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.