elisabeth andrée

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crochet bags and a secret project

hello and welcome!

didn’t visit many blogs lately, sorry about that, i promise to do better :)

here are some pictures of two finished small crochet bags, one for my sister in law and one for me. they are made of look a like yarns, but it are different labels and the green is somewhat thicker than the teal colored one. the details are different too. the green is cotone of lana grossa and the teal is sunkissed of scheepjes. 

the secret project is finished too, it is washed and drying at the moment. once the project has been received by the person for whom it is intended, i show you proper pictures. 

there was no time this week to work on the orange blanket, but hopefully i will be able to pick up that project tonight.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

hope the rest of the week will be wonderful for you!

until next time!

crochet shopping bags by elisabeth andrée


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crochet work in progress

hope all is well with you?!

last week i had no opportunity to write a blog post. we had a final farewell in the family and although not totally unexpected, for us it was too soon. i’m still a little confused, but fortunately for me there are yarn, hooks and crochet.

 

maybe you like to take a look at my wips?

in the house of my mother, i found this simple glass vase, with a minor damage at the top edge, it measures 21 cm high with a diameter of 18 cm. i have crochet a sleek cover of light green catania yarn and at the top a small teal and coral edge.

 

the spider stitch blanket has only become a little larger. the yarn is stylecraft special dk and the color’s name is saffron, which is a really fresh and happy shade of orange.

wip orange crochet blanket spider stitch pattern

 

the slightly variegated green colored bag you see on the picture below is for my sister in law. the yarn is cotone of lana grossa and it feels quite firm which makes it suitable to use it for projects like this. the bag is almost ready, only the top i have to finish and i’m thinking to make a surprising color effect.

small crochet green shopping bag in the works

 

last but not least, a secret project and it has to remain secret for a while, but i will post more photos as soon as possible. it is pink and lilac and the lilac has a gray undertone. the yarn is the lovely acrylic peques of katia. it feels very soft!lilac and pink secret crochet project in the works

 

that is all for today but this afternoon i will join ginny’s yarn along at small things

wish you a wonderful day and i hope to see you soon again!

 


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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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