Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pattern Release: Kafa Kerchief

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)



My latest design Kafa Kerchief is a two-color, richly-textured, asymmetrical shawl, worked sideways from one corner.



The shawl is worked in three textured stitch patterns: horizontal ribbing, diamond (or zig-zag) stitch pattern and a vertical rib pattern. You can make your Kafa larger by working more rows within each of the three sections and customize the size of each section as desired (helpful notes are included in the written instructions!).


The pattern is 25% off price until Monday, 4 December 2017. No coupon code required, the discount will apply automatically.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tunisian Entrelac Motifs: Block #5

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

The next block, Flower, is one of the most difficult. It uses two colors in several rows/rounds. 



MATERIALSRialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 100% wool, 105 m per 50 g skein, in shades Ecru, Citrus, and Pool
Regular crochet hook 4mm
Yarn needle to weave in ends

FINISHED SIZE15 cm x 15 cm

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)C – color, ch(s) – chain(s), RetP – return pass, sl st – slip stitch, sp(s) – space(s), st(s) – stitch(es), Tss – Tunisian simple stitch, YO – yarn over

INSTRUCTIONS

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long Sale!

Join us for one of the biggest sale and crochet/knit-along events on Ravelry which has just started!
The Indie Designer Gift-A-Long (GAL) is a nearly 6-week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by nearly 300 independent designers.

From November 21 - November 28, 2017, tons of indie designers will be discounting between 10-20 of their patterns 25% for this event. There are CAL/KAL’s to participate in, prizes to win, games to play, and bucket-loads of fun to share!
Use coupon code giftalong2017 to get 25% discount on any of the patterns featured in the bundle below.


Happy gifting!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tunisian Entrelac Motifs: Block #4

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)



MATERIALS
Rialto DK by Debbie Bliss, 100% wool, 105 m per 50 g skein, in shades Ecru and Pool
Regular crochet hook 4mm
Yarn needle to weave in ends

FINISHED SIZE
15 cm x 15 cm

ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
C – color, ch(s) – chain(s), RetP – return pass, sl st – slip stitch, sp(s) – space(s), st(s) – stitch(es), Tss – Tunisian simple stitch, YO – yarn over


INSTRUCTIONS

Friday, November 17, 2017

Pattern Release: Purplish Diamond Sweater

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

Purplish Diamond Sweater pattern, originally published in Crochet Now magazine Issue 11, is now available in Lena's store on Ravelry as an individual pattern download!


The pattern has been tweaked a little, updated, and now uses U.S. crochet terminology. It also includes more charts and helpful pictures.


Purplish Diamond sweater is worked seamlessly top down in the round with the right side always facing up.

The diamond stitch pattern uses only two of the most basic crochet stitches: double crochet and chains.

Available sizes: S (M, L, 1X, 2X) designed to fit with 2.4” / 6 cm positive ease. The width is 18⅞ (20½, 22, 23⅝, 25¼ )'' / 48 (52, 56, 60, 64) cm. 

The sweater works up fast thanks to DK weight WYS Bluefaced Leicester (100% wool, 122 yards (112 m) per 50 g ball) and a hook US G (4 mm).


The blank layout templates of the yoke can be used as your sketchpad: choose your beloved colors and colorize them to visualize your own unique sweater before you start it!


Happy crocheting!

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