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Sweet macarons…

DSC_1646This was my third trial with macarons and definitely the best coming out! The first time I tried to make this delicious and nice looking cookies, they ended up straight into the trash. After an entire evening spent measuring, mixing, learning about ‘macaronage’, ‘croutage’ and other ‘age’ french words, I got some sticky, flat, colorless biscuits, which tasted more like a sort of almond chewingum..it was a complete disaster!!! I promised myself to give them another chance and I did it. Few weeks later, with all my enthusiasm and loving heart for those cute, pretty biscuits I made them another time. This time the result was much better, but still they had cracks on the shell and no macaron shape at all.So, abandoned the idea of cooking them for a while, but still in love with these patisserie beauties, I decided to make them following a recipe I know much better and finally I had my soft, colored, well looking macaron..yeahh!!!

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Here are the ingredients :

  • 20 gr of cotton thread in the color you prefer ( to make the shells);
  • a small amount of cotton thread for the cream (you can choose the taste you like more, chocolate, vanilla..) ;
  • 2 mm hook, scissors, a needle (tools);
  • fiberfill;
  • ribbon

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The shell

row1: into a magic loop, make 8 sc. Sl st into the first sc. (8st)

row2: ch1, 2sc in easc stitch around. Sl st into the first ch (16 st)

row3: ch1, *1 sc into the very next st and 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (24st)

row4 : ch1, *sc into the next 2 st then 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (32st)

row5 : ch1, *sc into the next 3 st then 2 sc into the next one*. Repeat from *to* until the end of the row then sl st into the first ch. (40st)

row6 : ch1, sc in each st around. Sl st into the first ch. (40 st)

row7 : ch1, *sc into the next 3 st, 2sc joined together into the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl into the first ch. (32 st)

row8 : ch1, *sc into the next 2 st, 2sc joined together into the next one*. Repeat from * to* until the end of the row, then sl into the first ch. (24 st)

Repeat this pattern another time to have the second shell of your macaron.

 The cream

Start filling the two shells with the fiberfill. When they look puffy enough, join them making sc into any sc of row8. When you have done, fasten off your thread .

When my macaron was ready, I used it as a charm for my Eiffel Tour keychain. To make everything cuter I tied a small bow into the keychain and here it is! Now it’s your turn ladies, have fun crocheting your macarons, make them in different colors and if you have any tips or secrets to share about the cooked ones, I will be all ears!! I love you all..bye XX

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