Bouquet de Fleurs Crochet Pattern (EAP)| Two Hat Styles Sizes Child (Youth, Adult)

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IMAGICAL GARDEN COLLECTION™

Turn any of this two pretty basic-and-easy-to-crochet hats into a playful statement by adding your own lovely details! A great addition for any outfit, season, holidays, portrait and photo prop – you name it! Both hats worked in rounds with simple sc and dc rows, and then the magic begins…

Pink hat (Option 1) features a brim with brimlock and white buttons sewn in “polka dots” pattern. Tiny white flowers crocheted around hair elastic ring and can be easily attached onto buttons. Imagine this hat with colorful buttons or flowers crocheted in different colors and even in different style. Just make sure to allow your little princess to decorate her own hat! White hat (Option 2) features lace up details and detachable crocheted flowers. Even if white hat was designed with Easter in mind, sure it will become perfect addition to many other occasions and outfits. Just crochet it in fall shades or make it in some bright summer colors – the possibilities are endless with this unique and so playful hats!

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see details here)

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)
Samples shown are size Medium/Youth.

FINISHED MEASURENTS
16.5 (20, 23)” (42 [51, 58.5] cm) circumference.

YARN

Dk weight (#3 Light).
Option 1:
Cascade Yarns Sunseeker (48% acrylic, 47cotton, 5% metallic yarn; 237.3 yd [217 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 hank each of #02 Pink and #35 White.
Option 2: Cascade Yarns Sunseeker (48% acrylic, 47cotton, 5% metallic yarn; 237.3 yd [217 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 hank of #35 White.

Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Option 1: DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 1 hank of #648 white.
Option 2: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 hank of #704 green.

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge; steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)

NOTIONS
• Option 1: 16 (16, 20) size 5/8″ (16 mm) white buttons (shown: Crafting with Buttons by BlumenthalLansing company, item #570000015)
• Option 2: 9 (11, 23) size 3/8” (9 mm) pearl buttons (shown: La Mode, style #4612)
• Option 2: 3 yd (2.7 m) size 3/8″ (9 mm) multi green satin ribbon
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
17 sts x 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Hat pattern.
Take time to check gauge.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
22 pages, 5 photos, 8 crochet stitch diagrams, 2 schematics, 2 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Magic Ring Tutorial, Reverse Single Crochet Tutorial, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see for details here)

This EAP version of Bouquet de Fleurs  pattern includes:

  • 8 crochet diagrams, 2 schematics and 2 tutorials (final versions)
  • photos (final version)
  • written instructions – not tech edited yet.

Still need to do for official release :

  • tech editing

This EAP pattern is available at my Patterns Shop, Etsy and Ravelry until official release; then patterns will be added to another pattern stores.

Regular price of eBook: $6.50

EAP version price: $5.53

Our Weekend & More

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my family returned from a trip…

What a busy and fun this summer to enjoy! And as a person who’s really can’t stand the heat, this summer with a temperature of 70-80F is ideal for me ;o))

I am so happy with my “new baby” and I took some pictures to show our garden progress.

Below is a Red Korean ginseng blossom – these tiny pink flowers are pure eye candy. BTW, if gardening is your hobby too, you are welcome to join my Gardening board on Pinterest.

Red Korean Ginseng Blossom

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Our patio’s corner. From left to right: Red Korean ginseng, dwarf European Fun palm, Japanese forest grass, lavender tree, dwarf Japanese maple, more ginseng in blue handing container and variety of herb in wood container and even in fun small pots.

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My absolute favorite Japanese forest grass:

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Delicious Alpine strawberry:

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Some vegies and Alpine poppy:

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Did I mentioned that I am so enjoy my new garden hobby?! ;o))

On Saturday we visited Ice Caves (North Cascades). Very easy walk to views of Big Four Mountain and the caves beneath the snow, but see show-in-a-summer it’s a key.

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And on Sunday Igor, me, Kristin and her friend so enjoined hike to Poo Poo Point. What a LOVELY place!! It was our first hike to Poo Poo Point, but we definitely will be back! There are so many trails we would love to hike. And another my dream is paragliding. Well, it will be a true challenge for me because I always was terribly afraid of heights… but this fear definitely should be fixed ;o))

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Ok, now I am hurry back to my lovely work! How is your summer?

 

A wonderful and lovely Monday everyone!!

2016 CGOA Design Competition | My Award

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To 2016 CGOA Design Competition this year I sent one of that 10 hats I introduced here, and my Pistachio Blossom Hat got Third Place in Accessories category, sponsored by WEBS. YAY!! I’ll take it! ;o) Thank You so much!!

I love this one, and this hat pretty easy to make even if it may look enough intricate. The hat features:

  • elastic ring on the top (for ponytail option)
  • brim crocheted with wire for perfect shape
  • tons of peal beads, which were added to brim and top of hat after modeling, but you can see the final picture here as well as all WINNERS!

 

And couple words about the 10 hats progress. The pattern (EAP version) for Ladybug Cap, Snow in Summer Hat and Marguerite Pin was released two weeks ago. A pattern for next 2 hats will be released in the beginning of next week if not sooner. Next, I have a big surprise for you, so stay tuned ;o)

 

A lovely and wonderful Tuesday everyone!!

Ladybug Crochet Pattern (EAP) | Cap, Hat & Flower Pin Sizes Child (Youth, Adult)

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I am so excited to letting you know that Ladybug Cap, Snow in Summer Hat and Marguerite Flower Pin pattern just released!

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see details here)

 

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

YARN

Ladybug Cap:

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% cotton; 136.5 yd [125 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 2) hank(s) of #3713 Wine (MC) and 1 hank each of #3754 True Black (CC1) and #3728 White (CC2).
Option 2: Patons Grace (100% cotton; 136 yd [124 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 2) skein(s) of #2705 Cardinal (MC) and 1 skein each of #2040 Night (CC1) and #2005 Show (CC2).

Snow in Summer Hat:

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Fantasia (100% cotton; 123 yd [113 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 2) ball(s) of #190 light turquoise (MC) and 1 hank each of #100 white (CC1) and #200 turquoise (CC2).

Marguerite Pin:

Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Shown:
DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 1 skein of #648 white (MC).
DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 2 skeins of #704 green (CC1) and 1 skein of #743 yellow (CC2).

CROCHET HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm); steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)

NOTIONS

•  2 size 3/8″ (10 mm) eyes buttons (shown: Easy-Sew Eyes by Darice)
• 29 (32, 37)” (74 [81, 94] cm) 1.35 polyester wire brimlock or nylon hat wire
•  1 joiner for brimlock (optional).
•  12″ (31 cm) of 3/8″ (9 mm) wide orange satin ribbon.
•  1 size 2″ (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1″ (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  1 size 3/8″ (9 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hats: 17.5 (20, 22)” (45 [51, 56] cm) circumference.
Flower Pin: 4″ (10 cm) wide x 4” (10 cm) tall.

GAUGE
Hats:
20 dc x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Flower Pin: Flower Motif = 3.25″ (8 cm) in diameter.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
28 pages, 5 photos, 10 crochet stitch diagrams, 2 schematics, 4 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

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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 bywww.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see for details here)

This EAP version of Strawberry Delight pattern includes:

  • 10 crochet diagrams (final version) and 4 tutorials
  • photos (final version)
  • written instructions – not tech edited yet.

Still need to do for official release :

  • tech editing
  • descriptions

 

This EAP pattern is available at my Patterns Shop, Etsy and Ravelry until official release; then patterns will be added to another pattern stores.

Regular price of eBook: $6.50

EAP version price: $5.53

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A Happy Independence Day & DEAL for You!!

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Happy July 4th from Seattle!

Leap into Independence Day with some special deal I have for you for 4 days only!!

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My patterns are available in my Patern Shop, Etsy, Raverly, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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A happy and save Independence Day!!

Life Lately | June News & Updates

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What a busy, exciting and full of surprises month for many reasons!!

Well, we love beginning of every June, because here are al least 4 reasons: our Anniversary, Igor’s parents and my dad Birthdays (my daddy turned 70 this year, oh my – I can’t believe it!!)

In the other news, can you imagine that Kristin graduated middle school?! And sure, MOST exciting news is that yesterday, Igor and Kristin started a-little-trip-around-world-in-23-days (Thailand-Ukraine-Israel) and this morning they landed in Thailand for 5 days! I had many trips with my dad during my childhood, and I bet this one will be unforgettable for our daughter as well as for Igor! I am so happy we did this happened! I did not join because, unfortunately, I am not in good “relationships” with summer and hot weather, but I am looking forward for Europe-trip in late spring or early fall someday ;o)

So, I have 22 more days, which are already scheduled and seems pretty busy. This morning I started another yoga challenge and already took 6:00 am class. I really feel so blessed to afford myself back to work after months of dealing with “golfer’s elbow tendinitis (and I am not a golfer ;)) Not fan at all, but giving my poor hand some rest and treatment, I feel so happy and excited back to work! Plus I got a garden-aka-new-hobby since I can’t just sit and do nothing, and to my surprise, I definitely hooked!

Oh, we also did modeling for my newest hats. Many thanks to Lana Maytak for photo-shoot and her friend for such lovely adorable models!! More photos of another designs coming soon ;o)

 

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Below is another option of Ladybug hat… I really LOVE how playful this design is! Not to mention that testing pattern, I created a Marguerite hat (pretty close to that blue/white hat, but with some unusual details ;o)) The pattern for hats and Marguerite Pin is coming pretty soon!! I’ll keep you updated!

 

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A wonderful and lovely Tuesday anyone!!

Strawberry Delight | Crochet Blanket/Throw & Strawberry Pin Pattern

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Strawberry Delight
Have you ever longed for those deliciously warm summer days, when nothing seems sweeter than that fresh-picked strawberry that just brought a huge grin to your face? Now you can bring that feeling of sunshine, happy babies, family picnics, pretty flowers, and of course—strawberry-induced joy—to every day with the Strawberry Delight Blanket. Lovingly designed with eye-popping 3D flowers and “garnished” with a beautiful strawberry with leaves pin, this blanket would be perfect for a summer-born baby or just anyone who deserves more sunshine in their life!

IMAGINE THIS: Crochet just first 2-3 pattern repeats for a fun and unusual scarf. Crochet it with cotton thread to turn it into eye-catching and delicate choker necklace or skinny scarf.  Opt for wool or mohair yarn to make a neckwarmer, or even a cowl suitable for colder weather.

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

YARN

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Sinfonia (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 skeins of #4 yellow (MC) and 2 skeins of #1 white (CC1).
Strawberry Pin: Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Shown: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 skein of #470 lime green (CC2).
DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 2 skeins of #321 red (CC3), 1 skein each of #743 yellow (CC4) and #B5200 white (CC5).

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)

NOTIONS

•  40″ (102 cm) of 5/8” (15 mm) wide green satin ribbon (shown: Offray, item #1017)
•  1 size 3/8” (10 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
•  28 size 8/0 E black glass beads (shown: premium Japanese glass beads by TOHO)
•  1 size 2” (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1” (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  fiberfill
•  4 stitch markers
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
36” (92 cm) wide x 40″ (102 cm) long

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

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
22 pages, 4 photos, 10 crochet stitch diagrams, a tutorial, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Care Symbols, Yarn Substitution Chart.

Strawberry Delight Pages

 

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.

 

This pattern is available in my Patern Shop, Etsy, Raverly, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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A lovely and wonderful weekend everyone!!

Imagical Garden | Sneak Peek

Imagical Garden

 

Is there any tips to learn how to post with enough constant frequency? So far I can just dream about it ;o) But I have excuse – I was totally hooked and worked on my newest Imagical Garden™ collection. MANY thanks to Novi for such lovely name suggestion!! So, 10 hats, backpack, flower pins – just to name what already finished. I am so excited about this collection, especially hats!! Not each hat designed in different style, but also features at least two options for totally changing-look. Plus some “secrets” and tips even advanced crocheter may find helpful and innovative: how to make a perfect brim in any shape and sizes, how to make one-size hat to fit several sizes, how to make visor “standing” without insert even if crochet with lace weight yarn and much-much more!!

Above is sneak peek of first 3 hats… Which pattern would you like me to write first? ;o)

The Winner!!

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First of all, I would like to thank you all so much for participation and your sweet comments. I am so glad you like this blanket! I think it’s my favorite so far ;o)

And our winner is…… Robyn Taylor (comment #7). My CONGRATULATIONS Robyn!! I’ll contact you shortly.

 

A lovely and wonderful Wednesday day everyone!!

Strawberry Delight Crochet Pattern (EAP) | Blanket/Throw & Strawberry Pin + GIVEAWAY

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Strawberry Delight
Have you ever longed for those deliciously warm Summer days, when nothing seems sweeter than that fresh-picked strawberry that just brought a huge grin to your face? Now you can bring that feeling of sunshine, happy babies, family picnics, pretty flowers, and of course—strawberry-induced joy—to every day with the Strawberry Delight Blanket. Lovingly designed with eye-popping 3D flowers and “garnished” with a beautiful strawberry with leaves pin, this blanket would be perfect for a Summer-born baby or just anyone who deserves more sunshine in their life!

IMAGINE THIS: Crochet just first 2-3 pattern repeats for a fun and unusual Scarf. Crochet it with cotton thread to turn it into eye-catching and delicate choker necklace or skinny scarf.  Opt for wol or mohair yarn to make a neckwarmer, or even a cowl suitable for colder weather.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see details here)

 

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SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

YARN

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Sinfonia (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 skeins of #4 yellow (MC) and 2 skeins of #1 white (CC1).
Strawberry Pin: Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Shown: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 skein of #470 lime green (CC2).
DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 2 skeins of #321 red (CC3), 1 skein each of #743 yellow (CC4) and #B5200 white (CC5).

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)

NOTIONS

•  40″ (102 cm) of 5/8” (15 mm) wide green satin ribbon (shown: Offray, item #1017)
•  1 size 3/8” (10 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
•  28 size 8/0 E black glass beads (shown: premium Japanese glass beads by TOHO)
•  1 size 2” (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1” (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  fiberfill
•  4 stitch markers
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
36” (92 cm) wide x 40″ (102 cm) long

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

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
22 pages, 4 photos, 10 crochet stitch diagrams, 2 tutorails, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Care Symbols, Yarn Substitution Chart.

Strawberry Delight Pages

 

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 bywww.AllaKovalDesigns.com) but not required.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This eBook is released under EAP initiative (Early Access Program, see for details here)

This EAP version of Strawberry Delight pattern includes:

  • 10 crochet diagrams (final version) and 2 tutorials (one more tutorial to come)
  • photos (final version)
  • written instructions – not tech edited yet.

Still need to do for official release :

  • tech editing
  • add Front Post Triple Treble Stitch photo-tutorial

This EAP pattern is available at my Patterns Shop, Etsy and Ravelry until official release; then patterns will be added to another pattern stores. Note: Crocheted Strawberry Pin Pattern will be available as individual pattern.

Regular price of eBook: $7.50

EAP version price: $6.38

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AND…… in addition to 15% off, I have a GIVEAWAY for You, Strawberry lovers! I am offering a kit, which includes yarn and everything you will need to make a Strawberry Pin + $25 Visa Gift Card!

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TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

You can enter in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Purchase a Strawberry Delight pattern in any stores listed above and leave a comment on this post. 
  • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this pattern and giveawy, 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 Facebook posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).


TERMS

  • This giveaway starts today, May, 10th 2016 and will end on May 17th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select a winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winner will be notified by email on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.

 

A lovely and delicious day everyone!!! ;o)

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