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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Always Bride: Crochet Wedding Hand Bouquet

Masih ingat dengan Always Bride, buket bunga rajut dengan tampilan klasik warna merah tua? Sepekan kemarin, saya mengisi hari-hari saya dengan project ini (lagi).

Pada project kali ini, pilihan saya jatuh pada warna marun tua, dusty pink, krem dan putih tulang. Untuk menambah aksen, saya beri beberapa bunga krisan untuk menutup sela-sela bunga. 


Bunga krisan warna putih ini, awalnya dipilih untuk memberi kesan terang pada buket bunga, untuk menyeimbangkan padanan warna marun tua yang terlihat terlalu gelap. Saya menggunakan benang katun big ply untuk bunga krisan, karena memang hanya ini benang yang tersisa untuk warna itu, hehe... The power of kepepet ya :D


Pun, jika diperhatikan, warna dusty pink ada yang digunakan untuk mawar dan juga krisan. Sepintas mungkin orang mengira benangnya sama, padahal tidak.
Ceritanya, saat membuat bunga mawar, saya kehabisan warna dusty pink. Mau beli lagi kok ya masih ragu... karena niat awalnya, membuat buket bunga ini untuk menghabiskan sisa stok benang.


Well, sekarang yuk mari kita bahas si krisan ini. Membuatnya sangat mudah dan sederhana, jauh lebih praktis daripada membuat bunga mawar. Dan hasilnya itu lho... membuat buket bunga jadi lebih cantik :) Sudah siap mencoba membuat si krisan?

Tools & Materials:
  • Benang katun big ply warna off-white
  • Hook etimo rose no. 5/0 (kalau tidak ada, gunakan tulip gold)
  • cutter plier, round nose plier (bahasa gampangnya: tang ^_^ )
  • Niat dan semangat (tanpa 2 hal ini, ga bakal selesai)

Pattern:

  • R1: Adjustable ring, sc 5
  • R2: BLO inc, sc, inc, sc, inc (7 sts)
  • R3: BLO ch 8, sl st at the next st (rep. 7 times)
  • R4: FLO ch 6, sl st at the next st (rep. 7 times)
  • Udah gitu aja
Pasang kawat pada pangkal bunga, selesai! Tinggal tancapkan di bouquet holder.
Selamat mencoba ^_^

Crochet Lily Flower

Initially, I saw a picture of crocheted calla lily on Pinterest. It was so pretty, charming with the elegant white. Thereafter, I was eager to see the pictures of the real flowers. Then I opened google and typed "lily flower". I forgot to type "calla".

And the search results was sooooo amazing! I found so many pictures of lily flowers and they are all pretty! One of them made me fall in love. Here is the picture:


So I tried to make the "crocheted version" of that lily --because I'm living somewhere in Madura and it's almost impossible get the real flower.
After several trial-and-errors, alhamdulillah, I got a breathtaking result:

crochet lily flower






My friends asked me for patterns. Well... I'm now writing the patterns and the step-by-step tutorials. It will be published on my Etsy Shop.

Thank you for dropping by to my blog,
Have a nice day!

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!*


They are easy to make, even for beginners. I've made 5 (oh five!) pads at a time. 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!
Pattern:
  • 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!