Ribblr of the week: meet Marjan (aka Millionbells Crochet) 🏅

A new week is starting tomorrow so it’s the perfect time to introduce our new Ribblr of the week!

Please say Hi (or Hoi!) to Marjan @Millionbellscrochet, a talented designer and the owner of Millionbells Crochet Patterns.
Scroll down to read our short interview with Marjan :point_down:

Hey Marjan! Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Marjan and I live in The Netherlands, together with my husband. Besides my crochet, I have a part time job as a florist, in a flower shop nearby my hometown. I have worked as a florist since I was 17 and always loved it.
That’s how I found my shop name ‘Millionbells’; these are my favorite summer flowers!

That’s really lovely! So when did you start crafting?
I inherited my crafty genes from my mother, she loved to knit, crochet, sew and to embroider. Since childhood I have always been doing all kinds of crafting, at home together with my sisters, but also in school - I always loved the craft/art lessons at school. I rediscovered crochet about 15 years ago.

And how did you start designing?
After some small projects I began crocheting amigurumi and got really addicted to it!
I decided to create my own designs, as I was always making changes to existing patterns. After that, Millionbells Crochet Patterns was born!

That’s amazing! Now here’s a tricky question for you: which type of craft is your favorite and why?
My favorite is definitely crochet. It’s so versatile, from clothing to blankets, from toys and dolls to covers and cosies! I think it’s amazing what you can do with simple and old fashioned things like a hook and some yarn.

You’ve been designing for a long time now. Which of your designs are you most proud of?
My amigurumi Beetle. It’s also the longest project I worked on. I was extremely picky with this one. It took me 1.5 years to get it how I wanted it. I worked off and on on it though.

That looks great! And what’s the shortest project you worked on? (excluding frogging!)
That would be my dolphin amigurumi design. :dolphin:

What is your favorite feature on Ribblr?
I haven’t tried everything yet I guess, but I just love how interactive it is and that you no longer need to print patterns. You can just continue where you left off on any device you have. I also love the fresh and modern appearance of the whole Ribblr platform.

Finally: pay it forward - your shoutout to a fellow Ribblr!
Stella’s Yarn Universe (@StellasYarnUniverse) - Her designs look so super sweet.

Thank you Marjan for sharing and inspiring us all!

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Please comment below to show your love and tell us - which of Marjan’s designs is your favorite? :face_with_monocle:


Thanks for sharing! So nice to learn more about you @Millionbellscrochet :blush:

I really love all your amigurumi designs, but if I had to pick then my current favorites are all the vintage cars!


Oooohw thank you Saar ! I think my favorites are my vintage cars as well !

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This is so exciting ! Thanks so much for letting me be Ribblr of the week ! :heart: :smile: :tada:
What a nice surprise !

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That’s really cool. What was the inspiration for that?

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The inspiration for those vintage car amigurumis was my real classic Beetle.
It was my first car, an orange one and I loved it ! I drove it for 11 years until it broke down and was beyond repair unfortunately. Then I got myself another one, in green, which I also drove for 11 years and loved it just as much. I’m just a sucker for classic Beetles !
Now I enjoy driving a modern ‘New Beetle’, which is nice and comfortable, but I really hope to drive another classic one again. :smiley:

What’s your favorite car, Saar ?

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That’s really cool! I’m not sure I actually have a favorite :thinking:
I guess I like all cars equally :sweat_smile: But I really do like the Beetle. Never drove one, though!

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Haha, that’s allright, to like all cars equally ! :smile:

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The cars are all really cute, but I think my favorite is the tissue holding hedgehog


Thanks so much, Sam ! :smiley: :heart: I’m glad you like my hedgehog tissue hloder !