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New crochet pattern: Marguerite socks, also available as KITS

Posted: Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 4:56 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | 4 Comments »

Starting something completely new (to me)… Crocheted socks ! Socks… I tried to knit them ages ago. Then tried to crochet them. But that never worked out, too fiddly to knit, too thick and not enough comfortable when crocheted… I could not picture socks crocheted in single crochet, even elongated sc… Yet I still kept […]

How to change the sizing of my designs for kids and pre-teens

Posted: Friday, May 12th, 2017 @ 12:09 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Technique, Tutorial | No Comments »

Every once and again, crocheters will ask me how they can crochet one of my designs.. but in another size. Let’s focus today on how to do that for kids and pre-teens. For instance, this week, Karine S. asked: “Hi Sylvie do you sell a pattern for a dancing poppies sweater in sizes 6 years […]

New crochet pattern: Boreal hooded coat

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 @ 11:56 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Tired of winter ? My new hooded “Boréal coat” – named after its pretty Noro colors reminiscent of northern lights – is sure to light up any bleak snowy day, and bring a smile to anyone you meet. As usual it’s crocheted in one piece from the top of the hood down. A textured edging gives it […]

Looking back on 2016… and what’s in stock for the new year (w/ code for free pattern inside)

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2017 @ 5:03 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | 5 Comments »

2016 is now officially over… time to look back on a few of my personal favorites makes over the year. This is only a limited selection.. but you can already tell there was a lot of shawls involved (totally new for me ! I hardly ever made shawls before, and just couldn’t see the point.. […]

New SaperliPOPette sweater, wintery version this time

Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 12:24 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Nothing beats bright colors to get through the winter… At the beginning, there was this superb yarn in yummy shades of blue and green, and my brand new Jimbo’s hook I HAD to try since it promised to be amazing (which it totally is). A tiny swatch proved those 2 were made to work together […]

SaperliPOPette ! Crochet this boxy sweater in ANY size using ANY yarn

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2016 @ 11:12 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Do you love to crochet sweaters ? or maybe you’re thinking of enhancing your crochet skills and trying to make your first sweater ? But sometimes following a pattern and counting your stitches gets so boooring or finding the “right yarn” matching gauge is a pain or maybe the pattern you like doesn’t come in the right size ..?   This […]

Dancing Marguerites shawl, new crochet pattern for the spring

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 @ 4:54 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Published | No Comments »

How about a fun and fresh project for the spring ? Dig out some of the prettiest balls of yarn from your stash and crochet away !  This shawl is worked sideways in one piece, starting with the narrow end.   Some of the reasons why you’ll love making this shawl : it’s worked in dc […]

Price increase for Loup and Léontine crochet patterns, and the reasons why

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2016 @ 4:40 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | 2 Comments »

I’ve been thinking about this for a long while now: writing crochet patterns which are getting more and more detailed, with 12 pages of step-by-step instructions, tons of in-progress pictures and 3 pages of tutorials unanimous praise for “clear and easy to follow” instructions in my patterns and yet, it’s still difficult to make ends meet seing the […]

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 […]

Léontine, new crochet pattern for women’s hooded jacket

Posted: Monday, January 4th, 2016 @ 12:39 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Happy New Year !! My year is starting with a new design: Léontine, crocheted hooded jacket for women. Tons of fun working the Braided edgings. A long hood and tassel for a taste of fairytale, open wrists to add extra flair. With a darker color for the center section, I love the extra slimming “corset” […]

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