Crochet your own shawls, wraps, capelets, and afghans from this collection of stylish patterns
Shawls, wraps, and afghans are a simple yet colorful way to liven up your wardrobe or home—they are comforting and cozy, but they can also be stylish and delicate. Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps has 35 patterns ranging from a simple, slip-on crochet wrap, to a large open-work shawl with tassels, and an emerald-green afghan with contrasting borders. There are lace-patterned shawls to drape around your shoulders at a party, or capelets to add a layer of warmth to your outfit on chilly days. Granny hexagons and stars are used to make giant rectangular wraps and afghans, while triangle stitch and puff stitch add texture and weight. There's even a "stash-buster" pattern with a mix-and-match border designed to use up your colorful leftover yarns. Many of the shawls would make excellent gifts—particularly as "prayer shawls"—and of course, one size fits all!
About the Author
Laura Strutt is a passionate designer and enjoys knitting and crochet, as well as dressmaking, quilting, and hand-lettering. Laura is the author of Modern Embroidery, Sewing for Babies and Children, Modern Weaving, Get Knooking, 35 Knitted Baby Blankets, Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions, Modern Knitted Shawls and Wraps, Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps, Modern Granny Square Crochet, and Arm and Finger Knitting, all published by CICO Books. Discover more of Laura’s designs, technique guides and crafty inspiration on her creative lifestyle blog, www.madepeachy.com