Monday, 6 December 2010

Giveaway Winner

Blythe hat giveaway!

We have a winner! :)

The Blyhe hat plus a 10% discount on our Etsy shop will go to....



Congrats!! I'll send you the hat as soon as I have your address, please send it via email at sakura.crochet.designs[AT] :)

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thursday, 25 November 2010


Sakura Crochet Designs actually started knitting and we are thrilled by the new creative turn! :D

To celebrate, we are giving away a knitted Blythe hat in a wonderful purple colour and dotty star shaped buttons AND a 10% discount at our Etsy store to a lucky winner!

Blythe hat giveaway!

PhotobucketHOW TO PARTICIPATEPhotobucket

- leave ONE comment below from now till SUNDAY 5th DECEMBER, 16.00 pm (CET) and spread the word!

- winner will be announced after that date by picking a random comment
We recommend joining us on Facebook to get to know when the winner is posted!

Good luck!

More pictures....

Blythe hat giveaway!

Blythe hat giveaway!

Blythe hat giveaway!

ps: like this hat? request a custom one at sakura.crochet.designs[AT]!
(check this picture for some yarn ideas!)

Monday, 8 November 2010


Well, no I didn’t start learning chinese :) I actually started learning knitting! lol
After much thinking and debating I have picked up my much neglected needles and casted on some stitches.
I got inspired by this post on the Knitty blog, I had heard of NaNoWriMo (write a 50,000-word novel in a month) before, but actually this knitting version sounds much more appealing to me! :)

So, what’s NaKniSweMo?
From the dedicated Ravelry Group:

knit a 50,000-stitch sweater in a month. Just about any full size sweater will meet this criteria! If you divide your chosen sweater pattern’s rows or rounds by 30, you’ll have an idea of how many rows you need to knit each day to make it. Yes, the stitch count thing is crazy, but I think I can say with confidence that most sweaters out there are at least that, or more.
So how cool is that? I have BY CHANCE started knitting a sweater on Oct 31st, so I guess that counts?!?
The pattern I am following is the “Francis Revisited” one from Ravelry. In only a week I have frogged it twice already. The first time I had lost count of the rows I had to do and it was starting to look a bit messy, the second time I had already joined the sleeves when I realized that my arms would NEVER fit in there (so I technically frogged only about 5 rows, but it was still painful!). I actually fixed it today, but I smell a 3rd frogging. Whether I have enormous shoulders or the pattern is weird, cause though I measured my chest (and my size would be a small according to it) the outcome is too small. Either way if I knit a medium size, the whole thing is huge, so I am actually working on an odd number of stitches in between the 2 sizes, but I’m not very convinced yet.

Here is the little monster:

knitted out of unknown yarn bought at a local market in Italy for 10€, a real bargain! It’s super soft and looks warm too, I just hope it’ll be enough to knit the whole thing. It weights about 750g, but it has a quite thick cardboard roll in the middle, so time will tell.

Will I manage to complete it by the end of the month? Currently accepting bets :)

ps: horrible pics, I know!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

SDC loves Blythes, and you???

SDC is proud to open a new section in our store, the BLYTHE DOLL SECTION!

Items are as usual for sale both on DaWanda and Etsy (follow the links in the sidebar!), if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Customisation services are always available!

Please note that I usually don't follow patterns, but I try to follow the inspiration of the moment, so it's possible that you won't be able to get an exact replicate of an item, but something very close to it.

Red Jacket for Blythe!

A super cute red jacket for Blythe! SOLD
Crocheted in red 100% wool, closes with 3 mellic hooks for an "oriental" but modern look :)

Cappuccino Hat

Cappuccino? Hmmm, yummy!

This hat was crocheted with a very soft melange yarn with a funky "sliced" pattern... a must have!

Nightlife Hat

It's Ladies Night!

A beautiful hat, crocheted in a cool blue cotton yarn, with silver sparkles, perfect for a night out! :)

A Blythe Basque

Crocheted in the softest Alpaca/Acrylic blend, will add a hip touch to your Blythe doll!

This yarn has a grey base, shading into yellow, green/blue and purple.

A must have!

tundra blythe hat

A super cute Beanie for Neo Blyhtes, crocheted in a super soft and warm 100% wool in shades of light and dark green. SOLD

aurora blythe hat

A slightly slouchy hat for Neo Blythes.

Crocheted with a very warm and soft 100% wool, in the shades of dark blue, purple and green.

Photobucket Available at: my DaWanda store
PhotobucketAvailable at: my Etsy store

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Little Mermaid - baby blanket

Hi everyone!
Long time no see, uh? It's been a busy period and and even busier one is coming ahead! I am moving into a new apartment with my bf in two weeks and searching for a flat has been hectic! In addiction to that, the latest heat wave here in Austria hasn't really made me feel in the mood to crochet anything :(

I have finished this project already a while ago and I hope yo will like it. I have also some accesoires coming (read: pins and hair clips) and I hope the move will go smoothly and esp that I will have internet access again soon! So stay tuned!

Little Mermaid - baby blanket

A beautiful crocheted baby/toddler blanket in very trendy and fashionable colours with a wavy pattern!

Crocheted in acrylic blends, easy to wash and resistent :) This yarn is so soft that YOU'll be tempted to snuggle under it!:D

Blanket details:

 100% acrylic, machine washable 30°C, no iron.

Size: ca. 80 x 70 cm (31 x 27 inches).

Photobucket Available at: my DaWanda store
PhotobucketAvailable at: my Etsy store

ATTENTION - CUSTOMIZABLE!! This blanket can be made in any colour combination and size! Please email me for costs and availability :) Other, more boy-ish, pattern combinations are also available :)

More pictures:

Baby blanket


Baby blanket


Sunday, 11 April 2010

Enter the Secret Garden ;) - SOLD

Enter the Secret Garden

Is your baby already a fashionista? Tired of pastel and neutral colours?
Then the "Secret Garden" Blankie is what you were looking for.
Finally! A beautiful crocheted baby blanket in very trendy and fashionable colours!
Crocheted in warm wool and acrylic blends, easy to wash and super soft!

Photobucket Available at: my DaWanda store
PhotobucketAvailable at: my Etsy store

ATTENTION - CUSTOMIZABLE!! This blanket can be made in any colour combination and size! Please email me for costs and availability :) Other, more boy-ish, pattern combinations are also available :)

Blanket details:

Blankie is 72 x 60 cm (28 x 23 inches). It fits baby carts, beds...

Materials utilised
100% wool yarn and acrylic/wool blends

More pictures:

Secret Garden Blankie
border detail

Secret Garden Blankie
pattern close-up

Secret Garden Blankie
pattern overview

SCD was also featured on Flickr "Explore" page today... yay!

Explore??? wow!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Free shipping for all Italian customers!

From February 15th to February 25th free shipping for all the Italian customers!

Dal 15 al 25 febbraio le spedizioni per tutti gli acquisti in Italia sono gratis!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Free pattern available

Last year's Greta's blankie was a bit hit:)
So many people asked me for a pattern and I finally had some time to sit down and write it. It's my first time adding a pattern online, so bear with me if it's not perfect. I would love to get some feedback!

ATTENTION: requests are open for this object. If interested in getting a similar customized blanket, email me at

baby blanket... finished!

The full pattern can be found @ CRAFTYKITTY


ps: ravelry link will follow soon!

Friday, 5 February 2010

SDC is now on Facebook & Twitter! Join us!

SDc is proud to announce that we are now available on Facebook!

Now on Facebook!

Follow this link to add us to friends for more updates and notifications!

And for the Twitter freaks, SDC is also available here

SDC now on Twitter!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

New item for sale!

Hi everyone!
Sorry for the lack of posts, life has been hectic here!
Anyway, here I come with something new. I have made maaaany more, but before I post them to my DaWanda store I would like to have some feedback: how do you like my pencil cases? any particular pattern/colour combination that you'd like to see? Let me know!

Photobucket Available at: my DaWanda store
PhotobucketAvailable at: my Etsy store

Bsquared crocheted pencilcase