|December 7, 2017||Filled under Publications|
Interweave Crochet, Winter 2018 features 20 cozy crochet projects, and I am so happy to be in!
So, let me introduce…
This intricate wrap will help you indulge in relaxation at home. The project is crocheted in one piece and then braided together and seamed.
18” wide and 55” long, excluding tassels.
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash DK (distributed by WEBS) (100% extrafine superwash merino wool; 137 yd/1.75 oz): #28 fawn (MC), #02 steel grey (CC), 8 balls each.
Size H/8 (5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Yarn needle; 5.5” cardboard piece, 1; safety pins, 72.
15 hdc and 14 rows = 4”.
After first strand, remaining strands will be connected at the beginning and left loose until shawl is finished.
This Winter issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!
Many thanks to Harper Point Photography for such lovely photos!
Oh, and can you believe, I totally forgot to share here my two designs in Interweave Crochet Fall 2017:
The details can be found on Ravelry: Mountainside Scarf and Groovy Necklace.
Have a lovely day!!
|July 10, 2017||Filled under Publications|
One of my goal-dream for 2017 was to be published in every issue of my most beloved Interweave Crochet magazine. I am so happy that my dream come true! Now I work on a project for Spring 2018 issue, yay! Not to mention that it’s such a pleasure to find that my crochet stitch diagrams were worthy enough of being printed in a magazine. Did you I tell you that drawing stitch diagrams in Adobe Illustrator is my absolute favorite part of any pattern?! ;o)
So, let me introduce…
This lovely garden hat is worked in the round from the top down. Concealed wire creates a wide brim that will protect your face from the summer sun.
YARN Nazli Gelin Garden 5, distributed by Uviversal Yarn.
Interweave Crochet Summer 2017 captures the spirit of adventure. Travel to the ocean with seven light and airy projects that let in the ocean breeze. Our Summer by the Seaside story features tops, wraps, a glamorous dolman cardigan, and a beret that’s perfect for taming those tresses after a windy walk by the surf. Continue the adventure in your own backyard and throw a crochet garden party! Make twelve exciting projects perfect for garden gatherings. Brush up on the filet crochet technique with “7 Tips and Tricks for Perfect Filet Crochet.” Read about the crochet culture of Mexico and the story of family-owned Omega Yarn. Also, get a sneak peek and free pattern from Interweave’s newest book, Modern Bohemian Crochet.
This summer issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!
Stay tuned for Fall 2017, Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 issues!
To be continue…
|October 20, 2015||Filled under Publications|
My new publication for Crochet World December 2015 issue featured 30 fun & festive projects to celebrate the season!!
Platinum Petals Necklace
Looks can be deceiving with this gorgeous, flower-adorned necklace stitched in metallic embroidery floss. It the expensive look of fine jewelry yet it’s very economical to make.
A lovely and wonderful Tuesday everyone!!
|August 5, 2015||Filled under Publications|
…My PC was dead for last two days… it was really a challenge, especially if count two my deadlines by end of this week. Many thanks to Igor, we were resurrected to life, and I’ve found that Interweave Crochetscene 2015 featured my Lace Cuffs is published and a digital edition is available here already!!
Please let me introduce…
Add feminine flair with these delightful lace cuffs. Wear them with a sleeveless dress or let them peek from the cuffs of a long-sleeve top. (Or work them in a wool yarn for winter!) Yarn: Omega Cotton #5.
I was so excited to find that magazine used my original Ruffled Border Stitch Diagram! YAY!
The only I found that since diagram was customized to match magazine style, accidentally in Rows 2 and 4 single crochet symbols was missed, but written instructions are just perfect!
Crochetscene 2015 features 30+ on-trend crochet projects designed with the beginner crocheter in mind, but engaging enough for experienced crocheters. From geek chic to sassy lace, this special issue of Crochetscene is packed full of DIY projects that will impress your friends (and yourself too). Discover terrific crochet designs clearly shown to inspire and create like corset socks, vests, totes, sweaters, cowls and more! Plus, don’t miss our Crochetscene-exclusive section, Yarn Play, which includes macramé, pom-poms, and weaving. Grab a copy today and let the magic of making begin!
A digital edition is available here already. I’ve just got mine (sure, I can’t resist ;o) Oh my, this special issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects!! Make sure to check it out!
In the other news. I’m so excited to share that I’m going to be part of the blog tour for Colorful Crochet Lace, a book by my dear friend and beyond talented crochet designer MaryJane Perry Hall! The blog tour kicked off yesterday and runs through August 24th. I’m thrilled to be in such great company on this tour and will be sharing my post on the blog tour here on August 10th. My post will tell you more about Colorful Crochet Lace book and will feature an interview so you can learn about the inspiration behind the patterns. And we will have a giveaway for you!
Colorful Crochet Lace Book Blog Tour schedule:
- Knit Crochet Craft – Vickie Howell (Mary Jane will be Vickie’s guest blogger that day, kicking off the tour 8/4)
- Outstanding Crochet – Natalia Kononova (review and promotional giveaway 8/5) +photos of her project
- Bonnie Bay – Bonnie Barker (review, interview, and promotional giveaway 8/6) She’s making a project
- Crochetville – Amy Shelton (she’ll show the Au Naturel Top she made, review, promotional giveaway 8/7) Amy made the Au Natural Cropped Top and will share her picturesj
- My Little City Girl – Alla Koval (she’ll show the Juliette Scarf she made , interview, and review 8/10). Alla made a project which she will share.
- Yarn Thing Podcast – Marly Bird (author interview podcast 8/13)
- Hook & Needle Designs – Lisa Gentry (8/14)
- GoCrochet – Ellen Gormley (review and author interview) (8/17)
- Turquoiz Blue – This is Crochet – Turquoiz Blue (8/18)
- Cute Crochet Chat – Jocelyn Sass (review and promotional giveaway 8/19)
- Hot Lava Crochet – Tammy Hildebrand (interview, review, and promotional giveaway 8/20)
- The Crochet Architect – Susan Lowman 8/21
- Crochet Renee – Renee Rogers 8/24
These other bloggers will be doing interviews, reviews and giveaways. Everyone’s posts will be different so make sure to follow along!
A lovely and terrific Wednesday everyone!!
|September 9, 2014||Filled under In The News, Publications|
I can’t believe I did not post about my new publication yet ;o) I have a new published pattern for 70+ Crochet Gifts in 1-2-2, a special issue of Crochet! magazine.
The paper and digital versions are available at Annie’s Crafts. This issue includes 70+ beautiful, cost-saving and time-friendly crochet patterns. Make sure to check them out!
Icing on the top scarf Just like mascarpone makes a fancy frosting on a classy desert, this gorgeous scarf, stitched in the same rich color in a silky-look yarn, will be an elegant accent for a dressy coat or sweater.
In the other news. I just realized that did not release any single patterns for you this year yet, even if done many for publications and my books. It’s not right, don’t you think so too? ;o) So, in a couple days I’ll release a new pattern, which I decided to offer for free – just a little gift for You! Stay tuned!
Happy Tuesday everyone!!
|October 21, 2013||Filled under Publications|
For my dear international customers, who asked for the Early Morning tank top pattern, published in Spring (April, 2013) issue of Crochet! magazine, I would like to let you know that this pattern is now available at Annie’s Pattern Central.
A lovely and productive Monday everyone!
Alla Koval Designs
|February 28, 2013||Filled under Publications|
I’ve got yesterday couple emails with question “Do you know, that Crochet! special issue has two your designs in?” Oh my, I can’t believe I did not post about this ones yet. This special interest publication Crochet! Gifts to Go is on sale since 02/19/13 and I’m so excited to be featured with Primavera Scarf and Sunlit Rose Hat!
I have something more to share and I hope I’m first with this news ;)
My Early Morning Tank top will be featured in Spring issue of Crochet! Magazine. This issue is on sale 04/02/13.
A lovely Thursday everyone!!
Alla Koval Designs
|November 1, 2011||Filled under Creations, Publications|
Tassel Scarf. Add an exotic touch to any outfit with this lacy, tasseled wonder that is terrific as a scarf, a cowl or even a belt. The bamboo/cotton-blend yarn gives this crocheted accessory great drape and makes it a perfect transitional piece.
The Tassel Scarf, my first published pattern for Interweave Crochet Accessories Issue 2011! A digital edition is available here already. I’ve just got mine (sure, I can’t resist ;o) and Oh my, the issue includes SO MANY wonderful projects inside!! Make sure to check it out. You’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
And if you are curious what were original colors of this scarf, here is (do you remember this Bead ? ;o)
|January 3, 2011||Filled under Creations, Etsy, Featured, Publications|
My 2-IN-1 Pageboy Cap made Web Bonus of March 2011 Crochet! issue.
If you are the magazine subscriber, just sign in with your e-mail address
and you have full access to those extra patterns as long as the current
issue is online. Newsstand buyers can sign in with the limited time code
(see Crochet! magazine, March 2011 for details). Enjoy!
… And recently I received sweet emails that one of my patterns was
featured in one of Etsy’s treasury:
… and another one – in Scarlet Fever collection at Artfire:
What a lovely collections! Thank you such ladies for including my patterns!
P.S.: Can’t wait to share something new with You!!! I’ll be back just in a
|November 9, 2010||Filled under Creations, Publications|
… Last minute submissions for last minute gifts but right in time for
holidays ;o) Be on lookout for the January issue of Crochet! magazine!
Inside you’ll find many wonderful and cool designs as and my 2 newest
published patterns of projects that can be done very quickly for gifts or
just for fun.
Digital issue is already available. Not a digital subscriber? Click here to
find out more.