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Archive for the 'Crochet' Category

Crochet hook review 3 – FURLS Odyssey and Candy shop – JIMBO’s front porch hook

Posted: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 @ 12:26 pm in Crochet | 2 Comments »

Are your wrists sometimes sore from crocheting ? You inherited a collection of old plain hooks  and now you’re dreaming of enhancing your stash with pretty colorful hooks ? Or maybe the yarn sometimes snag into the head of the hook, and you wonder whether you could find more efficient/precise hooks ? Last weeks we started to […]

Crochet hook test & review – Week 2: PRYM soft and ergonomics, TULIP ETIMO rose, SUSAN BATES silvalume

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 @ 4:17 pm in Crochet, Technique | No Comments »

Are your wrists sometimes sore from crocheting ? You inherited a collection of old plain hooks  and now you’re dreaming of enhancing your stash with pretty colorful hooks ? Or maybe the yarn sometimes snag into the head of the hook, and you wonder whether you could find more efficient/precise hooks ? Last week we started to […]

Crochet hook test & review – Week 1: ADDI swing and colors, CLOVER soft-touch and amour, KNITPRO waves

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 @ 3:11 pm in Crochet | No Comments »

Are your wrists sometimes sore from crocheting ? You inherited a collection of old plain hooks  and now you’re dreaming of enhancing your stash with pretty colorful hooks ? Or maybe the yarn sometimes snag into the head of the hook, and you wonder whether you could find more efficient/precise hooks ? Crocheting is now my full-time […]

DC project, episode 8: Alternatives to the ch3 at the beg of a DC row

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

There’s these questions every crocheter wonders about at some point, when working rows of Double Crochet: Should I crochet the next dc in the same st as the initial ch3, or in the next st ? How could I avoid this gap between the ch3 and the next dc ? Do those 3 chains count […]

Finished Compère Loup softie …

Posted: Monday, May 9th, 2016 @ 2:23 pm in amigurumis, Crochet, FO | No Comments »

What ?!! … I can’t believe I never showed my finished “Compère Loup” !   I made him last year, using a fantastic pattern from french crochet designer Anisbee. (Warning – pattern only available in french) With such a name, and published nearly at the same time as I published my Loup hooded jacket, I […]

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 […]

DC project – And the winner of the contest is…

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 @ 10:55 am in Contest, Crochet, dc project | No Comments »

That’s it. The contest to win 6 beautiful ergonomic hooks – 4 Tulip Etimo Rose hooks  – 2 Prym Soft hooks is now officially over ! Let’s see which photo won… To enter the contest, all was needed was to share a picture of your swatch(es) crocheted following an Episode of the DC project, to explore all […]

Ariane cardigan, with long sleeves

Posted: Monday, April 25th, 2016 @ 11:44 am in Crochet, FO | No Comments »

Back from 10 days of holidays in the south of France. Perfect timing to finish my “Ariane cardigan” by Peggy Grand and finally add some buttons (on the “men’s side” but oh well, who will ever notice ?!). I love the mesh rows in the top section, and would you believe it’s my first time […]

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 […]

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