by Lena (ravliki)
Even after so many years of crocheting, the magic of turning yarn into a finished piece does not stop to amaze me...
My January design, Sunset Echo shawl...
...made from these balls of yarn, a mix of alpaca, merino and nylon on cone in fingering weight:
Crocheting this shawl was so relaxing and the colors were so soft, that I had to fight the urge to continue adding more motifs to it even after I had reached the desired size. It turned out so large and cozy!
This design combines two popular craft ideas: crochet granny squares (what can be more popular in crochet?) and patchwork quilts.
Working on the actual pattern instructions was breathtakingly interesting too and I couldn't resist including six additional templates: Diamonds, Peacock, Lapland, Gypsy, Rainbow and City Neons (love them all!).