Tunisian crochet projects retrospective 2019

The year 2019 is nearing its end. December is a good time to look back at what has been done since last January. So here is my little retrospective of all Tunisian crochet projects I have made.

Each month I publish an article to present a designer who creates Tunisian crochet patterns. The format is always the same: 20 questions to find out more about designers and their work. If you want to read these articles, check the category Designers.

This time it will be slightly different. I’m sharing with you the Tunisian crochet projects I have made in 2019 based on patterns that are not mine. I create my own designs and publish my own patterns, but I also enjoy making projects based on other designers’ patterns.

Click on the links or photos in the article below to find out more about these patterns.
They are available in English on Ravelry.

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Vaillance, a seamless shrug

Today I published my pattern Vaillance on Ravelry. It’s a seamless shrug made in Tunisian crochet. Actually, it is more a shoulder-warmer than a shrug. Indeed, this garment is not meant to cover the front part of the bust. The pattern is available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL.

Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri
Vaillance, Tunisian crochet seamless shrug, design Rachel Henri

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I have sent you a message with a discount code. Use it to get 20% off on my pattern Vaillance.

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New TC pattern: Vent du nord

Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri
Vent du nord (Northern wind), Tunisian crochet shawl, design Rachel Henri

A new pattern is available in my Ravelry patterns page: Vent du nord (Northern wind). It is a triangular shawl with a lace motif made in Tunisian crochet.

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20 questions to Elena Fedotova, Tunisian crochet designer

On the first Tuesday of each month, I publish the answers to the 20 questions I ask designers who publish Tunisian crochet patterns. This month, I am proud to share with you the words from Elena Fedotova, a fascinating and creative designer. She publishes crochet and Tunisian crochet patterns.

Crochet designer Lena Fedotova
Crochet designer Lena Fedotova. Pattern is Bee top, available on Ravelry.

Along with this article, Lena offers a 20% discount on all her Tunisian crochet patterns! Find them in her Ravelry shop and use the code JOY to get the discount. This code is valid until end of November 2019. Don’t postpone it to later!

In addition, Lena shares her instructions to make a Tunisian crochet shell motif.
Give it a try! Read the article, grab a hook (no need for a long Tunisian crochet hook), take some yarn and… share your project !

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BW Fashion Design 2019

This year again I will participate to the BW Fashion Design. It’s an event where Belgian creators present their work. It will take place in Waterloo on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October.

BW Fashion Design 2019 with Belgian creators
BW Fashion Design 2019: come and meet Belgian creators.

This event is an opportunity for me to show my crochet projects: shawls mainly, but also tops and beanies. Unique handmade items, all made with natural fibers. Merino, silk, mohair, angora. Come and see my work. Come and meet me!

Rachel Henri crochet design
Rachel Henri crochet design

Designers, jewelers, leather makers, hat makers will also attend the event. Come and find out more about their work. All “made in Belgium”! More details on the Facebook page of the event BW Fashion Design. And don’t forget to like and share the event. We hope to see many visitors!

Where? Showroom Bella Vita, 36, Drève des Dix Mètres, 1410 Waterloo
When? Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October 2019
Free entrance

Testers wanted for a Tunisian crochet shrug

For these past weeks I have worked on a pattern for a Tunisian crochet shrug. I found it hard to find the right yarn that would best make my idea real. But I have come across the perfect yarn for it : Ulysse from De Rerum Natura. Taking notes and working out a pattern, that’s one thing. Publish a pattern in different sizes, that’s a completely different story. So, who wants to test this shrug to support me?

Tunisian crochet shrug in yarn Ulysse from De Rerum Natura
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About yarn substitution

A knitting or crochet pattern usually recommends a specific type of yarn. But you will not always have this exact yarn type in your stash or it may not be available at your LYS. Don’t give up on your project. Try yarn substitution.

Yarn substitution
Yarn substitution

In this article I share a few important elements to take into account when substituting yarn. It goes beyond matching gauge.

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