Category: Creations

The Perfect Brim

Anastasia Hat 01

 

If you noticed, I’m a big fan of brimmed hats for girls of any age ;o) I have Rose Buds, and two another hat patterns with brim, which are available for free downloads: Garden Party & Design you Own Hat.  BTW, the hat above is just an idea how you can turn Anastasia Beanie into hat with any size of brim. Anastasia Beanie + Brim = Hat.

Actually the hats crocheted with cotton yarn like Omega Sinfonia, Tahki Cotton Classic, King Tut holds the brim in place. But for hats made with thread or soft yarn, using craft wire on the outer edge prevent to flopping the brim down into your eyes and you can shape the hat to your liking. The way I got the brim to stand out like using 1/16 wire (found at local hardware store) that I crocheted into the hat during the last row.

Recently, after some research, I discovered millinery wire is the real stuff used on hats. My shipment arrives tomorrow and can hardly wait to try it out! Has anyone ever used this type of hat wire?  If so, what has been your experience? Good or bad?

I’ve ordered 1.35 mm wire and nylon wire joiners at Judith M Millinery Supply House, such a nice and very informative place!

 

Using wire may be a bit tricky first time, but you will became a guru pretty fast. Oh, and if you would like me to share my way to work with wire, just hint, and I’ll glad to write a tutorial for you.

 

A Wonderful and productive Thursday everyone!!

 

Alla Koval Designs

Anastasia Crocheted Beanie | Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

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While I was overwhelmed  with my current projects, I decided to step aside to start the holiday season with this free pattern ;o) So, let me introduce…

 

Anastasia

Make the ultimate in fine lace for your little one! Simplicity and sweetness come together in this elegant beanie, suitable for ladies of all ages! Its refreshing beauty is sure to delight the lucky wearer, especially when made in her favorite color! Need a last minute gift? This beanie will make for that nice touch.

Opt for wool or mohair yarn to make a beanie suitable for colder weather. You can even add metallic or silvery threads to make this beanie the perfect holiday gift!

 

This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green primrose_motif_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>> 

Download: anastasia_beanie_v1.pdf
Updated: October 23, 2014
Size: 2.2 MiB
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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

SIZES

Small/Toddler (Medium/Child, Large/Youth,
X-Large/Adult).
Hat shown is a size Large/Youth. Beanie shown is size Medium/Child.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
16.5 (18.5, 20.25, 22.25)” (42 [47, 51.5, 56.5] cm) circumference, unstretched.

YARN

Thread (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: Omega Cotton Thread #5 (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 (1, 1, 2) ball(s) of #50 white.

CROCHET HOOK
Size B/1 (2.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

NOTIONS

• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

6 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram

Anastasia Pages

 

Please read and follow my copyright info. THANK YOU! Also, this pattern has not been tech edited, so if you find any mistakes or typos, please let me know and I will fix it.

 

A wonderful and lovely day to You all!!

With love,
yours.

 

Alla Koval Designs

Sylvan Crocheted Necklace | Free Pattern for Kids and Adult

Sylvan Necklace Title

Sylvan

Walk in woods any time of the year with the Sylvan Necklace, suitable for wearers of all ages!
This free pattern is very versatile. Crochet the chains in equal length to create a fun headband or even belt! Or just crochet the flowers to create a cute Flower pin or brooch. The necklace can be made using a wide range of yarn weights, from fine to medium and bulky weight yarns, for any season or occasion. Work it in jewel tones or pastels, in solid colors or softly variegated shades for a one-of-a-kind accessory! A perfect gift idea!

 

This pattern is available for download for free (to download: simple click at highlighted in green primrose_motif_v1.pdf file on the right ) >>> 

Download: sylvan_necklace_v1.pdf
Updated: September 10, 2014
Size: 2.0 MiB

 

Sylvan Necklace 2

 

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
18″ (46 cm) in diameter. Adjustable by ribbon ties to any size.

YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% pima cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber; 110 yd [100 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 skein of #6561 green apple, 1 skein of #6315 peapod.

CROCHET HOOK
Size D/3 (3.25 mm)

NOTIONS

• 25″ (64 cm) of 1/4″ (6 mm) wide lime 100% polyester ribbon (shown by Celebrate It )
• 3 beige and one brown 0.5″ (1.3 cm) wooden beads with approx. 0.25″ (0.5 cm) hole (shown by Creatology)
• 3 size 2″ (2.5 cm) padded green leaf appliques
• Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

4 pages, 2 pictures, 2 diagrams

Sylvan Pages

Please read and follow my copyright info. THANK YOU! Also, this pattern has not been tech edited, so if you find any mistakes or typos, please let me know and I will fix it.

White Peacock | Stitch Diagram

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I’ve received many requests for this halter pattern. Thank you so much for your interest! Unfortunately I’ve had no chance to work on this pattern, but I do have a stitch diagram of dolly I’ve used for the skirt.

To download this lovely chart simple click at highlighted in green White_peacock.jpg file on the right. >>>>

Download: White_peacock.jpg
Updated: June 11, 2014
Size: 7.6 MiB
  And then click at image to enlarge – it’s pretty big and great quality chart.

 

White peacock

 

Oh, and if you may know the author of this amazing vintage dolly, could you please let me know, so I can give a credit.

Thank you and enjoy!!

Crochet! Magazine | Fluffy Clouds Blanket

Fluffy Clouds

 

What a nice surprise! My Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern was featured yesterday at Crochet! Magazine. More than 4738 likes, 853 shares and 71 such sweet and lovely comments – could I ask for more?! ;o)

Thank you SO MUCH everyone!! This blanket is my very first I’ve even made, and was designed for our friend’s baby girl couple years ago!

 

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A wonderful day everyone!!

Fluffy Clouds | Headband/Scarf Crocheted Pattern for Kids and Adult

Fluffy Clouds Headband 01

 

 


Fluffy Clouds Headband/Scarf

Such a sweet and feminine accessory for a lady of any age.
Originally made to much Fluffy Clouds Blanket, this crocheted ruffled headband can be made just in a couple hours for a quick, one-of-a-kind accessory and would look stunning in any color combination, even with multiple yarn. It’s a fun project for all skill levels. The pattern can be easy modified into a skinny scarf. Opt for crochet or silk flower accent for a different look. Whatever you decide – get a fun to create your own!

Fluffy Clouds Headband 02

 

 

SIZES
Small/(2-4) (Medium/[6-8], Large/10+) years.  Headband shown is a size Medium/[6-8] for reference.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
18 (20, 22)” (45.5 [50.5, 56] cm) head circumferences.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

YARN
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Perle (100% mercerized cotton; 178 yd [163 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]): 1 ball each of #501 white and #520 light pink (CC).

CROCHET HOOK
Size B/1 (2.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge

 

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

7 pages, 2 pictures, 2 diagrams, 1 schematic
Fluffy Headband Pages

Technical editor: Edie Eckman

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.
The purchaser of this pattern is granted permission to sell the finished product for profit on a limited basis. Reference to designer’s pattern in your listing is welcome and much appreciated (example: pattern is designed by www.AllaKovalDesigns.com). Thank you!

 

This pattern is available in my Shop, Etsy, Raverly, DaWanda and YCMT.

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Let it Snow | Feza 3N In Person ;)

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According to my last post, sure I couldn’t resist and ordered a hank of Feza 3N ;o)

And you know, I was really amazed at how soft and pleasant to touch the yarn is, even though kniting with US #30-50/19-20 mm needles can be truly a challenge! But I wanted to try the idea of weaving this yarn through crocheted base in Mesh pattern. Shown on the picture below is (tr, ch2) pattern, but I think my favorite is the pattern of the scarf above, where ch-5 sps and puff stitches met ;o) And weaved every other ch-5 sp Feza 3N yarn brings to scarf such lovely, cozy and unusual look. The mannequin is child size (6-8 years) for reference.

Feza 3N Swatch

 

A wonderful and lovely week everyone!!

Alla Koval Designs

Dryad | Vest & More

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Just can’t resist to share the first pictures taken in my mini photo studio. MANY THANKS to Svetlana Maytak, such AMAZING and BEYOND talented girl!!

Also, I’ve added a couple Dryad accessories, even if it’s a main reason of the delay with release the pattern. But I MUST release this pattern tomorrow. Wish me luck, please! ;0)

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Sneak Peek & Contest Time!!

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While Kristin and I are waiting for matches shoes and accessories we ordered recently to model this dress tunic, I decided to take some sneak peek and offer you a little contest ;o)

This dress tunic made with my newest favorite Omega’s #5 Cotton yarn in such unusual for me red color – if you know, I’m not a big fun of red, but I really like red for this style.  The dress/tunic crocheted in one piece (read: NO sewing work at all … well, except buttons ;o) and features Hi-Lo skirt, made in different patterns and crocheted in one piece too.  I really would love to write this pattern as soon as possible, but it will be a bit a challenge even if this one is pretty easy to crochet (if get all math correctly, and before you start to work on this design :) So, I can’t give even approx. dates when this pattern may be released, but I’ll keep you updated for sure.

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And now let’s go for a CONTEST

I  am looking for the NAME and catching and clear description for this tunic or dress (you name it!). In English only please ;o)

To enter the contest, please post the name suggestions and description here, on mylittlecitygirl.com (feel free to post as many entries as you like). 

I may take full text of your post or part of it. The post with biggest number of used parts will become a Winner.

The Winner will get:

  1. 5 balls of Omega Cotton #5 in ANY available color for your choice
  2. Visa Gift Card of $25 value (for US residents only!) or $25 via PayPal (WORLDWIDE)
  3. 65% off coupon to one-time purchase (valid on all my patterns, including the new ones!) The coupon has no expiration date but is only good for one use.

Other participants who’s post parts will be used in final pattern description will receive 65% off coupon to one-time purchase (valid on all my patterns, including the new ones!). The coupon has no expiration date but is only good for one use.

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Terms

  • This contest starts today, April 8th 2013 and will end April 22st, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST.
  • The Winner will be announced and notified next day – April, 23th.

     

    Have a Fun and Good luck!
    P.S.: If you are not interesting in this contest, please feel to leave comments anyway. I just love to receive them and every comment is much appreciated!! Well, I bet You now ;o)

    *** UPDATE I’ve had an absolute PLEASURE read all YOUR LOVELY suggestions and must to admit that I’m in TROUBLE …officially ;o) Everyone’s suggestions just awesome!! But I would love to make sure that my request about “In English only please” is just about description!! I’m always so excited to discover MANY MANY AWESOME things and means in ANY other languages possible, which can be translated/spelled to everyone!! AND, please keep in mind… this tunic/dress will be also looks JUST great in white/black/turquoise/you-name-it-color, or ANY color-combo you can think of!!

    *** UPDATE #2 I’ve got several questions – where is front of this dress tunic and what are measurements for this one. Well, front is buttoned and shorter one (first & second pictures ;o) And measurements for sample shown above made in girl’s size 10: chest (loose fit) – 27” (69 cm); bodice (front length): 5.5” (14 cm); bodice (back longest length): 9.5” (24 cm); adjustable straps (approx. – they are still need to adjust): 4.5”(11.5 cm); skirt (front length): 8.5” (22 cm); skirt (back length): 9.5” (24 cm). I’ll do my best to catch Kristin in between her all scheduled play dates/sleep overs with BFF (she has and enjoys Spring break now) and take some pictures to show you how this tunic looks in person …even with current available shoes and her favorite jeans ;o)

  • White Peacock

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    If you “enjoy” weaving in ends and sewing sequins as much as I do, I bet you know why to finish this top took me almost 2 weeks … uhh ;0)

    But I’m so glad I did it and let me introduce White Peacock Crocheted Halter Top. I always loved peacocks, but white ones are my all times favorites! I’m so amazed by their beauty, attractiveness and grace.

    Made with gorgeous Katia Syros (45% polyester, 28% cotton, 27% acrylic; 306 yd [280 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]) yarn, this top based on one vintage peacock doily I fell in love in instant. But sure, for Doily-style halters any doilies will work!! Just pick up a doily pattern you like, even knitted or crocheted. It’s such fun to work with and you will not be disappointment, I promise! 

     

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