Author Archives: Kirsten Ballering

  • Need for colour

    I’m feeling the need for colour again. The past weeks have been grey, as Summer has faded and Autumn came swooshing in. I can tell. Not just by the weather, but also by my cats who are lounging in the windowsill rather than spending their days outside. This board with Catona samples is right by …

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  • Free crochet pattern: Little Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket

    The Little Larksfoot Rainbow blanket is the little sister of the Big Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket. Made with Scheepjes Stone Washed, it’s a happy-go-lucky rainbow blanket in a rhythmical stitch pattern. Measuring 120 x 95cm (47.25 x 37.5in) it’s perfectly suitable as crib or baby blanket. Dutch Translation: Zoek je de Nederlandse vertaling? Klik hier! The …

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  • Free crochet pattern: The Big Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket

    Big, bigger, biggest! The Big Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket means business: this blanket measures 180 x 205cm (71 x 81in): perfect to wrap around yourself once (or twice), or to huddle under together! The Larksfoot stitches are made with Scheepjes River Washed, resulting in a distinctively toned-down rainbow blanket. And if the Big Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket …

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  • Ta-dah: The Larksfoot Rainbow Blankets

    The Larksfoot Rainbow blanket has been long in the making! I’ve started my big Larksfoot blanket while I was on tour in South Africa, since I just couldn’t resist the rainbow of colours that came rolling out of my closet when packing. I’ve been working on and off on it. Sometimes being put aside in …

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  • YARN 8 ‘Tearoom’, my cup of tea!

    So you might have noticed that Scheepjes has released a new YARN bookazine. That, and the new Scheepjes CAL are all that’s talked about the past weeks! I’ve got my copy of YARN 8 in the mail, and as always the bookazines are such a joy to flick through. Have you put your kettle on …

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  • 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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