Monday, May 7, 2018

Crochet Lace Flower Coaster

Lace coasters look so delicate and pretty. I made one set back in December, and now I made a few more in a different design. I will mix and match them. 

The coasters measure about 4.5 inches across. I used crochet cotton thread size 10, and a 1.5 mm steel hook. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops. 
Right now it's only $1.39

Friday, April 27, 2018

Pink Marshmallows Baby Hat to Match the Blanket

Thank you for your kind comments on my latest baby blanket pattern. 

I now have a pattern for a matching hat. 

Unlike most of the baby hats I've created before, this one is worked from bottom up. 

The pattern comes in one size 0-3 months, and the finished hat measures about 12 inches in circumference and 5 inches in height. 

I used a hook size G/6 (4.25 mm) and the same yarn as for the blanket - Snuggly Wuggly Big by Loops & Threads. In fact one skein was enough to make the blanket and the hat. 

The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pink Marshmallows Baby Blanket, Crochet Afghan Pattern

I'm so excited to announce I have a new baby blanket pattern! 

I named it Pink Marshmallows. The lace and puffs design gives it a very delicate and soft texture. 

I am now working on a matching baby hat pattern.

The blanket looks different on the front and back sides, but both are very pretty!

This year we've been blessed with April showers. My garden looks so green and lush right now. 

I took some pictures of my new baby blanket in my front yard. 

It's amazing how different the color looks in the photos taken outdoors.  

Pattern Details
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner 
Finished Measurements: approximately 36 by 28 inches (can be adjusted to any other size)  
US hook size G/6 (4.25 mm) 

Light worsted 100% acrylic yarn, about 1100 yards (I used Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads)

Gauge: not important 

The pattern is available in my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Valentina Doily, New Crochet Pattern

Growing up back in Ukraine, when I was 15-16 years old, I took machine embroidery classes, making this beautiful cutwork embroidery called Richelieu. 

Unfortunately, I no longer have that skill, but I had an idea to make a crochet doily with a similar look/feel to it. 

I absolutely love the way my doily turned out! 

Coming up with a unique and suitable name for my doilies is always a big challenge. After some thinking, I decided to start naming my doilies after my friends! 

So this one is Valentina! 

The finished doily measures about 17 inches across. I used the steel hook size 1.5 mm and Aunt Lydia's classic cotton thread size 10 (about 320 yards). 

Only basic stitches are used in this pattern: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy, Craftsy and Ravelry shops. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Shells Baby Dress Crochet Pattern, More Sizes

The Shells Baby Dress in one of the most popular patterns in my pattern shop. 

I created it back in 2014, but I've been getting requests to adjust it for more sizes. I finally did it!

The pattern now comes in threes sizes: 

0-3 months, about 15 inches around chest, 11 inches long;

3-6 months, about 16 inches around chest, 12.5 inches long;

6-12 months, about 18 inches around chest, 14 inches long. 

The pattern is available in my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Textured Slouchy Hat Crochet Pattern

Here is another hat that I recently made for myself. Its textured design looks complicated and intricate, and even lacy (just the way I like it!)

The pattern comes in one size - adult. But it will be suitable for a teen girl too. The hat is soft and stretchy. The finished measurements are about 18 inches in circumference (plus stretch) and 11.5 inches in height. 

I used light worsted weight (category 3, DK) yarn and a hook size G/6 (4.25 mm). The specific yarn that I used is Snuggly Wuggly by Loops & Threads, 100% acrylic. Other light worsted or even worsted weight yarns can be used too, but pay attention to the gauge.  

The skill level is intermediate; in addition to the basic stitch, front post double crochets are used in this pattern. The hat is made from top down.

The pattern is amiable in my shops on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

Friday, March 30, 2018

Spider Stitch Lace Shawl Crochet Pattern

Here is my new shawl! It's so big and warm, it's almost like a blanket! 

I can just snug in it on a chilly evening or use it to cover my garden chair when I'm out in my yard to get some sunshine. 

I enjoyed crocheting this shawl, but making the fringe was boring and dull. 

But the fringe is definitely needed. It makes a big difference!

I used two skeins of Impeccable Big! yarn by Loop & Threads (that's about 1600 yards) and a size H/8 (5 mm) hook. 

The pattern is available in my shops: EtsyCraftsy, and Ravelry! 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Shells Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

I had made so many crocheted baby hats in the past, but not an adult one. Until now!

I made a beanie for myself!

I'm so pleased with how it turned out. It's soft, and stretchy, and comfortable! 

No, this is not the usual shells stitch. There is a little trick that involves back post double crochets to make the shells puffy and textured.

I even love how this hat looks on me! 

Why hadn't I crocheted any hats for myself before? I dunno! 

But I already have another hat on my hook! 

And I have a doily (which is turning out just stunning!) on another hook!

And I have a big warm and comfy prayer shawl yet on another hook!

So many hooks, so many projects, so many new ideas! 

I feel so blessed and happy! 

My beanie pattern is available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Stripes Afghan Blanket, Impeccable Yarn by Loops & Threads

When I saw this Impeccable yarn by Loops & Threads at Michael's several weeks ago, I was so drawn to its bright colors! I instantly had an idea to crochet myself a bright spring vest. But even though the colors would be perfect, the yarn itself is too heavy for a vest or sweater. 

But it's perfect for an afghan! 

I worked with a hook size H/8 (5 mm) and my afghan was growing in size quickly. I completed it in less than a week. 

The blanket I made is of a small size (about 31 by 27 inches), and at the moment I don't have anyone in mind who I can gift it to. So for now I'll just keep it in my bedroom hanging on a chair as a decor item. It's so pretty and cheerful; it deserves to stay on display! 

The pattern (which can be easily adjusted to any size) is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry

I'm linking this post to
Craft Schooling Sunday @ Crative Jewish Mom

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shabby Chic Lace Edging Trim, Free Crochet Pattern

Hello Crochet Friends, 

Today I'd like to share a simple pattern for a lace edging or trim, which can be used for many different projects.

For example, it can be sewed onto pillow cases, flat sheets, towels, etc. It can be used to decorate the shelves of a shabby chic hutch or it can be made into a bookmark. There are so many possibilities!  

I really like the romantic shabby chic look of this edging. 

The tiny daisies in the photos grow on my front lawn. It's so nice to see the signs of spring everywhere around. 

Lace Edging Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © March, 2018

Please, do not redistribute this pattern in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. If you would like to share it on your blog, website, or social media channel, please use only one picture and  give a link to my blog for the pattern. Thank you! 
Skill Level: Easy
Measurements: about 2.5 inches wide
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10

Gauge: not very important, but the tighter you crochet, the better your edging will look

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 decrease)

Ch 23.

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. (22 sc) 

Row 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in 1st sc (shell made), skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next sc, ch 1, skip next 3 sc, dc in next 2 sc, skip next 3 sc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in last sc (shell made)

Row 3: turn, sl st to ch-1 space of shell, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in same ch-1 space (shell made),  dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in ch-space between next two dc3-tog, ch 1, (dc3-tog, ch 2, dc3-tog) all in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in ch-1 space of last shell (shell made)

Repeat Row 3. 

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Ocean Waves Afghan, My New Crochet Pattern

I made this afghan for my oldest son. It is a big size blanket (60 by 54 inches), so it took me some time. 

He was inquiring every day: Is it ready yet? 

It's finally ready! 

I really enjoyed working on this afghan. Making it for my son made is so special to me. 

I tried to get him model his new blanket, but my youngest photobombed the picture! 

But I like it! I love seeing my children smile!

The pattern is available in my shops: Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry.

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Craft Schooling Sunday @ Crative Jewish Mom
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