• 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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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/product/rainbow-wave-set/; The Rainbow wave set makes for colourful and modern home decor. The Rainbow wave set consists of a pillow and a blanket!

    new crochet pattern: Rainbow wave set

    Good morning! Today is a happy day! I’ve been working really hard on this set. You might have seen a sneakpeek on Instagram already, and now it’s finally time to release my newest patterns. I proudly present: The Rainbow wave set.   Rainbow wave pillow Are you looking to add a splash of colour to …

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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

    Free crochet pattern: Beaded bridal shawl

    Are you looking for the Dutch (Nederlandse) pattern? Click here! The pattern for the Beaded bridal shawl is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF in the Haakmaarraak shop. As promised, here’s the free pattern for the Beaded Bridal shawl. This shawl holds a special meaning to me, as I wore it on my own wedding. …

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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/wedding-shawl-a-work-in-progress/; The beginnings of a bridal project on haakmaarraak.nl!

    Wedding shawl: a work in progress

    Good morning! Last week I showed you the start of my wedding shawl, with the tiny beads. Remember that I wrote that all I had to go by was a swatch? It was exciting and a bit terrifying to start ‘the real deal’, considering this Alpaca doesn’t lend itself to frogging very well and the …

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