Sunday, April 14, 2019

Crochet pillows

As you might have read, I was crochetting a granny square blanket to match our blue couch. Well, that’s already quite some time ago and the project seemed to become endless, especially with the newborn on its way. So I decided to use the granny squares that I made to make some pillow cases. I’m also working on a storage bag for the newborns playpen using the same yarn and granny square type to match our babies playpen to the rest of our living room.

Only the front of the pillowcase is made out of granny squares. I sewed the pillow lease itself using a grey IKEA fleece plaid and I sewed the granny square piece on top. Luckily, our sweet cat is never to shy to help working on a nice and cosy crochet project :) I used a regular IKEA pillow as filling, which I actually also always use to stuff animals and other knit and crochet projects.

As the kids and the animals all plat around with our pillows, I noticed that the pillow case tended to open a bit and show the while stuffing. I closed it of with grey KAM snaps.

I made two of them now, ofcourse the second one also together with our cat:

Monday, April 01, 2019

Crochet toddler blanket

When visiting the US last year, I stashed up on Red Heart and Caron yarns to make presents for our kids. For the youngest I almost finished a crochet toddler blanket in white and hues of blue. To make it more interesting for our two year old, I added on an elephant face.

There was just one think that I didn’t quite realise... Hoe much time it would actually take me to weave in all of those ends... I’m almost finished now but at the start it really seemed endless. And after that, I just need to steamblock the blanket and add my designer label to it, and then my latest gift is finished!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Crochetting a stuffed animal on the go

During our drive back from Paris, I started crochetting a stuffed animal to decorate the playpen of our little one that is on the way (counting down... 10 weeks left :)). I want to make a colorful fantasy animal that in the same colors as our playpen storage bags which I’m making from granny squares. 

Monday, April 02, 2018

Growing granny square throw

My granny square throw is getting bigger and bigger! I’m at 1/3th of the planned size now (15 x 12 squares), but maybe I ll make the throw a little bigger. The squares are really nice to make, especially because they are small projects that you can take along when you travel of visit family. Joining the squares on the other hand is rather tideous and it takes much more time than I expected. But... I love the result! And I even bought some more of the same yarn to make 2 or 3 matching pillows. 

Crochet was something I only used to join the pieces of my knitting projects, but the more I m crochetting, the more I like it... Much more versatile than I thought ☺️ 

Happy knitting! (Or crochetting ☺️)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Granny square throw

Although I usually prefer knitting, I chose to crochet a granny square throw for once. I used a simple granny square pattern resembling the traditional granny square pattern, which is almost identical except for the openings in de corners. I’ve finished about 1/4th of the squares and crochet them together in one direction. The throw looks a little schrappy because I havent finished the seams that run in the other direction yet, but I wanted to show you this work in progress anyway :)

Happy knitting! And crochetting too :)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hat knitting

It has been quite a while, but I have recently picked up knitting again..: Now I’m using this nice and soft blue and gray wool/acrylic yarn mix to knit a simple rib stitch hat. Can’t wait to finish this tiny project ☺️

Monday, March 02, 2015

Raspberry stitch cardigan

A girl can never have enough cardigans, right? :) I just love knitting and wearing them... I bought some purple yarn about a month ago to make a simple cardigan... It's turning out well and it actually fit me the first time round. I guess I am getting better at this :p (and maybe a bit more patient too).

Sorry for the picture, the color is not at all what it looks like here, it's really vibrant purple. I'll take a better one when the sleeves are finished.

What also helped me a lot with this project is this great tutorial from Tasha at (

I'm going to use this method for all of my projects from now on! Works out very well.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Almost finished!

And it should be, because Autumn has really started over here right now. But it is nice to be indoors and knit a bit when the weather outside is cold and windy...

I sewed two buttons onto the neckwarmer. They are fake, because I forgot the buttons holes. But it's not really a problem because the neck warmer is big enough to fit over nu head with ease. I steam blocked the brim. When it's completely dry I'll post a picture of the neck warmer 'in action' :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Still working on that neckwarmer

I finished the knitting part. Well, i had to because i ran out of yarn :) So now i only have to weave in the ends and sew on some buttons. I added some extra length at the bottom of the neckwarmer to tugg into my coat.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Oversized cardigan

Knitting the front panels of my oversized cardigan. I want to have drop shoulder sleeves. I think it looks good with the slightly baggy look, and it is easy to knit... Eventhough the double seed stitch is time consuming, I really like the relief of the pattern. So far, so good! Happy knitting!