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 !


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 !


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 !  :-)


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


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.

zaterdag 23 december 2017

Best Wishes !

Hi everyone !

Finally the work is done ! In my day time job I mean. :-)

Now it's time to kick off my shoes, to get comfy with family and friends,

and to enjoy the Christmas weekend ahead !

I'll also try to find some time to get crafty and continue playing with a new crochet design.

I haven't done much crochet-wise lately and I've missed it !

Well, wishing you all a lovely, comfy and happy Christmas and all the best for 2018 !

Thanks so very much for following and supporting me the past year !

XXX Marjan. 

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.