Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bev's Shawl

I have been eagerly waiting for the time I could show this project. It was from an  October swap called "Anything Fall."

I knew I wanted to make a shawl in fall colors, but I started and stopped several times . . . just not happy with the outcome.

Then, I remembered this pattern called "9 Patch Maple-Leaf" I think. It is from p2designs. I had used it in an afghan square swap and had loved the ease of it. I figured it would look good in a shawl, if I could find the right colors that reminded me of the maple trees, of Indiana, in the fall.

V-O-I-L-A! Cat, at Cat's Crochet Corner, helped me pick out just the colors and look how NEAT it turned out.

I had to figure a way to make the squares into triangles so they could be wrapped over the shoulders. Here is what that looks like.

You can also see I added triangles between the top two squares to make a neckline.  I am glad I had this yarn so I could blend the colors together.

Now, I am looking for a winter snowflake pattern I can use to make a white, silver and blue shawl for our Christmas swap I think it will turn out beautiful too.

I am working on a pattern so you will know exactly what to do to make your squares into a shawl.

Just because you CAN crochet something doesn't mean that you SHOULD!

Ok...It has been a LONG time since I've posted anything on this blog...but that's only because I haven't been doing any crocheting in awhile.  I've been swamped with sewing and quilting orders so there isn't time to crochet these days.  But I do have some friends out there who know me for my crocheting, and like to post funny things on my Facebook page from time to time...this one was just posted this week, and when I saw it I burst out laughing, so decided to share it with you.

Here it is...
LOL and OMG is all I can say!

Here's another one that was posted to my FB page a couple months ago...

Well, I hope these made someone smile today...because I sure got a laugh out of those crocheted shorts!