elisabeth andrée

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floral weekend wishes

welcome!

 

it has finally stopped raining and the sun is shining again, hopefully we will have a sunny weekend. i’ve a toothache for over a week now, but monday i will see the dentist, a new dentist who i have not seen or spoken yet. i’m sure you can imagine i’m a little nervous:( please wish me luck!

 

but let’s us talk about crocheting

last week i sent a package to my brother and his girlfriend, containing crocheted stuff. they have received it, so i can publish the photos today. i’m curious what you think of the end result? let me know, if you like?

 

cushion cover with white and gray side on chair, pothanger on the wall

 

 

closure with transparant blue buttons

 

flower and buds

something completely different. maybe, just maybe you can remember this post of june 21, 2013 (also with weekend wishes!) with photos of my blooming succulent.

and i am happy to tell and show you that the same plant has several buds, so soon it will bloom again. that is good news, don’t you think?

 

 

that is it for this week, but below you will see a floral greeting from my brother ernst and his girlfriend mari to you with flowers from their garden.

 

joining: creative friday at natural suburbia

 

from me happy weekend and i hope to see you soon again!
pothanger with flowers

pothanger with flowers

 

 

 

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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!

 

 


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crochet work in progress

hello, thanks for stopping by!

we are already halfway through the week and it’s time for projects in the works. 

 

all small squares i have sewn together and i’m working on the finishing touches of the project. it’s a gift for my youngest brother and his girlfriend, although i have no idea if they will like it.

the leftover squares are now a planthanger, also for the two lovebirds i mention above.

 

 

with the same yarn as the lacy with dots blanket i am trying a pattern from the 2012 vogue knitting crochet special. it is the medallion shawl by kathy merrick which is made of a different type of yarn and in multiple colors. 

i do not know yet if i will make a small blanket instead, because i’m not the type to wear this kind of shawls.

orange crochet work in progress

orange crochet work in progress

 

the gaps between the motifs are somewhat large to my opinion and i’m thinking about filling them so i’ve tried several options, but i’m not sure yet. 

i’m curious about your opinion, what would you do?

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crochet bags and other projects

welcome!

short time ago i told that i was making a birthday present, a bag for my cousin renée. in the week of here birthday, i was ill and i did not have finished the bag on time. last sunday she came to visit me and she said she didn’t mind making a liner herself. 

 

there was another surprise for her: a small bag for her one-year old granddaughter little sophie. but no liner here too:(  

 

 

so renée went home with two bags and two pieces of fabric. a day later, she emailed me that the bags were finished and below you can see the pictures. she already used hers:) 

 

 

the past week was not a lazy week: i’ve done two small plant hangers because i didn’t like the old ones anymore. for a new plant, i did not have a suitable pot, and therefore it is now in a glass vase. a new cover was made quickly with double strands of cotton yarn. and a glass tube has a cover too. 

 

 

the lacy with dots blanket is finished but the photos of this project you can see within a few days here on my blog. 

lacy with dots blanket by elisabeth andrée

lacy with dots blanket by elisabeth andrée

 

 

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hope to see soon!

 


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how to crochet a planthanger

weekend almost starts!
yesterday i bought some new plants for the garden, but also a few house plants. this sanseveria i wanted for a long time, and the green pot was already waiting for it.

sanseveria

sanseveria

i like to hang plants and plant cuttings next to my front door, the little baskets i’ve crocheted in december, but i also made ​​a new planthanger.

 

 it is possible to hang it in different ways and eventually it ended up on the wall next to the couch close to the window. 

 

here is how you can make a similar one
green crochet planthanger with black and white beads

green crochet planthanger with black and white beads

 

material:

catania cotton, approximately half a ball, optional an extra color for the cord
crochet hook size 3.5 mm and 5.5 mm 
and also optional: beads
a glass jar

 

stitches (american english terms): 

ch = chains
ss = slip stitches
sc = single crochets
hdc = half double crochets
dc = double crochets
fp hdc – front post half double crochet (more info here)
2sctog = 2 single crochets together 
notes:
  • all the rows start with 1 ch (does not count as stitch), first stitch or first 2 stitches of a row into same stitch as ss, except when i describe otherwise.
  • all rows end with a ss into the first stitch of the row.
  • start with a magic loop and leave a long piece of yarn for stringing the beads and fasten off.
  • row 1. 8 hdc into loop
  • row 2. 2 hdc into each stitch
  • row 3. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row
  • row 4. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 2 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 2 stitches*, repeat between * and * until end of row
  • row 5. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 3 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 3 stitches*repeat between * and * until end of row
  • row 6. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 4 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 4 stitches* repeat between * and * until end of row
  • row 7. 2 hdc into first stitch, 1 hdc into next 5 stitches, *2 hdc into next stitch, 1 hdc into next 5 stitches* repeat between * and * until end of row

depending on the size of the glass jar, you make more or less rows in which you increase the number of stitches.

  • row 8. 1 sc into each stitch
  • row 9. 1 hdc into each stitch
  • repeat row 8 and 9 to the required height
  • and finish with two rows of sc.
edge and cord
  • row a. make 4 ch, *sk next sc, 1 dc into next stitch, 1 ch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, ss into third ch of beginning chains
  • row b. 1 ch, 1 hdc into first 1 ch-space, *1 fp hdc around next dc, 1 hdc into first 1 ch-space*, repeat between * and * until end of row, end with 1 fp hdc around beginning chains of previous row, ss into first hdc
  • row c. make 1 ch, insert hook into same stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops on hook, first 2sctog made, *insert hook in same stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end op row, end with insert hook in last stitch, draw up a loop, insert hook into the same stitch as first stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through loop on hook, ss into first 2sctog
  • cut yarn, finish off.
use the yarn end at the middle of the bottom to string the beads, skip the last bead and pull needle and yarn back through beads and to the wrong side of the planthanger, weave in end. 

beads bottom planthanger

beads bottom planthanger

with double strand and larger size hook, make a number of chains to create enough length to hang the planthanger.
pull cord through 1 chain spaces, knot yarn ends firmly and the planthanger is ready. 

cord planthanger

cord planthanger

 

happy friday, happy weekend, happy time!

 

yellow tulip in glass tube with crochet work

yellow tulip in glass tube with crochet work