Welcome! Please browse through this blog to see my latest crochet projects, classes and designs.

On the left you will see a list of extra pages full of project photos, class descriptions and other things.

On the right you will find information about the classes I will be teaching.
Please email me if you have any questions or would like to sign-up for a class.
See me on Ravelry: CelticKnotCrochet
See me on Pinterest: Celknotcrochet (Jennifer E Ryan)

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Coral Shrug


I enjoy watching episodes of "Uncommon Threads" - They have many interesting guests with creative projects. One week they had a woman demonstrate how to make a shrug very simply and she included several variations on the basic pattern.

I used her idea and created my own design in a child size version for one of my daughters - it turned out so well that I tried one in my size shown here. It works up very quickly since I used a large hook (M) which gives the garment a nice drape and regular 4-ply worsted weight yarn (Caron -Simply Soft - also washes very well). For my returning students we will also be working on this project this week.

2 comments:

  1. Hi I have only just found your site when looking how to crochet Celtic symbols.

    I want to crochet one to go on a bag I am doing for my son's fiancee and thought the simple three point design would be a good start. I have tried myself, without a pattern, some interlocking circles but am not sure how to do the points at the ends. Any help would be appreciated.

    I have now bookmarked your site and shall be looking with interest.

    PS: I really love the blue square knot necklace but that would be too difficult for me as a start.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Campfire -
    Welcome! Thank you for your comments and feedback. I plan to be posting some patterns over the next few months and one would be a Trinity Knot Pattern.
    As for the points at the tips, you have probably figured out something by now - so sorry for the delay in posting back to you - but my idea would be to either use a picot (ch 3, sl st) or sew the ends into a point using matching yarn and a yarn needle through the back.
    Please let me know how it turns out - would love to see a photo. Happy crocheting (and Happy Thanksgiving)

    ReplyDelete