elisabeth andrée

about crochet


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