The hearts It was so nice again to see that you picked up the hearts of the previous part of the HAL CAL so well, despite the fact it needed a lot more counting than the patterns before that. But you were totally ready for it! The first 3 parts asked quite some concentrating still to master the technique better and better, but it just went great! Of those who showed their progress on the facebook group it was also nice to see how their color choices worked out.  Not everyone was charmed by the hearts, and that’s totally okay.  We do not all loveRead More →

This probably is the most romantic part of this blanket: the hearts. I know some of you joined just because of this part 😀 . It maybe is also a challenge again. Not because it’s difficult, but just because you have to count more and keep your head with it. But it’s such a fun pattern to make. Frequently look to the frontside when working on the backside, because you will notice an error so much quicker there! I’ve added extra instructions with the pattern to help you keep on the right track with counting. So get your stitchmarkers already. Or some scrap threads, goodRead More →

Fun to see how it goes! It is so great to see how it goes with the previous 2 parts, the bottom border and the crosses.  It is not really visible here on the website, but on the facebook groups a lot of pictures are shown  (sorry for the ones who follow this without facebook). It is clear that the setup for most people is something that you have to bite through a bit, but after that the crocheting is delightful. And I’m happy to see almost everyone experiences it this way. It is also very nice for me to notice that all the materialsRead More →

Are you ready? Because here we go! We will start today with the pattern of the big blanket.  It was so nice to see how you worked on the practice piece. For most of you the start was a doorstep that had to be taken,  but almost everyone agreed that once you got it how to do this, it wasn’t very difficult after that. So if you still have doubts, or if you didn’t manage to do it yet, please don’t give up. And maybe you will succeed with the new video’s. A slightly different way of crocheting row 1 In the first video ofRead More →

Today is the day! We will start! Months of preparing, trying things out, designing, drawing and crocheting, thinking of how to setup the video’s, how I wanted to do the tutorials for the website pages, making pictures, writing pattern descriptions, today is the release of all that work. Not that I’m finished, because we still have a couple of weeks to go, but it was all such big fun to do. Yes, I am slightly nervous, because the interest is overwhelming, and so many people are looking forward to do this, that I still feel perplexed. But I’m walking around with a big smile 🙂Read More →