Rose Party Triangles – “Het Nije Huis”

Last week I received an email from Carolien, asking whether it would be okay if her organization, “Het Nije Huis”, used my “Rose Party Triangles” in their Guinness World Record-attempt to crochet the longest crochet bunting ever.

“Het Nije Huis” is a foundation that wants to inform, support and help not only people who have been diagnosed with cancer, but their loved ones as well.
Given the enormous amount of crocheted flags needed to qualify for this Guinness Book of Records-achievement, they have set March 13, 2018 as the date on which they want to have reached their rather ambitious goal of having created a garland of 10.000 meters.
Since 2018 is the year that “Het Nije Huis” celebrates its 10 year anniversary, it would be utterly cool if they could add to their festivities by bringing this to a successful completion!

Of course I didn’t need to think about Carolien’s request at all; I’m so pleased my pattern will be part of something so wonderful, useful, and fun.
The organization being based here in The Netherlands, she asked whether I had a Dutch version of the “Rose Party Triangles” – which I didn’t.
My intention is to always have my patterns/tutorials in both English and Dutch available on the blog, but all too often life gets in the way, and the translation-stuff lands on the back burner.

So….her request was an excellent push to translate the pattern right away, and have it available for heaps of enthusiastic Dutch crocheters, that will help Carolien and  “Het Nije Huis” to achieve their fantastic target. Of course they hope to raise a lot of money as well – for instance by selling parts of the 10.000-meters-long garland, for which, by the way, they’ve calculated they need 40.000 flags! That’s a whole lot of flags, and it’s clear that they need all the help they can get.
As you can see in this video, they got off to a great start this past Wednesday!

For those of you who want to contribute, this is where you’ll find more information, or you can go to the Facebook page, right here (in Dutch, or please use Google Translate).
Even though this is a Dutch initiative, wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could make this an international event? Key is that you crochet flags that have 18 cm on at least the top side (you can find links to the templates at the bottom of this page). The “Rose Party Triangles”, version rounds 1-6, crocheted in worsted/aran/afghan, and a 5,5 mm hook (US: 7-9), should give you the perfect size.

You can send your flags to:
“Het Nije Huis”
Beursstraat 9
7551 HP Hengelo
The Netherlands

While translating my garland-design into Dutch, I made some small changes/improvements to the original pattern, and added an additional (and optional) round 6, ensuring the top side of the triangle meets the 18 cm size requirement.

You’ll find the English pattern here, and the Dutch version here (or via the “Crochet Pattern”-section of my blog, here).

My first contribution of 11 flags is going in the mail right now – I’ll be making lots more in the coming months. After all, they’re a great stash buster, and just plain fun to crochet when I need a short break from my (quickly accumulating pile of) other wips!

Oh, and my dear and talented friend Janneke/JipbyJan designed a lovely flag-pattern for “Het Nije Huis” as well, you can find it here.

Have fun making, and if you’re donating to “Het Nije Huis”, please tag your pictures with #nijeslingers and/or #langstegehaaktevlaggetjesslinger, so we can all enjoy them!

Happy weekend,
love,

Marianne xx

Follow-up Friday – “Rose Party Triangles”

maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-19A few weeks ago someone in the CraftKitchen-organization got married, and of course we – the CraftKitchen blogger team – wanted to give him and his lovely wife-to-be a present, preferable a personal/handmade one.

Being the crafty people that we are, we came up with the idea of making a festive wedding garland.
maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-08maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-12Since the 5 of us live in different parts of The Netherlands, the idea was that we would all crochet 4 motifs for the bunting – in the same color, off-white – and send them to Lidy, who would then make one pretty garland of the 20 little flags.

maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-13And, I’m telling you: it turned out so, so nice! We were all chuffed to pieces to see the photos Lidy and Miriam took in Miriam’s luscious garden when it was ready!
Plus: it was so much fun to make something this pretty, as a team! It goes to show that you can achieve a lot in a relatively short time when you work together: I absolutely love my CraftKitchen buddies!

Should you want to give this a go yourself, I’ve tried to track down as many details on the garland’s motifs as I could:
Liza created her own granny square heart pattern (link to chart here), Lidy crocheted her flags from a crochet snowflake book, Lisanne followed her own “wallhanger” design (pattern comes as a bonus when you buy her book), and Janneke adapted her own “Lente Granny Square” (free pattern for the squares here; it’s in Dutch, but has clear step-by-step photos, so you lovely non-Dutch should be ok with it as well, you need to click on “werkbeschrijving” for the tutorial).

maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-05maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-07I did exactly the same thing as Janneke: I modified my “Rose” granny square (pattern&tutorial here) to a “Rose” triangle. I love how it turned out – whether made in off-white, or happy colors.
maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-23 maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-22Upon request, I’ve written up the pattern to share with you on the blog.
Simply click here, and make your own festive garland with these “Rose Party Triangles”!
maRRose - CCC - Rose Triangle for bunting-31Happy making, and a happy weekend!
Love,
Marianne xx