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Cable stitch shawl: it's okay, I can laugh about it now

Allemaal leuk en aardig hoor, poseren met je eigen omslagdoek. Maar zo'n beetje voor een camera heen en weer springen, ik word er altijd een beetje onzeker van. De foto's van mijn kabelsteek omslagdoek zijn goed gelukt. Maar ik wilde jullie ook even laten zien, dat heus niet elke foto goed uit de bus kwam. Sterker nog, er zijn er meer dan 100 gemaakt en ik was echt maar over een stuk of 10 foto's tevreden. Kun je nagaan. Ofwel: Doutzen hoeft nog niet op zoek naar anders werk!

Cabe stitch laugh | Happy in Red

It's all nice and dandy, being a model for your own crochet shawl. But moving and jumping in front of a camera, it makes me extremely self concious! The pics of my cable stitch shawl worked out really well, but I couldn't keep this one from you. Just to show that it took many, many pics before I was happy. Actually, over 100 pictures were taken and I was happy with only about 10 of them. So really, Doutzen Kroes doesn't need to go looking for another job just yet.

A new blog design & a summer sale

Zo af en toe is het tijd voor wat nieuws. Weg met het oude, erin met het nieuwe. Ik liep al een tijdje te dubben: zal ik mijn blog eens een fijne make-over geven? Vorig jaar kreeg mijn travel blog een nieuwe look en daarom vond ik dat Happy in Red niet kon achter blijven. Van het weekend is er flink aan mijn blog geklust, en het resultaat mag er zijn. Ik ben er blij mee!

New blog design Happy in Red

Every now and then I feel like something new. Out with the old, in the with the new. That type of thing. For a while I had been pondering about a new lay out and look for my blog. Last year my travel blog had a complete make-over, so now it was time for Happy in red to get a new dress. So basically all week there was some renovation done on Happy in Red and now it;s finished, I am so happy about it.


Crochet bags for summer: a crochet pattern

Meestal ben ik nogal van het tassen naaien. Als je niet te veel onderdelen hebt, gaat dat redelijk snel. Maar de laatste tijd heb ik ook het tassen haken goed onder de knie gekregen. Misschien herinneren jullie je mijn boodschappentas en vlindertas nog wel? Ik was dan ook erg vereerd toen ik, midden in de winter, werd gevraagd om wat lekkere zomertassen te haken, voor Yarn the sea edition.

Crochet Beach Bag Crochet Pattern, Yarn the Sea Edition (photo by: Scheepjes)

To be honest, I prefer sewing bags to crocheting bags. If you don't have too many parts to sew, you can easily finish a bag within and afternoon or an evening. And to crochet a bag takes a little longer. But since a year or so I am getting the hang of crocheting bags. Do you remember my crochet grocery bag and peacock butterfly bag? That's why I was very honoured to design a summer bag crochet pattern for bookazine Yarn, the sea edition.


Happy in Red: sewing patterns

Do you like sewing and are you always on the look-out for some new sewing patterns? Good news! On this page I will collect all the sewing pattterns by me, Happy in Red. This page is always up-to-date, all my sewing patterns are here.

My sewing patterns are written in Dutch ánd in English. Enjoy yourself! If you have made someting using one of my sewing patterns, I'd love to see it! So come on over to my Facebook page and show it. Or post your work on Instagram and tag me using @happyinred or #sohappyinred

These are my patterns, have fun trying them out! These tutorials are not to be used for commercial purposes, unless stated otherwise.  So, for personal use only. If you have any questions, please contact me and I'll try to answer your questions the best way I can.

If you also like to crochet, take a look at my crochet patterns, over at 'tutorials'.

Reversible tote bag tutorial
Reversible tote bag tutorial
Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Easy zipper pouch tutorial
Drawstring backpack tutorial
Drawstring backpack tutorial
Beach tote, market tote sewing pattern
Beach tote sewing pattern
Hot water bottle cover
Hot water bottle cover
Two way clutch sewing pattern
Two way clutch pattern
Clasp clutch tutorial
Clasp clutch tutorial
Apron sewing pattern
Kitchen apron tutorial
Flower belt sewing tutorial
Flower belt sewing tutorial
Reversible tote bag
Reversible tote bag

Happy in Red: crochet patterns

Do you like to crochet and are you always on the look-out for some new crochet patterns? Good news! On this page I will collect all the crochet pattterns by me, Happy in Red. This page is always up-to-date, all my patterns are here.

My crochet patterns are written in Dutch ánd in English. Enjoy yourself! If you have made someting using one of my crochet patterns, I'd love to see it! So come on over to my Facebook page and show it. Or post your work on Instagram and tag me using @happyinred or #sohappyinred

These are my patterns, have fun trying them out! These tutorials are not to be used for commercial purposes, unless stated otherwise.  So, for personal use only. If you have any questions, please contact me and I'll try to answer your questions the best way I can.

If you also like sewing, take a look at my sewing patterns, over at 'tutorials'.


Crochet flower pattern
Crochet pumpkin pattern
Crochet pumpkin pattern
Crochet Winter Star Pattern
Crochet winter star pattern
Men's Beanie crochet pattern
Men's beanie crochet pattern
DIY Christmas ornament
DIY Christmas ornament
 Grannystrip edging tutorial
Granny stripe edging tutorial
Triangle granny scarf crochet pattern
Triangle granny scarf
Baby beanie crochet pattern
Baby beanie crochet pattern
Diamond stitch crochet tutorial
Diamond stitch crochet tutorial
Womens beanie tutorial
Womens beanie tutorial
Flower granny square blanket
Flower grannys quare blanket
Crochet leaf edging
Crochet leaf edging
Easy crochet blanket for beginners
Easy crochet blanket for beginners
Bobble stitch wrist warmers
Bobble stitch wrist warmers
Bobble stitch infinity scarf
Bobble stitch infinity scarf
Crochet slippers tutorial
Crochet slippers
Warm waffle shrug crochet tutorial
Warm waffle shrug
Cock-a-doodle easter mug cosy crochet tutorial
Easter mug cosy
Spike stitch blanket, crochet pattern
Spike stitch blanket
Free crochet pattern: peacock butterfly bag
Peackock Butterfly Bag
Free crochet pattern: hexagon blanket
Hexagon blanket
Free crochet pattern: flip flops
Crochet flip flops
Crochet blanket pattern: funky fifties, retro design | Happy in Red
Funky fifties crochet blanket
Crochet market bag: free crochet pattern | Happy in Red
Market Bag in linen stitch
Long, skinny scarf: free crochet pattern | Happy in Red
Long, skinny scarf
Crochet pineapple purse: free crochet pattern | Happy in Red
Pineapple coin purse
Cabel stitch shawl, crochet pattern | Happy in Red
Cable stitch shawl