Confessions of a Dutchophile

***Warning: This post contains blatant stereotyping and enabling pics of yarn... and tulips***

There's no doubt about it - I am a Dutchophile. I suppose the writing has been on the wall for some time, but it wasn't until I was photographing my new Dutch yarn - which just happened to match my favourite flowers - that it struck me.
Scheepjes Vinci
It's not just the yarn and tulips. (Here's the stereotyping) I have far too many pairs of clogs, a growing number of Dutch friends - in real life and via some of my favourite blogs - and I'm planning a trip to the Netherlands later this year. I'd really like to go to  the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and thanks to Instagram, I've also found a Dutch tattooist I'd love to visit.

Anyway, the point of this post - now somewhat de-railed by my realisation / confession - is that I have a new project on the go... and it's not knitted! Inspired by the lovely Dutch crocheters I follow, I've dusted off an 8mm hook for this beautiful yarn
Scheepjes Vinci

It's Scheepjes Vinci (60% wool / 40% acrylic) colourway 004, and is available in yarn stores throughout the Netherlands. Luckily it's also available via Deramores (who offer worldwide shipping) for £5.79 per 100g / 184m. I have six scrumptious balls and am making something I'm hoping to wear to Unravel... which I'm going to with my Dutch friend Wink.

As a relatively novice crocheter I'm using a very simple stitch pattern - next week, when I've done a bit more, I'll show you what it is going to be and how it's coming along! 


  1. The yarn is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you are going to make with it.

  2. Looove the yarn!! Thought it was Invicta Colour at first, the colourway is very similar!

  3. Lovely yarn and I can recommend the Van Gogh museum, I loved it when I went there!

  4. The wool looks scrumptious, can't wait to see what you make with it.

  5. What a perfect match of yarn to tulips.

  6. LOL!! If I had known I would've brought you a bag full of Dutch treats... maybe I'll bring them to you in Februari?? ;-)


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