Learning by doing

Welcome to the ‘Hokus Pokus Haken’ website. My name is Vera, a Dutch student in mechanical engineering. Since I’m Dutch I have a .nl website with a Dutch title. However in my study I also have to communicate in English. By reading this, you could understand: English is so NOT one of my strengths. If you possibly do not believe that, writing this blogpost is a real struggle compare to write a Dutch one.

Now I could write a lot about the strength, weakness, brittle and tough. So anyway, this is a website about my hobby crochet, translated ‘Hokus Pokus Haken’ means ‘Hocus Pocus Crochet’. Still I didn’t say that was hard to translate. For the English-Dutch bilingual readers: I know ‘Hocus Pocus Haken’ is even more Dutch than my way. But chill out … the website is mine. Feel free to leave it.

All right Vera, that wasn’t chill, and for sure not friendly!

Sometimes I have to discipline myself with some firm words. Above all when you combine studying, with a blog and a household. It’s only me and my boyfriend for now, but the dishes has to be done. To force myself into writing some English once in a while, and train my English writing, I made this part of ‘Hokus Pokus Haken’. Clearly it’s not a one on one translation of the Dutch website. Nevertheless I will try to write at least the crochetpatterns in both languages. Just for the non-Dutch crochet lovers, who like my patterns. I publish the patterns under a creative commons licence. All information about that you will find in this link. For short: you’re allowed to make my patterns and change them somehow a little bit, but never make money with it and please mention your origional idea came from www.hokuspokushaken.nl.

I like to crochet things like clothes for myself, like cardigans, dresses and shirts. Since we moved last summer I also want to make some furnising for our house. So most of my creations are quite big projects. Those will take some time to make. Since I can only crochet in the evenings, sudying remember, it wil take abouth at least a month (or two) to finish one. Thats why for now there are no patterns at the website. When finished, the English links will be added to this post.

For now I wish you some good crochet time. My patterns wil be written with the English abbreviations. For example You can learn the crochet-grammar and the basic stitches on youtube. I think Bella Coco is a nice chanel to learn this. She helped me a lot in the beginning of my crochet-life. Thank you.

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