Busy Bee’s Crochet

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Crochet Lacy Shawl

I found a wonderful pattern by The Crochet Dude called Lacy Shawl.

I used 9 skeins Bernat Cashmere and my Susan Bates Bamboo handle size K.

The pattern worked up rather quickly. Nice pattern, great yarn.

It measures 20 1/2″ wide by 48″ long.


A shawl for Sorrita

A dear woman I know was wearing a friend’s shawl today. She asked me if I would make one up for her. I looked at it – it seems simple enough. I just needed to find some fine or sport weight mohair or wool in an off-white. I found Paton Lacette (39% nylon, 36% acrylic and 25% mohair) in cream. It’s really nice. Not the easiest to work with because of the mohair and using a size D hook. But, if Sorrita likes it, it will be more than worth it. She’s a lovely lady and I am blessed to have known her. She is going through chemo for cancer and my heart just goes out to her. I will be praying healing over this shawl for her.

Altering Creator of the Universe shawl

I have come to the conclusion that the shawl I made is simply too long. After thinking about it, I am going to alter it. I am going to add to it to make a nice, long blanket. It’s only 17″ wide, so I’ll have to add quite a bit. But I haven’t decided what to add. Maybe some different colors of Homspun and Suede, maybe some other kinds of yarns like SWS and Chunky Softee. Just some thoughts….

Shawl/scarf in Trendsetter Love

While in Ft. Mill, SC, we stopped by a darling yarn store in Pineville called The Yarn Shop by Rainy Day Creations. I picked up a couple of balls of Trendsetters Yarns Love in Ocean Sea Life. It took me a little more than a month to pick it up. I was a bit intimidated and didn’t know what to make with it. Well, I knew I wanted a shawl/scarf/wrap, but was still intimidated.

Well, I surfed to Annie’s Attic for the Lace Tunisian stitch and got my M tunisian hook. I’m simply chaining 25 and following through with the pattern until I either get the length I desire or I run out of yarn. 😉

Crocheting myself into a corner

I sold one of my shawls, Deep Calls Unto Deep and the person who bought it ordered 2 more. One the same color and another I’ll be making in Sierra.
I’m also making a baby sweater for another friend who’s granddaughter was born a couple of weeks ago. I am hoping that I’ll have all three done by this weekend.

Creator of the Universe Shawl

I kept hearing a song by Morningstar called “Creator of the Universe” while crocheting this incredible soft shawl.


In Your presence, Oh Lord,
We’re consumed with Your heart
And delight in Your goodness, Oh God
Just as the bride and the bridegroom romance
We want to cause you to joy and move you to dance

Creator of the universe
Won’t You dance, Oh dance with us?

Holy Spirit in graceful descent
Come and fall as our praises ascend
As a dove, come and rest in Your grace
Take us to the holiest place

Creator of the universe
Won’t You dance, Oh dance with us?

I made this with Lion Brand Homespun – Deco and a K hook using this pattern.

This shawl is so beautiful, the color is simply comforting. I pray that whoever receives this feels comforted by the Creator. It measures 17″ x 121″. It’s long and is great to wrap around.

Creator of the Universe Shawl

Breathe Shawl

While crocheting this shawl I kept hearing a song by Leonard Jones called “Holding Your Breath” found on Morningstar’s “Coming out of Egypt” album.

The words are:
Out of darkness You brought forth light
Out of nothing You commanded the night

Holding Your breath
Out of Your words You made the worlds
Out of play You took a son for Yourself
Holding Your breath

Kneeling down
Breathing out
Face – to – face
Your embrace

Out of the dust you created my heart
From the earth You brought form unto my soul
Out of your spirit you breathed in new life
Breathe into us again!

Breathe into us, Lord!
We’re turning blue.

Out of touch I have run too fast
Coming back I return to you at last
Holding Your breath.

So kneeling down
I breathe in
Face – to – face
Your embrace

Out of the dust you created my heart
From the earth you brought form unto my soul
Out of your spirit you breathed in your life
Breathe into us again!

Na – na -neo
Na – na – neo pneuma
Na – na – neo

I added the following scripture to the card on the shawl as I felt this is what the Lord wanted to communicate to whoever this shawl is for:
Genesis 2:7 – the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Psalm 33:6 – By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
John 20:22 – And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

I made this shawl out of Lion Brand Homespun in Mediterranean. Lion Brand describes the yarn color, “‘Painterly’ color The colors of a Grecian hillside — dusty olive and warm tans.” I used an N hook and adapted this pattern. It measures about 22″ x 76″.


More shawls!

Garment of Praise – Ezekiel 1, Psalm 30:11 – You have turned my mourning into dancing, Isaiah 61:3 – A crown of beauty instead of ashes ~ oil of gladness instead of mourning ~ garment of praise instead of despair, I Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you, Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am God.

I crocheted this shawl using a N cable crochet hook and using the Tunisian Lace Stitch. I used Lion Brand Homespun Tudor. This shawl measures 19″ x 76″ including fringe.

Garment of Praise

Deep Calls Unto Deep – Psalm 42:7,8 – Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me. By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me ` a prayer to the God of my life, Psalm 23: 1-3 – The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his names’ sake, Psalm 1:3 – He is like a tree planted by streams of water, with yields it’s fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

I crocheted this the same way as “Garment of Praise” using Regency Homespun. This shawl measures 19″ x 75″ including fringe.

Deep Unto Deep


I made up a shawl for a friend who is undergoing surgery this week. I got the pattern from Lion Brand and I used Homespun Sierra and an N hook.

It’s so beautiful. It measures about 24″ x 60″.

Claudia Shawl

I’m also making up a few more – not quite the same pattern, but similar. I’m using an N cable afghan hook and the Tunisian Lace Stitch.