Pine Tree Ornament

Hello there! It’s December, the last month of the year. And I know, to all of you who celebrate Christmas,  this is the month that you’ve been waiting for every year. I don’t celebrate Christmas, so this is one of a very long holiday in a year where my family enjoying sit back and relax for almost 2 weeks in a row 😀

I like Christmas ornaments, they all look so festive. And here, I already finished making a free tutorial as a present for you who celebrate Christmas, a Pine Tree Ornament 😀

 

 

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But basically, it’s a very versatile pattern. It’s not only used as a Christmas ornament but also can be used as non-thematic moments such as a garland, a finishing touch for your present, bookmark, and etc. Just let your imagination be free and think what is it for 🙂  So.. Enjoy the pattern!

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PINE TREE ORNAMENT

The pattern is in America terminology.

MATERIALS I USE:

  • Cotton yarn (lime green) and brown. You can use any types of yarn in different colors.
  • Scrap yarns of your choice as an embellishment.
  • Blunt tip needle/ tapestry needle.
  • Scissor.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • MR [magic ring].
  • ch [chain].
  • ss [slip stitch].
  • dc [double crocehet].
  • st [stitch].
  • sts [stitches].
  • inc [increase].

LEVEL: easy [friendly for beginner].

LEAVES

  • Start with ch 3 in every row (count as 1 dc).
  • Use lime green.

R1. Make 6 dc inside the MR. ss in the 1st st. (6 dc).

R2. 2 times of (dc in the next 2 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (8 dc).

R3. 2 times of (dc in the next 3 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (10 dc).

R4. 2 times of (dc in the next 4 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (12 dc).

R5. 2 times of (dc in the next 5 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (14 dc).

R6. 2 times of (dc in the next 6 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (16 dc).

R7. 2 times of (dc in the next 7 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (18 dc).

R8. 2 times of (dc in the next 8 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (20 dc).

R9. 2 times (dc in the next 9 sts – inc).  ss in the 1st st. (22 dc). cut a long yarn end to sew.

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And here’s the fun part…

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TRUNK

  • Use brown.

 

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Make them as much as you wish 🙂 Pardon me if my embroidery looks so ugly, I’m not really good at them >.< Below I used a daisy stitch, french knots (my most fav), running stitch, and what else the other one? Hmmm.. just say it, it looks like some sparkly-things on a tree 🙂

 

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This is a fast and easy project, isn’t it? Now, I really looking forward to seeing your creations soon 🙂 🙂 Please tag me on Instagram to make it easier @kenjiku_

Note: You can sell your creations in the limited amount using my pattern. Don’t forget to give me a credit by linking my account (this blog or my Instagram account). Please don’t copy this pattern, sell it, and other things that can harm. Please appreciate others creations so others will appreciate you in return.

Regards,

Martika.

 

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Custom Orders

So happy finally I’ve done doing my custom orders within 2 weeks. I’m happy keeping myself busy though sometimes I feel too overwhelmed. It’s really hard to do lot of things at one moment – household things and crocheting at one time. Sometimes it makes me too lazy to cook (but I have to), regularly doing a laundry but too lazy to fold them, and so many things I should do but not yet finished properly 🙈 Plus now, I have a new pet, it’s a stray kitten. My son brought her home without any plans at all, and I was confused because I’m a newbie at taking care of animal especially kitten. But in the other way, she’s really cute yet looked so aweful.. skinny, dirty, and hunger 😩😢 I bathed her and fed her, hope she’s happy to be here now.

Oh I’m sorry, my story is out of the line 😄 where were we? it’s about custom orders, rite? Ok.. Here’s some custom orders that already finished and ready to be delivered to their new homes..

He’s Panda Boy in ochre striped shirt. Plus red bow tie as his finishing look. Cute rite? 🐼 I love stripes, I love ochre (or mustard?), I love white, I love red. All my favorite colors attached on his body!

Glowey in pink! I don’t know why my customers love Glowey in pink rather than other colors. I’m wondering.. how does his look in another color? 🤔 Unfortunately, I deleted his picture for no reason 😑 But you can click here to see his look.

Mobile Cloud Amigurumi. I’ve changed the droplets colors… but hopefully my customer will still love it 😍 she still looks cute, rite?

Tea Time Banner. I designed and made this teacup crochet patchwork because I love tea than any kind of drinks in this world 😄 Then I attached the appliqué on a piece of fabric and create a banner. FYI, I’ve got this one hanging on my wall 😃 And I added hand embroidery letters on the top of the appliqué as a statement words. I love making this piece. I crocheted, embroidered the words, and sewn the fabric at once. All in one piece of banner 💛

I do what I love, I love what I do 😊💛

Cloud Amigurumi

Hello again, it’s been awhile since my last post… Looks like I’m drowning in daily routine and forgot to write down my project progress.

Well, in early July, I’ve finished making and writing a new pattern. It’s about a cloud, it’s a very versatile amigurumi cloud pattern. Yeah, I love making a versatile pattern so you won’t stuck only in one idea. Why I said it a versatile pattern? Because only from one pattern you can create more than one creations. Please tell me now, what you’re going to make from this one? 😀

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I say it could be a cloud mobile, baby rattle, or brooch. See? I got three ideas from one pattern. So tell me what you’re going to make using this basic pattern? 😀

This pattern I made by request from my friend who wanted this kind of cloud mobile for her pre-teen daughter. I admit it’s so hard to make the cloud-shape in amigurumi, need so many times of trials and errors. Instead of complaining about the difficulty parts, better I show you the result…

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I didn’t expect the result really blown my mind… it’s SO cute, maybe too cute! Don’t you think so? 😀

I’ve sent it away and she’s happy with the result 😀 And then I wrote the pattern after that, but only the cloud as a basic pattern, plus “drop” as the bonus pattern. The pattern is ready to download both on my Etsy shop and Ravelry (yes, finally I have a new store on Ravelry).

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Scallops Bunting

If you’re looking for something cute to decorate your favorite room or a warm welcome party at home, maybe this one could be the answer. Scallops bunting could be the first aid to decorate the place where you want it to be merrier than usual days. You only need a crochet hook and some colorful yarns to make it happen.

 

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as a wall decor at my tiny home

I inspired by fabric scallops bunting I used to see on Pinterest or Instagram. I always think if any of thing could be crocheted, why not? Maybe it needs a little bit effort, but it’s worth to try..

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closer look

It consists of large and small scallops. You can make in one size or both size. In this tutorial, I made 3 large scallops and 4 small scallops which alternately arranged and hold together with a crocheted string.

 

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a little bit closer

 

Little things make your room more alive. Could you feel the difference?

Now the pattern is ready on my Etsy shop.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

Sakura Dreamcatcher

Sakura… I always love sakura even now i currently live in a tropical country. My first experience with sakura was about 3 years ago, when I accidentally had to move to Tokyo-Japan, to followed my husband for about more than 2 years. I could say that that was really beyond my expectations, I was so lucky then. Sakura was SO beautiful, they’re SO awesome!

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white sakura is a regular sakura that usually bloom in the mid of April. They looked fluffy just like some clouds from far away..

A few weeks ago I challenged myself to made a sakura crochet. So I opened my old photos to observed sakura to get more details. Sakura has 5 petals, usually comes in white, pale pink, or pale purple. And it has a smooth V-curved at the top on each petal. And that thing was really hard to achieve with crochet technique, but it seemed I did it after trial and error a view times!

 

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my own sakura

And then my friend asked me (read : begged me) to have all sakura crochet that I’ve made after she’s stalking on my Instagram. I know she really loves flowers, no wonder she asked me right away 🙂

After a week passes by, here it is.. a sakura dreamcatcher especially for her 🙂

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sequins, beads, and pom pom lace are part of this wall hanging
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add some sequins and beads as emebellishment
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i think it’s a pretty romantic wall hanging..

I do really hope that she will love this wall hanging!

Uhm.. and… by the way, I think I need to practice how to sew some sequins and beads more properly :p

 

xoxo,

Martika