I finished the wrap / shawl with the Lion Brand Heartland yarn. The color is #171 Cuyahoga Valley. I had to cut out a few sections from a second skein but not nearly as bad as that first one. I think I used three skeins for the shawl. I bought six. One was bad – I did use one of the larger balls of that one. I have two full skeins left. (It’s possible there’s another one at the bottom of the bin but it’s covered with Christmas gifts at the moment and I’m too lazy to move them to check.)
The skeins are 5 oz (142g) 251 yd (230m), 100% acrylic. Recommended hook for the yarn is a J and that is what I used. The pattern called for an L.
The pattern I used is the Smoky Mountains Crochet Triangle Wrap by Mama by Jessica at Mama In A Stitch. It’s a pretty simple triangle granny pattern. I worked 40 rounds. My shawl is 28″ in the middle, from round 1 center to the point of the last round. The two short sides were 42 1/2″ and the long side 57″. I am very pleased with the fit. I’m a fairly wide person 🙂 and it fits me fine. I like the long covering in the back.
I did add a single crochet edging all around because you know I like my edgings even though a granny really doesn’t need it. I had the yarn so I decided to do it.
If I had it to do over again I don’t think I would use the chain for my circle. I didn’t like the way it sort of jutted out. That might be me not the chain. LOL I think I’d rather try an adjustable ring. Some things don’t work well with the adjustable ring so I’m not sure how it would go but I’d try it. I may just make another one of these as it was so easy to do while watching TV.
That’s the main thing I have been working on. I did make a few small squares for Bridget’s Cradles but I haven’t sent those off yet as I will probably make more. They are 3 to 3 1/2″.
In addition to crocheting, today I pulled off the statistics at the old site before we close the account. Those stats will be through October 7 as the domain was redirected to WordPress on the 8th. Most of my visitors are still from the United States – that’s no surprise. I had checked the stats in September when I was close to finishing the site move. It’s funny the difference in the order of the countries from September to October. In September it was U.S., Canada, Australia and Great Britain. In October (though granted only a week in) it is U.S., China, Australia, Italy then Great Britain. I always find it interesting to see where my visitors come from. I’m not sure how that works at WordPress but I’m sure I’ll find out.
Have a great crocheting day!