elisabeth andrée

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crochet art project for marinke and a break

how good to see you again!

this will be my last blogpost…..  you can find more info at the bottom of this post.

crochet art project

first the news about marinke and the crochet art project organized by kathryn vercillo of crochetconcupiscence.com. below an excerpt from her newsletter of 4 july.


“you’ve likely already heard the sad news that crochet designer marinke “wink” slump of a creative being lost her life to suicide last week.

in the aftermath of hearing the news, i felt like i needed to do something to deal with my own grief and bring our community together so i’ve created the mandalas for marinke crochet art project in wink’s honor.
this crochet project is intended to celebrate the amazing creativity that wink brought to the world with her crochet. hopefully her crochet patterns can keep inspiring the world for many years to come.”
more info

if you like to participate, all info about the project you can find via this linkinfo about wink’s patterns for 9 mandalas including links to the patterns you can find here.  


below pictures of my version of wink’s standard mandala but i gave it a twist with some surface crochet and a different edge. i wanted to create something that is basic with a flowery character and this is the result. yesterday i sent it to america.used yarn is a combination of phil coton 3 and catania with crochet hook size 3.5 mm. 

wink’s free pattern for the standard mandala you can find via
by the way, you can click on the photos to see them in a larger size.


and then something about myself

in february 2011 i started blogging to have a sort of task. i have health problems since 1992, but in 2011 it was definite that i could no longer work. therefore, blogging was and is important to me but about the last six months – because of my health – i managed less often to write a blog post. it all became a little too much for me. luckily i still manage to crochet, make photos and publish them on instagram and i try to keep doing that. there you can find the pictures of the projects i am currently working on and other things. if you like, here is the link to my instagram feed


i don’t close the door because maybe my health improves in the coming months and i’ll be back posting. in the autumn of this year i will tell you whether i’m going to stop permanently or start blogging again.


there are a few things that i promised to do (like writing a how to for making a foldover bag) but this time i have to say sorry i can’t keep my promise.


for everyone who came to my blog for a visit and even wrote one or more comments: thank you a thousand times! it meant and means a lot to me, perhaps more than you realize.


please keep creating, crocheting, knitting, sewing, sculpting, painting, writing and more and thereby make our world an even more beautiful place to live.

take care!

———-joining ginny’s yarn along at small things———-



crochet cushion with an elongated shape

welcome! good to see you!

no unfinished projects to show you today but i have finished the cushion cover made of 42 ‘another squares’. it has an unusual elongated shape, but i wanted something different than the typical square cushions. it is lying on my couch and is pleasant support in the back and i am quite satisfied with the end result.

here are some pictures, hope you like the cushion too!?

if you like, you can find the pattern for the squares here. the yarn i use is scheepjes ‘softfun’ and crochet hook size 4.00 mm.

if you like to see beautiful projects, you might like to take a look here: ginny’s yarn along at small things

thanks for visiting!

42 another squares cushion cover on couch


crochet projects: 2 done and 2 in the works

hello, good to see you!


lilac cowl

a small and fun project and easy to make (to my opinion).

i used one ball of 100 gram saskia yarn with hook size 4.5 mm and worked a little loosely.

for a basic ‘how to make’ you can use this explanation for the curly bracelet. for this lilac cowl i made 151 chains per curl and made all single crochets. 

closure of crochet curly cowl by elisabeth andrée

crochet curly cowl by elisabeth andrée

cat bed

for the cat of my cousin who loves to sleep on soft and crochet things, i made a cat bed that measures about 50 x 50 cm and about 10 cm high. it is a little wobbly and feels really soft and comfortable (inside a children’s comforter which is easily washable) so i hope the cat will love to relax on it.


cushion cover

both sides of the cushion cover made of ‘another squares’ are done. all the squares are sewn together, i have crocheted one row around and fasten off the yarn …. and i think i measured something wrong because the sides are to small for the pillow, so i need to crochet more rows around them. no problem.

if you like, you can find the pattern for the squares here. the yarn i use is scheepjes ‘softfun’ and crochet hook size 4.00 mm.


some evenings were a little cold but for me those evenings were a good opportunity to work on my orange spider blanket.work in progress orange spider blanket by elisabeth andrée

these are my projects, joining ginny’s yarn along at small things
thanks for visiting!


crochet rectangular grannies cushion cover

thanks for stopping by!

in a previous post i wrote that for quite some time i was looking for a pattern for rectangular grannies. there are several (free) patterns available, but when i saw the diagram of this pattern i made my choice. the pattern is written and it has diagrams. i made only a small adjustment, instead of 1 chain spaces in the corners, i make 2 chain spaces. 

this is the direct link to the pdf.

rectangular crochet squares by elisabeth andrée

i used a mix of cotton yarns and hook size 3.5 mm.

  1. scheepjes larra which is a mercerized cotton – colors 7398 pistache green (only for the centers), 7421 petrol and 7414 bright green 
  2. phil coton 3 – color 58 jade (light aqua blue)
  3. and smc catania – color 100 which is the soft yellow.

the hues on the photos are not exactly the way they are in real live. the cushion cover has a somewhat busy look, but not as bright as you see on the pictures.

for the future

it was a fun project to do and for sure i will crochet more rectangular grannies in the future and make them with a different kind of yarn and/or colors.

wish you a wonderful weekend!
until next time!
cushion covers by elisabeth andrée


crochet lacy lilac scarf done

happy monday!

the lilac lacy scarf is finished and i am happy with the result. two balls of lilac and some mellow purple for the edge makes my very soft scarf complete.


used pattern, materials and some notes

if you like to make a similar scarf, below you will find the info. it is not a pattern, only the link to the diagram for the stitch pattern and some notes you can use as a guide. i copied and paste from my previous post(s) but it is more handy to find all relevant info on one page.


  • used pattern is number 2037 of mypicot.com and the route to find the diagram is: mypicot.com – openwork & lace. you can find it here and this is the direct link to the pdf
  • used yarn is katia peques acrylic yarn with crochet hook size 4.00 mm. more info about the yarn on the katia website.
some hopefully useful notes:
  • crochet as many chains you need to get the desired length and crochet some extra. after you did row 1 there will be some unworked chains, but you can remove them with a needle with a blunt tip and weave in the yarn end.
  • instead of 3 turning chains at the end of each row i made 2 chains.
  • at the beginning of each row i started with a linked dc my way: draw up a loop in the second ch from hook, draw up a loop in the first stitch of the row (is the last stitch of the previous row), 3 loops on hook (like you have when making a regular dc) and finish like making a dc.
    more info about linking stitches you can find on internet, there are many tutorials to find.
  • notice that you work into the chains and not into the spaces.
  • follow the diagram until your stole/scarf has the width you want.
  • end with a row 2, 4, 6 or 8 but i think row 6 gives the best result.
  • on the other side of the beginning chains i made row 6, 7 and 8, but it isn’t necessary. on this side you can just crochet a row 2, 4, 6 or 8 too.
  • for the edge i worked along the long sides like this: 1 sc in the double crochets and into the two chains between the double crochets, into the 6 chains i made 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc (you will understand when you look at the diagram and see row 2, 4, 6 or 8) at the end of the long side you make 1 ch and 1 hdc in the same stitch as the last stitch of the row.
  • at the beginning of a short side you start with a chain and then – divided equally along the short sides – you make 6 chains, 1 sc, 6 chains, ending with 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sc into the same stitch, this 1 sc is the first stitch of the other long side of the scarf. this way you work both short and both long sides.
  • i then cut the yarn and attached it again at a short side and made 1 sc in every sc and in every 6 chains 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc. at the end of the row, cut the yarn and repeat on the other short side of the scarf.

  • weave in yarn ends and you are done!
  • enjoy and until next time!

…by the way, this little bag i made years ago with poison green cotton yarn but with the same stitch pattern.

small crochet market bag by elisabeth andrée