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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.

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.

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!

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.

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)

Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

A month from now … / In einem Monat …

A month from now ... and the advent season starts!

Dear friends,

it's the 1. of November. Guess it's time to start thinking about the Advent as well as the Christmas season. Sometimes I already had gathered all Christmas presents – not this year though...

Having two days off I spent the first one (yesterday) on Etsy, uploading items. Uploading Christmas Baubles, to be precise!

Dienstag, 24. Oktober 2017

Henrietta Square – Henrietta Quadrat

Pattern/Tutorial release!

Dear friends,

I simply couldn't wait any longer: I HAD to release the Henrietta Square Pattern/Tutorial.
You've last heard of the Henrietta Square on the 23rd of September (here) when I announced who the winners of the giveaway were.
All pattern testers were eager to help me and they sure had some suggestions or remarks which I heeded and now both versions (English and German) are completed.
The pattern testers were so kind to send me some pictures of their versions of the Henrietta Square, do have a look:

Ulrike, who I know privately, was the first one to give Henrietta a try:

Alexandra (EyeLoveKnots), whom you all know from the Granny-Spiration Challenge helped me out too:

Next came Nata, Lysann and Annette:



Isn't it amazing how much the Henrietta Square changes using different colour-schemes?

BTW: Nata as well as Lysann each wrote a post about the Henrietta Square!

Surely, you do remember that the „Henrietta Square“ is the first pattern which isn't free. It's now available in my Etsy-Shop in English(UK-Terms) as well as in German.
Especially for you – my dear friends and followers – there is a pattern release sale of 20% - just enter following code: HENRIETTA
This sale starts today and will end on the 31st of October!

Phew! That's it: No turning back! The pattern is released. Guess I'll make myself a cup of tea and grab my hook to calm my nerves!... I'll keep in touch!

P.S.: I'll show you Jane's pictures as soon as I've got them!

Liebe Freunde,

Die Anleitung des Henrietta Quadrats ist veröffentlicht!

Ich konnte einfach nicht länger warten: Ich MUSSTE die Anleitung zum Henrietta Quadrat veröffentlichen!
Am 23. September (hier) verkündigte ich die Gewinner des Preisausschreibens und seitdem habt ihr nichts mehr vom Henrietta Quadrat gehört.
Alle Testhäklerinnen waren voller Ehrgeiz mir unter die Arme zu greifen und sie hatten schon die eine oder andere Anmerkung, die ich alle eingearbeitet habe. Nun sind aber beide Versionen – die Englische sowohl als die Deutsche – fertig!

Die Testhäklerinnen waren so nett mir einige Bilder von ihren Henriettas bereit zu stellen, schaut her!

Ulrike, die ich Privat kenne, wagte sich als erste an das Henrietta Quadrat:

Dann nahm sich Alexandra (EyeLoveKnots), welche ihr alle von der Granny-Spiration Challenge kennt, die Anleitung zur Brust:

Schließlich kamen Nata, Lysann und Annette:



Ist es nicht erstaunlich, wie unterschiedlich das Henrietta Quadrat jedes mal aussieht, abhängig von der Farbpalette?

Übrigens, sowohl Nata, als auch Lysann haben jeweils einen Blogpost über das Henrietta Quadrat geschrieben!

Nun ihr erinnert euch bestimmt daran, dass es das Henrietta Quadrat nicht umsonst gibt. Zum ersten mal seitdem es meinen Blog gibt, ist diese Anleitung (sowohl die Deutsche als auch die Englische Version) nur in meinem Etsy-Shop käuflich zu erwerben.
Extra und nur für euch - meine Freunde und Follower - gibt es von heute, bis zum 31. Oktober, 20% Rabatt auf die Anleitung! Bei Etsy müsst ihr einfach den Code HENRIETTA eingeben!

Pffff! Nun gibt’s kein zurück mehr: Die Anleitung ist raus! Ich mache mir jetzt mal eine Tasse Tee und schnappe mir meine Häkelnadel, bis sich meine Nerven wieder etwas beruhigt haben... Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

P.S.: Die Bilder von Jane reiche ich nach!

Sonntag, 22. Oktober 2017

Easy Christmas Stocking – Einfacher Weihnachtsstrumpf

Dear friends,

you haven't seen many tutorials on this page lately. As Christmas is a time of giving, I thought could share my Christmas patterns with you. Let's start with my current favourite: a Christmas Stocking!

  • scissors, yarn needle
  • crochet hook (I used a 4mm one)
  • yarn (Stylecraft DK and Katia Gatsby)

Samstag, 23. September 2017

And the winners are...

Dear friends,

last Thursday evening the hubby did the honours and drew the winners!

Nata (from Nata's Nest)
Lysann (alias Häkelmieze)
Annette and last but not least

Thank you to all participants! I was overwhelmed that so many of you actually considered testing the Henrietta Pattern.

About an hour ago the last package of four was posted at the post-office and is now on it's way to the winner.
I'm so excited to hear the verdict of the pattern testers...

I'll keep in touch!


Liebe Freunde,

letzten Donnerstagabend musste mein Mann als Glücksfee herhalten und die vier Gewinnerinnen bzw. Testhäklerinnen ziehen.

Die Glücklichen sind:

Nata (from Nata's Nest)
Lysann (alias Häkelmieze)
Annette und zu guter Letzt


Allen, die teilgenommen haben, ein riesiges DANKESCHÖN! Ich was baff, dass so viele von euch Interesse daran hatten, das Henrietta Quadrat Probe zu häkeln.

Vor etwa einer Stunde habe ich das letzte Paket auf dem Postamt abgegeben und nun sind alle vier Päckchen auf dem Weg zu der jeweiligen Testhäklerin.
Ich bin schon ganz gespannt auf deren Urteil...

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!