Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Seashell Shawl

Back in November I mentioned getting these lovely new yarn
 to make a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. I wanted
to make her something that she can use and decided to
crochet a shawl.

I looked around for a shawl/wrap pattern that was simple and easy
and found one in this Nicki Trench book. Actually the pattern
I liked was for the Chunky Seashell Scarf. I just adapted it so
it was much wider and longer, a shawl rather than a scarf.

I really enjoyed making this. It was the only present I had to make
so I was able to take my time and felt relaxed about it. I crocheted
in between baking, decorating and crafting with the girls and
it was done when it was long enough and just perfect for 
wrapping around the shoulders.

The yarn is lovely and soft and as it's in aran weight,
it's got a nice drape and feels warm and cosy when worn.

I'm pleased to say that my mother-in-law likes it. It's always
on her favourite arm chair, ready to use when she needs it
which is quite a lot. Theirs is one of those lovely old houses
that's wonderful to live in but not very easy to insulate
 (original stained glass windows, no double glazing!).
I'm very glad that she's pleased with it and it's helping
keep her warm and cozy this winter. I'm thinking of making
one for myself too; I'd love to have my own crocheted shawl.
For now I'm still trying to finish my pot holder and I think
it's about time I give some attention to my long neglected
granny square blanket, so we shall see!

I hope you're all having a good week. Fingers crossed
I'll have another finished project to show you next time
Bye for now!


  1. It is beautiful Marion! It looks so cozy and snuggly and as you say, I can see how wonderfully it drapes as well! xx

  2. Lovely! I'm so glad she likes it,isn't it always a bit of a fear when making a gift for someone? Emma (9) has requested a hooded shawl! I love it and will post the sweet little hood I made for Mia later tonight. I've got to take the kids to AWANA presently, ugh. I just want to stay home, but then, when don't I, haha? Hope the rest of your week is good, looking forward to your next Finished Project!!

  3. It's lovely, Marion, I'm not surprised your mother-in-law loves it. It's always nice to finish off a project isn't it. For a start it means you can buy some more yarn! :-) xx

  4. A beautiful shawl Marion, in such a rich gorgeous colour.


  5. Its beautiful ~ the colour you have chosen is lovely and it does look very cosy and warm :O)x

  6. I agree - it really does look very warm and I love the rich colour. Have a good weekend
    Caz xx

  7. It's beautiful and looks so cosy and warm. I love the rich colour too. A perfect gift.
    Marianne x