Pattern Bernadette jacket


I made this Bernadette vest for Myself and I’m very happy whitΒ it! It was very easy to make and lovely to wear πŸ™‚

I used 5 strands of yarn, 2 kid silk, 2 baby Alpaca silk and 1 glitter.

You can also just use 1 strand of Melody yarn with or without glitter, for both options I used knitting needles nr 7 and not 8 as recommended in the pattern, but I’m a loose knitter, if You knit very tight, go for nr 8.

Find the yarn in My shop:

jacket 2

You find the pattern here:


I made long sleeves in stead of 3 quart sleeves, and You can also change the length as You prefer.

Have fun!!

Ilse πŸ™‚


Pattern Crocheted Zpagetti Basket

zpagetti basket

For this pattern You need:

zpagetti basket


zpagetti basket

  1. Crochet 3 ch st. and join with a slip stitch.

zpagetti basket

2. Crochet 6 sc in the middle of the round.Put a stitch marker or safety pin in the first stitch You make.

zpagetti basket

3. Make 2 sc in each stitch all around. (12 st)

Replace the stitch marker again in the first stitch You make, this You will do in each round so You

know where the beginning of the round is.

zpagetti basket

4. Make 1 sc in the first stitch and 2 sc in the next stitch, repeat this all the way around. (18 st)

pattern zpagetti basket

5. Make 1 sc in first 2 stitches and 2 sc in the third stitch, repeat this all the way around. (24 st )

pattern zpagetti basket

6. Make 1 sc in first 3 stitches and 2 sc in 4th stitch, repeat all the way around. (30 st )

pattern zpagetti basket

7. Crochet 1 sc in first 4 stitches and 2 sc in 5th stitch. Repeat all the way round. ( 36 st )

pattern zpagetti basket

8. Make 1 sc in first 5 stitches and 2 stitches in 6th stitch. Repeat all the way round. ( 42 st )

pattern zpagetti basket

9. Make 1 sc in each stitch all around. Β ( 42 st )

pattern zpagetti basket


pattern zpagetti basket

10. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch around but pick up only the back loop of the stitch, so You get the

nice pattern πŸ™‚ ( 42 st )

pattern zpagetti basktet

11.Repeat step 10 another 5 times. ( 42 st )


12. Make a slip stitch in each stitch around. (42 st )


13.Cut of the tread and sew in the ends with the big needle…Ready!! Well done!!

You can make a smaller basket with the left over yarn, just make the base of the basket smaller!

zpagetti basket

Put some fruits in it,…

zpagetti basket

Or keep Your knitting projects in them, have fun!

Ilse πŸ™‚

You can find all the supplies in My shop and Etsy shop!

Handmade wooden buttons


These buttons are handmade in Holland by a collaboration between artists Mirthe Hooijen and Karim Eharruyen. In their own studio in Utrecht, they design and turn wood into buttons from special and durable wood.

atelier 3


atelier 2

These buttons are made from an amazing quality and give style and cachet to all Your sewing, knitting and crochet projects!

button on knitted sweater

I can’t wait to use them in My projects!!

button and knitting

You can find the buttons in My shop in Kamilari or online in the shop HERE and in the ETSY shop HERE.

Ilse πŸ™‚


Knit Your Christmas Gifts!!

Easy knitted scarf

This scarf I knitted with almost 2 skeins of Drops Melody yarnΒ and needles nr 7.

I’m a new knitter so this project is suitable for everybody!!

knitted scarf

It’s supper soft, and from high quality, wool & alpaca mix = The perfect Christmas gift!!

scarf 4

How to make it? Super simple: Put 30 stitches on Your needle, then knit one stitch, purl one stitch the whole time, just make sure all the knitted stitches are on top of each other and all purled ones are. You can make a really long scarf with less then 2 skeins! And if You make a loop-scarf even less!

easy scarf

This scarf I keep for Myself, but I will make some gifts of under the tree for sure!

Ilse πŸ™‚

PS : Find the yarn online Here or in the Etsy shop πŸ™‚

The octopus order is finished!! :)

octopusses side

Today we packed our first big wholesale order, it was a big job, but so happy now we did it!!

octopus station

octopusses on paper

I love all the candy colours we make them in …

octopus sattion 2

The smallest size comes i little boxes writing “Welcome baby” the cutest baby gift!

all octopusses

Bye bye octopuses!! Hope You all find a nice new home πŸ™‚

Ilse πŸ™‚

Ps If You like to buy an octopus You can find them HERE πŸ™‚

Love Wool Online!!

love yarn

The new yarn “Love Wool” is online!!

A beautiful thick natural wool for Your winter projects!

85 % Virgin Wool and 15 % Alpaca.

Love wool mustard yellow

Available in different lovely colours!

love wool patterns

Perfect for cowls, scarfs, socks, bags, blankets, pillows and hats!

Love wool coral

love wool light blue

love wool red

love wool socks

You can find the yarn in the Etsy shop HERE.

The 100% cotton mercerised yarn is online!!

cotton yarn

We are using it already some time, but from today the 100 % cotton mercerised yarn is online in the Etsy shop!

I like a lot to work with this yarn and it makes me also extremelyΒ happy that its Greek, I’would love to find more Greek yarn of this quality!!

greek blue

The yarn is perfect for making clothes, toys, bags and purses. It gives a nicely even result.

jacket nadine

Our friend Nadine, who is a talented crocheter, made this jacket with the silver grey yarn, lovely!!


And a lady that comes on holidays to our village every Summer, purchased the yarn to make animal hats for the school theater of her class, she has send me the following picture:


I was very happy to receive it!! πŸ™‚

petrol blue

Myself I have made some scarves, they are perfect in stead of a jacket on a chilly evening.


Just crocheted in a granny stitch in a triangle shape, easy peasy!

oker yellow

Of course our octopuses! The little squeaky ones are also crocheted with the Petalouda yarn!

little octopus

And yes, our Christmas version too:

x-mas octopusses

petalouda lila

For the coin purses its really important that they have wonderful color combinations. That’s why we love this yarn for them, they have such a great color selection!


I hope You got some inspiration, if You are ready to start Yourself You can buy the yarn and hooks in the Etsy shop HERE.

Don’t forget to send me a picture from what You have made!!

See You!

Ilse πŸ™‚