elisabeth andrée

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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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crocheted orange flags

 

almost weekend!

 

do you follow the world cup? i do a little but many people in my neighborhood follow the dutch team more fanatical. their gardens and balconies are adorned with all sorts of orange decorations, including plastic garlands with orange flags. this pretty white cat lives two doors away and on the background you can see the orange decorations in ‘her’ garden. 

white cat

white cat

 

 

i won’t show you a picture of the garden on the left, because my neighbors can hardly stand upright there by all their decorations:)

 

crocheted flags

a few years ago i hooked a version of cotton yarn, 11 orange flags, one for each player of the team. see the original blog post here. but below there are some new pictures to see: 

 

 

recently my friend alessandra has posted about this type of crocheted triangles and the variations she has made. in her post you will find the link to the original charted pattern, so if you like to make your own version of this garland here is the link to the explanations

 

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the next match of the dutch (orange) team will be a little thrilling and i will certainly sit in front of the television with my crochet work and support them. will you also watch matches of the world cup?

 

joining: creative friday at natural suburbia

 

 

wish you an enjoyable weekend !!
orange garland by elisabeth andrée

orange garland by elisabeth andrée


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old pictures, new bunting

earlier this week i told you about the inspiration i got from dottie angel’s garland. last summer something similar happened when i looked at sarah london’s website. there were the pictures of her granny garland. it reminded me of curtains my mother made in the seventies and eighties. i only found one photo which shows you something of her work. i think the photo was taken between 1978 and 1980 (not sure) and yes that’s me in that yellow thing with my mum and dad, but look at the curtain not at us.

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i was inspired and i figured out how to make meshy things and this is my version of triangles on a string.

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are you inspired too? 

each how-to-learn-crochet-book explains this method of reduction and increase,
so hopefully you’re the lucky owner of such a book. 

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pattern to buy: http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s/  (pdf)
enjoy your weekend!
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spiky points

someone had two questions for me:

1. you always work with cotton or acrylic, why not with wool?

i am allergic to many things and wool is one of them unfortunately.

2. i think the pointy bunting is very nice, do you have a pattern for points that are more spiky?

sure, look at the picture. i’ve based the pattern on an insert on the back of a crochet dress (sorry, no picture of the dress, i lost it).

spiky points - elisabeth andrée
materials
  • coral acrylic yarn, hook size 4 mm 
  • gray acrylic yarn, hook size 2.5 mm 
stitches (american english):
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • tr = treble
notes

at the beginning of a row you have to replace a stitch by a number of chains, for example 4 ch for a treble. i’m used to crochet 1 ch less, in this case 3 instead of 4 ch.

how to 

1. ch 6, 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 3 ch, turn (=2 tr)
2. 1 tr in top of turning ch, 3 ch, turn
3. same as row 2
4. same as row 2
5. 1 tr in last tr of previous row, 2 tr in next st, 3 ch, turn (=4 tr)
6. 1 tr in next st and in the next 2 st, 3 ch turn
7,8. same as row 6
9. 2 tr in next 2 st, 1 tr in next st, 3 ch, turn (=6 tr)
10. 1 tr in next st and in the next 4 st, 3 ch, turn
11,12. same as row 10, but at the end of row 12 make more chains if you wish.

for attaching the points together see how to make a pointy bunting:
tutorial pointy-bunting

more pointy things:

tomorrow will be my last post about bunting for a while. next week a very different project for you.
spiky points - elisabeth andrée


pointy bunting

pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

 

here you see the points at the ends of a scarf i’ve worn a lot this winter. i had seen a picture somewhere on flickr of a similar scarf and i figured out how i could make this scarf for myself. it looks like an elongated triangle and it measures about 2.5 meters, it is warm en soft and lovely to wear.

pointy scarf / pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

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tiff of dottie angel has created a new bunting and when i saw the pictures the first thing i thought was: hey that’s just my scarf, and right away it seemed like inspiration itself was playing ping pong in my head. the result is a bunting inspired by dottie angel. 

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pointy bunting: how to make one?

pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

materials
  • for the small girly one: cantania mercerized cotton, katia capri (the soft yellow shade), hook size 3 mm
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  • for the large one:  acrylic yarn, hook size 4 and 3,5 mm
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    pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
    pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

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materials for both buntings: needle, vintage buttons 

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stitches (american english) 

  • ch = chain
  • sc =single crochet
  • h dc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet

 

pattern

  1. row 1. 4 ch, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2 ch, turn (2 dc)
  2. row 2. 1 dc in next stitch, 2 ch, turn (2 dc) 
  3. row 3. 1 dc in last dc of previous row, 1 dc in next stitch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  4. row 4. 1 dc in next st and in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  5. row 5. 1 dc in next st and in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (3 dc) 
  6. row 6. 1 dc in last dc of previous row, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (5 dc) 
  7. row 7. 1 dc in next st and in the next 2 st, last dc in 2nd ch of turning ch, 2 ch, turn (5 dc) 
  8. row 8. same as row 7
  9. continue crocheting row 6, 7 and 8 to make the point (=flag) larger (increase every third row with 2 stitches).

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a. make all points equal or give them different sizes. at the end of each point make a number of chains which creates the distance between this and the next point, later you will sew this chain to the next point.

b. when your bunting is long enough make a number of chains of the same color as the first point of your bunting, that’s because you don’t have chains on that side. sew it to the first point in the same way as you did with the other chains to the other points. use my photo’s for reference.

c. attach another color to the beginning of your bunting and make 2 ch, 1 h dc in third chain from hook and in every stitch till end of row.

d. weave in all ends. you can use the ends of yarn at the tips of the points to attach beads or buttons.

that’s all!

pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
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pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée
pointy bunting - elisabeth andrée

 

links:

dottie angel

do you like pointy things see: