zondag 29 december 2013

CAL2014; Dutch only


December is een maand van lijstjes en aftellen zoals al die eeuwige best off van het journaal,
of de beste leukste sporter bekender Nederlander dit gaat echter langs mij heen de enige lijst is de top 2000 die overigens jaar in jaar uit geen verassingen bied maar het is gewoon heerlijk om oud en nieuw door elkaar te horen en al die bekende en voorspelbare verhalen die de luisteraars door mailen en of tweeten aan te horen Het is zo lekker kneuterig men zegt "dat is traditie" "hoort er bij"

Over traditie gesproken in haakland is een ware hype ontstaan die misschien wel tot de jaarlijkse traditie gaat behoren. De meeste haaksters zitten met jeukende handen en hun speciaal aangeschafte bollen hardop af te tellen tot het 3 januari 2014 is dan gaat de CAL2014 van start.

CAL 2014? Crochet along 2014 voluit, dit is op facebook ontstaan men werkt aan een groot project dit jaar is het een vast thema en dat is de mooie deken op de foto met allemaal verschillende steken en toeren.
Elke week wordt er een stukje patroon gepubliceerd die dan gehaakt kan worden en de bedoeling is omstreeks deze tijd na ongeveer een jaar haken een  heuse deken in handen te hebben

En wat is nu leuker om met haaksters of misschien ook wel hakers door het hele land en zelfs daar buiten aan het zelfde project te werken en verschillende resultaten te zien.
Ondertussen slaat de kleuren twijfel in heftige vormen aan en er ontpopt hele kleur en materiaal discussie op de faceboek groep natuurlijk met een goede afloop vol goede raad en adviezen zodat er nog voor 3 januari 2014 de laatste bollen aangeschaft kan worden.

Ik ben er ieder geval klaar voor, mijn bolletjes en fonkelnieuwe haaknaald liggen te wachten voor de aftrap en ben benieuwd wat dit gaat worden en ook ik zit met jeukende handen te wachten.

Ben je ook enthousiast geworden sluit je dan aan bij de facebook groep en lees dit door ter voorbereiding zodat je precies weet hoe alles in zijn werk gaat.

dinsdag 19 november 2013

maandag 18 november 2013

Leftover yarn

Just finished a project?
Weaving in the ends is done?
Not sure what to do with the leftovers?
DON'T THROW THEM AWAY!

I found this idea on Pinterest and will use it from now on.
1. Pick up all the leftover yarn
2. Put the leftovers together with knots
3. Make a ball of the knotted yarn
4. Use the ball for a colorful project


woensdag 13 november 2013

Chainless foundation tutorials

Find out how to make a double crochet foundation here

Find out how to make a half double crochet foundation here

dinsdag 12 november 2013

donderdag 31 oktober 2013

Crochet Buttons


Tired of searching for buttons that fit with your crafts?
Make them yourself!
Here is an easy tutorial to make your own buttons with yarn

zaterdag 26 oktober 2013

Free acorn pattern

You need:
Beige or light brown yarn
Brown or dark brown yarn
2mm hook
Tapestry needle

Use the beige or light brown yarn for the acorn:
  1. 6sc in magic circle
  2. "inc1, 1sc" x3
  3. "inc1, 2sc" x3
  4. sc around
  5. sc around
  6. sc around
  7. stuff the acorn
  8. dec6
  9. fasten off

Use the brown or dark brown yarn for the acorn's hat:
  1. 6sc in magic circle
  2. inc6
  3. "inc1, sc3" x3
  4. sc around
  5. fasten off

Use the chainless single crochet foundation stitch for the little stick. Find it here
Sew the stick to the acorns hat.
Sew the hat to the acorn.

Other acorn pattern: Find it here

zaterdag 19 oktober 2013

A Granny A Day - update #2

Soooo... I'm 4 days behind on schedule... Dang!!
I really hoped I could keep up with the squares, it seems so easy. 1 square a day.
But I guess I'm so busy with other projects that I neglected A Granny A Day..
mug cozies for example
baby blocks too
and keychains

I really hope I can have some time to crochet for myself soon, because I always crochet stuff for other people than me (it's hard for me to say no to requests).

Anyways, I hope you all have a great weekend. :)
See you soon!

donderdag 10 oktober 2013

Free patterns; Autumn decoration



I found these 2 free patterns on the internet.
The pumpkin is by PlanetJune. Find the pattern here
I forgot who the mushroom made

The Mushroom

You need:

  • red and white yarn
  • a 2mm crochet hook
  • a yarn needle
  • stuffing
Start with white:
  1. sc6 in magic ring                             (6)
  2. inc x6                                             (12)
  3. "sc1, inc1" x6                                 (18)
  4. "sc2, inc1" x6                                 (24)
  5. sc around (back loop only)             (24)
  6. sc around                                       (24)
  7. sc around                                       (24)
  8. sc around                                       (24)
  9. sc around                                       (24)
  10. "sc6, dec1" x3                                (21)
  11. "sc5, dec1" x3                                (18)
  12. "sc4, dec1" x3                                (15)
  13. sc around                                       (15)
  14. sc around, switch to red                  (15)
  15. with red: inc15                                (30)
  16. "sc2, inc1" x10                               (40)
  17. "sc4, inc1" x8                                 (48)
  18. sc around (back loop only)             (48)
  19. sc around                                       (48)
  20. "sc4, dec1" x8                                (40)
  21. "sc3, dec1" x8                                (32)
  22. sc around                                       (32)
  23. "sc2, dec1" x8                                (24)
  24. sc around                                       (24)
  25. "sc1, dec1" x8                                (16)
  26. sc around                                       (16)
  27. Stuff the mushroom
  28. dec8                                              (8)
Close the mushroom with weaving in the end
To make the white dots on the mushroom embroider them with white yarn on the red part

dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

A Granny A Day - update #1


My progress in 7 days so far. I still need to make the Granny Square for today. If I finished that I'm right on schedule again.

zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

Pouch pattern




These cute pouches are all made with the same base pattern
You can find the pattern here
The mirror crochet that is needed for this pattern is NOT similar to the crab stitch.
IT'S A VERY DIFFERENT STITCH!!
If you wonder how to make a mirror crochet, here is a tutorial

vrijdag 4 oktober 2013

Oliver




Everyone,, meet Oliver. My big, lazy, snuggly kittycat.
It's his birthday today! :D He's 13 already! Time flies when you're having fun.

I adopted him from an animal shelter exactly 2 years ago. I was a volunteer at the animal shelter and took care of all the sick and injured cats. On August 1st Oliver came in. He had no collar, no chip and a huge wound on it's tail. Though he was severely injured and in a lot of pain, he didn't mind me stroking him. He came towards me and couldn't stop purring. So sweet. I fell in love immediately. When I came home I told my boyfriend that I was determined to adopt him. My boyfriend, a true dogs person, knew it was good for me to have an animal by my side, so he agreed. There was just one problem, our landlord. He said he didn't want animals in his appartment. I was really mad and began to argue with the man. Why can't we have a cat? After arguing for 2 hours our landlord said he'd think about it and he would let us know within a week.

A week later I heard nothing from him, so I called him. "Well." He said. "I have to think about it." When he said that I hung up really angry. Within the time I had to wait I went to school. Fashion Design. It brought a lot of stress and a month later I got sick. I didn't know what was wrong with me, but one thing was for sure. I couldn't leave my bed. My boyfriend saw how this sickness affected me and went to the landlord for an answer. He said the love of a cat could save me from a depression and more sickness. The landlord began to doubt his own opinion and said he'd really think about it this time. A month later I was still sick. Even more sick than before and that was when my boyfriend decided he'd adopt Oliver without hearing what the landlord had to say.

On October 4th my boyfriend went to the animal shelter to pick up Oliver. One problem, if I wanted him, I had to sign the papers. So with all my power I came out of the bed and walked to the animal shelter. Luckily it's only 500 yards away from my house, so it was doable.

Since that day I give Oliver all the love I can give him and he does the same to me. I can't imagine what life would be without him and I hope I can enjoy his cuteness for a long, long time!

dinsdag 1 oktober 2013

Foundation single crochet tutorial


Find out how to make a single crochet foundation here
It's a stitch based on the chain foundation
It's easy to learn and, in my opinion, better than the chain foundation

maandag 30 september 2013

My mascots; Doodles and Crafts




The girl in blue is Doodles and the girl in red is Crafts
The doll they are holding is my live action crafters mascot

zondag 29 september 2013

Color change Tutorial

Find out how to change colors while crocheting here
It's a well explained tutorial and easy to follow

Lets begin

Hello everyone,,

I'm very excited about having this blog.
I'll mostly post things I made, patterns, and pictures that I like.
I really hope you will enjoy following me :)