Sophie’s Univers CAL 2015 – part 16

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Na de roosjes volgen weer enkele toeren standaard haakwerk.  De laatste toer van deze week leren we weer een leuke nieuwe steek.  De perzische steek.

Wil je graag weten welk garen, welke haaknaald en welke kleurcombinaties ik gebruik ? Klik dan hier en check mijn Ravelry pagina voor meer informatie.

Gebruikte kleuren deel 16 :

Toer 102 : donker grijs/blauw
Toer 103 : zacht grijs/blauw
Toer 104 : wit

Meer informatie over deze crochet-along vind je hier:

De twee fantastische dames achter deze crochet-along zijn Dedri Uys en Kimberbly Slifer.

  • Ravelry : voeg deze crochet-along toe in je ravelry projecten
  • Facebook : wordt lid van de Official crafty crochet community en deel je ervaringen met de andere crochet-along deelnemers in de officiële groep van deze CAL
  • lookatwhatimade.net : De blog van Dedri Uys.  Hier wordt elke week een nieuw deel van de CAL gepubliceerd.  Dedri Uys maakt elke week een fantastische photo-tutorial voor de CAL.
  • Vertalingen:

  • haakdingen.nl : Dianne Baan gaat deze keer de vertalingen naar het Nederlands op zich nemen.  Elke week kan je het nieuwe deel downloaden in een handige pdf.  Leuk voor onderweg.
  • prinzregentindiyworld.blogspot.de : Maja Heidingsfelder neemt de Duitse vertaling op zich.
  • Spaanse vertaling door Lynda Hernandez op lookatwhatimade.net
  • Franse vertaling door Sandra Larvin op lookatwhatimade.net
  • Deense en Russische vertalingen volgen binnenkort!
  • Tot de volgende!

    haakse groetjes,
    Wendy
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    New stitch alert!
    This week we start of with some standard crochet stitches.  But the surprise is in the last round.  In de last round we get to learn a new stitch, the persian stitch.  yay!  very exciting.

    Check out my ravelry project page if you like to use the same yarn, colors and hook as me.

    Used colors for part 16:

    Round 102 : dark grey/blue
    Round 103 : soft grey/blue
    Round 104 : white

    The fantastic two behind this crochet-along are Kimberly Slifer and Dedri Uys.

    The original blogpost from this CAL is to be found on lookatwhatimade.net .

    crafty greetings,
    Wendy

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    find me on :
    facebook, ravelry, twitter (@CRAEW), instagram (@craewen) and google+

    Sophie’s Univers CAL 2015 – part 14 & 15

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    In deel 14 hebben we een mooie strook met vlindertjes gemaakt.  Ik heb ervoor gekozen om deze volledig in één kleur te haken om de vlindertjes te accentueren.   Geen moeilijke steken, lekker relax.

    In deel 15 maken we weer een strook met mooie roosjes.

    Wil je graag weten welk garen, welke haaknaald en welke kleurcombinaties ik gebruik ? Klik dan hier en check mijn Ravelry pagina voor meer informatie.

    Gebruikte kleuren deel 14 & 15 :

    Toer 93 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 94 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 95 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 96 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 97 : licht grijs/blauw

    Toer 98 : donker grijs/blauw
    Toer 99 : pistache
    Toer 100 : fel roze
    Toer 101 : donker grijs/blauw

    Meer informatie over deze crochet-along vind je hier:

    De twee fantastische dames achter deze crochet-along zijn Dedri Uys en Kimberbly Slifer.

  • Ravelry : voeg deze crochet-along toe in je ravelry projecten
  • Facebook : wordt lid van de Official crafty crochet community en deel je ervaringen met de andere crochet-along deelnemers in de officiële groep van deze CAL
  • lookatwhatimade.net : De blog van Dedri Uys.  Hier wordt elke week een nieuw deel van de CAL gepubliceerd.  Dedri Uys maakt elke week een fantastische photo-tutorial voor de CAL.
  • Vertalingen:

  • haakdingen.nl : Dianne Baan gaat deze keer de vertalingen naar het Nederlands op zich nemen.  Elke week kan je het nieuwe deel downloaden in een handige pdf.  Leuk voor onderweg.
  • prinzregentindiyworld.blogspot.de : Maja Heidingsfelder neemt de Duitse vertaling op zich.
  • Spaanse vertaling door Lynda Hernandez op lookatwhatimade.net
  • Franse vertaling door Sandra Larvin op lookatwhatimade.net
  • Deense en Russische vertalingen volgen binnenkort!
  • Tot de volgende!

    haakse groetjes,
    Wendy
    ———-> English version

    Still relaxing time.  Part 14 has no difficult stitches.  After you’ve done this part, you’ll discover the beautiful butterfly band pattern.  I choose to make my butterfly band in one color. That way the butterfly’s pop out much more.

    After part 14 it’s time again for some roses.

    Check out my ravelry project page if you like to use the same yarn, colors and hook as me.

    Used colors for part 14 & 15:

    Round 93 : soft grey/blue
    Round 94 : soft grey/blue
    Round 95 : soft grey/blue
    Round 96 : soft grey/blue
    Round 97 : soft grey/blue

    Round 98 : dark grey/blue
    Round 99 : pistache
    Round 100 : pink
    Round 101 : dark grey/blue

    The fantastic two behind this crochet-along are Kimberly Slifer and Dedri Uys.

    The original blogpost from this CAL is to be found on lookatwhatimade.net .

    crafty greetings,
    Wendy

    CAL not-knitted scarf (part 4)

    This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015.  Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.  Visit www.deramores.com for more details.

    Deramores has invited 6 crafty bloggers to predict the upcoming trends in the yarn industries.
    For Marinke Slump from A Creative Being predicts that means crochet-that-looks-like-knitting.

    Two weeks ago I started this knit-alike crochet-along.  We started out with backpost and frontpost stitches.  Then we learned about Tunisian crochet.  In part 3 we could relax again with some back-loop-only stitches and this week we’re learning a new crochet technique again.

    This week we’re gonna take a more detailed look at knooking.   Kno-what ?

    Knooking is actually knitting, but with a crochet hook.  Hu ?  Knitting with a crochet hook ?  Yup, it excists, a way to knit without having to use those awkward long needles.  All you need is a crochet hook with a hole at the end or a knooking hook.

    knooking hook from Lana Grossa

    Knooking versus Tunisian crochet

    Both techniques are similar.  In both techniques you pull up a loop and leave it on the needle.  But in Tunisian crochet you will cast off your loops every round by using a returning pass.
    In knooking there is no returning pass, but you keep the loops on your hook (or thread) at all times.
    Another difference is the density of the fabric.  Tunisian crochet gives a fabric that is more sturdy than knooking.  A knooking fabric feels looser, has more stretch and has more drape.
    This makes Tunisian crochet perfect for projects that need to be a bit more hardwearing.  Like… mmhh… let me think…  a carpet or even a lace scarf.
    If your project needs to be stretchy than knooking might be the better choice.  

    Crochet-along : not-knitted scarf (part 4)

    The CAL consists out of 4 parts.

    part 1 : back- & frontpost stitches
    part 2 : tunisian crochet
    part 3 : back loop only crochet
    part 4 : knooking

    This won’t give you a full length scarf, but you can easily repeat the 4 parts or maybe ad some other great crochet fabric to it. 

    materials needed
    You can use stash yarn.

    Part 1 : 
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) of Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big melange
    5 mm crochet hook

    Part 2 :
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Pink/Purple
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Yellow
    6 mm interchangeable crochet hook or Tunisian hook

    Part 3 :
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Yellow
    5 mm crochet hook

    Part 4 :
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big gray
    5 mm knooking crochet hook
    instructions PART 4

    I’m using US terminology.

    I choose to join my yarn at the short side of my scarf.  You can also choose to chain 50 and work your stitches that way.

    Knooking is a new technique for me as well.  So I had to search for a tutorial to learn it.

    I found a great tutorial on youtube for learning the basics.  It’s called “How to knook : Right handed” from Leisure Arts inc.

    After you’ve learned the basics your options are endless!  You can practically translate almost any knitting pattern into a knooking pattern.   I will definitely explore this technique a bit more.
    front of the work

    back of the work

    See how neat my join is?  I think this is a great technique for adding a border to blankets too!!  

    So tell me, what are your plans with these four knit-alike techniques ?  Show me your projects!

    crafty greetings,

    Wendy

    find me on :
    facebook, ravelry, twitter (@CRAEW), instagram (@craewen) and google+

    CAL not-knitted scarf (part 3)

    This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015.  Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.  Visit www.deramores.com for more details.

    Deramores has invited 6 crafty bloggers to predict the upcoming trends in the yarn industries.

    Two weeks ago I started this knit-alike crochet-along.  We started out with backpost and frontpost stitches.  Then we learned about tunisian crochet.

    This week it’s a bit more easy again.  Let’s see what happens if we crochet in the backloop only.

    Crochet-along : not-knitted scarf (part 3)

    The CAL consists out of 4 parts.

    part 1 : back- & frontpost stitches
    part 2 : tunisian crochet
    part 3 : back loop only crochet
    part 4 : knooking

    This won’t give you a full length scarf, but you can easily repeat the 4 parts or maybe ad some other great crochet fabric to it. 

    materials needed
    You can use stash yarn.

    Part 1 : 
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) of Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big melange
    5 mm crochet hook

    Part 2 :
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Pink/Purple
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Yellow
    6 mm crochet hook

    Part 3 :
    1 ball (50gr, 120m) Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big Yellow
    5 mm crochet hook

    instructions PART 3

    I’m using US terminology. 

    1. chain 50 + 1
    2. make 1 single crochet (sc) in every loop on the chain, turn (50)
    3. chain 1, make 1 sc in every stitch, but in the backloop only, turn (50)
    4. repeat row 3 until you have 40 rows.
    See how you create a ribbed effect ?   This looks very neat as a border for beanies, vests or even blankets.
    *Border is made with the backloop-only technique
    * Border is made with the backloop-only technique
    * Border is made with the backloop-only technique
    * Backloop-only scarf

    crafty greetings,
    Wendy

    Let’s talk about socks

    What are you working on today ?
    I still had some sock-yarn in my stash and decided to try it out.  So I started to crochet some socks!
    Yes, you heard me.  Socks that aren’t knitted but crochet.
    I was surprised with the amount of patterns I could find on ravelry.  There’s so much choice and so many beautiful designs!
    But it’s a first-timer for me, so I thought it might be best to start with the basics.
    Surprisingly I stumbled upon a “learn to crochet socks” leaflet in a magazine store.    I immediately bought it and so now I’m attempting to crochet my first socks.  yay!
    First minor point I came across : my leg-part seemed to be have not enough stretch.  So, when I wanted to fit my sock, I couldn’t get it passed my heel.   
    Here’s how I solved it :  
    I ripped my rows until just above the heel.  Next I chained 40 and started crocheting up and down on the chain, all around the sock.  
    The stretch of the stitches is bigger in the vertical direction, then the horizontal direction.  So I figured, it I turn my stitches on their side, my socks might have enough stretch.
    Have you already crochet socks ?  What problems did you encounter and how did you solve them ?
    Your welcome to talk about crochet socks on my facebook page.
    crafty greetings,
    Wendy