elisabeth andrée

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crochet opaline blanket in the works

so glad you come again for a visit, thank you!
 

the opaline blanket now has nearly five rows of faux blocks and i started with the eleventh ball of yarn.

 

i have buttons and beads gathered together, crocheted a few motifs and bought some yarn that all fit the theme seaglass. i do not know if i will use every single thing, but i like to decorate the blanket with the various items that you can see on the pictures.

 

the crochet flower motifs i made some years ago and i don’t have instructions for them. the small squares and the cups are made with katia jaipur and the patterns can be found here and here

 

the evenings are pretty cold, but fortunately the opaline blanket is now large enough to keep me warm while sitting on the couch and working on it.

later today i like to join ginny’s yarn along at small things

this is all for today, wish you an enjoyable rest of the week and hopefully see you soon!


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crochet projects done and work in progress

welcome! hopefully all goes well with you!

it’s been about three weeks since i last wrote a blog post. 

in recent weeks i finished the yellow vest and a new version of the orange spider bag.  

this time it has become the lilac spider bag with a different type of top and handles, but the stitch pattern is the same. at first the shape of the bag has not become what i had in mind, i put it in the closet and have not looked at it for a few days and now i actually think the bag looks fine. i still have some improvements to make and after that i will post a couple of new photos.

collage lilac spider bag by elisabeth andrée

the yellow shrug is also finished and as you can see it is not haute couture, but it wears very comfortable and feels so soft. i love the thing!collage yellow shrug by elisabeth andrée

opaline

a few years ago i worked on the blue diamonds blanket and although it is not quite done i want to do something similar.

diamonds blanket crochet and embroidery by elisabeth andrée

and maybe you can remember the baby blanket? see here for the pictures and pattern. i had made some variations on the stitch pattern of that blanket, please see here for the photos. the large dark gray blocks i like the most and that is the pattern i chose to make a blanket of only those fake squares.

collage blankets by elisabeth andrée

the new blanket will be a combination of the ideas of these three blankets.

the yarn is called opaline and it is phildar impact 6 and i crochet with hook size 6.5 mm. the color reminds me of sea glass and therefore i want to decorate the rug with colors that you can see on pictures of sea glass, see here or here

i still have a long way to go before the blanket is finished, but i find it quite fun to work on while imagine how i’m going to decorate it.

opaline blanket in the works by elisabeth andrée

that is it for today, the ‘how to’ for the foldover bag is coming, please be patient for a little while?

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

thank you for visiting my blog and hopefully soon!


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soft ribbels blanket finished!

welcome!
today the light is good and bright enough to make some photos, it is cold with faint sunlight.
the soft ribbels crochet blanket is finished and below you can see the pictures of the result! 

after many attempts i decided not to make an edge. i hesitated and hesitated and have the blanket washed and after it was dry, again made several attempts but eventually i decided: no edge. so this is an edgeless blanket 🙂 

for two nights i already slept under it and it turns out to be a warm blanket, because besides the blanket i only have a summer duvet and i didn’t have it cold at all. it is stretchable and it feels comfortable and warm.

i am happy with it, hope you like to take a look at the photos! 
if you like to crochet soft ribbels too, here is the link to the how to
thanks for visiting, see you next time!


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work in progress: soft ribbels crochet blanket

welcome! we are halfway the week already!  

it has been a little busy lately but on every single quite moment i grabbed my yarn and hook. to show the progress of my soft ribbels crochet blanket i made this collage, do you like it? 

collage soft ribbels crochet blanket

on the photo below you can see the current size. i think the blanket just needs some more centimeters before i start with weaving in the yarn ends and making the edge.

wip soft ribbels blanket by elisabeth andrée

how about your work in progress?

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

to my friends who will celebrate tomorrow: happy thanksgiving!

until another time!


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crochet work in progress: giant cushion, blanket and more

welcome!

we are halfway the week and i almost forgot that it is work in progress day 🙂

hope you are fine and that every day you find a little time for yourself to be creative?!

 

i am still working on my soft ribbing pattern and so far this is my favorite of all blankets i have made (i think, because i love them all). if you like the look of this blanket in the making, here is the link to how to crochet a stretchy ribbing fabric.

wip crochet soft ribbing blanket by elisabeth andrée

 

another wip is the giant crochet cushion made of brown variegated squares with colored edges. currently i sew the squares together, one side of the cushion is half way done. more info about the yarn and the squares you can find here.

wip giant cushion cover of brown variegated squares with colored edges

 

last but not least, the foldover bag and the small cases are still waiting to be finished.

wip scheepjes stonewashed bag and cases

 

but one part of this set is done and that is the small mesh shopper. if you like to know how it looks and are curious how to make this bag yourself, here is the link to the info

 

small crochet mesh shopper inside by elisabeth andrée

 

well that is it for today, but of course i love to join ginny’s yarn along at small things. if you like to see creative projects just click on the link. 

 

wish you a wonderful day and i hope to see you again very soon!
thanks for visiting!