zondag 19 november 2017

Keep calm and hug a penguin !

Hi everyone !

The cold season is on it's way 
and that made me wanting to crochet a new hot water bottle cover.

I decided to update the crochet pattern for the penguin that I had in my shop.
It really deserved a new and fresh look !


The penguin’s body / cover works up quickly by crocheting it with 2 strands of yarn, held together. This will also have a nice and soft, thick and insulating effect on the cover. 

All other parts are worked up using a single strand of yarn. Stylecraft Special DK was used to create the penguin in the pictures.



There is an opening on the back side to insert a hot water bottle easily, 
with a button closure.

This cover can also be used as a pyjama case or as a pillow.
Cover will fit any standard 2 Liter rubber hot water bottle, size 7,87” x 10.63” (20 x 27 cm) measured excluding spout. Finsihed size of the cover will be approx. 18” (46 cm) tall.

Off course you can find more pictures and info in my pattern shops at
RAVELRY          ETSY        CRAFTSY
Thanks so much for reading !
XOXO Marjan.


zondag 5 november 2017

Just playing

Today I'm playing a little with picture taking. 

Until now I was pretty content with my old way of taking pictures of my crocheted items.

I learned a lot as I went along over the past few years,
but now it's time to give my items a somewhat more professional look, hehe ! 



I also decided I needed to add words.

So here I am, trying different back drops, trying new colors, 
trying new positions, trying to add messages !


Now you can see in one go, in which languages these patterns are available in.

Neat !

Starting this picture - taking - adventure in my car crochet patterns,
just because I love these the most !



I know they aren't perfect and I have a lot to learn about product photography,
but I am thrilled with my results today, hehe !



(Professional photographers seeing my pictures, will probably be LOL now, but I don't mind !)

Okay, one more. :-)


Oh ! I just noticed the difference in font size !

Some more to learn about I guess !

I know I won't have to mention this, 
but all crochet patterns in various languages are available in my shops at:




Patterns in English (US terms) only, are available at:


Thanks so much for reading !

XOXO Marjan.


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Editing to add a few more new pictures. :-)