Author Archives: Kirsten Ballering

  • 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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  • Ta-dah: This is the Origami Blanket!

    Inspiration Ideas don’t always form overnight. For me, they often start in the form of an impression. I can tell something vague is cooking in my mind’s eye, and I sometimes catch a glimpse of it. It’s like an idea forms in a second and then fades away really quick again. It happens especially when …

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