Category: Update

Dryad Scarf | Pattern Update + 4 Days Deal!

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Oh, I can’t describe how I am happy to find that my Dryad Scarf released in 2012 is still loved, and my heart is totally melt with such your amazing comments and interest! Thank you so much my dears from bottom from my heart!!!

“Fun, lovely scarf! The different textures make it interesting to crochet and to look at. In terms of the printed pattern itself – it’s the most thoughtfully designed of any I’ve ever purchased.”

“Alla, you have done it again! You’ve designed a unique, beautiful, creative pattern to transport away from the ordinary! I can’t wait to make it!”

“While I sat at the hospital waiting for my Mother who was having surgery, I made up this scarf in a variegated teal and solid teal. (Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 thread, I live in Texas so I don’t need a warm scarf). It was so much fun to do and it turned out absolutely wonderful! Now I have to make 2 more for the sweet nurses who took care of my Mother!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us. I will return for more purchases as I have a new Granddaughter on the way!!”

“I am absolutely in love with this pattern and will be purchasing!!! — Never thought green could look so good, lol, but I love it!!! Thank you!”

“I love loVE LOVE this scarf! And other things you do. I am a fine artist and when not painting I love to crochet. Right now I am a starving artist. LOL. But as soon as I sell another painting you will see me back to get the pattern for this scarf and the ” My Little CityGirl” one. Have a wonderful day and keep creating! Skye”

“I made this scarf for my daughter at Christmas – it turned out absolutely beautiful. Thank you for continuing to provide such lovely patterns! You’re amazing!”

“Cada día me es mas grato ver sus MARAVILLOSOS tejidos,los colores que usted utiliza hace que den ganas de tejer y crear aunque no queden tan hermosos como los suyos Cariños desde Chile”

 

Soooooo…

I decided to make a little “makeup” to the pattern:

  • Scarf Stitch Diagram and layout were adapted to my current style
  • Were added 2 tutorials: How To Carry Yarn in Crochet, Two Ways To Crochet Picot & technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Conversion Chart, Yarn Substitution chart, Yarn Care Symbols Chart.
  • Writing instruction without the changes, which mean there are no any typos or mistakes still.

The pattern in the process to be sent to everyone who purchased it at Ravelry, Etsy and my Pattern shop. I’ll do my best to sent an updated version to everyone, but in case if I miss someone, please let me know, and I’ll be glad to send your updated version right away.

 
… AND, I have a DEAL for You!! For 4 Days Only, this pattern is available for FREE download on Ravelry! This offer expires Sunday, August 27th at 12:59 pm PST time.

 

Dryad Scarf

Be a tree spirit for the day when you wrap yourself in this enchanting two-tone scarf! Made to match the Dryad Vest, this lovely accessory features elegant openwork stitches and shell patterns. Loops of chain stitches are worked down the center of the piece for a striking contrast, while picot trim adorns the straight edge and the shells on the opposite side. Fringe or pompoms attached at the scarf ends will ensure a perfect drape!

The design is suitable for any sport weight yarn, and made with pima cotton or bamboo blend it will have a wonderfully soft and smooth texture. Watch it reflect the light like leaves in the sun!

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED SIZE
7” (18 cm) wide x 60” (152 cm) long without
tassels.

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]): 3 skeins of #6561 green apple, 2 skeins of #6315 peapod.

GAUGE
18 dc x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm).
Gauge is not critical for this design.

* This pattern crochet skills only.

15 pages, 2 pictures, 1 diagram, 2 tutorials: How To Carry Yarn in Crochet, Two Ways To Crochet Picot; technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Conversion Chart, Yarn Substitution chart, Yarn Care Symbols Chart.

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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.

This pattern is available in myLCG Pattern Shop, Etsy, Raverly, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

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Patterns Update

Four EAP patterns were updated this week, and final versions will be emailed to you shortly.

Please let me know if you did not get an update of your EAP version and I’ll email it right away.

Patterns released this week:

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Owleta Scarf with Collar

 

Owleta

Owleta Hat

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Sova Amigurumi

 

Petalline BlankeF01

Baby’s Breath Blanket

 

A lovely and and wonderful weekend everyone!!

Udemy + Owleta Hat Pattern Update

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Hi my dear friends,

I hope you enjoy a new 2017 as much as we are!! We are so excited and feel to turn this year into learning something new.

So, thank you Udemy for such AWESOME $10 per course deal – personally I ordered 12 courses so far… and still looking for more, – there are really so MUCH interesting stuff!!

If you are curious, below are some courses I got:

Learn to draw fashion with Adobe Illustrator CC Intermediate

Graphic Design Bootcamp

Social Media Marketing 2017 – Learn PPC on 10+ Platforms

…and The Complete Android N Developer Course – because to my surprise, I found that I really missed “that” stuff

A reason of this my unusual evening post is that Udemy promotion ends January, 10 on 11:59 PM PST. It’s amazing deal to get courses for only $10 if you are looking for something new to learn.

And now for the pattern update. The pattern is 90% done – all diagrams are finished as well as writing instructions. All sizes are tested too. What I still need to do: take pictures of Option 2 and detail pictures of option 1. And polish written instruction a bit. I hope to make this pattern available in the beginning of next week.

 

Yours,
Alla Koval

Owleta’s Secret Vest | Pattern Update

 

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Good morning my dear friends,

Thank you so much for your continued interest in Owleta’s Secret vest pattern. I was too optimistic to plan to release it on November, 7th… but this pattern will be released this week, I swear ;o)

 

A lovely and wonderful day everyone!!

Daisy Pin | Pattern Update

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My 2010 Daisy Pin pattern has been recently updated:

  • New DMC thread suggestion, which can be found in almost any craft stores like JoAnn, Michaels, etc.
  • More clearer instructions and all stitch diagram re-drawn in Adobe Illustrator in my current style
  • New modern layout

The pattern in the process to be sent to everyone who purchased it at Ravelry, Etsy and my Pattern shop. I’ll do my best to sent an updated version to everyone, but in case if I miss someone, please let me know, and I’ll be glad to send your updated version right away.

 

Daisy Pin

Go whimsical with an ever-so-fun crocheted Daisy Pin—perfect for a party-ready look or for just traipsing along on a summer day! The Daisy Pin consists of a flower, a pistil (middle part) and a leaf.
This pin is a wonderful accent for a hat, sweater, bag, scarf, gloves or whatever you can think of! It can easily be turned into a necklace or a headband (both instructions are included). These beautiful crochet flowers work up quickly and make great gifts too. Find a fun way to make your own!

YARN
Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Shown: DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 1 skein of #648 white (MC).
DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 skein each of #92 multi green (CC1) and for Headband/Necklace #470 (CC2).

Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Passy (70% acrylic; 30% polyester boucle, 188 yd [170 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]): 1 yd of  #904 yellow (CC3).

CROCHET HOOK

Steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm); size C/2 (2.75 mm)
Notions
•  1 size 2″ (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1″ (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  1 size 1/2″ (13 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)

SIZE
4″ (10 cm) wide x 3.25” (8 cm) tall

GAUGE
Flower Motif = 3.25″ (8 cm) in diameter.
Gauge is not critical for this design.   

NOTIONS

•  1 size 2″ (50 mm) snap hair clip or 1″ (25 mm) back safety catch bar
•  1 size 1/2″ (13 mm) ladybug button (shown: handpainted ladybug buttons by JHB)
•  2 size 12 mm lime green wooden beads
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

This pattern involves crochet skills only.

10 pages, 3 stitch diagrams, Glossary, MAGIC (ADJUSTABLE) RING Tutorial, Conversion Charts.

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P.S.: Oh, and I have some exciting news for you to share soon, stay tuned!! ;o)

Fluffy Clouds Crochet Blanket Pattern | Second Edition

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This blanket was designed and made for one absolutely precious baby girl couple years ago. Funny thing that it’s my first blanket I even work on and it was a
lot of fun and my huge pleasure! Not to mention, how I was excited to find that this pattern is still one of most popular since was published, so I’ve decided to make a little surprise for you ;o) And so glad to offer an updated version, written in my new patterns style and with clear and such lovely stitch diagrams!! I’ll do my best to send an updated version to everyone who purchased this pattern late today. But since here are several thousand transactions, I may miss some ones. And if you did not get anything from me until tomorrow morning, please email me with transaction ID and I’ll send an updated version right away.

 

If you are new here, let me introduce…

Fluffy Clouds Crocheted Blanket

The sky’s the limit! Give Baby the sweetest of sleep and the best of dreams with this unbelievably luxurious afghan. Fluffy crochet shells come together to create billows of heavenly softness, just right for Baby’s delicate skin. It’s a perfect gift for boys and girls alike—just trim it in blue, pink, or any color of your choice, and watch little eyes grow wide in delight before Baby snuggles into the clouds for a nap!

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SKILL LEVEL
Easy

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
33" (84 cm) square.

YARN
DK weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 balls of #201 white.

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

NOTIONS
•  1 spool (4 yd [3.6 m]) of 3/8"
(9 mm) wide baby pink/white polka dots ribbon (shown: Offray, item #RN17991)
•  4 stitch markers
•  Sewing needle and coordinating thread
•  Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

 

* This pattern involves crochet skills only.

8 pages, 2 pictures, 2 stitch diagrams, 1 schematic

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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.
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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Ravelry | Download Issue – Fixed!

Recently I had multiple issues with Ravelry customers not receiving their instant downloads. I am so glad to letting you know that this issue is fixed!

Also, I’ve been contacted by several people having a problem with instant download patterns in my Shop. I’ve double checked the process and found it also a bit not straightforward or clear but this is how eCommerce plugin is designed … So I want to explain it here.

There are two ways you can download your pattern.

1. After PayPal transaction is completed, you will be forwarded back to my Shop and you will see a “Transaction Results” page – please note lime Download hyperlink – this is the link to the PDF file. Please click it (or right-click it) and your browser will open/save/display PDF, as it is configured in your Windows/Mac/Unix/Chromium and your browser.

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2. A few seconds after PayPal finished transaction, you will receive an email with download link.

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Anyways, please let me know if you did not receive it or may have any questions.

Sincerely,
Alla

Sakura Top | UPDATE

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Yes, Sakura Top pattern will be released today! Just waiting when my daughter wakes up to take some pictures  of original white top 

Thank you so much for your patience with me! ;o)

Fluffy Clouds Blanket | Yarn Options

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I’ve got several emails about your confusion with Cascade Cotton Rich yarn. Thank you so much for letting me know.

 

First. Cascade has two weights of Cotton Rich yarn:

  1. Cascade Cotton Rich (80 yd/1.75 oz)
  2. Cascade Cotton Rich DK (135.6 yd/1.75 oz). This one is used for Fluffy Clouds Blanket.

 

And yeah, it’s really expensive yarn, even if such lovely for baby blankets. But the good news is that I’ve recently discovered Omega Trigo yarn, which is about the same quality and yardage (a bit thinner), and has pretty affordable price – $5.50 for 3.5 oz (100 g) or $5.22 if buy 5 skeins all one color. Could we ask for more?

You will need 6 balls of Trigo to make the Fluffy Clouds Blanket (total costs $33) and this place is the best one to buy this yarn (amazing custom service and SUPER fast shipping).

And oh yes, you are right, my Silverlace and latest Hugs of Love blankets made with same Trigo yarn. I truly happy that found this one! :o))

Magnolia Lace Coat. Pattern Update

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Magnolia Lace Coat

Enjoy springtime sweetness year-round with this intriguing lace crochet coat — it looks intricate, but is actually easy to make! Single petals are worked into the netted top and sleeves, while cascades of flowers bell gracefully into the skirt and sleeve cuffs. Its refreshing beauty is sure to delight the lucky wearer, especially when made in her favorite color! Done in lightweight yarn and trimmed with coordinating ribbon, this splendid piece will add a touch of spring to both casual and formal attire.

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In updated version of Magnolia Lace Coat pattern, were fixed typos in Body and Skirt sections and this pattern has been re-edited by professional tech editor. And by request of international customers, now all measurements and list of materials are provided in both USA and metric systems of measurement. I’ve send this morning an updated version in PDF format to everyone, who bought this pattern at my Shop, Ravelry, Etsy, DaWanda and Artfire early than November 24, 2011 (please NOTE: all purchasers, who bought this pattern after November 24, 2011 already got their new version!). If for some reason you did not receive updated pattern or bought it at YCMT or via Annie’s Attic, please email me with your PayPal receipt copy or old version of this pattern in order to proof your purchase and I’ll gladly send your updated version.

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