In the Netherlands, a large wool shop broadcasts a competition every year. If you are good at crocheting you can participate in it and you can win the title CROCHETSTAR’. I watched this program for the first 2 years. I like it, but the year Thessa Kockelkorn participated, I didn’t follow it. I did see a beautiful blanket from the winner…..! A beautiful and colorful Granny Square Blanket. Last year I received a message from the winner, Thessa: her book was out and if I also wanted to participate in the online presentation of her book. Because we were very busy with the purchase of a home and the sale of our own home, I completely forgot to respond! Long story short: the sweet designer sent me the book and now I want to share it with you here too! Take a look what beautiful things I made from the book ‘Winters Haken’. (Winter Crochet)

About two years ago I bought a lot of yarn from the brand ‘Budgetyarn’ at Wolplein. I had the ideaa to make a blanket out of it. And although I made several attempts, I was continuously dissatisfied. Not about the colors, but the ways in which I processed the yarn just didn’t work out well! Do you recognize this?

One of the ideas: all hexagons, I didn’t like the result…


Budgetyarn Acrylic

The yarn I used I bought at Wolplein. I have worn and Washed the scarf a lot and the shawl remains beautiful on me! I can certainly recommend the yarn. It’s especially nice and soft, and I like that when the scarf is around my neck….

I also crocheted a beret from the book and used the same colors as for the shawl; a nice set together. I will describe what you need to crochet this shawl as well.

Size of the Star Shawl

Length: almost 150 cm
Widest part: 80 cm

Star pattern

Used Stitches (US)

  • Half Double Crochet;
  • slip stich (sl. St.);
  • Chain;
  • Picot;
  • Double Crochet (DC);
  • Double Crochet in the back loop;
  • Double Crochet in the front loop;
  • single crochet (SC);
  • single crochet (SC) with a picot;
  • V-stich,

Matching baret

I also crocheted the star hat from the same book, so that I can wear it on very cold days. I used the same three colors and alternated them according to my feeling.


If you want to crochet patterns from my own design, go to my Etsy shop!
And when you’r ready: will you show me?
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Lots of love,
Marijke @zusjeknus!

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