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Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking – New Pattern Giveaway!

Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking – New Pattern Giveaway!

I’ve always wanted to make crochet Christmas stockings. Yes, I love crochet, but I don’t offer much in the decor department when it comes to crochet patterns. Christmas, on the other hand, is the perfect time to offer hand-made gifts and decorate your abode in crochet goodies to your hearts content!

I’m usually a season behind when I design, and good ideas come to me only just after the perfect timing to release them: sun hats in fall, leg warmers in summer, sweaters in spring. But, this Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking set, I believe, is being offered at exactly the perfect time! So, let’s celebrate this release with one of two giveaways:

1) Pin it to win it!

Using the pinterest button on this post, pin the below image! I’ll randomly choose 1 successful pinner to win a free copy of this pattern. Please comment below to let me know why I should pick you to win!

Pin it to win it winner is: Rhonda Humphreys!

CONTACT ME before 9.22.2013 to claim your prize!

2) Share it to win it!

Check out my post for this pattern on facebook. Click the facebook share button on that post to help spread the word about this great new pattern design! Be sure to comment on the post too, and let me know why I should pick you to win! I’ll randomly choose 1 successful share to win a free copy of this pattern.

Share it to win it winner is: Crocheted Creations by Teresa

CONTACT ME before 9.22.2013 to claim your prize!

1 winner will be chosen for each above; there will be 2 winners total. Winners will be randomly chosen in 24 hours (9.19.2013 @ 9:00 AM, MST), and their names will be posted as an update to this blog post. Once named, winners have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize or this offer is totally void. Not chosen as a winner? This pattern will be released in all my pattern shops on 19 September at 10:00 AM, MST. Enjoy!

Didn’t win?

Get 30% off this pattern with code JOLLY30 in my Ravelry shop until 22 September!

Get 30% off this pattern in my Craftsy shop (no coupon needed!) until 22 September!

ETSY | RAVELRY | CRAFTSY

Jolly & Bright Christmas Stocking Crochet Pattern | 3 Sizes: Skinny, Medium, Large

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New Pattern Giveaway | eBook Goods for Guys

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New Pattern Giveaway | eBook Goods for Guys

I’ve always received great feedback about my eBooks! New customers love that they provide a variety of my work for them to consider, and fans always enjoys that I compile a hand full of specific patterns into one neat package at one low price!

My latest eBook is the Goods for Guys pack, and includes the teen / adult versions of my Beard & Bonus Beanie, Unise(X) Beanie, Side Tab (mini) Slouch, and Simple Slouch hat styles. This is a great collection of modern crochet styles for men, and the eBook is currently on sale in my Ravelry and Craftsy shops until Friday, 28 June !

Want a chance to win the FULL pattern for all the styles in my Goods for Guys eBook? Yes, the complete version, to include every size, of each style listed in the eBook! Good! I’m running a GIVEAWAY on my fanpage and entries will be accepted until this Friday, 28 June! ¬†3 winners will be randomly selected, and announced right here as an update to this blog post. Once named, they have 24 hours to claim their prize or my offer is totally void. Enjoy ūüėČ

UPDATE: 28 June, 2013, 10:00 AM MST

Winners are as follows, and have 24 hours to contact me and claim their prize or this offer is totally void: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk

1. Michelle Ferguson

2.  Alycia Boyle

3.  Natalia Moratti

Baca Creations | Beard & Bonus Beanie

Baca Creations | Beard & Bonus Beanie

Baca Creations |Unise(x) Beanie

Baca Creations |Unise(x) Beanie

Baca Creations | Side Tab Mini Slouch

Baca Creations | Side Tab Mini Slouch

Baca Creations | Simple Slouch

Baca Creations | Simple Slouch

eBook Goods for Guys | Baca Creations Crochet Patterns

eBook Goods for Guys | Baca Creations Crochet Patterns

Design Wars 3 Pattern Giveaway | Winners Announced!

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Design Wars 3 Pattern Giveaway | Winners Announced!

Design Wars 3 is coming to a close, and the winner will be announced shortly in issue #5 of our Newsletter! You can sign up to receive our newsletter issues as they are released, or you can check our blog schedule for release dates to read them at your leisure! If you are interested in seeing all the crochet patterns derived from our Design Wars Challenges, you can find them all right here.

I ran a giveaway during our voting period to help spark interest in our forum, get fans to vote, and help circulate the release of my Midsummer Wrap!  The giveaway ended yesterday and these 10 winners are all eligible to receive 1 free copy of my Design Wars 3 Pattern | the Midsummer Wrap:

Winners now have 24 hours from now (2 June, 2013, 9:00 AM, MST) to contact me to claim their prize, or this offer is totally void. If you are named above, please e-mail me: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk.

Rhondda Winn-Mol – Claimed!

Beth Masog – Claimed!

Darlene MacDonald – Claimed!

Heather Evans – Claimed!

New winners were drawn! on 6/3/2013 @ 9:00 AM MST  Рyou have 24 hours to contact me and claim your prize: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk
1. Michelle Mitchell

2.  Lisa Dean РClaimed!

3.  Katy Bouthillette

4.  Angelynn Harrison-Satterwhite

5.  Kelly Gladstone РClaimed!

6.  Jackie Ramsdell РClaimed!

My Midsummer Wrap pattern is available in my Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy stores. Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of my dear friend Kimberly Dierkhising Photography.

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Hmmmmm, working on something that me thinks will be offered for FREE. Who’s interested?

Hmmmmm, working on something that me thinks will be offered for FREE. Who’s interested?

Market Tote Wine PIN to WIN

Please help me to circulate the release of this exciting new pattern that is now available in all of my pattern shops!

To enter, simply pin this image with the caption:

¬†“I Want to win this Baca Creations Wine Market Tote!‚ÄĚ

Entries of this nature will be accepted until 3.24.2013, and a winner will be randomly selected via this link to assure the pin is sourced from this blog entry. Winner will be notified by way of

1) a comment on their pin,

2) a follow up on this blog post, and

3) a notification on my facebook fan page,

and will be given 36 hours to respond and claim their prize!

You are entering to win a Baca Creations (Crochet By Salena Baca) original Wine Market Tote, 100% cotton; retail value $18.00. No substitutions or cash value. Good luck!

Update 3.24.2013 @ 8:05 AM MST

And the winner is… Elizabeth Aris!

Elizabeth, please contact me via e-mail within the following 36 hours to claim your prize: BacaCreations@yahoo.co.uk.

Thanks to everyone for participating to help circulate the release of my newest pattern; your support means everything! I hope you enjoy this pattern, now available in all of my pattern shops:

Etsy

Ravelry

Craftsy

(Da) Bomb-Shell Scarf

(Da) Bomb-Shell Scarf

Have you tried this free pattern yet? Download your copy now (I’m trying out some new sharing techniques). Thank you, enjoy!

(Da Bomb) Shell Scarf 1

(Da) Bomb-Shell Scarf

Design Wars II – REVEAL & VOTE!

Design Wars II – REVEAL & VOTE!

Here they are; the long awaited, anticipated garments from our Design Wars II Challengers! Please review each of the submissions, then vote to let us know who you think should be crowned the Design Wars II Challenge Winner!

Voting is open until February 24th (MST), and the Design Wars II Challenger with the most votes will be named on February 25th! You can cast your vote once every 12 hours, so set your watch and get your vote on!

Entries will also be taken for our Red Heart Yarns $150 Prize Pack until February 24th, so don’t miss out on that opportunity!

Thanks to everyone for the love, support, and dedication! We hope you have enjoyed following our progress!

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Important Note: Pattern Value

Important Note: Pattern Value

After much thought and consideration I’ve concluded that the retail price of some of my patterns are not reflective of their value. On average I put between 20 – 50 hours of work into a pattern design; that begins with the initial concept, and continues until the final edit is published!

For example, my free (Da Bomb!) Shell Scarf began as a special order request from a friend, and here is how it came together:

1 hour: sketched out a design

2 hours: researched the stitch and garment construction

1 hour: made a few pattern swatches of the sketch for gauge

8 hours: personally tested each one of the three sizes the pattern instructs

1 hour: took photos of my garments and edited them

4 hours: constructed the file layout of the design and wrote the patterns

3 hours: called for pattern testers, interacted with them, modified my design

2 hours: marketed the design on various forums

1 hour: posted the pattern for FREE on all of my pattern forums.

That’s an estimated 23 hours toward this one pattern that I then offered for free – Why? To show that my patterns are quality, modern, original, easy to comprehend and follow, and valuable!

Valuable? Yes! Back to my conclusion…

I feel that my current retail price of $3.00 per pattern is not a proper representation of my value. Therefore, I have decided to create three price categories: Free, $3.00, $5.00.

While some of my more complex and unique styles (Swirl Shell Snail or Goods For Gals eBook) may be adjusted to reflect their value, quite a few of my styles will remain more modestly priced in the $3.00 category. So, as I release new pattern styles, and renovate my current ones to my modern new format, I will be categorizing them according to their complexity, uniqueness, and ease.

A lot of time, skill, research, time, resources, and time goes into every one of my pattern designs, so I thank you for your continued interest and support in Baca Creations Crochet! If you are a brand new fan, I encourage you to try all of my free pattern designs to see for yourself!

Thank you – peace, love, light, happiness!!!

Salena

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