Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PATTERN RELEASE: Sailmaker

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

I have just released a new pattern, Sailmaker! This design was originally published in UK Crochet Now magazine (Issue 15) and it now is available as an individual pattern download in my store on Ravelry.


This top is quick and easy to make and its unusual construction will keep you interested to the last stitch!

Its construction, the diagonal rows, triangular motifs and short rows create an endless color placement possibilities. You can make your top in one, two or three colors (and more!), make the stripes of different size, and combine the solid color blocks and the stripes.

Here are just a few examples to give you a better visual idea:


The pattern is written out and charted, it also includes a photo tutorial and a construction diagram.

Sailmaker is 15% off the price until March 19, 2018 (no coupon code needed). Please, subscribe to my mailing list to be notified of new pattern releases and special discounts.

Happy crocheting!



Friday, February 23, 2018

PATTERN RELEASE: Aystra

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

Here is a new addition to our crochet garment collection!


Aystra is a poncho-like sweater with a generous collar and short dropped sleeves. It is made with motifs worked in the Tunisian crochet technique.


Each motif is worked separately in short rows, using a regular crochet hook, and joined to other motifs as you go. The pattern assumes basic familiarity with Tunisian crochet, specifically how each row is worked as two separate passes and how to work Tunisian simple stitch (You may find this glossary helpful!).



Aystra is 15% off the price until February 25, 2018. No coupon code required, the discount will apply automatically.

Happy crocheting!

Friday, February 2, 2018

CAL: Ice Bubble Shawl

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

I’ve got a pre-release CAL for my Ice Bubble Shawl starting in just a few days in the Cup of Stitches group on Ravelry!

The pattern will be released by the end of February, but all CAL participants will receive this pattern for free. There is no deadline there; I will be just more than happy to see your finished shawls or your projects in progress.





To join the CAL, please leave a comment in this thread and PM me your e-mail address. You are very welcome to join until Monday, February 5, 2018. The pattern will be sent on Monday.

Monday, January 29, 2018

PATTERN RELEASE: Crosshatched Cowl

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)



Crosshatched Cowl, originally published in Crochet Now magazine, Issue 7, is now available as an individual pattern download in my pattern store on Ravelry. The pattern has been tweaked a little, updated, and now uses U.S. crochet terminology.



Crosshatched Cowl is a simple textured cowl worked in the round. It features a beautiful and easy stitch pattern that is quick to learn and creates a thick squishy fabric. It is worked in Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4 ply and uses 3 balls in Dove. The hook size is US E (3.5 mm).



The cowl is worked in the diamond stitch pattern which uses front post dc stitches. It is important to work these stitches in a proper way to prevent the fabric from the tightening. There are several different ways to do this:
  • work the front post stitches loosely, pull up a longer loop;
  • work the front post stitches not around the posts of the stitches, but right under their tops;
  • use the front post tr stitches instead of tr stitches.
I prefer the first two options and use them both at the same time; I work FPdc around the tops of the stitches and pull up the loop (which determines the length of the stitch) as long as needed.



You can get Crosshatched cowl pattern for FREE, when you purchase Oliwin, Cherry Jar, or Kafa patterns. If you already purchased any of these patterns in your library, simply add Crosshatched cowl pattern to your cart and the price will be taken off automatically (no coupon code required).

Happy crocheting!

Friday, December 29, 2017

PATTERN RELEASE: Oliwin

by Lena Fedotova (ravliki on Ravelry)

I am excited to introduce my last crochet pattern for this year, Oliwin!


Oliwin is a casual and cozy everyday sweater worked seamlessly from the top down. It features relaxed shaping at the body, a crew neck with a higher back neck, and sleeves which taper toward the cuff.


I used 100% alpaca in DK weight (175 yards/160 m per 50 g ball) and 4 mm size hook (US G) to achieve soft and comfy result because the textured post stitch pattern worked too tight could make the fabric too dense and heavy.


I marked this project as "difficult" on my project page on Ravelry.

Besides it is worked in the round from the top down and seamlessly, the yoke includes several extra rows worked across the back to create a higher back neck, and the underarm bridges are added before joining the body in the round.

The sleeves taper toward the cuff with the help of the decreases, which are evenly placed along each sleeve. And don't forget about the textured pattern which is being worked at the same time! But the result should please you :)

The sweater is shown in size M with approx. 4''/10 cm positive ease.

  • Oliwin pattern is 50% off price until the end of this year. No coupon code needed, the discount will apply automatically.
Happy crocheting and a Happy New Year!

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