CHAL COLA DE DRAGÓN / DRAGON´S TAIL SHAWL

Colorato, come un’alba sul mare: ali di drago con cui volare

Cada estación del año tiene una prenda esencial de la que no nos podemos desprender. Durante la Primavera este chal con bonitos picos que adornan todo su contorno será nuestra prenda esencial.

Each season of the year we have a garment that we cannot live without.  Here we will show you how to create this essential garment.Portada-chal-dragón

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Summertime Shawl

Dolcissimo e leggero, un piccolo sogno colorato al gusto di mirtillo

Simply Summer Street

I loved the finished Good Thoughts Shawl so much, I decided to make one for myself!

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Using a free crochet pattern from Ravelry, Lizard, I made mine using cotton yarn (there is also a knitted version).

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A while back I went to my LYS with my friend Miss Jennifer and purchased two skeins of Great Adirondack Co. Organic Cotton (color-Summertime).  This seemed to be the perfect project to use it for.

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I absolutely adore this pattern.  The yarn is very soft, but I’m not in love with the color.  I thought it looked prettier while it was still in a hank.  However, worn with a solid white tee-shirt, I’m sure it will look pretty.

It needed a good blocking to open up the design.

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I decided to add some tassels to weigh down the corners and I like the finished product!

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A lovely pattern and it will be lovely…

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Crochet Flower – Aster

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Crochet Flower – Chrysanthemum, Asteraea – Aster

This flower is based on an antique pattern by Anna Wuerful Brown. The AWB Crochet Book No. 1, Fig. 34 & 35, Curled Aster & Pendant Buds.  I’ve rewritten the pattern and simplified the focal piece so that it can be made in one continuous thread.  I used DMC Perle Crochet Thread Size 12 and a #11 hook.

Flower
ch 5, join with sl st to 1st ch to form ring, ch 1,
RND 1: 10 sc in ring, join with sl st to front loop of 1st sc,
RND 2: ch 3, sl st in same, *[sl st in next front loop-ch3-sl st in same], *repeat around, join with sl st in back loop of 1st sc,
RND 3: sc in each back loop adding 1 extra sc in every other st (=15 sc), join with sl st in front loop of 1st…

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