4.06.2009

crochet patterns for spring





I found this beautiful Japanese crochet book here. The weather is cold, but my heart is full of these pretty colors. Last weekend Mindy called my yarn stash "the taupe rainbow", and I have vowed to make something colorful soon. Unfortunately, the sweater I'm working on now is as taupe as it gets.

16 comments:

modaspia said...

i love the crochet doilies. there is a place in ny that has a really great variety of them. surprisingly inexpensive too. but you probably already know how to make them yourself!

Pattern and Perspective said...

Is the book entirely in Japanese? You are so talented. That sweater you are working on will be fantastic, I'm sure!

lina said...

That sweater is absolutely amazing! Is there a pattern for that???/

jenny gordy said...

no, i'm just making up my own pattern.

mallory said...

Unfortunately the knitting did not stick for me. My knitting group always meets at times when I am busy.
I did want to let you know about a show I'm working in KC this weekend! Village Fashion show at JCCC. You can look on my blog for more info.
It would be great if you could stop by!

Martha said...

Excellent sweater. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I've been looking for a pattern similar to that as well. It seems difficult to find cute patterns!

Sara said...

I'm in love with that scarf, but feel like it should be a bit skinnier... maybe I'll try something similar on smaller hooks. I'm in need of new crochet patterns...

Helena said...

Okay I do not knit but the second dress is lovely. I love the way it falls. I just might sew something like it. Maybe a maxi. You have very nice taste :)

Caterine said...

does the pattern for this jumper really exist? i a really longing to make one for myself after my currente projects...
the good think with taupe colors is that it matches every patterns and other colors. so, put on the flowery dresses!

erica said...

yay, i'm so glad you're tackling that sweater, it's so great for every day wear!

i agree about needing more color, as much as i'm in love with taupe right now.

it's been so long since i've worn pinks and corals.

Miss Kate said...

Look at that skirt! It is my idea of crochet heaven. You always find the most intriguing patterns. How do you do it?

kelly said...

Please please PLEASE blog your progress on that sweater! I'm dying to know how you're going to do the placket. Are you dropping down to a smaller weight yarn? I can hardly tell the texture from the picture. reverse stockinette is a PAIN on circulars. are you knitting it in the round or in pieces?

*gemmifer* said...

Granny squares are the best! You're inspiring me to pick up my hooks for the first time in ages. Enjoy all of your handcrafting experiments!

Katherine said...

how beautiful! i need to learn how to make those doilies. can't wait to see you model the sweater!

Deirdre said...

this book looks fantastic. and if I could dress like the girl in the last photo, I'd dress like that every single day.

Leila said...

Thanks for the book links! I found that crochet one this weekend and had to buy it. I think it may start a semi-unfortunate doily epidemic at my house but at least I'll be entertained!