Author Archives: Kirsten Ballering

  • Happy mail day: Furry Tales!

    Welcome back! I hope the holidays of 2019 have been kind to you, and that 2020 has many great things in store for you! My holidays were calm, and I’ve had plenty of time to sit and more or less plan the coming year for Haak Maar Raak. I can’t wait to show you some …

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  • The history of Granny Squares (and 9 free Granny Square patterns)

    If there’s one pattern all crocheters know by heart, it’s the humble Granny Square. For most of us, it’s the first pattern we learn to crochet right after we learn how to make chains, single and double crochets. And rightfully so, as it’s one of those patterns that hits close to home. I’m sure every …

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  • Free crochet pattern: Ice Pop Christmas Trees

    Zoek je het Nederlandse patroon? Klik hier! The Ice Pop Christmas Tree is a perfect last-minute Christmas project. They might be small in stature, but big in impact! The colourful Christmas Trees are made of yarn scraps and make a festive decoration for your dinner- or holiday table. The pattern for the Ice Pop Christmas …

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  • De ‘Aan de Haak’ Dekenspecial en een winactie!

    This blogpost is about the Dutch crochet magazine ‘Aan de Haak’, and is thus written in Dutch. Vandaag heb ik iets speciaals met jullie te delen. Twee van mijn patronen zijn namelijk opgenomen in de nieuwe ‘Aan de Haak’ Dekenspecial! Aan de Haak Ken je Aan de Haak al? De naam verklapt het waarschijnlijk al: …

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  • Namaste Maker’s Train case: A review

    Sometimes you just stumble upon the right product. I haven’t had the chance for a little getaway over the summer, so my husband and me were planning on taking a little vacation in September. One of my major fusses on holiday is how to take a project with me. I don’t want to take too …

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  • A Rainbow Holly Garland update!

    Dare I say it: Christmas is coming! The time of dark, candlelit nights, the smell of baked apple and cinnamon, board games and a glass of your favourite drink. Holiday decorations are put up in the house, and you’re already thinking of the special baubles you can unwrap once your Christmas tree is set up. …

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