About haakmaarraak.nl

Who’s Kirsten?

That’s me! I’m the one that runs this blog. A happy crocheter, and a very enthusiastic but not quite skilled knitter. I live together with my partner in crime, my cats and yarn collection in an apartment in the busy part of town. I started crocheting in college, looking for something which was portable enough for college halls. After 3 weeks of fighting the needle it all ‘clicked’ and I have not stopped making since. My favourite projects are large blankets, but I’m also madly in love with shawls, doilies, potholders, pillows, scarves, the occasional amigurumi and other colourful crochet. You can wake me up in the middle of the night for a cup of Chai tea latte and a good horror movie. But I also like sleeping. So if you find me sleeping, only wake me if if you have plans regarding the aforementioned.

The faces

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    Blogger & Designer

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    Tech support


If you’re interested in advertising on haakmaarraak.nl, there are currently two options available (please note, all ads run for 30 days). Ads are placed in the Sponsorbar, the top of the right sidebar on the blog- and postpages.


The premium ad is positioned at the top of the sponsor bar, and measures 280 by 280 pixels square. Only one premium ad is placed each month. A premium ad is available for $25.00.


The regular ads are placed in the sponsor bar, and measure 280 pixels in width and 140 pixels in height. Up to 6 regular ads per month are available. Regular ads are available for $15.00.

If you’re interested in placing an ad, please contact me through e-mail. Only ads that are static (no moving images) are accepted. If you need me to design an ad for you, I’d be happy to do that for you.

haakmaarraak.nl has an international mainly female audience from all ages, with a main interest in crochet and yarn-related crafts. As of januari 2017, average views are 50.000-60.000 each month with an average of 1800-2200 views each day.  Posts have build up a following through social media (Instagram, Facebook, Feedly/Bloglovin’, Pinterest and Twitter) and e-mail newsletter of approximately 28.000 followers.

Other possibilities

If you’re looking for other ways to get involved, giveaways or reviews are also a possibility. Giveaways tend to generate a lot of traffic! I’d be happy to look into the possibilities with you. Reviews are a great way to get noticed as well. Please note that I only will do reviews about products that I’m happy with myself.


I am currently a member of several affiliate programs, including the affiliate program for Deramores, Woolwarehouse, Amazon and Bol.com. Affiliate links do not influence the price of a product in any way, so by purchasing through an affiliate link you will not pay more for a product. Rather it means that a small part of the revenue is directed towards the affiliate (in this case, me!). You’re helping me to keep my blog running and to design new patterns, so thank you!

I am also a proud member of the Scheepjes Bloggers group! Scheepjes is a Dutch yarn company, you might know them from their awesome Stonewashed yarn. This means that sometimes I will blog about Scheepjes products and use Scheepjes yarns for my designs. I hope I don’t have to say it but I will do so anyway: all opinions provided in these posts, and elsewhere on the site are my own!


All patterns are for unlimited personal use. Do not reproduce or sell (parts of) the patterns. Patterns may not be copied in any way (print or digitally), in part or in full, except for personal reference. Items may be sold that are made from this pattern as long as the designer is credited. Shop owners, if you wish to make a kit with yarn using this pattern, please request permission and copyright details from the designer before offering any kits for sale. For questions, please contact me at kirsten@haakmaarraak.nl.

Technical stuff

KvK: 66360889
BTW (VAT) number: NL207144618B01
Any postcards you want to mail me can be sent to:
Henry Dunantweg 40a
2402 NR Alphen aan den Rijn

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