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Olek’s crochet artwork has been exhibited in galleries, museums and public spaces worldwide, and featured in numerous publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out NY, Village Voice, CNN, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News. Born Agata Oleksiak, Olek has won numerous awards including the Ruth Mellon Award for sculpture in 2004, In Situ Artaq award (France) in 2011, Olekand a grant in 2011 from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (FUND) for performance in public space. In 2010, the artist was commissioned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art for a one-day interactive performance installation and in 2012, she will be part of the 40 Under 40 exhibition at the Smithsonian, for which her entire crocheted studio apartment (measuring 16 x 14 x 8.5 feet) will be exhibited. Visit: agataolek.com

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LW3328 — Love Banner

Olek LOVE Banner

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Designed by Olek.

yarn weight 4

easy

Finished Size

Banner measures 18" (45.5 cm) long and 10" (25.5 cm) tall.

What You’ll Need

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 722 Pretty 'n Pink A, and 992 Shaded Browns B. Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi color and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m),flecks 5 oz (141g), 260 yds (238 m) skeins.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10].
Yarn needle.

Gauge

11 sts = 4" (10 cm); 6 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS

A, and B = Color A, and B
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
[] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

Notes

1. For sturdy edges, the turning chains do not count as the first stitch of a row. At the beginning of a row, draw up the ch-1 turning ch to about the height of a dc, then work first stitch in very first dc. At the end of a row, do not work a dc in the top of the turning chain. Each row should contain exactly 50 dc stitches.
2. Color changes can be worked by reading written instructions or following color chart.
3. Read right side rows of chart from right to left and wrong side rows from left to right.
4. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Fasten off old color. Leave long beginning and end tails to weave in later.

crochet chart for Olek banner

BANNER

With B, ch 53.
Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), dc in each remaining ch across, turn—50 dc.
Rows 2–5: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), dc in each dc across, turn.
Row 6: With B, ch 1, dc in first 7 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in next 5 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 5 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in last 8 dc, turn.
Row 7: With B, ch 1, dc in first 12 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in next 4 dc; change to A, dc in next 4 dc; change to B, dc in next 4 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 3 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 6 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in last 7 dc, turn.
Row 8: With B, ch 1, dc in first 7 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in next 6 dc; [change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 3 dc] 2 times; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 3 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in last 8 dc, turn.
Row 9: With B, ch 1, dc in first 12 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 4 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 3 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 6 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in last 8 dc, turn.
Row 10: With B, ch 1, dc in first 7 dc; change to A, dc in next 3 dc; change to B, dc in next 6 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 4 dc; change to A, dc in next 2 dc; change to B, dc in next 2 dc; change to A, dc in next 7 dc; change to B, dc in last 8 dc, turn.
Fasten off A.
Rows 11–15: With B, ch 1, dc in each dc across, turn.
Fasten off B.

Finishing

Weave in ends on wrong side of banner.

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I Love Yarn Heart

Olek Hearts

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Let your imagination run wild and use this heart design in unexpected ways. It was designed by Olek, Manhattan yarn artist extraordinaire, whose work will be shown in the Smthsonian.

Designed by Olek.

Measurements

Heart Square measures 12" wide x 11½" tall.

What You’ll Need

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 Skein each 932 Zebra
and either 722 Pretty ‘n Pink OR 390 Hot Red. Art. E300 available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multicolor, heather and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m), flecks 5 oz (141g), 260 yd (238 m) skeins.
Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US 9-I]
Yarn needle.

Medium

Easy

Gauge

12 dc = 4"; 6 rows = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations:

A, B, C = Color A, B, C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters;
st(s) = stitch(es).

NOTE: Heart Squares are made in 4 different color ways. When changing colors, work last step of last st of previous color with new color. Carry unused color along top of stitches, working over it with working color.

Colorway 1
Pretty ‘n Pink A
Zebra B

Colorway 2
Hot Red A
Zebra B

Colorway 3
Zebra A
Hot Red B

Colorway 4
Zebra A
Pretty ‘n Pink B

HEART SQUARE

With A, ch 38.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across—36 sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across—36 sts.

Repeating Row 2 and beginning with Row 3, work 17 rows of Chart.

Fasten off.

crochet chart for Olek heart

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