Sorry guys! And girls 🙂  I planned to publish this last Saturday, but this Craftsteacher is also a mum of 2 lovely daughters, and my eldest needed some help, and well, in that case the rest of the world just has to wait. And, although I’m not very superconsistent with it, I do try to keep the Sunday as a day of rest. For me this means going to church in the morning, listening to interesting speakers and singing for my God, and then the rest of the day for other activities.  Not that I’m not working on my crafts, that really is something thatRead More →

Here it is: The Freedom, not Perfection shawl! I am so pleased with this shawl, how it turned out! The colors, the drape, I just love everything about it! And so far I’ve heard only very enthusiastic responses on it. Sounds a bit, ehm, well, you know, not so very humble, but I would lie if I would say I’m not proud of it. I will not do very much talking about it on this blog post, because I wrote  all I wanted to share about it on the page here, or look for it in the crochet patterns menu. So go there, you will findRead More →

It is very fashionable at the moment: filet crochet. Why that happens is always something I wonder about, what exactly is that trigger that makes people embrace it all of the sudden?  It looks like someone starts with it, and other people suddenly think: ‘Oh, but that was fun too, let me do that again’. I really like it when a technique, that seems to be ‘forgotten’ for a while, gets back into the spotlight. I did a lot of filet crochet back in the days, especially large pieces with beautiful motifs. In the pre-internet times, when we just bought a Burda-magazine in the storeRead More →

Today I published a new crochet video. This time it’s about a simple wave pattern that is very suitable for beginners. I use a lot of stitchmarkers for it, so it actually cannot go wrong with this pattern. You hardly have to think doing this. If you consistently use the stitchmarkers as I show you, and count the stitches each time, or as often as you want, then this shouldn’t have to be a problem at all. The used stitches are very simple also: chains, double crochets (US) and double crochet 2 together. That’s all.  I’ve again made a written tutorial with it, you canRead More →

It wasn’t really planned when I designed this shawl, a bit unexpected actually, but I now have my first officially published crochet pattern on this website. I designed patterns before I just used for myself, but this feels like my first official one. I made video’s of it, they are published on my YouTube channel (links at the end of this post), and I also made a tutorial page for it (see here). So have a lot of fun!  Read More →