Thursday, 14 January 2016

Crochet Shawls : Fortune's Shawlette, Virus Shawl and a colourful South Bay Shawlette

Hello my dear Blog Friends,

How have you been? Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my knitting post!

For those of you who have been wondering if I had given up on crochet - this post is especially for you! This time I will show you some interesting crochet shawls and links to the patterns!

Interesting Crochet Shawl patterns

1) The Virus Shawl

I can't tell you how much this pattern demanded to be made! Almost every time I go on pinterest, I seem to come across this pattern. So I put this on my ideas list until I had finished some other projects first. I had already bought the yarn in Germany.

The pattern is on ravelry, of course and it is free!

Virus shawl.                         Here is the direct download link (PDF)

Virus pattern in German.     And here is a photo tutorial and chart on Facebook
The yarn I am using is lace yarn by Zitron, called Filigran Lace. It is super thin and fine pure merino wool and the colours are amazing!

The colours are really as vibrant as the first and last photo. (Some days the day light is not great for taking photos!)

2) Fortune's Shawlette

I first mentioned about this shawl in a recent blog post here.

Here is the Fortune's Shawlette! It's from another fantastic crochet designer, Tamara Kelly, better known as Moogly. You can also find all her many (and often free) patterns on ravelry.

So far I have used 2x 100g skeins of the lovely soft Merino wool, and I'm about to start my last skein!

3) The South Bay Shawlette

Some of you might remember that I have used this pattern quite a few times, because I love how you can use it for different kinds of yarn, different thicknesses etc. I love variegated colourful yarn best!

A lot of you really liked this version here from a previous post.

The South Bay Shawlette is from Lion Brand, you will find the free pattern here.

Sometimes incredible things happen, such as finding the new sock yarn by Arne and Carlos (shade 03653 - shown in large) and then coming across another yarn in matching colours - Kidsilk Haze Stripe by Rowan (Shade 202). Kid silk Haze is an amazing soft fuzzy and light Kid mohair yarn with 30% Silk added. It feels very luxurious!

I couldn't think of a better pattern to use these 2 yarns together! The colour effects are simply stunning! (these photos don't do them enough justice!)

And here are all three shawls together!

Funkycrochet - Three great crochet shawl patterns!
I hope you enjoyed this little round-up of interesting patterns and might come back here for the links!

I find it really interesting to look at a pattern on ravelry and then check out the different versions that people have made from the same pattern! It really is very inspirational!

If you haven't tried pinterest before, I urge you to give it a go! It opens up a whole new world of ideas and patterns, lots of them for free. For example, if you click on one image, it shows a whole lot of similar and complimentary patterns below.

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Have a lovely weekend!!!


  1. Three beautiful creations and beautiful yarn used for all three too. Inspirational.

  2. Wow, hoe doe je dat toch, met zoveel projecten bezig zijn?! Heel knap en alles wordt mooi

    1. Bedankt, Lizette! Ik denk dat komt omdat ik altijds its nieuws moet beginnen! xx

  3. Hey Ingrid,

    Wow, what a beautiful shawls. Really great. I love all the different colours.
    have a nice Friday.

    Sweet greetings,

  4. Lovely shawls! Thanks for sharing, always on the look out for new patterns. I love the different yarn you've used :)

    1. Hi Helen! Thanks for taking the time to comment, hope your move goes well! Xx

  5. Hoe do you keep all of that straight? I swear my mind would not be able to concentrate on three separate patterns at one time. Well done on your projects.

    1. Thanks, Mere. I usually just work on one at one time.... ;)

  6. Lovely projects, Ingrid, with beautiful materials. Super=fine pure merino would be beautiful to handle and the colours of your Virus shawl are enticing. I want to reach into my screen and touch it!
    I suspect the "Kidsilk Haze" is similar to the Alchemy "Haiku" that I use for scarves. I haven't had the pleasure of handling any Rowan yarns so I can only imagine. It is good to read your review of its performance and handling. Those shawls will be so light and warm. I look at your post here and the word that comes to mind is pure PLEASURE. You have lots of lovely crochet to enjoy in the making and the wearing!

    1. You are right, it is a pure pleasure to make such wonderful things and wear them later!!! xx

  7. Lovely shawls, Ingrid. You'll be nice and warm this winter.

  8. Hi Ingrid! Your shawl is really beautiful!!

    Cheers, Sandra

  9. Drei Tücher auf einmal, Hut ab! Wie schaffst du das nur? Ich mag das einfache Granny-Muster für Tücher auch sehr gern, zum Beispiel die Anleitung "The Nordic Shawl" von 'myrosevalley' finde ich wunderschön. Viola

    1. Ja, stimmt! Den muss ich Mir auch mal vornehmen!!! xx