How I grew to love crochet

For years now, crochet has been my main daily occupation. It started as a regular hobby, but has grown to be a very special skill to me. Five years ago, I was a med student, with a part-time job, barely having time to crochet. My life felt great and very…

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What’s going on: new pattern and more!

Hi! I want to share some exciting news as I’m working towards a new pattern! These past months I’ve been working towards the winter with help of two Scheepjes Whirls and a Whirlette πŸ™‚ And this is the result:

As soon as I have this pattern tested it will be available in my Ravelry store.
The other news is I am currently staying in the US for a 5 week vacation. And what would a vacation be without yarn shopping? Oh the selections available, it’s so different from Holland. In the Netherlands, I mostly work with either whirls or 100% cotton, and in the US, there is much more acrylic yarn. I thought acrylic yarn was all pretty much the same, guess what: I couln’t be more wrong! I fell in love with Woolike yarn by Loops and Threads, not surprising since I almost exclusive work with fingering weight yarn. But it’s so soft, I love it’s feel! So I’m working on a couple of projects just for myself and trying my hand at crochet video’s. You’ll probably hear more about this as I’m liking it so far!

What’s on your hook today?

New pattern: DNA Shawl

It has been a while since I last posted, but my crochet hooks haven’t been collecting dust! I’ve been working on multiple patterns, and today I will present the first one to you πŸ™‚ When I first learned about filet crochet, my mind took off thinking about all the different…

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Pattern review: South Bay Shawlette

Hi there! Today I will show you my most recent finished project (so many works in progress! do you have the discipline to finish one piece before starting on another? I most certainly don’t!). The pattern of this South bay shawlette can be found here. To show the intricate design…

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Pattern review: Minerva tunic

Hi, good to see you back on my blog! For others, welcome πŸ™‚ Today’s pattern review is about the Minerva tunic pattern, which can be bought through ravelry. Which brings me to my first observation; the pattern itself is quite expensive. However, one of my friends fell in love with…

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Forest hideout scarf

This scarf reminds me of the forest, with the subtle greens and blues. It is a relatively airy scarf, making it the perfect project for the upcoming months. The yarn is a yarn cake by Sostrene Grene, a Danish company which slowly takes over Europe πŸ™‚ I love their yarns,…

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Vintage Mandala Potholder

This pattern I want to share with you, has been passed down in a family for over three generations, and I was asked to replicate this potholder. Although the pattern is not my creation, I think it is so special to appreciate work that would otherwise be forgotten with time….

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Perfect gifts: crochet painting

Hi everyone, I want to show you how to make a crochet ‘painting’ within a couple hours of work. Use it to show the world your love of crochet, to commemorate a special occasion, or to create a very personal gift! What you’ll need: -some scrap yarn in different colors…

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Pattern review: butterfly-stitch prayer shawl

Hi again! Today I will discuss my other finished project from last week. It’s another shawl I’ve been working on, namely the wonderful butterfly stitch prayer shawl. I’ve never worked this type of shawl before, but the instructions were very clear on how to set up your first stitches, and…

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Pattern review: XY scarf by mijocrochet

Hi πŸ™‚ For those who don’t know me, this is me! The summer in Holland has been exceptionally hot up until now, so I thought it wise to crochet a couple of scarves! πŸ˜‰ This pattern is one of my favorites so far because of its simplicity and drape (it…

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