• More info on the Hygge CAL

    Thank you all so much for your kind words and your support after announcing the Hygge CAL! It’s not even started yet, and it’s already one of my personal highlights of 2017. Your comments and appreciation are amazing an are worth every minute I poured into designing the CAL. I realise that with such a …

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  • 2016 crochet roundup: 9 of the prettiest crochet patterns made this year!

      Move over, 2016! 2017 is knocking on our doors and is promising lots of pretty projects, judging by the Pantone fashion color report for spring 2017 at least. But so many gorgeous projects have been cast off in 2016 too! I’ve listed my favourites in this crochet roundup for you:   1) Spanish Mandala by Lilla Bjorn Crochet …

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  • Ask me anything!

    Hi there! Every now and then I do a Facebook Live video. Just like I did today. Today’s video was one of the ‘ask me anything’ kind, where you can just ask me whatever you like. I combined it with a little goodiebag Show&Tell because I KNOW you’ll love it just as much as I …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/yarn-2-midnight-garden-is-out-now/; YARN 2, 'Midnight garden', is out now!

    YARN 2 ‘Midnight Garden’ is out now!

    Yay! I know many of you have been waiting (so have I!) on the new issue of the Scheepjes YARN Bookazine. The first issue was a huge success, not only because of the patterns but also because of the beautiful styling, photography and nifty features. And now the second issue, ‘Midnight garden’, is available. The …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/halloween-project-part-3-tadah/; The Halloween Mug cozy is supersimple to make! Check it out on Haakmaarraak.nl.

    Halloween project part 3: tadah!

    Ta-dah! Have a look at the finished Halloween Mug cozy! As there are elements on all sides of the cozy it’s hard to take a picture that shows it all. Hence, I took multiple! Ta-dah! Dit is hem dan, de Halloween mug cozy. Omdat er appliques aan alle kanten van de cozy zitten is het …

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  • haakmaarraak.nl/a-touch-of-granny; To celebrate National granny square day, here are 12 special or colourful crochet patterns for home and living, all made in, or possible in granny style!

    A touch of granny

    Today is National Granny square day! Do you know where the granny square originated? Well, me neither! The story about its origin is vague at best. Supposedly, they’re called Granny squares because back in the Victorian days, grannies would save scraps of yarn from old socks, leftover projects or unravelled fabric to make scrap squares. …

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