elisabeth andrée

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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: crochet green pouf


today i have not very much work in progress to show you. yesterday i posted photos of and info about the crochet pyramid object you see on top of the pouf. it was a fun in between small job to do! my other crochet projects are calling me, like the bags and the 3-rows small squares, but they have to wait 😉

my green crochet pouf cover is almost finished only a few rows to go and some decorative stitches to do. hopefully it will be finished this weekend.


wip: green crochet pouf

wip: green crochet pouf



how about your projects?




hope you will have a wonderful day!




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!


summer scarf and pouf

hello, so nice to see you!


after a week of being a little silent i’m back. i was and am impressed by the downing of the MH17 and its consequences, the impact it has and will have.


green pouf

on instagram i was more active and posted some photos last week of – among others – the green pouf in the making.

the yarn which i use for the pouf is the same as for the cushion cover in white, green and orange, which is katia new cancun. pictures of the cushion cover here and more info about the yarn here.

soon i will tell you a little more about the green pouf cover and when i finished it, i continue with the floor cushion or doggie bed and the mini squares. these two projects i put aside because it is too warm to work with those yarns.


lacy summer scarf

last week i had my new summer scarf finished, crocheted with phildar canasta argent which is a very pale blue color. it is a blend of viscose and acrylic (79% viscose, 21% acryl) and it has a subtle sheen. unfortunately the yarn is discontinued, you can find more info here


the scarf i made because i had given away the anthracite-colored scarf. this pale blue one is a bit wider because it has more rows, but i have used the same stitch pattern see here.



that is it for today.
hope this week will be a happy, healthy and creative week for you!


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




crochet projects

short time ago i told you that i did not previously work on so many crochet projects
at the same time as the last few weeks.

i made ​​a list and and this is a summary:


i’m enjoying myself with my yarn and crochet hooks and you?
see more creative projects via these links:
have a lovely day!
crochet projects by elisabeth andrée

on this photo you see the pink pouf, 3 bags including the secret project and the blanket with the blue diamonds.