Candy Clouds | Baby Blanket/Throw Crochet Pattern (EAP)

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Candy Clouds Blanket
The sky’s the limit! Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this unbelievably luxurious and fun afghan. No matter what time of year Baby is expected to arrive, this blanket is suitable for any season—just add a ribbon in appropriate color, and watch little eyes grow wide in delight before Baby snuggles into the clouds for a nap!

IMAGINE THIS: Because the blanket size is so easily adjusted, make it a baby blankie, a king-size comforter, or crochet just first two-tree pattern repeats to make a pretty and delicate scarf for yourself. Even more, crocheting two repeats of both sides of Blanket with a ribbon in a middle, will make a playful-any-season accessory for your little one! But why stop here?! Crochet it 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!

Below are some season-ribbon-inspiration from my stash… but why stop here?! Crochet 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!

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

SPRING:

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SUMMER:

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FALL:

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WINTER:

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

YARN

Dk weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 4 balls of #201 white and 2 balls of #273 turquoise

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm)

NOTIONS

•  2.2 yd [2 m]) of 7/8” (22 mm) wide satin ribbon
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
36” (92 cm) wide x 35″ long (89 cm) long after blocking

GAUGE

1 pattern rep x 4 rows = 3” (8 cm) after blocking
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
20 pages, 5 photos, 4 stitch diagrams, a schematic, 4 tutorials: Spike (Long stitch), Two Ways To Crochet Picot, Weaving a Ribbon, Reverse Single Crochet (a bonus ;o); technical pages: Glossary, Terms, 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 Candy Clouds Blanket pattern includes:

  • 4 stitch diagrams, 1 schematic and 4 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

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The Winner!!

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First, I would like to thank you all my dears so much for participation and your kind words. It’s just made my week to read all your wonderful and sweet comments. Thank You from bottom of my heart!

And now it’s a time to name the winner of our Hello Autumn Giveaway….

The Winner is Christine (comment #51)!!! My CONGRATULATION Christine!! I’ll contact to shortly!

 

A wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!! I have something new for you… so, see you pretty soon! ;o)

 

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Hello Autumn Giveaway + MORE!

Goodbye summer, hello delicious Autumn—my most favorite season of the year!

It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something NEW and BOLD, something beautiful!

Fall

This time of year is extra exciting because it means we get to go “back to knit and crochet”! When the kids go back to school, we get to go back to our projects. Join me in celebration with awesome giveaway and deals.

 

♥ ♥ ♥ First, I have a SPECIAL DEAL FOR YOU: get 35% off your entire purchase of $24.95 or more. Use code HELLOFALL35 at checkout.

* This coupon is applicable to Ravelry and Etsy stores. Offer runs through September 15th, 2016 (11:59 pm PST).

 

Hello Fall

And sure, it’s a giveaway time! One lucky winner in the world will receive:

All this yarn made in high quality Egyptian cotton, fingering weight 100% Egyptian yarn. It can be machine washed and dried flat, and designed for making baby hats, booties, bibs, sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, blankets as well as cool and comfortable garments for adults.

Also, winner will receive a SURPRISE GIFT picked by me with huge pleasure and lots of love!

 

TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You can enter the contest in 3 ways:

  • Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post here, on the blog—mylittlecitygirl.com. No other action is required ;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, September 1st, 2016 and will end on September 15th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
  • I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, September 16th, 2014.

 

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Knitting Charts with Stitch Maps

I can hardly express my delight with Stitch-maps! It makes me want to go back to knitting designs and patterns. Stitch-Maps.com is a website that offers a revolutionary new way of viewing knitting charts: without a grid.

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The symbols within a stitch map clearly show what stitches to work. And – not being confined within grid squares – they also show which stitches of the previous row should be worked. The end result? Charts with unparalleled fluidity, authenticity, and beauty. Get more details on the Stitch Maps overview page.

There are currently 3567 patterns and counting. That’s an fantastic number of stitch patterns to choose from! All patterns include written instructions, some of the patterns include swatch photos, and there is a search feature that allows you to filter for exactly what you want.

Browsing and contributing to the pattern collection is free. Basic and Premium subscriptions give you additional options for highlighting rows, saving, exporting files, and other features. The Stitch Maps Ravelry group is full of Q&A’s and useful tips.

Find out Edie Eckman’s review of stitch maps for more details and aspects.

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.

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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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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!!

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