New Leaf Designs (Carmen)

Hi there! My name is Carmen Jorissen and I’m the designer behind New Leaf Designs (formerly Crafty Queens). I live in the Netherlands with my boyfriend in a quaint little house from the sixties, with a sun-filled studio and a small garden where I like to grow plants for natural dyeing.

Knitting and crocheting are two things that fill my life with so much joy. I started both as a hobby in 2011, and it all kind of snowballed from there! They have brought me so many opportunities, and the most lovely group of friends I could ever wish for.

At the moment I still have a day job, but my dream is to be a fulltime knitwear and crochet designer one day! You are very welcome to join me on my journey. You can do so by reading my blogs or catching up with me in one of my podcast episodes.

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    YARN - The After Party booklet #12

    The beautiful Mossy Cabled Scarf by Carmen Jorissen (New Leaf Designs) is made in Scheepjes Secret Garden. 

    The kit contains:
    Scheepjes Secret Garden - 702 Herb Garden 5 balls

    This pattern is suitable for adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters and contains a symbol chart and written pattern.

    You can substitute colours, please let us know in the comment section of the ordering process.

  • Chevrainbow Blanket by New Leaf Design


    THIS PATTERN IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON MY BLOG However, if you’d like a concise printable PDF and you’d like to support me as a designer, please consider to purchase the PDF at a low price. Instructions on both the regular and XL version of the blanket are included in the PDF, and instructions to alter the width of your blanket.

    Are you ready for a SUPER FUN crochet pattern?! My newest design – the Chevrainbow Crochet Blanket, is wonderful mindless crochet and uses a bunch of colours! I normally only use a few colours for a project, so this was really out of my comfort zone! I hadn’t expected to like the outcome this much, and I hope you will like it too!

    Chevrainbow Blanket pattern by Carmen Jorissen 
    can be found here ravelry

    The kit contains
    One Stone Washed / River Washed Colour Pack 


    10x Stonewashed 50g, 1 ball in each of the following colours
    (and also in order of usage)

    Stone Washed - 815 Green Agate
    Stone Washed - 825 Malachite
    Stone Washed - 826 Forsterite
    Stone Washed - 827 Peridot
    Stone Washed - 806 Canada Jade
    Stone Washed - 819 New Jade
    Stone Washed - 801 Moon Stone
    Stone Washed - 817 Citrine
    Stone Washed - 812 Lemon Quartz
    Stone Washed - 833 Beryl

    you'll also need a 4.00mm (G) hook, not included.

  • Scheepjes YARN Bookazine 12 Romance Miller Mittens by Carmen Jorissen 2 medium2

    Vibrant colours, duplicate stitches and embroidery decorated cosy mittens with details reminiscent of Victorian botanical drawings. Knitted in stranded colourwork for extra warmth, a picot cast on hints at intricacy from the very beginning of the pattern.

    Total length 24cm (9.5in)
    Hand length 17cm (6.7in)
    Width mitten excl. thumb 10cm (3.9in)
    Thumb length from upper edge thumb opening 4cm (1.6in)
    Thumb opening (top to bottom) 6cm (2.4in)

    Kit contains:
    Scheepjes Metropolis (75% Extra Fine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon;
    Yarn A: 027 San Juan x 2 balls
    Yarn B: 032 Abu Dhabi x 1 ball
    Yarn C: 059 Montreal x 1 ball
    Yarn D: 035 Seoul x 1 ball

    You'll also need (not included)
    3 mm 80 cm circular needle
    3 mm circular needles any length for picot cast on
    1 x stitch holder

    This is a advanced level pattern.

    This pattern is published in YARN 12 Romance, a Bookazine by Scheepjes.

  • Scheepjes KAL Cirsium colourway

    Sorry, official kits are no longer available!

    Unofficial kit, no extras, just all the yarn you need to make the
    Sassenach Circium in Metropolis yarn as follows:

    Yarn A: 067 Buenos Aires x 3 balls
    Yarn B: 004 Kabul x 2 balls
    Yarn C: 035 Seoul x 2 balls
    Yarn D: 007 Philadelphia x 2 balls
    Yarn E: 064 Kraków x 2 balls
    Yarn F: 069 Miami x 2 balls

    currently unavailable

  • kal2022 m e 4

    Sorry, official kits no longer available.

    Unofficial kit, no extras, just all the yarn you need to make the
    Sassenach Erica in Metropolis yarn as follows:

    3x Metropolis 056 Almaty or 024 Cota
    2x Metropolis 006 Taipai
    2x Metropolis 051 Marrakech
    2x Metropolis 057 Milan
    2x Metropolis 016 Karachi
    2x Metropolis 017 Multan

    for a total of 13 balls.

    currently unavailable

  • kal2022 m r 4

    Sorry, official kit no longer available.

    Unofficial kit, no extras, just all the yarn you need to make the
    Sassenach Rosa in Metropolis yarn as follows:

    3x Metropolis 073 Izmir
    2x Metropolis 019 Marseille
    2x Metropolis 023 Monterrey
    2x Metropolis 026 Depok
    2x Metropolis 042 Lagos or 041 Rabat
    2x Metropolis 008 Beirut

    for a total of 13 balls.

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