BLUE POPPY PIN | Crochet Pattern, Craft Kit + MORE!


EAP version of Blue Poppy Crochet Pin is live, and available in my Ravelry store.

The mystical Himalayan poppy is much sought after by gardeners, but only a select few succeed in bringing its brilliant blue petals to life. Be one of those few, and make your dream a reality with the Blue Poppy flower pin!

Stand out from the crowd with this cool and serene accessory, worked in DMC Cotton Six Strand Embroidery Floss and DMC Perle No. 5, and set off by a contrasting calla lilies bloom. Like the flower that inspired it, this pin catches the eye and mind with its unique color, and will be a conversation piece wherever you go!

PLEASE NOTE: This pattern is released under EAP (Early Access Program, see details here).

This EAP version of Blue Poppy Pin crochet pattern (20 pages) includes:
✔️ 9 stitch diagrams (final version)
✔️ written instructions in English language (US Terms) – not tech edited yet.
✔️ photos (final version)
✔️ 3 tutorials (final version)
✔️ technical pages (final version).

Still need to do for official release:
✔️ tech editing

This EAP pattern is available in my Ravelry store until official release; then pattern will be added to my others stores.

Regular price: $5.50
EAP version price: $4.67

Oh, also let me introduce something new and exciting…

IMAGICAL GARDEN CRAFT KITS: all you need to turn your wardrobe into a flower garden! Each kit contains the yarn and notions required for the crochet pin of your choice, curated with the greatest of care for your convenience.

Craft Kit to crochet BLUE POPPY PIN is now available in my Etsy store (link in profile and details in next post )

‼️Check you emails for an additional coupon with 21% off in my newsletter or subscribe at and get it instantly (link in profile)

Happy Birthday to me, Gifts for You!

(🇷🇺⤵︎) Today is my birthday and I would love to Thank each and every of you for your love and support! How it’s awesome and feels absolutely wonderful to belong to a community of people who appreciate and enjoy creativity.

And as a way to say Thank You, I’m offering for free my Imagical Seasons crochet pattern books in PDF format to every customer who places an order today. So, if here any particular patterns that you are looked for, there won’t be a better time to order it… and not wait until next year ;o)

The terms are pretty simple:
• Everyone who order any 2 patterns in my Etsy, Ravelry or shops (active links in profile) will get both Imagical Seasons crochet pattern books: Spring and Summer volumes in PDF format for free.
• All orders of $45+ in addition to books in PDF format, will receive them in PAPERBACK formats too (US customers only, please).

This offer expires April 22nd, 2021 at 12:59 pm PST time.

🇷🇺 Сегодня мой день рождения, и очень хочется поблагодарить всех вас за то, что вы со мной—куда бы я не пропадала временами… Это так суперски здорово быть частичкой сообщества где любят и ценят креатив и красоту!

Я всегда любила больше дарить чем получать подарки, и в этот день я решила всем кто сделает покупку 2 любых инструкций в моих онлайн магазинах, получит в подарок две мои книги в PDF формате. Для заказов на сумму $45+ (и проживающих в США) я с удовольствием отправлю плюс к PDF и печатную версию книг.

Так что, если у вас были в хотелках какие-либо мои инструкции, – сегодня отличный день чтобы их приобрести… следующий будет через год ;)

Contest for Fun

(🇷🇺⤵︎) I finally started to clean and organize my folders, and found this fruit collection… what a blast from the past!

Do you remember this one?

Let’s have a fun!
Everyone who will guess a name of this collection will get ANY of my pattern for free. Any pattern, not only from this collection. Just leave a comment here or direct me with your version.

Oh, and please note: All patterns of this collection are old-style patterns (read my first ones) with partial diagrams, but row-by-row written instructions in English (US terms).

🇷🇺 Я тут занялась осмысленной чисткой компьютера, и наткнулась на эту фруктовую коллекцию, – кто помнит?! 😉

А давайте устроим маленький конкурс… Кто угадает (или вспомнит) название этой коллекции, – получит любую мою инструкцию (не обязательно из этой коллекции) бесплатно. Напишите вашу версию здесь в комментариях или директ.

Ну, и должна предупредить, что инструкции из этой коллекции – фактически мои первые, поэтому они, безусловно, отличаются по уровню и стилю ;)

The Winner!!

Columbia River Cabled Hat | We Crochet Magazine, Issue 4


My publications of 2020… well, I almost did not submitted last time, but have at least 4 publications to share, probably you saw some of them.

So, first is Columbia River Cable Hat for We Crochet magazine. I’m definitely hooked on crochet cables, done some designs and have tons of ideas, but my current To-Do-List is first 🙈🙃



Named after the great Pacific Northwest river, the Columbia River Cable Hat is crocheted in a striking combination of popcorn stitches and post stitches that create a stunning allover pattern reminiscent of the swirls and eddies of a river.

Not only this hat is made with absolutely stunning Andean Treasure 100% baby alpaca yarn, but also pattern is available for free download at




Happy March 8th ladies ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

I have GIFTS & DEALS for You where everyone is a Winner!

First, I am offering one of my patterns of your choice for FREE.


  1. Leave a comment on Gifting & Deal post on Instagram or FB which pattern you would like.
  2. Direct, send a private message or email me at with your email address… and I’ll email you pattern right away!!


And now, it’s GIFTING TIME! 🎁

One lucky from anywhere in the world will win 2 hanks of my absolute favorite Silk Cashmere yarn by Jade Sapphire ($80 value) in color of your choice OR $60 Visa Gift Card!



You can enter in 3 ways here,  on ONLY:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Just share what is your favorite season or simple leave any comment on my blog …and that’s all, no other auction is required 🤗
  2. Bonus Entry # 2: Blog or mention in your Stories about the Gifts & Deals and leave another comment to blog post with a link to your blog post (if possible).⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀  ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
  3. Bonus Entry # 3: Share this post on any of your accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Ravelry, etc., and leave one more comment to enlarge your chance to win.

This contest starts today,  March 8th, 2021 and will end March 15th, 2021 at 12:59 pm PST time.

I’ll select the winner with’s random number generator.  The Winner will be announced and notified next day – Tuesday, March 16th. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀



To enjoy more deals, please visit my EtsyRavelryAmazon and stores!
To look inside Imagical Seasons™ crochet pattern books, please visit my Amazon store.

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Dream Catcher Collection. Sneak Peak №3 | Sweet Dreams

Dream Catcher Collection. Sneak Peak №3 & What to Expect from March 8th?!

And a summer version of Dream Catcher blanket—Sweet Dreams blanket + 5 Border varieties and different yarn weight options. More photos and details are coming…

So, what to expect from March 8th?
♥️ I have at least 2 reasons why you will be waiting for my post and email (if subscribed) tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Yarn Talk | Knit Picks Shine Sport


One of my all-time favorites, Shine Sport is a blend of 60% Pima Cotton and 40% Model (natural Beech wood fibre) which gives cotton a lustrous depth and silky appearance.  It knits to a smooth and soft fabric and is perfect for baby and children’s garments and blankets as it’s machine washable as well. Finished projects have great drape, and feel really like silk.

And this yarn is super soft – love how it feels to work with it!

Projects made with this yarn:


Brand: Knit Picks

Yarn Name: Shine Sport

Weight: Sport weight (#2 Fine)

Fiber Content: 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal® natural beech wood fiber

Yardage: 1.75 oz (50 g)/110 yd (101 m)

Care Instructions: Machine Washible, Tumble Dry Low.

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🛒  Knit Picks – $3.99

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Dream Catcher Collection. Sneak Peak №2 | Dreamland Blanket

Now, each new version of Dream Catcher Blanket has own name.

The Dreamland blanket (reduced size shown) it’s all about love to puff stitches!!

Yarn used is Shine Sport by @knit_picks. It’s such intersting yarn I worked with for several projects. I’ll post about under “Yarn Talk” on Friday.

To see more details and videos, let’s get connected on Instagram: @allakovaldesigns and Facebook  🥰 🥰 🥰


Just for Inspiration!


First of all, Thank you so much everyone for your love and Inner Peace Chemisette orders. I am so happy you like it!!

And here is an idea how to turn chemisette into ….a gilet. What do you think? I wear it over shirt, sweater, or simple over a tank top ;o)

Have a lovely day!! 🥰 🥰 🥰



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