elisabeth andrée

about crochet


crochet projects: 5 done and 3 in the works

welcome and thanks for stopping by!

below may be an overload of photos, but i hope you like to take a look 🙂

do you remember this picture of my post of the 6th of may?

side tables and inspiration board elisabeth andrée

a small and simple sidetable that i found in my mother’s house and this is how it looks with it’s new cover.

the yarn is softfun of scheepjes. on the floor you see a vase which was also my mother’s and although i think it is very ugly i know my mother has it for years and years, so i took it home with me. 

for an empty glass jar i made a ‘dress’ in the same style as the (super)market bags i have made lately. to make the rope i crochet foundation half double crochets and attached it to the cover with two large keyrings. with some led lights in it, the shadows look wonderful in the evening. used yarn is a combination of catania and phil coton 3.

for no reason i tried a vintage pattern. it is a large motif of the irish crochet doily number 7635 which you can find here

used yarn is phil coton 3.

crochet motif of an irish crochet doily free vintage pattern

just because i love this yarn – which is better for knitting – but it is so beautiful and it is the best yellow i have seen for a while. two balls of katia creta, crochet hook size 5.00 mm and very loosely made double crochets, some slip stitches along the short sides and four wooden buttons. voila, a simple and super soft cowl for my sister in law. 

crochet cowl with button closure by elisabeth andrée

finished too is my lilac shawl, more photos and notes how i crocheted it you can find here. the bright green bag is made with the same stitch pattern (years ago) and it has a complete other character because off the yarn and color. 

three wips

a cushion cover in citrus hues (free hand, no pattern)….

in the works crochet cushion cover in citrus hues
….. and these rectangular grannies.

for quite some time i was looking for a pattern and although there are many great patterns available, when i saw the diagram i thought yes, that is the rectangle i like to crochet. the pattern is written but it also has great diagrams. a small adjustment, i make 2 chain spaces in the corners instead of 1 chain spaces. i don’t like to squeeze 6 stitches in such a small space. direct link to the pdf is here.


last but not least, 42 ‘another squares’ are all blocked and ready to be sewed together. pattern for the squares here.

will be continued….

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well that is all i have to show you today. if you have time, leave a small note with what you think is your favorite project.

have a wonderful day, rest of the week and 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!


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until next time!


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.




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!! 🙂


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until next time!!







wip gray and yellow crochet squares – part two

how are you? 

here where i live, it is autumn with all the beautiful colors that go with it and it’s lovely weather to be outside.

the past week i crocheted a pile of squares and with a few balls of greige-colored yarn left, i only have a small stack of uni-colored squares to make.

i could not resist to play with the layout on the floor and i must say that it is a challenge to get it pretty. it isn’t looking good yet, but this is what i like to do, play with colors, which makes me forget time.

a cold look

can you see that despite the two yellow shades the whole has a cold appearance? therefore i have a contrasting color in mind to make a subtle edge around the blanket which hopefully will add some warmth. what color it is, i’ll tell you next time 🙂   by the way, this is my favorite one: wip yellow and greige crochet square by elisabeth andrée


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wip gray and yellow crochet squares


a few days ago i started a new project to turn leftover yarn from other projects into something soft and warm. the greige-colored yarn is the main color, i bought too much when making the bedspread for my mother. of the yellow and gray tones this is what i have and also a little off-white. more info about the yarn here.



pattern and some tricks

a while ago i read that crocheting into chains instead of into the chain-spaces gives a neater result. while making the blocks i wanted to try that when crocheting the outer rows and indeed i must admit it looks better.



inserting my hook into a small chain was sometimes difficult – chains between other stitches always seem to be shrunk 😉 – but then i thought it would be easier with a slightly smaller hook. now i crochet the squares with crochet hooksize 5.0 mm and size 4.5 mm for the outer rows.

if i start a new row with an other color, i use this method to prevent the beginning 3 chains. at the beginning of other rows, when i don’t change colors, i crochet 1 ch followed by the first dc, that makes the first group of 3 dc somewhat chubbier, but i think that is fine.

this pattern for the squares i use with an extra row (5th row) of double crochets in the way i describe above with in the corners 1 dc into the first chain, 1 ch, 1 dc into the second chain.


21 blocks

on the photo below the squares with the yellow tones lie a little close to each other, but i will make more uni-colored blocks with the greige yarn to put them in between for a calmer look.


wip yellows and grays blocks by elisabeth andrée

wip yellows and grays blocks by elisabeth andrée


what do you think of a small blanket in only yellows and grays? i like to know!


joining later today: ginny’s yarn along at small things


hope to see you soon!