Freebie Release — Mitered Rib Dishcloth

Here comes a new knitting Freebie – the Mitered Rib Dishcloth!

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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!

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Pattern Release — Lace Delight

New knitting pattern available — Lace Delight!

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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!

15% discount until March 19 (discount will be applied automatically)!

Freebie Release — Surprise Dishcloth

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!

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Pattern Release — Castle Wall Basket

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!

Getting rid of yarn ends and a new approach

It’s been awhile since my last Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek. I love to write about my patterns in progress and share my crazy ideas thoughts. The problem is, I often make changes in my patterns and posting about every change would really clutter my blog. It would also be great to have a kind of archive about my changes and about the patterns I’m working on. After much thought, this is my solution. There will be no more Yarn Adventure Sneak Peek on my blog. Instead, I will post about my patterns in progress on my Ravelry Group! Every pattern will get its own thread – and the best thing is, if you are on ravelry, you can easily comment on my patterns! Here is the link to my group: My Ravelry Group.
My next pattern will a crochet pattern — the Castle Wall Basket! For the last time on my blog, here comes a sneak peek:

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Because it has stuffed walls, this basket is really sturdy and keeps its shape really well. And it helps me to get rid of all the yarn ends I collect in a large box. Every time I weave in some ends, the clipped off piece of yarn geos into the box… I don’t like to waste things, not even teeny tiny bits of yarn! Mostly, I use them for stuffed animals. This basket used up a lot of yarn ends, but the box is anything but empty… My mom likes my basket, so she’ll get one for mother’s day. There will be a stuffed lid to go with the basket and a little stuffed bobble to lift the lid (take that, box of yarn ends!). The small version is already finished, just need to finish the lid for the big version and write down the pattern…

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E-Book Release — Pillow Parade

5 home decor patterns

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And my first e-book is out now! All patterns available in English and German!

If you want to know more about the patterns, have a look at my e-book-preview post of this week. I wanted every pattern to be something special and I hope you have fun crocheting a new pillow or blanket!

E-Book Preview Part 5

Small Ruffles Pillow

And here is the last pillow of my e-book preview — the Small Ruffles Pillow!

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One shouldn’t have favourites as a designer, I guess, but this is my favourite pillow of the e-book. These small ruffles are just too cute! This pillow is basically two granny squares crocheted together with a flap added. And three little cords to close it! Yes, that’s right, cords — while crocheting this pillow, I realized I didn’t have any buttons in the right colors. That’s why I added the cords , just to see if it worked. I’m glad it did, the rounded flap stays close and keeps the pillow filling from poking out. As with all my pillow patterns, you can add buttons or change the size.

Thanks for reading – tomorrow’s the Big Release!