Thursday, September 22, 2011

Toddler Crochet Mary Janes Pattern Up Next!! Here's your chance to get them FREE!

This give away contest has ENDED!  Thank you for all who entered!  My next blog post will announce the winners!

This is by far my most requested by customers... toddler sizes for my shoes.

So, I've been working on it.  Aaaand working on it. And working on it some more. ;)

My very first baby booties were the Baby Ribbon Maryjanes.   Remember these?



These are the shoes that started it all.  My very first written pattern. ;)   I was determined to make a cute pair of shoes for my newborn baby girl, and EVERY bootie pattern I tried, I hated.  Most of them turned out looking like boats.  And the ones that didn't had double soles, which took A LONG TIME to make.   I just KNEW there had to be a better way.
My friends and family watched on facebook as I posted picture after picture after picture of booties.  I made booties over and over, again and again.  I'd change one little thing, on the next pair, I'd change something else.  It is THIS pattern that finally came about after literally HUNDREDS of booties. ;)  My poor friend Kim, owner of My Crimson Clover, was crocheting along side me a LOT during that time had to hear me talk about nothing but booties for MONTHS.
It is still my favorite pattern, the one I am most fiercely proud of.  So my newborn baby was 3 months old before she had her shoes, LOL, but in the end, they were perfect (for me.)

So of course, I had to write my ribbon maryjanes in toddler sizes before any of my other shoes.

And here we go crochet lovers!!

TODDLER RIBBON MARYJANES!!!

   The pattern for these beautiful little shoes was written with my favorite yarn, Caron Simply Soft  (click here to go to the Caron Website).  The pattern is written in 4 sizes and range from a U.S. toddler size 6 to 11. (fits a 5" to 6.25" foot).

I am super proud of this design.  It didn't take quite as long or as much work as my first pattern.... but close to it!
I am a perfectionist when it comes to my patterns, and these little shoes just HAD to fit a little girls foot PERFECTLY.  No gaps, they needed to be able to "move" with the foot, and be able to be slipped on and off, as the ribbon secures the strap to the shoe, just like my baby ribbon maryjanes pattern

My littlest girls, now ages 5, 2, and 1 LOVE these shoes. Lena, my 5 year old calls them her "princess play shoes". ;)




Okay, so now that you've sat through my long blog... you're all wondering how you can get your pattern, right?
Well, it's coming soon.  My testers have helped me clean them up, I am working on the final edits, and this pattern will be released no later than October 1st, but may make an appearance much sooner. ;)

You will be able to find the pattern on Ravelry (click here to visit my Ravelry shop), and Etsy (click here to visit my Etsy shop.)
But everyone wants to know how they can get a copy free!!
This give away contest has ENDED!  Thank you for all who entered!  My next blog post will announce the winners!

Well, here are the details.

When I release this pattern, I am going to give away SEVEN copies of this pattern. 

What you need to do:

You can enter this contest several ways.  COMMENT ON THIS BLOG.  You can choose to do one of the following or all of the following.  But be sure that you leave a separate comment for each entry!  Winners will be chosen via Random.org using numbers, and each comment will have it's own number.  Each comment you leave will get you one entry.  The more entries, the better your chances!

#1) Follow this blog.   See over on the right hand side a bunch of tiny pictures with the word "Followers"?  Yup.  You need to be one of those!  Click on the button above that to follow my blog.
Already following my blog?  That counts!  Leave me a comment!

#2) Like me on Facebook.  Here's an easy link!  (http:www.facebook.com/thelovelycrow) 
Already like my facebook page?  That counts!  Leave me a comment!

#3) Go to my Ravelry shop and add ANY of my patterns to your queue.  Here's an easy link! (http://www.ravelry.com/designers/elizabeth-alan)

#4) Pin me on Pinterest.com    You can pin any of my patterns on Etsy or Ravelry!  

#5) Comment with something completely random! (Please keep this PG) 
#6) Join my friend Kelly's blog, "Living Craftily Ever After".  This is one of my FAVORITE blogs to read.  If you're a crafter, this blog is a MUST.   http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/ 

This give away contest has ENDED!  Thank you for all who entered!  My next blog post will announce the winners!

Example of comments
comment 1 - I'm following your blog!
comment 2 - I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!
comment 3 - I queued a pattern on Ravelry!
comment 4 - I pinned you on Pinterest!
comment 5 - My shoes are the oddest shade of green!
commnet 6 - I joined Kelly's blog! 

This give away contest has ENDED!  Thank you for all who entered!  My next blog post will announce the winners!




Again, winners will be chosen via Random.org, and I will announce the winners on my blog, and on my facebook page.
This contest is open until I release the pattern!  This will depend on my testers and my final edits, but this pattern WILL be released by October 1st.




An important note about this give away.  If you have trouble following or commenting on my blog, please update your browser.  If you are still having trouble, please go to the blogger help center, which can be found HERE.   <---- click here.   
Comments are the ONLY way to enter this contest, and I will not make exceptions.  Please do not email me or leave comments on my facebook page if you are having trouble commenting.  I am honestly not a computer wiz, and I will be unable to help you.

This give away contest has ENDED!  Thank you for all who entered!  My next blog post will announce the winners!

381 comments:

  1. I queued a pattern on ravelry! Can't wait to get started on the cardigan for my little girl in her favorite shade of pink!

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  2. these shoes must be made in all the princess colors for my little princess!

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  3. I love your patterns, not just this one! :)

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  4. 1 - I'm following your blog!
    2 - I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!
    3 - I queued a pattern on Ravelry!
    4 - My fav pattern is the monkey hat!

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  7. Facebook follower and Blog follower :)

    Beautiful work :)

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  8. 1. I am following your blog.
    2. I like you on FB, duh!!
    5. Your hats make my daugthers hair smell good.........

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  9. Don't forget! Make sure that EACH comment is a seperate comment! When you put everything into one comment it only counts as ONE entry!

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  10. I love your patterns. I liked u on FB.

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  11. im following your blog......this is showing me im unknown, i dont know how to change this, my name is Cassie Baldock..

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  12. i like you on facebook.. from Cassie Baldock

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  13. a random comment.. hhmmm i dyed my hair dark brown to hide my greys, im not even 30 yet LOL :) (from Cassie baldock)

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  14. My two (soon to be three) princesses will love these!

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  15. Hola!!!! Son hermosos y a todos les gustan eres una super artista !!! los colores estan hermosos!!!

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  16. I am already following your blog!!

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  17. I queued the beautiful cardi pattern on ravelry!

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  18. I am am already following you on Facebook!!

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  19. I queued a pattern that I love on Ravelry..

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  20. I now have 2 of your patterns, but haven't had the time yet to make them!! You are the best!! Thanks for all your hard work.. I love these toddler mary janes..

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  21. I gave my niece the ballet flower booties for her 1st birthday - she loves them. So she will just adore these when she soon grows out of the other pair!

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  22. I pinned you on Pinterest, but I am still new at it, so don't know what I am doing!! I've had my acct. for a few weeks, but I am not good at this stuff.. Will take a while to get the hang of it.. Thanks..

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  23. I queued a pattern on Ravelery, can't wait to get started on my new boot pattern!

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  24. I would love to make these for my daughter, thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

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  25. queued on ravelry! Can't wait to get started on the boots!

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  26. Randomness. It is rainy here today. Anyhow, thanks for the chance to win a pattern! :)

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  27. I love your patterns and have been a follower on Ravelry for some time!

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  28. Soooo happy you have designed a toddler version as I have yet to make the baby version that I purchased from you and my granddaughter's foot has grown! Bad Nana! :)

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  29. Following you on your blog and FB now, Oh Lovely Crow!

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  30. Randomness...my fourth grandchild was born on Tuesday...Baby Ben...I think he would look lovely in one of your shoes...I will have to get busy make some nice boy color shoes for him!

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  31. I like the Lovely Crow on Facebook.

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  32. For the free give away earlier this week, I asked for the Goshaloshes....I cannot wait to try them out!!!

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  33. OMG, I loathe double soles. That's why I was so ecstatic to find you! I plan to start the cardigan soon.

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  34. comment 1 - I'm following your blog! Love it!

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  35. comment 2 - I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!

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  36. comment 3 - I queued a pattern on Ravelry! It's so hard to decide which pattern of yours I want to try next!

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  37. comment 5 - I've been crocheting for over 20 years! I just realized this. My first project was a granny square that turned into several granny squares that turned into a blanket!

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  38. commnet 6 - I already followed Kelly's blog. She's got lots of fun ideas/projects :)

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  39. People love the things I make, but everyone wants to know if I can make things for older ages. I'm already following your blog (how could I not be), so I can't wait for that new pattern to come out! :)

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  40. Added your Teaparty hat to my Ravelry queue.

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  41. Started following Kelly's blog. Love the 2x4 pumpkins!

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  42. Getting out with the girls tonight! Very excited!!

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  43. Already a follower of livingcraftilyafter!!

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  44. I like the lovely crow on Facebook!

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  45. I like The Lovely Crow on facebook!

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  46. My baby just spat up in my hair.... yuck!

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  47. I'm super excited to be going to the Stone Mountain Chili Fest on Saturday! Yum!

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  48. I have 2 pairs of boots and 5 1/2 ballet (not finished with the second) all within hand reach. I am experimenting with different colors and sizes. These are all from your patterns and were made in the last couple days. :)

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  49. I am so excited about the toddler sizes! Thank you!

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  50. I like your page on Facebook!

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  51. I added the Little Prince Loafers to my queue!

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  52. I pinned your goshaloshes to Pinterest! One of my favorite patterns!

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  53. I am now following Kelly's blog! I couldn't stop reading once I started!

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  54. I am now following Kelly's Blog.

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  55. I have the baby version of this pattern and NEED the toddler version for my 3 year old :)

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  56. I added you Baby Ribbon Maryjanes to my que...Even though I've already made a couple of pairs...I haven't taken any pics yet!! ;)

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  57. I just pinned your Sugar and Spice booties!! SO. Dang. Cute.

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  58. My shoes are the oddest shade of green

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  59. I think those toddler slipper are to die for! I soooo want to make some for my girls for christmas!!!

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  60. i love your patterns!! i wish i had your imagination!!

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  61. I already follow Craftily Ever After! love her blog, too!

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  62. cant wait to get started on some of your amazing patterns!!! wish i could do this all day every day!!

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  63. AAF on FB :0)

    crescendogal@yahoo.com

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  64. que'd up your sweater pattern...am starting it this weekend for my new granddaughter!!! Love Ravelry!!!

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  65. pinned your MJ's....am making those to match the sweater! cuteness!!!

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  66. I wish there were 50 hours in a day.

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  67. already follow Kelly's blog...one of my favs!

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  68. random - pattern vultures unite! LOL am sharing link to this :0)

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  69. I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!

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  70. I put your baby garden boots pattern in my Ravelry queue!

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  71. My favorite colors are pink purple and teal. :-)

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  72. Looking forward to the weekend when I'll have some time to start the free pattern I received from you this week - the Sugar & Spice Baby Booties!

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  73. Random comment - Funny coincidence, we have the same birthday (I read it on your etsy profile)!

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  74. I queued the goshalosh boots pattern on ravelry

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  75. random comment: my yarn stash is taking over my house!

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  76. Already a follower of your blog!

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  77. I added one of your patterns to my queue on Ravelry!

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  78. I'm currently watching Price is Right. I haven't seen this show in ages!

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  79. I like the lovely crow on Facebook.

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  80. It's a beautiful, sunny day in Alberta, canada! How's your day turning out? :)

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  81. My prince is the cutest princess I know!

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  82. My daughter would Love these shoes. :)

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  83. The photography of your fabulous designs is impeccable! I love it!

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  84. I just joined pinterest and I pinned you, I think. LOL.. I hope I did it right.

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  85. I added boot patterns to my queue on ravelry

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  86. My variegated slippers don't exactly match

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  87. I already follow Kelly's blog! Love it!

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  88. I just found you TODAY on Ravelry! LOVE LOVE LOVE the "princess play shoes"!!!

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  89. Tmorw I'm gonna be starting on a princess hat :D Can't wait! And of course I can't wait for this new pattern :D

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  90. I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!

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  91. I feel like I am losing my mind lol.

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  92. This pattern is sooo cute & I would love to make them for my niece she would just adore them.

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  93. I like The Lovely Crow on Facebook!

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  94. Oooooo! CUTE!!!! I follow your blog! Thanks for the chance!

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  95. I like the Lovely Crow on Facebook!

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  96. My son is going to a civil war re-enactment this weekend.

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  97. woohoo, I already follow your blog here and on facebook and a few days ago I pinterested a couple of pics. Love your work

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  98. Pinned your rainboots on my pinterest page!

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  99. I queued a pattern on Ravelry!

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  100. I queued a pattern on Ravelry!

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  101. I joined Kelly's blog. A while ago... :) She is awesome.

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  102. Queued your baby ribbon maryjanes!

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  103. This will be my first baby shoe pattern if I win!

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  104. I joined Kelly's blog via email!

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  105. I Like TheLovelyCrow on Facebook!!!!...I don't like facebook right now though. LMAO.

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  106. I queued the Garden Boots on Ravelry!!! I hope to finish them tonight!

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  107. The Awkward Armadillo....a.k.a. bthasns ...a.k.a. Beth :)

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  108. I joined Kelly's blog awhile ago. It's cool!

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  109. I just found your site the other day and am in LOVE with your rainboots!!!! This is my random comment:)

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