Most of the projects in the book are joined-motif projects. There are tons of tops like these that use round, square, or polygon motifs ... with varying degrees of success. I think these two are sorta cute.
I absolutely *love* this motif. It brings dahlias to mind. Beautiful! I'm not a shawl kinda girl, but for a blanket , purse, or maybe even a skirt these would be awesome.
These tiny motifs terrify me. The book my flower purse
came from had a similar, tiny pattern. Can you imagine making minuscule, one-round motifs and joining them? Think of all those ends to weave in. That tiny table runner has 112 motifs!
This ball is completely wonderful. It hearkens back to the giant floor ball
(scroll down!) which Diane
knows is one of my favorite crochet projects. ever.
This ball is made from motifs that have a round of hairpin lace! That's something I've never seen before. I love the spiderwebby feel of the hairpin lace and totally want to try this out someday.
I hope you've enjoyed this peek into a 1966 Japanese craft book. Really, I just scraped the surface of this wonderful time capsule!View all of the posts about this vintage Japanese craft book. And, before you even ask, this publication is covered by copyright law, so I can't send you any of the patterns in it.