zondag 18 december 2016

Seahorse Rattle

Who doesn't love a book about crochet? I have lot's of crochet books, and once in a while I can't resist a flick through some of them. I especially love to flick through them when I'm out of inspiration. Or if I know what kind of thing I want to make, but can't find a great free pattern on the internet. Also this time... For months it was on my whish list to make a seahorse, but couldn't find a great pattern (most of the time I'm too lazy to make one myself). By then it was one of those nights I flicked through some of my crochet books and found this lovely pattern! I decided to make this one for a little newborn girl. I think it turned out very cute, doesn't it?

You can find the pattern in this book (Dutch) from Christel Krukkert
I used Phildar Coton 3 and crochet needle 2.5mm
To turn this lovely stuffed toy into a rattle, I put a rattle bead in the head

Lot's of love
JoyJonne Hooks

zondag 13 november 2016

Cat rattle (link to pattern)

Last week we went on maternity visit. We bought a very cute picture book from Dikkie Dik. And of course I crocheted also a cute present! I always like to match the crochet stuff, by the theme of the book. I found this lovely cat crochet pattern at Stip en Haak. I used Philar Coton yarn 3 in two colors, 70 Melon for the base and 77 Tournesol for the cheeks. this cuddly toy fits perfectly with the picture book!

zondag 30 oktober 2016

Pink lion

I have a lot of crochet books. However, usually I use the internet for inspiration... but not for this time. Because I was looking for a lion pattern, and I wasn't satisfied with the patterns I found at the internet. So I grabbed my crochet books and started to look for a lovely lion... and than suddenly I found a great pattern in this book Amigurumi World - Seriously cute crochet. Yeah! For this lion I used some pink yarn from Phildar and a 2.5 mm hook. O and by the way, not only the lion pattern in this book is really cute, I can recommend also the other patterns in it!

zondag 21 augustus 2016

Bear (pattern available)

Bears, again! It might that bears become my second love after bunnies ;).
They ask me to make something for a baby boy. This bear below was one of the patterns I saved for the right moment, and this was the right moment I think. 

Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

zaterdag 13 augustus 2016

Square coasters (pattern available)

Coasters! It decorates your table instantly. I have seen many coasters at Pinterest, mostly round. Often with flowers, too cosy for me. I was looking for more square coasters, but still cute, and not too girly. When I found this crochet pattern from Mango Tree Crafts, I knew I wanted to make these and use them as coasters.

I crocheted five of them with a 4 mm hook and some Drops Paris yarn. They turned out great.

I bond them together with a nice ribbon and gave these as a present to my cousin, who had a house warming today!

 Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

Pattern click here
Patroon klik hier

zondag 22 mei 2016

Fox Gunther

Ask someone to draw a fox quickly and they probably come up with something like this. I must admit that I'm truly in love with this design of La Maison Victor. The best thing is, that this pattern is free! You will find it here: Fox Gunther

zaterdag 23 april 2016


This time no bunnies, but bears! Starts also with a B, but that's entirely coincidental.
They ask me to make something for a baby boy. I immediately knew what to make! Pinterest is a good source for inspiration and pattern. I found this big bear earlier that week, but at that moment I knew this was the perfect time to make this. It's cute and tough at the same time.


Have a nice weekend!
JoyJonne Hooks

zaterdag 19 maart 2016

Tote bag with heart

My new favorite bag!

 A few weeks ago, my grandmother gave me some cotton. She found it somewhere at the ceiling. It was about 30 years old, it has some spots in it... but it's white, so that's not a problem. After you made your work, put it in some water with some chlorine, and it will be perfect white again.
The moment I saw the cotton, I knew what I was going to make. A TOTE BAG!
I used the filet crochet technique. Perfect to make figures within your crochet work. I decided to make a lovely heart, it's clear to see when you use it.
Furthermore I bought some leather handles, with gives the bag a tougher appearance.

Do you want to filet crochet something as well, check out this site for some explanation (in English and Dutch).

Have a nice weekend!

zaterdag 27 februari 2016

Bunnies, bunnies, and bunnies

Did I already tell you that I love to crochet bunnies? ;) 
I collected all my crocheted bunnies in one picture!
Aren't they lovely?!

JoyJonne Hooks patterns at the middle row:
Bunny finger puppet
Bunny ring

The drawing was available at Etsy

zondag 31 januari 2016

Lovely Flamingos

I often crochet bunnies, because they look so cute. Another animal I really like, because of its color and shape, is a flamingo! I especially do like the different shades of pink and orange.
In one of my crochet books (Amigurumi & mini's) I found a pattern of these cuties. I could use it as key chain or something, but for the time being, they are decorating my living room.

Kind regards,
JoyJonne Hooks

zondag 10 januari 2016

Pattern: Finger puppet bunny

I really like bunnies, they are so soft and cute. Full of innocence. I saw some finger puppets at Pinterest and became inspired. I thought let's make a finger puppet bunny. Love the result, and love to share it with you. If you made a finger puppet based on my pattern, share a picture on Facebook with me! I'm really looking forward to your versions of this lovely one.