I've really been enjoying knitting or crocheting shawls for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. My first shawls were knitted, so I decided to try my hand at crocheting the next one.
this scarf, which I never wore, so I tore it out and combined it with the rest of the yarn to make it into a shawl. The pattern came from this website.
For the next shawl, it was back to knitting. I chose this pretty heathery purple yarn,
The next shawl was just straight garter stitch in a chunkier yarn. It was a variegated yarn with color changes that were very spaced out, and the resulting shawl had a self striping effect. I didn't get a photo of it before I turned it in, but here is the little bit of yarn I have left:
After the nice break of garter stitch, it was time for a challenge. I had found a crochet pattern that looked like a large version of a crocheted doily, and I decided to give it a whirl.
After the first rows, I began to think it was going to be too small, so I started over again with a bigger crochet hook.
I'm so glad I did! The resulting shawl was very soft and pretty, and I ended up giving it to my mom. The pattern came from the Red Heart website .
Back to knitting for the next shawl. I saw this very unusual color combination in a variegated yarn:
My most recent finish is another crocheted half-circle shawl:
This had just enough challenge to keep it interesting, and just enough repeat to keep it simple. I found the pattern on the Lion Brand website. I will probably use this pattern again.
My current shawl is on the knitting needles. It will have to wait for it's own post.