Flower dew shawl CAL

Welcome to Flower Dew Shawl CAL! Join us on Ana D crochet patterns Group to celebrate Spring making this beautiful shawl together with our talented crochet community!

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Lightweight shawls are always good idea no matter the season.  Spring inspired me to design a shawl that shows the beauty of crochet and look contemporary, something elegant and feminine that women of every age will enjoy. And of course it’s always more fun to crochet in a good company. That’s the story behind Flower Dew Shawl CAL!

Flower dew shawl is with slightly asymmetrical triangular shape. It’s fun play of lace section and simple double crochet section which will show beautifully when worn. The asymmetrical shape makes it look elegant and modern.
It can be worn in a multitude of ways. Wrap it around your neck as scarf, wear it like a cowl or bandanna, or just throw it over one shoulder to give a pop of colour. To make the Flower dew shawl you’ll need approximately 470 yards (430 m) of  Fingering  yarn with nice drape and crochet hook size 3.5 mm (E). Pattern is for intermediate level of crochet skills.

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Flower Dew Shawl CAL start from  April 6th and will end on April 30th. To make it more fun after each phase we’ll giveaway patterns, yarn or something crochet related!
Please read the rules of the game that we’ll play in next 3 weeks!
1. Get the Flower Dew Shawl pattern on Ravelry and create your own Ravelry project
Pattern is 40% OFF till Friday, April 6, with coupon  ADGROUP.  Join us at Ana D crochet patterns Group on Facebook.
2. CAL schedule:
Phase 1: April 6th– April 14 – Materials. Prepare your materials, create your own Ravelry project. To enter the giveaway share your own yarn pictures.
Prize: 1 Ana D pattern of winner’s choice. Winner will be announced on Sunday, April 15.
Phase 2:  April 15– April 25 Flower Dew Shawl Row 1-75. To enter the giveaway share your own pictures of your work-in-progress.
Prize: To be announced soon in my next blog post and on Ana D crochet group. Winner will be announced on Sunday, April 25.
Phase 3:  April 25– April 30 Flower Dew Shawl Row 75-88 and blocking.  To enter the giveaway share your own pictures of your finished  Flower Dew Shawl.
Prize: To be announced soon in my next blog post and on Ana D crochet group. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 1th.
3. Prizes will be given after the end of each phase. For latest news please join Ana D crochet group . Follow the schedule and be sure that you added on time your own pictures to your Ravelry project.
4. And the most important: Enjoy and have Fun!
Share your work-in-progress and what inspires you! Feel free to invite your crochet fellows to join the party at Ana D crochet group. If any help needed please contact me (tag me, PM me or email me at by.accessorise@gmail.com).  I’ll be happy to help!
​The final Winner will be announced on May 1th, 2018! The Grand Prix is 3 crochet patterns by Ana D of winner’s choice and some surprises that I’ll announce soon in my next blog post and on Ana D crochet group !!!

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4th Annual mega sale event 2017

Welcome to the 4th Annual Mega Sale Event – 2017!!!
The event is hosted by 20 of my very talented colleagues crochet designers. It has started today, November 22nd and it will end on  Monday, November27th And because of the good tradition we’ll keep the coupon code ENABLER that we use every year.
Who are those 20 designers? Take a look bellow and click on the designer’s photo to visit their Ravelry shops.  Use coupon ENABLER to get a veeeeeery generous discount. You’ll discover that the more you put in your shopping cart the bigger the discount is!!! From my shop you can get 40%-65% OFF;-)

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Crochet Trend

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Felted Button

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KT and the Squid

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One&Two Company

A Crocheted Simplicity

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Crystalized Design

Crystalized Designs

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Haakmaarraak

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Lilla Bjorn Crochet

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Pattern Paradise

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Devine Debris

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Just Be Happy

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Made by Mary

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Sincerely Pam

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Blackstone designs

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ELK Studio

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KMT Creations

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Melody’s Makings

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The Curio Crafts Room
Game #1 Winners!!!
The photo below shows the 3 Winners from our Facebook Page Hop!
If you are one of the following 3 winners, please contact each of the 20 designers. In your message to them, please include your Ravelry username and your pattern of choice from their shop.
Winners will have until midnight EST on November 30, 2017 to claim their prizes.
Make sure you check out our game of Simon Says below and follow along on our Facebook pages!
​LOTS of great prizes to be given away!!

To make it more fun during the event, from Thursday, November 23rd to Monday, November 28th, we’ll play a version of the classic game “Simon Says”!  And to play with us you don’t need to know the rules.

So each designer will be sharing 4 collages a day on their Facebook pages, from all of the other participating designers. You can enter to win daily by commenting on every post! Yessss, that’s 400 possibilities to win:-) 
​Each post will look like the one bellow and will give you the info how to enter the giveaway.
You can enter to win by commenting the example  below: (make sure to comment on the designer’s Facebook post)
1st Entry: Comment with the link of an Ana D pattern you’d love to make.
2nd Entry: Comment with a photo of finished project you’ve completed from an Ana D pattern.

​And the most exciting part of this game will come on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 when we’ll announce the winners!!!  We’ll gather all the entries and will choose the winners randomly! Winners will be announced on Ana D Facebook page and on this blog!

Winners

*Please note that the names listed below are the full Facebook profile names. If you see your name, please follow the instructions listed after it to claim your prize. If you see a friend’s name, please send them a message to let them know they won!

  1. Lion Brand Yarn Prize Pack #1: Caroline Lennek – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  2. Lion Brand Yarn Prize Pack #2: Alecia Rivers Goodman – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  3. Lion Brand Yarn Prize Pack #3: Kyla Mahoney – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  4. $25 Etsy Gift Card: Andrea Stoessal – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  5. $25 Etsy Gift Card: Louise Dorais – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  6. $25 Etsy Gift Card: Deidre M – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  7. $25 Etsy Gift Card: Andrea Muskett – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)
  8. $50 Amazon Gift Card: Brandi Stevenson – Please send a Facebook message to Kathy at ELK Studio (click here)
  9. $50 Amazon Gift Card: Carol Sturman – Please send a Facebook message to Maria at Pattern Paradise (click here)
  10. Unwind Box: Amanda Hart – Please send a Facebook message to Melody at Melody’s Makings (click here)
  11. Hand dyed yarn & stitch markers: Steph Gilbert – Please send a Facebook message to Katy at KT and the Squid Yarns (click here)
  12. Stitch Markers: Morgan Bryant Schrodt – Please send a Facebook message to Mary at Made by Mary (click here)
  13. Clover Amour Crochet Hooks: Amanda Dancy – Please send a Facebook message to Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity (click here)

PRIZE LIST
(4) Winners will each receive a $25 Etsy Gift Card – sponsored by all 20 designers
(3) Winners will each receive 8 balls of their choice of the following 3 yarns: Lion Brand Wool Ease, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca – sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn
(1) Winner will receive a Set of (10) Clover Amour Crochet Hooks – sponsored by A Crocheted Simplicity
(1) Winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card – sponsored by ELK Studio
(1) Winner will receive a set of handmade stitch markers – sponsored by Made by Mary
(1) Winner will receive an Unwind Box – sponsored by Melody’s Makings
(1) Winner will receive 2 hanks of hand dyed yarn – sponsored by KT and the Squid
(1) Winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card – sponsored by Pattern Paradise
**Lion Brand Yarns giveaway open to residents of the United States & Canada only.
***All other prizes Open Worldwide!

ENJOY and GOOD LUCK!

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SILVER DROP TOP CAL

I’m very happy to introduce you my new crochet pattern Silver drop top and to invite you to join Ana D First  Crochet-A-Long (CAL)!!!
Silver drop top is something that I designed to be quick&easy to make with beautiful and efortless summer look.  Actually you can make 4 different sweaters with this single pattern!Front&back with same look Version 1

​Front&back with same look Version 2
​Front panel as Version 1 and back panel as Version 2.

Of course all versions could be done with longer sleeves.

Since this is a summer design I needed an yarn that gives comfort to the body in the warm summer days. It should be from natural fibers in order to be absorbent, hypoalergenic, with soft and smooth feel against skein. So the choice of The Cotton by We Are Knitters  came very naturally.  This yarn embody all this qualities because it’s 100% pima cotton. It’s with cashmere softness and silky drape! It comes in lovely classic and trendy shades.  I won’t say anything else about this yarn because one can’t describe with words the real experience.   You need to experience this yarn – to touch it, to cuddle it, simply to feel it! So don’t hesitate and treat yourself with few The Cotton skeins!

***Silver drop top CAL***
Please read the rules of the game that we’ll play in next 4 weeks!1. Get the Silver Drop top pattern on Ravelry and create a Ravelry project http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/siver-drop-top
Pattern is 40% OFF till Sunday, June 11- no coupon needed.
Then you also can get on sale for $3.30 but with coupon code SDT108 till June 18, Sunday.

 
2. CAL schedule:
Week 1:11-17 June – Materials. Prepare your materials, create a Ravelry project and share your own pictures of yarn you plan to use.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 18.
Week 2: 18- 24 June – Front panel. Share your own pictures of your front panel. 
Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 25.
Week 3: 25 June – 1 July – Back panel. Share your own pictures of your back panel.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 2.
Week 4: 2-8 July – Sleeves and finishing. Share your own pictures of your finished project.
Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 9.

3. Prizes will be given after the end of each period. I’ll giveaway yarn, hooks, patterns. To enter the giveaway please join Ana D crochet group for latest news. Follow the schedule and be sure that you added on time your own pictures to your Ravelry project.
 
4. And the most important: Have Fun!
Share your work in progress and what inspires you. Feel free to invite your crochet fellows to join the party at Ana D crochet group. If any help needed please contact me (tag me, PM me or email me at by.accessorise@gmail.com).  I’ll be happy to help!

​The Grand Prix will be 5 crochet patterns by Ana D chosen by the winner and a special crochet surprise which will be announced during CAL at Ana D crochet group !!!
 
Please note:
This pattern is original design made by © Ana D. All Ana D patterns  are  for personal use only and are not for distribution in any form. Please do not sell anywhere or post my patterns online. You may sell items made from my  patterns, just have my shop Ana D  or AnaDdesign  on the listing or wherever it is being sold at giving me credit for the pattern. Thank you very much! 

HAPPY SUMMER CROCHETING!

T-SHIRT YARN CROCHET COASTER

Recently I was so hooked by T-shirt yarn so I’ve designed few patterns. I like the contemporary look of  everything made from T-shirt  yarn and how quick you can see the final result from your work. T-shirt yarn is pretty sturdy and is perfect for home decor.  You can make the yarn by yourself  or just grab some from local yarn shop as I did.  I’ll show you a very easy, beautiful and practical  project with pretty  knit look. 
KNIT LOOK COASTER

MATERIALS:
T-shirt yarn,  crochet hook 9.0 mm (M/N) or 10.0 mm (N/P) – depends on the yarn you’ll use, yarn needle and scissors.

STITCHES:
sc- single crochet,
ssc – split single crochet – insert the hook into the center of the upside-down “V”, yarn over, pull the yarn through creating two loops on hook, yarn over, pull the yarn through both loops creating one loop.
​​reverse sc(crab stitch) – work from left to right (backwards), insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right, yarn over  and draw the yarn through the stitch(like you do regular sc), yarn over and draw through the 2 loops on the hook .

NOTES:
Pattern is worked in continues rounds .
Coaster diameter 5 inches (12.5cm).

COASTER INSTRUCTIONS :
Round 1: Make a magic cirle, ch1(does not count as stitch), 8sc  inside the circle, join with sl st at beginning ch1. Pull the loop closed. (8sc)
Round 2: 2ssc in each sc around.(16ssc)
Round 3: *Ssc in next ssc, 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(24ssc)
Round 4: *Ssc in next 2 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(32ssc)
Round 5: Reverse sc in each ssc around. Join at beginning sc.
Fasten off wave in ends. 

If you like to make a 8″(20 cm) coaster like the one under my favorite teapot  repeat Round 1-4.
Round 5: *Ssc in next 3 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(40ssc)
Round 6: *Ssc in next 4 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(48ssc)

Round 7: *Ssc in next 5 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(56ssc)
Round 8: *Ssc in next 6 ssc , 2ssc in next ssc ; repeat from*  around.(64ssc)
Round 9: Reverse sc in each ssc around. Join at beginning sc.
Fasten off wave in ends.

HAPPY CROCHETING!

SUN COASTER  – free crochet pattern

Welcome to Ana D blog!
Sun coaster is easy and fun to make project to decorate your table. Make them with colors to match your style, and they really add a personal touch. Here you may see more color combinations from people who already done them http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sun-coaster-2/people . Join the crochet community and add your finished coasters to your Ravelry projects.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL:  2 Easy
MATERIALS:

  • Approx. 20 yds of Red Heart* Crème de la crème yarn, Category 4: Worsted weight yarn
  • Crochet hook H8(5.00mm)
  • Scissors and tapestry needle to fasten off ends.


STITCH GUIDE:
ch – chain, sc – single crochet, dc double crochet, sl st – slip stitch, st(s) – stitch(es).

SPECIAL STITCHES:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) –  [Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for this project.

NOTES:

  • Pattern is worked in rounds.
  • Coaster approx. diameter 5 ¼ “(14cm)

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1: Make double loop(magic circle), ch3(count as dc here and throughout), work 17 dc into a double loop and pull the loop closed. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (18dc) ​
​Rnd 2: Ch3, dc at base of beginning ch3, 2dc in each dc around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (36dc)
​Rnd 3: Ch3, dc2tog, ch5, *dc3tog, ch5; repeat from* around.  Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (12 dc3tog, 12 ch-5 spaces)
​Rnd 4: Ch1, *5sc in ch-5 space, sc on top dc3tog; repeat from* around. Join with sl st into 3rd ch from beginning ch3. (72sc)
Fasten off and weave in ends.