Alla Koval is a crochet and knitting designer who focuses on kids, and she recently released two pattern books full of crochet projects for girls ages 2 to 12. Imagical Seasons (the name is a combination of imagination and magical) books are collections for the seasons.
So far spring and summer have been released, with fall and winter on the way.
Koval describes her projects as “happy-fashion,” and they’re sure to delight the frilly, girly, fun children you know.
The spring book has 10 patterns including two blankets, a shawl, a cowl, bolero, headband, cuffs and a top. I love the colorful Tutti Frutti blanket and the fun ice cream amigurumi.
The summer book features eight patterns: a dress, top, poncho, coverup, beaie, blanket and a square motif that could be used to cover a pillow or make a patchwork blanket. My favorite here is the Petalline dress, a strappy halter top with an empire waist and asymmetrical hem (it’s pictured on the cover).
The projects are both written and charted, so the books are great for helping you learn to read charts if that’s a skill you haven’t yet picked up.
Also make sure you check out the rest of the blog tour:
July 13: Knitting and Crochet – Amy Solovay
July 14: Faina’s Knitting Mode – Faina Goberstein
July 15: Crochet Queen: Royal Ramblings – Gwen Blakely Kinsler
July 16: Crochet Concupiscence – Kathryn Vercillo
July 17: Petals to Picots – Kara Gunza
July 18: Stylish Knits – Simona Dest Merchant
July 19: Craft Gossip – Sarah E. White
July 20: Positively Crochet – Mary Jane Hall
July 21: Magic with Hook and Needles – Vendula Maderska
July 22: Cute Crochet – Jocelyn Sass
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of both of these books. Physical books can be shipped to the winner if in the United States or Canada, otherwise a digital copy will be the prize.
For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post before the end of the day Friday, July 31. I’d love to know about the little girsl you crochet for!
If you want to buy the books yourself, you can purchase them through Etsy or Imagical Seasons using the promo code IMAGICAL and receive the digital edition free when you buy a print copy. This offer is good through August 1.