Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Crocheted Shawl

Recently I was asked to crochet a shawl. It was to be rectangular and denim blue in colour. Oh how I love to be asked to crochet for someone else!

First of all I had to find the yarn. Unfortunately my local yarn shop has closed so I had to resort to the internet. I searched and searched to find the best colour and decided that the Rico Essentials Cotton in Dark Jeans was perfect for the job.

I couldn't wait to get started! I didn't even get a picture until the shawl was almost finished. I just crocheted and crocheted and crocheted. Here it is, before the edging was done.

It's an overall lacy design.

 Here is the finished shawl; edging completed and then blocked.

The edging is a sort of sloped shell.

As soon as the finishing touches were done, I parcelled up the shawl and sent it away. It was greatly admired by the person who asked me to make it; which pleased me immensely.

What do you all think of the shawl?

Thanks to all of you for your very kind belated birthday wishes. Almost as good as having a second birthday. Actually, I think I'll suggest that to the husband; from now on I shall celebrate two birthdays each year (without getting any older). He'll agree but only if he can have two as well!


  1. Your shawl is lovely, what a coincidence as I started one earlier this week too. It's so lovely to be asked to make something and a great feeling when the person loves the finished article. Hx

  2. Its gorgeous, i love it and the colour too, congrats!
    bestest daisy j x

  3. Your new shawl is wonderful, soft and light! Love it.
    And Happy Birthday Gillian (a little late but from heart) <3

  4. Belated Happy Birthday! The shawl is beautiful such a lovely colour. :)

  5. Happy birthday two times! Sounds like a great idea to me! I love the shawl you made, it's such a pretty blue!

  6. Nice work! It looks so cozy. Really like it I wish I had a friend like you!
    And it is a bit late, but Happy Birthday:)

  7. The shawl is a lovely colour, and I like the pattern, too. I am not surprised the recipient was happy! x

  8. Hi Gillian, what a beautiful shawl!
    The pattern shows off the amazing colour so well!
    Have a nice week!
    Ingrid xx

  9. Just beautiful Gillian, the patttern looks so intricate and I love the colour and edging.
    Belated birthday greetings to you.


  10. Beautiful work! Happy belated birthday!

  11. Oi amiga,ficou lindo.I love blue.Beijo.

  12. It is a lovely shawl, lovely shade of yarn too x

  13. Ooh, how cute, and looks very soft too! : ) xx

  14. That's absolutely beautiful. Such a lovely design and a pretty colour too.

  15. Hi Gillian, what a beautiful shawl. Love the pattern and the colour. I remember crocheting a variegated pink sun cover up top many years ago which had that same looping pattern to it. Gosh, I had forgotten that until I saw your shawl.
    Your friend is very lucky. Barbara xx

  16. Thank you for sharing this. I loved it.

  17. I'm not surprised the person who requested the shawl was happy with it, to be the beneficiary of something made for you by another is always special :)

  18. I think you've made someone very happy, Gillian, it's a beauty.

  19. Gorgious!! ♥ And inspiring :-). No wonder that the recipient is very happy! xx


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