Design of a projectbag for Yarn and Colors

Projectbag designed for yarn and Colors by Claudia Aaldijk

Finally I can show you the design that I made for Yarn and Colors. I designed this projectbag for the lookbook of June. It’s my first design for a yarn brand and I am really really proud of it!

Projectbag designed for yarn and Colors by Claudia Aaldijk

Somewhere in Februari Yarn and Colors asked me if I was up to designing a project for one of their lookbooks. Of course I liked the idea a lot. But I still need to think about it a little bit. It would take a lot of time and with all the things I was al ready busy with like work, rebuilding our house and office, the new garden, my webshop and all the other things in life, it’s always difficult to find extra time. And I was wondering if this designing was something I could really do, I mean it’s really something different to write down a blogpost with something that I made or make a pattern that will be actually sold by another company. But it also would give me some great possibilities. I wanted to publish my designs for a long time, like for example on Ravelry, and by making a design for Y&C, I could see how the process of designing a complete pattern, writing it down and having it tested by a pattern tester, would be. And of course there would be other people at Y&C that will check my design if it’s good enough. So after a good night sleep I decided to go for this great adventure.

The lookbook had a theme, a Granny square which I had to incorporate in a project. For those of you who have never heard of a Granny Square, this is a little crocheted square, mostly with different colors and or different motifs. Usually you make a lot of squares and you combine those squares into something bigger like a blanket, a shawl, or like in my case a projectbag. So I first designed the Granny Square. After the square was finished I started making the projectbag. Y&C selected some yarns for the lookbook of which I have chosen the Baby Fabulous. This is a very soft yarn made of Cotton & Acrylic. You can crochet or knit this yarn with 4.0 – 5.0 mm needles and there are quite a few colors to choose from. For the pattern I have chosen two color combinations, one with a cream color as the main color and the other one with a brown color as the main color. I first crocheted the cream colored version and after that Victoria te Kloese tested the brown version. I want to thank Victoria a lot for her work and all the suggestions and notes. They helped me a lot to make the pattern completely like I had in mind.

Dit you became enthousiastic to crochet the projectbag or do you want some more information, then you can find the pattern here on the site of Yarn and Colors . Next to the pattern, they also sell both of the color combinations as a kit, so you can have all the needed yarn at once. I hope you have as much fun with making the projectbag. Please tag met with #okariconcepts or/and with #cottonandcandles in your photos on Instagram, so I can see your lovely bags.

Projectbag designed for yarn and Colors by Claudia Aaldijk

Greetz Claudia

Photocredits: Yarn and Colors

My Socials

My Socials

Crocheting a heart in a flag for Valentinesday

Gehaakt vlaggetje met een hartje erin mee gehaakt

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In 2017 deed ik mee aan de wereldrecordpoging van het Nijehuis. Daar heb ik toen onder andere dit vlaggetje voor gemaakt. Vandaag is het Valentijnsdag, de dag van de hartjes, dus ik dacht dan is het misschien wel leuk om het vlaggetje hier ook een keer te posten. Je kunt natuurlijk ook alleen het hartje gebruiken. Hieronder lees je meer over wat ik gebruikt heb en hoe het hartje gemaakt wordt.

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Cosmic Cal part 1, incl. Colorscheme Cottonandcandles

Cosmic Cal part 1 finishedBlog, Cottonandcandles
A few weeks ago, I started with the first part of the Cosmic Cal 2018, designed by Helen Shrimpton (Crystalsandcrochet). I know, I’m still working on my Sophie’s Universe blanket, but I couldn’t resist to start a new Cal.
I really like working on my Sophie and the Cosmic Cal is the same kind of blanket, The second reason is that I wanted to join a Cal from the beginning, and the Cosmic Cal looks like a great project to do so. Continue reading “Cosmic Cal part 1, incl. Colorscheme Cottonandcandles”

Part 3 Sophie’s Universe

Part 3 Sophies Universe, Blog op
Now the Sophie is still small, so working on it goes fast, but later when she’s bigger it will be different I guess. It’s a big blanket and it will cost a couple of months to make it, so it’s nice to see some results already. This week, part 3 has 10 rounds to do. I work with 5 different colors and I changed the color scheme from Deidre to my own colors. I decide per round which color I will use. Continue reading “Part 3 Sophie’s Universe”

Part 2 Sophie’s Universe

Deel 2 Sophies Universe klaar2, Blog op
The first part of Sophie’s Universe is finished. It wasn’t difficult at all and it looks great. The ByClaire soft mix yarn is fine for crocheting, I only have to be careful that it’s not splitting. So I was ready to start part 2 of the pattern. I’m still happy with the colors that I’ve chosen and for this part 3 more colors will be introduced. Continue reading “Part 2 Sophie’s Universe”

Part 1 Sophies Universe

Deel 1 Sophies Universe klaarIG, Blog op
Now it’s really happening, I started the Sophies Universe part 1. Every week from now on, I will try to finish a part of my Sophie and make a Blogpost about it. In the first post I already showed you the colors that I will use for my Sophie from the Softmix yarn of ByClaire. In the next Blogs I will show you the colors that I use per round. Continue reading “Part 1 Sophies Universe”

New project Sophie’s Universe

Start Sophie's Universe with
For months I have the book from the Cal Sophie’s Universe on my shelves. It’s such a beautiful blanket, I just couldn’t wait to start with it. But first I needed to finish my Study and I was still knitting on a few other projects. Study is finished now and the other projects are far finished, so started thinking about the materials that I wanted to use. Continue reading “New project Sophie’s Universe”