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crochet with a french twist

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Archive for March, 2016

Crochet hook Giveaway – crochet a swatch from DC project and win 6 crochet hooks !

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 @ 10:47 am in Contest, Crochet, dc project | No Comments »

Ever since I started the DC project, to experiment with all the different options to crochet a Double Crochet, it felt like I’m on a mission to spread the news that the place where you insert your hook DOES make a huge difference ! To help spread the word, and thanks to the generosity of […]

That first spark…

Posted: Monday, March 14th, 2016 @ 11:56 am in french, workshop | No Comments »

After weeks of making pompons, teaching the basics of knitting and crochet to kids and adults during our wednesday free workshops at our local library, it’s been a huge pleasure to install the first pompom garlands and armchair cozies. The goal of those workshops: spend a joyful hour together, share a few techniques so that […]

Technique thursday -The dc project, Episode 7 (conclusions on dc between sts, linked dc and extended dc)

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2016 @ 12:02 am in Crochet, dc project, Tutorial | No Comments »

Have you made your first swatch from Episode 6 yet ? Great ! Take it in front of you and let’s explore all the differences we can find between – dc in both loops – dc in between stitches – linked dc – extended dc (all worked in rows at this stage)   Btw, make […]

Bertille boleros for the girls

Posted: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 @ 3:38 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Family, FO | No Comments »

My daughters have been relentlessly asking for summer boleros with long elf hoods… Now they each have their own Bertille bolero !! (but dumb me: I can’t find my own now, so no group photo !) For the younger one I aimed at making a size 10 yo with fewer body sts and a shorter […]

Sorry for the weird look !

Posted: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 @ 11:14 am in Crochet | No Comments »

My blog was hacked, and it turns out they’ve actually hacked my WordPress theme. Until we can figure this out, I had to change the theme… resulting in a very weird look. Sorry about this ! But at least you won’t be redirected to spammy websites any more (crossing fingers) ETA: Yipee for my husband […]

Technique thursday -The dc project, Episode 6 (dc between sts, linked dc and extended dc)

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 @ 3:31 pm in Crochet, dc project, Tutorial | 2 Comments »

Let’s explore today more variations on the DOUBLE CROCHET: – starting again with the dc in both loops as refence – dc in between stitches – linked dc – extended dc First, choose your yarn. No fun fur or boucl yarn, you want neat stitch definition for this project. I’m using the long-discontinued Rowan “All […]

Coming soon: Extensive test of all the crochet hooks on the market

Posted: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 @ 12:56 pm in Crochet | No Comments »

    Coming soon: An in-depth test of all the best crochet hooks on the market. So far, Clover, Addi and Tulip kindly sent me samples to test. More might follow soon… Those will also be at your disposal to test during all the fairs and yarn festivals I’ll attend (next date – March 20th […]

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