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After educational reading over 1000 pages and watching 8 hours of teaching video last week (more details later), I decided to spoil myself and so enjoined working on some new projects before back to working on my book ;o)

Let me introduce the Cherry Blossom Crocheted Tank Top (which can be easily turned into dress for little ones). This top made in pretty simple basic crochet pattern with 4 ruffle-panels (two each in front and back). My inspiration for this top was that gradient ribbon I’ve noticed in our local Jo-Ann craft store, and I really glad with this delicate and lovely touch, which reminds such pretty blossom petals. Can’t wait for cherry blossom just in a few months to make a modeling and show you this top on model ;) This sample top is made to fit my 11 years old daughter and just about 2 inches longer than her waist. But as I mentioned above, with shorter bodice and longer skirt this top will magically transformed into dress or halter top/tunic.  Not to mention that this top can be turned into any theme – tropical if made with bright color and contrasting ribbons, sea theme, black/white, cotton candy, strawberry shortcake or parfait, poppy, daisy, forget-me-knot, ladybug or bees …  well, whatever you can think of!


As last, but not least… when ;o) This design is a part of my ruffle collection for the book, but I consider to make it available in a month or so. But only this one, OK? The rest of collection is still under “secret projects”.


BTW, which name do you like better for this design: Cherry Blossom or Sakura? For the book one-word names work better, but Cherry blossom sounds more pleasant for my ears… not-sure-why. How about you?


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A wonderful weekend everyone!!
Alla Koval Designs

31 Responses to Cherry Blossom (Sakura) | Preview

  1. 1
    Novi says:

    Sakura. Lil bit exotic.

  2. 2
    Tinachicky says:

    I love it! And I love the name Sakura!

  3. 3
    judy orrego says:

    Beautiful as always!! :D

  4. 4
    Julie says:

    I like Cherry Blossom. Another stunning design!!!

  5. 5
    Becky says:

    I love this.

  6. 6
    Marie says:

    It’s beautiful, Alla! Both names are lovely. I lean towards the English version, because I speak Japanese and know much about Japanese culture, and to me Sakura has other connotations and nuances. So I prefer “Cherry Blossom” because for me the design is romantic and feminine and frilly, and I think the meaning and nuances of the English version name, Cherry Blossom, suit the energy of the design better.

    • Alla says:

      Thank you so much Marie for such interesting info.

      I agree with Novi that Sakura sounds more exotic. And with keeping that beautiful tree’s blossom in mind, it’s really hard to think about other connotations and nuances sakura may have ;) Oh the other note, probably “In bloom” or just “Blossom” may be another name-alternative.

  7. 7
    Lana says:

    So beautiful and dainty! Alla, you have an amazing talent! I can’t wait for this pattern, 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!!!!

  8. 8
    Nancy says:

    Awwww this is so cute, Alla:0)

  9. 9
    chinapat says:

    Sakura sounds more elegant.

  10. 10
    Ayesha says:

    Sooooo adorable can’t wait for the pattern ^_^

  11. 11
    marsha says:

    Alla, I love both so whatever is fine! Beautiful name, beautiful pattern! Love it!

  12. 12
    Lorraine says:

    Just beautiful! Cannot waitefor the pattern!

  13. 13
    Alla says:

    Thank you so much Ladies for your kind of words and advice!!!

    Looks as Sakura is the Winner ;)

  14. 14
    SUSIE WARREN says:

    I Love this pattern! I have 4 little granddaughters and I die to put them in soft feminine frills! My daughters think otherwise, you know jeans and t-shirts. No way will they keep me from dolling them up in this. They might all be in college before I can make 4 of them at the rate I crochet but…too cute to pass up! I really like Cherry Blossom, it seems to fit perfectly!

  15. 15
    Ольга says:

    Очень изысканно, просто глаз не отвести!

  16. 16
    amani says:

    i love the pattern i prefer cherry blossom

  17. 17

    I love Sakura, very exotic sounding indeed! The halter is over-the-top cute, and I cannot wait for the pattern! :D

  18. 18
    shirley says:

    Love the pattern cherry blossom will there be a way to get it would love to make it for a little girl

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    Sarah Jones says:


  20. 20
    Michelle Ahrens says:

    You do beautiful work! You posted this in March and said that the pattern would be available in a month or so. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Can you let me know if you released this pattern yet? I would love to make this! Thank you, Michelle

    • Alla says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Oh yes, I know. There was unexpected delay with this pattern. But I’ve done this one and sent to my tech editor already. As soon as I get it back, I’ll release it. Thank you for your patience.

  21. 21
    Donna King says:

    This pattern is absolutely stunning … so cool and summery, but still so feminine and absolutely perfect for any little girl. I like the simple name of Blossom, because it leaves the pattern open to other colours such as mint green, lavender, peach, soft blue … just a thought.

  22. 22
    Hunter W says:

    Hi…Both Cherry Blossom, and Sakura are great…go with Cherry Blossom maybe…Please let me know when it is available for purchase…I DEFINETELY want it!! Thanks!

  23. 23
    Carol D says:

    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!

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