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Topic: taiyaki purse from Knit Room by Tomoko Fujita  (Read 6639 times)
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ax174
« on: March 20, 2007 07:28:00 AM »



This is the little taiyaki purse from the Japanese craft book, Knit Room by Tomoko Fujita (more about the book here).  It's the same book that this other craftster's fruity hat is from.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 08:25:57 AM »

Fun! I just love Japanese craft books.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007 10:43:09 AM »

that's crazy! i love it. i bet you'll get a lot of comments on it
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007 10:48:07 AM »

Cute!  I love Japanese craft books!  It's becoming on addiction.  My mom and sis love taiyaki's--the pastries that are cooked in molded grills and are stuffed with red bean paste. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007 10:50:07 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007 11:42:24 AM »

Wisting this! This is so cool
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007 06:25:03 PM »

Oh man, I love taiyaki!  I want one so bad  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007 06:51:02 PM »

Great little purse and thanks for the link to my hat!  I just love this book. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2007 05:03:23 PM »

Looks so real, I almost expect it to flop off the hanger!  Was the pattern easy to follow?

Lovely work!  Asian-inspired crafts are beautiful, aren't they?
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2007 09:26:43 AM »

Was the pattern easy to follow?

Yes, the charted pattern was easy to follow (you can see the donut pattern sample at this blog entry I found).  The purse was  made in 3 pieces - 2 body pieces plus the handle.  The only slightly weird thing was on the tail - crocheting through the posts, if you've never done it before.
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2007 01:31:15 PM »

i have this same book!  i actually bought it mostly for the taiyaki pattern.  i love taiyaki sooo much but haven't had a real one in two years now ;_;  it's actually supposed to be a cell phone case, but even after i made it with a smaller hook than was called for, it came out huge!  but it's actually the perfect size for my nintendo DS, so i'm not complaining ^_^ 

i've never posted a project on crafster before, but i figured i'd share my version of the taiyaki purse here ^_^  i hope it's ok for me to post these here!  links cuz i can't post full pics yet...

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inside (this was the yarn that was the closest color to anko that i had-- if i made it again i think i would go buy a burgundy or maroon color i think)



perfect for the DS! (i put stickers on mine cuz everyone and their little brother had a blue older style DS)

this was actually the first project from a japanese craft book where i had to pull out my electronic dictionary to make sure i was doing it right, but it was a bit more complicated that the usual amigurumi patterns i felt.  i really want to try making the cute pocket tissue holder next!
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2007 04:07:39 PM »

Cool idea, I was thinking of making a DS cozy, maybe I'll just make one of these instead.  I love the stickers on your DS, too  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2007 07:14:43 PM »

I love it! Great job. I can't wait to get my hands on some Japanese craft books.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2007 08:48:07 PM »

oooo, this would look so cool with those yarns with shiny thread weaved through it. super cute.
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2007 05:32:21 AM »


How cute!  I love how your lined yours with the colour of the traditional taiyaki filling, red bean paste.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2007 03:29:27 PM »

I ordered this book, plus a couple of others, when I first saw this post. And, now I just have to wait for everything to arrive. I'm a bit nervous, though- I looked at the donut pattern (link a few posts back in a reply by ax174) and there were some symbols I didn't know (X with a dash under it, for example). So, when my book comes in (in a couple of weeks), I'll be needing some help figuring out a few things!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2007 04:03:26 PM »

Well, I've been staring at the donut pattern (I was eating dinner so I gawked while I gulped), and I've figured out that the filled in oval is a slip stitch/join at the end of  a round, and the V shape with the X is for an increase or decrease depending on which way the V points, but I'm still stumped about the X with the dash under it...I'll have to try and find my other book of symbol crochet patterns (in English!)...I'm walking away from the computer now...really...
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2007 04:10:44 PM »

wow! so cute. I'm guessing its a type of fish?
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2007 05:25:22 PM »

Well, I've been staring at the donut pattern (I was eating dinner so I gawked while I gulped), and I've figured out that the filled in oval is a slip stitch/join at the end of  a round, and the V shape with the X is for an increase or decrease depending on which way the V points, but I'm still stumped about the X with the dash under it...I'll have to try and find my other book of symbol crochet patterns (in English!)...I'm walking away from the computer now...really...

I think the x with the dash under it is single crochet thru the back loop or something like that. 
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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2007 06:10:23 PM »

I think the x with the dash under it is single crochet thru the back loop or something like that. 

Thanks christina! Even if it's "something like that," at least now I won't be lying awake tonight trying to figure it out...since I haven't located my symbol crochet book that's written in English...
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« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2007 06:43:05 PM »

Cool idea, I was thinking of making a DS cozy, maybe I'll just make one of these instead.  I love the stickers on your DS, too  Grin

thank you!  the background spots actually came with my nintendogs game, but i felt silly with just that sticker so i tried to cover it up with the piggies and then... i went a little nuts ^_^;;

How cute!  I love how your lined yours with the colour of the traditional taiyaki filling, red bean paste.
i'm glad you like my version!  like i said, that was the closest color i had to anko/red bean.  i could eat that stuff all day.

I think the x with the dash under it is single crochet thru the back loop or something like that. 

Thanks christina! Even if it's "something like that," at least now I won't be lying awake tonight trying to figure it out...since I haven't located my symbol crochet book that's written in English...
you're right about the stitches, and the x with a dash *is* for stitching in the back loop (like christinacoghill said).  one of my simpler amigurumi books in japanese has really nice explanations for the japanese stitch symbols


wow! so cute. I'm guessing its a type of fish?
it's actually a traditional japanese sweet, it's just in the shape of a fish ^_^  ax174 posted a link to the wiki article on it here
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2007 06:50:15 PM »

you're right about the stitches, and the x with a dash *is* for stitching in the back loop (like christinacoghill said).  one of my simpler amigurumi books in japanese has really nice explanations for the japanese stitch symbols-- if you'd like i could scan it and translate it a little for reference.  almost all japanese crochet books seem to use the same symbols, i have noticed.


Thanks for confirming this! And, any translation help would be great! I have a translation guide for Japanese patterns that I found around here somewhere, but it is for sewing pretty much. So, a bit more info on the crochet terms would be great! Thanks a bunch!

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wow! so cute. I'm guessing its a type of fish?
it's actually a traditional japanese sweet, it's just in the shape of a fish ^_^  ax174 posted a link to the wiki article on it here
mmm sounds yummy!

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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2007 06:06:11 AM »

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I agree!  Thanks for the charts.
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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2007 08:59:23 AM »

I ordered this book, plus a couple of others, when I first saw this post.

Sweet!  You won't regret it.  The book also includes the patterns for the hamburger, pear and apple in this thread (here's another burger made by craftster Cocoa Kitten).
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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2007 10:50:24 AM »

Sweet!  You won't regret it.  The book also includes the patterns for the hamburger, pear and apple in this thread (here's another burger made by craftster Cocoa Kitten).
Now I really can't wait for it to get here!!

I hate waiting...
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« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2007 12:24:42 PM »

i'm really sorry about the trouble!  i sent you a PM explaining the situation...
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2007 03:44:42 PM »

This purse is adorable. From the posts here in the thread it seems that it's made by crochet. Can you please let me know if it's knit or crochet? And also, does this book have some crochet patterns in it as well as knit?

I'm not a great knitter but I can crochet. I'd love to make this little bag!
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2007 06:11:41 PM »

I believe it is crochet (even though the book is called Knit Room, I think everything in it is crochet from what I can decipher). The book is written in Japanese, but uses symbols to show how to make it.
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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2007 07:54:31 PM »

Thanks craftADD! The little purse looks like knit. It had me wondering if maybe there was some Tunisian crochet used in the pattern as that often looks like knit and purl.

I'm glad to learn that the book is crochet. With the help available online I think I can figure out what to do.
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