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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” […]

WIP wednesday – Leontine hooded jacket…

Posted: Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 @ 8:21 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, WIP | 1 Comment »

one sleeve done, one to go. it will also need buttons, and some sort of buttonholes… oh and a tassel of course ! testing has now begun and i can’t wait to see their jackets and color combinations. being that close to releasing a new pattern is always soooo exciting !!

New hooded cardigan for my daughter

Posted: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 @ 4:30 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

my older daughter has been asking for a long hood for ages. and ages. i did need a sample garment to photograph each step of the construction of a tailor-made cardigan for my workshop. this seemed like a good occasion to make her something. work on the basis of a regular top-down cardigan, and add […]

Crochet workshop: Crocheting a sweater without a pattern

Posted: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 @ 4:17 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | 1 Comment »

Nov 7/8th – Two-days crochet workshop in Vercors, France. Have you ever dreamed of learning how to crochet a sweater or cardigan that fits YOU just perfectly, and without even following a pattern ? That was precisely the goal of a 2-days workshop here in my home town in France. Unfortunately one of the participants […]

Amour bleu-corail (Blue love), new summer turquoise cardigan

Posted: Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 @ 10:48 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | 1 Comment »

Designed to showcase the beauty of my friend Heike’s gradient yarn, Amour Bleu-corail ( = Blue love) features lacy gradient mesh rows, cute heart-shaped front ties and a picot edging. Made top down in one piece, it’s easy as pie to make and the pattern includes many step-by-step pictures and tutorials to guide you along […]

Bertille hooded Bolero with super long hood, crochet pattern

Posted: Monday, June 22nd, 2015 @ 11:35 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Summer is that time of the year when you feel free to wear any cray and fun clothes ! This is the spirit of my “Bertille hooded bolero”. Made for a festive and fun summer with friends and family. Cropped shape to keep it light for the summer, but with a super long hood just […]

Floralie cardigan crochet pattern now in PLUS SIZE: size XL to 3XL

Posted: Friday, June 12th, 2015 @ 10:30 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

I’ve had requests for larger sizes for my patterns ever since I published Loup. Seemed like a good idea… except I didn’t know where to start, having heard many times you can’t just keep on increasing the sizing exponentially. Plus sizes are specific, and while my designing method is usually to create the garment directly […]

Turquoise for me please

Posted: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 @ 9:42 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet | No Comments »

Funny how I used to loathe the color turquoise as a teenager. Turquoise was everywhere at that time, THE hot color ! Bracelets and jewelery, t-shirts and whatever. It was too much and I kind of swore to myself I’d never wear turquoise. BUT. This is precisely the reason why I try never to say […]

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