• Hygge CAL week 14 – Lining

    Are you ready for the final part of the Hygge CAL? Last week you finished your beautiful shawl! I hope you are as happy with the shawl as I am. For the finishing touch we’re going to line the shawl. Not only does it provide some extra weight and hides the embroidery ends, but it also helps …

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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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  • Hygge CAL week 13 – the border

      Guys, we’re nearly finished! The main part of the shawl has now been done. All that’s left to do is finish it with a pretty border, and finally line it! More on the lining next week, this week is all about the border. Jongens, we zijn er bijna! Het grootste gedeelte van de stola …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/how-to-block-your-crochet-or-knitted-items/; Does blocking feel like a mystery to you? It doesn't have to be! With just a few simple ingredients you can help your handmade project from done to finished. Read all about the techniques and misconceptions surrounding blocking on haakmaarraak.nl.

    How to block your handmade items

    Now we’re nearing the end of the Hygge CAL and blocking it is right around the corner, it seemed only appropriate to provide more information on this subject. To that end, I’ve written a complete article including misconceptions about blocking, tutorials and how to care for blocked items. You can find the guide here. I …

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  • Hygge CAL week 12

    Are you ready for the final piece of the main body of the shawl? This week it’s bobbles again! The pattern is not the same as week 1. Instead, they have been grouped in pairs. I think the ‘almost but not complete’ symmetry looks quite nice! Ben je klaar voor het laatste stuk van de lengte …

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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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