I am joining the giveaway with over 30 other vendors.  Between us we have put up $200 of store credit, 10 handmade gifts and over 60 free patterns as prizes!!!

Taking part are Scarlet’s Corner (well, she’s the host of course), Thomasina Cummings Designs, Bowtykes, AllieCats Hats and Crafts, Auntie Jen’s Creations, Penelope’s Eclectic Closet, A Crocheted Simplicity, Crystalized DesignsElla Bella Bows, Glamour Damaged, Blackstone Designs, Baby’s Inspiration, BrandyLynn Creations, Crafty Ridge, Forever Stitchin, Danyel Pink Designs, From Home, Glamour4You, Hannah’s Homestead, Gramma Bean’s Handmade, Kaleidoscope Arts and Gifts, Kelli’s Kreations, La Tienda De Paloma, Creative Hats and More, Sew Addicted, Pattern Paradise, Sincerely Pam, Susie J Crochet, To the Moon Prop Shop, Simply Thursday, West Coast Super, Natural, Whimsey Stitch by Sarah, Yarn Baby LLC, Crochet by Jennifer,

Please pop along and show the vendors some love and appreciation.  Each and every one of us thanks you for your continued support.  This giveaway is our way of showing you some love in return ♥  I hope you’re lucky ♥

The giveaway ends on the 23rd July.  Mobile Users can enter here.

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