• http://haakmaarraak.nl/6-dreamcatchers-youve-got-to-try/; There are some gorgeous designs in here!

    6 dreamcatchers you’ve got to see (or make yourself!)

    I always have had a weak spot for dreamcatchers. They seem to possess a sense of mystery, a boho vibe, maybe even a memory of my childhood that draws me near. As a child I always had one (or multiple) dreamcatchers in my room, you see. Now I’m all grown up (haha, who am I …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/yarn-a-new-crochet-and-knittingmagazine/; YARN, the new crochet- and knitting magazine from Scheepjes has now hit the shelves! The first edition is the 'Sea issue'. #Scheepjes #YARN

    YARN, a new crochet,- and knitting- and textile crafts magazine!

    When I saw the preview of this magazine last bloggersweekend, I was blown away. The photography, the patterns, the styling, it all fits together. YARN is the new bookazine from Scheepjes: A biannual collectible with beautiful knit-, crochet- and more craft patterns, informative articles (about, you could have guessed, al types of yarn) and more. …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/whats-inspiring-you/; What's inspiring you today?

    What’s inspiring you?

    When I went to the market today, I spotted the most gorgeous tulips… And I let them inspire me. So today is a swatching day! I’ve picked these shades of Scheepjes Alpaca Rhythm to see if I can make a swatch for a project that’s been in my head for quite some time. I’m not …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/last-dance-on-the-beach-in-memory-of-wink/; The official Scheepjes CAL, 'dance on the beach' has been announced. In memory of Wink, her fellow bloggers and friends have created a blanket, based on her initial designs. The kits will be available in Merino soft and Colour Crafter, and will include a special tribute label.

    Last dance on the beach – in memory of Wink

    Today is a day of mixed emotions. As you might know, last year my friend Wink from A creative Being sadly passed away after a long battle with depression. During her final weeks she was working on a design for a new Scheepjes CAL.  She never got to finished it, but the basics were there. After …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/free-pattern-stonewashed-xl-granny-winter-shawl/; This Granny shawl is warm, snuggly and colourful! You can find the free pattern on haakmaarraak.nl.

    Quick and easy pattern: the stonewashed XL Granny winter shawl

    Way, way back, I started a simple granny shawl with a couple of Stonewashed XL skeins. I had a couple of skeins in various colours and I was in the mood for a quick and easy project. Nothing I should keep focussed on, because as you can see I started this on a day where chatting, crochet …

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  • http://haakmaarraak.nl/free-crochet-patterns-of-2015/; So many patterns, so little time! This roundup features all the free patterns that have been published on haakmaarraak.nl in 2015. Happy crocheting!

    Free crochet patterns of 2015!

    We’re at the end of another year. And time has gone by so quickly this year. Full time job, crocheting, a couple of Etsy stores and of course a personal live do that to you, I guess. It’s been a year full of emotions, excitement, frustration, happiness and lots of other things. But in general I’ve …

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