Brussels, Belgium

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Johanna Vähätalo

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Johanna Vähätalo


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About ihanitse

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On Etsy since 2010

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[ihan.itse] - made by me, made for you.

[ihan.itse] is a project that started when I re-discovered crochet and knitting after a long break. I had forgotten about these skills during my travels around the world for the last ten years or so.

When I settled down in Brussels I wanted to surround myself with things that remind me of home, Finland. This is where the style of [ihan.itse] comes from: natural and simple with a twist of granny chic.
Making things has since become a big part of my life, helping me feel at home in a foreign country. Friends and family loved the items I made and little by little I was getting custom orders. So I bought a truck load of jersey yarn and started an Etsy shop.

[ihan.itse] is Finnish and translates roughly as "made by me". I hand knit and crochet all the items in my shop - made by me, made for you. Custom orders are more than welcome!

The thick jersey yarn I use is a by-product of the textile industry. Fabric factories cut the edges of fabric rolls off in the end of the production line. The remaining strips are often thrown to landfill but some of the waste does get recycled as yarn - and put to good use in [ihan.itse] products. I love the chunkiness and softness of the yarn as well as the fact that it is 100% recycled.

[ihan.itse] - handmade.recycled.beautiful.

Shop members

  • Johanna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Cup of tea, miles and miles of jersey yarn and a gigantic crochet hook -- those are things that make me a happy woman.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
[ihan.itse] - made by me, made for you.

I hand knit and crochet all items in my shop, using recycled materials. I make the products to order so please allow up to 10 days to make and ship your order. if you are looking for a custom item (size, colour, shape), contact me and I will customize the product for you.

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Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


I accept PayPal and payments must be cleared with in 5 days of purchase (unless otherwise agreed).


Orders are shipped with standard international mail (Belgian post office - Kilopost), which take 2-15 business days to reach you, depending on destination.

If your home country is not listed in the shipping fees or If you'd like a little extra insurance, please let me know where you are from so I can calculate shipping fees for you.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.

If you would like a paper invoice included in the package, let me know.

Additional policies and FAQs

All items are handmade, so no two items are identical. That’s the beauty of my products! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the made to order photos.