Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lacy Shawl

A simple (in principle) pattern: Chain a multiple of five plus one to desired length (or width). SC in next loop (chain 2, dc in second loop, ch 3 sc in second loop) to end,  Ch 3 (counting as a dc), chain 2, sc in first dc, ch 2 dc in first sc) to end (end on a dc) . chain 1, (sc in dc, chain 3,  dc in sc,) to end (ending with sc).  Repeat the two rows  to the length or with desired,  Bind off.


In practice, things get a little confused at some places so it looks more random than the orderly instructions suggest.  Still, it is light and airy for a summer wrap.

+Crochet Geek

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Shoulder Bag

This is not from  CG but a commercial pattern (from whoever makes Loops & Threads Charisma) passed on to me (without an identifying cover).  Though it doesn't show well, it is is a sagey yarn with navy trim (I can this close to have enough yarn for the whole but went back and did the trim in a contrasting color).  The recipient of the bag has added a piece of cardboard to the bottom (in the hanging shot) and will reinforce the strap with cloth.