If you follow Cosy Crochet on Facebook you may have noticed the WIP I posted at the end of last week. I was working on a silver lacey shawl. We have a family wedding in a couple of months and I knew both Lily and I would need something in case it’s cold in the evening. Knowing the UK weather that’s likely even in May! I have been wanting to try to crochet some lace patterns for a whole and after a few hours searching pintrest I came across the following pattern which I loved. I had some spare silver wool I bought a while back when aldi had one of their special weeks and it had been sitting around waiting for a project and this was it.
The project worked up quickly and although I increased the length by an additional 20 rows than the pattern initially suggests it was very quick and easy to do. This is the first piece that I have actually gotten around to blocking and it definitely benefited from it. To block I used my kids old foam puzzle tiles that have been in a cupboard for ages. With a couple of towels on top to absorb the moisture from getting it wet and some seriously bent pins I was very pleased with the result. It has definitely bought out the lacey design and I will definitely be blocking more projects in the future (as well as buying some more pins).
I had 2 of the silver 50g balls of Wool left and decided to make something inspired by the above shawl pattern for Lily to wear. I decided on a half length, short sleeved jacket. The main is HDC (half double crochet with a lacey edge at the bottom and a simplified version of the lace for the sides, neck and sleeve edges. I finished it off with a silver rose on one side. I was going to add a button to close at the top but I couldn’t find any in my supply I liked and I didn’t feel when I had finished that it needed one enough to go out and buy one!
I am very pleased with the result even if Lily wasn’t too thrilled with trying it on and modeling it for me – the picture below was the best I could get after giving her bribery! Hopefully she will like it for the actual day! If you would like to try making your own then the lacey jacket pattern is here.
I hope you have enjoyed the lacey wedding clothing post as much as I enjoyed making them and I will try and get some pictures uploaded after the wedding of Lily and I wearing them!
See you all next week