Sophie’s Univers CAL 2015 – part 13

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Relaxing-time!   Deze week geen moeilijke steken, maar lekker relax enkele rijtjes basissteken haken.

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 13 :

Toer 89 : licht grijs/blauw
Toer 90 : donker grijs/blauw
Toer 91 : licht grijs/blauw
Toer 92 : licht grijs/blauw

extra : bloemblaadjes -> zacht roze

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

    Relaxing-time!   No fuzz this week with difficult stitches.  Sit back, relax and enjoy some basic crochet stitches.

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

    Used colors for part 13:

    Round 89 : soft grey/blue
    Round 90 : dark grey/blue
    Round 91 : soft grey/blue
    Round 92 : soft grey/blue

    extra : flower leaves -> soft pink

    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 2)

    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.

    Last week I started this knit-alike crochet-along.  We started out with backpost and frontpost stitches.

    This week we’re going to do some Tunisian crochet stitches.

    Crochet-along : not-knitted scarf (part 2)

    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 Yellow
    6 mm crochet hook

    instructions PART 2

    I’m using US terminology. 

    You might notice that I used a larger hook for this part.  That’s because Tunisian crochet has the tendency to curl.  If you pump up your hook, there’s much less curling.  

    At some part I’m using a separate ball of yarn for every color section.  You don’t have to buy a whole ball for every section.  You can also unwind some yarn before you start and make your own balls from the one you already have.

    *front of the work

    *back of the work

    color changes

    Color changes are a bit special.  You’ll always have to be a step ahead for color changes in Tunisian crochet.

    So the first color change from row 11, actually already takes place in row 10 in de returning pass. 

    But if you’re changing color to a tunisian knit stitch (tks), than you’ll have to change it already in the forward pass.  Also in the previous row.

    Have a look at my video tutorial for a more detailed explanation.

    Chart

    *this are only the symbols for the crown, which is in tunisian reverse stitch (trs)
    1. Chain 50 and start your Tunisian crochet foundation chain in Tunisian Simple Stitch (tss)
    2. Make 9 rows in tks.  The 10th row is also in tks, but be aware that you already need to change color in your returning pass! 
    3. From the 11th row we’re going to start with the crown.  Please refer to the video for the color changes. From now on every row starts with 9 tks, 32 trs, 9 tks.
    4. Follow the chart and the instructions in the video.
    5. End with 9 rows in plain tks.
    You should have 40 rows.

    Video instructions

    You can find the video instructions for this pattern on top of this page.

    tips & tricks

    Remember this tip from last week ?  So this means that, if you join the two pieces (part 1 and part 2) you have to make sure to join stitches in every section. 


    Tip to check your rounds : 

    If you check te back of your work, you will notice these sections or ridges.  Between every section there’s 4 stitches.  You should have 10 of these sections.
    *back of the work

    That’s it for this week!  See you next week for part 3 : back loop only crochet.

    crafty greetings,
    Wendy

    Princess baby blanket

    Don’t you just love those extremely soft blankets they sell in baby giftstores ?

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make those blankets yourself ?  Face it, they’re quite expensive if you want to buy one.  100 euro for a blanket that’s barely a square meter is not a rarity.   For me personally it’s a bit overpriced for a gift.

    But don’t worry, we crocheters can do better than that.

    What would you think about a blanket that’s at least as soft and beautiful as the expensive one, but would only cost you some balls of yarn.  Heck for all I know you might even already have some great yarn in your stash!

    Wanna know I did it ?  Here’s how.

    *back of the work

    *front of the work

    Materials needed :

    10 mm Tunisian crochet hook
    4 balls Aran weight EXTREMELY soft yarn (I used Lana Grossa Leggero, some kind of fleece yarn)
    8 balls DK weight fashion yarn (I used Schoeller Wolle Anabelle, some kind of bouclé yarn)

    Instructions :

    1. Make a chain of approx. 1 meters long (max. 1m20)
    2. Make a foundation chain in Tunisian Simple stitch (tss).
    3. Keep making those tss until your blanket has the desired length.  Change color every start of a forward pass and every start of a returning pass.
    4. slip stitch along the edge of the last row.  Done!
    That’s all.  Yes, it’s that simple.
    happy crocheting!
    crafty greetings,
    Little Wendy crochet

    Sophie’s Univers CAL 2015 – part 12

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    Deze week is het terug tijd voor wat zigzag-jes.

    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 12 :

    Toer 85 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 86 : donker grijs/blauw
    Toer 87 : licht grijs/blauw
    Toer 88 : pistache

    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

    This week we’re zigzagging again.

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

    Used colors for part 12:

    Round 85 : soft grey/blue
    Round 86 : dark grey/bleu
    Round 87 : soft grey/bleu
    Round 88 : pistache

    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 1)

    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.

    Remember that I blogged about the potential I saw in knit-a-like crochet ?

    Well, I was thinking.  Why not organise a little crochet-along to demonstrate some of the knit-a-like techinques ?

    Crochet-along : not-knitted scarf (part 1)

    I thought a scarf is perfect for this.  It’s a small project, so you can easily use stash yarn.

    The crochet along will 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. 

    I’m using US terminology.  

    materials needed
    You can use stash yarn.

    For part 1 I used 1 ball (50gr and aprox. 120m) of Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big melange and a 5 mm crochet hook.

    instructions PART 1

    I’m using US terminology. 
    Every chain 2 at the beginning of a row is the first hdc.

    *front of the work.

    1. Chain 50 + 2 turning chains
    2. Crochet 1 half double crochet (hdc) in each chain. (50 hdc)
      For a neater look, crochet in the back-bump of the chains.  It’s a bit more difficult, but it gives a much nicer finish.  
    3. chain 2, turn, 49 x 1 back post half double crochet around the hdc from previous round (50 bphdc)
    4. chain 2, turn,
      49 x 1 front post half double crochet around the bphdc from previous round (50 fphdc)
    … repeat rounds 3 and 4 untill you have 20 rounds of hdc.
    Tip to check your rounds : 
    If you check te back of your work, you will notice these sections or ridges.  Between every section there’s 4 stitches.  You should have 10 of these sections.
    *back of the work

    That’s it for this week!  See you next week for part 2 : Tunisian crochet.

    crafty greetings,
    Wendy