elisabeth andrée

about crochet


crochet projects: 5 done and 3 in the works

welcome and thanks for stopping by!

below may be an overload of photos, but i hope you like to take a look 🙂

do you remember this picture of my post of the 6th of may?

side tables and inspiration board elisabeth andrée

a small and simple sidetable that i found in my mother’s house and this is how it looks with it’s new cover.

the yarn is softfun of scheepjes. on the floor you see a vase which was also my mother’s and although i think it is very ugly i know my mother has it for years and years, so i took it home with me. 

for an empty glass jar i made a ‘dress’ in the same style as the (super)market bags i have made lately. to make the rope i crochet foundation half double crochets and attached it to the cover with two large keyrings. with some led lights in it, the shadows look wonderful in the evening. used yarn is a combination of catania and phil coton 3.

for no reason i tried a vintage pattern. it is a large motif of the irish crochet doily number 7635 which you can find here

used yarn is phil coton 3.

crochet motif of an irish crochet doily free vintage pattern

just because i love this yarn – which is better for knitting – but it is so beautiful and it is the best yellow i have seen for a while. two balls of katia creta, crochet hook size 5.00 mm and very loosely made double crochets, some slip stitches along the short sides and four wooden buttons. voila, a simple and super soft cowl for my sister in law. 

crochet cowl with button closure by elisabeth andrée

finished too is my lilac shawl, more photos and notes how i crocheted it you can find here. the bright green bag is made with the same stitch pattern (years ago) and it has a complete other character because off the yarn and color. 

three wips

a cushion cover in citrus hues (free hand, no pattern)….

in the works crochet cushion cover in citrus hues
….. and these rectangular grannies.

for quite some time i was looking for a pattern and although there are many great patterns available, when i saw the diagram i thought yes, that is the rectangle i like to crochet. the pattern is written but it also has great diagrams. a small adjustment, i make 2 chain spaces in the corners instead of 1 chain spaces. i don’t like to squeeze 6 stitches in such a small space. direct link to the pdf is here.


last but not least, 42 ‘another squares’ are all blocked and ready to be sewed together. pattern for the squares here.

will be continued….

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things 

well that is all i have to show you today. if you have time, leave a small note with what you think is your favorite project.

have a wonderful day, rest of the week and until next time!


floral weekend wishes



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