9 May 2015

granny shawl

Just for a wee bit of a change I thought I would do some crocheting. While having a look around the Internet one night, I discovered the SIBOL Challenge which involves making blankets for the elderly in Nursing and Care homes. For more info about the Challenge, click here. I'm not fond of very large projects as I become easily bored, so was glad to see that they were looking for shawls as well as blankets. I used the Original Half Granny Square Shawl pattern, by Ambar Enid Alcal, which is available free, click here. As I can crochet Granny squares, just about, I thought this would be an ideal pattern for me. Just finished the double cochet border today and darned away all the yarn ends, and here is my attempt......

I like the thought of my shawl bringing some comfort and warmth to an elderly lady and I hope to make a few more in the future.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Ali.


  1. I think you can crochet a bit more than 'just about' Ali, your shawl is beautiful and I'm quite sure some one will be very happy to receive it!
    V x

  2. You should be very pleased with this. I'm also following this pattern for the first time and it will be going off to SIBOL when it's finished. People are right when they say it is an addictive pattern. I find it to be perfect for when I don't want to think too much!

  3. This is lovely and what a great idea, I'm sure the person who receives it will be very grateful!

  4. Wow - Ali how cool - and super speedy too!
    Love your colours and it looks fabulously cosy - sure it will be appreciated by its recipient!
    love a good granny project - and might just join you!
    Ali x

  5. Fabulous, I love it. I don't know anything about the SIBOL challenge but I've just followed your link and think it's a great idea, something I'd like to do too. I shall definitely look further in to this when I've got a little more time.

  6. Anonymous10/5/15 23:15

    Ohhh, It's beautiful...well done Ali. I am sooo proud of you. I'd love one of those myself. Onya Ali!

  7. I think you are hiding your light Ali , that looks remarkably good crochet to me !

  8. This is a lovely shawl. I wish I had taken a photo of the back of mine. Oh well, I'll remember next time.


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