elisabeth andrée

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crochet work in progress

hope all is well with you?!

last week i had no opportunity to write a blog post. we had a final farewell in the family and although not totally unexpected, for us it was too soon. i’m still a little confused, but fortunately for me there are yarn, hooks and crochet.

 

maybe you like to take a look at my wips?

in the house of my mother, i found this simple glass vase, with a minor damage at the top edge, it measures 21 cm high with a diameter of 18 cm. i have crochet a sleek cover of light green catania yarn and at the top a small teal and coral edge.

 

the spider stitch blanket has only become a little larger. the yarn is stylecraft special dk and the color’s name is saffron, which is a really fresh and happy shade of orange.

wip orange crochet blanket spider stitch pattern

 

the slightly variegated green colored bag you see on the picture below is for my sister in law. the yarn is cotone of lana grossa and it feels quite firm which makes it suitable to use it for projects like this. the bag is almost ready, only the top i have to finish and i’m thinking to make a surprising color effect.

small crochet green shopping bag in the works

 

last but not least, a secret project and it has to remain secret for a while, but i will post more photos as soon as possible. it is pink and lilac and the lilac has a gray undertone. the yarn is the lovely acrylic peques of katia. it feels very soft!lilac and pink secret crochet project in the works

 

that is all for today but this afternoon i will join ginny’s yarn along at small things

wish you a wonderful day and i hope to see you soon again!

 

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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: crochet opaline blanket

welcome, so kind of you to visit my blog! 

last week i didn’t have to show you much, so i skipped the work in progress post. 

the opaline blanket is finished, regarding the crochet work and now it is time for sewing on small crochet motifs, beads and buttons and making embroidery stitches. on the picture you see small pieces of white paper that i’ve pinned onto the blanket so i can remember where i like to have the items. i think i need to work on my bed, because the blanket is too large for sitting at the table with it and the floor is hard to sit on for a longer time 😉 

photos below

if you like you can find more into about the stitch pattern that i use for the blanket here (pattern baby blanket) and here (info about the variation on the stitch pattern that i use for my current blanket).

the pattern for the square on the left you can find here and the squares on the right here.
used materials:
  • the opaline yarn is phildar impact 6 and i worked with hook size 6.5 mm.
  • the small squares are made with katia jaipur and hook size 1.75 mm.

over the past weeks, i have also made a few bags, but i’ll tell you about that another time.

hope the rest of the week is pleasant for you and i hope to see you soon!

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wip crochet blanket and crochet bag done

hello, how are you?!

we are halfway the week already, time to show some crochet work. still working on my opaline blanket, it is 8 blocks wide and almost 7 block high, that means 1 row of blocks to go. next i will start with the border and thereafter it is finally time for the embellishments.

crochet opaline blanket in the works

small bag in sweet colors

last week i made a small bag of a leftover square and i think/hope the youngest daughter of friends is interested in it.

here are some photos, hope you like to take a look at them?

joining: 
ginny’s yarn along at small things
hope to see you soon, thanks for visiting!

top small crochet bag by 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!