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    Ask me anything!

    Hi there! Every now and then I do a Facebook Live video. Just like I did today. Today’s video was one of the ‘ask me anything’ kind, where you can just ask me whatever you like. I combined it with a little goodiebag Show&Tell because I KNOW you’ll love it just as much as I …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/yarn-2-midnight-garden-is-out-now/; YARN 2, 'Midnight garden', is out now!

    YARN 2 ‘Midnight Garden’ is out now!

    Yay! I know many of you have been waiting (so have I!) on the new issue of the Scheepjes YARN Bookazine. The first issue was a huge success, not only because of the patterns but also because of the beautiful styling, photography and nifty features. And now the second issue, ‘Midnight garden’, is available. The …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/halloween-project-part-3-tadah/; The Halloween Mug cozy is supersimple to make! Check it out on Haakmaarraak.nl.

    Halloween mug cozy part 4: The pattern

    Zoek je het Nederlandse patroon? Klik hier! And as the final part in this quick project, here’s the free crochet pattern for the Halloween mug cozy! Materials Yarn: I’ve used two different Scheepjes yarns, Scheepjes Bonbon and Scheepjes Cotton 8. Both are 100% cotton and therefore suitable for washing, in case your mug cozy gets …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/halloween-project-part-3-tadah/; The Halloween Mug cozy is supersimple to make! Check it out on Haakmaarraak.nl.

    Halloween project part 3: tadah!

    Ta-dah! Have a look at the finished Halloween Mug cozy! As there are elements on all sides of the cozy it’s hard to take a picture that shows it all. Hence, I took multiple! Ta-dah! Dit is hem dan, de Halloween mug cozy. Omdat er appliques aan alle kanten van de cozy zitten is het …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/halloween-project-part-3-tadah/; The Halloween Mug cozy is supersimple to make! Check it out on Haakmaarraak.nl.

    Halloween project part 2 : WIP

    As promised yesterday I would reveal a bit more about my secret Halloween project! I’ve made all the separate components. I’ve told you the theme was Halloween, and that Scheepjes Scheepjes Bonbon was perfect for small appliques. Well, you pieced the two clues together (although I did not include a Hulk in this scenario). It’s …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/new-project-in-the-making/; There's a new Halloween project on my hook!

    New project in the making

    Hi there! I know, It’s been a while! I’ve been busy with numerous projects, and I’m having a hard time to keep my mouth shut but I don’t have to wait much longer! But in the meantime, let me show you the yarns I’m using for my current project. This project will be revealed in …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-ombre-coasters-and-a-giveaway/; New free crochet pattern: Ombre coasters! Find the pattern on haakmaarraak.nl

    Winner of the Ombre coasters giveaway

    Thank you for your amazing responses! I’m glad you like the pattern. However, only one can win! The winner of this giveaway is: Diana Priebe Diana said: ‘Love your clean crisp patterns and choice of color and yarn. I would love to make this for my only daughter in law. We have repaired a fractured …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-ombre-coasters-and-a-giveaway/; New free crochet pattern: Ombre coasters! Find the pattern on haakmaarraak.nl

    Free crochet pattern: Ombre coasters and a giveaway!

    I would like to introduce to you: the Ombre coasters! The coasters are simple and quick to make. With 15 minutes you can have your first one ready (Early christmas gifts, anyone?). The pattern features dropped stitches. They add a bit of texture, but aren’t too raised above the coaster itself. Which is nice, because …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/product/marlize-blanket/; The Marlize Blanket uses raised stitches to create an intricate pattern, the easy way! The pattern is suitable for beginners that are looking for a challenge, and is written in US and NL crochet terms.

    New crochet pattern: Marlize Blanket

    I’ve been working on this pattern for a while now and it’s finally ready! Meet: Marlize blanket. Ever since I made the Charlie blanket, I wanted to make a ‘sister blanket’ with pinks and yellow colours. I’ve been toying with various raised patterns for a while, and in the end this was the winner! The …

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  • haakmaarraak.nl/a-touch-of-granny; To celebrate National granny square day, here are 12 special or colourful crochet patterns for home and living, all made in, or possible in granny style!

    A touch of granny

    Today is National Granny square day! Do you know where the granny square originated? Well, me neither! The story about its origin is vague at best. Supposedly, they’re called Granny squares because back in the Victorian days, grannies would save scraps of yarn from old socks, leftover projects or unravelled fabric to make scrap squares. …

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