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Small crochet project

ISBN 9784413009683 There has been no time for personal crafting around here lately.  I have had my head down in the studio keeping on top of Christmas orders.

When I do crash on the sofa in the evening I have enjoyed flicking through recent purchases from Amazon Japan. 

This crochet book has some simple projects in it, one of which I have had an attempt at.

Crochet flowers

Inspired by the above image I attempted a little hair tie for Adelaide.  She now has long enough hair for a very straggly and scruffy ponytail.  I think the ponytail is more wishful thinking at this stage, but these simple crochet flowers are fun to make and can be whipped up in a few minutes. 

Hair tie for Adelaide

I crocheted the flower onto a plain hair tie purchased at the local supermarket.

Hair tie

And with the beautifully clear instructions provided in all the Japanese crochet books, you can't go wrong.

Crochet flower pattern

The books include a legend too, so you can easily decipher the patterns.  The Japanese are so wonderfully thoughtful and clear headed about this sort of thing.  I find this diagram so much better to follow than a written pattern.



Very cute Kristine! You might like to try and make a smaller one to attach it to a hair clip.
We have some like that and I must say they are a favourite of my little one, and the pinkier, the better!!
Take care (also a cup of cocoa to keep up the energy!!)



The same book arrived her last week and I the plan is to crochet up a few things over Christmas. Lovely little hari tie.


someone's hair has grown!!!! too cute!

Love japanese craft books and I agree, so easy to read a diagram. You'll be crocheting a big blanket before you know it:)



I have that book too but I've never made anything out of it. The hair ties look super cute and I'm off now to dig my copy out. Thanks so much for the reminder.


gorgeous book and loving the hair tie! crochet is top of my list for 2011. I bought a book back in May and so far the best I've done is a chain stitch for a ribbon rose necklace. Keep making from this book and you'll continue to remind me of what I'm missing out on!

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