Friday, December 19, 2014

Strawberry Stitch with a Twist

If you stumble upon my blog the chance is you have seen my original version of strawberry crochet stitch as seen on my logo bag above. See this link for tutorial and pictures on how to create the stitch.

I am impressed at how many people inspired by it and have created something they like with it. Some people went further with it and created it in a different way to achieve a slightly different look.  Here below is one example: Strawberry with a stem.  Lisdayanti Kasim,  a friend who modified my stitch is generously letting you have the pattern for this modification as seen in the bag below. So now you have two choices on how to create the look. You can contact Lisdayanti Kasim directly if you are interested in the pattern.

Photograph by Lisdayanti Kasim

All of my photographs have hidden copyright info on its meta data. Please DO NOT re upload my files by any means to another blog or website. You can share the link. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Water Wheel Crochet Motif

This is not my design. It was the motif of my pink table cloth which I bought in an exhibition a few years ago when I was not yet so much into crocheting. I have searched for the designer online  but I can't find it. If you happen to know please write me a note so I can properly credit her/him. Thank you. One day I wish to make a mandala out of this using thick yarn such as the one made by

Make a magic ring by wrapping the yarn 10 times on your little finger. Insert hook into the the ring,  yarn over, pull through yarn and make 1 ch.

16 sc into ring, join with sl st.

Make 4 ch (counted as 1 dc and 1 ch).

(1 dc, 1 ch) 16 times.

Join with sl st.

Make 3 ch (counted as 1 dc).

3 dc in same st,  sc in next dc, (3 ch, 3 dc in same st, sc in next dc; rep around.

Join with sl st to first sl st.

2 ch, sc into the 3 ch sp...

(2 ch, sc into the 3 ch sp); rep around...

 Join with sl st.

4 ch (counted as 1 dc and 1 ch), (skip next st, 1 ch, dc in next st); rep around.

Join with sl st to 3rd of 4 ch.

Sc in next 1 ch sp.

[(3 ch, sc in same sp) 3 times, sc in next ch sp]; rep around. (3 picots, sc in next ch sp)

Here is how the finished motif looks like. Pardon the uneven color of my scrap yarn. 

My pink table cloth with same motif. Ignore the mochi, but if you drool then maybe you will have to make some. Recipe here in this blog.