Nailya Plaskey

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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This very cushy stitch pattern creates an interesting texture on both the outer and inner side of the socks. It makes me think of the books on a shelf, and all good books have a story inside. I hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing Book Stash Socks.
Knitting: Cardigan
Have a lot of fingering weight yarn leftovers? Don’t let them linger in your stash! Knit this cheerful cardigan. Top-down raglan construction lets you try it on for length, and you can play with the width of stripes as you like. A version with solid sleeves works as well. Choose one color yarn for ribbing, neckband and button band to help tie t...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Skill level: beginner to intermediate
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Simple traveling cable and yarn over stitch pattern works for self-striping yarn as well as semi-tonal or speckled. Pick your favorite colorway and enjoy knitting these socks!
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
These socks are working up so quickly in worsted weight yarn, you would probably want to make more than one pair! Sweet ruched top makes them interesting to knit and wear, and they would warm your feet day or night.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Beautifully arranged twisted stitches form a shape of tulip leaves on these elegant socks. The repeat of the pattern changes slightly on top to create a heart-shaped tulip flower. I hope you will enjoy knitting and wearing Tulip Leaves Socks.
Knitting: Mittens
After receiving several requests for matching mittens tor my Big Stitch Beanie, I am happy to oblige! Are you as obsessed with knitting as I am? Then you need this pattern series! While to uninitiated this pattern may seem just chevrons, every fellow knitter will be in the know. Big Stitch Mittens like their sister hat and cowl patterns are wor...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Skill level: beginner to intermediate
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
A versatile top to wear in summer or layered in the fall, Temple Steps pattern has a simple construction. Solid fabric in the front, and lacy filet crochet pattern on the shoulders and back give you a variety of stitches to enjoy in one project. Fingering weight yarn allows for lightweight garment with good drape. Go a size up if you prefer ove...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
With lovely support of knitters to my Big Stitch Beanie pattern, it’s sister pattern, Big Time Garter was not far behind. Now you have options for your knitter hat: garter or stockinette! Choose whichever you like best, or knit them both to have a set to suit your knitting style of the day.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These spring shortie socks have a lace pattern that reminds me of sap starting to flow through the maple trees, ready for tapping. While this pattern would look equally good in solid, tonal or slightly variegated yarns, choosing a sparkly one amps the fun!
Knitting: Cowl
This double knit reversible cowl has a slightly modified chart of Big Stitch Beanie, which is large loops of stockinette stitch in colorwork. Provisional cast on and grafting create a seamless result, and you can wear this cowl whatever side suits your mood.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
An adorable little beret is perfect for spring. Not only it’s one of the most fashionable head toppers this season, it’s easy to make one in about 2 hours. V-stitch creates fun texture, and a tiny optional pompom adds to the overall cuteness of this hat.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Are you as obsessed with knitting as I am? Then you need this hat! While to uninitiated this pattern may seem just chevrons, every fellow knitter will be in the know. Big Stitch Beanie is a colorwork hat that is, in essence, big loops of stockinette. Colorwork here is simple enough to have a beginner knitter moving along with confidence. It is ...
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Skill level: advanced beginner to intermediate; need to know Judy’s Magic Cast On, magic loop.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
“so that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts seemed consolingly to repeat over and over again…” ― Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Knitting: Toys and Hobbies - Other
You may have heard about Pet Rock. Let me introduce you to Pet Sock. This fun project uses a tiny amount of yarn, but the reward is way bigger! Use it as a keychain, a Christmas tree ornament, or buy several mini sock blockers and make a garland.
Crochet: Kerchief
Easy slip-on design of this kerchief is so refreshing in hot months of summer. Perfect for gardening, or stylish shopping at a farmers market!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
“When snow falls, nature listens.“ Antoinette van Kleef
Crochet: Cowl
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Crochet: Beanie, Toque
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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
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Crochet: Brimmed Hat
How fancy is your Granny? Our Granny is pretty and soft, has gentle folds (some people would call them flops, but we are not those people), and when she feels extra fancy, she might add a flower to her brim.
Knitting: Kerchief
A perfect summer head cover, Little Minnow Kerchief is lightweight, has a great fit (it won’t slide off or blow away with the wind), keeps hair off your face and lets air through. Wear it for gardening, picking wildflowers or catching minnows in a creek!
Crochet: Bonnet, Cloche Hat
How adorable is this bonnet?! It’s all in the details! Bright joyful colors are offset with lacy white trim and a split in the back lets a ponytail peak out. Keep the brim down for best sun coverage or up for a different look.
Crochet: Tote
Meoradi means “recycle” in Georgian language. This tote has environmental message of the 3 R’s up and center. Help deliver this words as you walk around shopping in style!
Knitting: Cowl, Beanie, Toque
This hat and cowl set was designed during East Coast blizzard of 2016. We were completely snowed in, with piles of soft snow all around us. Knitting this pretty set makes you feel warm and cozy.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here is a pattern for a beautiful knit hat with fun texture. It reminds me of a gentle surf on a cloudy day. The hat knits up quickly, and has a variety of stitch patterns, so there’s no time for boredom!
Knitting: Headband
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Crochet: Christmas Stocking
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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
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Crochet: Headband
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Crochet: Slippers
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Knitting: Headband
Here is a fun project for your leftover sock yarn. Barbara Headband is knit in an uncomplicated stitch pattern, that is easy to memorise as you work. Variegated yarn adds to its modern look. Wear it with a loop in front for a retro “turban” look, or turn it around, so the loop is under your ponytail in a simple sporty way. Knit up quickly, soft...
Crochet: Dress
Ballerina or little princess - every girl needs a tutu dress! Go ahead and make one for your little fashionista! Pretty pattern stitch plus tutu skirt equals cuteness overload!
Crochet: Dress
Every girl needs a tutu dress! Go ahead and make one for your little fashionista! Polka dots plus tutu skirt equals cuteness overload!
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Here is a beautiful hat design that is knit seamlessly from the top down. It has a simple garter stitch on the brim that is worked diagonally. Use any combination of colors you like or make it in solid color. The brim band overlaps and is held together with buttons. You can easily adjust the placement of the buttons for a perfect fit. Wear it a...
Crochet: Cloche Hat
A pretty cloche to make! It’s a simple but very versatile design. Wear brim folded up in several ways of keep it down for different looks.
Crochet: Sleeveless Top
What can be cuter than polka dots on a summer top? The polka dot summer top that you crocheted yourself! This adorable top is made in such a way that is could be easily adjusted for different sizes. Minimal shaping at the top allows for comfortable wear while not being complicated even for beginners. Straps are tied which makes them adjustable ...
Crochet: Slippers
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Crochet: Billed Hat
When it seems that there will be no end to winter, bring some sunshine into your life with this cheerful hat! It works up quickly and has a cute clean shape. Crochet slice of orange is a nice change from usual flowers you see on handmade hats.
Crochet: Cowl
A chunky design that is fun to crochet and fun to wear! This is a versatile chunky crochet snood or hooded cowl. It’s so easy to make even for beginners and it will keep you warm in colder weather to come. Think comfort for you or your loved one.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This is a chunky crochet cap you can make in about 2 hours of free time. You can practice changing colors or choose to make it in one color. Choose red and white for peppermint swirl or your favorite team colors! It takes only small amounts of yarn, so you can use leftovers from your other projects.
Knitting: Headband
Here is a pattern for another pretty cable knit headband. Simple rib in back flows effortlessly into bold modern cables in front, reminiscent of sea waves at the shore. Knit up quickly, it makes a perfect gift for someone you love or yourself.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Christmas spirit in a hat! This hat was inspired by an antique afghan with crochet poinsettias. A beautiful red and green flower motif crowns this hat as well. Christmas is coming soon but you still have time to make this hat as a gift that can warm your loved one through the winter.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Here is another take on ruffled headband that I designed. Add a topper to a headband and you have a new cute and unusual hat. I used two different colors for the band and the crown for a color-block effect, but by all means feel free to make it in one color. The hat turns out very stretchy, so it fits a wide range of head sizes.
Knitting: Cowl
Here is a wonderful ruffled warmer that you can make in 1-2 hours of free time. You can also easily adapt this pattern to make it wider or narrower. It’s so easy to make even for beginners and it will keep you warm in colder weather to come. Think comfort for you or your loved one. Wear it as a neck warmer or a headband/ear warmer.
Crochet: Cowl
This is a reversible chunky crochet cowl you can make in about 2 hours of free time. You can also easily adapt this pattern to make it wider or narrower, shorter or longer. It’s so easy to make even for beginners and it will keep you warm in colder weather to come. Think comfort for you or your loved one.
Crochet: Cowl
Step up your crochet game with this fisherman cable cowl! Cables are not for knitting only. Here is a beautiful crochet cowl design that has both cables and lace. While it seems intricate, once you figure out how to make flower petals, you will accomplish this project easily.
Knitting: Headband
Here is a wonderful cozy ruffled headband that you can make in 1-2 hours of free time. You can also easily adapt this pattern to make it wider or narrower. It’s so easy to make even for beginners and it will keep you warm in colder weather to come. Think comfort for you or your loved one.
Knitting: Cowl
Here is a wonderful ruffled cowl that you can make in 1-2 hours of free time. You can also easily adapt this pattern to make it wider or narrower. It’s so easy to make even for beginners and it will keep you warm in colder weather to come. Think comfort for you or your loved one.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
Knitting with super bulky yarn is fast. It also can get boring fast, as it rarely lends itself to more exciting stitch patterns. Here is a break from usual garter and stockinette. This design, while remaining simple even for beginners, introduces a cabled brim with a buttonhole and seven pointed star of decreases on the crown.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Step up your crochet game with this fisherman cable beret hat! Cables are not for knitting only. Here is a beautiful crochet hat design that has both cables and lace. While it seems intricate, once you figure out how to make flower petals, you will accomplish this project easily. Special knit-like stitch at the bottom edge of the hat is very st...
Crochet: Scarf
This is a variation of my necklace pattern that I made for St.Valentine’s day. This beautiful feminine scarf of little hearts is worked in 2 easy rows of crochet. Wooden beads in different shades of brown are added to the tip of each heart in random order. You may choose use only one color or alternate them in a certain way.
Crochet: Cowl
Here is a beautiful Irish Rose Cowl design that is very easy to make. It’s based on granny square pattern, which most crocheters have mastered even as beginners. Three Irish Rose motifs are stitched together and the body of a cowl is built around them. As far as the length goes, you can always add or subtract a couple rows to make a desired siz...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This sweet and sassy beret will keep you toasty in cold weather. Lusciously soft super bulky yarn and thick needles will help you make this hat in 1-2 hours flat. The hat is so stretchy, that it would fit most women.
Crochet: Kerchief
Perfect for a change of seasons, warm and light at the same time… Here is a beautiful kerchief design that is very easy to make. It’s based on granny square pattern, which most crocheters have mastered even as beginners. The triangular shape is very accommodating: use it as a head kerchief or a scarf, or increase the amount of rows to turn it i...
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Here is a beautiful cable hat design that is knit seamlessly from the top down. It has an intricate cable weave on the brim. The brim band expands slightly at the end. I have used two owl shaped buttons to hold it together. You can easily adjust the placement of the buttons for a perfect fit.
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Here is a great way to do some stash-busting and end up with an adorable hat. This hat is crocheted with the simplest stitches, single crochet and double crochet. What makes it different and gives it a beautiful texture is the placement of the stitches. Some of them go into back loops of the previous row, some into the back bar of the stitches ...
Knitting: Headband
If you are looking for a Cable Knit Headband pattern, look no further!
Crochet: Cloche Hat
This summer I was invited to a wonderful tea party. The invitation stated: “Wear a hat, bring a friend and have fun”. The only thing I was missing was a hat, so I decided to make one. I am not trying to brag here (or am I?) but my hat was the talk of the party. Now you can make one like it too!
Crochet: Headband
Here is a beautiful rose headband design that is very easy to make. It’s based on granny square pattern, which most crocheters have mastered even as beginners. The headband tapers off in the back, and you can easily adjust the placement of the button for a perfect fit. As far as the length goes, you can always add or subtract a couple rows to m...
Knitting: Slippers
This cute slippers pattern is from Russia. The pattern is easily memorised, so you can make a pair for every kid you love. These are slippers that can be made in a few hours and are warm and cushy. Truly, from Russia with love.
Crochet: Necklace
Dreaming of summer in snowy Wisconsin, I came up with this flower necklace. The band has a simple square design. The chrysanthemum flower, while easy to make, will require some patience. It has thinner petals that curl in the middle, and thicker petals on the outmost layer. I used a small button for closure, but you can choose a hook or a snap ...
Crochet: Dress
This adorable dress is crocheted in such a way that is could be easily adjusted for different sizes. It is made from top down, which means you can make it as long or as short as you desire. A clever trick to making straps also allows you to lengthen them later as your child grows. This dress literally can grow with your child.
Crochet: Brimmed Hat
This crochet wide brim summer hat uses a very simple crochet pattern. Even beginners will find it easy. Decorate it with lot of buttons and you can pin the brim up. Or keep it down for perfect and pretty sun protection.
Crochet: Necklace
This beautiful feminine necklace would dress up even the most humble white Tshirt. Delicate lace is worked in 3 easy rows of crochet. Add an antique button to complete its look.
Knitting: Headband
Have you ever tried to tie a perfect bow? Here is your answer! This sassy and smart vintage inspired accessory can be worn around your neck or as a headband. Chunky oversized bow tie is knit in one piece and has a little construction secret that makes it very easy to wear.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
A lot of my patterns are vintage inspired, and so is this unusual design. Lusciously soft super bulky yarn and thick needles will help you make this hat in 1-2 hours flat. The hat is so stretchy, that it would fit both children and adult women.
Knitting: Slippers
This cute slippers pattern is from Russia. The pattern is easily memorised, so you can make a pair for all your family and friends. These are slippers that can be made in a few hours and are warm and cushy. Truly, from Russia with love.
Crochet: Necklace
I made this necklace pattern for St.Valentine’s day. This beautiful feminine necklace of dainty hearts is worked in 3 easy rows of crochet. Gold-colored beads are added to the tip of each heart, and a cluster of three beads is used as a clasp.
Knitting: Bonnet
Bonnets are not for babies only. A hat in this style looks equally cute on older girls and even young at heart adults.
Knitting: Earflap Hat
If you like vintage style for kids, try this retro bonnet pattern. Whimsical chevron edge design conveniently covers those precious ears, ties keep the baby from taking the hat off, and oversized pompom just adds to overall cuteness of this piece. It is also very stretchy and fits a wide range of head sizes perfectly. Change the color palette, ...
Knitting: Slippers, Booties
Here are the slip-stitch slippers for babies, since the pattern for adult and kids ones turned out to be so popular. Have fun!
Knitting: Hats - Other
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This woolen double layered hat with earflaps is slightly longer in the back so your baby’s head is protected from every angle. Fun football design and shape are reminiscent of an old-fashioned football helmet. Choose brown and white for a classic look or honor your favorite team with their colors.
Crochet: Necklace
This delicate lace choker is made from mercerized cotton thread in gorgeous burgundy color that gives it it’s crisp look. Little Italian heart shaped button in antique silver color serves as a clasp.