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. 


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.


vrijdag 23 februari 2018

Easter is on it's way !

It might still be freezing cold out there, but yes, 
we're about 4 weeks away from Easter !
Unbelievable, isn't it ?

So I went ahead and created a few new Easter themed crochet patterns.




An Easter bunny amigurumi and an Easter egg bowl !

Bunny:   ETSY   RAVELRY

Egg bowl:   ETSY   RAVELRY




You have probably seen the chicken tea cosy in my previous blog post already, 
but from today it's available in 3 different languages !


And the next pictures are some Easter related crochet patterns 
that were already available in my shops.






If you're interested in more pictures or info about the crochet patterns, 
you can visit my pattern shops at ETSY or RAVELRY.

Thanks so much for visiting and wishing you all a nice weekend full of crochet ! :-D

XOXO Marjan.




maandag 22 januari 2018

Is it still winter ?

Allthough it might still be winter, 
I have already started a little bit of Easter / Spring themed crochet !

Wanted to update the original Chicken Tea Cosy crochet pattern ages ago, 
and I finally took the time to do it. :-)
See how it came out :


I just love it ! And hope you do too. 

The chicken is completely refreshed and updated, not 1 part remained the same. 
The new pattern is easier to follow and there are less parts to sew together, 
which is always a bonus. :-D 


The chicken tea cosy was made using Stylecraft Special DK and crochet hook E (3,5 mm).
Finished size came out about 8,3" (21 cm) tall.

See links below for more pictures and info about the crochet pattern.
The pattern is available in English (US terms) and 
I'm hoping for a Dutch version available soon !

ETSY          RAVELRY


Thanks for reading ! Will be back soon ! 

XOXO Marjan


Edit to add:  The Dutch version for this pattern ! 
Er is nu ook een Nederlandstalige versie beschikbaar, via Ravelry en Etsy !  :-)


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woensdag 10 januari 2018

First pattern of the year !

Hi everyone, 

You might have seen it already here or there, 
the new crochet pattern for a cuddly hot water bottle cover.

A snowy owl with his cute little mousy friend !


The cover is suitable for a standard 2 Liter hot water bottle. 
The one in the pictures is crocheted using Stylecraft Special DK (8 ply) 
and crochet hook E (3,5 mm).
Finished size will be approx. 18" (40 cm) tall.


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

ETSY          RAVELRY




The pattern is available in English (US terms).
And it's instantly downloadable after purchase, so you can start right away if you wish to !


Thanks for reading ! See you soon again. 

XOXO Marjan.



maandag 1 januari 2018

January, finally !

Hi everyone !

Yes, finally, it's January !


I hardly dare to say it, but I am just happy the holidays are over.

Hehe, as much as I love the Christmas season, 
I am always looking forward for the new and fresh year ahead !

So, here it is. 
I'm wishing you all the best for the new year.
May we all have good health, be happy, 
have all our friends and family around and have lots of crafting time !

XOXO Marjan.