Monday, February 11, 2008
My Butterfly Shawl
Name of Project: Butterfly Shawl by Noreen Crone-Findlay
Materials: 6 Balls of Royale Gemini Double Strand Crochet Thread (300 yds - color 0441 Natural/White), 2 Balls of Royale Classic Crochet Thread (400 yds - color 0201 White)
Yarn Source: Michaels
Hooks: Size B/1 (2.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm)
Estimated Time to Complete Project: 1 month
Pattern Notes: The instructions for the Butterflies and Dragonflies were wonderful and very clear. The only part I had trouble with understanding was the joining part. It wasn't clear to me from the pattern if these were to be joined as you went. I just made all of the squares and then did a joining round using my own judgment on where the pieces should connect. I started at the top with the dragonflies, joining all of them to the butterfly squares then moving down the the point at the end.
This was definitely a project for an advanced crocheter. I've been crocheting for a long time (10+ years) so I think that's why it was easy for me to understand where the stitches were supposed to be placed. I just love the way this turned out and can't wait to wear it around this summer.