Colorful Crochet & Crafts

Author: Marianne Dekkers-Roos

Book launch “Punch als een Pro”

Book launch “Punch als een Pro”

Oh, you guys! I’m over the moon, super excited and sooo happy: my new book is almost here!!It’s been ready to pre-order (here) for quite a while already, but as of today you can actually have a (rather extensive) peek inside the book (here)! I’m… read more

Clematis Dreams Shawl

Clematis Dreams Shawl

It’s with much pleasure that I’m releasing my latest crochet shawl pattern today, please meet the “Clematis Dreams Shawl”! I sure hope you’ll love it as much as I do! The design process can be a very interesting one, and creating this shawl definitely was…. read more

“Sjaals” – book review & giveaway

“Sjaals” – book review & giveaway

Every once in a while you come across a pattern that you fall in love with immediately! Two personal favorites in that category come to mind right away: the “Hotel of Bees Shawl”, as well as the “Liula Shawl”. And now a third one has… read more

… and… I’m back!

… and… I’m back!

It feels like ages since I’ve blogged… Not much of a surprise after my last blog post, I’m sure. The past 3 months were totally about working on the new book. As always the process starts with ideas, then moves onto the sketches/samples and the… read more

Big, happy news!!

Big, happy news!!

Now that I’m finally able to share my big, huge, happy news with all of you, I oddly enough find it hard to find the right words. So I’m going to say it simply as it is: THERE’S A NEW BOOK COMING OUT! WOOHOO!! This… read more

Hexagon Shawl “Ursula”

Hexagon Shawl “Ursula”

I have some pretty fantastic news to share with you!This coming week, from February 14 – February 17, one of the biggest craft fairs in Europe, the “Handwerkbeurs”, is being held once again in the city of Zwolle, The Netherlands.If you love crafts, whether it’s… read more

Lemvig Shawl

Lemvig Shawl

Every once in a while you come across a crochet project that gets you in a flow, makes you feel relaxed and zen while working on it.This is exactly what happened to me while designing/crocheting my “Lemvig Shawl”, and I couldn’t be more pleased to… read more

Bye-bye 2018… hello 2019!

Bye-bye 2018… hello 2019!

Hello you lovely people! First I’d like to wish you all the very best for this new year! May it be filled with love, friendship, good health, and lots and lots of fun creative projects! I took some time off during December and the holiday… read more

Leaves Punch Needle Cushion

Leaves Punch Needle Cushion

When I scroll through the photos on my phone and computer, I see a pattern in how I work, and it’s a bit of an odd one … I already told you I’m not a monogamous crafter – there are always at least 5 projects… read more

“The Art of Crochet Blankets” – book review & giveaway

“The Art of Crochet Blankets” – book review & giveaway

Oh, you guys! There is such a won-der-ful & inspirational new crochet book on the market! The mere fact that it’s been written by one of the queens of crochet – someone I’ve both admired and learned a ton of crochet techniques from – the… read more