Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New year!!!

Last year has been a strange year, we had to deal with sickness and death. But in terms of creativity it was great, I made my own designs and I am selling them on the internet. I met lots of great people and I have my own blog with 129 followers already!!!

Thank you all so much for you support and kind words the last year! It is amazing to see my designs come to life.

So to all of you: Have a beautiful, healthy and ofcourse creative 2011!!!

hope to see you soon!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

little update part 2

As you may know, I was planning to do a giveaway on my blog this week, but I am afraid I have to postpone it untill January, because of some health problems.
I am still working on some patterns for charity though, but I will have to take it easy.
So sorry, I promise I will make it up to you next year!!!
Talk to you soon!


Monday, December 6, 2010

what´s going on?

Hi there,

The snow has melted, which is a good thing, because my little dog looked like frosty the snowman everytime he came back from a little walk. It is still cold though.....
Just a little update. I am working on some new patterns/products. I am planning to do something for charity, but I am still doing some research.
But because I don´t want to be quiet for to long, somewhere next week I am planning to do a new giveaway. whooohhoooooo!
So be a little patient!

See you soon!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free Pattern: Melting snowman amigurumi

It is snowing over here, so I decided it was time for a free pattern! The melting snowman. I even got to photograph him in the snow!!

I am trying something new. Instead of publishing the pattern here, I have a download button, which you can use! I am new to this, so please let me know if you have any problems downloading it. Have fun!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Something else....

I thought it was time for something else and something new. I started cross stitching and made my own vampire designs.

These two cute magnets are completely handmade by me and now for sale in my etsy shop

Friday, November 19, 2010

little penguin goes fishing.....

My new pattern. See for yourself.

If you like to purchase it go to my etsy or ravelry shop!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

star the little christmas elf.....

Here she is......

.....this is star the little christmas elf. She is ready to help santa with all of his presents.

She can be yours too. Her pattern is now available in my etsy and ravelry shops!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween SALE

Because it is almost Halloween, I have decided to do a SALE in my etsy shop.
All halloween crochet patterns are 50% off!!!!!
So hurry to the shop for your last minute halloween projects!

Friday, October 22, 2010

What´s going on.....

As you can see I have changed the layout of my blog and made a logo for funandfang.
What do you think??? Do you like it?? Please give me some feedback!!!

Besides this I am working on a new pattern (christmas is coming!!) and new tutorials.

If you are wondering about the little pregnant cat I told you about earlier...... she is still pregnant! (If you don´t know what the */% I am talking about: I have a little cat from the shelter in my home. When the kittens are old enough they will be given up for adoption.)
I will keep you posted on this too. (just because she is so cute!).

This is her, her name is Raafje, which means Raven in dutch.

So keep checking my blog and bring on the feedback!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How to decrease invisible?

Ever wondered how to decrease without leaving a knot or a gap?? I am going to try to explain it to you. Please let me know if you find this usefull, so I could do more how to´s... in the future.


1. Start by putting your crochethook through the Front loop of the first stitch, DO NOT pull the yarn through the loop, instead......


2...... Put your hook through the Front loop of the second stitch. This could take some practice, twist your hook to slide it through.


3. Now you have the two front loops on your hook and the loop that was already there, take up your yarn and pull through the two front loops at the same time.


4.Now you can finish your stitch as normal. You have now 2 loops on your hook, take up your yarn and pull through both of them. Now you are finished. You shouldn´t be able to see anything on the outside of your work.


This is a trick you need to practice a bit. In the beginning I couldn´t get the hang of it, but just hang in there, because the result is worth it.
Your work will look better and more professional.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

new halloween pattern, pencil toppers

I was thinking of all those halloween parties out there. I always like to give my guest little presents, so that is where I got my idea! Pencil toppers a skull and a zombie. Turned out they also make great home decorations!
Now for sale in my etsy and ravelry shop (I closed my shop at dawanda, because there wasn´t enough interest.)
Happy Halloween everyone!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Free pattern: Spider in jar

I have a little cat in my home, who is about to give birth. I am waiting and waiting and waiting. And when I am waiting I need to crochet! So a new project: Spider in a jar!

*empty jar
*black/grey and orange yarn
*little black eyes
*little scrap of halloween fabric
*little orange pompoms, handmade or bought in the shop. I made them with the clover pompom maker

ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
* - repeat between * and *

with grey
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
R3: *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
R4: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (24)
R5: *inc, 3sc* repeat around (30)
R6: *inc, 4sc* repeat around (36)
R7-9: sc 36
R10: *dec, sc 4* repeat around (30)
R11: *dec, sc 3* repeat around (24)
R12: *dec, sc 2* repeat around (18)
Stuff spider
R13: *dec,sc* repeat around (12)
R14: dec around (6)
Fasten off. Glue on eyes.
Spider legs
with grey
make 8
ch 10, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc 8, Fasten off.
Secure legs to body of spider

Little round on the bottom of the jar
With black
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
With orange
R3: *inc, sc* repeat around (18)
R4: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (24)
With black
R5: *inc, 3sc* repeat around (30)
R6: *inc, 4sc* repeat around (36)
With orange
R7: *inc, 5sc* repeat around (42)
R8: *inc, 2sc* repeat around (56)
R9: *inc, 6sc* repeat around (64)
With black
R10: *inc, 7sc* repeat around (72)
R11: *inc, 7sc* repeat around (81)
Fasten off.


Put the little orange/black round on the bottom of the jar
Make a little hole in the lid of the jar. Secure a long grey yarn to your spider. Take the other side of the yarn and pull it through the hole. Now make a knot, to secure the spider. Make sure he is hanging and not touching the bottom of the jar.

Cut a little piece of halloween fabric and put it over the lid. Secure it into place with a ribbon or use of a string of 70 ch st in black yarn. At the end of the string or the ribbon, secure the two little pompoms.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Free Halloween Pattern: Happy Eyeball

As promised, a new free Halloween pattern

Happy Eyeball
Note: this pattern is for non-commercial use only. Do not sell or translate.
Yarn in black, white and blue (or green or brown, depending on the eyecolor you want to use)
Emboidery floss in red and black
Safety eyes
St - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
*- repeat between * and *
* work in continuous rounds
*filling, I always use the inside from old cushions. It´s cheap and works great
*Important: if you make this toy for a child under the age of 4, embroider the eyes!
With white
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
R3: *sc 1, inc* repeat around (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* repeat around (36)
R7: *sc 5, inc* repeat around (42)
R8: *sc 6, inc* repeat around (48)
R9-11: sc 48
R12: *sc 6, dec* repeat around (42)
R13: *sc 5, dec* repeat around (36)
R14: *sc 4, dec* repeat around (30)
R15: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24)
R16: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18)
Stuff eyeball and secure safety eyes
R17: *sc, dec* repeat around (12)
R18: dec around (6)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends
Glue on eyes, if you haven´t used safety eyes and embroider mouth at the top of the eyeball.
Embroider veins at the bottom of the eyeball.
Middle of the eye
With black
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc. around (12)
R3: *sc, inc* repeat around (18)
With blue (brown of green)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (30)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends, secure to eyeball, on top of the veins.
Now secure a ribbon to finish your halloween decoration

Monday, September 20, 2010

Yay! the winner from the giveaway......

First of all, because so many people entered this giveaway, I decided to draw two names out of the bag.
So not one, but two people will both win, 2 patterns of printables of their choice from my shop!

And now.....

The winners.....
-Terri H. the recipefanatic

Please contact me and let me know, what patterns, printables you would like.
Congratulations, to you!!!!!!

This is how I´ve chosen the winner.

Everyone who entered got a number

Then I put all the numbers in a bag and draw one out
Then I had the results number 17 and 33, terri and sue!
Everyone that didn´t win, don´t be sad, tomorrow I will have a free pattern for all of you!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Autumn giveaway!!!!!

The leaves are starting to fall frm the trees and the summer is almost over, my favourite season is starting. That is why I need to celebrate, so I decided to do a giveaway.

What to win?
2 patterns (or printables) of your choice from my shop. Click here to take a look around.

What to do?
Leave a comment or send me an email at

When will it end?
At monday 20 september at 12 (UTC+01:00) in the afternoon. Be sure to leave me a note before then.

When will I know if I won?
I will anound the winner tuesday. I will pick the winner randomly!

So good luck everyone!

Friday, September 10, 2010

There is a little post about my little bat halloween invitation on this cool site, make your own invitations! She did a great job with describing my pattern, take a look here

thanks so much to peata!

You want to make your own bat? Click here to get the pattern at my shop!

Monday, September 6, 2010

teenie halloweenies garland

Yes they are here!

The teenie halloweenie garland! The pattern includes: little pumpkin, devil, monster of frankenstein and candycorn! I am in love with them, You can save money by buying them in my pre sale! Only 4 dollars, the pre sale ends at 15 september 2010! So hurrrryyyyyyy.....

Friday, September 3, 2010

They are so sweet, if I say so myself

My new pattern is finished... I love them!! Who are they? Well just wait and see, they will be stars of the show next monday!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

new halloween printables and crochet pattern

I have been working on new halloween printables and a crochet pattern! The last one has a printable invitation. So crochet this bat for all your friends and invite them to your party!

Both are for sale in my etsy shop!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Little Firefly made by sue

Look at this cute firefly, made by my sweet far away friend, sue!

I think he turned out really cute! Check out her blog!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

cute fairies

Look at these cute faries made by wendy and sandra! Thank you so much for making them!

Made by Sandra, she also made them in different colours! Very cute!

Made by Wendy, check out her blog

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Am I crazy?

My oh my, I must really love Halloween.

The weather is beautiful everyone is in the summer spirit and I am working on Halloween patterns. whooooheeeee, yes I really do love halloween.

Is it october yet?

Monday, July 26, 2010

little firefly

This little firefly wants to light up your day and stay by your side at night! The pattern for this little one is now available in my shops!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

You can find me on ravelry!!

Hy everyone,

I have been a member of ravelry for a while now, but finally I started adding my patterns. (thanks to sue, for suggesting this :) )
You can find my patterns by searching for funandfang or renske de busschere.
Go have a look and be my friend!!! (I love having those, lol)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Pattern: Little Fairy


yarn in light pink, dark pink, white, dark brown
safety eyes
embroidery floss
tapestry needle

st - stitch
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double croche
hdc - half double crochet
tc - triple crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease
* - repeat between * and *

Work in continuous rounds, use stitch marker to keep track of where you are.
Magic ring: you should be able to find instructions on the internet, otherwise start with ch 3, sc 6 in 3rd ch from hook

With white

R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2:* inc* repeat around (12)
R3: *sc 1, inc* repeat around (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc * repeat around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (30)
R6-10: sc 30 (30)
R11: *sc 3, dec* repeat around (24)
R12: *sc 2, dec* repeat around (18)
R13: *sc 1, dec* repeat around (12)

Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing, stuff.
secure safety eyes

With light pink

R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: *inc* repeat around (12)
R3: *sc 1, inc* repeat around (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24)
R5-6: sc 24 (24)
R7: through backloops only sc 24 (24)
R8-9: sc 24 (24)
R10: *sc 2, dec* (18)
R11: *sc 1, dec* (12)
Fasten off, weave in loose ends. Stuff and sew to head.

With dark pink
Through the frontloops of round 7 of the body. Start with sl st. *ch 3, sc in next st* repeat around . Fasten off, weave in loose ends.

Make 2

With dark pink
R1: ch 7
R2: start with sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 6, repeat on the other side of the chain, sc 6.
R3: sc 5, 2 dc in 1 st, sc 5, 2dc in 1 st.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing, sew to body.

make 2

with white
R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: *sc 1, inc* repeat around (9)

with light pink
R3: sc 9 (9)
R4: *sc 1, dec* (6)
R5: sc 6
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing, sew to body

With brown

R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc, repeat around (12)
R3: *sc, inc* repeat around (18)
R4: *sc2, inc* repeat around (24)
R5: *sc3, inc* repeat around (30)
R6: sc 10, inc, sc 10, inc, sc 8, (32)
R7-9: sc 32 (32)
R10: sc 10, dc, dc, 2tc in 1 st, 2 tc in 1 st, dc, dc, sl st, dc, dc, 2 tc in 1 st, 2 tc in 1 st, dc, dc, sc 9
Fasten off, secure to head. Take a piece of yarn and split. Now pull a loop through the front of the hair and pull the ends through the loop.

With brown

R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc around (12)
R3-4: sc 12
Fasten off, stuff a little and sew to back of the head. Take 2 pieces of split yarn and tie around the bib.
Embroider eye lashes and mouth

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Look at what my friend made!

My friend, Ayla May de Zeeuw made a necklace with a little picture of my vampire turtle! Isn´t it just too cute? I am in love with it! Thanks so much Ayla!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Hi everyone,

It has been a while since I blogged, and a new pattern will take a while. Due to a very sad family circumstance. I hope you all can be a little patient with me... As soon as I feel a little better and I have a little more time, I will start again.
Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dragon boy pattern!!!!!

Yeahhhh finally he is finished and for sale in my shops! Dragon boy amigurumi pattern!!!!
I am really pleased with him, he is so cute!!
Thanks to Alisha and Denise from crochetville who tested the pattern for me! You did a great job! (as soon as I have their pictures I will show them to you!)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Whaa this is so great!

I didn´t know this, but today when I started to search the internet I discovered I am being mentioned on supercutekawaii

I am soooo happy!

Monday, June 7, 2010

My new pattern, guess

What will it be??? A little preview..........
Tell me what you think it will be!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Irish hat free pattern

I made this pattern as a present for a friend of mine. I think it also works great as a fathers day present.

You could also use my pattern of the mad hatters hat to create a present, on top of a bottle with soda or maybe filled with candy.


ch - chain
sc - single crochet
sl - slip stitch
dc - double crochet
inc - increase
dec - decrease

with green

R1: sc 6 in magic ring
R2: inc. around (12)
R3:*sc 1, inc* repeat around (18)
R4: *sc 2, inc* repeat around (24)
R5: *sc 3, inc* repeat around (30)
R6: *sc 4, inc* repeat around (36)
R7: *sc 5, inc* repeat around (42)
R8: in backloops only *sc 6, inc* repeat around (48)
R9-20: sc around (48)
R21: *sc 5, dec* repeat around (42)
R22: In frontloops only sc around (42)
R23: inc, sc 6, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 6, inc, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 6, inc (50)
R24: *sc, inc* around (75)
R25: sc 15, inc, sc 15, inc, sc 15, inc, sc 15, inc, sc 10, inc (80)
R26: sc around (80)

With black

Work in rows instead of rounds
R1: ch 5, turn
R2-48: sc 4, ch 1, turn

Fasten off

With yellow

Work in rows instead of rounds
Make 4
R1: ch 7, turn
R2: sc 6

Fasten off.
Put the buckle together

Sew belt and buckle to hat.
Take a little piece of green felt and cut a little clover, secure to hat.
Take a piece of green felt and secure it to the bottom of the hat. Cut an x in the middle, now you can put the hat on top of a beer or soda bottle!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I love fangs!

Because I love fangs, a tribute to the king of fangs, dracula!

I have created a pattern for a little dracula with his castle. They are easy to make, and for sale in my etsy and dawanda shop!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Yeeeaaah we have a winner!

It's friday and as promised the results of my postcard giveaway!!!

Thank you all so much for entering. I got a lot of emails!! I loved it.
AND THE WINNER IS..... AIK! (i will send you an email!)

these were the first ten who entered:
sara carmona
123 mama
seri dewi
beth moore

Thanks all so much again en congratulations again to aik.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway!!! Postcards!

Hi everyone,

I made my own postcards and stickers. So now I am in the mood for a giveaway. I have never done such a thing so here goes:

You can win:

-3 postcards with mad hatter (my own design)

-one sheet of 6 stickers (also my own design)

The rules:

You have to send me an email :,

the person that sends me email number 10 wins! ( I haven't got that many followers yet, so i think 10 is a fair number)

You have until friday 21 th of May!

Good luck everyone!!!!