About Me

This is me and my lovely Grandmother(93 years old in this picture). She taught me how to crochet when I was about 8 years old. I learned the basics pretty fast and after that I tried to copy her doilies. In my teenage years I didn't crochet, I had other things to do. Later when my first daughter was born, I picked it up again and crocheted all kind of creations like hats, little cardigans, poncho's, mittens and bags. I bought every book or magazine about crochet I could find and taught myself more difficult techniques. I spend hours figuring out how to join granny squares in a nice way. Oh how I would have loved You Tube or Pinterest in those days!
At some point I thought it would be nice to show the world my creations to inspire people. So I started a blog with free patterns and step by step tutorials. It got picked up pretty fast and soon I had quite some followers around the world. Nowadays I am surrounded by yarn all day and no day will pass without crocheting.

36 comments:

  1. I'm SO happy to have found you Atty. I'm a novice crocheter but I'm always looking for new fun pattern. You and your talent is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Wat een mooie sterrendeken! Via Pinterest je Blog gevonden, ziet er super leuk uit! Groetjes uit Maastricht!

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  3. You are such an Angel ~ ♥ ~ Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us. ^:^

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  4. Thank you! I want to be friends with you!!!

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  5. Dank je wel voor al die prachtige patronen die je deelt!
    Ik ben ook fan van Stone washed garen, wat een prachtige sterrendeken heb je ermee gemaakt!
    Proficiat! en veel succes,

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  6. i've just discovered your blog. it is really nice. how generous of you to share the patterns. thank you for it. i loved your crochet bag idea. i will do the same with my left over yarns.

    thank you for your posts.

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  7. Thanks so much for posting these beautiful patterns! I love quilts, but don't have the time or patience for making them & love how your designs have such a quilt-like look to them. The colors are just as gorgeous as the patterns!

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  8. Wow, I love all your patterns! I am a knitter but I'm learning to crochet. Thanks for the inspiration! - Haley

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  9. YOU''R GREAT. NICE CROCHET PRODUCTS AND MANY THANKS FOR SHARING.

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  10. I just discovered your blog today. I really like it. I have been crocheting for one year. I like all your pretty patterns and beautiful use of color.

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  11. Hello dear, I'm happy to find you, discovered you today, through Pinterest. Regards. Loredana.

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  12. Thank you I am beatrice 52 years old, I live in France in the Landes, I am married and I have two kids alex 25 and mathias 21...big kids! AND I LOVE CROCHET and I love your blog !

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  13. Hello Atty,

    I love your blog and your patterns, thanks for sharing them. You are very talented.
    I live in Brazil, I'm a medical doctor and in my free time I love to crochet, it is my therapy!
    I'm also married and a mother of a 15 years old boy.
    My best regards

    I live in Brazil,

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  14. Hello Atty,
    I've just posted a comment, but it disappeared, so I will post it again.
    I love your blog and your patterns, thanks for sharing them. You are very talented.
    I live in Brazil. I'm a medical doctor, but in my free time I love to crochet, it is a therapy!
    I'm also married and a mother of a 15 years-old boy.
    My best regards

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  15. Hello Atty ...
    I am passionate about her work and copying all ... I live in Brazil and I have a very strong relationship with crochet because I learned from my grandparents who were experts. I was delighted to have found their blog. Please do not leave the air!
    Thanks for the tutorials are great and all too beautiful ...

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  16. Hi Atty, I just came home with some cork rounds (they were on sale) and did not quite know what to do with them until I saw your blog mentioned bij Janet from "Blij dat ik brei" Thanks for the idea, I have made covers for stool seats the same way.I was born in the Netherlands but now live in California since 1952. I'll be 90 at the end of the year, have crocheted since I was 6.(It was taught in school!) Dank je wel, Atie

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  17. Hi Atty, I just came home with some cork rounds (they were on sale) and did not quite know what to do with them until I saw your blog mentioned bij Janet from "Blij dat ik brei" Thanks for the idea, I have made covers for stool seats the same way.I was born in the Netherlands but now live in California since 1952. I'll be 90 at the end of the year, have crocheted since I was 6.(It was taught in school!) Dank je wel, Atie

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    1. You're welcome Atie! I hope I will still be able to crochet when I am 90! I was taught by my grandmother who is 97 now.
      I have been in California a couple of times, I liked the weather there!

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing your creative patterns. Love, love, love, your patterns. Going to make your Mandala Pot Coaster for Christmas gifts. I stumbled across your page on Pinterest.

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  19. Hello Atty, My name is Debbie and I live in Oregon, I have 4 children and their spouses and 10 grandchildren. Thank you so much for the free patterns. I'm a self taught crocheter and I love working on patterns that are fun and full of color. I already made one of your Christmas Bulbs and I love it. I ordered some of the yarn that you use. I can't find it here in the United States. Do you have any suggestions. And of course I will donate to help keep you in yarn.

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  20. Thanks Atty for providing the patterns in English as well as Dutch.
    I am going to make the star-shaped motif as a coaster as it is a perfect Star of David!! You rock!!
    Marilyn in Oregon USA

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  21. thanks a lot for sharing patterns. I'm French and I'll try to follow you on all your patterns. I am going to make the angel .
    Greenmama in France

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  22. I found your blog the other day oh my goodness you are so talented and kind to share!
    I want to make the vest..it's the BEST...is the white yarn fringe that you attached?
    Thanks again and greetings from the USA
    Tina

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  23. Hallo Atty..nice to know you and your blog..
    Thanks for the patterns...

    Greetings from Bandung, Indonesia

    Gina

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  24. Hello Atty,
    Thank you so much for the patterns and for the detailed photo description! Really apprreciate all your efforts.

    Groetjes,
    Shilpa

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  25. eres una TOP del tejido. Gracias

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  26. Hallo Atty,
    Heb net je blog ontdekt. Wat een mooie dingen maak je! Ik heb meteen de mandala onderzetter gemaakt. Alleen het midden snap ik niet. Hoe kom je van 16 lussen ineens naar 8 lussen? Kun je dat nog eens iets duidelijker uitleggen?
    Groetjes, Imke

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  27. I am so glad I get Deramore's newsletters or I would never have found you. I already LOVE your site the minute I saw the Shooting Star pattern!

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  28. Hallo Atty, Ik heb net een van jouw patronen gedeeld op mijn groepen op FB, maar ondanks dat de aanwijzingen (voor mij dan) volkomen duidelijk zijn, weet ik dat er toch altijd weer mensen gaan vragen om de NL vertaling, heb je die op een ander blog staan, want hier kon ik het niet vinden en de Google vertaling maar meer onduidelijk als duidelijk.

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  29. I found you via Pinterest! You have some lovely patterns and ideas! If I made a donation to your yarn fund would I be able to use them to raise money for my Church please?
    Please may I ask, do you use UK or US terminology?
    I'm new to crochet but your instructions look lovely and clear and I'm itching to have a go!
    Thank you!
    Julie <3

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  30. Long story, but... I ran across your lovely free patterns page--lovely!

    Do you have a way to make a donation using PayPal?

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