Thursday, 15 January 2015

My Crochet Harmony Shawl, aka my Mustard Manta-ray Shawl.

I've been crocheting this shawl from the free 'Harmony Shawl' pattern on Ravelry for the past couple of months.

My mustard 'Harmony Shawl'  Free crochet pattern from Ravely secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk

I call it my Mantaray shawl, because laid flat, it does look a little like a Manta-ray (thanks Mum for pointing that out!) and because it's mustard coloured!  

My mustard 'Harmony Shawl'  Free crochet pattern from Ravely secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk
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The crochet pattern is really quick and easy, I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in 'Gold' and a 6mm crochet hook.  I used about a ball and a half of wool to make this shawl.  The pattern says to use worsted weight yarn and an 8mm hook, so my version is lighter and more lacy and drapey. 

My mustard 'Harmony Shawl'  Free crochet pattern from Ravely secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk

Ta-dah!

My mustard 'Harmony Shawl'  Free crochet pattern from Ravely secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk

I'm linking my crochet shawl up with Aniko's 'Make, Thrift and Tell' challenge.  This month's theme is pattern, and I used a pattern to make this shawl, so I think that counts!  You should go and have a read of her lovely blog and join in too! I'm also linking up with Annemarie's Haakblog and Flaunt it Friday.

For my next projects I have a couple of things in mind, this awesome hat and these cute mini stockings to make a reusable advent calendar for next year.  I also have my Mollie Makes Starburst Flower blanket to finish off, I would love to be able to use it in our new home sooner rather than later!



Mollie Makes Crochet Blanket secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk


Are you making anything, or do you have any crafty ideas floating round in your head?

15 comments:

  1. That looks lovely on you Sooz. Nice work.

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  2. I love it!! I love the golden color as well! And I know all about WIP's... My life is a huge WIP!
    But the blanket will be gorgeous when it's done!
    I hope you have a great Sunday!
    Tammy x

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    1. Thank you Tammy, I love that colour too, I'm planning on painting some walls mustard when I move house! Hope you're having a lovely day too :)

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  3. ooo gorgeous! love the colour.x

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  4. Awesome manta ray/shawl! I love the colour :)

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  5. thanks for joining up to the Make, Thrift & Tell link-up again! i adore this shawl, and the beautiful way you can crochet. it does have a manta ray shape, very attractive! it looks really nice on, it must be nice and toasty too x

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    1. Thank you Aniko, it's lovely and soft and warm.

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  6. One day I WILL learn to crochet!
    Love this hat pattern - will you please share a link to it? It looks right up my street :)

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    1. You should learn to crochet! It's so much fun.

      My link to the hat should be mended in my post now (It somehow got tangled up with the one for the stockings!) but you can find the pattern here anyway

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tritons-thinking-cap

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  7. Haha, yes, I can see the manta, but I doubt I would have without you pointing at it.
    I really love the scarf, the pattern and the colour are both beautiful, you look very happy wearing it!
    Now you really tempt me to start a crochet project, despite the fact that I wanted to sew a dress. Well, I guess I could try to do both ;-)
    ~ette

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    1. Thank you so much :)

      I think you should definitely do both, you could make something crocheted to complement your new dress! :)

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