Warm up for Winter Weather with a Crocheted Shawl Pattern

When the cold weather begins to rear its head, the crochet guru gets a hankering to warm up with a new crochet project. Fortunately, a crocheted shawl pattern may be just what the doctor ordered! Crocheted shawl patterns are easy to find, many are easy to make, and materials to create one-of-a-kind accessories and gifts are plentiful.

What could be cozier than curling up on a chilly winter night with a bag of chunky yarn and your crochet hook? The only thing warmer would be to curl up for your crochet session wrapped in a beautiful handmade shawl of your own design.

Crocheted Shawl Patterns are not just for Winter

Shawls are wonderfully versatile items. They can come in the delicate, airy patterns to dress up your best sundresses; lacy and elegant styles to wrap up in over your cocktail dress or formal gown; or warm and fuzzy to keep you comfortable on a frigid winter evening, when a sweater is just too much effort.

Because of their versatility, you are not even slightly restricted in the amount and types of materials available for your crocheting pleasure. From rich wool, to airy cotton, there are numerous types of yarns that will work beautifully into crocheted shawl patterns. How about a beautiful metallic thread for an elegant evening wrap, or a homespun yarn that will make up into a warm and fuzzy shawl to wrap up in on cool nights?

You might very well be faced with so many wonderful choices; you might have trouble settling on just one shawl to create! Fortunately crocheted shawl patterns are generally quick and easy to make, so you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one.

Accessories, Please

Another way that you can personalize your crocheted shawl pattern is to embellish it with various items. Fringe made from the same material as your shawl can be an elegant trim. For an exotic touch, try adding some glass beads to the fringe for a dangle effect. Fun fur can be another way to doll up a basic shawl for a little extra funk and fun.

Whatever you decide to add to your basic crocheted shawl pattern, your finished result will be a beautiful handmade accessory that will resonate with your personal style. And because shawl patterns abound, you are guaranteed to find the perfect piece to accessorize just about any outfit in your wardrobe. Grab your crochet hook and favorite crocheted shawl pattern, and let the creativity begin!