This past summer I took it upon myself to learn how to crochet. A few other people had tried to teach me, but I just couldn't get it. I watched a free tv shows on crochet, and before long, I had learned a few basic stitches.
Earlier this month, I wanted to crochet something that would be an attainable challenge for me. I came across the book : Amazing Crochet Lace by Doris Chan. All the projects in that book looked so beautiful, I just had to try one. So I chose the pattern for the shawl that is featured on the front cover. Here's a picture of the finished product.
I think it turned out pretty nice. It is by no means a perfect work of art, but that's ok! (Forgive me, but I just had to include my favorite cowboy hat in the picture. Don't you just love it?!?)
When I was first looking over all the instructions, I wondered if I'd ever get it finished. After diving right in and taking things one round at a time, I can say this was definately a lot easier to crochet than I ever imagined.
The pattern called for a grean tea colored yarn. However, I ran accross this chocolate shimmer yarn and just had to use it. It made the shawl absolutely perfect for my taste!
If you love to crochet, you need to take a look at Doris Chan's book. It is one of the best of it's kind!
I have one other picture to show you of my lovely shawl.
Now, I have a question for you! What's your favorite crochet book and what have you made from it?