elisabeth andrée

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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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how to make the citron grocery bag

how nice to see you here:)

i received some questions about the grocery bag and i thought i’d write a brief explanation. it has become more extensive than was intended, although the instructions are about crocheting the bag and not about how you can make the stitches. 
hope you will make your a grocery bag too, i wish you success!

 

 

used materials and stitches

the size of my bag is: width and height without the handles circa 29 cm, length of handles measured from end to end circa 31 cm.

2 balls of phil coton 3 citron and crochet hook size 3.00 mm

citron colored yarn

citron colored yarn

 

stitches in american english terms: 

  • ch = chains
  • ss = slip stitch
  • 2sctog = 2 single crochets together
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble

 

how to make

 

first half of the bag

make as many chains until you have the desired width. you can unravel the unworked chains later in the proces.

  • row 1. make first tr into the 10th chain from hook, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 tr into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 2. skip first 2 ch-space, 1 tr into next tr, *2 ch, skip 2 ch-space, tr into next tr*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until you have the desired height, cut off yarn, weave in ends.

 

second half of the bag
working into beginning chains

working into beginning chains

  • row 1. attach yarn onto the first ch of the beginning chains at the front side of your work and crochet 6 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 tr into next ch, *2 ch, skip 2 ch, tr into next ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 2. skip first 2 ch-space, 1 tr into next tr, *2 ch, skip 2 ch-space, tr into next tr*, repeat between * and * until end of row, 6 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2 until you have the desired height, don’t cut off the yarn because you now continue working along the side of the bag.

 

rows along the side

1. crochet 6 ch, skip the corner space, 1 tr into same stitch as last tr, *2 ch, 1 tr into top of next tr, 3 ch, 1 tr into top of next tr*, repeat until end of row. (crocheting alternately 2 and 3 ch is only meant to match the length of he edge of the bag.)

working along the side of the bag

working along the side of the bag

2. fold the halves of the bag together with the right sides out, hold it with the ‘wrong’ sides facing each other and with the corresponding stitches together.
take hook from loop and insert hook in third ch of corner space of the half which lies on top, insert hook in loop again  and pull it trough the ch on hook, make 1 ch, 2 sc in first corresponding 2 ch-spaces, 1 sc in corresponding trebles, *2 sc in next corresponding 2 ch-spaces, 1 sc in next corresponding trebles*, repeat between * and * until end of row, cut off yarn, weave in ends.

repeat this procedure (1 and 2) at the other side of the bag.
don’t cut off the yarn because you now continue working along the top of the bag.

 

top of the bag and handles
  • row a. 1 ch, 2 sc in first 2 ch-space, *1 sc in tr, 2 sc in next 2 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until you reach the seam, insert hook in last space of this side of the bag, pull up a loop, insert hook in first space of second side of the bag, pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through loops on hook (2sctog made), 2 sc in first 2 ch-space of second side of the bag, *1 sc in tr, 2 sc in next 2 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until you reach the second seam, make a 2sctog in next two spaces, ss into first sc, 1ch
  • row b. this row you crochet the single crochet over the single crochet of the previous row. 1 sc in same stitch as first sc and 1 sc in all the next stitches until you reach the sc in the treble between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces, here you start the first handle. make the number of chains to create the length you like, i did 70, sc into the sc of the previous row between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces counted from the seam at your left hand, continue crocheting sc in all the next stitches the same way until you reach the sc in the treble between the 7th and 8th 2 ch-spaces, repeat procedure for second handle, continue crocheting sc in all the next stitches until end of row, ss into first sc, 1 ch
  • row c. ss into next sc and into all subsequent stitches until you reach the first chain of the first handle, crochet 1 hdc into all the chains of the handle, ss into next sc and in all subsequent stitches until you reach the first chain of the second handle, crochet 1 hdc into all the chains of the handle, ss into next sc and in all subsequent stitches until you reach the end of row, ss into first stitch, 1 ch
  • row d. make 1 ss into next ss and into all subsequent stitches until you reach the end of row, ss into first stitch, cut off yarn and weave in ends.
  • finally make a row of ss along the edges between beginning and ending points of the handles.
  • citron grocery bag handles

    citron grocery bag handles

you are done!

 

until next time, and i hope you will have a lovely weekend!

 

 

PS. joining:
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creative friday at natural suburbia

 


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one project in the works, one ready

welcome, good to see you!

last night i counted my lacy with dot squares and i only have to make another seven blocks, then i can start attaching them to each other. making these squares still don’t bore me, maybe because i also work on other projects besides this blanket.

in progress: lacy with dot squares

in progress: lacy with dot squares

 

grocery bag

the past two days i have made ​​a new small grocery bag. the old one i have always with me and i use it a lot, but this yellow colored yarn is thinner and therefore the new one takes up less space in my shoulder bag. yellow is lovely i think, it says springtime, summer and it is cheerful. the label tells me it is the color citron, so is also healthy! 😉

Phil Coton 3 Citron

Phil Coton 3 Citron

 

 

 

are you joining these parties as well?

 

see you soon!

 


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in the works: squares and a pattern

welcome, welcome!

my stack of black squares has become slightly higher…

black filet crochet squares

and to decorate the pattern for the squares i want to publish on my blog, i have made some colored versions…

filet crochet squares colored versions

 
 
have not much to show or tell you today.

joining wednesday:
hope to see you soon!

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filet crochet scarf is finished

the filet crochet scarf is finished and it feels soft and drapes beautifully. 

filet crochet scarf by elisabeth andrée

there was just enough yarn to make an edge of two together elongated single crochets or chain-single crochet (ch.sc) along the long sides, unfortunately not along the short sides.
(such a coincidence that i also have used this yarn for the ch.sc tutorial….)

about the pattern

this is a nice pattern to crochet i think and it is a pity i did not have enough yarn to make the scarf longer with the long points on the short sides, well maybe next time.

i hope you will make a beautiful summer scarf (narrower or wider) for yourself or someone else!

more info about the filet crochet pattern can be found in my previous post

another suitable pattern for a summer scarf you can find here

and for other beautiful projects just click on the links below:

have a very nice and sunny weekend!