Thursday, 14 March 2013
The Granny Crochet Shawl - Finished.
From the previous posts HERE and HERE my Granny Stitch Shawl is finished.
This one is going off to K4BN, and I've started another one, because they're mindlessly easy and relaxing to do in between other projects.
I'm not a shawl or wrap person usually, but when I tried it on a few times to get the right size, it was lovely and cosy. I love wearing my big warm Dressing Gown in Winter, but I find it very constrictive when I knit or crochet, so I think I might have to make one for myself next. I'll show you the yarn at the end.
This one measures 186cm across, and 58 rows.
I ended up doing a shell border along the 2 sides to finish it, which gives the shawl a bit of a flounce on the edge. Here's the instructions for my edging,
Shell Edging (British/Aus crochet terms)
3ch, 4tr into first tr - (5tr, counting the first 3ch as a tr), 1 dc in the next 1ch space,* miss next tr, 5tr in top of next tr, miss next tr, 1dc in next 1ch sp.
You've made a couple of shells.
Repeat from * until you get to the (4tr, 3ch, 4tr) corner of the shawl.
5tr in 2nd tr, 1dc in 4th tr.
5 tr in corner 3ch space, 1dc in next tr, miss next tr, 5tr in next tr, miss next tr, 1dc in next 1ch space.
Then continue down the other side, until you come to the end st, 5tr.
I hope that's all correct, let me know if it's not. I've had one of those weeks where you just want to put the week back in the box, tell em it's faulty and get a full refund!!
Here's the 2nd one, much more my colours
The pattern link - HERE
But I used 8ply/DK and 4mm hook.
And for mine, I've recently bought some Murano from Bendigo Wool Mills
It's beautiful 8ply pure wool, I might use a larger hook this time to make it a little lighter.
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