i learned how to crochet in october…

March 5, 2010

i learned how to crochet in october in austin, tx en route to my adventure in mexico and i have fallen deeply in love with it. it’s so fast and easy! and pretty, no?

this is a shawl i made for a friend of mine (whose name will go unmentioned in case she happens upon this post before i get around to giving this to her) from a pattern in the fall issue of Interweave Crochet. it’s been modified a little bit; the last three rows before the scalloped finish (which i don’t believe was in the original pattern either) are a bit different from the rest of the shawl. that was a mistake, but i was too far past fixing it once i realized i had messed up. i mean i COULD have gone back and fixed it, but i was feeling ready to be done and i thought it looked okay.

the pattern is fairly simple – double crochet shells one row and then 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 sc for the next row…repeat, ad infinitum it feels. i found the hardest part to be starting it off. instead of beginning with a chain, this pattern started with a foundation single crochet, something i hadn’t done before.

i’m pretty happy with it, the colour ended up a bit drab, and if i could afford it next time i would use yarn with more than 10% mohair!


2 Responses to “i learned how to crochet in october…”

  1. Heather Says:

    It’s beautiful!!! I love your skirt as well.
    Keep it up! Look forward to seeing more projects!

  2. emily Says:

    thank you…i will, and you should too!!

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