Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crochet Bag in Blossom

I think about this lovely bag all the time since I first found the pattern on Crochet me. Thank you Julie for sharing it!
When starting, I worried a little bit about the color. But you see, it's beautiful in its own special way! I love it, so much.
Lining inside. I always love sewing linings for all my bags. It's really really fun!Enjoy your new day, friends, and happy hooking!

Crochet Shell Bag

This shell bag pattern comes from a Japanese book I have read long time ago. I decided to give it a try with the variegate color yarn, and it came with surprising design really impressed me!The lining in the same tone of crochet fabric, and the magnetic snaps as well.I and my new bag are going out, ah hah... :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Morning in the garden

When getting out into the garden this morning, a very comfortable feeling came to me. Fresh air and cool weather, green trees, colorful flowers, ... everything is perfect! Today I would love to share you something about my Dragon Bean trellis.

Few months ago, my Mom sown some seeds in our garden, now they're growing and in bloom. It's a kind of bean, mainly grown in Asia plants like green beans, soybeans... and perhaps its shape looks like the scales of Dragon so it is called "Dragon Bean"! :)

Observing its normal growing process within the morning you will feel so interesting. Buds are just showing...

Then blooming...

In purple...

And in white

So beautiful! So soft! So bright! So much I love...!!!

And where a flower is, there come a bee right away!!! A natural rule...

OOhhhh, so strange!!! There was a strawberry on my bean trellis!!! :)

I took it on my hand... (but cannot eat!!!)

Do you love to get pattern for this nice strawberry?
You get it right here:
Fruit body:
Make a magic circle
Round 1: chain 1, 6 sc in the loop. Do not join. Add a marker in your beginning stitch.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc total)
Round 3: *1 sc in next stitch,
2 sc in next stitch. Repeat around from * (18 sc total)
Round 4: sc increase every 2 stitches (24 sc)
Round 5-7: 1 sc in each sc around (24 sc)
Round 8: sc decrease every 2 stitches (18 sc)
Round 9-10:
sc in each sc around (18 sc)
Round 11: 1 sc, 1 sc decrease (12 sc)
Round 12: 1 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Round 13: 1 sc decrease in each stitch around (6 sc decrease total)
Stuff and sew shut.

Round 1: chain 1, 6 sc in the loop.
Round 2: 1 sc increase in each sc around (12 sc)
Round 3: chain 1, * sc in the same stitch, chain 3, skip 2 stitch, sc in next stitch. Continue from * all around, join at beginning chain (4 chain-3 total)
Round 4: chain 5, sc in the 2nd chain from hook, 1 half double crochet in next chain, dc in each of next 2 chains, slip stitch in the next sc (total 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc total). This will give you a leaf triangle, continue for the remainder.
Sew the leaf to the top of the strawberry body. Make a chain loop on top of the strawberry if you want to use it for a key. Secure and sew in the tails.

Crochet Bottle Cover

I have just crocheted this water bottle cover this morning, so interesting! It's nice, isn't it? ;)

Cotton yarn will work best for bottle covers because of its natural ability to absorb moisture and easy to wash. I used 2.75mm crochet hook for this cover.

We will start from the bottom to the top of the bottle.


  • Round 1: Make a magic circle, chain 3, 15 double crochet in the loop, join at the first chain-3 (total 16 dc).
  • Round 2: Chain 3, 2 dc in each dc around (total 32 dc).
  • Round 3: Chain 3, *2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch. Repeat around from * (48 dc total).
You can add extra rounds or subtract to fit your bottle bottom.
  • Round 1: chain 1, Front Post Single Crochet around the chain-3 space, chain 1. * Skip 2 stitches, work 2 dc in the next st, chain 1, 2 dc in the same st (this will complete a shell). Skip 2 stitches, work 1 Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) in the next st. Continue across from * for the remainder with 1 FPDC between shells. Join with the chain 1 above the FPSC. You will have total of 8 shells and FPDC between each shell.
  • From round 2 onwards: Repeat round 1 for the remainder of the length of the bottle cover you desired (For mine, I made 17 rounds).
Drawstring: chain 80 (or as many as you like), this will keep the cover in place. Sew little flowers on the ends of drawstring.
Little flowers: (make 2)
Magic circle, * sc in the loop, chain 2, 1 cluster of 3 dc, chain 2, sc in the loop. Repeat from * 4 times (there will be 5 petals of the flower).