Sylvie Damey

crochet with a french twist

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Archive for the 'Freebie' Category

NatCroMo – Tutorial: how to crochet a seamless top-down sweater

Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 12:03 am in Crochet, Freebie, Tutorial | 6 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 (free) crochet pattern : outfit for 13″ dolls such as les Chŕ©ries, H4H …

Posted: Monday, May 12th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm in Crochet, dolls clothes, Freebie | 4 Comments »

A couple weeks ago, a customer asked me questions about those french dolls featured in “Marie Claire Idŕ©es” magazine. A few hours later … I hadpurchased my first Les Chŕ©ries doll: Atsuko-Capucine. Some of the wee miniature sweaters I had made before did fit her, yet I wanted something scaled down to her size. I […]

Round Rainbow Rug, a free crochet pattern

Posted: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm in Crochet, Freebie | 1 Comment »

This super bulky yarn was sitting in my stash for nearly 20 years. I first tried making a hat. But it was so thick it looked like a helmet.. which wasn’t the look I was looking for. I crocheted a rug instead. Maybe you have a large stash too… so here’s a free pattern to […]

“Ma petite robe noire”, the sewing book I translated: Win a copy!

Posted: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 @ 4:02 pm in book review, Freebie, french, review, Sewing, translation | 5 Comments »

Last summer I was busy translating my first book ever (I’ll admit it was a bit scary… but so exciting!), the famous “The little black dress” by Simon Henry. And now the french version I worked on is finally released: I received 2 copies from the editor this morning and am glad to offer one […]

Tutorial: Lining crocheted potholders with old jeans

Posted: Sunday, March 4th, 2012 @ 10:08 am in Crochet, Freebie, recycle !, Sewing, Tutorial | 1 Comment »

I love crocheting potholders. They’re great instant gratification projects, and are perfect to use up small remnants of cotton yarns in all colors of the rainbow, making great gifts on top of all.   But. Sometimes I’m not patient enough to crochet twice the same pattern and make them double-thick, resulting in potential burned fingers.. […]

My 5-year old made a mermaid costume for her Barbie doll – free sewing pattern

Posted: Sunday, August 7th, 2011 @ 8:50 am in Family, Freebie, kids craft, Sewing | 2 Comments »

So my younger daughter – she just turned 5 this summer – really wanted a mermaid Barbie doll. Why buy it when we can make it ? I found this beautiful shiny silver fabric in an op shop lately, perfect for a mermaid !! She also wanted to work on a crafting project, and do […]

Ermeline and Ebook giveaway :-D

Posted: Thursday, April 29th, 2010 @ 3:52 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Contest, Freebie | 12 Comments »

To celebrate the release of Ermeline and my new Ebook, “Around the granny square”, I am giving away one copy of each. :-) Just leave a comment for your chance to win. I’ll pick 2 winners by sometime next week or so. Good luck !

New pattern, and a new cardi

Posted: Thursday, February 4th, 2010 @ 10:32 am in chezPlum Patterns, Contest, Freebie, Gallery, Knitting, swap, WIP | 63 Comments »

Late on schedule, let me present you my newest pattern, the Baby Altay hat ! Based on the same principles as the adult version, the Altay hat (soon to be published in Annie Modessit’s new book “1000 knit and crocheted hats”). I made tons of those little hats, and they are so quick to make […]

Appel aux bloggueuses/ Call to fellow bloggers

Posted: Monday, January 18th, 2010 @ 4:57 pm in Family, Freebie | 2 Comments »

Un post un petit peu spŕ©cial aujourd’hui, avec une fois n’est pas coutume, une version en franŕ§ais ci-dessous: IN ENGLISH: A slightly different kind of post today. :-) Those who have followed my blog for a while may remember that we started an online business with my husband a couple years ago: we started a […]

Winter accessories: My patterns for free ! :-)

Posted: Saturday, October 24th, 2009 @ 9:38 am in chezPlum Patterns, Contest, Crochet, Freebie | 1 Comment »

Winter will be there very soon. We already had a very very cold week earlier this month, and I can tell you we got all the hats and gloves out of their summer hideout ! I love to see what you knit/crochet from my patterns, and I’d love to see more of my hats, mitts […]

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