donderdag 12 november 2015

Time to start Christmas crochet !

Hi everyone !

Wow, doesen't time fly ! 
We are less then 2 months away from Christmas !

So to get you in an early Christmas mood I'm showing you my new Snowman !

This snowman is about 14" (35 cm) tall and worked up using Stylecraft Special DK and hook size E (3.5 mm)

The snowman has an asymmetrical shaped body which gives him his whimsical appearance. 

You can find more pictures and info about the pattern here:

Thanks for reading !
Happy Christmas crocheting !

XXX Marjan.

zondag 18 oktober 2015

Autumn is really here

Hi everyone !

It's been a little while since I posted here on my blog.
I had a lovely summer vacation and after that life was right back to busy busy busy !

I was fortunate enough though to work on some new crochet patterns.

These 2 Halloween themed items for example.

A pumpkin teacosy crochet pattern, including the big fat spider !

And for Halloween a black cat is some kind of a must - have, don't you think ?

If you wish to see more pictures and read more info about the patterns, visit my shop at

Thanks for reading and Happy Halloween for those that celebrate !

Hope to back soon with more news. :-)

XXX Marjan.

woensdag 12 augustus 2015

No Prince Charming ?

Hi everyone !

Just a quick blog post to let you all know crochet pattern Jimmy the Frog has been refreshed and updated. :-)

Jimmy was very happy to model for some new pictures again.

  1. Look at him ! 
  2. He might not be Prince Charming but he's a real cutie anyway, hehe ! 

You can find all details and more pictures of this crochet pattern in my shops at

And did you know you can download all patterns immediately after purchase on all 3 sites ? 
Isn't that a bonus ! 

Thanks for reading ! XXX


donderdag 23 juli 2015

Creepy Crawly Already ?

Hi everyone !

Doesen't time fly ? It's almost been a month when I last posted here. :-)

I know lots of you are in the midst of your summer vacation 
and I hope you are enjoy-ing your free time !

I have to work some more weeks until it's my turn for the summer vacation.
I'll try to be patient, hehe. :-)

For now let me show you my new crochet pattern.

Might be a bit early, but yes, it's for Halloween !

It's a pumpkin tea cosy, with a big fat spider on top of it !

Off course you can leave the spider off and it will be a lovely Autumn tea cosy.

The pattern contains instructions for the entire tea cosy as shown on pictures, 
so the spider is also included.

You can find more pictures and info about this crochet pattern in my shops at 

Thanks for reading !

Marjan. XXX

zondag 28 juni 2015

Vroom vrooom, here comes the woolly Beetle !

Vroom vrooom, here comes the woolly Beetle !

A new addition to my Volkswagen inspired crochet patterns.

I have been wanting to make one for ages and I finally did. 

I have worked on and off on this design for a long time and I can now show you all the result.

The Beetle in the picture was made using Schachenmayr SMC Bravo, which is a German brand yarn.
It is similar to Stylecrafts Special DK and Hobby Lobby I love this yarn.
I crocheted it with a 3.5 mm (E) hook. 

The Beetle is made in amigurumi style and the pattern is filled with detailed pictures.

You can find more pictures and info about the pattern in my shops at

On all 3 sites the pattern is available as an instand download after received payment so you can get started right away if you wish to. :-)

And less but not least important, the pattern is available in English (US terms)
and Dutch ! 
(het patroon is ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar !)

Thank you for reading ! Wishing you all a nice Sunday ! 

donderdag 21 mei 2015

Nederlandse versie VW kampeerbusje tissue box hoes

Hallo allemaal !

Via deze weg wil ik jullie even laten weten dat de Volkswagen bus tissue box hoes nu ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar is !

Wil je deze gaan maken, en heb je moeite met Engelstalige patronen, 
kijk dan in mijn shop op ETSY

Want daar staat de Nederlandse versie bij de instant downloads.
Na aankoop van het haakpatroon kun je dus meteen aan de slag. :-)

Bedankt voor het lezen !

Groetjes en liefs, Marjan. 

zondag 17 mei 2015

Happy Camper !

Hi all !

Everyone loves those old Volkswagen Vans, right ?

I certainly do and the very first VW bus (you know, the one with the split front window)
has inspired me to make this : 

A Camper Van Tissue Box Cover ! 

The one in the pictures is made using Stylecraft Special DK yarn, which is similar to SMC Bravo or, for US crocheters, Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn (sport weight)

The pattern has been tested and is now available in my shops at :


You will find more pictures and info about the pattern in my shops. 

Wouldn't this be a fun project for all VW fans out there ! :-)

Thanks for reading. 

Hugs, Marjan. 

zondag 3 mei 2015

Hello again !

Hi again, to all !

It's been a little while since I posted, isn't it ? :-D

I've been busy again, mostly with work in my day time job at the flower shop.
Ever since Spring came it's been crazy at the shop, and now, a week before Mother's Day it will continue to stay that way !

Beacuse of that, I wasn't able to post here and show you my next new crochet pattern. :-)
Well now, here it is ! 

How do you like my design of a hot dog ??? 
I hope you love it as much as I do, hehe !

The dog and the hot dog bun are 2 separate parts, the bun can be attached to the dog using 2 straps and a snap button.
The fun thing is, the pattern is so easy ! 
Only basic single crochet stitches are used and there will be no difficult shaping stuff to do. :-) 

You can find more pictures and info about the pattern in my shops at :


Thanks for reading !

Wishing you all a nice remaining Sunday !


vrijdag 6 maart 2015

Getting ready for Easter and Spring !

Hi all !

I can't deny, Spring is coming !

And with Spring, Easter is coming too !

Especially for the upcoming Easter I designed 2 new crochet patterns.

The Polka Dots Chicken, pefect to complete your Easter decorations.

Finished size will be approx. 9” (23 cm) tall, crocheted using acrylic yarn (8 ply / DK), 
with hook size G (4 mm). 
You can just use thicker or thinner yarn / crochet hook for making different sized chickens.
 This pattern is also suitable for wool or cotton yarn 
and the Polka Dots are great to use up all of your scrap yarn. 
You can find more info and pictures in my ETSY shop and in my RAVELRY store.

And I also designed this Easter Bunny, including the huge Easter Egg he's holding.

Finished size will be approx. 12” (30 cm) tall, in sitting position, to tips of ears. The bunnies in the picture are made using acrylic yarn (8 ply / (heavy) DK), with hook size G (4 mm) 

The egg will be approx. 6” (15 cm) tall. 
If you wish to make a taller or smaller version of this bunny or egg, you can easily use thicker or thinner yarn / crochet hook. This pattern is also suitable for wool or cotton yarn.

You can find more info and pictures in my ETSY shop and in my RAVELRY store.

Thanks very much for reading !
Wishing you all a nice weekend and I hope you'll get to enjoy some nice Springy weather !


zaterdag 14 februari 2015

Foxy Valentine's Day ?

Hi !

A Happy Valentine's Day today ! 
I hope you all got spoiled by your special one !
Or you took the chance to surprise a special person with a nice gift or something handmade.

Although I have no new Valentine's Day crochet patterns to show you, 
I do have a brand new pattern in my shop, jay ! 

A dear co-worker of  mine requested me to create a fox plushie a while ago.
It was a baby shower gift for a friend and he wanted it to be something special.

He loves hand made toys and plushies and already knew my work from my Facebook page.

Take a look if you're interested : Millionbells on Facebook

I think the fox turned out really nice and my co-worker loved it !   :-D

This fox was made using eyelash yarn (SMC Brazilia) and regular acrylic yarn (8 ply / DK) from Stylecraft Special DK (my favorite yarn !) and crochet hook D (3.5 mm) 
and turned out to be approx. 9" (23 cm) tall.

Only single crochet stitches were used to create this fox, so the pattern is pretty easy.
The challenge though will be crocheting the eyelash yarn. :-)
But you could easily substitute the eyelash for regular yarn; the fox will be just as lovely !

More pictures and info can be found in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry store

Thanks fro reading ! 

XOXO Marjan. 

zondag 18 januari 2015

New year, new pattern !

Hi everyone !

Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year ???  
Well, I'm doing it any way, so a Happy New Year to all of you ! :-)

Let's start the new year with a new pattern. :-)

Here it is, a tissue box cover ! Wouldn't this be a fun gift for anyone who might be suffering a January flu, or just a playful item for a children's room. :-)

It is made using acryllic 8 ply / DK yarn and  crochet hook E (3.5 mm).
It will fit a standard size rectangular tissue box and the finished measurements are approx. (hxlxw) 6.7" x 9.5" x 5.2" (17 x 24 x 13 x cm).

You can find more info and pictures about the pattern in my shop at Etsy and in my Ravelry store too. 

Wishing you all a nice Sunday and a great week ! XXX