Shawls: Shoulder Snuggle

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Winter is the time to keep cozy and warm and there is nothing better than wrapping a shawl around your shoulders and sitting by the fire and reading.  And don’t forget a lovely cup of tea.  Awhile ago I made this shoulder snuggle pattern from Lion Brand.  It made up very quickly and once the pattern was figured out (in the first couple of rows after the collar) I didn’t need to look at the pattern any more. I really like the way it turned out but as usual I tweaked the pattern a bit to suit myself and added a few more rows and changed the front edging a little bit.

a crochet shoulder snuggle at

The pattern shaped up very nicely and fits snuggly over my shoulders. It is perfect on those cold winter nights and I also think it would make a nice cape to wear out in the spring.

a crochet shoulder snuggle at

The variegated one was made as a gift and I came up with this little poem to go with it.

shoulder snuggle poem at

This pattern was made using a 5mm crochet hook and yarn that was already in my stash.  I was fun to make up and different from the usual triangular shawls I usually make.

a crochet shoulder snuggle at

I need to make another one, as another friend saw the one I had made for myself (green/beige) and really liked it, so I gifted it to her. So that is two shoulder snuggles keeping friends warm.  Perhaps these will be Christmas gifts for friends and family this year.  I’ll need to tweak the pattern and see if I can also make it to fit the granddaughters.

knit and crochet shawls at

This is a collection of some of the shawls I’ve made over the years, either knit or crochet.  My favourite still has to be the granny stripe shawl made using up all odds and ends of yarns.

Do you have a favourite shawl? or a favourite shawl pattern?

~Shawls and scarves I’ve made~

the crafty side of Crafty Gardener

I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party and with Hookin on Hump Day.

19 Responses

  1. Kea

    Lovely shawl! I especially like the colours in the second one, the one that you gifted. So pretty. The pattern works really well as a tree skirt too!

    I will disagree on the “never too early to start thinking about Christmas” comment, however. All I want to think about is Spring! 🙂

  2. Elaine

    Love the colours of that shawl looks so soft and cozy . Nice work on all ! It is sunny and quite mild here today +1 it was nice to be outside for a bit this afternoon as there is no wind . Miggs and I were outside watching the birdies from the patio porch as the sun beamed its warmth on us . Thanks for sharing . have a good say !

  3. Linda

    It looks just the thing for a cold winters evening, I usually have a blanket over my legs but my shoulders feel cold too, Thank you for the link, you have made some lovely shawls in the past I like the green one it’s lovely. I enjoyed making a granny rose poncho for my friends Mother and I’m pleased to hear that she still enjoys wearing it, it’s nice to know a gift is so well received. 🙂 x

    • Linda aka Crafty Gardener

      It is always nice to know that the things we make are appreciated and well used. We are getting lots of snow today, a perfect day to knit or crochet. Thanks for visiting.

  4. Margie

    Very nice, Linda. I’m partial to the shoulder snuggle with the purple in it. Your post reminded me that I have a shawl that I’ve been meaning to bring to my cold office!

  5. Laura

    Dear Linda,
    This “shoulder snuggle” is such a precious idea! Oh…how I love to sit in the evening with my husband and work on some of my handiwork…and something like this would be just perfect! I often cuddle up in an afghan to stay cozy. I’m thinking I need to get out some of my stash…and make myself one! Thank you for sharing!
    Sweet blessings,

  6. Lorrie

    I like the idea of a shoulder snuggle. It would be great for reading in bed, too. Love the colours in the second one.

  7. Teresa

    That’s lovely, I really like the stripes in contrasting colors. My mother made me a similar one a few years ago but with a hood. It’s great to use under the coats on cold winter days. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  8. A ShutterBug Explores

    Lovely array of beautiful needlework ~ great for this time of year!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Robin

    Love all your shawls Linda. How wonderful to be so talented. Sigh…..nothing like that here!
    Be safe in the snow today!

  10. Nicola

    Looks like a great pattern, and endlessly customisable for size. Very ingenious to use it as a tree skirt too!

  11. Margy

    I gave up on the afghan I was making out of variegated yarn and started ripping out what I had done. Now I’m crocheting the yarn into two large arm covers for our sofa at the cabin. All of a sudden they seem worn and need protecting before it gets any worse. Even with a small project like this it is taking a long time. I’m almost done with the first one, but I started it way back in September. – Margy

  12. Myrtle

    Lovely shawls and I like the variegated colours with purple in it. I can’t ever remember wearing a cape but I can see where one would be good at night in the winter as I usually have my cozy lap cover on me. Being I don’t crochet I would have to find some knitting ones or ask my best friend to make me one as she crochets a lot and very good at it.

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