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“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!! 🌱🤓

The Winners!!!

UPDATE: All emails and messages via Instagram & Facebook sent. Please let me know if you did not get your!
What a week has stood out! Thank you so much dear ladies for all such great coat name suggestions!!!
 
During the week I tried on each of your proposed ideas and almost all of them fitted perfectly. And just yesterday, I narrowed down the choice to three of them:
“Spring Time on Paris” by SherryG, “Belle Petite Lace” by Jeannette Di Lorenzo and “Primavera alla Koval Lace Coat” by Izumi Goto.
 
Waking up today and looking at 4 version of this coat I already came with, I caught myself thinking that this is definitely my favorite creation so far (after lovely dughter Kristin of course) because it’s about everything I love: lace, which reflects the freshness of any season, a combination of different stitch patterns, attention to details, an “intricate” design that is easy and fun to crochet, different options of style and yarn choice.
 
Thus, maybe both of us (me and the coat) deserve my name in the title?! Not to mention that amazing Tin came up with a cool pun on my first name that works great for Izumi’s suggestion…. so what if we go with:
 
A la Koval Petite Lace Coat
 
…and Marie just nail the description:
“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!”
 
So yes, we have two winners: Izumi Goto and Marie! My Congratulations ladies!! You won $35 and à la Koval Petit Lace Coat pattern for free when it will be released. I’ll contact you shorty.
 
Jeannette Di Lorenzo also won a pattern for “Petite” suggestion!
 
And the winners of 50% OFF coupon to my Etsy and Raverly stores are: Heather, Darsynia, Novi, Erika, Aditi, Maria, Jane Feagans-King, Susan Thompson, SherryG, Jeannette Di Lorenzo, MaryAnn Boroz, Kathy, Sapa, Lindy R Lewis, Linda, Cindy Alexander, greatminds on Rav, Judy Orrego, Wendy Sugg, Alla Udod, @crochetaladia, @lee_katherine_8 and hollyhobbiedthis
 
My Congratulations dear ladies!!  Thank you so much again!! You are the BEST!!

Lace Coat Progress

Sneak peek №2
The result of voting for the style of back panel was about 45% to 55% in favor of a white coat. I also could not choose, so I ended up with the third version, which can be embellished in couple ways for different look. It’s look funny without collar and sleeves but I wanted to give you an idea what it’s look like 😉 What do you think?
For the back panel of turquoise coat – I’ll use it for lace tunic pattern for sure. And now I think think that back panel on white coat makes the coat a bit overloaded with variety of lace patterns 🤔
 
In the other news.
So far:
☑︎ Both coats about 70% done.
☑︎ All 💯+ stitch diagrams are finished.
☑︎ Instructions for sleeves and back inserts are written as well as material list and Special Stitches.
☑︎ Schematic and resizing half done.
 
I am so looking forward to finish the coats and pattern as soon ad possible. But first I should complete and ship secret project for Interweave Crochet Fall 2019 issue 😎
 

Contest Time!

I can’t wait to share with you more details and pattern-progress with the lace coat, but meanwhile let’s have a CONTEST!

 

I am looking for a catching name (and short description if possible) for this lace coat with two styles of collar, two options of sleeves edging and versatile back insert. In English only please ;o)

HOW TO ENTER

  • To enter the contest, please post the coat name ideas and short description in comments. Feel free to post as many entries as you would like. 
  • The Winner will get Visa Gift Card of $35 value (for US residents only!) or $35 via PayPal/Western Union (WORLDWIDE) + this lace coat pattern for free right after release.
  • All participants, who will post a name suggestion(s) will receive 50% OFF coupon to my Raverly and Etsy stores with no expiration date.


TERMS

  • This contest starts today, February19th, 2019 and will end February 26th, 2019 at 12:59 pm PST time.

The Winner will be announced and notified next day – Wednesday, February 27th.

 

P.S.: If you are not interesting in this contest, please feel free to leave the comments anyway.
I just love to receive them and every comment is much appreciated!! Well, I bet You know 😘😘😘

Butterfly Kisses Crochet Blanket Pattern | Sizes Baby & Throw

Make the ultimate in the lace for little ones in your life!
This airy and delicate like a butterfly kisses blanket crocheted with 100% hight quality cotton and instructions for Baby and Throw blanket sizes are included.
This pattern is suitable even for beginner level crocheters but it will not seem boring for experienced ones either!
Moreover trying out this pattern is an awesome opportunity to practice or learn puff, bobble and popcorn stitches. Considering that even the most seasoned crocheters might find themselves confused by which is which one should not miss out on the chance to give this pattern a try!

♥ ♥ ♥ VALENTINE DAY SPECIAL  FOR YOU: Enjoy 50% off on this pattern. The offer expires February 17th, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES
Baby/ Throw

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
33 (50)” (84 [127] cm) wide by 35 (59)” (89 [150] cm) long. Sample shown is size Baby.

YARN
Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: DMC Natura Just Cotton(100% cotton; 170 yd [155 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 7 (12) balls of #01 Ibiza (MC), 2 balls of #89 Jaune Indien (CC1) and 1 (2) ball(s) of #102 Myosotis (CC2).
Yarn suggestion #2 (not shown): Omega Perle (100% cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 7 balls of #501 white (MC), 2 ball of #527 mint (CC1) and 1 ball of #520 light pink (CC2).

CROCHET HOOK
Size C/2 (2.75 mm)

NOTIONS
•  4 stitch markers
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

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

* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
20 pages, 2 photos, 4 stitch diagrams, 2 tutorials: Spike (Long) Stitch, Two Ways To Crochet Picot; 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  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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My Current Project Updates

One more pattern I want to finish before start to work on a secret project for Fall 2019 issue of my lovely Interweave Crochet 🥰

Can you recognize this design?! Oh, yes. It took a long time to get back to this design 🙈 But I am so glad I did it!

Below are back details and a question for you:

Which version of back insert do you like more if any?
1 – like on white coat
2 – like on turquoise one
3 – no any

P. S.: Curious what’s the final one?! 🤓


For more details and progress pictures and more news, please visit my Instagram’s page @allakovaldesigns. You are heartily invited and very welcome to join me! Let’s stay connected: https://www.instagram.com/allakovaldesigns/

Snow in Seattle :)

Seattle’s first snow of the season ❄️☃️ Snow isn’t that common here and city tends to slow or even shut down with mere inches of snow. So, schools are still closed. And I started this morning with thawing nectar in the hummingbird’s feeders 🙃

If you are curious, below are some interesting facts about Seattle’s snow:

The most snow that Seattle has ever had was 64 inches. This record was made back in 1880. Usually, however, the average is about five inches of snow every season. In some years they don’t get any snow. Other notable snow seasons include the 21.4 inches back in 1950 and the 21.5 inches in 1916. Getting snow of this amount is really rare in Seattle.

I am just back from walking and so enjoyed sun and snow ❄️ What is your weather today?😉

Crest of a Wave Crochet Blanket Pattern | Sizes: Baby/ Toddler/ Throw/ King

Crest Of A Wave Blanket

Relax in style by the seaside listening to a rhythmic and soothing wave dance on this light-weight yet sturdy luxurious blanket! Or embrace your special summer memories of melodious waves and wrap up in this soft blanket during the chilly season.

This versatile blanket features a charming cluster waves pattern that can be crocheted 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 bedspreadthe possibilities are endless with this fun and easy pattern. Instruction for Baby (Toddler, Throw, King) sizes are included!

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES
Baby/ Toddler/ Throw/ King

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
32 (43, 52, 96)” (81 [109, 132, 243] cm) wide by 32 (51, 62, 92)” (109 [129.5, 157.5, 234] cm) long. Sample shown is size Toddler.

YARN
Dk weight (#3 Light).

Shown: Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop (50% cotton, 50% bamboo; 290 yd [266 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 7 (10, 14, 25) balls of #106 turquoise, 1 (1, 1, 2) ball(s) each of #108 lime green and #101 white.

Option 2 (doesn’t shown): PremieCotton Fair® (52% cotton, 48% acrylic; 317 yd [290 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 7 (10, 14, 25) of #2704 turquoise.

CROCHET HOOK

Size E/4 (3.5 mm); size D/3 (3.25 mm).

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

GAUGE
21 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, 2 photos, 2 stitch diagrams, 3 tutorials: How to Crochet Into Third Loop of Half Double Crochet, 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  Spring deals, please visit my EtsyRavelryAmazon and ImagicalSeasons.com stores.
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

Banner_order_now Amazon_logo etsy-buttonravelry-logo

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