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Monday, March 7, 2016

Crochetville's 2016 National Crochet Month Designer and Yarn Shop Blog Tour


It's here! Today, March 8, is your next stop on the blog tour! I hope you've been following it to find all about your favorite designers, and yarn shops. If so, you've also been able to enter drawings for GIVEAWAYS and access to free patterns.

UPDATE on GIVEAWY and FREE PATTERN - The deadline to enter the drawing for the book is Monday, March 21. That is also the deadline to make a comment to receive a free pattern. I will try to send the patterns as soon as possible, by the end of the tour. I've been waiting on the individual patterns from the oublisher, but they are in a transition and so I may send my original pattern on the Little Black Dress. I have the sweater pattern too. Please leave your email in the comment, so I can send the pattern. If you do not want to do this, please contact me privately. Thanks for being patient!

As I promised, in celebrating National Crochet Month,  I am doing a GIVEAWAY for my newest book, Colorful Crochet Lace.
Win this Book!
You can enter by making a comment and stating you
want to be entered. Please leave your info on how I can contact you, such as your Ravelry ID, Facebook name or your email. If you have already bought the book I want to personally thank each and every one of you for supporting me and my designing. You don't know how much you mean to me! If you love the book please leave a review on Amazon or the Interweave website. Every review counts and I can't thank you enough for the mostly 5* reviews! If you are hearing about this book for the first time you can go to my designer friend, Natalia's Outstanding Crochet blog  to read her review of the book and see the projects on the inside.

The next thing I promised you in celebrating National Crochet Month is a free pattern. Normally, in the past, I have offered something small, like the socks last year or another accessory other years.

1st Choice for your FREE Pattern - Little Black Dress - Beginner Level!
The Little Black Dress is flattering on any size or shape. Since the beginning chain is at the side, the rows are vertical, meaning that if your gauge is off or you feel like you made the wrong size, all you have to do is add or delete rows to get a perfect custom fit! You can't go wrong with my signature Graduated Stitch Method of making garments! 100's of people have written me saying they made their first garment with this easy method (from Crochet That Fits) and they are thrilled how easy it was and how perfect their garment fits. Some of these people have been crocheting for 30 or 40 years and only made afghans and scarves before! This is the whole reason I created this method! If you've made my "Cap Sleeve Top" that was offered as a free pattern when I appeared on the Knit and Crochet Now TV show, I just want you all to know the black dress is made very similar to that.

This year I wanted to offer something a little more special. I have never done this before and got permission from the publisher. I had the delima of either offering the Little Black Dress on the front of Crochet That Fits or the Ivory Shells Sweater on the front ofPositively Crochet. Since I couldn't decide on which one, I had the idea to give you a choice of which pattern you want for free. I will only be offering the pattern for 1 week after this blog post, which will be through March 14. I realize many of you have both books so that wouldn't be a good deal for you, so if you already have those patterns please let me know, and I'll try to come up with a different free pattern. Leave a comment letting me know which pattern you want and I will send it to you by pdf through email. 


2nd Choice for your free pattern - Ivory Shells Sweater


 Ivory colored sweater at right was made with Berroco Softwist (# 4) yarn (no longer available), and blue sweater at let was worked with Caron Simply Soft, also a # 4, but in my opinion works up smaller than a # 4. Both of these sweaters were made in size small and both girls are about a size 2. If you decide to use Simply Soft (# 4) you may need to go up one size in the pattern. A much larger hook was used with the Simply Soft, so make note of that in the pattern. 

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Thanks for stopping by! 
I want to thank Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka for putting this altogether. I know they've worked all year on making it an even bigger and better blog tour.
Go to this link to see the whole schedule of designers and yarn shops featured:
/http://crochetville.com/2016-national-crochet-month-blog-tour-designer-schedule/

If the designers name is not clickable, just put their name in the search space at the top of the Crochetville.com post to obtain easy access to the post featuring them!

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  1. That book looks amazing!! please consider me entered!! @casskilbride (twitter)

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    1. Thanks for visiting! You are entered!

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    2. I love this book, such beautiful work. May I apply?

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    3. Sure you an enter Irish girl, but I need your email and Ravello ID if you are a member.

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  2. I already have both those books, but would love to be entered to win Colorful Crochet Lace. On both fb and Ravelry I'm AmbassadorCrochet

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Kristine! You are now entered!

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  3. I love your book, I would love to be considered. Glad you posted the blog address :). I also would love the little black dress pattern. mderoma@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your interest Maureen! You are now entered in the contest. Please give me a few days to get the pattern to you. I don't even have the pdf from the publisher yet.

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  4. Hi Mary Jane, RADinNH on Ravelry. I would love to be entered in the book giveaway. My boyfriend and I have several of your books and patterns, he is currently working on the skirt pattern in Crochet that Fits. We would love to add this to our library. Robin

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    1. Sure, RADinNH, consider yourself entered! Thanks for your support!

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  5. I'm interested in the book! I've yet to make any apparel, but am super interested!

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    1. btw, I'm mamasquiggles on Ravelry and Pinterest :)

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    2. I would also like the little black dress pattern! My email is margaret.houk@gmail.com

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    3. You're entered, Margaret! If you've never made garments, the Little Black Dress is perfect for you to start on! No increases or decreases!

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  6. Beautiful patterns. I'm trying to move to the next level on my crochet and would love to make some of these. Love the Au Naturel Cropped Top. It would be terrific for my niece (and for me). Please enter me in your contest. My Ravelry ID is Gojints.

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  9. I would love to win this book! I would love the sweater pattern! jackietn on ravelry, @kroshey on twitter.

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    1. You're entred jackie-tn! On the pattern I'm offering for free, it may take me a week or 2 to get the patterns to everyone. I don't even have the pdf from my publisher yet. I do have my originals, but would rather send the one from the book. Thanks,

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  10. I have the book and I like the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern! My Ravelry ID is RitaZimmerman

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    1. Thanks for your support with the book, Blue Dog Art! I'll get the sweat pattern to you as soon as I get it from the publisher, which may be a week or two. Thanks!

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  11. Would love to win the book thanks for the chance and the pattern. I would like the little black dress pattern.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. You're entered Deb! Thanks for visiting! Will get the pattern to you in a week or two. Sorry for the delay. Alot of people have responded, which is great, but it will take me a couple weeks to get the patterns to everyone. I've also been sick with an ear infection and ha entry felt good.

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  12. Would love to win the book thanks for the chance and the pattern. I would like the little black dress pattern.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  13. My ravelry id is spydmom and I would love the little black dress pattern! Your work is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Email is deadfan76@gmail.com

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    2. Thank you for the compliment Jen M-B! Makes my day! I will get the pattern to you as soon as possible.

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  14. It was difficult to choose which pattern I wanted, but I choose the sweater pattern. I don't have your book, but would love to be chosen the winner. Your patterns are awesome! KayP kroshay@hughes.net

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    1. Thanks for the compliment kroshaay! Makds me happy to know people like my designs :) You're entered!

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  15. Gorgeous designs! Please enter me in the giveaway.
    I would like the ivory shells sweater pattern. Thanks for your generosity!
    Ravelry: greyhoundgrandma
    mona at jwhitten.com

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    1. Thank you Mona for the compliment! You're entered and I'll send the pattern as soon as I can.

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  16. I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. I'm cawingcrow on Ravelry. I'd also like the black dress pattern, thanks!

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    1. You're entered cawingcrow! I'll. Get the pattern to you as soon as possible!

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  17. I would like the pattern for the beautiful little black dress. My email is feliciagardenia@gmail.com
    Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Hi Felicia! I'll get the pattern to you in a week or two. Thank for stopping by!

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  18. A friend of mine recently gave me the Crochet That Fits book for my birthday. I'm looking forward to getting started on those lovely projects. I'd love to have the shells sweater pattern. My Ravelry ID is SheMarie007 or email at sstjohn83@gmail.com.

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    1. Glad you like the book, SSinSD! I'll get the sweater to you as soon as I can!
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  19. Oh wow! I just browsed through your books and am in love! I also joined your Ravelry group! I would love to be entered in the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your newest book!! My username on Ravelry is Carbon14. Thank you so much for the free pattern and the chance to win an awesome book!

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    1. Hi Charity! It's nice to have new people introduced to my designs! Glad you like them! I try to please people! You are now entered in the contest. Which pattern do you prefer?

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  20. I would love to be entered to win the book, as well as the pattern for the Ivory Shells Sweater. Thank you. :)

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    1. You're now entered Debbie! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Love your designs! I would like to be entered in the book giveaway, and would like the little black dress pattern.
    RavelryID: Dianetar

    Thank you!
    Diane

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    1. Hi Diane!
      Thanks for the complimdnt! :) you're entered in the giveaway and I'll get the LBD pattern to you in a week or two!

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  22. I would love to be entered! Love your designs. I would like the sweater pattern. Thank you so much,
    Kim Barclay
    kimpage4@yahoo.com

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    1. You're entered Shane!I'll get you the sweater pattern as soon as I get it from the publisher! Thanks for the compliment!

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  23. I would love to be entered in the book drawing. I would also like the sweater pattern. Thanks so much! Email: jowersamanda@aol.com Rav: jowersamanda

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    1. You're entered Amanda!I'll get the sweater pattern to you asap!
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  24. This book looks amazing! I love the designs don't look like knitting's ugly stepchildren. I would like to be entered into the drawing and would love the little black dress pattern. My ravelry username is elmerkitty and my email address is pearsonperfect@frontiernet.net. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Theresa! I'll get the LBD pattern to you asap!

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  25. Hi I would love the little black dress pattern it would look nice for my mom who's dating again at 62 lol thank you
    Quiche

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    1. Thanks for stopping Kecia! The LBD is flattering on every shape and size and SO SO easy to make! Shell love it!

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  26. Please enter me in the contest. My Rav ID is slawson. Thanks!

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  27. I would like to get the pattern for the dress, please. You can e-mail it to me at cyndi4762@aol.com. I would also like to be entered in the book drawing. Thank you so much!!

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    1. You're entered in the drawing Cyndi and I'll get the pattern for the LBD to you in a week or two!
      Thanks for visiting,

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  28. Mary Jane,

    Your designs are so beautiful, and your words are so encouraging! I am so glad to have found your blog, too, as the urge to design has started to creep in, and I have so much to learn from inspirations such as yourself.

    Please enter me in the book drawing. I appreciate the opportunity!

    Thank you and your publisher so much for offering the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern to celebrate NatCroMo 2016! That is the pattern I choose. My Ravelry ID is IvandaVGV.

    Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you for your compliments and encouraging ME Liz! You all keep me going and inspire ME! I have lots of info on designing, as you can see, but I have much more to share on that, but just not enough time. You are entered in the drawing and I'll get the pattern to you as soon as I can.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  29. I like the black dress ravelry name crochetstyles4u and enter me for the giveaway

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    1. You're now entered Davina and the LBD pattern will be coming your way in a week or two!

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    2. What's your email address Davina?

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  30. I would love to be entered in the book drawing. I like making crochet lace. My name is Ann Le Roy on Facebook.

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    1. You're entered into the drawing Ann!I love crochet lace too, as you can tell! Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Please enter me for the giveaway and I would like the little black dress. My ravelry name is scowan4738. I have long wanted to work one of you graduated stitches patterns as I like the idea.

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    1. You're now entered Sharon! You'll love my Graduated Stitch Method of making garments and accessories without having to use increases or decreases! It's so easy and since the beginning chain is at the side, the rows are vertical and if your gauge is off or the size your making doesn't fit, all you have to do is add or delete rows for a perfect custom fit! You'll get the pattern asap.

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  32. Fabulous designs! I'd love to make the Ivory Shells Sweater and be entereed in the drwing fot the book.
    RAV: flyingflower

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    1. You're entered Unknown! Pattern will be on the way soon!

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  33. I would love to receive The Little Black Dress and be entered in the drawing for your fabulous book. My Ravelry name is shescraftyab. My email is Sheila.miller@shaw.ca

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    1. You're entered Sheila! Thanks for the compliment! You'll get the pattern asap!

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  34. Thank you for offering this opportunity. I would love to be entered to win the book, and to receive the pattern for the little black dress. I'd love to give your patterns a try. Your work is lovely! You can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/twin3rd. I'm also on Ravelry as twin3rd. Thanks again!

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    1. Hi twin3rd,
      Thanks for the compliment! You're now entered and will get your pattern soon!

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  35. Stunning patterns! I would love to see more and be entered in this giveaway for the little black dress pattern, and the book. These are all books I'd like in my collection! I've been crocheting and designing for 48 years. I love your beautiful designs! My Facebook is Cheri Lowery.

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    1. Thank you so much Cheriton for your sweet, kind words! you're entered in the giveaway and will get your pattern asap!

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  36. Stunning patterns! I would love to see more and be entered in this giveaway for the little black dress pattern, and the book. These are all books I'd like in my collection! I've been crocheting and designing for 48 years. I love your beautiful designs! My Facebook is Cheri Lowery.

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  37. Both are lovely and hard to decide..so I go with ivory sweater. My ravelry id is sskcraftshop and email is sskcraftshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'll send you the sweater pattern as soon as I get it from the publisher! Thanks for visiting!

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  38. Thanks for offering these items. Your work is amazing. Please add me for a chance to win the book.
    Also, please send me a copy of the pattern for Little Black Dress to white062906@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for the compliment Jennifer! You are now entered and will be receiving your free pattern in the next 2 weeks. Thanks for visiting!

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  39. Thank you SO much for offering the free pattern ... I would love the Little Black Dress sent to me. I would also appreciate being included in the giveaway for a chance to win your Colorful Crochet Lace book. My email address is sylharv1002@hotmail.com. Thank you again!!

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    1. You're very welcome Grammy and are now entered! Will send the pattern asap!

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  40. I would love the pattern for the little black dress, it's adorable and I've not tried the graduated stitch pattern before. email: drgnldy71@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you drgnldy! You'll love the method! Your pattern will get to you within 10 days hopefully!

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  41. I would love the Little Black Dress pattern!!! <3 And please enter me for the book, too. <3 Your designs are captivating!

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    1. Midawi50@hotmail.com is my email address. :)

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    2. Thank you SO much Michelle! You're entered and will get the pattern asap! Thanks for stopping by!

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  42. I'd love to try out the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern and enter to win your new book! I'm anng27 on Ravelry.

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    1. You're now entered! Pattern coming soon!

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  43. All of this is so amazing!! I would love to be entered to win your book! And I would love to try out the little black dress pattern please. My Ravelry username is jld2247 and my email is i_love_books at aol dot com
    Thank you so much!!
    --Jess D

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    1. Thank you for making me smile Jessie! you are entered and will receive the pattern asap!

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  44. Hi! My name is Kathryn Corbitt. I would love to be entered to win your book! Your designs are beautiful. I would also love to have your little black dress pattern. Thank you for your generosity! My ravelry id is Katykity.

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    1. You're welcome Kathryn! Happy to do so! You're entered to win the book and will get the pattern to you as soon as I can,

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  45. You have beautiful designs! Please enter me into the drawing for your wonderful book.
    It really is difficult to choose which pattern as they are both so pretty. I would love to work up your "black dress" pattern and appreciate your generosity. My email is etpetrino@verizon.net.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for the compliment Teresa! You are entered and will get the LBD pattern within the next 10 days, hopefully :)

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  46. Looks like a great book! Please enter me into the drawing for your new book!
    ladyp34@hotmail.com

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  47. I would love to have the little black dress pattern. It is gorgeous!
    Qoe696@gmail.com. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Beth! Please be patient on receiving the pattern :) I don't even have the pattern from the publisher yet and a lot more people responded than I expectd! I'm happy though!

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  48. I would like the shells sweater (bones.scotchman@gmail.com) please and thank you. I'm also interested in your book giveaway -Rav Id; MiyaB

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    1. You're now entered to win the book Miya! The pattern is coming asap!

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  49. I would also love to enter the giveaway ! RAV : daniixcupeycake

    Thank you !

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  50. I HAVE...AND LOVE THE BOOK WITH THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS . SO I WOULD LOVE THE SHELLS SWEATER. THANK YOU juliamaitchell1962@gmail.com

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    1. You got it Judy! Thanks for supporting me and my books!

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  51. I would love to receive the Little Black Dress Pattern

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  52. I'd also like to receive the book so please consider me entered....CEAMommy on Ravelry! Thanks

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    1. You're entered Tammy and you'll get the dress pattern as soon as I can get it from the publisher.

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  53. I would like a chance to win Colorful Crochet Lace, as well as the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern. FrauNeidel on Ravelry. Thank you for your generosity! Your designs are so lovely!

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Christine! You're entered in the drawing and will get the pattern as soon as I can get everything together to send,

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  54. I've had my eye on your books since you were on the Yarn Thing podcast a while back! Please enter me in the giveaway and I'd LOVE the Ivory Shells Sweater on the front of Positively Crochet, lauralaney at gmail.com. My ravelry ID is lauralaney. Looking forward to trying this pattern since we are going in to winter here! Thanks!

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    1. You're entered in the giveaway Laura and will get your pattern as soon as I can get it from the publisher. Hopefully within 2 weeks!

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  55. Please enter me into the drawing for the book. I'd love to have the black dress pattern.

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    1. You're now entered crazyknitter! The LBD pattern will be on its way soon!

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  56. Congratulations on another book,I would love to enter for the book but the pattern for the little black dress will be grate.

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    1. You're entered Itown! The little black dress is a good choice!

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  57. I would be very pleased to get the Ivory Shells Sweater. Thank you.

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    1. Great Chris. It'll be on its way soon!

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  58. I am in awe of your work, gorgeous patterns, I would love The Little Black Dress and please enter me to win Colorful Crochet Lace. e-mail child.of.god4ever@hotmail.com Thank you so much and God bless!

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    1. Thank you Karen! So happy you like my patterns! :) the pattern will be sent as soon as I can get it from the publisher. God bless you too!

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  59. I have not yet tried a dress pattern so the little black dress looks like fun. It looks beautiful! Thanks

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    1. It's a great choice vetnurse, especially since it'll be your first time to make a dress! It's so incredibly easy!

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  60. I already have both of these books, so a different pattern would be nice.
    I also already have Colorful Crochet Lace. Good luck to the lucky winner of this book giveaway, whoever it may be.

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    1. Oh, that's great Marsha! Thank you so much for your support :) you can look at my patterns for sale here on the blog and let me know which one you want.

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  61. Congratulations on your new book. These look amazing. I would love the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern. I try to learn new crochet techniques and the idea of being able to make a garment without increasing or decreasing is of great interest to me. My email is: ragdiann88@aol.com -Thank you.

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      I just want to make sure you understand that the Ivory Shells Sweater is not made with my Graduated Stitch method without using increases or decreases. The little black dress uses that method though. Do you still want the sweater pattern?

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  62. I would love to be entered for the give away & would like the little black dress pattern. How generous of you thanks! I am beewoman on rav or ledfordtwo@gmail

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    1. You're entered Jamie (my daughters name) and I think you'll love the LBD!

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  63. I would love to be entered for the give away & would like the little black dress pattern. How generous of you thanks! I am beewoman on rav or ledfordtwo@gmail

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  64. Hi, I would love, love, love to win this book; your work is stunning. My email address is njh2729@comcast.net and my Ravelry id is njh2729. I would love the Ivory Shells Sweater pattern. Thank you so much. :-)

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Nora! Makes me smile :) you'll get the pattern as soon as I can get it from the publisher.

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  65. I've checked this book out from our library. I'd love to have a copy of my very own. Please enter me. (dbostron on ravelry)Your graduated stitch method is brilliant.

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  66. i would love to be in the giveaway but would love the flattering crochet black dress. thanks so much for such awesome patterns!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!you're entered in the giveaway and will get the LBD pattern soon!

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  67. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Colorful Crochet Lace. I love the patterns you shared on the NatCroMo post.

    Jane Bratton
    tntchr on Ravelry

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  69. I would love to be entered in the book giveaway, and choose the little black dress pattern, please.

    girliefriend on rav

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  70. Thank you I would like the Little Black Dress. I would also like to enter the giveaway. Thank you so much. Ravelry is snowball94 or email lhadley@ec.rr.com

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    1. You're entered Lori! Thanks for stopping by. The pattern will get to you soon :)

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  71. Thank you! I've admired the little black dress for a long time and would love the pattern for that one! Mhendra on ravelry. Please enter me in the giveaway for your new book!

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  72. Hi Mary Jane, I would love to be entered in your book giveaway. And I would also LOVE a pdf of Ivory Shells Sweater. I am Spearmint on Ravelry. Thank you so much! And I love your fashion trend updates. Please keep those coming!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! Happy you like my blog too. You're entered and will receive the pattern soon!

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  73. Hi
    I would like to be entered to win the book as I have the positively crochet and love it. Can I have the little black dress please. My Facebook and Ravelry name is BettinaCrochet.
    Thank you

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    1. Sure Bettina, the LBD it is! You're entered I the giveaway!

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  74. I would like to be entered for the book giveaway. I would like the Little Black Dress. My ravelry name is airamaria

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  75. Beautiful designs!! Would love the pattern for The Little Black Dress!! Thank you so much for your generosity!! Regina...sassyblue24@aol.com

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  76. Your book looks amazing! Please enter me in the giveaway. My email is: dwesener@hotmail.com. I'd love the Little Black Dress pattern. Thanks so much!

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  77. That little black dress pattern looks amazing! That is the one I choose, please. And I'd also liked to be entered into your book drawing. Thanks! sarahtx2al@gmail.com

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  78. I would love to win your book. And I would love the little black dress pattern. Thank you! francieg@juno.com

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    1. I entered you Francie! And I hope you love the LBD pattern!

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  79. I would love to be entered to win Colorful Crochet Lace. It has been on my wishlist since it came out! And thank you so much for offering a free pattern. I would love the Ivory Shells Sweater. I am HulaSumi on Ravelry.

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    1. That makes me feel great! You're entered I the drawing and will get your pattern soon,

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  80. I would love to create the ivory shells sweater. Thank you so much. Also would like entry for the book giveaway.

    Thank you. crotique@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome Miss Owens! You're entered and will send you the pattern asap.

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  81. I would love to enter the drawing for your new book, It strikes me as a great one to add to my review list.
    I am so torn as to the free pattern you are offering, I adore them both. Why don't you surprise me. My skill level is sufficient for either, and I have people in my life who would enjoy both. indulge.becky@gmail.com

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    1. You're entered Becky! If you don't win, the publisher would probably send you one to review. A pattern will be sent to you ASAP :)

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  82. Thank you so much for your generosity, I would love to be entered for consideration to win your book and I would love the Ivory shells sweater pattern. Ravelry I'D: DebbieDianne
    Thank you again!

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    1. You're welcome Debbie! You're entered in the drawing and will get the pattern in the next 2 weeks, hopefully!

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  83. Thank you so much for your generosity, I would love to be entered for consideration to win your book and I would love the Ivory shells sweater pattern. Ravelry I'D: DebbieDianne
    Thank you again!

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  84. Thank you so much for your generosity, I would love to be entered for consideration to win your book and I would love the Ivory shells sweater pattern. Ravelry I'D: DebbieDianne
    Thank you again!

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  85. Thank you so much for offering this! Would love to try the Little Black dress pattern and be entered in the draw for your book. Ravelry name is sakitt

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    1. No problem Sheri! Happy to do so! You are enter in the drawing now and will get the pattern soon!

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  86. I would love to have the pattern for the Little Black Dress. My Ravelry ID is webpossum. Thanks so much!!!

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    1. You're welcome Nancy! Makes me happy to do this! The LBD pattern will get to you as soon as I get it from the publisher!

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  87. Thank you for this generous offering. I'd love to have your book (please enter me in the contest). The cover sweater looks so comfy and classic I think YES! Must make that! Choosing the pattern---hmm---dress, no sweater, no dress...Well, since I seldom wear dresses Ivory Shells Sweater Please. Thank you. Merci. Email mlc4123.mc@gmail.com Thanks again.

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    1. Ha ha! Hope you'll like the sweater! You're entered and you're welcome!

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  88. the Little black dress is gorgeous! My Ravelry ID is Judichan. Can't wait to make it, thanks a million!

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    1. Thank you Judichan! The pattern will be sent asap!

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  89. Would love the little black dress pattern! My ravelry ID is BrandonMom. My email is brandonmom@yahoo.com

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  90. Thank you for being on the blog tour, Mary Jane! I would like to have the LBD pattern. :-)

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    1. You're welcome Donna! You'll get the pattern in the next couple of weeks!I don't have it from the publisher yet!I didn't expect all these comments but am SO happy!

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  91. Wow, you are being overwhelmed with requests! But that is because you are such a great designer-even my fussy daughter loves ballet top I made for her. Would love little black dress pattern for me when you get them in. Thanks Julee12@aol.com

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    1. Yes, Julee! It's overwhelming but great that so many people have responded!thank you for the compliment, you'll get the pattern soon.

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  92. Please enter me in the drawing. And the pattern for the little black dress would be great. Thanks! deanna201 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're entered J! The LBD pattern will get to you as soon as I can get it all together!

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  93. Such lovely patterns you have!!! I would LOVE the little black dress pattern<3
    ginaparrinello@hotmail.com
    Thank you so much!!!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Gina! The LBD is a great choice! Wouldn't it be great if someone wanted to start a crochet along for this? It's so easy!

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  94. I would love to learn this method of constructing a garment. I would love the black dress. Thank you do much.
    Lori

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    1. Great choice LoriRuth! I think you'll love my Graduated Stitch Method! It's incredibly easy and the results are guaranteed to fit and flatter you!

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  95. I would love to have the little black dress please

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  96. Sure Joan. Can you leave your email and Ravello ID?

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  97. This comment is for everyone who made a comment on this post, who entered the drawing to win the book and who is asking for a particular pattrrn. First of all I want to say thanks to each and everyone of you who visited my blog and made a comment! Even though I got permission from the publisher, I have not had them send me the patterns yet. One reason is because I have been sick with a bad sinus infection along with an ear infection and just haven't felt good. I have my original patterns, but would like to send the one in the final form that was sent to the printer. These books were published in 2007 and 2008, but they should still have them. If for some reason these a problem in getting it from them, (even though they approved me doing this), I will just send my own original that has not been condensed by the tech editor. Please be patient as I get the patterns to you all.
    I also want to say if you have not left your email address, please do so because that's the way I'll be sending you the pattern. I know this may seem like a bother to you that I did not post the patterns to this post. I have a reason for that. I'm being very careful because these so much pattern theft and this is a better /safer way to do it in my opinion (to send by email). And this way i know who is getting the pattrrns.

    Thanks for visiting my blog on the blog tour and participating! I appreciate all your sweet comments too, and for supporting me as a designer!

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  98. This comment is for everyone who made a comment on this post, who entered the drawing to win the book and who is asking for a particular pattrrn. First of all I want to say thanks to each and everyone of you who visited my blog and made a comment! Even though I got permission from the publisher, I have not had them send me the patterns yet. One reason is because I have been sick with a bad sinus infection along with an ear infection and just haven't felt good. I have my original patterns, but would like to send the one in the final form that was sent to the printer. These books were published in 2007 and 2008, but they should still have them. If for some reason these a problem in getting it from them, (even though they approved me doing this), I will just send my own original that has not been condensed by the tech editor. Please be patient as I get the patterns to you all.
    I also want to say if you have not left your email address, please do so because that's the way I'll be sending you the pattern. I know this may seem like a bother to you that I did not post the patterns to this post. I have a reason for that. I'm being very careful because these so much pattern theft and this is a better /safer way to do it in my opinion (to send by email). And this way i know who is getting the pattrrns.

    Thanks for visiting my blog on the blog tour and participating! I appreciate all your sweet comments too, and for supporting me as a designer!

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  99. I would love the little black dress pattern. It looks like it would work on a lot of body types and be a fun pattern. My email is softie0320@gmail.com
    Thank you

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    1. That's great Unknown! Yes, it is flattering on everyone!

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