Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sunset Echo Shawl: Lena's color therapy with granny squares

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!).

Have fun with this pattern!

12 comments:

  1. My Gosh! Lena this is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Both the colors you used and the pattern make it highly desirable!

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  2. Love this! Would love to make this as a lapghan or afghan. How difficult would it be to convert this to blanket form Lena? I think it would be a beautiful retro piece of art! Is there any chance that you may create this pattern in blanket form in the future? Fingers crossed, yes! Hx

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    1. Thank you Heather!
      This pattern can be easily converted into a blanket. I would go for thicker yarn and would simply keep adding extra motif blocks until I reach the desired size.

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  3. Beautiful - just had to share on my FB page. I love the design and colours. Gorgeous. Karen :O)xxxx

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  4. Hi Lena, Love this! Would love it if you'd join my little international linky party, you'll get lots of exposure as a I feature almost all the projects with great photos like yours! Party just opened, hope to see you there!

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    1. I'm in, thank you so much for an invitation, Sara!

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