Forsythia Shawl is a beautiful top-down shawl that’s enjoyable to make and features simple and delicate lace in a flower-like motif. The pretty picot edging adds a beautiful detail to this spring crochet shawl with a wonderful drape. This is a very feminine and elegant accessory that can be a perfect gift for mother, sister or friend. It looks gorgeous just in any color and type of yarn, without a doubt. You could use self-striping yarn like I did here, or make it in a solid color. So many possibilities!
"Crocheting a traditional granny shawl is a fun, easy project. I love a Crochet Granny Stripe shawl and I wanted the design for Winter Flame Shawl to be a statement piece. Using a vibrant and colourful self striping yarn and a single colour to create the stripes, and you will love the fabulous result! You could choose to make this pattern in a single colour, or use a self striping yarn like I did to do all the colour work for you. This is such an easy relaxing project to make – if you can make a granny square, you can make this beginner friendly shawl!"
- Designed by Diane L. Augustin
This beautiful cowl reminds me a bit of the Red Queen form “Alice in the Wonderland” because of these amazing colors and chessboard design on one side. However the author, Diane L. Augustin was inspired by the 1950’s diner, and it’s also very accurate!
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Tale as old as time... this Beauty and the Beast Shawl is timeless and beautiful. This pretty crochet shawl looks like something Belle would wear in the classic fairy tale. Pretty enough for an everyday princess, this crochet shawl features a beautiful crochet flower pattern for a rose, which adds a feminine detail. The dainty look of this crochet shawl would look lovely over a dress or blouse.
Prayer Shawl We all have friends in need. Sometimes the friend just needs a hug or an encouraging chat over a cup of coffee. Most of us benefit from a reprieve from the daily grind and having a friend to laugh with can go a long way. But sometimes a friend needs more – when that friend is walking through a dark, sad, or scary time; what many of us call “the valley.” Obviously, the person experiencing a trial is the one with the difficulty – but sometimes knowing how to be a good friend can be hard too. We don’t always know what to say. We don’t want to be trite, or too serious. We want to be there, but not over-bearing. Some of us also have a tendency to shirk away from very emotional situations. A tangible gift has a powerful impact and offering something personal can help with healing. I love giving a prayer shawl that represents everything I wish, hope, and pray for that individual in the midst of trouble. And not merely a shawl you would find in a store or in a pattern book, but a personalized crocheted fabric that wraps a friend in symbolism. The symbols you choose will depend on your beliefs and the beliefs of the person receiving the shawl. The purpose isn’t religious proselytizing; it’s blessing someone going through a hard time.
An easy crochet shawl is one of the most convenient accessories that you can make. This Pink Lace Crochet Triangle Shawl is so easy to throw on over any shirt. The beautiful lace detail combined with the pastel coloring makes it able to stand alone as its own fashion statement without the need for anything else to dress it up. The triangular shape of the free crochet pattern also gives this shawl a fun edge that will fit just right around your body and leave your arms free to maneuver. The ruffled edging is also a nice touch, making this crochet shawl one that you can definitely wear out to nice events on a chilly evening.