elisabeth andrée

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crochet rectangular grannies cushion cover

thanks for stopping by!

in a previous post i wrote that for quite some time i was looking for a pattern for rectangular grannies. there are several (free) patterns available, but when i saw the diagram of this pattern i made my choice. the pattern is written and it has diagrams. i made only a small adjustment, instead of 1 chain spaces in the corners, i make 2 chain spaces. 

this is the direct link to the pdf.

rectangular crochet squares by elisabeth andrée

i used a mix of cotton yarns and hook size 3.5 mm.

  1. scheepjes larra which is a mercerized cotton – colors 7398 pistache green (only for the centers), 7421 petrol and 7414 bright green 
  2. phil coton 3 – color 58 jade (light aqua blue)
  3. and smc catania – color 100 which is the soft yellow.

the hues on the photos are not exactly the way they are in real live. the cushion cover has a somewhat busy look, but not as bright as you see on the pictures.

for the future

it was a fun project to do and for sure i will crochet more rectangular grannies in the future and make them with a different kind of yarn and/or colors.

wish you a wonderful weekend!
until next time!
cushion covers by elisabeth andrée


crochet bags and a secret project

hello and welcome!

didn’t visit many blogs lately, sorry about that, i promise to do better 🙂

here are some pictures of two finished small crochet bags, one for my sister in law and one for me. they are made of look a like yarns, but it are different labels and the green is somewhat thicker than the teal colored one. the details are different too. the green is cotone of lana grossa and the teal is sunkissed of scheepjes. 

the secret project is finished too, it is washed and drying at the moment. once the project has been received by the person for whom it is intended, i show you proper pictures. 

there was no time this week to work on the orange blanket, but hopefully i will be able to pick up that project tonight.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

hope the rest of the week will be wonderful for you!

until next time!

crochet shopping bags by elisabeth andrée


green pouf cover ‘lettuce’

the green cover for my pouf is finished and it’s name is lettuce.


the cover is done fairly quickly, although i have used thin yarn. the color of the pouf itself is somewhat visible, but i think that is fine because it is a light natural color. i have used six balls katia new cancun, each of 100 grams and crochet hook size 4.5 cm. 

the yarn i used is not very suitable for a pouf cover, because it is a little thin and not very strong, but i like the color and i am happy with the result. 

i have no pattern for you, but maybe you think my notes are useful and below this blogpost there are some links.


  • starting point is the center of the square for the sunny spread by ellen k. gormley that for years has been a favorite of mine (link below).
  • the increase is in the stitch where you crochet the fpdc, because you first crochet a dc and then a fpdc in the same stitch. while crocheting the top part of my cover i continued to increase the number of stitches, only occasionally i did not to prevent the cover would go wavy. 
  • the last row of the top, i have not increased but decreased by doing this: pull up a loop in the last stitch just before the fpdc, in the fpdc and in the first stitch after the fpdc, then yarn over and pull it through the first three loops on hook, then finish the stitch as a fpdc. it is complicated to write and to read, i think trying is better to make it more clear.
  • the side of the cover are only double crochets and the lower part with the ribbing i made by alternately crochet a dc and a fpdc. then three rows of half double crochets followed by three rows of slip stitches. 

    green crochet pouf cover side and edge

    green crochet pouf cover side and edge

  • the white decorative stitches is surface crochet. if you like to try this technique, below is a link to a tutorial.
  • at the end of each ribbing i have sewed a little white button

    white button on green pouf cover

    white button on green pouf cover

  • the ‘peephole’ on top i leave as it is. i can sew a white button, the effect is about the same, but it will be less pleasant sitting on it;)

    center of crochet green pouf close up

    center of crochet green pouf close up



handy links:

to go to the page where you can download the free pattern for the sunny spread, click on this link 


there are many patterns with the use of fpdc, here are three basic ones on my pinterest board crochet motif – shapes:


if you have not previously made ​​a fpdc, here is a link to a tutorial with video

also for surface crochet there are many tutorials to find, this is one of them


hope the links are useful to you!


this is my last blogpost for this week.

thanks for visiting, have a great weekend!


UPDATE: friday i will join creative friday at natural suburbia




work in progress green, yellow and blue

how are you? of course i hope it goes very well with you!


today i like to show what projects i’ve been working on the past few days.

maybe you can remember the green pouf? i worked on the edge but i was distracted by the look of the ribbing…

wip edge of green pouf


… and then started making ribbing with the same type of yarn, but in a lemon yellow color.

the yellow ribbing (1 fpdc, 1 dc, 1 fpdc, 1 dc) became the bottom of this bag, which is not yet finished. would you carry a yellow bag around or is it a no-thanks-not-for-my-bag-color for you? 🙂

wip yellow shopper by elisabeth andrée


a short while ago i had finished this bag, for which i only have to make a liner. although i am not using/wearing blue very often, i do love the look of this bag and how it feels and i like to keep it for myself.

blue and green bag by elisabeth andrée


the past few days were sunny and warm, i enjoyed that, but crocheting got a little slower and therefore the pouf is waiting for the last rows of crochet stitches.


hope you will enjoy today and the rest of the week.

until next time!


UPDATE: joining tamis ami’s WIP wednesday, hope you will take a look!


crochet cushion cover

hello, how are you? 

last week i spent almost all days in bed, but now i’m recovering. advantage of being ill is that my hands had to rest and therefore my fingers and wrists hurt less. of course this week i’ve been crocheting again:)

before i got sick i had started a new cushion cover and now it is finished. my living room is getting more cozy with some new plants and pots and several shades of green. i love green!

cushions on couch

the cover on the left and the green one i bought at H & M, the white cover with orange, blue and green stripes i made somewhere in the ’90th of 2 Habitat dishcloths.

stripy crochet cover

the cover i crocheted with a yarn that i bought a few weeks ago on the local market, katia new cancun in off-white and green, the stripes are catania cotton. the stitch pattern is number 28 on page 53 of this crochet stitch book, but it is very similar to the stitch pattern of this blanket, link to stitch pattern on this page.

after a few years with only a few plants in my apartment  i now have more (again). do you like to have plants in your home? also i am back at my favorite color combination of green, white, black with occasional a dab of a different color. are you changing (back) the colors in living space(s)? it makes me feel good to have the colors around me that i most love.



hope you will have a great weekend!