Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 | My New Publication

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My very first “adult” dress ;o) Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 features 19 stunning designs, and I am so happy to be in!

Let me introduce…

Coastal Tunic
Make this beautiful tunic in an open lace peacock pattern. Wear it with the tassels at the front or the back—however it fits best over your favorite swimsuit.

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DIFFICULTY
Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE
30 (37.5, 45)“ bust circumference. Garment shown measures 30”, modeled with 2” negative ease.

YARN
DMC Natura Just Cotton (100% cotton; 170 yd / 1.75 oz): #86 brique, 4 (5, 7) balls.

HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle; stitch markers, 7 (9, 11); 3.5” cardboard square, 1.

GAUGE
1 patt rep (26 sts and 14 rows) = 3.75” wide and 7” tall.

NOTES
Tunic is worked in one piece in turned rounds from hem up to armhole, then front and back are worked separately and shoulders are seamed.

Fabric is very stretchy and given measurements are with garment laid flat.

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Interweave Crochet Summer 2018 features 19 stunning designs. Create crochet projects perfect for dyeing and get great dyeing tips (including 3 methods for shibori) from 3 top designers. Try new trendy fibers and create projects made from raffia, abaca, and hemp. Indulge in sweet summer lace with projects sure to be your new favorites, and learn about the magic of crochet thread from a spinner who knows. Finally, crochet up 9 nautical-themed projects perfect for your summer getaway. This issue has all the crochet you need this summer!

Many thanks to Harper Point Photography for such lovely photos!

Free Charts | Orchid Motif

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After seeing a dozen unfinished patterns this morning, I noticed that all stitch diagrams have been drawn long time ago, but practically all patterns are still without written instructions… 

And I thought, what if add to my patterns a kind of patterns with stitch diagram and short explaining if needed only?! I know, it is not a typical pattern style here, and sure written instruction will be finished as soon as possible. Everything is still in development, but I did a little sample for you as I see it and offer you the Orchid Motif pattern.

Let’s vote! Please, put in the comments:

1 – if the stich diagrams are enough for you

2 – if you prefer the written instructions or both.

 

Thank you so much and enjoy!

$2.14 Friday Deals | Fruity Fun 4 Crochet Patterns

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Friday Deals theme today is a “Blast from the past” ;o) And since I missed last two weeks, I offer 4 patterns (in case if I will miss next Friday – just kidding) from my Fruity Fun collection designed in 2009.  All patterns are available for $2.14 each in my Ravelry store: Fruity Fun Citrus Top Corset, Fruity Fun Pineapple Top, Fruity Fun Watermelon Top and Fruity Fun Kiwi Top.

This offer runs through June 3rd, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

 

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P.S: Can you believe I did not save original photos from modeling that time and most of them were sized about 500×900?! But I was lucky to find a few that fits IG format as well as many other preferences ;o) Not to mention it was such fun to enjoy my lovely baby Kristin photos!

 

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Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Yarn Talk | DMC Natura Just Cotton

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Seems like running away from my own blog becomes a tradition… But I am so happy that met all deadlines and finally can enjoy working on new designs, spend more time with my lovely family and friends, enjoy outdoor activities! And to be here more often!

And one of projects I finished recently was made with gorgeous DMC Natura Just Cotton. Make sure to check it out! You will love it for sure ;o)

Brand: DMC
Yarn Name: Natura Just Cotton
Weight: Fingering (#1 Super Fine)
Fiber Content: 100% Cotton
Yardage: 170 yd (155 m)/1.75 oz (50 g)
Care Instructions: Iron, medium.
Price: $5.75
Where to buy: https://www.lovecrochet.com/us/dmc-natura-just-cotton

 

Have a lovely and wonderful weekend! More post to come pretty soon. Stay tuned!

$2.14 Friday Deals | Two Hat Crochet Patterns

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Hi dear friends!

Oh my. While busy working on my secret projects, I am not only missed our Friday deals last week. But also found that mylittlecitygirl.com was hacked… So glad everything is fixed now. And Friday Deal are back too!

So, today I offer two patterns, which are available for $2.14 in my Ravelry store: Double Fun in the Sun Hat & Poppy Pin and Garden Party Hat & 3 Flower pins (Poppy, Daisy and Dandelion).

This offer runs through May 13th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are some details:
I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!
Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th).

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

 

Have a lovely weekend!!!

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To enjoy more spring deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Cherry Blossom Easy-Adjustable-Size Blanket | Just Released

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Cherry Blossom

The sky’s the limit! Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this unbelievably luxurious afghan. Delicate petals-like shells come together to create billows of heavenly softness, just right for Baby’s delicate skin. 

Crochet the blanket with gorgeous merino wool yarn for cold days, or use any yarn weights for other seasons and occasions. Make an equally stunning blanket in colors of your choice! Because the blanket size is so easily adjusted, make it a baby blankie, a throw or even a king-size bedspread. Experiment with two layered ruffle border – make each ruffle in contrasting  color, or crochet just one ruffle for a different look.

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

YARN
DK weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Premier® Yarns Cotton Fair (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 balls of #201 white (MC).

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball each of #520 light pink (CC1) and #527 mint.

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); size C/2 (2.75 mm)

NOTIONS
•  1 spool (10 yd [9.1 m]) of 3/8” (9.5 mm) wide blossom print pink ribbon (shown: Celebrate It, item #139285)
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
41″ (104 cm) wide x 45″ (114 cm) long

GAUGE
22 sts x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.

16 pages, 2 photos, 4 stitch diagrams, a tutorial: Two Ways to Crochet Picot; technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

COPYRIGHT: All graphics, template and photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Please be respectful of the designer’s rights to this pattern.
No portion of this work may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without written authorization from Alla Koval Designs.
Unauthorized distribution or duplication is a violation of applicable laws. You are more than welcome to sell items made from AllaKovalDesigns™ patterns. Credit to the designer is greatly appreciated (example: pattern is designed by www.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

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This pattern is available in myLCG Pattern Shop, Etsy, Raverly, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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… And last, but not least, this new pattern made our Friday Deals, and available for only $2.14 in my Ravelry store!

This offer runs through April 29th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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To enjoy AllaKovalDesigns™ deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores.
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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$2.14 Friday Deals | Fluffy Clouds Blanket + New Version

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Hi my dears!

Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever. Do you think so?! ;o)

Oh my, where to start…

Well, I received a tons of emails with request to make Fluffy Clouds Blanket in any custom size (up to fit king size bed) and not only in square shape. I was so happy to schedule a whole week and I designed, make it and even take the photos of new version of Fluffy Cloud Blanket called Cherry Blossom! Not to mention that I also planed to finish the pattern this week and release it right for my $2.14 Deals. And math worked perfectly for my sample rectangular blanket. BUT I still dealing with drawing border stitch diagram… I can’t believe that math doesn’t work on the corners (I still have an extra stitch on each of 2 corners), but I will definitely nailed it.

So, Friday Deals today is Fluffy Clouds Blanket, which is available for only $2.14 in my Ravelry shop.⠀
This offer runs through April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are some details:
I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!
Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th).

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

And below is absolutely customizable with double ruffles (sure can be made with one ruffle) Cherry Blossom Blanket:

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Talking about customizable I mean that this blanket can be turned into a doily-size too:

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Have a lovely weekend!!!

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To enjoy more spring deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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The Winners

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First of all, I would love to thank you all for participation and sharing your favorite Spring colors! I am so glad that white, green and pastels associated with Spring. So, probably you will like my new-surprise pattern I plan to release this week ;o)

And now it’s a time to name the Winners or our Easter Giveaway!

So……..

The Winner here on my blog is Connie (comment #4)!

On Instagram won @lee_katherine_8 (comment #1)!

And the Winner on FB is Keri Vickery Goldsmith (comment #10)!

My CONGRATULATION ladies!!! I’ll contact you shortly!

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Happy Monday everyone!

$2.14 Friday Deals | Ice Cream Social Apron Top

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Ice cream anyone? Just shhhh ;o)

Yes, you are right – Friday deal today is Ice Cream Social apron top crochet pattern, which is available for only $2.14 in my Ravelry shop.⠀
This offer runs through April 8th, 2018 at 11:59 pm PST time.

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If you are new here, and curious what I am talking about, below are some details:
I noticed that most of my patterns usually sold on Friday. Seems like you are looking for weekend-project near TV with cup of tea/coffee.

So, I decided run $2.14-Every-Friday-Deals, where you can buy particular pattern for only $2.14!
Why $2.14? Because it’s my Birthday date (April, 21th).

Why every Friday? Because I can, and because You are Awesome!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

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To enjoy more spring deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Happy Easter | Giveaway Time!

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Happy Easter!

Happy Spring!

Happy, Happy Everything!

I hope you all have a safe and peaceful Easter!

And, just in time for Easter…

let’s have a GIVEAWAY!

A book always makes a fantastic gift, and crochet pattern books for crafters are not exclusion! Win two my Crochet pattern books Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12: Spring, volume 01 & Summer, volume 02. A Winner will receive the books in both, – paperback and PDF format!

PLEASE NOTE: This is first time I decided to host 3 same giveaways: here on my blog, on Facebook and Instagram! Make sure to enter on all three platforms to triple your chance to win!

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TO ENTER THE CONTEST HERE ON MY BLOG

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Please let us know what are your favorite colors for Spring projects? My favorites are white and pastels: green, lemon, baby pink and turquoise. Or just leave any comment here, on the blog—mylittlecitygirl.com. And that’s all, no any obligations ;o)
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
  • Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts: at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

TERMS

  • This contest starts today, April 1st, 2018 and will end on April 8th, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. The Winners will be notified by email on April 9th, 2018.

Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!

Have a fabulous day with your family and friends!

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To enjoy more spring deals, please visit my Etsy, Ravelry, Amazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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