Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Mexican Flower Motif Shawl

I thought it might be nice to infuse the cold vortex that is blanketing a good portion of the US with a dash of warm color...


This shawl was definitely inspired by Sarah London's Hawaiian Flowers motif pattern. I love her use of color and well, who doesn't love a good motif pattern? What I didn't love so much about Sarah's motif was the number of petals (her motif sports four petals). So, using Sarah's basic idea, I added a petal per motif and voila! The Mexican Flower Shawl was born! Um, err, crocheted!


The shawl was crocheted using Knit Picks Brava Worsted. This has become my go-to worsted yarn for working out designs. It is not expensive, washes nicely and comes in a variety of beautiful colors.


Check out the little star motifs in between the flower motifs. After a few versions, I finally settled on the stars pictured above.

I cannot wait to wear this shawl atop a pretty spring frock!



Happy New Year, everyone! Stay warm!

10 comments:

Maschelle Mashburn said...

Its bright, beautiful and warm! So nice of you to protect so many freezing states with these warm colors!

Earthworms and Marmalade said...

That shawl is so colorful and pretty!!
:)
Midge

Natalia Kononova said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Regina Rioux said...

Thanks ladies! I am working on a second version of this now. Pattern should be ready to go in a few months...just in time for spring!

saraast said...

Oh i would love to do this, would you please tell when pattern is ready?

Lee Ann said...

What a beautiful shawl! I live it! :)
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Regina Rioux said...

Thank you, ladies! I will definitely let you know when the pattern will be available!

cathi139 said...

WOW -absolutely faboulous!!!! Never seen such a great shawl!!!!
Greetings from Germany
Cathi

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

gorgeous!!!
xxxxx Ale

Lorijean Raissis said...

The pattern does not say how many motifs to make. I would like to know how did you make to put the shawl together?
Thanks!