|July 11, 2017||Filled under Giveaway|
Our giveaway time is over, and I would like to thank you all so much for participation and sharing your favorite stitches! It was so interesting to know and looks I love more stitches than I mentioned ;o) One of them is 3rd loop hdc. I think it’s my most favorite so far ;o)
And our winner is…… Lani Juarez (comment #23). My CONGRATULATIONS Lani!! I’ll contact you shortly.
Lovely and wonderful Tuesday everyone!!
|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…
|July 7, 2017||Filled under A la Koval Best Practices, Giveaway|
Please let me introduce a new category—à la Koval Best Practices. I always loved to learn something new, and so happy to share with you my experience. This category is for knitters and crocheters, as well as for designers too! As completely self taught knitter and crocheter, and then knit and crochet patterns and books writer, I have plenty of tips, how-to-do and special stitches tutorials, drawing crochet charts in Adobe Illustrator, working with long documents in InDesign… and much more!
So, let’s go…
Today’s tutorial is how to crochet into third loop of half double crochet stitch—my most favorite stitch for the second year in a row ;o)
The third loop is required for “camel crochet.” It has also been called the hump, bump, nub, lower loop, back-back loop, and lower horizontal bar of the single crochet or half double crochet. The patterns that result from using this loop in different ways have been called Camel Crochet™.
You aren’t going to see that ribbing yet, unless you turn the work over. The row you are working on creates the ribbing on the opposite side. Crochet a few rows to see a beautiful pattern emerge!
And last but not least, I have a Friday Deal for You – get any of patterns shown above for FREE!!
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*** This offer last through July 14th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.
Have a wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!
|July 3, 2017||Filled under Giveaway, Holidays|
Hello my dear friends! I miss you so much! I know, it’s not a good idea to disappear from your own blog for so long, but that doesn’t mean I did nothing. I have a lot of news, new projects, publications, got new skills in patterns writing and designing (for example, – some designs you wanted to have in adult sizes will be available in the near future ;o) … and more & more things to share. Stay tuned!
But for now, let’s leap into Independence Day with some special deals and giveaways I have for you!!
First, for 4 days ONLY, get extra 44% off on all my patterns and crochet patterns books + free shipping on books within US.
Next, I am offering Fluffy Clouds Blanket pattern for only $4.00 + 44% off coupon (code: USA) = $2.24 total. Not only this blanket is the bestseller pattern since was released in 2010, but also a very special for me. It’s my first blanket I even made, and it was designed and crocheted as a gift for one absolutely precious baby girl of our friends.
Below is Fluffy Clouds blanket made in winter theme, just for inspiration ;o) Oh, and this so adorable furry doll designed and made by incredible talented and my amazing friend Aduska! Aduska, you are the BEST, I love you!!
And now, it’s a GIVEAWAY time!! One lucky one from anywhere in the world will win:
- 5 balls of Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]) of #201 white (or any color of your choice) to crochet Fluffy Clouds Blanket or even Hugs of Love or Silverlace blankets from Imagical Seasons crochet patterns books! All these 3 blankets are crocheted with 5 balls of Omega Trigo – I just love Trigo yarn for delicate baby projects ;o)
- Crochet pattern books Imagical Seasons: Crochet Couture for Kids 2-12: Spring, volume 01 & Summer, volume 02. A Winner will receive the books in both, – paperback and PDF format!
TO ENTER THE CONTEST
You can enter the contest in 3 ways:
- Mandatory Entry: Please let us know if you have any favorite crochet or knit stitches? My favorites are hdc, puff stich and picot for borders. Mainly because they are “reversible” and look great on both sides. Or just leave any comment here, on the blog—mylittlecitygirl.com. And that’s all, no any ;o)
- Optional Entry # 2: Blog about this giveaway, linking to this post, and leave another comment to this post with a link to your blog post.
- Optional Entry # 3: Share this post on your accounts: at Google+, Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., leave one more comment on this post (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can just share my original Google+ and Facebok posts. Share on more networks for more entries! (one additional entry per one network).
- This contest starts today, July 3rd, 2017 and will end on July 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.
- I’ll select the winner with random.org’s random number generator. Winners will be notified by email on July 11th, 2017.
Good luck everyone and lets fun begin!
Happy and safe July 4th from Seattle!
|May 14, 2017||Filled under Holidays|
… Love is blind because our mothers starts loving us before seeing us.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you, awesome and lovely moms out here. You are the best!!
|April 15, 2017||Filled under Holidays|
Easter gives hope for tomorrow, As after the winter comes Spring. Our hearts can be filled with gladness As hearts rejoice and sing.
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday. Happy Easter!
|March 30, 2017||Filled under 2017, Patterns|
Bouquet de Fleurs
IMAGICAL GARDEN COLLECTION™
Turn either of these two pretty basic-and-easy-to-crochet hats into a playful statement by adding your own lovely details! A great addition for any outfit, season, holiday, portrait and photo prop – you name it! Both hats are worked in rounds with simple sc and dc rows, and then the magic begins…
IMAGINE THIS: Pink hat features a brim with brimlock and white buttons sewn in “polka dots” pattern. Tiny white flowers crocheted around hair elastic ring and can be easily attached onto buttons. Imagine this hat with colorful buttons or flowers crocheted in different colors and even in different styles. Just make sure to allow your little princess to decorate her own hat! White hat features lace up details and detachable crocheted flowers. Even if the white hat designed with Easter in mind, it is sure to become the perfect addition to many other occasions and outfits. Just crochet it in fall shades or make it in some bold summer colors – the possibilities are endless with these unique and so playful hats!
Small/Child (Medium/Youth, Large/Adult)
Samples shown are size Medium/Youth.
16.5 (20, 23)” (42 [51, 58.5] cm) circumference.
Dk weight (#3 Light).
Option 1: Cascade Yarns Sunseeker (48% acrylic, 47cotton, 5% metallic yarn; 237.3 yd [217 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 hank each of #02 Pink and #35 White.
Option 2: Cascade Yarns Sunseeker (48% acrylic, 47cotton, 5% metallic yarn; 237.3 yd [217 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 1 hank of #35 White.
Thread weight (#0 Lace).
Option 1: DMC Cotton Perle 5 (100% cotton; 27 yd [25 m]/5 g): 1 hank of #648 white.
Option 2: DMC Six Strand Embroidery Floss (100% cotton; 8.7 yd [8 m]): 1 hank of #704 green.
Size D/3 (3.25 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge; steel hook size 7 (1.65 mm)
• Option 1: 16 (16, 20) size 5/8″ (16 mm) white buttons (shown: Crafting with Buttons by BlumenthalLansing company, item #570000015)
• Option 2: 9 (11, 23) size 3/8” (9 mm) pearl buttons (shown: La Mode, style #4612)
• Option 2: 3 yd (2.7 m) size 3/8″ (9 mm) multi green satin ribbon
• Sewing needle and coordinating thread
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
17 sts x 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Hat pattern.
Take time to check gauge.
* This eBook involves crochet skills only.
24 pages, 5 photos, 11 crochet stitch diagrams, 2 schematics, 2 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Magic Ring Tutorial, Reverse Single Crochet Tutorial, Conversion charts charts, Yarn Substitution Chart.
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.
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.
|March 27, 2017||Filled under You made this|
Happy Monday dear friends!
What a busy March I got! I have couple new patterns and designs to share with you, and …some secret projects as well. I am happy that I met all deadlines, so I decided to spoil myself this morning and spent such delightful and pleasant time to update my absolute favorite You made this! page. What a treasure!! If you’ve made something from my patterns or just got inspired by some of my designs, please feel free to share the pictures and I’d honored to show off Your wonderful creations!!
|March 3, 2017||Filled under 2016, 2017, 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:
A lovely and and wonderful weekend everyone!!
|March 1, 2017||Filled under 2017, Free patterns, Giveaway, Patterns|
Spring is Nature’s way of saying “Let’s party!” —Robin Williams
YAY, March is here!!! Spring in the air and I am so ready for Spring to come. I can’t wait for the sun to shine, the flowers to bloom, and to put away rain coats. It’s a time of rebirth, a time of enjoying the great outdoors and breathe in clean spring air. And it’s National Craft Month and I want to celebrate with You!
Check out of the all ♥ ♥ ♥ SPECIAL DEALS ♥ ♥ ♥ I have for You!
First, let me introduce my newest Meadow Flowers Appliqués crochet pattern, I am offering for download for FREE…
Think springtime sweetness, think fields and meadows filled with wild flowers!
Made with sport weight yarn, any of these delicate flowers will make a lovely addition to a hat, handbag, headband, pin, scrapbook layout or any other project you can think off.
Double the layers, double the fun—just add crochet two Marguerite flowers, and turn appliqué into beautiful two layers pin or hair accessory!
This pattern is available for download for FREE (to download: simple click at highlighted in green meadow_flowers_v01.pdf file on the right ) >>>
|Updated:||March 1, 2017|
Flower: 2.5″ (6.5 cm) in diameter
Leaf: 6″ (15 cm wide) x 1.5″ (4 cm) wide
3.5” (9 cm) in diameter
Flower: 2” (5 cm) in diameter
Leaf: 6” (15 cm wide) x 0.5” (1 cm) wide
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Nazli Gelin Garden 3 Yarn (100% Egyptian Giza Mercerized Cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]).
Dandelion: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC), #300-02 white (CC1) and #300-17 fern (CC2).
Marguerite: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC) and #300-02 white (CC1).
Black-Eyed-Susan: 1 ball of each #300-3 yellow (MC) and #300-22 dark brown (CC1).
Forget-Me-Not: 1 ball of each #300-11 medium blue (MC), #300-3 yellow (CC1) and #300-17 fern (CC2).
Size C/2 (2.75 mm)
• Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
* This pattern involves crochet skills only.
16 pages, 2 photos, 7 crochet stitch diagrams, 3 tutorials, technical pages: Glossary, Terms, Two Ways To Crochet Picot Tutorial, Magic (Adjustable) Ring Tutorial, Making a Pompom Tutorial, Conversion charts, Yarn Substitution Chart, Yarn Care Symbols Chart.
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.
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This offer last through March 31th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.
* To look inside my crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.