I’ve been working on a Lace Shell Edged Shawl since my birthday after some good friends spoilt me with crochet supplies! I received a handy box full of purple sparkly wool, hooks, a magazine & beginners crochet guide. I was over the moon and still am!
A box of treats!
Anyone that knows me will know I absolutely love crochet! I taught myself slowly over the last few year after finding knitting difficult with 2 children running around. Crochet is much easier to pick up & put down when I have spare time. My confidence has grown loads and I’ve made some lovely items that I’m quite proud of. I’ve crocheted several items now including bags, a flower heart wreath, dolls clothes, blankets for Eva and Izzy, scarves and more! I really enjoy crochet, it helps with my anxiety & depression too so this was the perfect birthday present!
Lace Shell Edged Shawl
With plenty of purple wool, I sat and looked through the magazines to find myself a nice project. I found a pattern for a gorgeous lace edged shawl so I instantly got to work on a purple one for myself! The crochet beginners guide has a lovely pattern which I decided to adapt slightly using a different sized hook. I won’t deny I only changed the pattern so I could use my lovely new 3mm purple hook instead of a 5mm one!
Using the Crochet Beginners guide I finally got the hang of a magic ring which will be useful in so many projects. I’ve also recently taught myself how to do a standing crochet stitch, great for hiding any mistakes haha!
My lace shell edged shawl grew quite quickly considering the hook size difference. The shawl took longer than planned but I’m still pleased I managed it in a month! We’ve had a busy few weeks, a surprise trip to Southend pier, Izzy being poorly and Eva going back to school . Somehow I have still managed to sneak in a few rows here and there.
The design itself is quite simple but it has a lace shell edging which is nice and a little different to the shell edging on Izzy’s crochet blanket I recently made her. I madea few mistakes so had to frog several rows throughout but I eventually got there!
One of the magazines came with a shawl pin to use too. Now I’ve learnt more stitches and tricks my ‘to make’ list is growing quickly! With 5 more balls of purple to use I’m on the hunt for another little project haha!
What do you think of the shawl? What would you make if you had plenty of wool to use?
That looks great! Good job adapting the pattern slightly too, you'll be doing your own thing in no time. Guess we need to restock you with wool for Christmas? ;) haha Mike recently posted...Tuesday’s Random Tune: Michael J Fox- Johnny B. Goode
Mike | 6 years ago
Thanks! Haha yes please! 😜 Started a ripple blanket for myself last night 😀😀
RelentlesslyPurple | 6 years ago
What a lovely gift, and the finished shawl is beautiful! If I had lots of wool to use I'd probably make another blanket, although we have quite a few now! Jennifer recently posted...Miniature Halloween knitting for the dolls house
Jennifer | 6 years ago
Thank you. :) You never can have enough blankets though!
RelentlesslyPurple | 6 years ago
beautiful shawl and gorgeous color. The pattern is amazing, i cant wait to make one for my Momy. Thanks for sharing this. I am a big fan of your blog posts. and would like you to invite to write for my blog if you have time and interest, it would be a pleasure to have a blogger like you.
Hannah | 6 years ago