Pattern release – Wishbone Loophole Scarf and Cluster Loophole Scarf

Today, I present you two variations of the same idea — one loophole scarf for knitters and one for crocheters!

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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!

 

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 4

Big Ruffles Pillow

Here it comes – the next part of my e-book preview covers the big Ruffles Pillow!

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This is something special and sure to turn some eye! This pillow involves easy colorwork to highlight the ruffles (the pattern comes with a photo tutorial!). If you’re not comfortable with changing colors, you can crochet the Big Ruffles Pillow in one color and it will still look stunning! This pillow has no buttons, just two overlapping back parts. Of course you can add buttons, if you like to! Making the Big Ruffles was a lot of fun, although they take time to make. But this pillow is well worth the effort! All these five patterns will be available in English and German, not sure if I mentioned this before. I’m glad I took the photos last week, because it’s been raining since the weekend and natural light is dim at best times in the house!

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for the last pattern — the Small Ruffles Pillow!

 

 

E-Book Preview Part 3

Small Ruffles Pentagon

And this part of my E-Book Preview covers the Small Ruffles Pentagon! I loved making these little Ruffles so  much, I designed two pillows with them, too (well, one pillow has big Ruffles). You can snuggle up under this blanket and have the matching pillows! After much thought, I decided to do a pentagon. I love polygons and the way you can easily achieve any shape in crochet by changing the number of starting stitches. The pentagon is highlighted by the corners, which are worked with front post trebles to form a thick ridge. The Ruffles are distributed in a diamond shape. I used three colors to match the pillows, I’m sure this blanket would also look great in a solid color! With a 6mm hook and chunky yarn this blanket turned out super snuggly and will keep the family warm until spring will be here!

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Thanks for reading, only two patterns left now — tomorrow I present you the Big Ruffles Pillow!