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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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


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plants and weekend wishes

hello!

to be honest, i can’t show a finished project today, because i still work on the blanket that i make of the lacy with dot squares. but because it is friday, i would like to wish you a lovely weekend. 

do you mind to look at some photos i made of my new friends? 🙂 

earlier this week i went for a walk because it was beautiful weather and i passed a station, where also is a flower shop. the kiosk is under the station and therefore dark and very windy. there were a number of plants shivering from the cold, and i have a few ‘saved’, two houseplants, a garden plant and some bulbs. at home the garden plant and the bulbs i have placed in the hall near the front door, the house plants i have put in larger pots and fresh soil.

in the upper gallery one plant is a hanging plant and the other is a succulent, but i have no idea what their names are. if you do, i would love it if you tell me in de comment section.

 

 

joining: creative friday at natural suburbia

end of the week, wish you a lovely weekend!

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greens with some beige

hello welcome to my first blog post of this year. i actually wanted to take a somewhat longer break from blogging, but i could not resist showing you a few photos. firstly i like to ask how you’re doing? were the first days of the new year comfortable and enjoyable?

 

i have not made any resolutions, because i think every day is a new day. here in the netherlands the temperature of the weather is like it is spring but it is actually winter. i have read that it is very cold in certain places in the world with lots of snow and wind. i prefer the temperatures of spring, but for that matter we have nothing to choose…

 

below you can see some pictures of projects and plants, i hope you like them?! but i will start with a little update.

do you remember the storage bag with the fishes? the bag i made for the granddaughter of my cousin renée but i did not have much time to sew a lining. that is why renée sewed the lining herself and this is the result.

looks cheerful, don’t you think?

you can find the tutorial for the storage bag via this link

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hyacinths

a while back, i bought three hyacinths and put them in a green pot, the blue one is open a bit.

blue hyancinth in green pot

and i have two hyacinths that – the label tells – should flourish red, which i placed in two old large water glasses. i have a cover made for both​​ in the same style as the dressed up vases.

  

hanging baskets

the plant cuttings have grown a tiny bit, they hang in a small basket on the wall. the other hanging baskets hang in a bunch on the wall too.

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squares

none of the other projects (wips) i have finished, but i started a new blanket. the yarn is phildar charly in the color lin – a dark beige/jute shade – and the blocks are a variation on a vintage round coaster. i have crocheted the first four rows of the pattern and have then made a square of it. it won’t be a large blanket, because i don’t have enough yarn to make a large one and my plan is to make the border in a contrasting color.

for more info about and the link to the vintage pattern of the christmas coaster see here and just scroll down a little 

this was it for today, until next time!

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