Author Archives: Kirsten Ballering

  • A new Origami Blanket version: Rainbow Origami Blanket

    When the Metropolis mini colour pack was released, I was in the middle of creating my Origami Blanket. And what do you do, when a yummy pack of colours comes along like that? You make rainbows! The tricky part was getting the colours right. My original Origami Blanket was made to suit multiples of three rows, …

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  • Crochet Gauge: What is it and why is it so important?

    When I learned to crochet I came across a term that was mentioned in a lot of patterns, but which I mostly ignored: ‘gauge’. I had no idea what it was or why it mattered, so I didn’t bother with it. In hindsight maybe I should have! Now if you’re in the position I was …

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  • Free crochet pattern: Sunburst Mandala

    Today I can show you something that I’ve squirrelled away on in secret: The mandala I designed for Simy’s Year of Mandalas! And as somebody who seldom designs mandalas, that was quite challenging. But I think I’ve got the gist of the sketch! If you’re not familiar with Simy’s Year of Mandalas, you can read more …

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  • The start of the Origami blanket MAL!

    Zoek je de Nederlandse tekst? Klik hier! Welcome to the Origami blanket MAL! Today we’re getting started, I hope you’re just as excited as I am! First things first: the patterns are now live. You can find them here: English pattern        Nederlands patroon         The MAL is running in my …

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  • Free crochet pattern: Origami blanket

    The pattern for the Origami Blanket is also available as a print friendly, styled and advertisement free PDF in the Haak Maar Raak shop. The Origami Blanket brings your favourite colour combinations to life! The two-toned squares are arranged in such a way that a beautiful and vivid gradient becomes visible over time. The resulting …

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  • Origami Blanket MAL – General information

    Welcome to the Origami Blanket Crochet Make-A-Long! In the coming weeks we’ll create a stunning gradient blanket together. You can join in at any time you like, and the pattern will remain available long after the MAL as well. For your convenience, I put all the relevant information together in this post. Keep on reading! …

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