elisabeth andrée

about crochet


crochet projects: 5 done and 3 in the works

welcome and thanks for stopping by!

below may be an overload of photos, but i hope you like to take a look 🙂

do you remember this picture of my post of the 6th of may?

side tables and inspiration board elisabeth andrée

a small and simple sidetable that i found in my mother’s house and this is how it looks with it’s new cover.

the yarn is softfun of scheepjes. on the floor you see a vase which was also my mother’s and although i think it is very ugly i know my mother has it for years and years, so i took it home with me. 

for an empty glass jar i made a ‘dress’ in the same style as the (super)market bags i have made lately. to make the rope i crochet foundation half double crochets and attached it to the cover with two large keyrings. with some led lights in it, the shadows look wonderful in the evening. used yarn is a combination of catania and phil coton 3.

for no reason i tried a vintage pattern. it is a large motif of the irish crochet doily number 7635 which you can find here

used yarn is phil coton 3.

crochet motif of an irish crochet doily free vintage pattern

just because i love this yarn – which is better for knitting – but it is so beautiful and it is the best yellow i have seen for a while. two balls of katia creta, crochet hook size 5.00 mm and very loosely made double crochets, some slip stitches along the short sides and four wooden buttons. voila, a simple and super soft cowl for my sister in law. 

crochet cowl with button closure by elisabeth andrée

finished too is my lilac shawl, more photos and notes how i crocheted it you can find here. the bright green bag is made with the same stitch pattern (years ago) and it has a complete other character because off the yarn and color. 

three wips

a cushion cover in citrus hues (free hand, no pattern)….

in the works crochet cushion cover in citrus hues
….. and these rectangular grannies.

for quite some time i was looking for a pattern and although there are many great patterns available, when i saw the diagram i thought yes, that is the rectangle i like to crochet. the pattern is written but it also has great diagrams. a small adjustment, i make 2 chain spaces in the corners instead of 1 chain spaces. i don’t like to squeeze 6 stitches in such a small space. direct link to the pdf is here.


last but not least, 42 ‘another squares’ are all blocked and ready to be sewed together. pattern for the squares here.

will be continued….

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things 

well that is all i have to show you today. if you have time, leave a small note with what you think is your favorite project.

have a wonderful day, rest of the week and until next time!


crochet bag done and a shawl in the works

welcome! nice of you to stop by!

last week i made this supermarket bag for my brother and the question was: would he mind using it? gladly he likes the bag and wouldn’t mind using it at all. the body of the bag is made with catania color number 242 (anthracite) and the top and handles with phil coton 3 color number 54 (canard)


for the lilac shawl in the works (below) i – again – work with katia peques acrylic yarn, this time with crochet hook size 4.00 mm. the hue is a slightly lighter than the lilac of this stole/scarf.

for my current wip i also use a stitch pattern of mypicot and the route to find the diagram is: mypicot.com – openwork & lace – pattern number 2037. you can find it here and this is the direct link to the pdf

small side table

a project for the nearby future is a cover for the top of this small side table and i think i know what to make but i will tell and show you another time.

until then keep crocheting, knitting and all the other creative activities that makes the world a little more beautiful.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

thanks for visiting and hopefully until next time!


pink and anthracite crochet

hello, how are you? 

last weekend i made it very easy for myself, only a few household chores and some shopping at the supermarket, and of course i watched football (that was not very relaxed…) and of course i crocheted. 

​like this lacy summer scarf for which i’ve used this stitch pattern and anthracite colored cotton viscose of yarnstudio.




i found a ball of yarn (label unknown) that has escaped the trip to england, see here for more info on that. the yarn  i have turned into a few small items: a glass jar cover, a floral motif and a flowery garland.


if you are interested the pattern for the garland can be found via this link and then look for number 8. the only difference with the original pattern and this pink one is 10 chains between de flowers in stead of 20.

the pattern for the flower motif you can find via this link.


that was it for today. hope your monday was a good one, my best wishes for the new week!!




small crochet projects and work in progress

how are you? i hope it goes well! 

last and also this week i’ve done a number of small projects, one of leftover yarns and one of yarn which i have because i pulled out a project that did not work for me. let’s call this my second hand green yarn.

bags and vases filled with yarn ends (short and a little longer) and tiny balls of leftover yarns i have.



i’ve chosen these leftover yarns, tied the ends together and turned them into a ball. a few leftovers i have kept separately for the top and to make embroidery stitches. i found a small ball of black cotton yarn that i once used to make something, but i pulled again.


i started crocheting and this is the result.



of this green variegated yarn i will make 3 large squares to make a…. i will show you another time.

green squares of 2nd hand yarn

green squares of 2nd hand yarn



another project i made of yarn that i had in my stash, because can i have enough pot/planthangers? yes i can, but they are so nice to make:)



also i have been working on my orange shawl, which actually will be a blanket, because i have 9 more balls of yarn in this color.



and later this week i will post photos of the crocheted present for my brother and his girlfriend. today i have the package sent to them, but they are both abroad, so i do not know when they actually will see it.

joining here, hope you will take a look:



come over in a few days if you have time. for now, thanks for visiting!




wip and testing

how sweet of you to drop by for a visit!


since my yesterday’s blog post about my new cushion cover, i have not much to tell, i think, but you might find it nice to see a few photos.


no progress concerning the ‘crochet object’ that you could see last week, except the purchase of wire (50 meters! i could not find a smaller amount).

crochet object and iron wire


last evening i made a green cover for a glass jar​​, i was looking forward to work with my favorite color after so much beige and pink during the last few weeks. the result is not very special, but when i see it on the windowsill it gives me happy feeling. or is it the sun shining after days of gray weather?

green crochet cover for glass jar



and here are pictures of bottoms in a row, bottoms of covers i mean, and i’m a little in love with the flower motif (green and gray).


after i had finished the green cover, i tried with pink (yes pink again) acrylic yarn to make a square with that motif. i am not satisfied yet, so i will continue testing. 

pink testing square


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hope to see you soon again!

plants and crochet covers