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This book I find just awesome… (could anyone let me know some other english words to describe something that you like so much you keep going trough the book and each time your heart skips again because you like it so much?)

It are the colors that are used, the pictures, the simple crochet ideas that I all find do-able. Even it’s a Japanese book, because of the diagram style patterns it’s readable for anyone, you only have to familiarize yourself with the diagram language. You can find a very good explanation here.

I bought the book from Pomadour24, and got a super-fast delivery. She has an Etsy and eBay shop, I bought it trough eBay, because there she keeps a larger inventory, and paid the extra $5,- for fast delivery.

18 Comments

  1. frauheuberg
    on April 28th, 2010
    1

    so lovley and so inspiring…;)…have a great creative week…cheers and hugs…ines

  2. Silvana
    on April 30th, 2010
    2

    Heel fijn zo’n review!! Ik vind al die boeken prachtig, maar het is zoooo moeilijk kiezen ;) wat backgroundinfo maakt dat een stuk makkelijker!

  3. Anna
    on May 27th, 2010
    3

    I love this book, so much inspiration within its pages! What have you made so far?

  4. Petra
    on May 27th, 2010
    4

    Hi Anna,

    I’m in the middle of a scarf project, the one on page 16. I love to have that one for summer, I hope I can show the result soon

  5. Maartje
    on June 17th, 2010
    5

    Hoi Petra,

    Ik wilde je nog even bedanken voor je weblog. Hierdoor heb ook ik dit prachtige boekje uit Japan gekregen. Nu ben ik dus nog veslaafder dan voorheen aan het haken. Ik heb het gebloemde tasje al af, was ook zeer makkelijk en ga nu aan de prachtige hexacon deken beginnen.
    Fijn voor je dat je inspiratie weer terug is.

    Lieve groetjes Maartje

  6. Crocheted scarf « byPetra
    on November 4th, 2010
    6

    […] in ecru (82051). And crocheted with a Clover soft touch hook size 3,00 mm. The pattern is from this […]

  7. tita
    on June 29th, 2011
    7

    I loved the scarf is beautiful!!!! Can you please share oe exchange with me the pattern?

  8. tita
    on June 29th, 2011
    8

    I loved the scarf is beautiful!!!!

  9. Sharon Kloter
    on October 23rd, 2011
    9

    Hi Petra. I have looked and looked for this pattern book. It is no longer available on etsy or eBay. Would you be willing to sell the pattern to me?

  10. Sharon Kloter
    on October 23rd, 2011
    10

    I just want to clarify which pattern I am looking for….. It is the white crocheted scarf in the pattern called “Kazuko Ryokai”.

  11. Adele Pecore
    on January 28th, 2012
    11

    Hi Petra. I saw a picture of your scarf on Pintrest, followed the link to Ravelry, and then realized that it’ s from the Japanese book that I have. Your picture shows the scarf detail much better. I really want to make this scarf now. Can you tell me how many chains you started with? My guess is 533, but I see lots of numbers! Also, is one side done, and then the other? I will be so grateful if you can clarify this for me.
    Adele (in Canada)

  12. Laura Ruetten
    on May 20th, 2012
    12

    I think obsessed would be a good word to use in this case. I love these books and am hounding our local library to buy some to add to our crafts section. Love the scarf by the way and am happy to find out where I can find it–it only took me 1/2 hour of surfing the net to get to you…..Thanks a million!

  13. laura bryan
    on November 19th, 2012
    13

    hi petra,
    i, too, saw the lace scarf (with denim jacket) from this book on pinterest & would love the pattern…could you please let me if it is available for sale…many thanks

  14. Linda
    on February 22nd, 2013
    14

    I would also love to purchase a copy of the pattern ‚ÄúKazuko Ryokai‚ÄĚ.
    Is there any way it can be purchased? Thank you.

  15. Petra
    on February 22nd, 2013
    15

    Hi Linda, the pattern of the scarf is in this book http://www.etsy.com/listing/58144768/pretty-color-crochet-and-knit-goods-2 it’s not sold separately

  16. Sandy
    on May 29th, 2014
    16

    What kind of yarn did you use on the lace scarf? You did such a beautiful job I want to use the same yarn. Thank you.

  17. Sandy
    on May 29th, 2014
    17

    Nevermind, I found it on your page when I read the instructions again. Thank you for sharing the photo. I ordered the book last night, it should arrive in about 2 weeks. I can’t wait to start this scarf!

  18. ke1be11
    on June 17th, 2014
    18

    I bought this book..you are right its fantastic, as long as you can read the graph instructions..I am in the process of making one now in denim blue, i will post a pic on my blog kellyv@bendingneedles.blogspot.com

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