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Archive for the 'Crochet' Category

Let’s celebrate National Crochet Month 2017 – Blog tour

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 12:03 am in Crochet, Freebie, Tutorial | 5 Comments »

Welcome to the NatCroMo blog tour ! My name is Sylvie Damey, and I’m a french crochet designer. I love to design crochet garments that follow and hug the beautiful curves of your body, using the technique of the top-down seamless sweaters. I design for women and their little ones. Sometimes I add hoods too… […]

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.. […]

2016 Xmas presents

Posted: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 @ 8:14 am in Crochet, Family | No Comments »

This year I crocheted colorful hats with pompons for my brother & his family who live on a warm island and are not usually equiped for our chilly winters… & then I made more hats for the local family too, so there would be no one left out :-) Btw, this orange hat I made for […]

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 […]

My “Konk Kerne” shawl

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 11:19 am in Crochet, french | 2 Comments »

A few rays of sun today, perfect occasion to show you my new “Konk Kerne” shawl by french designer Véronique Chermette/Barjolaine. A very light and airy shawl, featuring this superb lace pattern designed to imitate the fishermen’s nets from Concarneau in french Brittany. Mine looks smaller than the original, probably because of my yarn choice: a […]

Summer’s gone…

Posted: Friday, September 30th, 2016 @ 6:16 pm in Crochet, FO | No Comments »

Summer’s gone… and I finally retrieve the pics from my phone: A sunhat crocheted using the “Funshine” pattern by Tara Murray / Mamachee. Surprising at first how she uses the “wrong side” of the hdc as right side of the hat, but I end up really liking that look ! And still in the theme of summer: […]

5 ways to earn money with your crochet

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2016 @ 11:33 am in Crochet, my creative business | No Comments »

Is crochet the first thing you think of when you wake up ? Can you spend hours lost in crochet books and magazines at your local library or newsagent ? Crochet books and more yarn are the only thing you can think of when asked what you’d love for your birthday present ? Fear not, you’re […]

Back to work

Posted: Monday, September 5th, 2016 @ 11:47 am in Crochet, french, WIP | No Comments »

Holidays are over, would you believe I hardly touched my hooks for about a month and a half ? No crochet, too busy to read, swim, rest and spend time with friends and family… I did wear a lot my newsest crochet shawl though, the beautiful “Lizard shawl” by Jasmin Räsänen: a bold mix of airy […]

Spinning demo and crochet hook testing sessions on local craft fairs…

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2016 @ 3:59 pm in Crochet, workshop | No Comments »

Summer is nearly there, and occasions to meet other crafters are everywhere. Two weeks ago we went to the “Musée du tisserand Dauphinois” (a local weaving museum) to demonstrate how we spin yarn. Claire and Heike brought their spinning wheels, and I spindle spun some Gotland which was easier to spin evenly on a spindle. […]

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