elisabeth andrée

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work in progress: crochet opaline blanket

welcome, so kind of you to visit my blog! 

last week i didn’t have to show you much, so i skipped the work in progress post. 

the opaline blanket is finished, regarding the crochet work and now it is time for sewing on small crochet motifs, beads and buttons and making embroidery stitches. on the picture you see small pieces of white paper that i’ve pinned onto the blanket so i can remember where i like to have the items. i think i need to work on my bed, because the blanket is too large for sitting at the table with it and the floor is hard to sit on for a longer time 😉 

photos below

if you like you can find more into about the stitch pattern that i use for the blanket here (pattern baby blanket) and here (info about the variation on the stitch pattern that i use for my current blanket).

the pattern for the square on the left you can find here and the squares on the right here.
used materials:
  • the opaline yarn is phildar impact 6 and i worked with hook size 6.5 mm.
  • the small squares are made with katia jaipur and hook size 1.75 mm.

over the past weeks, i have also made a few bags, but i’ll tell you about that another time.

hope the rest of the week is pleasant for you and i hope to see you soon!

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crochet work in progress: giant cushion, blanket and more

welcome!

we are halfway the week and i almost forgot that it is work in progress day 🙂

hope you are fine and that every day you find a little time for yourself to be creative?!

 

i am still working on my soft ribbing pattern and so far this is my favorite of all blankets i have made (i think, because i love them all). if you like the look of this blanket in the making, here is the link to how to crochet a stretchy ribbing fabric.

wip crochet soft ribbing blanket by elisabeth andrée

 

another wip is the giant crochet cushion made of brown variegated squares with colored edges. currently i sew the squares together, one side of the cushion is half way done. more info about the yarn and the squares you can find here.

wip giant cushion cover of brown variegated squares with colored edges

 

last but not least, the foldover bag and the small cases are still waiting to be finished.

wip scheepjes stonewashed bag and cases

 

but one part of this set is done and that is the small mesh shopper. if you like to know how it looks and are curious how to make this bag yourself, here is the link to the info

 

small crochet mesh shopper inside by elisabeth andrée

 

well that is it for today, but of course i love to join ginny’s yarn along at small things. if you like to see creative projects just click on the link. 

 

wish you a wonderful day and i hope to see you again very soon!
thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

 


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wip crochet blanket and giant cushion cover

welcome to another wip blogpost!

 

still working on my soft ribbing blanket. maybe a silly thing to say but i am in love with the blanket, because of the way it looks, its colors and softness. i bought some extra balls of yarn, because i was a little worried that i did not have a sufficient amount. it will take a while before this blanket is finished.

work in progress crochet blanket of variegated yarn by elisabeth andrée

 

98 squares

nevertheless, i started a new project: a giant cushion cover. below you see a cotton pillowcase that measures 70 x 70 cm, bought in a sale a while ago for only a few euros.

cushion 70 x 70 cm

in it is folded an old duvet cover of about 2 x 2 meters, clean but damaged and it was really time to make a crochet cushion cover to make it a better looking item for mine or someone else’s interior.

49 squares for each side, that is the number of squares i need to make.

the pattern for the square is very basic and if you visit the app store you can download the free app:

simply crochet granny square a week

among other patterns you can find there ‘granny doris‘, which is similar to the ones you see on my pictures.

the patterns in the app are written in british english and american english terms and there is also a diagram. sounds great, doesn’t it?! if you like to have more info about the app, please visit the app store.

 

 

since i am not a great lover of brown (except for trees and animals) i almost never work with the color. but this brown variegated stylecraft yarn is lovely, the name is sandstone. for the edges i use stylecraft in different colors and i work with crochet hook size 4.5 mm. 

 

how about your work in progress? maybe we will meet on instagram and/or ginny’s yarn along at small things

 

wish you a wonderful wednesday! 

 

WIP crochet squares of brown variegated yarn by elisabeth andrée

 


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gray and yellow crochet blanket finished

hurray! 🙂

 

 

the crochet blanket made of greige, grays and yellows is finished! despite the blanket largely is crocheted with a neutral color, it made my eyes a little ‘loopy’ and therefore i’m quite happy i may work on other projects now 🙂

for this blanket i have not bought 1 single centimeter of yarn, all the yarn is from my stash. that is the reason for the edge of simple bright pink stitches, i just didn’t have a sufficient amount of a bright color to create a real border.

the blanket looks quite unusual and i am not to sure about the result, but i think i already have a destination for the it, i will tell you about that another time.

 

small square crochet blanket on footstool by elisabeth andrée

 

question

if you haven’t been able to visit my previous blog post, i have a question there for crocheters, i hope you will take look.

crochet yellows and grays blocks blanket folded

 

that is all for this week, but below there are some more pictures to see!

wish you a very nice weekend and hopefully we will meet again soon!

 

joining creative friday at natural suburbia

 

until next time!


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wip gray and yellow crochet blanket and a question

 

the blanket with the yellow and gray blocks is almost finished and i hope to put the pictures online later this week.

 

 

have you already some experience with crocheting, i would like to ask you to do me a favor, no pressure of course 🙂

do you have the time to try something? during the making of this blanket, i have used two different ways to start a row. i like it but i’m wondering if you also find it useful? 

besides the three starting chains, there are multiple ways to start a row like the standing stitches, tutorials for these are easy to find with a search on the internet, but i did it in a different way.

 

for my blanket, i used this pattern for the square, but here you can also see a drawing (sorry, it’s ugly).

 

drawing crochet test square by elisabeth andrée

drawing crochet test square by elisabeth andrée

 

 

i thought it would be best not to copy and paste the pattern for the square and the other tutorial to this post, so therefore there are some links in de explanations below. hope you don’t mind? 

 

here we go

used stitches (american english terms)

  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

 

A. method with color change

1. crocheting the squares starts with a magic loop and with row 1 the same way as described in the pattern, the technique i’m talking about concerns row 2 to 4

2. row 2 and further: attach the yarn with a new color with this method. you can use it for all stitches (sc, hdc, dc, tr), although it will be unhandy for the higher stitches, but making a treble this way should be fine. 

3. you can at the end of the row finish off with a slip stitch into the first stitch and then weave in the yarn at the back of your work or you can use this way. i did both and for sewing the squares together like i did, the way with the slip stitch gives a little neater result, i think.

 

 

B. method without color change

1. crocheting the squares starts with a magic loop and with row 1 the same way as described in the pattern

row 2: ss into first chain space and make 1 ch, 1 dc into same space, 2 ch, follow pattern until end of row, but end as follows: 2 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.

row 3: ss into next 2 ch space, 1 ch, 2 dc into same space, follow pattern until end of row but end as follows: 3 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.

row 4: ss into next dc, ss into next 2 ch space, 1 ch, 2 dc in same space, follow pattern until end of row but end as follows: 1 ch, crochet 1 dc into the first chain space over the ss and the ch, ss into next dc.

5. weave in yarn end.

 

 

optional

row 5 of only double crochets into all the stitches, also into the chains instead of into the chain-spaces, with in the corners 1 dc into the first chain, 1 ch, 1 dc into the second chain. also for this row you can use the methods as described above under A. and B.

 

 

hope you like to give it a try and tell in the comment section below this post about your experience? you can post a comment until 45 days after today.

love the hear from you!! 🙂

 

joiningginny’s yarn along at small things

 

until next time!!