Sunday, March 27, 2011

Summer Shoulder Bag 藍

I've just completed making my newest project! I made a summer shoulder bag this time. I'm Japanese as you know, so I'm trying to use Japanese culture in my projects. 
There is a Japanese traditional color called 藍(ai). Ai is same color as Indigo. Japanese people prefer to wear ai colored clothes or bag in the summer to have a sense of coolness. 
After I found this fabric, that was used for lid of the bag, at a shop.  I had been thinking a lot about the design for the bag, and I finally chose this design.

The bag size is 12" height, 11" width, 3" depth. The shape is trapezoid. 
I used Eco-cotton yarn in the project. I like recycling, so I prefer to use Eco-yarn. I think it's important to make something with thinking about the environment.

I used two different sizes wooden buttons in the project. Wood really matches ai or indigo colors.

I used two particular stitches in the project. One is puff stitch that was used at bottom of the bag. The other one is long single crochet stitches that are studded all around above puff stitches. I initially wanted to place a few crochet motifs around the side of the bag, but I noticed that too much meshes make bag shape unstable. 

This project is made with crochet and hand sewn as usual. (⌒o⌒)

I'm thinking of making two more bags, each with a different shape. One may be a smaller shoulder bag. The other one may be a hand bag. Of course, I will sell these bags at my shop. Come visit, if you are interested!

Stitches that I used in the project.
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, long single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, puff stitch.

Yarn that I used in the project.
  • Red Heart Eco-cotton : Vinilla
  • Lily Sugar'n Cream Denim : Indigo

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Hats

This is only the second time I've made a hat. I was making a gardening hat for myself, but when I added fluffy pretty color yarn to the edge of the brim, it changed to fashionable one... Moreover, I got an another idea, so I finally made two kinds of hats! 

This pink hat was a gardening hat. I made a crochet flower brooch for the hat to keep the brim of the hat up.

However, you may wear the hat without the brooch.

The other hat is a light green color! I made the brim short for this hat, and attached a flower with a crochet motif.

I placed a button made from shell at the center of the flower.

Which type of the has is your favorite?

I used cotton yarn for these hats, and added nylon fur yarn at edge of the brims. The fur yarns are baby colors, and the texture is very soft. I bought the fur yarns in Japan last fall, so I'm not sure I can get them again. I'm going to sell these hats in my shop. I'm also willing to sell the patterns as well. If you are interested in them, come visit!

Stitches that I used in these projects.
Chain, slip stitch, shell stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet. front post double crochet, back post double crochet.

Yarn that I used in these projects.
  • Lily Sugar'n Cream Naturals : Guacamole, Tumbleweed.
  • Woolly nylon fur type yarn ( I don't know which company made) : Mix green, Mix Pink.

Friday, March 18, 2011

My Etsy shop is open!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I've just opened my Etsy shop. Please come visit.♪

I'll sell my all projects that I will introduce here in the shop. I also sell my original patterns. However, I won't list the patterns in the shop yet, so please contact me when you'd like to purchase one of them. You may leave comment here or you may contact me in the shop. I'm happy to support you until you have completed a project with my pattern. I'm thinking of supporting my blog followers through Skype in the near future. I hope I can share my ideas and skill with you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Necklace With Crochet Thread ( Crochet Accessory #5 )

I'm going to introduce a necklace today. The necklace is same type as the last two crochet accessories (Lavender & chamomile and Coral). I named the necklace Pink Mermaid.♪

In this project, I worked ruffle pattern on front loop and back loop both, so it looks more gorgeous! I used three sizes of beads in this project.  I worked picots on the necklace chain.

I'm going to sell this necklace at my Etsy shop! However the shop is not ready yet. I really hope I can open the shop this week. ♪

Stitches that I used in the project.
Chain, single crochet, picot.

Crochet thread that I used in the project.
  • Red Heart Knit-Cro-Sheen : White
  • Red Heart Classic Crochet Thread : Pink

Friday, March 4, 2011

Accessory Scarf

Hi everyone! I'm going to introduce an accessory Scarf today. I've finished making the scarf last month, but I felt like the scarf was missing something. I've been thinking what to add to it. I completely finished it today.

I used only cotton yarn for this project, because I wanted to use it as accessory. This lilac colored scarf is made with a ruffle pattern called taryn's ruffle. I used the pattern in summer room shoes too. I love the pattern. After I made the lilac colored scarf, I had been thinking what to add. I finally decided to add a thin trim pattern scarf made from crochet thread. This addition successfully gave the project a good effect! While I was making the thin trim pattern scarf, I noticed that I can use it another way. That's why I make the thin scarf removable.

I made a flower with same yarn as the lilac colored scarf. I believe that I can wear it during summer too!

Stitches that I used in the project.
Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet.

Yarn that I used in the project.
  • Patons Pure : Lilac
  • Red Heart Knit-Cro-Sheen