elisabeth andrée

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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

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crochet stole in lilac and pink

nice to see you!

last week i posted a picture of a secret project but since it is finished and delivered to the person for whom i made it, you can see more photos. the stole/scarf is a birthday present for my cousin renée.

crochet lacy stole scarf on hanger by elisabeth andrée

in case you like to crochet a similar stole/scarf below you can find some brief info and the link to the stitch pattern. i didn’t make notes so i can’t write down the pattern for you, but hopefully the info is sufficient for you.

 

used materials:

katia peques, a very soft acrylic yarn, 2 balls pink (color number 941) and 2 ball lilac (color number 920) and i worked with crochet hook size 3.5 mm.

more info about the yarn on the katia website.

used stitch pattern:

the diagram for the stitch pattern you can find via this link or download the pdf here.

in case the links are not working or you like to see an explanation how to crochet the stitch pattern, this is the route: go to mypicot, choose multi-color and click on more patterns then look for pattern number 1014 – you will see this photo:

mypicot.com pattern number 1014

mypicot pattern number 1014

there you will find a tutorial with photos and a link to the diagram.

 

brief explanation how to make the stole/scarf
  • crochet as many chains you need to get the desired length and crochet some extra. after row one there will be some unworked chains, but you can remove them with a needle with a blunt tip and weave in the yarn end.
  • follow the diagram until your stole/scarf has the width you want.
  • for the edge i worked picots all around the stole/scarf, equally divided.
  • the picots i made like this: 1 sc in 1 chain space, 2 ch, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 1 ch space. make between the bows only single crochets and no picots to follow the waves. in the corners you make a picot and 1 sc into the same 1 ch space, 2 ch, picot, 1 sc in next 1 ch space.
  • as a detail i crocheted single crochets over a large pin followed by a row of slip stitches, then sewed some beads and a button onto it.
  • that is all the info about this project and i hope you like it!
  • UPDATE!
    tip: to keep the stole/scarf straight it is recommended to work a few rows on the other side of the beginning chains. i did three rows and just followed the stitch pattern.

 

have a wonderful day!


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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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crochet charcoal scarf/cowl

thanks for stopping by to see and read a little update from my yarn activities!

 

the soft ribbles blanket is finished and i am happy with the result! i would love to show you some pictures but it is dark and cloudy and you probably know how ugly photos look with that type of weather. so please have a little patience, as soon as daylight is a little brighter i will make photos and publish them. that is a promise! 🙂

the explanations for the foldover bag will come soon, hopefully this month.

 

new scarf or cowl

yesterday evening i started a small crochet project and if you also like to make a quick scarf or cowl, this might be something for you too. i found a simple but pretty stitch pattern on a russian website, with a clear diagram. this is the link to the pin on my pinterest board: crochet stitch patterns

 

still working on the shawl but if you like to start already, this is what i did so far.

i have two balls stylecraft charcoal left from the soft ribbles blanket. unfortunately one is grayish and one is more black. maybe you can see it on the picture below? stylecraft yarn charcoal

 

to solve the problem this is what i did and do: the first rows until there were 12 rows of shells in the darker version, than crochet with the grayish version until the end of the ball, than restart with the darker version. with the darker version yarn that will be left over i can make an edge or buttonhole closure. i will keep you informed about the progress. 

 

because of the shells the fabric is not completely flat, i like the effect of it. see the stitches on the pictures, seems that making photos of gray yarn in gray weather is fine.

 

i use crochet hook size 5.00 mm and work widthwise.

the used stitches are: 

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

5 dc into 1 stitch = 1 shell

start: for about 28 cm – that is 10 shells in a row – you need to crochet 54 chains.

  • row 1. first dc into 4th chain from hook and into all subsequent chains until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. the 2 ch = first dc, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc into next stitch, *skip 4 stitches, 5 dc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end as follows, after the last shell skip 2 ch and make 1 dc in the top of the turning chains, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3. the 2 ch = first dc, 1 dc into next stitch and into all subsequent stitches until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 4 and further. repeat rows 2 and 3.
enjoy and hopefully see you very soon again!

warm and soft charcoal crochet scarf in the making