Every summer needs a boho-bag…

..and this year I’m crocheting one. 

I’ve had the same thing the last couple of years. As soon as it starts to feel a tiny bit like summer – I go all in for the romantic boho-look. Floral prints, long flowing dresses and fringes. I feel totally free, happy and easygoing. It might be a kind of rebellion against my corporal persona (which I also love) as my day to day job is in the science of public health. No matter the reason, it just happens. ๐Ÿ˜‡ 


I have this little gorgeous white creamy dreamy crocheted bag I got many many many years ago, I might actually have been 13, from my aunt and it’s still going strong. But after becoming a mother I find it to be just a little too small for all those essentials. Other than my phone and lipgloss I now also carries pacifiers, napkins, sunscreens, a toy or two and so on.. There is definitely room for adding an extra love to my bag collection. I just like that I found this simple yet gorgeous pattern on Pinterest for the Urban Gypsy Boho Bag by Make & do create. Fringes, grannysquares and cluster stitches – what’s not to love?! 

For my version I’m using my trusty 4,00 mm from Tulip Etimo and Drops Muskat yarn in the three shades; Light pink (06), White (18) and Light beige (61). 


Isn’t it just the perfect shade of dusty pink?!


To be continued! ๐Ÿ˜„

A chunky baby blanketย 

Sorry for being a bit absent lately but this pregnancy is kicking my but right now. However, I do get some crocheting done! 

Take a look at this baby blanket I just finished trying out for Grandmaskills (whom you can find on Instagram). It’s so easy, quick and with a gorgeous texture that you can look at for days. It’s definitely my new go to when it comes to baby gifts. 


As I worked with Drops Andnes, which consists of 65% wool and 35% alpaca, it snugged a bit and became smaller than the gauge but I really don’t mind. It ended up being approximately 60*75cm which works perfect for a stroller or a cradle. 

What do you think? Isn’t it a beauty?! 

The Mandala Madness Continues

It’s been a few rounds since I last wrote and oh how it grows beautifully. I’m “only” on part four but this pattern is already turning out to be a real yarn-eater!  Ran out of yarn twice last week. So to be on the safe side I went ahead andbought all the whites the store had! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Better safe then sorry. 

Have a great day! 

Mandala Madness

So ok I just had to start another mandala project. ๐Ÿ™ˆ And this time I fell for the Mandala Madness CAL from 2016. Yes I know, I’m such a sucker for CAL:s. But they are almost always so much fun, well worked and absolutely stunning. 

Trying to contrast my oh so colorful Atlanticus this will be challenging in the opposite way. I’ve chosen to only use three colors. A raspberry red, a vintage rose and a crispy white.

As gorgeous as it is in its full size I’ll probably settle for making it in a “baby blanket-version”. I already have several large blankets in the making and I would love to finish it sometime this year. ๐Ÿ˜…


Quick facts

Pattern: 

Free by Crystal and Crochet – Click here

Yarn: 

Drops Belle in the shades White (01), Mauve (16) and Cherry (12).

Hook: 

Clover Amour 3,5mm.

The Midsummer Seven – ย Sisters in Stitch

It’s such a great feeling to find that person that you love to work with. Someone to share your dreams and hopes, your love of creating and especially crocheting. Kay is that someone for me, and together we have created Sisters In Stitch – a collaboration and partnership of all the creative things we love.

Our first collaboration is called The Midsummer Seven; the sweetest floral wreath consisting of seven precious flowers. We hope it will make your summerdays and festiveties a little extra magical.

And with no further due – our free pattern: The Midsummer Seven by Sisters in Stitch.

Wishing you happy crocheting and a lovely Midsummer! ๐Ÿ’•

Love,

Tess

The Spring Lane CAL – An update

A few more weeks has passed and unfortunately there were only small squares left in the CAL. And even though they are turning out beautiful I really can’t finish my blanket in that way. I don’t find it fun anymore and for that reason I changed my mind. 

Now it’s going to be a mix between the two CALS: Spring Lane and Nuts About Squares! Have done a few squares from the second and they are turning out great, a perfect match. I’m so in love with this blanket again! ๐Ÿ˜„

Love these colors together!