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Montag, 18. März 2019

Little Flowers – Kleine Blumen

Little flowers never worry
When the wind begins to blow.
And they never, never cry
When the rain begins to fall.“
                                                                                                    Heritage Singers

Dear friends,

I stumbled upon this song by coincidence. A bit antiquated, but I thought it fitting, cause we (at least on the Northern hemisphere) are longing for spring: no more snow, no more torrential rainfalls, no more storms…

These little flowers only count 5 – five! – rounds, so they are a fast make and quite addictive. On top of that they are perfect for using up scraps, even the smallest ones (the longest length of yarn I needed – R5 – was a little more than 3m, fingering weight).

Let’s skip the babbling and move on to the pattern…

- yarn (I used Schachenmayr Catania and Phildar Phil Coton 3)
- corresponding hook (I took a 3mm one – my favourite)
- a pair of scissors and a darning needle

Abreviations (UK-terms):
- ch = chain stitch
- dc = double crochet
- loop = made out of ch
- mc = magic circle
- tr = treble stitch

start with mc
R1: 6 dc in mc (= 6 dc)
R2: 6x 2 dc (= 12 dc)
R3: 6x (2 dc + 1 dc) (= 18 dc)
R4: 6x [(1 dc + ch 2) + skip 2 stitches]
R5: 6x (1 dc + 6 tr + 1 dc) in loop

- have a look at the pictures before making R4
- R4 will not lay flat – that’s all right, just wait till you’ve finished R5

You can make these little flowers in numerous variations and use them for whatever purpose you like, even just for the fun of it. I already made loads of them and I’m currently stitching them onto canvas…

Happy crocheting and … I’ll keep in touch!

Kleine Blumen sorgen sich nicht
Wenn der Wind weht.
Und sie weinen nie
Wenn der Regen fällt.”
                                                                                                   Heritage Singers

Liebe Freunde,

durch Zufall stolperte ich über diesen etwas aus der Mode geratenen Song, fand ihn aber sehr passend, denn wir (auf der Nördliche Hemisphäre) sehnen uns nach dem Frühling: Keinen Schnee mehr, keine Regenmassen, kein Stürme…

Diese kleine Blumen bestehen aus 5 – fünf! – Runden, sind also schnell gemacht, und obendrein die besten Verwerter für die kleinsten Garnreste. Das meiste Garn (etwa 3,2m Catania von Schachenmayr) habe ich für Runde 5 gebraucht.

Lasst uns aber schleunigst zum Wesentlichen dieses Blogposts kommen: Die Anleitung…

- Garn (ich verwendete hauptsächlich Catania von Schachenmayr und Phil Coton 3 von Phildar)
- passende Häkelnadel (ich nahm meine geliebte 3mm)
- Schere und Stopfnadel

- fM = feste Masche
- FR = Fadenring
- Lm = Luftmasche
- LmB = Luftmaschenbogen
- Stb = Stäbchen

Fange mit FR an
R1: 6 fM in FR
R2: 6x 2 fM
R3: 6x (2 fM + 1 fM)
R4: 6x [(1 fM + 2 Lm) + 2 Maschen überspringen]
R5: 6x (1 fM + 6 Stb + 1 fM) in LmB

- vor R4 Bilder anschauen
- R4 wird nicht flach liegen – das ist schon OK, warte nur bis nach R5!

Die kleinen Blümchen können in unzähligen Variationen gehäkelt werden und sind vielseitig einsetzbar. Ich habe z.B. schon Unmengen von diesen Blümchen gehäkelt und nähe sie zur Zeit auf Leinwände…

Viel Spaß und … Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

Samstag, 23. Februar 2019

Spring Garland with February Coaster – Frühlingsgirlande

Dear friends,

as soon as I saw the cute garland Sandra of Reflections & Nature made (see here), I knew the living room could do with one too. The living room being rather large, pastels just wouldn‘t do. So I needed strong, vibrant colours. Picking colours at random out of my stash, putting them in some kind of order, I ended up with a rainbow. Suited me fine.

Sonntag, 3. Februar 2019


Dear friends,

the hubby‘s ailment completely took me us by surprise and somewhat threw us off track. And it blatantly made plain how much I depend on him, how important he is to me and my well-being and which huge part he plays in my life.

Freitag, 21. Dezember 2018

Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer…

Dear friends,

just four more nights to go till it‘s Christmas. Isn‘t that exciting? Now that I‘m ready with the accounts for the business part of Atelier Marie-Lucienne, I‘m really looking forwards to it. I love the Christmas time, the sparkle, the tree, the music, the candlelight, the fairy lights, the cards, …

Samstag, 15. Dezember 2018

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…

Dear friends,

I do not totally agree with this saying, cause: I do eat an apple a day (from the apple tree in my parents‘ garden) and I still caught a cold. Nothing too bad, but you know how it feels…

Freitag, 30. November 2018

Myriads of Stars - Sternenhimmel

Dear friends,

you might remember I took part in the Friendly Challenge N°106, hosted by Mia. It was so much fun I asked Ana, who is hosting the Friendly Challenge N°107, if I could take part here too. The topic being „Preparing Christmas“, I simply could not resist.

I thought of a few projects, actually started three, but I‘ll only share this one with you.

Dienstag, 30. Oktober 2018

Thank you for the Music (with Chart / mit Vorlage)

Dear Friends,

as I told you in my last post, Mum&Dad came to stay with us last weekend. We had a pretty busy two days though, visiting Aachen and going out for a lovely dinner at our favurite Italian restaurant (where we all ate too much).

When my mum&dad left on Sunday, pretty soon after our late breakfast, I went into the studio and all of the suddenly I remembered Mia.

Mia (craftartista) is hosting the Friendly Challenge N° 106. And when she asked me whether I‘d fancy taking part, I agreed, cause we bloggers should support one another whenever possible, shouldn‘t we?

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2018

Garden Owl Pattern - Anleitung Garteneule / Ups and Downs

Dear friends,


this week hasn’t been a happy one so far. On Monday we had to say goodbye to Kolumbus, who has been a faithful companion and important part of our family. He and his brother MacLeod (passed away two years ago) saw us through a very tumultuous part of our lives. He was the quieter one, the placid one, a real family-cat, always somewhere near, always there, but now he’s gone, after 12,5 years…

Freitag, 12. Oktober 2018

Crochet Owl Cushion for Tim – Gehäkeltes Eulenkissen für Tim

Dear friends,

actually, the pillow is for Tim‘s wife. Tim is one of my colleagues at my day job and he loves crafting with wood. When I found out a few months ago, I asked him whether he could maybe make me a swift. He said it would take a while, but he’d like to give it a try.
The week before last I got this beauty!

Sonntag, 30. September 2018

Rainbow Snails - Regenbogenschnecken

Dear friends,

don‘t quite know whether I‘m happy with what I managed this week. Each „one hour of“ kind of turned out into uploading a few stitch markers onto my Etsy shop. Not too bad, as I still had time to spend crocheting, but…

Even though you might think these snails have been with me all week – I have to disappoint you: I worked on a shawl with that gorgeous Wensleydale yarn I bought in Oban. I‘m on my last ball (and colour) now, it still has to be blocked, and then I will be able to show it to you. Ah well, here‘s a sneak peek…

Sonntag, 23. September 2018

Sheep Key Pendant / Schlüsselanhänger Schaf


Dear friends,

I‘m getting on pretty well with the one-hour-per-day schedule. As long as ordering new supplies counts as one hour of concentrated and thorough working on a subject…

And if not, who cares? I made stitch markers, stitch marker cards, crocheted, made pictures, tidied up the studio (err 😹) and … even wrote a blogpost (well, I‘m still at it – right?).

Samstag, 18. August 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody* Placemats

Dear friends,

oh dear! Nearly a month has gone by without a blogpost other than the one of the Granny-Spiration Link-Up Party… This actually shocks me, as I never intended on letting day job taking over my life this drastically, but it did somehow.
True, we had two busy weekends in between. On the first weekend of August the hubby and I took the weekend off. Margit Hoffmann of Alte Künste had a summer get-together at her place in Rheinland-Pfalz and we took the opportunity to have some quality time together.

Dienstag, 5. Juni 2018

"Sheherazade Blue" or/oder " The Keep It Simple Sweater"

Dear friends,

last week, as well as last weekend have been pretty busy (again). And that's why I only write about my newest make today, even though I already finished it on Thursday evening...

A few weeks back Michelle from Dora Does was looking for pattern testers for „The Keep It Simple Sweater“. By chance this coincided perfectly with me looking for a project to test my own hand-dyed yarn with.

Samstag, 19. Mai 2018

Beads Bag (with how-to) – Perlentasche (mit Anleitung)


Dear friends,

last Saturday I was hoping the postman would bring me the supplies I ordered for making new stitch markers, but he (actually last Saturday it was a lady postman) brought these instead.

True, I had ordered these beads too, but I wasn't really waiting for them impatientently. I had been tempted to make something with beads ever since I scrolled past a video of Naztazia on my facebook feed, so I ordered some, just in case I would feel like eventually, but…

Mittwoch, 18. April 2018

Garden Mandala – Garten Mandala

Dear friends,

yesterday afternoon, it was nearly 6 pm, I suddenly felt like making a few madalas for the front garden. You might remember last year's yarnbombing (here and here), which was mostly in pale blues, soft pinks and purples and greens. Everything is still there, a tiny bit faded maybe, but definitely lacking brightness and vivacity.

Samstag, 14. April 2018

Progress - Fortschritte

Dear friends,

I'm finally getting somewhere. Well at least I've got the feeling things are finally moving on. It started with the dyeing experiment (which will continue next week) and it ended with pattern-writing.

Sonntag, 1. April 2018

Episode 4 + C2C Fox Cushion / C2C Fuchskissen

Dear friends,

🐑🐰Happy Easter!🌷🐣

You might know by now that I've got a soft spot for foxes. Even though I have, you never could have told by my crochet, could you? That's why I decided on making a fox cushion approx. three weeks ago.

Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – December (Part XII ) / Dezember (Teil 12)

Dear friends,

it's the 2nd of December, first Saturday of December! It's time for the Granny-Spiration Challenge – the last one this year!

Let's start with sharing our top link ups from the last Challenge:
   1. Donation for Sahel eV III (A Granny Square Blanket) from HakelLine (here)
   2. Dean's Day Blanket is Done from Liefs van de Breimeisjes (here)

Samstag, 18. November 2017

Disappointed - Enttäuscht


Dear friends,

late Wednesday afternoon I was absolutely furious. I'm not anymore. Now I'm but sad and disappointed.
What has happened?
Wednesday afternoon I was scrolling down my facebook feed when a picture of the Happy Granny Square Bag caught my attention. One of the sites I follow shared a link to the post of another site. As this link showed a picture of my bag I followed the link and ended on a site describing the Happy Granny Square Bag.

So far, so good.

Samstag, 4. November 2017

Granny-Spiration Challenge 2017 – November (Part XI / Teil 11)

Dear friends,

it's the 4th of November, first Saturday of November! It's time for the Granny-Spiration Challenge!

Let's start with sharing Our top link ups from the last Challenge:
1. 😀Henrietta Square😍 (!!!), Crochet Pattern Review from Natas Nest (here)
2. Anna's Blanket, Crochet Inspiration from Keep on Keeping On (here)
3. Stashbusting, African Flower Squares, Crochet Inspiration from Hilde haakt (here)
4. Dirndl Bag, Crochet Inspiration with Basic Steps from Sachsenrose (here)