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Samstag, 21. September 2019

I‘m Dreaming Of A White Christmas…

Dear friends,

I know, many may find I‘m out of my mind thinking of Christmas at the end of September. Maybe I am, but truth be told: I‘ve been in some kind of Christmas mode for most of the year. In April I joined in the 100DayProject and the topic I chose this year was Christmas ornaments (do have a look at the hashtag #100DaysOfCrochetOrnaments on Instagram).

In the course of 100 days I made Christmas stars, Christmas angels, Scottish Christmas ornaments and looooots of Christmas baubles, small (aka regular size) ones and two large ones.

As I updates my Etsy-shop yesterday (and started selling this huge amount of Christmas ornaments – so, do pop over and have a look!), I‘d like to share the pattern of the large bauble with you.

Large Christmas Bauble

  • yarn in different shades. Chose a weight that can be hooked with a 3.5mm crochet hook
  • a 3.5 mm hook
  • scissors and a darning needle
  • Christmas bauble (14 cm in diameter)

Abreviations (UK terms):
  • ch = chain stitch
  • mc = magic circle
  • ss = slip stitch
  • tr2tog = 2 tr together
  • tr = treble
  • tr3tog = 3 tr together

Start with mc
R1: 12x (1 tr + ch 1) in mc
R2: 12x (1 tr3tog + ch 2)
R3: 12x [2x (1tr2tog + ch 1) in ch-2-sp]
R4: 24x (1 tr2tog + ch 1) in ch-1-sp
R5: 24x (1 tr3tog + ch2) in ch-1-sp
R6: 24x [2x (1tr2tog + ch 1) in ch-2-sp]

R7+8+9: 48x (1 tr2tog + ch 1) in ch-1-sp
R10 (1st half): 48x (1 tr2tog covering 2 ch-1-spaces + ch 1)
R10 (2nd half): 48x (1 tr2tog covering 2 ch-1-spaces + 1 ss in h-1-sp); skip 1 ss for knob and do not forget to insert bauble halfway through!

  • join at the end of each round
  • weave in ends immediately
  • make 2 halves

Happy crocheting and don’t forget to have a look at my Etsy-shop – it’s only 94 days till Christmas after all!!!!

I’ll keep in touch!

Liebe Freunde,

viele werden der Meinung sein, ich sei verrückt, bereits Ende September an Weihnachten zu denken. Vielleicht bin ich das, aber um ehrlich zu sein: Ich war schon die meiste Zeit des Jahres irgendwie in Weihnachtsstimmung. Im April nahm ich nämlich am 100DayProject teil und das Thema, welches ich dieses Jahr wählte, war Weihnachtsschmuck (schaut euch den Hashtag #100DaysOfCrochetOrnaments auf Instagram mal an).

Im Laufe von diesen 100 Tagen häkelte ich also fleißig Weihnachtssterne, Weihnachtsengel, Schottischen Weihnachtsschmuck und eine Menge Weihnachtskugeln, kleine (also Normalgröße = 6cm) und zwei große (14cm).

Der ganzen letzten Woche über habe ich diese Unmengen an Weihnachtskugeln, etc. in meinem Etsy-Shop hochgeladen und gestern Abend dann den Verkauf eröffnet (schaut gerne mal vorbei!). Um dieses Ereignis zu feiern, möchte ich das Muster der großen Kugel mit euch teilen.

Große Weihnachtskugel

  • Garn in verschiedenen Farbtönen. Das Garn soll mit einer 3,5mm Häkelnadel verarbeitet werden können
  • eine 3,5mm Häkelnadel
  • Schere und Stopfnadel
  • Weihnachtskugel (14 cm Durchmesser)

  • FR = Fadenring
  • Km = Kettmasche
  • Lm = Luftmasche
  • LmB = Luftmaschenbogen (bestehend aus 1, 2 3 oder mehr Lm)
  • Stb = Stäbchen
  • 2 z abStb = 2 zusammen abgemaschte Stäbchen
  • 3 zu bStb = 3 zusammen abgemaschte Stäbchen

Fange an mit einem FR
R1: 12x (1 Stb + 1 Lm) in FR
R2: 12x (3 zuabStb + 2 Lm)
R3: 12x[2x (2 zuabStb + 1 Lm) in LmB]
R4: 24x (2 zuabStb + 1 Lm) in LmB
R5: 24x (3 zuabStb + 2 Lm) in LmB
R6: 24x [2x (2 zuabStb + 1 Lm) in LmB]

R7+8+9: 48x (2 zuabStb + 1 Lm) in LmB
R10 (1. Hälfte): 48x (2 zuabStb über 2 LmB + 1 Lm)

R10 (2. Hälfte): 48x (2 zuabStb über 2 LmB + 1 Km um jeden LmB); 1 Km auslassen = Platz für Knopf und nicht vergessen die Weihnachtskugel zeitig einzufügen!

  • am Ende jeder Runde zusammennähen
  • Fadenenden sofort vernähen
  • mache 2 Hälften

Viel Spaß und vergisst nicht, einen Blick in meinen Etsy-Shop zu werfen – schließlich sind es ja nur noch 94 Tage bis Weihnachten!

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

Dienstag, 27. August 2019

Elgin Cathedral Coaster/Mandala

Dear friends,

on the 15th of August was Granny Square Day (#grannysquareday2019).

Duffus, Four Winds, Fuchsia and MacLeod Granny Square (left to right)

I thought this a great opportunity to revisit some of my old granny squares. The free patterns for the respective Granny Squares can be found on this blog  (DuffusFour WindsFuchsiaMacLeod). Thus I also came across one granny square that never made it out of my notebook. After a few rounds I realized why. The beginning was not too bad though and was quickly turned into a mini-mandala or coaster.

And since I have not shared many patterns with you lately, here are the instructions to the "Elgin Cathedral Coaster":

- ch = chain stitch
- dc = double crochet
- dVst = double V-st = (2 tr + ch 1 + 2 tr ) in same space
- loop = loop made of ch
- mc = magic circle
- tr3tog = 3 tr stitched together (decreasing one)
- tr = trebble

Start with mc
R1: 12x (1 tr + ch 1)
R2: 12x (1 dc + ch 2) in ch-1-sp
R3: 12x (1 tr3tog + ch 3) in loop
R4: 12x (4 dc + ch 1) in loop
R5: 12x (1 dVst + ch 1) in ch-1-sp
R6: 12x [(1 dc + ch 2 + 1 dc + ch 2) in dVst + 1 dc in ch-1-sp + ch 2]

- fasten off at end of each round and weave in ends.

Happy crocheting!

And why did I name this coaster Elgin Cathedral? See?

Elgin Cathedral*
*Picture Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland

I‘ll keep in touch!

Liebe Freunde,

am 15. August war Granny Square Day (#grannysquareday2019).

Duffus, Four Winds, Fuchsia und MacLeod Granny Square (v.l.n.r.)

Mir war danach zu dieser Gelegenheit ein paar meiner alten Grannies noch mal selbst zu machen. Die Anleitungen zu den jeweiligen Granny Squares gibt es umsonst in diesem Blog (Duffus, Four Winds, Fuchsia, MacLeod). Und so kam ich auch dazu ein Granny Square nach zu häkeln, welches es nie weiter geschafft hatte als mein Notizbuch. Nach ein paar Runden war mir auch klar weshalb. Aber, der Anfang war nicht verkehrt und ließ sich rasch zu einem Mini-Mandala oder Untersetzer umwandeln.

Und da ich schon lange keine Anleitungen mehr mit euch geteilt habe, folgt nun die zum „Elgin Cathedral Coaster“:

- dVSt = doppelter V-Stich = 2 Stb + 1 Lm + 2 Stb
- FR = Fadenring
- Lm = Luftmasche
- LmB = besteht aus 1 oder mehrere Lm
- fM = feste Masche
- 3 zabStb = 2 zusammen abgemaschte Stäbchen
- Stb = Stäbchen

mit FR anfangen
R1: 12x (1 Stb + 1 Lm)
R2: 12x (1 fM + 2 Lm) in LmB
R3: 12x (3 zabStb + 3 Lm) in LmB
R4: 12x (4 fM + 1 Lm) in LmB
R5: 12x (dVSt + 1 Lm) in LmB
R6: 12x [(1 fM + 2 Lm + 1 fM + 2 Lm) in dVSt + 1 fM in LmB + 2 Lm]

- Am Ende jeder Runde abtrennen und Fadenende einnähen.

Und warum habe ich diesen Untersetzer ausgerechnet Elgin Cathedral genannt? Na, deshalb!

Die Kathedrale von Elgin*
*Bild Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland

Ich halte euch auf dem Laufenden!

Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2019

Little Thistle (free pattern) – Kleine Distel (Anleitung)

Dear friends,

on Sunday I felt a bit frustrated. I had finished eight crochet Christmas hearts the night before and I wasn‘t happy about the amount of time it had taken me to get them done.

An thus I didn‘t feel like making Christmasstars, nor did I feel like making Christmasbaubles either. In fact I haven‘t got that many baubles left and therefore the colour-schemes I can turn to are rather restricted and I do not like restrictions at all.

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…

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!