Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/?p=3638; The Charlie blanket is a fun twist on the traditional ripple blanket. Its ripples are made out of textured stitches and run vertically, giving the blanket a modern and crisp look. Grab your copy on haakmaarraak.nl!

    New crochet pattern: the Charlie blanket

    As you might know I’m participating in the new round of Design wars!  For those of you who are not familiar with Design wars, I’ll explain the ‘battle’. In a round of Design wars, two designers are challenged to come up with a design, featuring a certain theme or yarn. In this particular design, the Merino …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/new-crochet-pattern-rainbow-ripple-baby-blanket/; Rainbow ripple baby blanket, a colourful crochet pattern on haakmaarraak.nl!

    New crochet pattern: Rainbow Ripple baby blanket

    The rippling rainbow blanket is truly a play of colours! The ripples are soothing and relaxing to crochet, while the different colours provide the blanket with a big splash of colour. I chose to work this blanket with cotton, which has great stitch definition. This way, you can see the texture of the ripples even …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/?p=3638; The Charlie blanket is a fun twist on the traditional ripple blanket. Its ripples are made out of textured stitches and run vertically, giving the blanket a modern and crisp look. Grab your copy on haakmaarraak.nl!

    Merino soft: a yarn review

    As you might know, I’m one of the contestants for this week’s Design wars! For this challenge I have used a new yarn from Scheepjes called Merino Soft. A yarn I had seen and felt occasionally, but never really tried before! I picked 6 colours, which was a hard choice, considering that Merino Soft comes in 48 colours. …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/free-pattern-stonewashed-xl-granny-winter-shawl/; This Granny shawl is warm, snuggly and colourful! You can find the free pattern on haakmaarraak.nl.

    Quick and easy pattern: the stonewashed XL Granny winter shawl

    Way, way back, I started a simple granny shawl with a couple of Stonewashed XL skeins. I had a couple of skeins in various colours and I was in the mood for a quick and easy project. Nothing I should keep focussed on, because as you can see I started this on a day where chatting, crochet …

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