Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Crochet updates: My Scheepjes LinenSoft Shawl, Fortune's Shawlette, Autumn Cowl and a Granny Square Blanket

Hello my dear blog friends,

A warm welcome to you all, time has just flown by recently. There are so many things I want to share with you.... Where do I start?

My Scheepjes Linen Soft Flight of Fancy Shawl (from the Summer CAL 2015)


First off, here is my finished Flight of Fancy Shawl!!!!


You can find the pattern and useful instructions here on the Scheepjes website!

The pattern is by Annelies Baes (who lives in Antwerp which is not far from where I am). She is a very talented designer. You can find her website and blog here.

Her designs are listed on her ravelry page. You might recognise some of her designs from crochet magazines, take a look next time you buy one!

You can check back to this previous blog page where you find how I got started on both this shawl and the Granny Square Blanket.

Here you can see how I continued further until it was finished.

After each motif had been crocheted around in contrasting colour blue, it was time to joint them to one another, all 75 pieces, laid out in 5 rows.







 
 
After joining, it was necessary to crochet picots all around the outer edges to finish off. This took quite some time!!! The finished length is around 170 cm (without blocking!)

Here are some more photos of the finished Shawl, I am very pleased with the result. Since these photos were taken in the evening, the colours look a bit darker.

I picked these colours myself, they are different from the intended colours in the pattern. I wanted something brighter and more colourful which reflects how I am.




Fortune's Shawlette


Recently I came across an intriguing pattern which I just had to try out!!! It's a bit like a corner to corner pattern I'm told (I've never tried one).

Here it is! It's from another fantastic crochet designer, Tamara Kelly, better known as Moogly. You can also find all her many (and often free) patterns on ravelry.

So here is my first foray into lace crochet. The lilac yarn is fine lace wool yarn and I used my 4mm hook. The olive green yarn is soft merino wool by Schachenmayer which produces a far thicker result.... but I went with the orchid lilac wool.











I blocked the shawl and added the border from the pattern. Despite this, the result was less lacy than I had expected. But I still liked it, the shawl was so light and fine and the stitches produced an interesting surface pattern. I gave it as a gift to a good friend!



My Autumn Cowl

For a while now I had been thinking of making a nice cowl in Autumn colours. When we went on a little vacation to Germany in October, I took my yarn along and got started!

It took 48 squares with 2 rounds. These mini Granny Squares were then joined up to make a cosy cowl! I chose Black as a border colour which really brings all the colours to life!

The yarn I used was Apilou by VERITAS.









And another Fortune's Shawlette!

I couldn't resist getting started on a second Shawlette as soon as the first one was ready. This one is made with 100% Merino wool from Araucania. It is so soft and fine. I love the colour changes! I just started the second 100g skein.....







My Granny Square Blanket for a Boy

As mentioned above, I also started making these Granny squares with 4 rounds, on and off. Last week I finally had 100 squares together and I thought that is enough for a blanket! I laid them out, then made the design more random and now I am busy crocheting them all together, 10 x 10. I will show you the finished blanket once it's done.





I hope you enjoyed reading this (long) post. Hopefully you will find some inspiration here! I urge you to try the Shawlette, do not be put off by the chart, there is a brilliant video which shows it all. Once you got started, you will find it quite easy really and very addictive!!!

Happy crocheting!!!

What did you like? Fancy leaving me a little note? I love to hear from you..... yes, that includes you!!! ;)

(PS: I left out my knitting adventures, soon more about that..)

25 comments:

  1. Wowie! You made a lot of crochetstuff this time! And also knitting, can't wait to see it. :) I really like the flower-shawl!! Stunning to see and i think it is lovely to wear, maybe especially in summerdays, but also in this season. I have seen the pattern before and thought of crocht one of my own from stash... But now i have around 100 squares from leftovers (yeah, really) and they are waiting for being crocheted together... But i am also making a thick cardigan, but it seems that it turns out to be a mis-project, so i think i will be pulling it out someday :(
    Greets

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    1. Hello Lizette, I'm sure it would be nice if you made the flower shawl from stash yarn, that way you already have the colours that you like!!! I had to order mine online. The linen soft is a nice yarn with a good weight to it!!! Good luck with all your projects!!! Xx :)

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  2. Lovely to hear from you! I hope that all is well with you. You have been very busy making such lovely things! I really like your cowl. Very nice indeed! xx

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    1. Hello Amy, good to hear from you, too! :) I'm ok, but still having trouble with my knee since the operation, the pain won't leave. Glad you like the cowl! xx

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  3. I especially love the deep electric blue that you have chosen for your Flight of Fancy. The intensity makes the spots of colour extra bright. You are so good with colour, Ingrid.

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! What a nice thing to say!!! :) Yes, I love electric blue, too. I picked colours that I liked best. In fact I used more colours than indicated in the pattern, hehe! xx

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    2. not surprised that you used more colours than specified ;-)

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  4. I lke the cowl and the brightness of the blanket .... but do many things at the same time !!!! waoohh ! have a lovely day !

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    1. Hello Geraldine, well I find it better to work that way, having several projects on the go at once. I never get bored because I can switch. Modular things are great, because they are broken down into small steps (a granny square, a flower motif). I find it encouraging to see my progress this way! Have a nice day!!! xx

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  5. They are all awesome!! The colours are splashing off my screen and I love that! Wonderful job! Keep going :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sigrid! Happy crocheting!!! :) xx

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  6. Oh, that blanket! Lovely colours. It will be marvelous.

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  7. Hi Ingrid,

    I nominated you for a liebsteraward. http://casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl/2015/11/liebsteraward.html

    Have a nice weekend.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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    1. Hi Emily, that is very kind of you! Much appreciated. I will try to answer when I get more time! Take care! xx

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  8. The flight of fancy shawl is special, Ingrid. What a lovely and unique design.
    Happy Monday!
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Hi Amalia! Yes, I also liked it immediately and knew I had to make my own version!!! Annelies Baes is a very talented crochet designer!!! :) xx

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  9. The lilac shawl is awesome!! It must be wonderful and soft to wear!

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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    1. Hi Anne, Thanks! Yes, my friend likes her present, she saw me making it! I love that pattern, so easy! xx

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  10. The shawl and shawlette are so beautiful. And the cowl and blanket. Everything you've made is gorgeous.

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    1. Hello Gillian, thank you so much! I also like the things you have been making lately!!! Take care!! xx

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  11. Hy,

    I just saw you on the bus. You have a lovely blog :) you really made a lot of stuf. Nice work!!!
    Maybe I make one my own, so you can see my things to.

    Greetings
    Ellen :)

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    1. Hi Ellen, thanks for leaving me a comment, how sweet! :) I really enjoyed our long chat on the bus and sharing crochet makes with you. It is wonderful to find a like minded person who loves creating with crochet just as much as I do! I think it would be great if you started your own blog! Other people would also like to see what you are making!!! Tot ziens! Until we might share another bus ride!! Take care! :) xx

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  12. Hi Ingrid! Your works are lovely!! I would like to have a granny crochet blanket like that!!

    Sandra xXx

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  13. Hello Sandra! Thank you so much! Well, if you like this crochet blanket, then I'm sure you will like the next one I am currently working on! I just blogged about it in my following post! :) xx



    Btw, I am always open for commissions, if anyone wants me to make them a blanket!!! ;)

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