Tag Archives: Knitting

  • Crochet Gauge: What is it and why is it so important?

    When I learned to crochet I came across a term that was mentioned in a lot of patterns, but which I mostly ignored: ‘gauge’. I had no idea what it was or why it mattered, so I didn’t bother with it. In hindsight maybe I should have! Now if you’re in the position I was …

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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/last-minute-christmas-gifts/; 8 free christmas patterns you can make within an hour! A christmas roundup on haakmaarraak.nl!

    Last minute christmas gifts

    I’ve been there. Scrambling for last-minute christmas gifts, and nothing seems right. Why not make your own gifts? These free crochet patterns are cute, budget-friendly and best of all, made in under 60 minutes! 1. Free christmas socks¬†by Le monde de Sucrette This lovely stocking pattern can also double as a cute ornament. I love …

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  • Functionally chunky

    * Just a tiny experiment, I’m going to make my blogs bilangual for a while and see if that works for me (and you)!* *Een klein experimentje, ik ga mijn blog een tijdje tweetalig maken. Kijken of dat fijn¬†werkt!*     I’ve got a little (big) something I want to show you. A few months …

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  • Pretty pins #3 Knitting goodness

      Time for a new edition of pretty pins! This time it will be revolving around knitting! I’ve been trying to learn this for ages now (constantly inspired by the lovely pictures on Pinterest) but I never seem to get past gartner stitch. My aim would be to knit the rainbow-hearted hot watter bottle (by …

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