It’s official! I am now a published crochet author. Actually, I already was a published author, but that is in a totally different field, so it doesn’t count 😀 I know it sounds weird, but this publication in Simply Crochet is possibly the publication I am most proud of.
I am proud of the fact that I have designed something completely from scratch. This design did not drop out of the sky, trust me. I made several swatches, drafts and samples, frogged, made it again, got the stitch count wrong so frogged some more, made it again, and then suddenly…. TADAH! There it was. And it’s just beautiful, even if I say so myself. 😉
My Over the Moon Shawl is part of a summer special in Simply Crochet Issue 60 in which other fabulous ladies have also contributed. Esther from Happy in Red designed “Work of Art“, Rachelle from Cypress Textiles designed “Coastal garden“, Nerissa from Miss Neriss designed the FABULOUS “Fade Out” shawl, and Carmen from Crafty Queens designed “Petals aplenty“. If you buy a copy of the magazine you will also get a free shawl pin that you can use with any of the featured designs.
To make my shawl you will need 2 balls of Scheepjes Sunkissed and 2 balls of Scheepjes Cotton 8 in fun summer shades. I used Sunkissed Strawberry Ice (09) and Cotton 8 Light Pink (718). Sunkissed and Cotton 8 are available from Wool Warehouse (UK/Int), Deramores (UK), Love Crochet (US), Knotty House (CA) or your favorite Scheepjes stockist. By the way, many Scheepjes stockists are now giving away copies of the Simply Crochet Edits Special, so be sure to check out your favorite store!
If you want to make your shawl extra special, you can add glass beads at the edge. I used over 100 6mm pink glass beads. They give it just that little something extra. When I lay out my shawl the crescent shape really shows, almost like wings.
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