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Blossom Kimono

Have you seen Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet? :)
"Blossom Kimono" is a cardigan made with crocheted motifs, and I just love the colors! I was happy to be given the opportunity to make some of the motifs for this pretty garment. :)

~ Photos by Interweave Press ~
Blossom Kimono from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2009
Blossom Kimono ~ Motif Close-up
Blossom Kimono ~ Back View
Pattern Source: Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet
Designer: Robyn Chachula (see her blog post on this project)

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