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© 2011-2014 Patrick Hassel Zein

This page was last updated 09.01.2014


Design by Patrick Hassel-Zein

I like to create designs for crochet or knitting. Since 2008 I’m mainly working in Tunisian crochet, have invented some own techniques to work Tunisian crochet in the round, in colours, in lace patterns, and so on. I like designing clothes with unusual details or features, and particularly like garments that can be worn in more than one way. Up until now I've made more than 80 different patterns, of which four are knitted and the other in Tunisian crochet.

Sometimes I get a bit of assistance from other members of the Reykjavik Knitting Club for Men, like testing new patterns or posing in photos.

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Tunisian Crochet © Zein Design 2013

This is an e-book containing new designs that I've made in Tunisian crochet during 2013. The collection contains a convertible cardigan, a tunic, a shawl, four scarves, two cowls, a cape and a sci-fi inspired vest. The patterns include some new stitches and techniques. The patterns are written in sizes 2-14 years and XS-4X, for men, women and children.

Languages: This e-book is available in English on ravelry.com

Date of publishing: Autumn 2013.

Order and questions: Contact the author or buy on ravelry.com!


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Tunisian Crochet © Zein Design 2012

This is an e-book containing all new designs that I've made in Tunisian crochet during 2012. The collection contains a sci-fi inspired sweater, a cardigan in lace pattern, Viking trousers in Icelandic style, two shawls, two hats, a cowl that also can be worn as a hat and wristwarmers. The patterns are written in sizes 2-14 years and XS-4X, for men, women and children.

Languages: This e-book is available in English on ravelry.com

Date of publishing: October 2012.

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Tunisian crochet for leisure and pleasure

This is my second book on Tunisian crochet, containing 30 patterns (plus variations) with signs of inspiration from Nordic traditions, scifi, fantasy and fairytales. The educational chapter presents both the basics (e.g. Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian purled stich, Tunisian crochet in the round) as well as new and improved techniques and stitches (e.g. clusters, entrelac, cables and patterns with pearls). Some patterns are for beginners, and some are for the more experienced crocheter. Among the patterns are 7 new sweaters in both lighter and thicker wool, 12 elegant shawls/scarves/cowls, a cocktail dress, socks, hats, mittens and more. The patterns are written in sizes 2-14 years and XS-4X, for men, women and children.

Languages: This book is available in Icelandic and Swedish. An English e-book and English translations of all patterns are available on ravelry.com

Date of publishing: October 2011.

ISBN for Icelandic edition "Rússneskt hekl hversdags og spari": 978-9979-70-970-1.

ISBN for Swedish edition "Krokning till vardags och fest": 978-9979-70-971-8.

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Tunisian crochet in Icelandic

This is my first book on Tunisian crochet, containing 20 patterns (plus variations) with signs of inspiration from Nordic traditions and scifi. The educational chapter presents basic techniques and stitches (e.g. Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian purled stich) as well as Tunisian crochet in the round. Most patterns are for beginners. Among the patterns are 4 thick sweaters, shawls, socks, hats, mittens and more. Thanks to this book, Crochet Liberation Front nominated me in two cathecories of Flamie-awards 2011: ”Best New Crochet Designer” and ”Best Crochet Designer for Men’s Wear”. The patterns are written in sizes 8-14 years and XS-3X, for men, women and children.

Languages: The printed book is available in Icelandic only. There is also a booklet with Swedish translations.

Date of publishing: June 2010

Order: You can for example contact Istex!

ISBN: 978-9979-70-778-3.


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A Midwinter Night's Dream

This is the documentation about how my interest for Tunisian crochet started in 2008.


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Unusual Knitted Sweaters for Men

On this page you can see some of my older knitted work, which mainly consists of a number of my own designs for knitted sweaters for men. The page contains a number of free patterns.


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Further reading

If you register a user name at ravelry.com, you can view most of the above mentioned patterns, and some more, on my page: www.ravelry.com/designers/patrick-hassel-zein. There you can also find English translations of all my patterns in Tunisian crochet.

There is also a group on ravelry for all who are interested in my patterns in Tunisian crochet: "Inspired by Iceland".