A Magic In Action

Awee! Look what I got yesterday from Wool & Company! I order yarn online for years, but never receive it such nicely and lovely packed. Not to mention that polka dots and stripes are my most favorite prints as well as B&W. Dear Wool and Company – I am yours forever 🥰

BTW, this order was for our Black Friday Gifting & Deals contest. See what color the winner chose:

Crest of a Wave Cap & Scarf Cowl | Crochet Pattern for Kids & Adult

Crest of a Wave Cap & Scarf Set

When you feel the gentle breeze coming from the timeless ocean, be free as its shimmering waves!

Inspired by the ocean kissing the sand comes this lightweight and airy crochet collection with unique cluster waves pattern. Incorporating this exquisite set into your crochet wearables will unwaveringly catch everyone’s eye and put you center stage!

The cap instruction are easily can be used for making any size cowl (How to notes are included!).

Whatever you decide to make this set with bamboo, silk or cashmere blends in any of 3 sizes offered—this cozy and fun accessories will make you and your little one feel on the crest of wave! A perfect gift idea too!

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already purchased the Crest of a Wave Scarf pattern and interesting in this Cap+ Scarf+Cowl pattern – just email me at allakoval@gmail.com and I’ll update your pattern for free ;o)

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Cap: 19 (20, 21)” (48 [51, 53] cm) in circumference at band and 9.5 (10, 10)” (24 [25.5, 25.5] cm) tall unstretched.
Scarf: 53 (57, 65)” (135 [145, 165] cm) long and 6 (9, 9)” (15 [23, 23] cm) wide without tassels.

YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Cap: Premier® Cotton Fair® (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 (1, 2) balls of #2703 baby blue.
Scarf: Premier® Cotton Fair® (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 2 (3, 4) balls of #2703 baby blue.

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); size E/4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
  3.5” (9 cm) pompom maker
  4” (10 cm) long piece of cardboard
  2 stitch markers
  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
20 hdc x 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) made with larger crochet hook.
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
20 pages, 4 photos, 4 stitch diagrams, 4 tutorials: How to Crochet into 3rd loop hdc, Reverse Single Crochet Stitch, Making a Tassel, Making a Pom Pom; technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

This pattern is available in myLCG Pattern ShopEtsyRaverlyCraftsy and LoveKnitting.

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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.

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To enjoy more  holiday deals, please visit my EtsyRavelryAmazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores.
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That Magic Mood

•Rus⤵︎• The snow is falling somewhere (but not in Seattle) and the wonderful season is already here. I love this time of year when the magic happens. This year even the hummingbirds decided to spend the winter with us – I have never seen so many of them in our backyard.
Did you recognize this lovely sweet girl and the scarf she wears?! ;o)
And BTW, regarding my previous post about the colors this one looks like true turquoise for me. How about you? ;o)
🇷🇺 Хотя снег в Сиэтле и редкость, но праздничное настроение никто не отменял, и я обожаю это время года. Не в смысле обложиться мандаринками в ожидании боя курантов, а когда радует каждая деталь и все воспринимается через какую-то магическую призму. В этом году даже колибри решили с нами «перезимовать» – я никогда не видела их в таком количестве у нас в саду.
Кстати, узнаете суперскую девчонку-модельку?! А шарфик? 😉
И, возвращаясь к теме сине-зелёных оттенков, цвет шарфика и футболки я вижу как бирюзовый (turquoise). ⁉️А как видите его вы? Всегда очень интересно насколько мы по разному видем и воспринимаем цвета и оттенки.

Color Inspiration | Teal

A day of knowledge and surprises🤓

First, I was surprised that I could not translate the name of the color “teal” to Russian. Google surprised me even more by translating teal as “чирок”(a small duck 🦆)

It was interesting and I found plenty kinds of teal ducks, but my favorite is Ringed teal (Кольчатый чирок). What a beauty and color inspiration!! Don’t you think so?! ;o)

Photo credit: Svitlana Tkach.

Another translation of teal is сине-зелёный (bluish-green) which I also associate with peacock, turquoise and aqua. But oh my, see all the shades by Pantone. Not to mention a “pink peacock” shade 😜

My absolute favorites are shades number ##01, 09, 15:

❓Which are yours?! And if you speak in 🇷🇺 how would you translate them to Russian?

 

Happy Monday everyone!😍

 

Cinnamon Cowl | Interweave Crochet Winter 2019

Interweave Crochet Winter 2019 features 20 cold-weather projects to chase the chill and I am so happy to be in!! 🥰

Cinnamon Cowl
Combine puff stitches and stitch decreases to create this stunning pattern. This intricate cowl is worked in continuous rounds with reverse single crochet edging on each edge.

DIFFICULTY
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
About 10” in height and 45” in circumference.

YARN
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials (100% acrylic; 131 yd / 5 oz): #E856_7305 biscuit, 3 balls.

HOOK
Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle.

GAUGE
10 sc and 8 rnds = 3½“ in patt.

This Winter issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out! I am so in love with Granny Hexagon Bag by Jennifer Olivarez @jen_olivarez, Little Llama Amigurumi by Brenda K.B. Anderson, Tunisian Crescent Shawlette by Juliette Bezold … just name a few 😍

Special Stitches | 3rd Loop HDC vs Back Loop HDC

Is there really a difference between 3rd loop half double crochet (3rd loop hdc) and back loop half double crochet, and can I substitute them with each other❓A question that I get quite often.

See the difference on the picture above and tutorial how to crochet 3rd loop hdc below:

⠀Of course, you can use any of these ways to crochet a rib hdc pattern. As a big fan of this simple but such versatile stitch, my favorite is a 3rd loop hdc for sure 🤓

The Winner!!

Thank you all for participation and sharing your favorite holiday! Looks as most of us on the same page ;o)

And now it’s a time to name the Winner for our Gifting & Deals giveaway!

So……..

The Winner is Kevin Griffin! My CONGRATULATIONS Kevin! I’ll contact you shortly.

Happy and lovely Monday everyone!

Swank Scarf & Cap Set | Interweave Crochet Fall 2018

I bet you long time ago got a copy of Interweave Crochet Fall 2018 issue. But I just got digital my yesterday 🙈 even with my design in.

Well, better is late than never… right?!

Swank Cap & Scarf Set
Use puff stitches to create the incredible texture on this matching scarf and slouchy hat. Superbulky yarn creates the pom-pom on the hat and is threaded through the open spaces in the scarf.

DIFFICULTY
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
Scarf: 8.5” wide and 75″” long, excluding tassels; Cap: about 20″” in circumference at band and 10.5” tall, unstretched.

YARN
Sugar Bush Yarns Bold (100% extrafine merino; 190 yd / 3.5 oz): #3025 chestnut tree (MC), 8 balls.

Sugar Bush Yarns Chill (100% extrafine merino; 52 yd / 3.5 oz): #1005 copper (CC), 1 ball.

HOOK
Size H/8 (5 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Yarn needle; 4.5” cardboard square, 1; 3.5” pom-pom maker.

GAUGE
Scarf: 3 lg puff V-sts and 6 rows = 3.5″” in patt; cap: 6 puff V-sts and 9 rnds = 4.5” in patt.”

A lovely and fantastic Wednesday everyone!!!

 

Crest of a Wave Scarf | Crochet Pattern for Kids & Adult

 

Crest of a Wave Scarf

When you feel the gentle breeze coming from the timeless ocean, be free as its shimmering waves!

Inspired by the ocean kissing the sand comes this lightweight and airy crochet collection with unique cluster waves pattern. Incorporating this exquisite scarf into your crochet wearables will unwaveringly catch everyone’s eye and put you center stage!

Whether you decide to make this scarf with bamboo, silk or cashmere blends in any of 3 sizes offered—this cozy and fun accessory will make you and your little one feel on the crest of wave! A perfect gift idea too!

Note: Crest Of A Wave Cap pattern which will be released late this week.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

YARN

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Premier® Cotton Fair® (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 2 (3, 4) balls of #2703 baby blue.

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm); size E/4 (3.5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS
• 4″ (10 cm) long piece of cardboard
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SIZES
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
53 (57, 65)” (135 [145, 165] cm) long and 6 (9, 9)” (15 [23, 23] cm) wide without tassels.

GAUGE
20 hdc x 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) made with larger crochet hook.
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
14 pages, 3 photos, 2 stitch diagrams, 3 tutorials: How to Crochet into 3rd loop hdc, Reverse Single Crochet Stitch, Making a Tassel; technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.

This pattern is available in myLCG Pattern ShopEtsyRaverlyCraftsy and LoveKnitting.

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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.

_______________________

To enjoy more  holiday deals, please visit my EtsyRavelryAmazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores.
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Gifting & Deals!

As my way of saying thank you let’s go for some gifts & deals I have for you! 🎁

First, a SPECIAL DEAL: get 85% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more.

Use code THANKS at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

Offer runs 4 days only and expires November 26th, 2018 (11:59 pm PST).

 

And now, it’s a GIFTING TIME!

One lucky from anywhere in the world will win 3 hanks of such luxury and one of  my new favorite by The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 159 yd [145 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]; Sport weight) in colors of Your choice!

‼️OR GET $50 GIFT CARD instead of yarn!

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST

⠀ • Mandatory Entry: Just share what is your favorite holiday or simple leave any comment here on my blog mylittlecitygirl.com. And that all! No any obligations ;o)

⠀ • Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this gifting and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.

⠀ • Optional Entry # 3: Live comment on Instagram, my FB page, share this post on any of your accounts: Instagram, 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 blogpost. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).

TERMS

⠀ • This contest starts today, November, 2018 and will end on December 1st, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.

⠀ • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. A Winner will be notified by email on Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

Good luck everyone and lets the fun begin!

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