Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Crochet Sweater Pattern - Sunny Seine Pullover/Sweater just added to the shop.

Hi everybody!
This pattern has been tested over the last month. I am happy to announce that 2 testers have no more issues with the designer - me. :))) I am very grateful for their help and dedication!

 (no registration needed)

See this pattern is Ravelry shop.

Get this pattern from Etsy shop.

Make a seine to catch the sun and never let it go. This crochet open stitch pullover is a head-turner and a fast project to make.

Crochet level:
- Intermediate.

You should know how to crochet following stitches:
ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), FPdc (front post double crochet), BPdc (back post double crochet).

This pattern includes:
- my love to every single step in creating crochet patterns :)
- schematic;
- written instructions;
- charts.

Instructions are given in English language, American terminology.

Crochet hook:
- 3 mm.

Recommended materials:
- 4 (4, 5, 5) balls of Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns (52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 317 yrds/290 m - 3.5 oz/100 g) in Lemon Drops color; it's not recommended to use thicker yarn.

-34 (38, 42, 46)'' / 86 (96, 106, 116) cm bust circumference;
- rhombus stitch is very stretchable, so sizes will also fit well +(-) 1 ½ '' (4 cm). For example size 46''/116 cm will fit 44 ½'' (112 cm) and 47 ½'' (120 cm).

- 2 FPdc x 2 BPdc stitch: 18 sts x 40 rows = 4'' x 4''/10 x 10 cm;
- Rhombus Stitch: ch-13 = 2''/5 cm long, the height of 6 dc in ch-13 sp = ½ ''/1.3 cm;
- chain stitches to start neck band: 10 stitches stretched = 2''/5 cm.

- the body of pullover and sleeves are made separately from bottom to top in rounds, connected together in last round, then crocheted as one piece up to the neck opening. Neck band is made separately and connected to body in last round;
- the measurements are done for the pullover laying flat. It stretches when worn. The sleeves are intended to be longer than arms and gather on top of sleeve bands.

This pullover in blue from one of my testers, Debbie (this is her neighbor on the picture):

My biggest gratitude for your interest in my pattern!

Thanks for visiting my shop OutstandingCrochet!
© 2015 Natalia Kononova

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- Do not copy, share, resell, or forward this pattern to anyone. No part of this work may be reproduced, transmitted or published in any form or by any means without prior written permission.
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- You are not allowed to sell finished items based on this pattern.

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Best wishes to you and Happy crocheting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

New crochet jewelry pattern in the shop - crochet bracelet/wrist cuff and headband pattern - crochet accessories pattern - step-by-step crochet jewelry tutorial - Midsummer.

Hi everybody!
I worked on this pattern last weekend and very pleased with the result! Really love this set.
Colors become muted when midsummer hits, but it's my favorite time when nature is starting to give us her fruits, so I called this set - Midsummer. I can't let it go, can I? :))

 (no registration needed).

Buy it from Ravelry.

Buy it from Etsy.

Fiber jewelry feels soft on your skin and doesn’t get in the way during your daily adventures.
Crochet level:
- Easy/Intermediate.
You should know how to crochet following stitches:
ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), puff (puff stitch, or learn in the process).
This pattern includes:
  • my love to every single step in creating crochet patterns :)
  • written instructions;
  • very detailed step-by-step pictures;
  • charts.
Instructions are given in English language, American terminology.
If you are not familiar with crochet charts, you can follow step-by-step-pictures and written instructions, given under each image.
Take a look at charts now and then and you might become a chart guru after all :)
Crochet hook:
- 1 mm, 1.4 mm.
Recommended materials:
- 30 g altogether or little amount (1 mini-cone is approx 600 yards / 549 m / 3 oz / 84 g) of Halcyon Yarn Homestead 8/2 Cotton Yarn (100% unmercerized cotton, lace weight, slightly thicker than size10 crochet thread) in 18 Light Brown, 11 Special Green, 20 Dark Brown, 64 Grape; size 10 cotton thread can also be used for this project;
  • ½” (1.2 cm) in diameter button for the bracelet (optional, you can crochet the button, instructions are provided);
  • about 19” (50 cm) of round (for beading) elastic cord;
  • bracelet is 7 ½” (19 cm) long;
  • headband fits all sizes;
  • headband is 13” (33 cm) long, elastic cord is 7 ½” (19 cm) and adjustable;
  • headband and bracelet are 2 ½” (6.5 cm) wide;

Friday, October 2, 2015

Crochet pillow covers patterns.

I am having a really good Friday! I had 9 sales today, absolutely unexpected!
Thank you all who made me happy today!
Here is an eye candy for you.
Love colors in this pillow (pattern from LillaBjornCrochet):

One more (pattern):

I wish I  had time to do that!
Happy crocheting, my friends!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


This time of the year is here again.

Robert Frost, 1923
Nothing gold can stay.

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colorful overlay crochet from Tatsiana Kupryianchyk.

I have Tatsiana's Etsy shop as my favorite for a while. Her work is absolutely beautiful and so inspiring! I asked her today if I can share a few images and she generously agreed.
I've never done any overlay crochet myself though this technique  amazes me.

 How cool these bags are?

I asked Tatsiana where does she find an inspiration...

I find inspirations in everything. I like to observe people, what they wear, which colors they choose. Sometimes I can see a poster or a painting in the shop window and a new idea is already stuck in my head. But more often ideas and inspiration come to me in the process of creating new projects. I just start to play with yarns and new design is growing in my hands itself. Living its own life.

A little about Tatsiana:
"Lilla Bj√∂rn" means "little bear" in Swedish. I am not from Sweden... But I love cold and grey sea, fresh windy air, and I like to crochet little bears. 
I am not an educated designer. I studied journalism and opera singing, I edited a magazine and sang in a choir. But crocheting and knitting has always been the greatest passion of mine. 
A nice red-haired woman Raisa taught me to crochet in a kindergarten when I was 5-years-old girl. I regret so much that I did not find her when I grew up, and didn't thank her. But I still keep my kid's handmade things as a memory about her. 
I like to create decorations for interior and I can spend long hours learning new techniques, combining colors and seeing where the whole process is leading me... And I can also talk about that for hours!

My mom's name is Raisa actually. It could be her! :)))
Happy crocheting, my friends!

Monday, September 28, 2015

What I am up to.

Another day working on my Etsy shop and finally opening it. There are so many fields you have to fill out!

So here it is:

Outstanding Crochet Etsy Shop

The store looks sort of pale, :))), but those are colors I love. I will add some more bright patterns soon. I am having my Sunny Seine Pullover tested and it's almost done!

So in couple of days I will add it to the stores.

I am finishing an eye candy - fuchia color pullover, which is made by non-separable technique. It looks like made out of square motifs, but in fact it's made as one piece and seamless. So I am very exited about it and there are no pictures yet. :))

Happy crocheting, my friends!
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