9 Year Celebration – Pattern Giveaway!

(This Giveaway is OVER! Thank you to everyone who participated!)

Finishing up Crochetvolution didn’t leave me with much time to throw a party over nine years of blogging, but I’m still excited! 9 years is a long time to do anything, and it’s a ridiculously long time to keep a blog running. I started blogging back in 2005, as a new mom with an eight-month-old baby. Since then I’ve added a few more children to our family. I’ve moved halfway around the worldand back – as well as making a few other, less exciting moves. I’ve published more than 150 patterns, including publishing in three separate webzines and one book! There was even that one time an essay of mine was published in Interweave Crochet. So many exciting things have happened because nine years ago I brought my hook and yarn to the internet, and that’s worth celebrating!

I had originally planned to give away specific patterns, but where’s the fun in that? What if you win a knitting pattern and you don’t knit? What if you win Batman but you wanted Superman? What if you don’t like hats?

I thought it might be simpler to just give away coupons for free patterns from my pattern store. Doesn’t that sound better? Doesn’t that sound like more fun? To celebrate 9 years I’m giving away 9 prizes, and we’re making it nice and simple.

Enter to Win Imagine's Birthday Pattern Giveaway!


1st Prize: 9 free patterns of your choice!
2nd Prize: 8 free patterns of your choice!
3rd Prize: 7 free patterns of your choice!
4th Prize: 6 free patterns of your choice!
5th Prize: 5 free patterns of your choice!
6th Prize: 4 free patterns of your choice!
7th Prize: 3 free patterns of your choice!
8th Prize: 2 free patterns of your choice!
9th Prize: 1 free pattern of your choice!

That’s a total of 45 patterns, with a value of up to $225. Take a look at what’s available, then come back here if you want to get in on the sweet, sweet giveaway action!


  • To enter giveaway, you must leave a comment on this post along with the email address you would like your prize sent to. (Valid email address is REQUIRED for entry.) Only one entry of this type per person.
  • OPTIONAL bonus entry: ‘Like’ Inner Child Crochet on Facebook. (If you already like ICC on Facebook, it still counts as an entry.) You MUST mention this in your blog comment to receive credit for it.
  • OPTIONAL bonus entry: Follow me on Twitter. (If you already follow me on Twitter – Chris? June? Shiri? Is that you? – it still counts as an entry.) You MUST mention this in your blog comment to receive credit for it.
  • OPTIONAL bonus entry: ‘Like’ Crochetvolution on Facebook. (If you already like Crochetvolution on Facebook, it still counts as an entry.) You MUST mention this in your blog comment to receive credit for it.
  • Only one prize may be won per person. Winners will be selected for the largest prize first and proceed down to the smallest. Once an entrant has won a prize, all other entries for the same person will be removed from consideration.
  • Giveaway closes June 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST.

The fine print:

Giveaway ends June 11, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Winners will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Prize codes will be sent via email. Only single patterns currently available for sale are being offered as prizes; eBooks are not included. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Good luck!


  1. Shelia O'Connor says:

    Hi Melissa – I’m a sixty-something Nana to two beautiful children. I knit, crochet, quilt, sew, and help out by babysitting these precious two when Mama (DIL) needs a break to grocery shop, doctor aptm, etc. She deserves it – she is a wonderful DIL and a great Mom and wife.

  2. I stitch says:

    Always appreciate a pattern from a designer that. Just loves her life and creativity

  3. Angie S. says:

    I “liked” Inner Child Crochet on FB.

    Thank you for keeping playtime alive with your patterns.

    All are adorable and they make me giggle – out loud.

  4. SherryG. says:

    Congrats on your anniversary. Love the patterns.

    I liked both Inner Child Crochet and Crochetvolution on FB.

    Thanks for the chance.

  5. Nikki says:

    Congrats on nine years! You are very generous to give away so many patterns =) I have liked both Inner Child Crochet and Crochetvolution on FB. Thanks for the great giveaway and a chance to win some patterns!

  6. Kerry W says:

    Oh, typical me – I’m so often late to the party. I only recently discovered Crochetvolution. I don’t do FB, so hope I can follow you on Ravelry???

  7. Teresa P says:

    Congrats! Time does go by. I have just liked your blog on Facebook and am now following you on twitter.
    I would be honored to win and am keeping my fingers crossed. You have many amazing patterns.

  8. Shawlee Manning says:

    Hi I’ve loved your patterns for a long time. I didn’t know you were on facebook. I’ve now liked inner child crochet and crochetvolution. I’m not on twitter. I hope to win so I can crochet some of your wonderful designs for charity. Good Luck to everyone!

  9. Cyndi says:

    I liked Inner child crochet & Crochetvolution on Facebook, I’m not on twitter.

    Good luck to everyone & look forward to checking out your pages on Facebook & Ravelry (where I found out about this)

    Have a Blessed Day Everyone :)

  10. Chrly says:

    Congratulations, 9 years of blogging is a HUGE achievement, you should be getting a prize, not us!

    I liked both Inner Child Crochet & Crochetvoloution on Facebook (I used my An Accidental Knitter account.)

    I also followed you on Twitter :) (I am @knittynugg)

    Congratulations again! 😀

  11. Ruth says:

    Happy 9th anniversary!
    I have just started crocheting again and love it! Your patterns are great and I would livd to win even One!

  12. Lisa Schwartz says:

    I think this is a great contest and would be awesome to win. I love your parrot patterns and always like to make hats.

    I liked both Inner Child and Crochetvolution on Facebook.

  13. Rose S. says:

    Wow – you are one awesome busy Mom. I admire you and would love to win one (or more) of your lovely patterns.

  14. Susan Ipavec says:

    I’m Susan– 30 year old knitting mama. Thanks so much for the giveaway–your patterns are awesome!
    I am liking you on Twitter and Facebook. Also on my blog.

    Suzieknittingmama on Ravelry
    Susan Ipavec recently posted..And the winner is…My Profile

  15. Rachell says:

    Hi, I found your giveaway post through Ravelry. So, of course I had to enter to win some of your awesome patterns!

  16. Kathlyne says:

    Congrats on the blog and thanks for such a great giveaway.

    Edit: I redacted your email. Got it!

  17. Lyle says:

    congratulations on sticking with it. 9 years is a long time to dedicate. Thanks for the generosity!

  18. ShelleyBarnes says:

    Your Star Wars patterns are so much fun! Congratulations on nine years!

    I liked you on Facebook for both ICC and Crochetvolution.

    Here’s to many more years of yarny goodness!

  19. Amanda says:

    I’m Amanda, I knit, I’m a 21 year old student, and I blog (very badly and irregularly). What an awesome contest you have going!

  20. knitmomma says:

    Thanks for the awesome contest, and congratulations on 9 years!!! That’s impressive.

    I hope you don’t want separate posts:
    – I “liked” Inner Child Crochet on FB
    – I followed Melissa Mall on Twitter
    – I “liked” Crochetvolution on FB

  21. Jody says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns!

    JKnits51 on Ravelry

  22. Crystal Andrews says:

    I love your blog, website, and patterns. I have a 6 year old that would love those super hero patterns. If I win my email address is Edit: email redacted. I got it!
    I also follow you on twitter (I am @crystabellej). Congrats on 9 years of blogging :)

  23. Jen Buczy says:

    Hi :)
    I’d love to win something and congrats!!
    I liked Crochetvolution and inner child Crochet on facebook :)
    My valid email address is Edit: Redacted!

  24. Michelle B says:

    Congrats on 9 years!! What a great collection of patterns you have amassed. I love making things for kids :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    Edit: email redacted. I got it!

  25. Rebecca W says:

    Congrats on 9 years and so many adorable patterns! Both pages liked and I’ve followed on Twitter (@gurennohana).

    Thanks for the chance to enter, and here’s to many more years of awesome. 😉

  26. Jan says:

    Thanks for the awesome contest! My first pattern choice would be Noonas — what a great idea!

  27. Susan Lynch says:

    I am to be a Grandmother sometime in the next couple of years (if all goes well, fingers crossed). I would love to make some of yur adorable dolls!

  28. Michelle says:

    Congrats! how did you find time for all the lovely designs! sooo cute thanks for the opportunity to win

  29. bnanative says:

    What fun patterns. My daughter and I have a standing joke about Svetlama the llama who went to Yokohama with her mama. She may be 23 but I think she needs a toy llama!

  30. Shirley says:

    Congratulations on a fun and productive nine years! Your patterns are fun and innovative, and I’m sure my great-grandson would love one made by his GrammyBear!

  31. Linda Gibeault says:

    Thanks so much for sharing inspirations. I adore your pumpkin newborn cap and plan to make one for a co-worker whose baby is due in October!

  32. Yvonne S. says:

    Congrats on 9 years! Would love to win any of the prizes. Thank you for being so generous!

  33. Akshata says:

    Congratulations on your blog’s 9th birthday! Next year will be a double digit celebration :-))) Love your patterns!

  34. Linda says:

    Congratulations on your 9 year stint with the blog, not sure if I could do that, Also what a great giveaway! I hope I win, you have a lot of great patterns.

  35. Sherry Gacich says:

    Hi Melissa,
    I can’t believe you are only 20 something. I’m an older nurse who knits to relax. This is such a great way to pass it forward!
    I’ve liked Inner child and CV on facebook. Thanks again!

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