Category: Creations

Dream Catcher Sneak Peak | My First Mini Collection for Boys!!

 

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I am so excited to introduce you my very first mini collection for boys!!! I started with a blanket in very nice blue color made with gorgeous Cascade Yarns Pacific (40% superwash merino wool, 60% acrylic; 213 yd [195 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). I made the sample in size 47”x57” great enough for 13 years old, and was not surprised that my Kristin laid hands on it immediately. She’s never was a big fun of pinks and this blanket is exactly in the same blues as her room ;o) It was absolute fun to work on this blanket and I just can’t resist and made a gift for one precious newborn boy with delicate Omega Isuela (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]). …And then I created matches hat with very fun using ribbons and then… a neck warmer. I still need to take pictures of them ;o)

 

What I love about these blankets is that they can be made in any custom size (up to throw or bedspread… or even a scarf by working first 23(+) rows of blanket) and with any yarn weights to be great for any seasons and occasions; features a different finishing edgings (both will be included in a pattern). Borders designed to be very easy applied to ANY custom size of blankets without any adjustments and re-calculating. And most exciting news that I already finished the pattern for blue blanket, and I just still need to add instructions for border or white blanket and take some details/close up pictures. So, this pattern is coming really soon!

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A lovely and terrific weekend everyone!!

2015 CGOA Design Competition | My Award

 

 

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This year I decided to participated to 2015 CGOA Design Competition for first time, and I got an Honorable Mention award in “Fashion” category, sponsored by Interweave Crochet/Love of Crochet! YAY!! I’ll take it! ;o) Thank You!!

To see all winners in the 2015 CGOA Design Competition, click here. Many thanks to Susan Lowman for her hard work with organization and taking some pictures from event.

 

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Also Susan mentioned that when she will send back our entries, she will include the judges’ comments on each of our entries. I can’t wait to see what the judges had to say about my entire (either good or bad or both) in order to help me improve the designing skills!

 

A wonderful and lovely Wednesday everyone!

Scarlet Tunic Crochet

 

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Scarlet Tunic

Finally… I am to glad to show you Scarlet tunic, modeled by gorgeous and so lovely Genia! And it’s a 4th pattern in a row on my what-to-do-next-hurry schedule ;o) I’ve just finished the pattern and sent the garment for modeling to Interweave Crochet Scene 2015, and now I work on Snowdrop coat and Pink Marguerite jacket patterns. Looking forward to release them soon! OK, I’ll better hurry back to work ;o)

 

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Spring 2015 Preview | Blue Poppy Lace Coat Crochet

 

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A third design from my Spring 2015 Flower collection …most off-the-cuff one ;o) Well, all garments from this mini collection were totally improvisation, and a kind of a little “escape” from that endless-very-last book’s polishing, patterns routine, the deadlines …

Since Scarlet tunic is still on my schedule, I decided to crochet some swatches for pattern and play a bit with one of my favorite, really gorgeous and versatile lace stitch patterns I used for the tunic… so here is how the two coats and Pink Marguerite jacket were born ;o)

I just crocheted it without thinking about stitches, listened only my feelings. I am very happy you like this mini collection. But you know, writing a pattern is completely different thing. I was unsure if I could make Scarlet tunic once again – but this time – with counting every stitch, with the sure, that I could write in that way, that anybody could make it. And now the tunic got three beautiful sisters… and not alone desperately waiting for the pattern (kidding ;P) I may change some little details I wasn’t satisfied with, and want to try find the yarn which is available worldwide, and I hope you will like it. Wish me luck!

 

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See you next Wednesday! Curious what is next? Below is a sneak peek. I bet you recognized it… and yes, now it’s modeled, finally ;o)

 

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Spring 2015 Preview | Pink Marguerite Lace Jacket Crochet

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Is there really need any words to introduce anything modeled by absolutely charming and so lovely little Princess Lera? ;o) Marguerite lace crochet jacket is a second design from my Spring 2015 Flower collection. I can’t promise that this pattern will be released this month, but I’ll do my best to make available EAP version as soon as possible.

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See you next Wednesday! Can’t wait to share a third design with you all ;o)

 

P.S.: Oh, an amazing and beyond talented Lena Doubivko just sent to me this fantastic description she created:

Pink Marguerite / Marguerite Daisy
Think springtime sweetness, think fields and meadows filled with daisy flowers! Capture the soft, girly pink of spring and adorn your little Princess with this delicate and festive top! This piece boasts a stylish buttoned front with sweet contrasting trim and darling tiers of ruffles for extra flair. But turn around and add more panache to the already exciting look! A delicate silky ribbon woven in the back of the jacket adds the perfect finishing touch to delight the lucky wearer. Perfect for an Easter egg hunt or for visiting the Easter Bunny, this jacket keeps chilly weather at bay and is sure to become a favorite to be worn again and again.

I LOVE her name suggestions. Hmm, now is dilemma which one is the winner….  I like them both. Pink Marguerite is perfectly “matches” the jacket, and Marguerite Daisy is a great name for search ;o) What is your favorite?

Spring 2015 Preview | Camellia Lace Trench Coat/ Vest Crochet

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Camellia Trench Lace Crochet Coat and Vest

Enjoy springtime sweetness year-round with this intriguing lace crochet coat—it looks intricate, but is actually easy to make!

One of my new designs of Spring/ Summer 2015 collection based on such lovely lace patterns with accent details on the back/skirt of garments ;o) EAP pattern will be available in a couple weeks.

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Its refreshing beauty is sure to delight the lucky wearer, especially when made in her favorite color! Done in fine weight yarn (100% cotton; 164 yd [150 m]/1.76 oz [50 g]), this splendid piece will add a touch of spring to both casual and formal attire.

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…. Or just make it without sleeves for summer sunny days and fun (instructions for vest are included in the pattern).

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The perfect year round, this coat will be also a great addition to her holiday outfit. And yes, this pattern will be included in Imagical Seasons™ Winter book ;o)

 

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The Perfect Brim

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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…

 

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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.

 

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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!!

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