Imagical Seasons Crochet Pattern Book GIVEAWAY and Blog Tour

Updated 7-21-2015: — We have a couple of giveaway winners!

Maria commented,

I love the apron top of the volumen 2 and the boleros of volume 1. Both to crochet for mg niece. But in general I loved your designs!!

Maria, congrats on winning Imagical Seasons Crochet volume 1, the spring patterns!

Sara commented,

The headband and lace edgings are really cute! I like the pink lace top for girls, too.

Sara, congrats on winning Imagical Seasons Crochet volume 1, the summer patterns!

Maria and Sara, please be sure to check your email ASAP (including your spam folder, just in case.) I’m hoping to hear back from you before 7-23-2015 at midnight, Eastern time, to confirm your contact information and other details. After I hear back from you, I will forward your info to the book’s publicist so she can connect you with your copy of the book you won.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the giveaway! Please know that I really appreciate your interest, and I also really appreciate the great response from all of you. Your presence here in this community means a lot to me and Mike!

Welcome to, the First Stop on Alla Koval's Blog Tour for the Imagical Seasons Crochet Pattern Books

Hello everyone! Today is July 13, 2015 and you’ve arrived at the first stop on the blog tour for two of Alla Koval’s latest crochet pattern books. These books are the first two publications in a series called “Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12.”

Do you enjoy any of the following?

  • Crocheting lovely baby blankets or coverlets
  • Crocheting gorgeous, feminine lace projects
  • Crocheting clothing or accessories for girls aged 2-12
  • Crocheting projects for warm-weather using spring or summer crochet patterns

If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, I think you’re going to want to get in on this giveaway — and you’ll probably also want to take a closer look at these two new crochet pattern collections that offer you the opportunity to enjoy all of the above options.

Volume 1 of the Imagical Seasons collection is devoted to spring crochet patterns, and Volume 2 is devoted to summer crochet patterns. These books are delightful compilations of lovely, lacy projects including baby blankets, girls’ accessories, girls’ clothing, and components like lace edgings and motifs.

These books include helpful, detailed instructions including symbol crochet charts, schematics and written instructions. So whichever type of instructions you prefer, you’re covered.

Want more info about these books? Please be sure to take a look at my detailed book reviews and the product detail pages at

What We’re Giving Away:

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Volume 1, Spring; and another lucky winner will receive a copy of Volume 2, Summer, compliments of the publisher and Alla Koval. The giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law. Winners in the USA and Canada can choose between a paperback copy of the book or a digital copy. Winners outside the USA will receive digital downloads. Winners are responsible for paying any taxes or duties that may be imposed in their country or area.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

The winner will be randomly selected from among qualifying comments on this blog post.

Want to win one of these books? Here’s how to get your entries in the drawings:

  • Take a look at my reviews and the Amazon product pages, linked above.
  • Come back to this page and leave a comment telling us which project in each book you’d be most excited to make!
  • To get up to two extra entries in the giveaway, you can post a link to my book reviews of the Imagical Seasons crochet books in your crochet blog, craft blog or personal blog — then leave an additional comment on this post letting me know where to find your links.

  • Be sure to include a functioning email address (one that you actually check!) when you comment — so we have a way to contact you if you win the book. If you enter your email address in the spot where our blogging software directs you to enter it, it will not be displayed with your comment. For your own privacy, PLEASE do not put your email address in the text of your actual comment.
  • Post your comment any time before July 19, 2015 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time.)
  • If all goes according to plan, we’ll contact the winners by email shortly thereafter — and I’ll try my best to announce the winners on the blog sometime the week of July 20th. I ask that you have patience if the announcement is not made immediately. I am pregnant, and it’s close to the time of my baby’s due date. If my little one decides to make an unexpected early appearance, there will be a delay in making the announcement. Thanks so much for your understanding.

More Highlights From the Blog Tour:

  • Click here to check out some insights crochet designer Alla Koval has shared about this brand new series of crochet pattern books — plus bunches of other interesting tips and tidbits that any crochet enthusiast will find helpful. Alla discusses a variety of topics, including tips for new crocheters, insights about what it’s like to write a book, and the scoop on some of her absolute favorite crochet resources. You won’t want to miss this!

  • SPECIAL DEAL for Blog Tour Participants! — Buy the print edition for $24.95 and receive the digital download for free (retail value $19.95). To take advantage of this deal, use promo code IMAGICAL.
  • Best wishes to all of you with your giveaway entries! Can’t wait to see who the winners will be — and best of all, I cannot wait to see the fabulous projects y’all will be crocheting once you get your hands on these beautiful patterns.


    Amy Solovay

    Photo Credits: Book cover photos are courtesy of Alla Koval/

    Disclosure: The publisher provided me with a review copy of these books. I’ve done my best to express my honest, carefully-considered opinion about the books on this page and in my review. There is no financial relationship, or for that matter any relationship, between me and the publisher, or between me and the author. The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links.

23 thoughts on “Imagical Seasons Crochet Pattern Book GIVEAWAY and Blog Tour

  • July 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    In the first book, I would choose the baby blankets – in the second book, I would choose the tropicale coverup. Lovely patterns.

  • July 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I love the apron top of the volumen 2 and the boleros of volume 1. Both to crochet for mg niece. But in general I loved your designs!!

  • July 14, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Such cute patterns in each book. I think I would make the tutti fruiti blanket from the first book and the daisy cap from the second book. These would be my first projects from the books. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • July 15, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Such cute patterns. I don;t have extra money for yarn, but I’d love to crochet if I did!

    • July 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Phyllis,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate your interest!

      I really want you to know that you DO NOT NEED YARN in order to crochet. Sure, yarn is nice to have, but it isn’t a necessity. There are lots of other things people use to crochet with, including strips of fabric cut from old sheets and clothes, or cut up plastic grocery bags.

      Here are links to a couple of articles I wrote on the topic.

      Crocheting Without Yarn

      Fabric Crochet

      Many of my readers find themselves in the same situation you do. They want to crochet, but they have no yarn budget. Some of them have solved this problem by joining a charity crochet group at their local senior center. In some cases, not all, the senior center provides donated yarn for people to work with.

      When you’re first learning to crochet, yarn is the easiest material to use. So if you can manage to join a group that does offer donated yarn, it would give you an advantage when learning. However, there are plenty of people who learned how to crochet without yarn, using either plastic bags, fabrics or some other free material they figured out.

      I know of several homeless people who crochet. Once they have a couple of hooks to work with (a couple of dollars each) they don’t buy a thing. They use whatever is available to them, usually grocery bags. Not only that, they make some really amazing projects to sell — usually beautiful purses and tote bags — so that their creativity can even become a source of income for them.

      Last, I just want to wrap things up by saying, if you really want to do this, you can do it!
      Best wishes,

      • July 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        There are lots of places to find cheap yarn to start off on. Most of those early projects aren’t ones you end up keeping. Thrift stores, senior center sales, yard sales, and lots of other places often offer yarn at greatly reduced prices. I’ve bought Caron pounders never touched still in their packages for $.50 because people just are tired of the yarn and want to dump it at senior center sales and yard sales.

        I also have picked up yarn from groups who want me to crochet for their charity. I’ve made a few shawls for our Church’s prayer shawl ministry with donated yarn.

        By the way welcome to Crochetville’s Blog Link.

  • July 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Amy, I love the patterns in both the spring and summer books, but I’m really hoping to win a copy of the spring book because it has so many patterns I could make right now. I’d start with the jardin cowl — love the look of your WIP and feel super inspired to make one for each of my 2 daughters. Then maybe one for myself too (if I could figure out the sizing?) I’d also love to make all the blankets from both books.

    Also just wanted to say thanks to both Alla and Amy for pointing me in the direction of the puff stitch. I didn’t realize it was reversible, never tried it before. Will be useful in my charity crochet work because I make a lot of scarves. Amy, I tried your puff stitch tutorial after seeing it mentioned in your last newsletter and I’m hooked! Thank you for the clear instructions.

  • July 18, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Wow! Gorgeous designs! I especially like the spring lace top and bolero and the summer azure wrap. I have a two year old GD who would look adorable in some of these.

  • July 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    The headband and lace edgings are really cute! I like the pink lace top for girls, too.

  • July 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Thought I don’t have any babies around atm, I would love to work up the beautiful Hugs of Love Blanket. Maybe could store it until I become a GREAT grandmother? (many yrs from now. Something that I could make/use right away would be the Azure Wrap. Although today does not feel much like summer, I am sure it will be back again in a few days.

  • July 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I love the baby blankets in volume one, I have two sister-in-laws who are pregnant right now and they would make lovely gifts. In volume two I liked the Petaline Dress & Poncho, I have a nine year old niece who would love it.

  • July 18, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I have several granddaughters. Two would like the bolero top and one would love the crochet top. Those would be the ones I would try.

  • July 19, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I love the Silverlace Blanket! Great pattern!

  • July 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    From Spring Crochet I’d make the Parfait Headband since my daughter barely has any hair (!) and from Summer Crochet I’d make the Azure Wrap.

  • July 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I’d make the blankets first, then work my way through some of the other projects from either book. I’d love to own both books.

  • July 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    From the spring book I think I’d like to make the Parfait bolero and from the summer book the Petaline dress.

    Knitting has always been by preferred craft, but when I see patterns like these I realise I should crochet more often and not restrict myself to “crochet for blankets, knitting for garments” as much as I do. Thanks for stimulating my imagination.

  • July 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Amy I’m so glad I checked my email before going to bed!!! Thanks for your newsletter and the giveaway!!! I always look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to.

    From the summer book, I want to make that millefiori top for my daughter. Maybe 2 of them in different colors. Really adorable pattern.

    From the spring book, it’s hard to pick a pattern to start with. They’re all so cute. I’d use those edging patterns for bunches of things. But to start with maybe I’d do a jardin cowl, or some of those cute cuffs. Really pretty stuff!!!

  • July 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    So just wondering, which do you think are the easiest patterns in these books? I haven’t been crocheting long so those are probably the ones I’d start with. Love the Tropicale cover but not sure if it’s beyond my skill level. Maybe the jardin cowl.

    Also Amy been meaning to email you to say thx for your pattern recommendations on the cat blankets. Loved your suggestions and I am planning to download a couple after I’m done with my sister’s wedding next week.

  • July 19, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Definitely the BLANKETS! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • July 19, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I have 2 boys but my sister just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 6 months ago. So I’d make the sakura top for my niece. If I start now, maybe I’ll be done with it by the time she’s 2, haha. From the other book, that cute poncho.

  • July 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    1) Silverlace blanket
    2) Tutti fruitti blanket
    both for charity

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  • July 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    From the spring volume, I’d make the azure wrap and from the summer volume, several parfait headbands. For my daughter. Love that stitch on the jardin cowl, so might try that too.

  • July 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Great giveaway, thanks Amy & Alla. My #1 choice is the parfait bolero. AND I’d love to get my hands on those edging patterns because I need to put borders on several blankets I am finishing up, and one of those might just work.

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