The project I mentioned last week was a pretty Eva’s shawl. This is a free pattern, and if you are new to shawl/wrap/lace crochet this is a great place to start. It’s a very easy pattern. As it progressed I decided I wanted to add something to make what is actually a reasonably plain (though still beautiful) shawl, special… I decided on beads… and I think they really made the difference. Now its a one-of-a-kind luxurious designer beaded shawl!
To add beads to any crochet project, all you need to do is thread the required number of beads onto your yarn before you begin. I finished the shawl and then fastened off and thread up the beads before beginning the edging… there are about 240 beads on this shawl and this part took almost as long as crocheting the entire rest of the shawl.Once you are ready to add a bead to your crochet, just pull it up to where you are crocheting and crochet the bead into the next stitch. This is one of those things that sounds more complicated than it is… once you begin it will all make sense! You have to keep working the chain of beads away from where you are crocheting so you have enough yarn to crochet so getting one in place isn’t very difficult.The beads add weight to the shawl edge, so it hangs nicely (I think).Although photographing them in action is somewhat more difficult!!And doesn’t look nearly as pretty as it does in real life (you are just going to have to trust me on this!) So there you go, one Eva’s shawl. Mental note to self, when photographing to share with the entire internet remember forehead (and neck!?) shine is not a good look! Must wear makeup next time…. please focus on the shawl! Hope you are having a wonderful (shine free) week! ♥ Janette xx