Natural Raffia Tote

My very first tote I created for my vacation. Made from natural raffia, I think it’s a great as market or beach tote… or to carry your knit or crochet projects 😉

You know, I am still crazy on polka dots, but these 3D dots are my absolute new favorites!! So, at least one more design will be released soon. Not to mention that “winter” version of 3D is also created. Can’t wait to share!

⁉️ And last, but not least: do you think I should to write a pattern? Or on market are tons of tote patterns already?

Sneak Peak

 

Sneak peek of a couple crochet swatches I made this month. Do you like any?

Two of them are already used in my current projects… One is done and even I took pictures yesterday. Check my next post for details😉

 

Yarn Talk | King Cole Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply

Bamboo is such a fabulous fiber and King Cole Bamboo Cotton is definitely one of my new favorites!
The Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply has fantastic stitch definition for both knitting and crochet, excellent drape and shine which makes it ideal for cool summer garments.

Brand: King Cole
Yarn Name: Bamboo Cotton 4 Ply
Weight: 4 Ply
Fiber Content: 52% Cotton, 48% Bamboo
Yardage: 406 yd (371 m)/3.5 oz (100g)
Care Instructions: Machine wash gentle, cold.
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🛒 Where to buy: Crochet Crafts
Price: $8.95

In The News

 

👋🏻 Hi-hi dear friends!! How is your summer? It looks like summer has not come here yet in Seattle, but it works for me and my challenges and tasks😉

✅ One of my latest 10 days-challenge was 3000 kettlebell swings (300 every morning). We done it yesterday 💪🏻 Both, Igor and I lost 7-8 lbs and feel full of energy! Funny, but most challenge to us was to be in gym at 5:00 am and wake up at 4:15 am…

✅ Another challenge was to complete work on my new kind of patterns called LIM (Less Is More). …And first pattern is done!! YAY!!! I’ll share more details soon!

✅ Next challenge was to create every day a new swatch and note design ideas with it. 30 swatches are done. Two projects are in work now and one done (I work on pattern now).

✅ Also, I wanted to find a perfect bamboo blend yarn for summer projects. And after testing a bunch of them, I finally found yarn I love 😍 See my next post for details.

🤓 And last, but not least coming challenge… is survive a week in Las Vegas – San Diego. Yes, we are going to a little trip in a two days 🥰

Yeah, but I missed blogging again… probably it’s a good idea for new challenge?! 🤔😉

Sunlit Meadow Summer Hat Crochet Pattern | Sizes Child (Youth, Adult)

Sunlit Meadow Summer Hat is just released  SPECIAL DEAL for you!!
Whether you’re looking for fashionable look or need to shield yourself from the bright summer sun, this hat is the perfect way to protect your face and eyes while also looking très chic. Enjoy wearing this adorable sun hat on the beach, to the park or while strolling through the city!
Playful polka-dots (puff stitches) are worked as you go and can be easily transformed to the “sunlit meadow” that looks as if it had stepped from the pages of a fairy-tale. If you go for a “meadow” look, the flowers are affixed in the most original way that will bedazzle you with its simplicity! The brim holds its shape simply using a wire brim-lock in the last row.
Swing into the new summer season with this new versatile pattern and give your special friends the perfect gift!
‼️And I have a SPECIAL DEAL FOR YOU too: get 30% off on Sunlit Meadow Summer Hat pattern. Use code SUMMER at checkout in my Ravelry store ONLY! This offer expires June 3rd, 2019 (11:59 PST)
SIZES
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hats: 17.5 (20, 22)“ (45 51, 56 cm) circumference.
Flower Pin: 4” (10 cm) wide x 4” (10 cm) tall.
SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate
YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Turquoise hat: Omega Fantasia (100% cotton; 123 yd [113 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 2) ball(s) of #190 light turquoise and 1 ball each of #100 white and #200 turquoise.
Daisy hat: Cascade Ultra Pima Fine (100% pima cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 2) hank(s) of #3746 Chartreuse and 1 hank each of #3728 White and #3826 Golden Rod.

CROCHET HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS
• 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
• 1-2 packs of 1/2″ elastic hair rings
• Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
20 dc x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm)

This eBook involves crochet skills only.

14 pages, 2 photos, 3 crochet stitch diagrams, 1 schematic, 2 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts.

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.

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  spring 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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Ladybug Cap & Daisy Pin Crochet Pattern | Sizes Child (Youth, Adult)

Ladybug Cap & Daisy Pin

Go whimsical with an ever-so-fun crocheted Ladybug Cap—perfect for a party-ready look or for just traipsing along on a summer day!

The cap is worked in rounds from bottom to top and consists of a two layered brim with fun eye-buttons sewn on bottom layer, band, top crocheted button and detachable Daisy Pin. Polka dots (contrasting puff stitches) are worked as you go carry the yarn throughout.

Daisy pin is a wonderful accent for a hat, sweater, bag, scarf, gloves or whatever you can think of! Find a fun way to make your own!

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

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

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).

Daisy 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)
• 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

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

*This eBook involves crochet skills only. 20 pages, 4 photos, 9 crochet stitch diagrams, 1 schematic, 4 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Conversion charts.

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.

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  spring 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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A La Koval Lace Petit Coat | Just Released & Deal For You!

A la Koval Petite Lace Crochet Coat
Any girl will turn heads in this unique and stunning lace coat. With two options for the collar, sleeves and even the back, you can customize to your heart’s content! This heirloom-quality design will be forever remembered on that special occasion, be it a wedding, elegant party, or any event when only something spectacular will do!

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

 

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES
2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12) years

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished chest: 24 (26, 28, 29, 31, 33)” (61 [66,71, 74, 79, 84] cm)
Finished length: 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31)” (48 [53.5, 61, 66, 74, 79] cm)

YARN
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: Omega Crochet Cotton #5 (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) balls of #50 white OR #74 sky blue.
Option 2: Omega Eulali (100% cotton; 394 yd [360 m]/3.52 oz [100 g]): 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) balls of #31 salmon.
Option 3: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls of #515 turquoise.

CROCHET HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge.

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
42 pages, 3 photos, 25 stitch diagrams, Standard measurements and Conversion Charts.

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 à la Koval Lace Petite Coat crochet pattern includes:

  • 25 stitch diagrams (final versions)
  • photos (final version)
  • written instructions – not tech edited yet.

Still need to do for official release :

  • finish samples in sizes 2 & 6 and take photos
  • add schematic (measurements) page
  • add 2 more stitch diagrams for Back Insert finishing options.
  • tech editing

This EAP pattern is available at Ravelry until official release; then patterns will be added to the others pattern stores.

Regular price of eBook: $14.50

EAP version price: $12.33

 

Happy Easter to you 🐰🌸… and happy B-day to me 🤓 And let’s go for some deals…

As far as I remember myself, I always loved equally give and receive gifts… but with age I noticed that gifting brings me much more pleasure 🥰

So, I am so glad to offer you 49% OFF coupon to entire my Ravelry shop, including this just released eBook too!

P.S.: Guess, why 49%? Seems like these deals are a kind of new tradition 😉

Use coupon code “LOVE” at checkout.

This offer expires April 23th, 2019 (11:59 pm PST).

In The News

 

“Regular posting?”- No, I have not heard…🙈

If seriously, spring is always so exciting, creative and busy for me (especially April) that I was really surprised that my last post was March 21st.

This month so far:
✔️ I met 2 deadlines.
✔️ Discovered and fell in love with new crochet technique.
✔️Created on its basis three designs that I think will be the beginning of a new era in my work.
✔️ Designed our garden, decided on plants, even bought our very first columnar apple trees and dwarf pomegranates.

… And most importantly ✔️, I finished à la Koval Petit lace coat pattern, which will be released on April 21!

23 charts, some innovations in pattern-style and a written description of course. But if you prefer diagrams – this pattern is a dream for you to deal with 😉 I think this pattern is my the biggest project after Imagical crochet pattern books, but I am so happy I did it!!

How is yours Spring?
Have a lovely and wonderful day!! 😘😘😘

Thank you!!! You are Awesome!!

🥰 Basing on your lovely testimonials and questions I’ve got last week it seems that everyone is ready for spring/summer projects, and Sakura Top is not exclusions:
💌Just finding this absolutely STUNNING pattern!
Is it on Ravelry? Though because of budget, I rarely purchase patterns, I would buy this one for my granddaughter! this IS stunning!
💌I am in south Africa hoe can I buy this pattern
💌I just purchased your pattern for this beautiful top. Can you tell me what petticoat you used. I want to make my 3 year old granddaughter this for a elsa costume….thank you
💌I would love to make this beautiful for my beautiful granddaughter please can you tell me where I can buy it thank you
💌So beautiful and dainty! Alla, you have an amazing talent! I can’t wait for yarn arrived, thank goodness I have 2 Petalline Dresses to keep me busy in the mean time, 1 for my daughter and 1 for my niece :) Just gorgeous!!!!
I really can’t explain how I am so grateful for your interest in my work and your lovely emails! You are my boundless inspiration!!! Thank you so much from bottom of my heart 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
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And to according your questions:
 
 
👗 Petticoat is made by Belle Ame pettiskirts. I am not sure if they are still in a business, but just google – you may find some their skirts and dresses on eBay and other places.

Interweave Crochet Spring 2019 | My New Publications

Interweave Crochet Spring 2019 features 18 beautiful projects to greet spring and I am so excited to be in! In this Issue I have 2 designs, the first of which is Albergo Top:
And second is …
This coral-reef inspired scarf is worked in rounds, creating a very long tube of stitched mesh. Work diagonal ruffles into the tube to give it a mesmerizing underwater texture.
 
This Spring 2019 issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out: https://www.interweave.com/store/interweave-crochet-spring-2019-digital-edition
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Make projects inspired by world travels or create garments and accessories from under the sea. Learn to felt your crochet or try a simplified version of Romanian point lace. Then, read about fiber artists that are using crochet to bring awareness to coral reef preservation and environmental issues.
 
You’ll find so much to love in Interweave Crochet this spring!
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CREDIT: Harper Point Photography fashion trends
You can find the issue on newsstands March 12, 2019.
Oh, and below is a prototype of Atoll Scarf ;o)
 
Happy First Day of Spring!!
🌸 Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s party!” —Robin Williams

Ahhh, these Spring feelings!! 🌱🤓
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