Monday, 10 June 2013

Make it Monday - Crochet Shawl

It's been a few weeks now since I finished this lovely shawl but I kept forgetting to get photos of it to share on here!
I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.


I love the way all those shell stitches look together.


The pattern is available here for free. I think you might need to register your email address with Lion Brand Yarns to see it properly but perhaps not. I was already registered with them anyway as they have a great resource of free crochet patterns.
The pattern was actually for a slightly shorter shawl that would have stopped about half way down the top half of your arms. I wanted to make it much more snuggly and cosy so kept on adding more rows until it seemed a length that I was happy with.
I'm glad a did now too. This is a much cosier length. Just right in fact for wrapping round your shoulders for sitting up nursing a baby on a chilly autumn/winter night, don't you think?
Speaking of said baby, I'm not really one for posting weekly bump shots, but since I've had quite a few people asking, I do plan to maybe have an update every few weeks. Up until I was 18 weeks there was no bump to speak of anyway and I was still in my normal jeans. Then, almost overnight it seemed to appear! More of that in my official post, but in my last photo of the lovely shawl there is no mistaking a 21 week baby bump!


Since I finished the shawl I've been crocheting granny squares and hexagons. I was trying to work on my giant granny square blanket that I've had on the go for a while now, but it's actually been a bit too hot to sit crocheting a big blanket that covers your legs so I need to get something smaller on the go!


  1. Ooh, that looks very cozy! I think shawls are wonderful... ;)

    Your baby bump is lovely, adorable...I'm glad you'll be posting update shots. (and even more glad I'll get to see it in person!:)

  2. Beautiful shawl! It will be lovely for those autumn nights nursing a sweet baby!
    Love the picture of your baby bump! It will be fun to see more of those as the time goes by!

  3. Dear Kirsteen,
    I was so happy to see your precious bundle!! I bet the boys are so excited, and hubby also :) Now about that shawl.... It is so gorgeous!! I am glad you sent me a picture to see the finished product. Purple for royalty!
    Blessings Always, Roxy

  4. I love your beautiful shawl. I agree with adding the length, that's probably what I would want to do. I am so excited about your baby. I can't remember if I mentioned it previously or not... I know Marie and Elizabeth had told me, and we were all feeling happy for you, but wasn't sure if I mentioned it. Congratulations. You look so cute with that little bump.
    Love and Blessings,


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