about me


Hello! I’m Cornel and I blog about things that inspire me, things I’ve made and Craft Share, the craft group I started in 2009.

You'll find lots of crochet on my blog, as well as my crochet and sewing projects for Ideas Magazine, since September 2011.

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Entries in crochet (230)


yarn indaba, voortrekker monument, pretoria and other big news

Today is the day! 

I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share the big news with you.

Well, lots of big news, actually. 

Click on the blankets in the image above to continue reading this blog post ...


rodarte ready-t-wear a/w 2015

Just 4 words:
Cornel x

just about colour

I'm in love with colour and my board, just about colour, on Pinterest is evidence of it.

one scarf, two ways


One scarf and 2 ways to wear it.

After more than 3 months of creating, crocheting and writing paterns for 20 unique items,



I'm done.

Keep a lookout for Crochet Ideas (and the Afrikaans version, Hekel Idees) on sale from 4 August.

C x

PS The pattern for my "fly home scarf" will be in the book.


anna sui fall 2014


Anna says: "You have to focus on your dreams, even if they go beyond common sense"

I find the crocheted jacket in her Fall 2014 runway show beyond beautiful.

Although there are a number of knitted pieces, the jacket above is the ONLY crocheted piece in this collection.

The technique used to create the colour blocking is called intarsia crochet.

As far as I know there are no machines that can duplicate crochet work,

so crocheted items (unlike lace items) are


hand made.

C x


crochet gift idea

What a lovely gift idea!

Order from Anna's shop here.

C x

PS To see what I'm up to, connect with me on Instagram or Pinterest


peonies are red,

violets are blue,

i'm busy crocheting

and you should be too.


In August 2014 Ideas Magazine will publish a crochet book with quite a few patterns designed by moi*.

Above is a lovely square with a red peony, dedicated to my friend Elsbeth Eksteen.

It's made up in a scatter cushion consisting of 4 squares.

C x



my instagram

Vir my is Instagram 'n visuele dagboek van dinge wat my aandag trek.

Ek is op Instagram van 7 Junie 2012 af.

Dis baie geriefliker as om te blog.

Fotos hierbo is die 8 gewildste fotos wat ek al geplaas het.

Jammer, links bo is 'n video waar ek met my honde by St Francis Baai strand toe stap.

My kleinste boston terriër, Baby George, het so bietjie aanmoediging nodig gehad.

Lyk vir my ek het HONDE, HEKEL en WOL in gemeen met baie ander mense...

Cornel x


crochet blanket or dress


Wat was eerste: die gehekelde kombers (Wooleater crochet pattern here) of die rok ...

C x


crochet bunting free pattern

My latest pattern for Ideas Magazine is available free online HERE.

It is written in English crochet terms.

The mini bunting, using the same pattern, but no 30 crochet cotton and a 1,75mm hook, can be seen HERE.


Die Afrikaanse weergawe van my gehekelde vlagversiering vir Idees Tydskrif is HIER beskikbaar.

Daar het ook 'n mini weergawe van die vlaggies verskyn in die Februarie uitgawe van Idees.

Al verskil is dat jy no 30 hekelgaring met 'n 1,75mm hekelpen moet gebruik!

Ek hou dit HIER vas, net voor ek die vlaggies vir Dala Watts by Idees in Kaapstad gestuur het.

C x