elisabeth andrée

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a mix of crochet projects

hello, hope all is well with you?!

 

spring still isn’t here alas but storm, rain and sometimes beautiful sunshine that clears up my mood.

 

very small blanket

last week i suddenly had much time to crochet and i found some variegated yarn of red, orange and pink. i bought 2 balls, not many, because the yarn felt unpleasantly, but i really liked and like the color mix. it doesn’t show well on the pictures but it is a mix of red, yellow/orange and pink.close up of variegated yarn red, orange and pink

 

i made a very small blanket, it measures about 60 x 60 cm, with a row of yellow teeth all around it. 

the blanket is a large version of this square (free pattern) and the row is made of yarn from my stash and you can make it as follows:

 

  • row 1. attach a second color yarn to any 1-ch space (except a corner space), then make 1 sc in same space, 3 ch, ** 1 sc in next 1-ch space, 3 ch **, repeat this all around the square, but in the corner spaces you make 1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc all in the same space, join in first sc (remove the attachment stitch when you weave in the yarn ends). 
  • row 2. the ‘teeth': slip stitch to first 3-ch space and make 1 sc in space, * 3 ch, draw up a loop in 2nd and draw up a loop in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook, 1 sc in same space, 1 sc in next space, repeat from * until end of row.
  • weave in yarn ends. done!

after the blanket is washed, it turned out very soft. more info about the yarn here.

 

soft green and white square project 

my intention is to make a cover for an oblong cushion with these off-white with soft green squares. at this moment i have 21 squares done and 21 centers, not quite finished but already well on the way.

project another squares work in progress

 

orange spider

a new project with orange stylecraft yarn that i had in my stash. i have nine balls, so a small blanket should be possible. i love spider stitch patterns and this is one i really like in particular. work in progress orange spider blanket

 

opaline blanket

last but not least my opaline blanket is finished and i must admit i gave up my plans to decorate it. i tried and tried but plain and simple is what i like most. so, no decoration and here are a few pictures for you to see how the finished blanket looks like.

 

 

 

that is it for today, will join ginny’s yarn along at small things

 

hope to be back next week, wish you very beautiful days!wip orange spider blanket on finished opaline crochet blanket


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work in progress: two tones squares and a crochet bunting

nice to see you again! 

last monday, i have posted a brief explanation of how to make a variation on the ‘another square’, see here

for my project i crochet all squares in soft green and off-white…crochet another square soft green with off white

… and for some of you that might be a little boring to see. so i have made up a few blocks in multiple colors and turned them into a small bunting.

the squares are blocked and nicely flat. when you don’t block the squares, the center will be a little higher than the border. 

do you prefer the festive version more or the green-white version?

if you want to crochet the square too, this is the link to the ‘how to’ for both versions of the ‘another square.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

have a wonderful day!

crochet another square bunting by elisabeth andrée


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another crochet square: a new variation to try

good to see you!

it’s already monday afternoon, at least in the part of the world where i live, and i hope you will have a great new week!

would you like to try a crochet square? i made a variation on ‘the another square‘ and i just posted the recipe as an update. you have to scroll down a bit to find it because the new instructions are located under the instructions of the original ‘another square’. 

hope you like the square and have fun with crocheting it! this is the link to it.

until next time!

close up of another square variation by elisabeth andrée


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crochet projects: one finished, one wip and something vintage

welcome! thanks for stopping by!

last week i have not worked on my opaline blanket, but i have done a few other things.

lacy with dots crochet cushion cover

one project is finished and that is this lacy with dots cushion cover.

it is made with three colors of scheepjes softfun. more info about the yarn you can find here and the pattern for the square here

crochet bag

this bag is finished too, the crochet work i mean, it needs a lining but so far i didn’t find a fabric i like.

the bag is made with cotton 8 of the label scheepjes (info here), lovely yarn although it is a little thinner than the cotton 8 i’m used to of other labels and therefor it is not really suitable for making bags (i think). the result is a bit baggy hence lining is needed.

vintage square

last night i tried a vintage pattern, i’ve pulled out the last few rows because the square was getting wobbly and crocheted a modified fifth row and this is the result. i am not a great lover of bobbles (except for edges) but i love this square!

the pattern counts 7 rows, it is free available here (scroll down for the picture of the square) and it is an easy to follow description.

well, that is all i have to share this week.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

until next time!!

details of crochet bag by elisabeth andrée


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work in progress: crochet opaline blanket

welcome, so kind of you to visit my blog! 

last week i didn’t have to show you much, so i skipped the work in progress post. 

the opaline blanket is finished, regarding the crochet work and now it is time for sewing on small crochet motifs, beads and buttons and making embroidery stitches. on the picture you see small pieces of white paper that i’ve pinned onto the blanket so i can remember where i like to have the items. i think i need to work on my bed, because the blanket is too large for sitting at the table with it and the floor is hard to sit on for a longer time ;) 

photos below

if you like you can find more into about the stitch pattern that i use for the blanket here (pattern baby blanket) and here (info about the variation on the stitch pattern that i use for my current blanket).

the pattern for the square on the left you can find here and the squares on the right here.
used materials:
  • the opaline yarn is phildar impact 6 and i worked with hook size 6.5 mm.
  • the small squares are made with katia jaipur and hook size 1.75 mm.

over the past weeks, i have also made a few bags, but i’ll tell you about that another time.

hope the rest of the week is pleasant for you and i hope to see you soon!

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