Crocheted Shawl Gallery
This Crocheted Shawl Gallery will show the different types of yarn that can be used for the various shawls. Most of the shawls are crocheted using a P hook; for some of the bulkier yarn, a Q hook is used. Enjoy the gallery.
Yarn Bee Brand "Luscious" in blueberry twist (186 yards or 3.5 oz.). Takes 4-5 skeins to make a long rectangle, depending on the width of the shawl. This yarn is hand washable (I would use the gentle cycle on my washing machine) and machine dryable. The yarn is very soft and snuggly.
Yarn Bee "Soft Delight" in fuchsia (200 yards or 3.5 oz). It takes about 4 1/2 skeins to make a long rectangle shawl. This is a washable yarn, but should not be dried in the dryer. This is a very soft yarn and feels really nice to the touch.
Varigated Brown and Tan Shawl
Red Heart "Light & Lofty" yarn in Pheasant (9617) was used to make this shawl. A skein is 4.5 oz. or 105 yards. It takes 2 to 3 skeins to make a long rectangle shawl using a Q hook. The yarn is super bulky. It is machine washable and dryable. It should not be ironed, however. This is yarn is very soft and touchable.
Dark Striped Shawl
Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn is used for this shawl in the color Nouveau (#338). It has a net weight of 6 oz. or 185 yards. The yarn makes a stripe pattern throughout as you crochet. The yarn is machine washable and dryable. It takes 3 to 4 skeins to crochet a long rectangle. It is a soft and nice feeling yarn.
This shawl is also made with Yarn Bee "Luscious" yarn like the Blue/Turquoise shawl above. The yarn color is sugarplum. The washing instructions are the same.
Bright Orangy Pink Shawl
This shawl is made with Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn in the color Coral Gables (790/370). It is machine washable and dryable. It takes about four skeins to make a crocheted rectangle shawl. A skein is 6 oz. and 185 yards. It is a very soft, snuggly yarn.
Sage Green Shawl
The Sage Green Shawl is made from Caron Simply Soft in the color Sage (9705). It comes in 6 oz. skeins and there are 315 yards of yarn in the skein. It is a worsted weight 4-ply yarn. This shawl was used with a double strand crocheted throughout on a P hook. The yarn in the shawl is machine washable and dryable.
This shawl is made with Yarn Bee’s “Icelandic Jewels” in the color opal (22). The yarn can be machine washed in cold water, but not machine dried. It can be ironed on a low setting. The skeins are 3.5 oz. and 200 yards. It makes a denser shawl, but is still warm and snuggly.
Colonial Blue Shawl
This shawl is made with Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn in Colonial Blue (790-302). It is machine washable and dryable. The skeins are 7 oz. or 185 yards of yarn. It takes about four skeins to crochet a long rectangle shawl.
Baby Green Shawl
This shawl is made with super bulky Red Heart "Baby Clouds" yarn in the color Bounce Multi (9643) in 4.5 oz. skeins or 105 yards of yarn. This shawl crochets up very quickly because of the bulkiness of the yarn. You can use a Q hook for this one. It takes about four skeins of yarn to make a long rectangle or triangle shawl. It is oh so snuggly and soft.
This shawl is made with Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn that is machine washable and dryable and is in the color Quartz (790/362). It has the unique stripes and takes approximately four skeins to complete a crocheted rectangle shawl.
The Sherbet Shawl is made from Yarn Bee “Luscious” in the color Sherbet (190). There are 186 yards or 3.5 oz. of yarn in the skein and it can be washed on the gentle cycle and dried on low heat, as well as ironed on low heat. This yarn takes about five skeins to make a very snuggly and soft shawl.
Soft Pastel Shawl
This shawl is made with Yarn Bee "Soft Delight" yarn and the color is white/#1100. It is machine washable, but should not be put in the dryer. There are 200 yards of yarn or 3.5 oz net weight. It takes about 4 1/2 to 5 skeins to make a rectangle shawl. This is a fun yarn and is fuzzy, yet so soft.
Just Ideas and Suggestions
These shawl pictures are here for ideas and suggestions of what types of yarns are available and how they look when they are crocheted. Knitted shawls will have a whole different look. I used half-double crochet on the majority of these shawls. Also, if you are going to knit a shawl, you will use less yarn than with crocheting. I have given suggestions for how much yarn is needed to make a rectangle shawl. The triangle shawls use about the same amount of yarn. I try to make my shawls fingertip-to-fingertip or longer. I don't put fringe on my shawls, but I think they look fine without it. I hope this helps you to get started. Remember to go to www.shawlministry.com, where you will find all kinds of information on the shawl ministry including prayers to pray before, during and after the shawl is made as well as prayers for your group meetings.