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A la Koval Best Practices | New Category + Friday Deal!

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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™.

3rd Loop hdc_01


3rd Loop hdc02_600

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!

Below are some designs using 3rd loop hdc stitch. All pattern are available at: my Pattern Shop, Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy and LoveKnitting.

Owleta Vest01Owleta Vest02

Brioche Scarf01W

Brioche Scarf02W

Owleta Kerchief01

Owleta Cowl01


And last but not least, I have a Friday Deal for You – get any of patterns shown above for FREE!!

HOW IT WORKS: just share this post on your accounts: Facebook, Ravelry, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Yahoo, etc., and leave a comment on this post here, (if possible, with your link, but here is no any obligations). You also can simply share my original Instagram, Facebok or Google+ posts.

To get 2 patterns, share this post on 3 or more your networks!

Please email me at allakoval@gmail.com with info which pattern of 4 designs shown you would like and I’ll ship your pattern right away at email you provided.

*** This offer last through July 14th 2017 at 11:59 pm PST time.


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Have a wonderful and lovely weekend everyone!

6 Responses to A la Koval Best Practices | New Category + Friday Deal!

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    Sheila Briley says:

    Hi there! I’ve been a long time fan! Just wanted to let you know that I shared on Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/170925748341159109/ facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sheila.toigobriley and twitter -https://twitter.com/SheilaTBriley/with_replies?lang=en Thank you so much for the patterns!

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    Sarah Pierson says:

    I love this stitch technique and it gives a beautiful result!i shared this so others may learn… Facebook, Pinterest and gave some love on Ravelry. It’s so great that you are doing this! I love the idea :)

    • Alla says:

      Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing!!! Please let me know which two patterns you would like and I’ll email them right away! <3 <3 <3

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