• https://haakmaarraak.nl/ombre-5-shades-of-happy/; You can't beat a beautiful ombre! Find more inspiration on haakmaarraak.nl!

    Ombre: 5 shades of happy!

    “Ombre: having colours or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark.” – Merriam-Webster dictionary. Ever since ombre became a thing, I’m obsessed with it. The word originates from the Latin word ‘Umbra’, which means shadow. While you can take that very literal in terms …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/yarn-blog-hop-its-time-for-christmas-cuddles/; aren't these Christmas Cuddles the cutest? They're published in YARN bookazine 6 FOLK!

    YARN Blog Hop: It’s time for Christmas Cuddles!

    It’s a happy day when my copy of YARN pops through the mailbox. Scheepjes has just released their YARN bookazine FOLK, the 6th issue thus far. The theme of this issue is FOLK, and the bookazine is a riot of whimsical, colourful and unique designs! To show you all the ins and outs of the …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/peak-along-with-me-in-the-new-yarn-bookazine-6-folk/; The new Scheepjes YARN 6 bookazine FOLK has been released, and it's the best one yet! Care to sneak-peek along with me?

    Peek along with me in the new YARN Bookazine 6 FOLK!

    YARN bookazine 6 FOLK It’s that time of the year again where you get all giddy about Autumn and Winter and Cold and Christmas. For a while I’ve been working with Scheepjes on the new issue of the YARN bookazine and this afternoon it was finally ready: YARN 6 hit the stores! The theme of …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/needlecrafter-in-the-making/; Embroidery might be my next favourite pasttime! Check out my progress on http://haakmaarraak.nl #Embroidery #Needlecraft

    Needlecrafter in the making?

    Last time I showed you the start of my Needlecrafting journey. I’ve actually started embroidering now and let me tell you: just because you can crochet, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good at embroidery too, haha! Of course, I’ve done the Hygge CAL and the cross stitch on the shawl went perfectly fine. This however, is …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/product/flower-showers-blanket/; The flower showers blanket is perfect for everybody who loves a cheerful and creative project! You can find the pattern on https://haakmaarraak.nl.

    New crochet pattern: The Flower Shower blanket!

    It’s finished! This crochet blanket has been a labour of love! Those of you who follow me on Instagram might have already read the story of this blanket. Or rather, the story of how I almost got detained at a UAE Airport over a blanket. Sit down for #storytime! I started working on this blanket …

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  • https://haakmaarraak.nl/book-review-granny-square-flair-by-shelley-husband-and-a-giveaway/; Book review: Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband from Spincushions

    Book review: Granny Square Flair by Shelley Husband and a Giveaway!

    I think we’ve all started with, or made a granny square early on in our crochet journey. My second project was actually a big granny square blanket. And although the square seems simple, the variations are endless. Shelley Husband from Spincushions thought so too, and she created over 50 patterns and projects, all based on …

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