For my next crafting project, I made pillow cases which have fabric pattern on one side and crochet on the other side. I learned how to knit before crochet, but I always thought that crochet was very pretty. I started making simple scarfs and small bags with crochet. For the crocheted side, I matched a white yarn with pink, blue, or yellow yarn. I made 25 motifs and stitched them together. For the fabric side, I picked a patterned fabric that matched the crochet color. I also attached a zipper so that I can remove and wash the pillow case.
Yellow crochet and pig patterned fabric
Pink crochet and pig patterned fabric
Blue crochet and patterned fabric
These crochet mini bags are the perfect size for daily handheld things, like snacks, lunches, phones, or cosmetics. I bought 3 different kinds of yarn; green, orange, and ivory of 100% Peruvian Highland Wool to make bags in each colour. As I was making the crochet bag, I realized I did not have enough yarn, so I decided to combine the colours.
This is a star shaped crochet stitch, so a star shaped pattern can be seen in the bag.
The insides of the bags are lined with similarly coloured fabric and Kokobiyori’s logo.
Besides the crochet mini bags, I made a crochet doughnut shaped pillow for Haru, which she loves! As I was making the mini bags, she was lying on the pillow keeping me company.
This is my second post about hand warmers. After knitting my last pair, I decided to try out three new designs. One is grey, another is orange and yellow patterned, and another is an ivory color with eyelet stitches.
I like to knit hand warmers because I don’t need much yarn to make a pair and it only takes a few hours to make. Once I decide the design, I can knit hand warmers in various colors.
I especially like the off white colour because it gives the essence the snow.
It has been almost 2 months since I started my blog, Koko and Haru – Kokobiyori. I have posted about the crafts I made, the foods I’ve enjoyed and the places I have discovered. I have also discovered other people’s wonderful blogs and it quite a joy to read them. Thank you for viewing, liking, and commenting on my posts. It means a lot to me and constantly encourages me and inspires me to keep pursuing my passions through my blog. I look forward to blogging Koko and Haru – Kokobiyori in 2015.
Thank you very much and Happy New Year!
When the colored leaves begin to fall, I know that the hand warmer season has begun. Unlike structured gloves or mittens, the hand warmer allows for more flexibility. Without taking them off, I can pay a cashier using my credit card or pick up the bills and coins from my wallet. I can type on the laptop in my office until the heater works enough for me to feel warm. I can wander through the book store looking for a book and flip through the pages.
I made this pair of simple design hand warmers with 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. I also accented them with small crocheted flowers. I love the color of teal or ocean blue color of the yarn and I was instantly drawn to the yarn when I entered the store.
I made another pair of hand warmers of the same design, alternating a green and blue color.
Of course, I also wear the hand warmers when I take Cocoa and Haru on walks.
I love hand warmers, and for me, they are an essential for the wintertime.