announcing a new CAL!

I am so SO happy to share this amazing news with you today!

Remember this bag I made, and this blanket, and the one I’m making now? They’re all made with Scheepjeswol yarn, a Dutch yarn brand. I really like this yarn brand, but until recently it wasn’t available outside of The Netherlands.

Well, guess what? is now stocking it! YES! :D is now stocking Soft Fun, Soft Fun Batik, Invicta, Cotton 8, and the newly released Stone Washed yarn, which is already a big hit here in The Netherlands.

I got some Stone Washed skeins a few weeks ago, and turned them into this bag!




I’ve written up the pattern for this bag, and it’s available for free on! :) If you’d like to make this bag as well, stick around for the next 4 weeks, and join me and Deramores in the Beach Bag CAL!


What do you need to make this bag:
– 9 skeins of Scheepjes Stone Washed yarn, one of each colour (or 8 skeins of 1 colour)
– a 4mm hook
– 12 metal rings 2cm/.8″ in diameter
– 1 meter of rope
– bag handles
– bag lining

If you want to join in, just head on over to to download the free pattern for this bag. There’s a coupon in there for 10% off your next order as well, so you can get those yummy squishy skeins of Stone Washed with an incredible discount! :)

UPDATE: het patroon is nu ook in het Nederlands verkrijgbaar op de site van Deramores! :)

The winner of the CAL will receive an assortment of Scheepjeswol yarn, so invite all your friends and let’s start making beach bags!

I am very excited about this new CAL and I cannot WAIT to see all your gorgeous beach bags! I will of course be joining in on the fun, and showing you how I lined my bag, how I attached my handles, and give you tips & tricks along the way. This CAL will finish around July 7th; I’ll announce the winner the week after that, on July 14th. Good luck everyone! :)


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  1. Nice! You have a thing for back loops don’t you ;)

  2. Such pretty tones of yarn

  3. Whaouuu ! I love your bag, very interesting this kind of cotton….I love them ;-) Thanks for everything and I hope to do it but with another cotton, is it ok ?

  4. Hallo Marinke, ik heb zo’n zin om mee te doen! Maar maak jij ook een Nederlandstalig patroon? Dat zou superleuk zijn!

  5. Oh wow I love that yarn. Just started crocheting and entering the world of yarn!
    Your bag is fab too. I live 5 minutes from the sea so this pattern will be a must.
    Thanks for sharing this news.

    Happy creating!


  6. What an awesome bag! Heading over there now to download the pattern and drool over all the gorgeous yarn!

  7. woow mooie tas!! echt leuk met dat speciale garen! heb het patroontje meteen gedownload ;)

    groetjes, Fluffy Tiger
    ( )

  8. Hi. Lovely bag. I’d like to join the CAL. Where do I sign up? By the away, I’ve just been to order the wool and there’s 10-14 working day back order on it so we may not all be able to finish by 7th July! Joan

    • Hi Joan, I just checked and they all showed as in stock; can you try again? :)

      • I’d love to join along too! I’ve ordered my yarn and it is indeed on back order (it does say in stock, it’s only when you put it in your basket it tells you about the 10-14 day wait). I’ve got 2 colours on the way though

    • Hi I ordered my yarn on the 17th June and it said 10-14 days but it has arrived already

  9. Joining! With different wool ;-)

  10. Joining! I’m using different yarn, to avoid having to wait on shipping, but I can’t wait to try the stone washed on another project. :) This is my first C.A.L.; how do you normally select a winner?

  11. Yes, all that particular yarn is back ordered. Can we use a different kind?

  12. I am joining. I too will use a different yarn. This is my first CAL. This should be fun! :)

  13. I love to join but with different yarn. thanks

  14. I am in the USA. What yarn do you sugest I use?

  15. Me again looking at the pastern I have one questio…. 11. Repeat row 10 for 38 more times. What do you mean here?? Do you want us to do 38 rows as row 10 or is that 38 stitches around?

    • Looking at the bag and pattern, it looks like 38 more rows. Just follow the instructions from round 10 to make the rows.

  16. Can someone please give me a link for how to make this stitch? I am having trouble visualizing it.

  17. I love that bag! I already used your squares bag pattern and it worked really fantastically. I would like to join the CAL, hope to find the time to do it. If you would like to look at my version of the squares bag just visit my blog.

  18. Where can I buy the yarn? Sold out at this website. Thabks

  19. I have ordered all nine colors and yes it is on back order, but hey, if it doesn’t get here then I will use something else! I can’t wait to start, hoping the yarn does get here though! Thanks a lot for the pattern and the chance to join! Happy Hooking!

  20. It’s a little late but I just found you, I think I will try it anyways and see how far I can get. i have a giant bag fetish…