About haakmaarraak.nl

Who’s Kirsten?

That’s me! I’m a crochet designer of home decor and blankets with a preference for modern and colourful pieces. Together with my husband and cats I live in the Netherlands. Crocheting is something I learned in college, looking for something that was portable enough to take with me. My favourite projects are blankets and pillows, but I have also designed shawls, doilies, potholders, scarves and other colourful crochet items. Have a look at my portfolio and patterns (in the top menu) to see more!

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    Blogger & Designer


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.


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.

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 50.000 followers.

Other possibilities

If you’re looking for other ways to get involved, giveaways are also a possibility.  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 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. For each purchase you make through an affiliate link, I receive a small commission. 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. This means that I will sometimes blog about Scheepjes products and use Scheepjes yarns for my designs. All opinions provided in these and other posts are my own, and are not influenced by any of my sponsors.


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
VAT number: NL207144618B01

Post address:
Flemingweg 18s
2408 AV Alphen aan den Rijn

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