Inspiration. Japanese crochet hats and bags (free patterns) 14

I love the style of Japanese crochet. It seems so simple, but at the same time very stylish. Today I was looking for some inspiration on the internet and that’s what I found:

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If you had never came along the meanings of crochet symbols or how to follow the crochet diagram, just use the links below:


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14 thoughts on “Inspiration. Japanese crochet hats and bags (free patterns)

    • Craft Bay

      They were using eco – ANDARIA yarns for these purses and hats. These yarns are extremely eco friendly and:
      1) Made of wood pulp
      2) Very safe to burn and is biodegradable
      3) Strong, but weakens when it becomes wet
      4) Very easy to trim shape after you finish knitting
      5) Steaming almost miraculously evens-out stitches
      4) Great for summer bags!

  • cmoorecole

    So is that all there is to it? Just follow the diagrams and voila, with just pictures and no words, the item will appear? This could be great for me, because I struggle with written instructions but can follow a demonstration just fine. It’s just so “foreign” to me, because I’m 62 and I learned to crochet in 1967. There seems to be a lot of assumption that I should just know how to do it, just because it is there before my eyes. very much like the assumption that I should be able to get my computer to put Netflix movies on my new TV, while nobody is telling me just how that works. It took at least a year for me to figure out that there’s more hardware involved, because the TV salesboys were telling me I don’t need to buy any equipment to make this happen, but apparently I do. I know I sound like I’m blathering on about unrelated stuff, but it is all related. The older we are, the less likely it is that we understand how to use new technology and new methods for old crafts and there is a very strange lack of helpfulness being offered, leaving some of us in the dark. I stared at these Japanese crochet patterns for a long time before I realize that they are just like the new TVs- good luck getting your TV to show you a movie from Amazon or Netflix and good luck if you can figure out how to crochet that cute bag in the Japanese crochet book.

    • Kristina Post author

      Hello Cmoorecole,
      I’m very sorry for making you feel that way. I would be happy to help you and anyone else who is struggling with these patterns. 🙂 Just let me know which bag are you making and what are you struggling with.
      Also here is a link to crochet and knit bags with diagrams and English instructions: in case you’ll decide not to continue the one you are making now.
      Looking forward to hearing from you!
      Kind regards,