A few weeks ago I decided to use up some of my stash, dived into it and found this cute Zauberball Laceball. What is the easiest thing to do with a self striping yarn? A granny stitch shawl of course. I decided also to use some beads that I had laying around. So in the end, it’s a very pretty crochet shawl with some beading. My mom saw me making it and immediately claimed it.
We decided to spend the long weekend last week in a small picturesque town, full with history. I made my husband take some photos of me and the shawl before giving it to my mom 🙂
Even though granny stitch crochet shawls are really popular, I am leaving here my recipe with the tutorial for the beading.
Granny stitch crochet shawl
Yarn: you can use any yarn, I used Zauberball Laceball (800m (875 yds)/100gr), 100% wool
Hooks: use a hook suitable for your yarn and beads, I used 3 mm hook for the shawl, 0.45 mm for the beading
Beads: depending on your yarn and available hooks; your hook should be able to pass through the bead’s opening
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/es
Row 1: ch 3, in the 3rd ch from the hook make 2 dc, ch 2, make 3 dc in the same stitch, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in first st, ch 1 and sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the space from the row before, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1 and sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the last st, turn.
Repeat Row 2, and don’t forget to increase the number of stitches every row in the middle of the shawl in the ch 2 space.
If you want to add beads at some point, you can take a look at my tutorial for adding beads without prestringing.