elisabeth andrée

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crochet charcoal scarf/cowl

thanks for stopping by to see and read a little update from my yarn activities!


the soft ribbles blanket is finished and i am happy with the result! i would love to show you some pictures but it is dark and cloudy and you probably know how ugly photos look with that type of weather. so please have a little patience, as soon as daylight is a little brighter i will make photos and publish them. that is a promise! 🙂

the explanations for the foldover bag will come soon, hopefully this month.


new scarf or cowl

yesterday evening i started a small crochet project and if you also like to make a quick scarf or cowl, this might be something for you too. i found a simple but pretty stitch pattern on a russian website, with a clear diagram. this is the link to the pin on my pinterest board: crochet stitch patterns


still working on the shawl but if you like to start already, this is what i did so far.

i have two balls stylecraft charcoal left from the soft ribbles blanket. unfortunately one is grayish and one is more black. maybe you can see it on the picture below? stylecraft yarn charcoal


to solve the problem this is what i did and do: the first rows until there were 12 rows of shells in the darker version, than crochet with the grayish version until the end of the ball, than restart with the darker version. with the darker version yarn that will be left over i can make an edge or buttonhole closure. i will keep you informed about the progress. 


because of the shells the fabric is not completely flat, i like the effect of it. see the stitches on the pictures, seems that making photos of gray yarn in gray weather is fine.


i use crochet hook size 5.00 mm and work widthwise.

the used stitches are: 

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

5 dc into 1 stitch = 1 shell

start: for about 28 cm – that is 10 shells in a row – you need to crochet 54 chains.

  • row 1. first dc into 4th chain from hook and into all subsequent chains until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. the 2 ch = first dc, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc into next stitch, *skip 4 stitches, 5 dc into next stitch*, repeat between * and * until end of row, but end as follows, after the last shell skip 2 ch and make 1 dc in the top of the turning chains, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3. the 2 ch = first dc, 1 dc into next stitch and into all subsequent stitches until end of row, 2 ch, turn
  • row 4 and further. repeat rows 2 and 3.
enjoy and hopefully see you very soon again!

warm and soft charcoal crochet scarf in the making


work in progress: soft ribbels crochet blanket

welcome! we are halfway the week already!  

it has been a little busy lately but on every single quite moment i grabbed my yarn and hook. to show the progress of my soft ribbels crochet blanket i made this collage, do you like it? 

collage soft ribbels crochet blanket

on the photo below you can see the current size. i think the blanket just needs some more centimeters before i start with weaving in the yarn ends and making the edge.

wip soft ribbels blanket by elisabeth andrée

how about your work in progress?

joining ginny’s yarn along at small things

to my friends who will celebrate tomorrow: happy thanksgiving!

until another time!


work in progress: crochet ribbing blanket

nice to see you again! 


first, sorry to those who are waiting for the explanation on how to make these bags and cases. i had to slow down the last few weeks but hopefully i can post the info and pictures here on my blog next week. so please stay tuned 🙂


i was able to work on my blanket of variegated yarn, it is lovely to make different combinations with only three shades. maybe you think it looks too dark and if you are a lover of pink hues you will miss them 😉  but i’m in love with these three colors. 


wip crochet blanket of variegated yarn


the blanket is now large enough to keep me warm while working on it and that is wonderful as the evenings get colder. it will take a while before i like the size of the blanket that is why i have bought extra yarn (14 balls). 




if you like more info about the yarn and how to crochet soft and flexible ribbed fabric you can visit my previous blog post via this link.


today i like to join ginny’s yarn along at small things
wish you a lovely day and thanks for visiting!





crochet work in progress: bags and cases


we are already halfway through the week and it is time to show the projects i’m working on the last few days. hope you like to take a look at the photos 🙂


the yarn i crochet with is “scheepjes stonewashed XL”, a mix of 70% cotton with 30% acrylic. scheepjes is a dutch label and the yarn is beautiful. i’m using crochet hook 5.0 mm and work pretty tight because i want to make a firm fabric which will keep the bags in better shape while carry more weight.



projects in the works crochet bags and cases




different colors 

the black with yellow stripes, will be a fold-over bag, one of the two small cases i like to use as a makeup bag and/or to hold other smaller things i always carry around with me.  the mesh bag i want to keep pretty small, because i – also – want to put it in the fold-over bag for unexpected buys so i can avoid plastics.



the two cases that you see on the pictures are for a crocheter who has hooked before, easy to make. if you like to have some explanations how to make them please write me a comment. i am not talking about a pattern or tutorial, just the explanations. you can write a comment below until 45 days after today 🙂




this was it for today, i love to join ginny’s yarn along at small things !


until next time!







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



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!