I have never before undertaken such an intricate lacey pattern and enjoyed so much. My usual crochet menu consists of amigurumi and blankets…
I spotted this pattern in Simply Crochet issue 33. It is called a ‘Sea Glass shawl’ it was love at first sight for me.
I later realized it is designed by Cecile Balladino, one of my favourite crochet designers.
By sheer coincidence my favourite yarn store Butterfly Bright had just received some new Debbie bliss Rialto Lace a perfect yarn for the seaglass shawl. 100% extra fine, merino wool and I only needed two 50g balls, so not an expensive project either.
I set to work: the shawl is worked in ‘starfish’ motifs and you join as you go. There are 34 in all!
It works up faster than you think because the lace bits that join the motifs are all worked in chains.
Please note this is a work in progress and therfore has not been blocked at all.
Beads are added to the border at the end.
Sea Glass Shawl; Designed by Cecile Balladino, Pattern from Simply Crochet Issue 33
3.5mm size hook.
I am using 2 x 50g balls of Debbie bliss Rialto lace. Available from
20g of 3.5 mm glass beads.
I am addicted and hope to finish soon (21 motifs and counting). I am trying to set myself a goal of at least one motif per day…doeskin always work sometimes its six other days its none but slowly, slowly I am getting there and I am enjoying myself immensely.
I wrote a previous post on Cecile Balladino and her book you can also read about my top 3 crochet books …
What are you hooking up these days?