Category: Creations

Lime Raffia Bag Details


Both, turquoise and lime bags bottoms are consist of 3 pieces: two crochet part and plastic insert in between.

It holds shape well, even with 3-5 bottles of water in the bag. But sure, for market bag it can be made with just one bottom-layer.

⁉️What would you prefer: one or 3 layers of bottom?

3 Reasons For Testing Patterns by Myself

3 reasons why I like to test my patterns by myself:

➀ Double check that nothing is missed

➁ One more time enjoy stitch diagrams 😊

➂ I almost always get a new design… well, now you know why my patterns pretty often have 2 or 3 design-options 😉


So, let me introduce another version of Raffia bag – Lime Cross Body & Shoulder bag 2 in 1.

So, let me introduce another version of Raffia bag – Lime Cross Body & Shoulder bag 2 in 1.

More details is coming…

Another Sneak Peak

Another sneak peak 🍋 My current Lemon Drop project. Any guesses what it’s going to be?!

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😉


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 😎

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:

One more sneak peek and more dogs ;o)

One more sneak peek and more dogs as I promised 😉

Yep, we had 3 dogs last weekend 🥰 Our chihuahua Pixie (red one) hosted a sleepover party with Simba and Honey while their parents were out of town.

I still need to write a sweater’s “saga” and edit more pictures. But oh my, I am in trouble – here are so many awesome shots to choose from!
Thank you so much Sergey!! You are the BEST! 🔥
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Happy New 2019 Year & Sneak Peek

Hello in new 2019 my dear friends!!
Let me introduce our oh-so-handsome models and new sweater design with pretty long but funny story ;o)
More details, photos  …and dogs are coming. Stay tuned!
To our local friends: Can you recognize these lovely guys?!
Ah, and Happy-happy New 2019 Year!
I am so excited how creative and productive this new year is for me. Can you believe that I already:
☑️Finished this men’s sweater and Crest of a Wave blanket (well, they were almost finished but “almost” doesn’t counts, right?!)
☑️Wrote pattern for blanket and on now on half way with pattern for the sweater
☑️Crocheted a secret project for one book I was invited to join
☑️Ordered yarn for 2019 (most hard but most exciting task)
☑️Crocheted about 1000+ exciting swatches for future projects
…. to be continued 😎

Blast From The Past

Hehe… look what I found. Our baby Kristin in my very first crochet coat design.

P.S: Would you recognize our daughter now… in her 17?! 🥰

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