zondag 13 november 2016

Cat rattle (link to pattern)

Last week we went on maternity visit. We bought a very cute picture book from Dikkie Dik. And of course I crocheted also a cute present! I always like to match the crochet stuff, by the theme of the book. I found this lovely cat crochet pattern at Stip en Haak. I used Philar Coton yarn 3 in two colors, 70 Melon for the base and 77 Tournesol for the cheeks. this cuddly toy fits perfectly with the picture book!

zondag 30 oktober 2016

Pink lion

I have a lot of crochet books. However, usually I use the internet for inspiration... but not for this time. Because I was looking for a lion pattern, and I wasn't satisfied with the patterns I found at the internet. So I grabbed my crochet books and started to look for a lovely lion... and than suddenly I found a great pattern in this book Amigurumi World - Seriously cute crochet. Yeah! For this lion I used some pink yarn from Phildar and a 2.5 mm hook. O and by the way, not only the lion pattern in this book is really cute, I can recommend also the other patterns in it!

zondag 21 augustus 2016

Bear (pattern available)

Bears, again! It might that bears become my second love after bunnies ;).
They ask me to make something for a baby boy. This bear below was one of the patterns I saved for the right moment, and this was the right moment I think. 

Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

zaterdag 13 augustus 2016

Square coasters (pattern available)

Coasters! It decorates your table instantly. I have seen many coasters at Pinterest, mostly round. Often with flowers, too cosy for me. I was looking for more square coasters, but still cute, and not too girly. When I found this crochet pattern from Mango Tree Crafts, I knew I wanted to make these and use them as coasters.

I crocheted five of them with a 4 mm hook and some Drops Paris yarn. They turned out great.

I bond them together with a nice ribbon and gave these as a present to my cousin, who had a house warming today!

 Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

Pattern click here
Patroon klik hier

zondag 22 mei 2016

Fox Gunther

Ask someone to draw a fox quickly and they probably come up with something like this. I must admit that I'm truly in love with this design of La Maison Victor. The best thing is, that this pattern is free! You will find it here: Fox Gunther

zaterdag 23 april 2016


This time no bunnies, but bears! Starts also with a B, but that's entirely coincidental.
They ask me to make something for a baby boy. I immediately knew what to make! Pinterest is a good source for inspiration and pattern. I found this big bear earlier that week, but at that moment I knew this was the perfect time to make this. It's cute and tough at the same time.


Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

zaterdag 19 maart 2016

Tote bag with heart

My new favorite bag!

 A few weeks ago, my grandmother gave me some cotton. She found it somewhere at the ceiling. It was about 30 years old, it has some spots in it... but it's white, so that's not a problem. After you made your work, put it in some water with some chlorine, and it will be perfect white again.
The moment I saw the cotton, I knew what I was going to make. A TOTE BAG!
I used the filet crochet technique. Perfect to make figures within your crochet work. I decided to make a lovely heart, it's clear to see when you use it.
Furthermore I bought some leather handles, with gives the bag a tougher appearance.

Do you want to filet crochet something as well, check out this site for some explanation (in English and Dutch).

Have a nice weekend!