It is by Sirdar and comes in a range of gorgeous sparkly colourways.
I thought I should make something from it to showcase how nice it can be.
I know, a shawl! A pretty, slinky, sparkly evening shawl to go over that pretty summer party dress.
Want to make one too? Here is the pattern for you then.
You will need:
- 3 x 50g balls Firefly Yarn (if you want to do the fringing you will break into a 4th ball)
- Size 5.5mm crochet hook.
- Approx 150 beads with 1mm holes.
What you do:
*This pattern is written in UK Crochet terms.
- Crochet a foundation chain of 205 stitches
- (Now this next row is a little tricky as you can barely see where the stitches should go, so just shove in your hook and it will be fine) Work a DC about 8 stitches from your hook.
- Chain 5, work a DC about 4 stitches from you last DC.
- Continue working across in this manner until you reach the end, finishing with a DC (I had 65 chain loops at this point, don't panic if it is a few more or less.
- ***Turn your work and slip stitch across the first chain loop to reach the centre.
- Chain 5 then DC into the next chain loop.
- Repeat all the way across, then when at the last chain loop, DC into it and turn.
- Repeat from *** until you only have one pattern loop left, break of your yarn and sew in the end.
(Every row will decrease the pattern making the shawl come to a point at the bottom.
- Cut the yarn at approx 6", thread it through an edge chain loop and tie securely in the centre of both the loop and the yarn.
- Thread a bead onto both ends of yarn (I used a needle for this) and tie a good secure knot to stop the bead coming off.
- Trim the yarn quite close to the knot and repeat all the way along both of the side edges.
You can add a button and a loop if you like, but I just used a shawl clip to fasten.
It's on display in Hobbycraft, Carlisle if you want to go and stroke it :)
© S Simmons, 2013