elisabeth andrée

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work in progress: crochet and embroidery

how are you?! 
since last week, no progress to show concerning my nutty pillow. i couldn’t work on it because i went for a weekend trip with my cousin renée to the north of the country and to visit my mother, who i had not seen for over a year. i had brought a small project with me to be able to crochet some stitches. it is the easiest stitch pattern i think and it will be a simple scarf.

 

 

monday was unexpectedly sunny and warm and i sat in my garden making embroidery stitches ​​on my white pyramid in the works.

 

 

UPDATE

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later this week i hope to publish some explanations about how to crochet the stitch pattern of the mustard yellow scarf.

i hope you will come along again!
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work in progress: white crochet stitches part 2

hello!

still working on my white project and yesterday i published a little tutorial for how to crochet 2sctog if you work in the round and don’t want to decrease the number of stitches.

the small pyramid i made while i was taking photos to use for the tutorial.

the large white one needs only about four rows and then i can start decorating it. 

 

 

 

for the colder months i have planned, some large and some small projects, the yarn i have and the balls are waiting for me. i must not let myself be distracted by wanting to do all kinds of projects in between, but i find that difficult, because everything is so nice to do.

do you recognize that or can you stick to one project (or maybe two)?

love to hear from you!

 

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see you soon!

 

 

 


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crochet pyramid with 2sctog tutorial

how nice of you to come by!

 

during one of the last days with a little sun i was crocheting in a corner of the garden and thought maybe i can make a tutorial.

crochet 2sctog working in the sun

crochet 2sctog working in the sun

 

 

there were several people who showed interest (on my blog and instagram) and asked me about the white crochet stitches

 

the white crochet stitches are 2sctog and like the 2hdctog i love to use them for bags because it creates a solid fabric. additionally it results in a grid that you can use for example embroidery stitches.

 

the tutorial is not a detailed one, but a brief explanation with pictures of how to crochet 2sctog if you work in the round. unfortunately, a few pictures failed and some others are of poor quality, but i hope they are clear enough. i used leftover catania cotton yarn and crochet hook size 3.5 mm, acrylic yarn ends to stuff the pyramid and a needle with a blunt tip to close the edges. my pyramid measures about 9 x 9 cm.

for the best result do not work too loosely.

 

as always i use american english terms:

ch = chains

ss = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

2sctog = 2 single crochet together

 

how to crochet 2sctog 

first i like to say that the original idea of this pyramid shape is from lazy earthlings i only changed the single crochets into 2sctog.

please follow the photos.

 

1. make 21 chains and crochet 1 sc in the second chain from hook and into all subsequent stitches on both sides of the beginning chains, end with ss into first sc and make 1 ch.

 

2a.  draw up a loop in same stitch as ss and in next stitch (see yellow arrows on photo), 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook. *draw up a loop in same stitch and next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end of row.

 

2b. the last 2sctog of this row you make this way: draw up a loop in the last sc of the row, skip the ch and draw up a loop in the same stitch as you made the first 2sctog in, yo and draw through loops on hook, ss in first 2sctog, 1 ch.

 

3. all the next rows: draw up a loop in same stitch as ss and in next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook. *draw up a loop in same stitch and next stitch, 3 loops on hook, yo and draw through loops on hook*, repeat between * and * until end of row. for the last 2sctog draw up a loop in the last stitch of the row, skip the ch and draw up a loop in the same stitch as you made the first 2sctog in, yo and draw through loops on hook, ss in first 2sctog. 1 ch.

 

4. soon your work begins to turn, but just keep on crocheting and it will be fine again.

 

5. if your work is approximately square, 9 x 9 cm, then do not ch at the end of the last row, cut the yarn but keep enough length to close the pyramid, put the yarn ends in it and close the pyramid by sewing the edges together, weave in the yarn end.

as you can see when making your own, the pyramid is somewhat transparent and therefore i have chosen yarn ends in a similar color.

 

6. pyramid is done! enjoy!

 

 

until next time!

 


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work in progress: white crochet stitches

welcome!

 

although there are too many wips in my home already, i could not resist to start another pyramid shape, but this time in a version that fits in my interior. 

the yarn is catania mercerized cotton, color number 0105 which is a white tone that is gentle to my eyes.  i work with hook size 3.5 mm and similar to the first pyramid shape i crochet quite tight. since the starting rows measure about 32 cm i still have about 20 cm to go and that are many stitches before i can start to embroider. because that is what the white stitches will be: a background for embroidery.

on the pictures you can see them, all 2sctog (= 2 single crochets together)  and if you like an explanation how to make them please visit the tutorial for my spring bag and scroll down to the info for the top and handles. 

 

 

 

that is all for today.
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thank you for visiting!

 

 


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white flowers

 

today i would like to share some pictures with you. my mother gave me a huge bunch of white flowers, autumn leaves and green branches for my birthday (the fourth). it are callas, gerberas, roses and flowers whose name i can not remember. 

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the roses have a sepia undertone and that shade they really have, it is not my editing skills:)

anyway, enjoy and have a very good week! 🙂
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