Saturday, November 17, 2012

Strawberry Puff : Lif

Finished a coaster with the Turkish traditional crochet method that is used when making body towels called "Lif".

* Strawberry Puff Coaster *
Punto stella - uncinetto by Simona Bresciani
Munsell Supima Lace Thread #20 Kasuri
Hook : 1.5mm (JPN#2)

I heard these types of body towels are often crocheted with Acrylic paralleled yarn in Turky.
Soft and plump stitches are heaty and it's fun to keep crocheting.


  1. hi! wich kind of wool/ cotton did you use? how do you mix colors in your work? thank you! :)

    1. Thank you for your comment!
      I am sorry for the late reply. I've been in bed with a flu.

      I used previously dyed cotton yarn for crochet which is variegated with white and pink.
      This yarn was made in Japan, but I guess Lizbeth has similar yarn too :)

  2. thank you so much! sorry for the flu... is it cold in Japan right now? hope you're feeling better! I'll look for it in this shop even if it would be difficult: it's my first time with crochet! I just learned the pattern with wool.. and it's wonderful! I fell in love with your coaster and your colors are simply perfect!

    1. Thank you.
      Yes, it's cold in Japan and this year's flu season started earlier than usual.

      Oh, your first crochet!
      I used #20 yarn for this but thicker ones (#3 or #10) may be better for a beginner.
      Hope you enjoy your first crochet :)