• https://haakmaarraak.nl/wonderful-mail/; Don't you just love my Shawl of secrets?

    Wonderful mail

    Hi guys! Today I want to share with you a lovely parcel that I received some weeks ago. Happy mail day! I received this lovely present from Amanda from The Calm Nook crafts, so sweet! It didn’t come out of the blue, it has a bit of a backstory. You see, I had been eying …

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  • Whirl: A colourful dillemma

    Ok, I’m in trouble now! I have more than enough yarn to crochet until the end of my days. But, Scheepjes has just released 5 new colours of their Whirl yarn… And of course I need to have one (or more)!   I’m having a hard time choosing. On the one hand I love the …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-pattern-beaded-bridal-shawl; The beaded bridal shawl is perfect as a wedding shawl! Find the free crochet pattern on www.haakmaarraak.nl

    Ta-dah: My beaded bridal shawl

    TA-DAH!! Photo made by Sanne Popijus I can’t describe how immensely happy I am with this shawl! After blocking it turned out just great. A great drape, a perfect size (150 by 51cm) and a nice feel to it. The beads add a bit of weight (well, a bit, I believe it was 200g of beads!) to …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/a-new-yarn-book-a-zine-tropical/; YARN 3, the Tropical issue is the new issue of the YARN Bookazine by Scheepjes.

    A new YARN book-a-zine: Tropical

    Hi guys! Great news: the new YARN book-a-zine is out now. I’ve teased you with the theme already… it’s ‘Tropical’! As you would expect from a tropical issue, this one is filled to the brim with bold colours. I’ve seen loads of yellows and greens, and some really surprising colour combinations too. I’ve got some …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/book-review-bold-baby-crochet-giveaway/; These are projects from the new book 'Bold Baby Crochet' by Dedri Uys and friends.

    Book review: Bold Baby Crochet + giveaway (Closed)

    Hi guys! I’ve got a piece of sweet news! Soon a  new crochet book will be launched. I had to sit on this piece of news for quite some time. Last year, Dedri from Look at what I made asked me if I wanted to design a few items to be included in her new book. Of …

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  • Featured designer: Berniolie (Bernadette Ambergen)

    Good morning! Spring has finally arrived here, and the sunny days are slowly getting warmer and more plentiful. With that comes my yearly yearning for shawls, to wear when I leave my coat at home or on colder evenings. And to inspire you (and me!) I’m sharing some delightful shawls with you today. Bernadette Ambergen …

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