Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bold Color Bands Prayer Shawl

Kathryn Vercillo has a weekly roundup on her blog, Crochet Concupiscence, showing over 150 crochet inspiration photos from Instagram.  Three weeks ago, I tagged some of my photos with #crochetconcupiscence and #crochetsavedmylife, to be shared at her site.  Not only did I get several of my photos shared, but one photo was picked as the Featured Crochet Photo of the week!  Imagine my surprise and elation.  The photo was of the Bold Color Band prayer shawl.


You can see that roundup here.


The crocheting of the shawl was finished, but I needed to add a fringe.  I do not like adding fringe, and often choose a pattern to crochet based on whether or not it has a fringe.  It took me three weeks, but I finally finished adding the fringe this afternoon.


The shawl was made with several colors from my yarn stash, of different brands.  I used the pattern "Bold Color Bands" by Carole Prior in the Leisure Arts book "Scrap Wraps" that is available here.  I adjusted the pattern by making it only half the length, and using five strands of yarn for each fringe.  It is another shawl for charity.

I am sharing this item on the sites listed on this page.

12 comments:

Carolee Crafts said...

So colourful and the tassels look fantastic

Ana Lopes said...

Beautiful and colorful love it!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ginx Craft said...

Congratulations on being featured. Lovely bright colours, and the fringe looks great.

Fiddly Fingers said...

Wonderful colours in this prayer shawl and I think the fringe sets it off perfectly

Gertie said...

What a stunning prayer shawl. I love the bright colours. Well done in attaching the fringe. It looks lovely xx

Lucy Blossom said...

It is beautiful, I love the bold colours. Congratulations on having your work pictured and featured too.

Nikki Wall said...

I agree the fringe sets it off so well - although it takes a lot of patience to attach one (what with the sewing in of ends on colour work as well!)

Picto said...

Wow, this looks brilliant and the fringe looks great, it really finishes it off :)
Jan x

Crystal Walker-Wall said...

Oh Happy Day!!! Congratulations to you, so exciting! Only another crocheter can understand (my DH could care less if my work was featured and ALL the www could see, lol) One day last week, I was one of the features on Pattern Paradise and I was THRILLED! I know how you feel. Love the shawl. I love the brightness in the strips. Thanks for sharing. I seen this on EyeLoveKnots yarn linky this week. I found a new crochet blog to follow. Now I am THRILLED (can never have enough). Thanks!
~Crystal
Crochet A Day In The Life
http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

Robbie Parker said...

It is gorgeous! I can totally see why she featured it. Such a wonderful shawl for someone to receive.

Jayne Marti said...

Congratulations, that is so exciting! The shawl is beautiful and so deserved to take centre stage! Absolutely love the bright colours.

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

Congratulations! It's so fun when the internet recognizes us, isn't it? ;-) Love the bold colors!

Thanks for sharing at the Yarn Fanatic Party!