Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cute Brooch Boutonniere for Gift or Keepsake

Hello all! This time I want to share some pictures of my creations. It usually requested to be a gift. Everyone love gifts, right? Now let's see what I made.

Anyway, who can refuse these small, cute gifts? When one of my friends is moving from Depok to Yogyakarta, she requested these brooches for her friends (not including me, I'm the maker. LOL)
I named it Ann Brooch. To be honest, I didn't have any idea to choose a name, so I abbreviated Nayfah's name. Ann stands for: Arini Nur Nayfah.

It's made of bali cotton yarn (flowers) and beige polypropilene fiber, synthetic pearls, diamonds, and high quality pin-backing. Almost all process are fully handwork. I hand-crocheted the flowers and leaf. Then, 3 mm beads and mini diamonds hand-sewn to the center of the flowers (phew!).

When I posted on my Facebook Page, some people say it's over pricing. Wait -- OVER PRICING? I don't think so. Come on, people... IDR 39.000 is similar to USD $3. I thought it's too cheap, actually (-_-') It was on SALE, wasn't it?

Saturday, February 11, 2017

FREE Pattern: Crochet Hot Pads (Pot Holder)

Aloha! Seems that it's time to cook #sigh. To be honest, I'm a very, very bad cook. I can't cook any so-delicious foods like any women out there can make (easily!) But, I do have a passion for the kitchen.
Right! Decorating it!

Days ago, I went to kitchen and was going to cook. Wait, I said, I have only two hot pads. I need MORE to serve dinner!
*Thanks God I have a good reason to leave kitchen and go to my crafting room, haha!*

And here are five (oh, five!) pot holder I just made. They are easy to make, even for beginners.
Now get ready with the "ingeredients" (as I was about cooking, right?):

  • 1 big cake of t-shirt yarn (remember, the cake cannot be eaten. Believe me!)
  • 8.00 mm hook
  • Passion!


  • Yellow-orange Begin with an adjustable ring, sc 6.
  • inc. (rep. 6 times, 12 sts)
  • sc, inc. (rep. 6 times, 18 sts)
  • sc 2, inc. (rep. 6 times, 24 sts)
  • sc 3, inc (rep. 6 times, 30 sts)
  • sc 4, inc (rep. 6 times, 36 sts), cut the yarn.
  • White *ch 2, dc inc at the next 2 sts, ch 2, sl st at the next st* (rep. 12 times)

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Have a nice day!

Friday, February 3, 2017

How To: DIY Decorative Pillow Case Tutorial

Hi, everyone!

Last month I got a message requesting a very-easy crochet project that is "beginner-friendly". So, in this post, I am going to show you how to make a pillow cushion using a very, very easy crochet flower.

Anyway, before giving you the step-by-step tutorial, I'd like to thank to Sorin Sentosa Corp, who sent me their newest, free yarn. Oh, did I just say "FREE"? I love it!
Can you read the text below Nutrition Facts?
It said, "Percent daily values are based on the beautiful creation
of the knitter. Passion and love may affect this product's beauty."
The yarn was wrapped with plastic,
just to make sure you receive a clean, freshly dyed yarn.

 All you need are:

  • 2 pieces of natural linen fabric, cut 50x50 cm
  • Invisible zipper (40 cm)
  • Yarn: Polyester by United [sport-weight; 30 grams; black]
  • 2.50 mm hook, US B or C are the closest equivalent.
  • Last but not least: PASSION!

Begin with an adjustable ring, sc 5.
Remember, make an sl st at the end of every round.
*ch 3
Make 3-dc cluster st
ch 3
sc at the next st*
repeat * 5 times, change the last sc with an slst.
make chains as much as you want.
Sew the flower to fabric. You may hand sew,
but recommend you to use sewing machine.
It's so much practical, lol.

I hope this post is helpful for you who are new to crochet. See you at the next project, inshaa Allah!