Now, there is a new menu called sneak peek — this will take you to a page that shows my latest pattern in progress! Once a pattern is published, I will change the picture to my new design. Have a look at my new knitted shawl (the sample is nearly finished, yeah!): Sneak Peek
My new Freebie is here — Loopcatcher, a colorful drawstring bag with lots of possibilities to make it your own!
I love making bags. Bags are quick projects, they’re useful and don’t use a lot of yarn (depending on the size). My loopcatcher is rather small, but it will serve as project bag for small projects like dishcloths and it is big enough for that purpose. The tapestry crochet rounds use up very little yarn, perfect for stashbusting!
Are you wondering why this bag is called Loopcatcher? Because that’s what you’re doing, working stitches around (catching) the chain-loops worked in a previous round. This adds an interestng texture to the bag and looks deceptively like post stitches. The pattern includes lots of suggestion on how you can customize your drawstring bag — let your creativity run wild!
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Today, I present you two variations of the same idea — one loophole scarf for knitters and one for crocheters!
For knitters, the Wishbone Loophole Scarf offers two cable patterns separated by a rib pattern. The Cluster Loophole Scarf for crocheters has three interesting stitch patterns: easy colorwork and two different cluster stitches!
Both scarves follow the same design. First, you make a loophole (worked in the round) to pull your scarf through so it will never slip off. Then you add length with two different stitch patterns. The resulting scarf is narrow and light enough to be worn on a chilly spring day and keep your neck cosy.
Right after I finished my Neckhugger, a scarf that uses a similar concept, I had this idea to work a kind of buckle in the round. After some swatching, the loophole scarf was born! I decided very early to do a crochet and a knit version. The crochet version uses appr. 125gr of DK weight yan, the knit version uses about 60gr of fingering weight yarn.
Happy knitting and crocheting!
Here comes a new knitting Freebie – the Mitered Rib Dishcloth!
Until last year, I had never used a handmade dishcloth! And yet it took only one crochet dishcloth to get me hooked 🙂 . Since then, I have made a lot of dishcloths, crocheted and knitted ones. There are two brands of cotton yarn that I love to use, Catania (Schachenmayr) and Cotone (Lana Grossa), because they are available in lots of solid colors and gorgeous multicolor balls! That’s what I used for my other two knitted dishcloths (Two Sides Dishcloth and Diagonally Twisted Dishcloth). Last time at the yarn shop, I bought a pale lilac ball. This color seemed perfect to highlight a rib pattern. This dishcloth is mitered, meaning it starts with a small cast-on and is increased only in the middle. I love how the rib pattern seems to radiate outwards from the starting point. Enough fawning, happy knitting!
New knitting pattern available — Lace Delight!
This shawl features garter stitch and eyelets and is simply a delight to knit! And it looks stunning and deceptively difficult. There are only knit stitches and an easy to memorize 4 rows repeat. Lace Delight forms a shallow triangle and looks best in solid yarns. For this golden version I used Scrumptious 4ply (Fyberspates), it is a merino and silk blend and has this gorgeous sheen. I love how this shawl turned out and I know that this will be my favourite spring accessory!
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Surprise! Here comes a new Freebie – I love to crochet dishcloths and the Surprise Dishcloth is something special! Different colors highlight the shapes the dishcloth morphes into – triangle, circle and square. Pattern includes a version for fine cotton yarns and one version for thicker cotton yarns.
Hope you have fun making this dishcloth, happy crocheting!
My new crochet pattern is available now — the Castle Wall Basket! And it’s FREE until Sunday, March 12 (end of day, Amsterdam time)!
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A documentary about medieval castles was the inspiration for this pattern. At one point, they showed how castle walls were built – basically, they built two walls and filled the gap with mortar. My crafty brain started to wonder. Could you use this for a basket? Years ago, I bought a lot of brown chunky yarn at a sale and now seemed the perfect time to use it! The result is a basket with sturdy walls and a way of getting rid of my yarn ends. After I had finished my small verison, I decided to make lid. And of course, the lid had to be stuffed, too! I hope you have fun making lots of baskets!
Thanks for reading and happy crocheting!