Where’s the Cat basket


Another great project you can make with T-shirt yarn, from our own brand The shirt yarn and we sell it here, you’ll need about 1000 gram

You’ll need a 12 mm crochet needle, if you don’t have one you can buy it here

Note!!! sc is a single crochet in US and a double crochet in UK

How to make the Cat basket:

Make  9 sc in magic loop

row 1 crochet 2 sc in every sc from the row before is 18

row 2 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 3 crochet 1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 27 sc

row 4 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 5 crochet 2×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 36 sc

row 6 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 7 crochet 3×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 45 sc

row 8 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before

row 9 crochet 4×1 sc in the sc from the row before in the next 2 sc repeat 9x is 54 sc

row 10-18 crochet 1 sc in every sc from the row before, in the last row you can change the color

Your cat or little dog will love this great recycled yarn basket, which is comfortable and cozy and you can easily wash it. If you keep increasing you can make this basket bigger, if you would like it for a big dog


spool knitted bracelet nr2


To make this spool knitted bracelet you’ll need:

  • lurex thread
  • wire 14cm
  • a knitting spool (the ones in the pictures you can buy HERE)
  • a spier


Knit with the spool and the lurex thread a strand of 12 cm long


Cut a 14cm long piece of the wire, and attach the wire back and forth


Baby hat made with Zpagetti

DSC_0163When I find a pattern which I can make with The shirt yarn, I want to try and share it.

Most of the patterns on my blog are made with The shirt yarn.

The shirt yarn is recycled t-shirt fabric and available in a lot of colors, I sell this in my shop www.lvly.nl and people from al over the world can buy, this great material here.

Of course you are free to use any other kind of bulky yarn as long as it matches the needle size, for this pattern.

Do you also want to make this cute baby hat from Rockin’ like a hermit crab, please click HERE


I think it’s so cute!!!

Rose tea light

A great table decoration for weddings or a romantic dinner at home;)

DSCN0116This is a very easy DIY tutorial on how to make this great flameless rose tea light!

I got inspired by this tutorial from Smart School House, only they used spoons and because I didn’t have them I tried without.

What you’ll need is a glue gun, a fabric rose and a flameless tea light.DSCN0096Cut the leaves from the rose and start with glueing the inside of the rose first to the tea light and then you add another layer till your petals are finished


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infinity scarf

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To make this cowl I used two skeins Ribbon Xl which you can buy here. I love the ribbon XL because it’s made from recycled cotton and because it’s cotton it doesn’t itch and is not to warm, but feel free to use any other kind of material that matches knitting needles size 17

 Cast on 40 stitches en work in garter stitch, the width of the work has to measure aprox 16 inches. Than work in garter stitch till the work measures aprox 36 inches and cast of the stitches.


Put your work flat on the table and give it a twist, like shown in the pictures and close the short sides with an overhand stitch

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You can wear it in different kind of styles

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DSC_0601 sjaal grijs hoofd DSC_0797 sjaal antraciet If you have any questions feel free to send me a message

Have fun making your own chunky cowl!!!

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spool knitted bracelet nr2


For this bracelet you’ll need:

  • lurex thread
  • silver colored wire
  • knitting spool ( the ones in the pictures you can buy HERE)
  • a jewelry plier


Knit with the spool and lurex yarn a strand, 12cm long


Finish the threads on the knitted strand.

Cut a piece of 14cm from the wire and attach it on both sides of the knitted strand, back and forth.


And ready:)

crochet pouf pattern

poef grijs blogThe pouf is made with t-shirt yarn, which you can buy at for example Etsy and you have to crochet this pouf with at least a needle size that’s 10 mm thick. You can use a thicker needle but make sure your yarn matches the needle size. Thicker yarn and needle will only make the pouf bigger.

For a pouf 50cm cross cut you’ll need two 135 yard bundles, for a pouf 60cm cross cut you’ll need three

The pouf is crochet in a spiral, so you have to make sure that at the beginning of each row, you put a piece off material so you know where the row ends and starts

Chain 7 and close the chain with a slip stitch to a circle

–         row 1, crochet 12 st. in the circle

–         row 2, crochet 2 st. in every st. repeat 12x (=24)

–         row 3, crochet 2 st. in every second st repeat 12x(=36)

–         row 4, crochet2 st. in every third st. repeat 12x (=48)

–         row 5, crochet 2 st. in every fourth st. repeat 12x(=60)

–         row 6, crochet 2 st. in every fifth st. repeat 12x(=72)

–         row 7, crochet 2 st. in every sixth st. repeat 12x(=84)

–         row 8, crochet 2 st. in every seventh st. repeat 12x(=96)

–         row 9, 10, 11, 12 crochet 1 st. in every st

–         row 13, crochet every 7th en 8th st.together repeat 12x(=84)

–         row 14, crochet every 6th en 7th st.together repeat 12x(=72)

–         row 15, crochet every 5th en 6th st.together repeat 12x=60)

–         row 16, crochet every 4th en 5th st. together repeat 12x(=48)

Make out off stretch fabric an inside cover and fill the pouf

The bottom

crochet 7 slip stiches and close the chain with a half crochet to a circle

–         row 1, crochet 12 st. in the circle

–         row 2, crochet 2 st. in every st. (=24)

–         row 3, crochet 2 st. in every 2nd st.(=36)

–         row 4, crochet 2 st. in every 3th st. (=48)

Sew with an overhand stitch the bottom to the pouf and ready!!!!


For the small pouf skip row 6-7-8 and row 13-14-15

st = treble in UK

st = double crochet in US

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Easter DIY

DSC_0586I can’t wait till it’s Spring and for me Spring starts when it’s Easter.

With this DIY you have to start early, because if you would like a lot of Easter eggs, it will take a while, because it’s a lot of work, but don’t they look beautifull!

First you take an egg, don’t boil it! Wash the egg, you know where it comes from:)

Make a hole on the top and bottom of the egg

DSC_0678Then you blow as hard as you can on the top hole form the egg


It’s not always that easy and try to hold the eggs with all ten fingers, to prevent them from breaking, again you have rinse the egg when it’s empty.


Then you follow this pattern for the egg shown in the picture above. You have to use thread that matches needle size 1.5mm, that’s a 6 steel in the US

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Here the signs are explained, the pattern is made in two parts and you attach the second part to the first part in the last row where you see the arrows with a single crochet. Put your egg inside before closing and when it’s still wide enough.
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When your egg is finished you take a piece off ribbon from about 15 inch long and make a knot


Take a very thin crochet needle or long needle and put it through the egg.


Than work the ribbon first through the bottom and then through the top of the egg.

Put some branches which start to sprout in a vase and hang your eggs in it.

If would like the other patterns to you can click here

DSC_0584I can’t wait for Spring!!!

knitted pouf tutorial

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I have to admit, this is a tutorial on how to make a pouf from Pickles and not my own, but I love it. Pickles has a very good pattern and if I find the time I really want to make this.

Spool knitted bracelet

DSC_0841I love the french knitting dolls, but I’m often wondering what to do with al the strand, so I made this tutorial. This is also a great tutorial for kids

You’ll need a french knitting doll, the one in the picture I bought here. 3 colors yarn, the one I used is acryl and some electric wire.


First make a strand and than you put the wire in the strand (see picture)


Close the ends and put the bracelet through each other, and this is the result:)