Whooohooo! Finally the pattern for Polly the Chicken is finished. Let the chicken crochet party begin! (Scroll down for the discount code)

First off, I need to say THANK YOU to all my amazing pattern testers.


This was the first crochet pattern I designed with my new mom brain. No need to say that a thorough inspection of the test crocheters was very much needed. So the pattern is tested through and through and ready to be added to the Sugaridoo Webshop: Polly the Chicken
(The Dutch pattern is instantly downloadable after payment, the English translation will be send out on the 5th of October.)

Now Polly would loove to introduce herself a bit:

“My name is Polly. Polly the chicken. I’m the newest edition to the Sugaridoo amigurumi collection.⠀

I love to go for a swim in the sea in the morning, I bake the most delicious Danish pastries and I wear hand knitted socks to bed. Oh, and I’m always searching for my keys. Why is it that keys like to play hide and seek when you want to leave the house?”

Let’s celebrate

To celebrate this new pattern, use the discount code POLLYPOLLY to get 15% off this whole week!

Let’s grab a hook, some yarn and make all the chickens! :D


Ok. Well. I thought it would be nice to get a bit organized and finally get an overview of everything that was laying around in my studio as Work In Progress (WIPs). Wow. I suspected that there would be quite a few, but I didn’t know that I was working on SO many project.

I’ll talk you through everything that is going in on in the Sugaridoo Studio:

And for my own record.. Here’s the list:

My WIP’s


  • Orange triangle quilt
  • Penguin quilt for baby Jules
  • Round robin for our quilt bee
  • Bunny mini Quilt
  • Finish binding on music quilt
  • And, believe it or not, the Sugaridoo Sampler
  • Tree Tree House
  • Music Potholders
  • Improv quilt

Crochet projects

  • Huge Polly the chicken
  • Bunny Bo
  • Crochet blanket
  • Charlie the Cat

New Patterns

  • Release Polly the Chicken pattern
  • Release Owly mini quilt pattern


  • Crochet party 22nd of Sept
  • Brei en Haakdagen in Zwolle
  • Kreadoe
  • Crochet party 24th of Nov


Looking for a quick little crochet project to brighten up your Easter breakfast table? Then this little bunny is definitely something for you! You’ll only need a few pastel colors of your favorite yarn, and you’re good to go! I used Yarn and Color Mini’s, you can make one little bunny from 10gr (25m) of this yarn, when you use a 2.5mm crochet hook.



R1: 6sc in a ring         (6)
In this pattern we will start in a ring. You can use a magic ring, or crochet 5 chain stitches and combine those to a ring in which you’ll crochet the first 6 single crochet.
R2: 6 x inc. (12)
R3: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 6  (18)
R4: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 6 (24)
R5: {3sc, 1 x inc.} x 6 (30)
R6: {9sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (33)
R7: {10sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (36)
R8: 36 sc
T9: {11sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (39)
R10-14: 39sc
Fste off and work awaty the end in the inside of the body.


R1: 6sc in a ring         (6)
R2: {1sc, 1 x inc.} x 3 (9)
R3: {2sc, 1 x inc.} x 3  (12)
R4-6: 12sc
T7: 10sc, 1 x dec. (11)
R8: 9sc, 1 x dec. (10)
R9: 8sc, 1 x dec. (9)
R10-11: 9sc
Faste off. Fold and sew the first part of the ear together, sew the ear to the top of the body. Make two ears like this.


Make a small pompom. You could use a fork to do so. Attach it to the back side of the body.

Finishing touches

Cut a tiny pink nose out of felt en glue this to the body. Embroider a face to the body with black yarn.

And there you have your little bunny! Will you make him a friend in a different color as well?

Hoppy Easter!


Een feestje in een doosje

Heb je de leuke doosjes met Yarn and Colors minis al gezien? Klik klik klik 😉Heerlijke snoepjes, per 20 in een doosje.

Ze zijn al super leuk om gewoon zo neer te zetten en naar te kijken. Maar er een mooi project mee maken is natuurkijk nog veel leuker.

Wat dacht je van deze toffe hartjes slinger? Met elk bolletje Yarn and Colors mini haak je 1 hartje.

Angelique haakte deze leuke slinger voor mij om mee te nemen naar de handwerkbeurs in Zwolle, super bedankt!

Hieronder lees je hoe je deze leuke hartjes kunt maken.


l = losse
v = vaste
R = ronde (toer)
{ … } x 3 = herhaal wat tussen de {} staat zo vaak als aangegeven
(..) = het aantal steken dat je hebt na de ronde
meer. = meerderen (haak 2v in de volgende v)
min. = minderen (haak de volgende 2v samen)

Aan de slag!

Het hart maken we door twee halve bollen te haken en deze haken we aan elkaar.

R1: 6v in een ring (6)
R2: 6 x meer. (12)
R3: {1v, 1 x meer.} x 6 (18)
R4: {2v, 1 x meer.} x 6 (24)
R5-7: 24

Hecht af en haak nog zo’n halve bol. Hecht de tweede bol niet af, ga verder met R8

R8: haak 18v op de tweede bol, spring over naar de eerste bol en haak 18v over de eerste bol.


R9: Spring terug naar de 2e bol, sla 6v over en haak 36v over beide bollen. Je slaat op beide bollen dus 6 steekjes over.
R10: 36v
R11: {4v, 1 x min.} x 6 (30)
R12: 30v
R13: {3v, 1 x min.} x 6 (24)
R14: 24v
R15: {2v, 1 x min.} x 6 (18)
R16: 18v
R17: {1v, 1 x min.} x 6 (12)
R18: 12v
R19: 6 x min (6)
Hecht af, vul het hart op en naai de opening aan de bovenkant dicht.

Zo maak je in van elk mini bolletje een hartje. Rijg de hartjes aan een stevige draad, het liefst een draad die niet rekt. En hang je slinger ergens op waar je er heel vaak naar kunt kijken!

Veel plezier met haken!



During a craft fair earlier this year I got a question about adding details to your amigurumi. What is the best way to do that? How do you secure your thread nicely? There are multiple way to add details. In the video below I will show you how I embroider faces to these cute little cacti.

What do you need

  • Crocheted amigurumi
  • Thread in the right color
  • Scissors
  • Needle with a blund end

In this tutorial I use a thread that is a little bit thinner than the yarn I used to crochet the cacti with. These cacti are crocheted with Yarn and Colors Super and the faces are stitched with Yarn and Colors Must Have. The thinner you thread, the more precise you can work. Just try different threads and see what works best for you.

The pattern for the little cacti can be found over here: Cactus Cloe, Cactus Casper, Cactus Cooper

Thanks for watching! If you have any questions, just let me know in the comments.



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A year ago I quit my job. A really nice job with fun colleagues. A job as an engineer for which I studied quite long. A field of work that I still really like. But yet, I quit my job to start doing something else. For my parents, and many colleagues and friends this wasn’t a logical decision at the time. But for me it has been one of the best choices I made over the last years.

“Choosing happiness has to do with following your passions and prioritizing the things that just make you very happy.”

I believe you can create you own happiness. That has to do with making choices, with following your passion and prioritizing the things that just make you very happy.

A year ago we celebrated that I quit my job. Cheers!

What my biggest passion is, I discovered when I first had a stand at a craft fair in February last year. During a day at the office I made a spur of the moment decision to ask the organization of a large craft fair if there was a tiny stand available for me. And a few months later I was standing behind some tables with my freshly printed crochet patterns, yarn from my own stash and quilting fabrics that I bought during an online black Friday sale from the US.

“Working with all those pretty materials and sharing that passion with others, that makes me so very happy!”

During that fair I talked to so many lovely people. Of course it’s nice to hear that people like your designs and patterns. But at the same time I discovered how much I liked to explain to a newbie sewer what she would need to get started with quilting. Or to help someone find the perfect yarn colors for her next project. Working with those pretty materials and sharing that passion with others made me so very happy. I was bouncing all day long behind my stand.

The first craft fair I attended with Sugaridoo

That craft fair made me think. If my hobbies made me so happy, shouldn’t I do something with that? It wasn’t that I was unhappy with my job. (I still get super excited by a nicely coded simulation in Matlab.) But the idea that I could build something for myself. A business where I can decide what I work on, what I do each day and how much time I take for friends and family is really something special.

So that is what I did. I started working full-time on Sugaridoo, on July the first 2017 I changed from being employed to being a entrepreneur. Now a year has passed, and in that year so many things happened. I attended a lot of craft fairs, published my first book the Sugaridoo Sampler, launched the Sugaridoo Webshop and started working from my own studio in March this year. Crazy to take a look back in time and see how Sugaridoo grew over a year. Maybe it’s my pregnancy hormones, but I’m having happy tears right now realizing that I can do all of this. Every day.

Art quote by Miekinvorm.nl

Your own business is something that is always changing and growing I think. Sugaridoo didn’t became as it is now over night. On March the 25th 2013 I soled my very first crochet pattern. That is already 4.5 years ago. By giving it time and attention it grew slowly to what it is today. And there is still so much room for change and improvement. But that’s totally okey. I took the first step to ‘Make it Happen’. Awesome to work on that everyday!

Thank you so much for being a part of my Sugaridoo journey.



Charlie was a pretty happy kitten. Spend his days chilling in the sun, snoozing from meal to meal. Saving energy during the day to have dance parties on his humans beds in the middle of the night. Nothing strange so far. Until one day he was introduced to yoga. Really something for you Charlie they said.

“You should try yoga”, they said. “It’ll be fun”, they said..

Well, Charlie wasn’t so sure when he took his first steps into the yoga classroom.

How could yoga be better than taking a nap in a basket of freshly washed clothes? But he gave it a try. And turned out, he kind of liked it!

Downward facing cat. By far Charlies most favorite yoga pose!

[ Download your copy of the pattern now! ]

You can crochet your own Charlie with this pattern: Crochet Pattern Charlie EN. Or you could order the right materials with the pattern and choose with the complete kit: Crochet Kit Charlie.

In the mean time Charlie will keep on practicing his Forward Fold. Nose to your toes and keep breathing Charlie!

Whith what color are you going to make Charlie?

Irene (and a paw from Charlie)


And? Did you finish you Puck the Penguin yet? So excited that you crocheted along! (If you have no idea what we are talking about, hop over to the first lesson to get started!)

I already received a few awesome pictures of Puck in all rainbow colors. You can link up your version of Puck below to have a change to win three balls of Phildar cotton 3 yarn and a clover amour crochet hook. My favorite hook of all times :)

To participate your picture doesn’t have to be on a blog or anything, just click on ‘Add you link’ and click on ‘Upload’ to get your picture in there.

Link your Puck the Penguin
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I extended the deadline to Sunday October the 2nd so everyone has enough time to finish Puck.

And we have a winner! Inges Puck won, I’ll contact you via email. Thank you all so much for participating!