October 18, 2010

mad about mats

when i started to crochet 15 years ago, i made this ugly uneven blue square mat for my bookshelf. it was very very ugly. i made it without any pattern, i just went along with those long boring over tight double crochet stitches. but i was quite proud of it. i felt like a champion. too bad i didn't keep it.

i made my second table mat about three years ago. i got the Jameson pattern from Berroco. i finished it in a day and and i gave it to my fabulous friend, Ayu Utami, for inviting me and my boyfriend for lunch. i will take a picture of it when i visit her again. promise.

then last month, i looked over my vintage crochet book. oh yes, you should see this treasure of mine.

i found the book a year ago when i'm accompanying my boyfriend to a mall to buy shoes (again). then apparently there's a second book store just right beside the shoes store. and this book instantly attracted me, of course, with that giant CROCHET title on it. it was published in 1974 by Marshall Cavendish Ltd. ISBN 0-85685-273-2.

and then i was stunned with this beautiful...beautiful table mat.

table mats to make for everybody... *sigh* aren't they lovely?

so i decided to make some of them with my rami yarns. it didn't look quite what i expected, but i'm happy to see my new table mats!

there's one more!

last month, i bought this new japanese crochet book. yes, i bought it from japan! it's cheaper than those in Kinokuniya, Jakarta. a wonderful friend of mind bought it for me there and brought it with her to Jakarta. thank you, Yumiko!

yes, i know, right? look at that BAG! *sob*

that bag and other lovely things inside are made from flower appliques like this

Yes, i know! they are wonderful! i don't know the title (of course), but the ISBN is 978-4-579-11113-8. i read about this book in Amazon. maybe you should check it there?

Then i tried one pattern of those wonderful appliques and i got this cute fuchsia table mat. It's perfect! i will make more!

closer look...


lovely lovely lovely!

1 comment:

rhianydd said...

These table mats are beautiful ! I don't suppose you'd be able to share the pattern by any chance?