If you have read any of my posts before, then by now you know that my two most enjoyable things for me to crochet are afghans and shawls. So you can only imagine my excitement when I opened my bubble lined envelope to discover a crochet pattern for a shawl.
The 48th kit came with instructions to either crochet or knit a Lovely Lace Wrap. I instantly fell in love with the yarn color, it was 840 yards of light weight acrylic yarn in taupe. The yarn itself was so inviting I would have brought it without a pattern if I would have seen it a store. All that I needed was to supply the G hook and a tapestry needle to get started on this newest project.
The pattern was very well written, easy and clear to follow. I actually crocheted this wrap in two afternoons. It was an easy level pattern that was written in a repeat pattern, so it was one of those projects that you could work on in the car if you chose.
The only stitches you need to know is a working knowledge of a chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet and of course how to make the fringe at the ends to complete this project. My next post will be on how to make fringe, if you are in need of some help in that area. So keep an eye for it.
I would offer one suggestion, when you finish the first half I took a stitch marker and marked the last stitch. That way, when I was crocheting the second half I would know where one ended and the other began.
I am giving this pattern a 9, losing only one point for the yarn being in unmarked labels. I have already had two opportunities to wear my new clothing accessory and have been given several compliments on the the appearance and the color of the yarn. You will enjoy the same result.
For those of you in the club, I hope you enjoy crocheting this as much as I did. Is there a recent project that you just really enjoyed crocheting, that was just a really happy memory for you? Please share.
Until next week, keep those hooks flying.