elisabeth andrée

about crochet


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thanks for stopping by!

first i like to say thank you again to natalie, melissa, blandina and martina for their responses to my request for advice. it is clear: lining the blanket in a way that i find beautiful will not work so i forget about that. 

today i doubted whether i would make a post about the blue diamonds blanket. i’m a little worried that it is boring for you, so i’ll keep it as short as possible:)
the sixth strip i have attached to the blanket and the seventh strip is – except for one rectangle – finished. the embroidery and the buttons on two rectangles you could see last time…



… i partly removed and i started again. this is the result



this post is already finished!

and now i’m going to clean my apartment, sometimes it’s nice to have a small

house 🙂


have a great day!




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glad you’re here!

the blanket is now too large for the dining table so i have spread it out on the floor to take a picture, but it is difficult to get a nice sharp photo with clear visible details. the sixth strip is ready but i must still attach it to the blanket. now i have two strips to go and then create the border.


advice needed

the lining of a bag i always make with the sewing machine, but i sew it in by hand. the blue diamonds blanket, i would like to provide with a lining because i think that it will be beautiful and to cover up the back of the embroidery. but i think that this blanket is to large to sew the lining onto by hand.


my question to you is: 

do you have experience with sewing crochet work with a sewing machine? filet crochet is stretchy and i do not want to use stretchy fabric.  

maybe you can and will advise me? hope you will write me!


see you next time! 
more wip can be found here:


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hello, welcome back!

it seems that complaining about the heat has helped, the temperature is very comfortable since monday. friends told me on facebook that it was 40 degrees celsius and even 46 where they live. and there are more people who stay indoors because of the high temperatures outside. 
my poor mother can not stand the warmth very well and now she is older (do not tell further, she’s 81) she is getting more and more problems with it. during some very hot days she had a bad cold too and she was short of breath. fortunately she is a little better by now.

my blanket

well, i can not tell anything exciting about it. i have all the ends at the back woven in, i’m busy embroidering the 5th strip and i’m crocheting strip number 6.

it’s a super great project to work on. i must say i really like to embroider crochet work, it’s something you can work on relaxed and it is pleasant to think about/imagine all the stitches you can possible make. but there is nothing like crocheting!

in my next post i’d like to ask for your advice so i hope you come back for a visit.


until then!


and here are some more photos…



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It’s very hot here in the netherlands and i mean VERY HOT. in the place i live it is about 33 degrees celsius today. how is the weather at your place? can you continue working on your project?

i have constantly clammy hands and can only crochet in the evening when the temperature drops slightly. it’s weird because very recently the plants in the garden floated around of all the rain pouring down. because of the heat i hide myself in my apartment and spent my time usefully with weaving in many many many yarn ends.  

this was the view of the back of my work, it’s a bit scary, isn’t it.

it took me hours and hours and i still need a few hours to finish it. it’s been a bit difficult to weave in the ends in a way you can not see it at the front.



 now i plan to do this job right when i’m embroidering, so this won’t happen again.


hope you have a good week ahead with agreeable temperatures!



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it is great of you to come by:)

the blanket with the diamond motifs progresses slowly, but it is a very nice project to work on. i now have four strips hooked which i am now busy decorating with embroidery stitches.




it is a little difficult to get the detials clearly on the photos, maybe that works out better next time.

hope to see you then!