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About Happy-in-Red

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  • Birthday 05/18/1982

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    Hi!! I am Esther from The Netherlands! You may also know me als Happy in Red from my blog http://happyinred.blogspot.com. I love to crochet and I am always looking for new ideas and love chatting about crochet and yarn with other crocheters!!
  • Location
    The Netherlands
  • Occupation
    Journalist and (web)editor
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  • Crocheting since...
    Since 2011
  1. Hi! I am so, so happy with my new shawl :-) I have made it with one ball of Scheepjes Whirl, which is a yarn cake with a very gradual colour change. You can read all about this shawl and the pattern on my blog!
  2. Crocheted a retro bag and lined it with some fun tie-die fabric. It's rather large-ish and perfect to tote around groceries or work stuff. But it's also great fun for the beach. You can read more about it here .
  3. Oooh, I love that one. I made a similar one, I loved working on it.
  4. I have this thing about C2C lately. Husband was nice enough to help me get the graph right. Yay!! All about the pattern, you can read here.
  5. Thanks all! Yes, the colours are a bit funky, but they seem to work. No idea about which number the colours have (I didn't save the wraps), but the Phildar website will be helpful enough!
  6. Hi everyone! I finally put my tutorial for a spring blanket online. It's made with flowers in squares and you can join as you go (yes, I am a lazy bugger, hehe). The structure is quite open, so this blanket does need a nice edge to really work. Also, the squares realy benfit from wet blocking as they may be a bit 'wobbly' if you're a tight crocheter. I hook very losely, so no problems there. Enjoy!!
  7. RoseRed - That is probably even worse! Luckily, in the meantime, I've also had some costumers that didn't blink at the cost and completely understand the value of handmade items.
  8. She was my age, so I guess she didn't have a lot of experience with buying handmade stuff. I was talking to my husband yesterday and he said: oh, well... like you needed more projects ;-) (Too right!!) I'm just a little interested in how much she expected to pay for a 220 x 200 cm handmade 100% Merino blanket? I mean, had she done her homework, she knew it wasn't going to be a bargain. I checked my quoted price with similar items on Etsy and I still think I estimated a modest price.
  9. KittyLover - I used Phildar 3.5 and loooooots of it. For the last few rounds I needed a skein a round. YIKES!
  10. Thanx all, I knew I came to the right place for people to understand. I literally did a calculation for her, telling her: with X size you need Y weight of yarn, so that means XX balls of the yarn you've requested, this means the cost for the yarn alone would be XYZ and given that it will take ABC weeks to make this is the price. I must say, especially after reading your comments, that I am already over it. I've been lucky to also encounter people who understand the costs of handmade and ordered some things with me. People like this, I can really do without!
  11. Allover the web I found kids and baby beanies, but nothing quick and easy for women. That won't do! Us girls deserve beanies too ;-) For this beanie I used 100% Merino (Bingo by Lana Grossa) and hook 6 mm. If you know how to do DC's and the crab stitch you'll have no problem with this pattern. Women's beanie crochet pattern
  12. I know, right? She literally couldn't grasp that a King Size blanket in 100% Merino would cost over €150 in materials alone! I suggested more economic yarn, but that was no good apperently. Well, that doesn't give me any options. Right?
  13. Thank you! I was going for kinda 'retro' colours as I am not too fond of 'sweet' colour for kids.
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