Beyond The Square ~ Crochet Book Giveaway

Today is a really special day for me because my blog has hit 1 Million views! 
I honestly cannot believe it's actually happened! One million views always seemed like such a huge and unreachable number, which probably explains why I'm in a bit of shock
... The good kind though!
I heard someone say the other day that it's really not about that million number, it's about the people in that million that makes it up, and I feel that's so true! I feel so blessed for the amount of love and support I've received from all of you over this past year. 
From reading your super sweet comments to opening a long heartfelt and inspiring email, every word has meant the world to me
I know I'm starting to ramble on now, but all I wanted to say is Thank Y-O-U. Thank you so much for coming along on this crafty journey with me. I can't wait to see what the future holds!


I'm almost just as excited about sharing some other amazing news with you... I'm published!!!
A few weeks ago an editor working for the magazine "Make Jewellery" contacted me and asked if it would be ok for them to publish one of my projects from my blog in their next issue! Obviously I was over the moon at the thought of this incredible opportunity! For over a month I was walking on cloud nine with a smile on my face, excitedly waiting for the magazine to be published.
Thankfully the time flew by, and yesterday became one of the happiest days in my life when I received the issue in the mail. For the next 6 hours I read, held and even stroked {Yes, stroked haha} my first ever published piece!

I'm so thankful for everything, and I'd love to share my happiness with all of you by doing a giveaway!

I decided to give away,


  

"Beyond The Square Crochet Motifs" is a book written Edie Eckman, which is a collection of 144 colorful crochet motifs, each with detailed instructions. The instructions are offered both as text and as charts for working in-the-round. 
Photographs of finished motifs allow readers to see the details up close. 
Crocheters love granny squares because the technique is simple to learn but 
the possibilities are truly endless!

~ GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~

~ Winner
Deborah McGee Thurmond

If you'd like the chance to win this prize, all you need to do is follow the prompts in the rafflecopter widget below and you'll be entered to win! 
{If you are reading this in your email, please click over to enter.}

There are no age or country restrictions, ANYONE can enter. 
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Monday July 14th at 12:00am AEST.



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49 comments:

  1. Great blog, fun contest! I'd love to see more of all your categories...fun yarn projects, jewelry, and pretty much anything crafty. Thanks!

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  2. Looks like a great book.

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  3. After I poked around your blog for awhile, I realized I'd pinned several of your projects recently. (Thought your blog looked familiar!) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest. And a HUGE congratulations on your MILLION mark. Keep up the entries. May your future be bright in the world of publishing!!!!!

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  4. Wow two exciting milestones!! Congratulations on both. You have worked very hard and earned those views and publication. Wonderful things are ahead of you :)

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  5. Olivia I love your Free Tutorials. Your instructions are very good and your photography leaves no doubt as to how to proceed.

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  6. Good for you, that is stunning news. I've been busy making your fingerless mitts this week, they work out so well :-)

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  7. Congratulations! The earrings are fabulous. I've only made square and hexagonal motifs. This would be a great book to win. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  8. 1 MILLION views?! That's awesome!! So happy for you. :) Oh, my.... I love your crochet designs, patterns, and tutorials...so I'd probably say that I'd love to see more of those, but I love everything that you post! Congratulations once again!

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  9. Thank you for the op to win!

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  10. (I am doing the chance to win by commenting),

    I would love if you could give tips on blogging (I have a blog of my own) and maybe more giveaways! Thank you so much ~ I love your blog :)

    Elise xX

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  11. congratulations on 1 million views, wow! love your site!

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  12. Your work is beautiful. 1 million views!!! Quite an accomplishment, and you are right...it seems like it would take forever to reach that number. Congrats on the publishing, a wonderful achievement!

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  13. I love your blog and would just like to see more of the same. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Hi Olivia!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! About the magazine!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! About the million views!
    I check your blog every time I'm on the computer for a new post! I love love love this blog and you are so so so blessed and I am so so so excited for you!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    (PS, say hi to Elizabeth for me!)

    Love and prayer;
    Jess

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  15. Congratulations on your success!! and hanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  16. Congratulations on the magazine! What a wonderful feeling it must be!

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  17. Congrats on being published and also on your million subscribers on youtube! What great accomplishments! I love what you are doing on your blog, but I would like more crochet probably.. That's what caught my attention to begin with and started following your blog, FB, youtube, etc.. Thanks for the chance to win that book! Blessings..

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  18. Congratulations! Such an exciting time for you. :)

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  19. this is the first time i've hit on your site, and i'd like to say how incredibly sweet you seem! congratulations on getting published and on the million subscribers. thank you for being so generous with the free tutorials and the giveaway!

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  20. I love the cowls you post! I am a beginner in crochet and the the inspiration i find here!

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  21. wow, thats an awesome amount of subscribers, God bless you and thanks for all the inspiration and patterns xx

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  22. Loving the free crochet patterns!
    And it would be great to win this book!

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  23. i have been wanting to find some of these patterns, so this would be great for me. i take & make different things by putting these together. thanks/chance

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  24. What a fabulous giveaway! I'm in!

    And well done for reaching such an epic number of people!!

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  25. Just found your blog thru a post on Pinterest and love what I've seen! Thanks for sharing all that you do.

    Lisa Diamond

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  26. Ooooo....I would love to win this book!

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  27. Congrats! I just recently found your blog and love it! I especially love your patterns, so cute and fun! :-)

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  28. I love your patterns. Going to try my hand at some.

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  29. Love this book! It would be incredible to win it! Love your patterns as well!

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  30. Great looking book. I love this!

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  31. Awesome Blog. I am a mother of one that loves to do crafts, quilting and sewing. Love the website. Keep it coming!

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  32. omg this blog is great, i am a newbie to crochet and instantly fell in love with the art. i have found your help wonderful. you are inspiring to me and hope you will continue to crochet and help. thank you again.

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  33. I read in one of your blog posts that you sell some social medica icons, but i checked and they were not there. Can I have the link for the icons?

    Thanks!! Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS on the million hits!!

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  34. Just found your blog through pinterest, so haven't had much time to look around yet but crochet is about the only craft I've had time for lately so I enjoy that.

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  35. I found your blog through Pinterest also. I've been following you there for a while. I love your crochet work and look forward to seeing more of your great ideas.

    Congratulations on the one million views!!! :)

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  36. Love your blog! I especially like your use of vibrant color in your crochet patterns. That said, I would love to see your take on thoroughly modern wedding crochet accessories.

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  37. CONGRATS!!! on the millions & the publish..
    And thanks for sharing the joy by giving away!
    I personally would like to see more detailed crochet accessories.. I've been trying to do Irish necklace lately, they're me both and eye and head-ache.. lol..

    Congratulations again.. More wonderful posts ahead!

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  38. Luvvv the colors and interesting patterns on the cover.

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  39. I'm new to your blog so not sure what I would like to see more of. I am a crochet lover so more of that would be great.

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  40. I love your site. What I want to see more is the motifs or granny square projects.

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  41. I love all of your patterns!

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  42. I'm hooked on Granny Squares... and hearts... and butterflies... and afghans... and....... :)
    ~Tess

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  43. Can't wait to get to know your Blog better!! Thanks!

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  44. Just found out about this blog - this is going to be an awesome ride.

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  45. Tried to enter but it says it's closed already! :( It's only July 13 and it says the contest ends on the 15th.

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    1. It closed 17 hours ago, at 12:00 AM on the 14th. The giveaway was held with Australian Eastern Standard Time.
      I'll be holding more giveaways in the future so be sure to check back soon!
      Olivia Xx

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