zaterdag 27 oktober 2018

V-I-D Very Important Dog !

Hi everyone !

Besides VIP's there are lots of VID's ! Meaning Very Important Dogs !

The dog in the picture below for example, will bring you all the tissues you need, 
when feeling sad or when suffering a cold or a flu. 

All it asks in return is a cuddle !

The dog works up quickly by crocheting it with 2 strands of yarn, held together. 
This will give a nice, thick and soft fabric to cover the package of tissues 
and for countless hours of cuddling ! 

If not using as a tissue holder, the dog will be a furry rag doll friend for the little ones in your life. 
Stylecraft Special DK was used to create the tissue holder in the pictures. Wool or cotton yarn will be suitable too for this pattern. 
Finished size will be approx. (l x h x w) 17.3” x 7.5” x 11” (44 x 19 x 28 cm)
Most parts of this dog will be worked in continuous rounds. Only the tail will be worked in rows. There will be an opening at the top to insert the tissues and a button closure.

The pattern is available in English (US terms) and Dutch (Nederlands),
in my shops at 

RAVELRY         and         ETSY

You can find more pictures and info about the crochet pattern in the links above. 

Thanks for reading !

Wishing you all a nice weekend, full of crochet goodness !

XOXO Marjan. 

woensdag 26 september 2018

Vintage vehicles obsession

Hi everyone !

I'm sure you know about my love, or maybe call it obsession, 
for certain kind of vintage vehicles.

Ever since I lost my old classic Beetle and Bus, 
I tend to keep my dream alive through crocheting them.

Over the past few months I learned how to do tapestry crochet and I totally love it !
I couldn't resist creating a BEETLE and a BUS using that technique.

They turned out to be pillow covers and now they popped up everywhere around the house. 

Aren't they just lovely, sitting in my mother-in-law's old rocking chair ?
Even the back side of the pillow covers look attractive in their checkered design in matching colors. 

Both crochet patterns are now available in my shops at 

RAVELRY         and         ETSY

and have written instructions (English, US terms) as well as color charts included. 

So, if you happen to be a crocheting BEETLE or BUS enthousiast like I am, 
go take a look in my shops to see more pictures and info about these 2 brand new crochet patterns ! 

XXX Marjan. 

woensdag 1 augustus 2018

Baby Olifantje In Het Nederlands !

Tadaa !

Zoals de titel al zegt, het patroon voor deze baby olifant is er nu ook in het Nederlands !

Het patroon was er al in het Engels (US terms) en Frans en op veler verzoek nu in het Nederlands. 

De olifant op de foto is gehaakt van Saskia garen met haaknaald 3,5 en is ongeveer 20 cm hoog in zittende positie. Er is een stuk chenilledraad (pijpenrager) aan de slurf toegevoegd, zodat deze beweegbaar is. 
Hiermee is dit olifantje een erg leuke knuffel voor urenlang speelplezier !

De Nederlandse versie van het patroon is te vinden in mijn shops bij

ETSY     en     RAVELRY

De andere talen zijn uiteraard ook te vinden in mijn shops op RAVELRY en ETSY !

Alle patronen in mijn shops zijn er standaard in het Engels, maar vele zijn ook beschikbaar in Frans, Duits en / of Nederlands. 

Zo, nu snel weer verder met een nieuw project en natuurlijk zal ik op aanvraag patronen blijven vertalen !

Een fijne dag ! Marjan XXX

zondag 22 juli 2018

Another Yin Yang Project !

Hi everyone !

It might be way too hot to do anything outside this year's summer.

But no matter the weather, 
I think crocheters and knitters are always looking for new projects.

So here is one ! Just released, a Yin Yang Purse Crochet Pattern.

For all the Yin Yang lovers out there.

The Yin Yang circle center is made using tapestry crochet technique, 
all other parts are made using regular crochet techniques, like working in rows
and working in continuous rounds.

The strap was made by crocheting around a curb chain, 
but you can attach any (ready made) strap or handles you wish. 

More pictures and info about the crochet pattern can be found here:

ETSY            RAVELRY

Thanks for reading !
Wishing you all a happy Sunday, or a nice summer vacation !  

Marjan. XOXO.

maandag 18 juni 2018

Be the Yin to my Yang

Off course, my hubby will be the Yin to my Yang !

But that has nothing to do with today's blog post. :-D

I just want to show you my brand new crochet pattern !

I have always loved Yin Yang -ie stuff.

I love the straight forward shapes, their symmetrie, but also the philosophy behind it; 

Black and white, negative and positive, each other's opposites, heavy and light, and so on.

And I just felt I needed to create something Yin Yang -ie. :-D

So here it is, a Yin Yang Pillow Cover !

I have been working on this design for ages, it was a huge (personal) challenge and I had several moments where I just wanted to give up.  I'm glad I didn't, I just love the end result !

It looks wonderful, just sitting in my rattan garden chair. 

The pillow cover in the pictures was made using Stylecraft Special DK (acrylic yarn) and crochet hook E (3,5 mm). Finished size will be approx. 16.5" x 16.5" (42 x 42 cm), suitable for a slightly smaller pillow insert. (for example 15.75" x 15.75" (40 x 40 cm)

The crochet pattern for this pillow cover is now available in my shops at 

RAVELRY           and           ETSY

Click the links above to see more pictures and info about the crochet pattern. 

Wishing you a nice day, start of the week !

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog. :-)

XXX Marjan.

Just adding a few new pictures, these look much more natural, don't you think so too ?

dinsdag 17 april 2018

Translating Crochet Patterns

Hi everyone, 

Whenever I'm working on a new design which is making just slow progress, I need to give my mind a break from time to time.

Off course I can (and will !) go for a walk or do some shopping, I also like to work on translations.
I have always loved my language classes back at school and am happy that they turned out useful now, hehe ! :-D

So, I'm happy to let you know, the following patterns have recently been updated with versions in Dutch and / or German.


You can find all available languages in my shops at 

RAVELRY      and       ETSY

Oh, and by the way, some of my patterns are even available in French ! 
I cannot do this myself though unfortunately; my dear crocheting friend Gaelle in France does this for me occasionally ! I'm so happy to have her as a translator !

Well, I will keep on adding versions in different languages, for as much as I can, especially while being a little stuck on a new crochet pattern design !

Thanks for reading, and see you soon again ! 

XOXO Marjan. 

vrijdag 23 maart 2018

Granny Squares and Polka Dots !

Hi !

I know everyone might be working on Easter projects at the moment, 
but have you also noticed Granny Squares and Polka Dots getting back in style ?!

That's so great, I have always just loved those !

You can mix and match just any colors you like, 
and use up all your scraps of yarn in Granny and Dotty projects.

I always love to crochet useful items such as tea cosies or hot water bottle covers
they just look lovely in crochet.
And in bright, bold colors they will bring some happiness into your home !

Maybe you became just as excited as I am about Granny Squares and Polka Dots and would like some more info about the patterns or just see some more pictures.

You can visit my shops here:

 ETSY                      RAVELRY

The pictures shown here are just 2 examples made using Granny Squares and Polka Dots, but on the world wide web you can find lots and lots of crochet projects that will feed your inspiration !

Thanks for visiting my blog, and a Happy Easter ! 

XOXO Marjan.