elisabeth andrée

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crochet art project for marinke and a break

 
how good to see you again!
 

this will be my last blogpost…..  you can find more info at the bottom of this post.

 
crochet art project

first the news about marinke and the crochet art project organized by kathryn vercillo of crochetconcupiscence.com. below an excerpt from her newsletter of 4 july.

 

“you’ve likely already heard the sad news that crochet designer marinke “wink” slump of a creative being lost her life to suicide last week.

in the aftermath of hearing the news, i felt like i needed to do something to deal with my own grief and bring our community together so i’ve created the mandalas for marinke crochet art project in wink’s honor.
 
this crochet project is intended to celebrate the amazing creativity that wink brought to the world with her crochet. hopefully her crochet patterns can keep inspiring the world for many years to come.”
 
more info

if you like to participate, all info about the project you can find via this link info about wink’s patterns for 9 mandalas including links to the patterns you can find here.  

 
flowery

below pictures of my version of wink’s standard mandala but i gave it a twist with some surface crochet and a different edge. i wanted to create something that is basic with a flowery character and this is the result. yesterday i sent it to america. used yarn is a combination of phil coton 3 and catania with crochet hook size 3.5 mm. 

wink’s free pattern for the standard mandala you can find via this link
by the way, you can click on the photos to see them in a larger size.

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and then something about myself

in february 2011 i started blogging to have a sort of task. i have health problems since 1992, but in 2011 it was definite that i could no longer work. therefore, blogging was and is important to me but about the last six months – because of my health – i managed less often to write a blog post. it all became a little too much for me.  luckily i still manage to crochet, make photos and publish them on instagram and i try to keep doing that. there you can find the pictures of the projects i am currently working on and other things. if you like, here is the link to my intagram feed

 
 

i don’t close the door because maybe my health improves in the coming months and i’ll be back posting. in the autumn of this year i will tell you whether i’m going to stop permanently or start blogging again.

 

there are a few things that i promised to do (like writing a how to for making a foldover bag) but this time i have to say sorry i can’t keep my promise.

 

for everyone who came to my blog for a visit and even wrote one or more comments: thank you a thousand times! it meant and means a lot to me, perhaps more than you realize.

 

please keep creating, crocheting, knitting, sewing, sculpting, painting, writing and more and thereby make our world an even more beautiful place to live.

 
take care!

———- joining ginny’s yarn along at small things ———-

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work in progress: two crochet projects

thanks for stopping by, hope all is well with you!!

last week i worked on a new yellow bag, a summer bag.work in progress crochet summer bag by elisabeth andrée

for the bottom i started with the first two rows of the pattern for the rectangular squares i only made it a tiny longer. then it is all half double crochets with only a few double crochets.

the bag is far from finished, i’m now working on the details.wip bottom of crochet summer bag by elisabeth andrée
another squares 

yesterday evening i crocheted a few rows to one side of the cushion cover, so that project i can finish soon.

wip cushion cover made of another squares

wish you a wonderful day and rest of the week and maybe we will meet here: ginny’s yarn along at small things

see you soon!
close up of crochet summer bag in the works


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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 work in progress

hope all is well with you?!

last week i had no opportunity to write a blog post. we had a final farewell in the family and although not totally unexpected, for us it was too soon. i’m still a little confused, but fortunately for me there are yarn, hooks and crochet.

 

maybe you like to take a look at my wips?

in the house of my mother, i found this simple glass vase, with a minor damage at the top edge, it measures 21 cm high with a diameter of 18 cm. i have crochet a sleek cover of light green catania yarn and at the top a small teal and coral edge.

 

the spider stitch blanket has only become a little larger. the yarn is stylecraft special dk and the color’s name is saffron, which is a really fresh and happy shade of orange.

wip orange crochet blanket spider stitch pattern

 

the slightly variegated green colored bag you see on the picture below is for my sister in law. the yarn is cotone of lana grossa and it feels quite firm which makes it suitable to use it for projects like this. the bag is almost ready, only the top i have to finish and i’m thinking to make a surprising color effect.

small crochet green shopping bag in the works

 

last but not least, a secret project and it has to remain secret for a while, but i will post more photos as soon as possible. it is pink and lilac and the lilac has a gray undertone. the yarn is the lovely acrylic peques of katia. it feels very soft!lilac and pink secret crochet project in the works

 

that is all for today but this afternoon i will join ginny’s yarn along at small things

wish you a wonderful day and i hope to see you soon again!

 


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work in progress: two tones squares and a crochet bunting

nice to see you again! 

last monday, i have posted a brief explanation of how to make a variation on the ‘another square’, see here

for my project i crochet all squares in soft green and off-white…crochet another square soft green with off white

… and for some of you that might be a little boring to see. so i have made up a few blocks in multiple colors and turned them into a small bunting.

the squares are blocked and nicely flat. when you don’t block the squares, the center will be a little higher than the border. 

do you prefer the festive version more or the green-white version?

if you want to crochet the square too, this is the link to the ‘how to’ for both versions of the ‘another square.

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

have a wonderful day!

crochet another square bunting by elisabeth andrée