Monday, January 20, 2014

wheelchair wrap

I was introduced to a new charity effort called The Firewalker Project on Facebook. The coordinator, Amanda, takes any size square and also "crocheted blankets, prayer shawls and chemo cap" which are given to cancer patients both in the hospital and those receiving outpatient treatments.

I had this shawl pattern I'd been wanting to try for quite some time, so I decided this was the time. 

The pattern is called Wheelchair Wrap and is at the CrochetMe web site.

I used an H hook. I used two skeins of I Love This Yarn Royal yarn (14 ozs) but one may not have been a full skein.

My shawl is about 21 1/2" from hill to hill and 17" top to bottom of one section. I didn't measure it all the way around. The web site says it is about 80" around the bottom edge. Mine was probably close to that since the other measurement is close - my 17" to her 18". 

The pattern was super easy. Once you had a couple rows going, you can easily see where the V stitch goes. You just have to make sure you don't miss the stitches before and after the V.

The row of (dc, ch 1, sk 1) gives it a nice added touch.

Both pics above are of the same shawl. The lighting is just different in the two rooms. The second picture gives a more realistic view of the color.

I started this Friday and finished it Sunday so it is not a very lengthy project if you have a few hours a day to work on it.

I am really pleased with the finished product and am thinking of making another one now that I know how much yarn it will take.

Happy crocheting!