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Another little gift for my mum ….

Just browsing trough the pages of this Japanese crochet book …

… I found a lovely pattern for a simple scarf ( picture on page 3, pattern/chart on page 36) ….

I chose, for the body of the scarf, to crochet with a 3,5mm hook a warm yellow yarn by katia (Merino Blend, 55% merino and 45% acrylic, colour 19, tint/dye-lot 47988)….

…. you can see very well the polka dots pop out from the filet background ….

…. especially, when the fabric is backlit on the back of an old wooden chair ….

For the border I decided to use a contrasting yarn ( still katia, but Oxford, 50% wool, 45% acrylic, 5% viscose, colour 207, tint./dye-lot 48080A) in blue ….

I could go on forever in taking photos ….

Details ….

…. and this is how I presented the gifts to my mum …. headband and golden scarf ….

xxxx, Alessandra

Today links : Link your Stuff ! , Craft Schooling Sunday and Busy Fingers Showing Off #83 !!!


  1. Che bel lavoro come sempre! Quanto sara gradita tua mama!

  2. Beautiful color and pattern. I love polka dots!

  3. So pretty! That yarn is beautiful as well!
    Kate :}

  4. That's a nice gift:) byebye Francien

  5. A nice and sunny scarf!
    Ale, aren't those books just the best? I have three here, have made exactly one pattern (more to come this autumn), but I just love looking at the designs :-D

  6. It is lovely and in my favorite color!

  7. Nice pattern, lovely scarf. Your mother will be very happy!
    Love Japanese crochet books...
    Happy weekend to you,

    1. Mum is happy!!!! ;oD
      thank you and enjoy your asian weekend, xxxxx Ale

  8. lovely, the contrasting blue is just right! X

  9. What a great effect, and a lovely scarf!
    Looks like a nice book too... :-)
    Love, Mirjamxxxx

    1. …..thank you Mirjam!!!!
      the book has some good patterns to try!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxx Ale

  10. Curiosity.
    I am curious to know how one come about a japanese book.
    Do you speek the language, maybe?
    It is a very pretty scarf, you've found. In the book...??
    Hanne. Denmark

    1. Hi Hanne!!!
      No need to know how to read Japanese : you have to know, instead, the international graphic symbols for crochet! Then you can easily read/use the charts !!!
      Thank you, xxxx Ale

    2. Yes i am familiar with the various crochet symbols.
      And my curiosity was also mostly about how
      you came about the japanese book.
      It's not as if one can buy them in most bookstores here. :-)

    3. Oh well, I bought all my japanese crochet books while we were still living in Jakarta (Indonesia). There was a big japanese bookstore over there (named Kinokuniya) and it was a pleasure to go there !!!! I know that there are some sellers on Etsy : maybe you could try over there!!!
      Have a good week, xxxxx Ale

  11. Quale dono così bello, Ale! Mi piace il colore di questa sciarpa! sua madre sarà molto felice!
    Buona giornata!

  12. Beautiful scarf love the polka dots.
    Gratulations for your mom.

  13. Beautiful! Will be perfect for spring with that pretty yellow.

    1. Yes, I had spring in my mind while crocheting!!!! ;oD
      xxxxx Ale

  14. It is a lovely pattern, and much nicer in your beautiful yarn and with the grey edge!! xx

  15. Mi piace un sacco,modello e colore!Tua mamma sarà contentissima!Buona domenica!

  16. Ale´s mum must be a happy mum...
    really beautiful work♥
    xxx, Martina

    1. Thank you Martina!!!!
      hugs and love, xxxxx Ale

  17. Love it and great to see you on craft schooling Sunday!

    1. Hi Sara!!! I would love to be constant blogger, but here in Maputo i have very often problems with the internet, so ….
      xxxxx ale

  18. Anche questa molto bella , di sicuro tua mamma avrà modo di usare i tuoi regali e pensare a te !
    Un abbraccio

  19. Ale, that blue border makes the colors pop!! Awesome -- what a sweet gift :) :)

  20. Oooooh, pretty! Lovely work Ale - your Mum is sure to love it :) :)
    Alison xx

  21. I love that scarf, and I want the pattern! Yours turned out lovely, I am sure your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  22. Sorry, I am so late to say that I like your scarf! Your mother must be happy with it and feel proud of you!!

  23. Hello Ale! I love your scarf, it is beautiful! I love everything about it, the pattern, the colours of the yarn!!! Gorgeous! <3

    Ingrid xx

  24. Wonderful!! ♥ Pretty pattern, great yellow. The border is a perfect finish, could you tell me how you made it? Thanks in advance :-). Nata xxx


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