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 →

Do you also wonder sometimes how the color changes go in a ball of yarn with multiple colors? I do! Frequently! You can see these beautiful colors on top and at the bottom of the ball, but how changes one color into the next? Does it go gradually? Or just a big jump from one color into another? It’s not always clear. If you’re lucky there’s a picture on the band of the ball of a project that’s made with the specific yarn, so you can have an idea. And we’re lucky to have the internet nowadays, where you can perhaps find something, but it’sRead 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 →