elisabeth andrée

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crochet lacy lilac scarf done

happy monday!

the lilac lacy scarf is finished and i am happy with the result. two balls of lilac and some mellow purple for the edge makes my very soft scarf complete.

 

used pattern, materials and some notes

if you like to make a similar scarf, below you will find the info. it is not a pattern, only the link to the diagram for the stitch pattern and some notes you can use as a guide. i copied and paste from my previous post(s) but it is more handy to find all relevant info on one page.

 

  • used pattern is number 2037 of mypicot.com and the route to find the diagram is: mypicot.com – openwork & lace. you can find it here and this is the direct link to the pdf
  • used yarn is katia peques acrylic yarn with crochet hook size 4.00 mm. more info about the yarn on the katia website.
some hopefully useful notes:
  • crochet as many chains you need to get the desired length and crochet some extra. after you did row 1 there will be some unworked chains, but you can remove them with a needle with a blunt tip and weave in the yarn end.
  • instead of 3 turning chains at the end of each row i made 2 chains.
  • at the beginning of each row i started with a linked dc my way: draw up a loop in the second ch from hook, draw up a loop in the first stitch of the row (is the last stitch of the previous row), 3 loops on hook (like you have when making a regular dc) and finish like making a dc.
    more info about linking stitches you can find on internet, there are many tutorials to find.
  • notice that you work into the chains and not into the spaces.
  • follow the diagram until your stole/scarf has the width you want.
  • end with a row 2, 4, 6 or 8 but i think row 6 gives the best result.
  • on the other side of the beginning chains i made row 6, 7 and 8, but it isn’t necessary. on this side you can just crochet a row 2, 4, 6 or 8 too.
  • for the edge i worked along the long sides like this: 1 sc in the double crochets and into the two chains between the double crochets, into the 6 chains i made 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc (you will understand when you look at the diagram and see row 2, 4, 6 or 8) at the end of the long side you make 1 ch and 1 hdc in the same stitch as the last stitch of the row.
  • at the beginning of a short side you start with a chain and then – divided equally along the short sides – you make 6 chains, 1 sc, 6 chains, ending with 1 hdc, 1 ch and 1 sc into the same stitch, this 1 sc is the first stitch of the other long side of the scarf. this way you work both short and both long sides.
  • i then cut the yarn and attached it again at a short side and made 1 sc in every sc and in every 6 chains 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc. at the end of the row, cut the yarn and repeat on the other short side of the scarf.

  • weave in yarn ends and you are done!
  • enjoy and until next time!

…by the way, this little bag i made years ago with poison green cotton yarn but with the same stitch pattern.

small crochet market bag by elisabeth andrée

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crochet bag done and a shawl in the works

welcome! nice of you to stop by!

last week i made this supermarket bag for my brother and the question was: would he mind using it? gladly he likes the bag and wouldn’t mind using it at all. the body of the bag is made with catania color number 242 (anthracite) and the top and handles with phil coton 3 color number 54 (canard)

lilac

for the lilac shawl in the works (below) i – again – work with katia peques acrylic yarn, this time with crochet hook size 4.00 mm. the hue is a slightly lighter than the lilac of this stole/scarf.

for my current wip i also use a stitch pattern of mypicot and the route to find the diagram is: mypicot.com – openwork & lace – pattern number 2037. you can find it here and this is the direct link to the pdf

small side table

a project for the nearby future is a cover for the top of this small side table and i think i know what to make but i will tell and show you another time.

until then keep crocheting, knitting and all the other creative activities that makes the world a little more beautiful.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

thanks for visiting and hopefully until next time!


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crochet stole in lilac and pink

nice to see you!

last week i posted a picture of a secret project but since it is finished and delivered to the person for whom i made it, you can see more photos. the stole/scarf is a birthday present for my cousin renée.

crochet lacy stole scarf on hanger by elisabeth andrée

in case you like to crochet a similar stole/scarf below you can find some brief info and the link to the stitch pattern. i didn’t make notes so i can’t write down the pattern for you, but hopefully the info is sufficient for you.

 

used materials:

katia peques, a very soft acrylic yarn, 2 balls pink (color number 941) and 2 ball lilac (color number 920) and i worked with crochet hook size 3.5 mm.

more info about the yarn on the katia website.

used stitch pattern:

the diagram for the stitch pattern you can find via this link or download the pdf here.

in case the links are not working or you like to see an explanation how to crochet the stitch pattern, this is the route: go to mypicot, choose multi-color and click on more patterns then look for pattern number 1014 – you will see this photo:

mypicot.com pattern number 1014

mypicot pattern number 1014

there you will find a tutorial with photos and a link to the diagram.

 

brief explanation how to make the stole/scarf
  • crochet as many chains you need to get the desired length and crochet some extra. after row one there will be some unworked chains, but you can remove them with a needle with a blunt tip and weave in the yarn end.
  • follow the diagram until your stole/scarf has the width you want.
  • for the edge i worked picots all around the stole/scarf, equally divided.
  • the picots i made like this: 1 sc in 1 chain space, 2 ch, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 1 ch space. make between the bows only single crochets and no picots to follow the waves. in the corners you make a picot and 1 sc into the same 1 ch space, 2 ch, picot, 1 sc in next 1 ch space.
  • as a detail i crocheted single crochets over a large pin followed by a row of slip stitches, then sewed some beads and a button onto it.
  • that is all the info about this project and i hope you like it!
  • UPDATE!
    tip: to keep the stole/scarf straight it is recommended to work a few rows on the other side of the beginning chains. i did three rows and just followed the stitch pattern.

 

have a wonderful day!


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how to make a scarf with a crochet stitch pattern – part 2

 

welcome back!

 

 

if you missed part 1 here is the link to the explanation of the stitch pattern.

 

let’s continue with the scarf and make the edge, which is a simple one without curls and bobbles (but you can always choose something else, all according to your taste). 

 

  1. end with a row 3: make 1 sc in first two dc, *make 2 ch, skip next 2-ch space, 1 sc in next two dc*, repeat between * and * until end of row.
  2. do not turn because the side which is facing you is the right side. that is the side where you crochet the first and last row of 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc, 2 ch (=row 3).
  3. you will now work all around the scarf. 
  4. make 1 ch, 1 sc into the same stitch,  (attach a paperclip or a yarn end in a contrasting color to the 1 chain space you just made), make 3 ch, now continue working on the short side, *crochet 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc, make 3 ch, 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc*, repeat until you reach the next corner, 1 sc into the first ch of your beginning chain, 1 ch
  5. continue working on the long side, you make single crochets into the same chains as you made the single crochets of the first row, 1 sc in same ch, 1 sc in next sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, *1 sc into next two sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc into next two sc*, repeat between * and * until next corner, make 1 ch.
  6. make 1 sc into same stitch, 3 ch, continue working on the second short side, crochet 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc, *make 3 ch, 1 sc into the next stitch in which you made a sc*, repeat between * and * until you reach the next corner, 1 ch.
  7. continue working on the second long side, make 1 sc into the first sc of the last row 3 of the stitch pattern, 1 sc into the next sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, *1 sc into next two sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc into next two sc*, repeat between * and * until last corner, make 1 ch
  8. make 1 sc into the 1 chain space with the paperclip or contrasting yarn end (don’t remove), make 1 sc in all subsequent stitches (all around the scarf) until you reach the 1 chain space at the beginning of this row and end with a ss into the 1 chain space. 
  9. weave in yarn ends, remove paperclip or contrasting yarn end, you’ve finished your scarf!

 

 

 

some extra notes
  • as you can see while working on the edge or looking at my pictures, the spaces on the short sides, are large enough to function as button holes. all you have to do is to sew buttons on one short side. but of course you can make the button holes larger by crocheting more chains. 

    the edge of the mustard yellow scarf by elisabeth andrée

    the edge of the mustard yellow scarf by elisabeth andrée

  • have you chosen to work widthwise you can instead of 2 sc, 2 ch, 2 sc (of first and last rows) choose to make 2 sc, 3 or 4 ch, 2 sc, etc. the rest remains the same.
  • in the way as describes in part 1 and part 2, you can use any stitch pattern to crochet a scarf, bag, blanket or otherwise.

 

hope you like to wear your scarf!

UPDATE: joining creative friday at natural suburbia

 

mustard yellow crochet scarf by elisabeth andrée

mustard yellow crochet scarf by elisabeth andrée

 

 

 


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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!