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Archive for the 'Crochet' Category

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. […]

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 | 1 Comment »

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 […]

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