donderdag 8 juni 2017

Say 'Hi' to Spots the monster !

Say 'Hi' to Spots the monster !

He might be the cutest monster in town, with his wide smile and his happy colored spots.


With all those lovely crocheted amigurumi monsters everywhere lately,
I couldn't resist creating one myself.

The crochet pattern for this amigurumi is written in English  (US terms)  and will be mostly worked in continuous rounds.

Spots will be approx. 10.6” (27 cm) tall, crocheted with hook size E (3,5 mm) and acrylic DK/8 ply yarn. 
Wibra Saskia yarn was used to create the monster in the picture. 



If you wish to make a taller or smaller version of this monster 
you can just use thicker or thinner yarn / crochet hook. 

The pink monster in the picture measures approx. 7” (18 cm) tall and was made using 
SMC Catania and crochet hook  C (2,5 mm).



See my shops at

RAVELRY               ETSY               CRAFTSY

for more pictures and info about the pattern !


Thank you so much for reading ! Wishing you all a lovely day !

XXX  Marjan.

zondag 28 mei 2017

Ladybugs everywhere !

Hi everyone, 

While working in the garden the other day I noticed a few of those cute little ladybugs.

I have always loved ladybugs !

While most critters seem to be natural colored to make sure they blend in, the ladybugs really stand out with their red shields and black dots !

Well anyway, seeing the ladybugs made me take a look at the Ladybug Lynn amigurumi pattern from my shop. 

Time for an update ! So that's what I did and here is the result:




I hope you love the renewed ladybug as much as I do.

The crochet pattern has been completely updated, the ladybug is now easier and quicker to crochet with her integrated muzzle and face, leaving you with less parts to sew together. 




Take a look in my shops to see more pictures and info about the pattern.


ETSY 






Thanks for reading ! Wishing you all a nice and sunny day and lots of time to crochet !

XXX Marjan.





dinsdag 4 april 2017

Classic 2CV Amigurumi

Hi all !

A new classic car amigurumi has been added to my car crochet patterns !

It's the 2CV, an old time classic we all love so much. 


Allthough I can't remember, I know my mother had one, when me and my sisters were very young kids. She drove us around in it and loved it ! Too bad I can't remember ! 
The one she had was a pale blue. :-)


The 2 2CV's in the picture were made using Stylecraft Special DK and crochet hook E (3,5 mm) and turned out approximately 9"long.
You can find more pictures and info about the pattern in my pattern shops at

RAVELRY   and   ETSY


The pattern is available in English (US terms) and Dutch (Nederlands).

Thanks for reading my blog ! 

XXX Marjan.



donderdag 9 februari 2017

Another VW Inspired Crochet Pattern !

As you all might know by now, I am a real Volkswagen fan !

And just couldn't resist working up another VW inspired design.

Again, it's a classic Beetle, the one I love the most. 



As a Tissue Holder !

I have spent a lot of time on this Beetle, to get it exactly like I wanted it.



The Beetle contains a space to fit the content of 1 square tissue box.

There is an opening at the bottom of the Beetle, to insert the package of tissues.

The opening will be closed with a snap button at the bottom part.




The crochet pattern is available as instant download, written in English (US terms).
There is also a Dutch version available through Etsy and Ravelry.

(Nederlandse versie verkrijgbaar via Etsy en Ravelry !)

More pictures and info about the pattern can be found in my pattern shops:





Thank you for reading ! 

XOXO Marjan.






zondag 18 december 2016

Crochet Pompom Edge

Hi everyone !


I’ve had this fleece reindeer blanket for years already 
and now decided to give it a crochet pompom edging. :-) 
Love it, wish I had done it earlier !
Made some changes to the original pattern/tutorial, see below.


If you would like to make a pompom edge to make your fleece blanket special, go ahead !
This is what I did (US terms): 

slst = slip stitch,  ch = chain,  dc = double crochet
1) Foundation round in light grey: slst in each little hole along the edge, with 2 ch in between each slst.
2) Next round in light grey: 2 dc in each 2 ch space along the straight edges, 3 dc in each 2 ch space along the rounded corners. Working 1 ch between each dc cluster.
  • Making the pompom: Working in 3rd ch from hook, [3 dc without the last yarn-pull-through, yarn over when having 4 loops on hook, and pull through all 4 loops at once]. Work 3 ch, working in the st that closed the 3 dc cluster, repeat between [ ]. Fold the last made cluster over the 1st made cluster, towards the front, and secure them with a slst in the st where your first cluster begins 
  • (To do this go through the stitch, leaving 1 part of the stitch in the back and 2 parts in the front, see link above for original pattern/tutorial from onceuponapinkmoon)
3) Pompom round in white: attach white yarn in a ch space, [work 4 ch, 1 pompom, 2 ch, slst in next ch space, 2 ch, slst in next ch space] 
Repeat bewteen [ ] all around the blanket edge.



Note: I decided to make a pompom every other ch space, to my liking, 
and to save time and yarn. ;-) 
Feel free to use my instructions and / or to make adjustments just like you wish 
or to fit your project !



Happy Holidays to you all ! Thanks for reading, XXX, Marjan.

maandag 7 november 2016

Nederlandse Versie Walvis Haakpatroon

Hallo allemaal !

Dit keer een blogje in het Nederlands ! :-)


Terwijl heel hakend Nederland in de ban was van de Kreadoe, heb ik me gestort op het vertalen van 1 van mijn haakpatronen.
Deze keer was de walvis amigurumi aan de beurt. 

Het Nederlandstalige patroon is af en toegevoegd aan mijn shops bij

ETSY        en        RAVELRY


Ik hoop hier alle hakende walvis fans een plezier mee te doen !
Kijk voor meer foto's en info over het patroon bij bovenstaande links.

En nu weer op naar een nieuw patroon !

Bedankt voor het lezen, heel veel liefs van Marjan. XXX





vrijdag 21 oktober 2016

Everyone Loves A Baby Elephant !

Everyone loves a baby elephant, right ?!
 
I know there are lots of elephant crochet patterns out there already but I just couldn't resist to design one for my shop. :-) 



Finished size will be approx. 8” (20 cm) tall in sitting position, crocheted using acrylic yarn (heavy DK - 8 ply), with hook size E (3.5 mm).
Gauge is not important for any of Millionbells amigurumi crochet patterns, just crochet tight enough so your stuffing won't show through the stitches.




The trunk and head are crocheted as 1 piece and the toes are incorporated while working the legs so there won't be much sewing to be done, which is always a bonus !
If you add (chenille) wire into the trunk it will be posable and this will add a lot of cuteness to your baby elephant, don't you agree ?
 
More pictures and info about the pattern can be found here :
 
 
 


 
 
Thanks for reading !
 
Wishing you al a nice weekend !
 
XXX Marjan.