Deine Lakaien crochet pattern (fanart)

This is a fanart doll set of the band Deine Lakaien. In 2022 I made the first set and gave it to Ernst and Alexander. After more requests I wrote down the pattern. This pattern is free to download.

If you want to translate it please send me a copy so it can be shared.

Klick on image for pattern or go to Ravelry

So my love for Deine Lakaien started in 2007 when I was in Berlin. We saw there would be a concert so last minute we got tickets and it seemed to be 20 Years of electronic Avandgarde! Yes with orchestra so that’s where I felt in love with the music and the warm voice of Alexander. Later in 2007 they came to the Netherlands and I got my first photo pass and mange to sneak backstage and meet an greet. I have had several Interviews with Alexander (because of his solo work) and visit several concerts (pictures can by found at my photography page and publications at Noize Magazine page). Between 2014 and 2020 I didn’t follow them anymore.  In 2021 I went to the acoustic concert and got sold like the old days. During corona I had my yarn store and work as a crochet designer. So 1+1=2 so why not made a small doll set for fun. In 2022 I had the first sample and give it to them at the concert in Köln. When I shared the set on social media I got request to share the pattern. But in 2022 I got a new you and had to give up my yarn store so I needed some time off crochet. But still now you can make you own set and hug them.

For me making some fanart it’s just a fun way to say thank you and to get in my own design rhythm again. I still have one crochet Deine Lakaien fanart in the making a large corner to corner blanket (which I blame my husband for that I’m making it).

Have fun in making this set and share pictures on socials.

Just do what makes you happy

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Pattern links:

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Url German
On Ravelry
Ravelry: Deine Lakaien set pattern by Helene Smits


To finish this set I made a shadowbox.  Most 3d frames are only 5cm deep so I bought a 28x28cm frame (and found some fun lights at Action). Went to the hardware store to get 127mm wide wood and made it on the size. I used the back of the frame as back of the box and made a door out of the front. I used nails on the spots to keep the dolls in place (yes you can take them out). The backdrop is a nice paper and made the logo with my Cricut just like the silhouette on the side. Pity I didn’t have mini grand piano to make it really look like there on stage.

Now lets find a nice spot to hang or display it.



It was all better in the past!?

Longing to our past is a natural things in 2012 when society was changing. We longed to a time in the past with a period of technical change with social media and streaming like Netflix. And upcoming trend was Steampunk people were looking back at the industrialisation. Now in the 20ties we had our time with corona that shaken society and now I see a reaction to longing to the 80ties. The (dark) wave it the “new goth” and cover bands have more gigs then there existing originals.

For me? During corona I started to long to talking about my old work while my yarn shop had to close for safety. Hanging around on socials finding old contacts and inspirations. Some I left behind years ago. After corona I had to stop de shop and found a new creative job. That give me even more time and rest to drown in the river of nostalgia.

And there we have the fear of nostalgia. The desire to swim against the stream of life is an illusion to swim to safety. In the end it will only exhaust us and we will drown. But still sometimes we need a small swim against the stream to see what direction we need to go.

What I do to prevent drowning? Well now I still sorting all my old archives and finished projects that I should have finished a long time ago. For me I helps to close the tabs in my head but I won’t forget where I come from.

The quotes are:

It was all better in the past!

Wij do we have a desire to another time?

Nostalgia is the denial of the painfull present (- quote from Midnight in Paris)

Nostalgia is a new folk disease.

We desire to the Gulden (- a quote that Wilders uses it a lot to win souls)