Recently I was on a weekend break on the beautiful island of Majorca and although it was warm and sunny and we were out and about in our summer gear, I came across this really gorgeous coat. When I think about it, on most of my trips I come across very special coats (sometimes it is a jacket, but mostly it is coats). Long story short, I bought it. The only thing that bothered me was that in big bold letters across the shoulders the name of the brand is embroidered. But I found the perfect solution: simply crochet a big shawl which will hide the letters!
Lace… So easy, yet so nice! Of course I also need the matching hat:
I used a bright red cotton yarn that goes perfectly with the embroidery you can see on the coat. On the pics, it looks a bit orangey but it is really a very intense red.
One more picture of the lace detail! Once again, I used a lace pattern from this wonderful book by Linda Schapper: Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic and Original Patterns. The border is from another really great book by Edi Eckman: Around the Corner Crochet Borders. If you are afraid of crocheting lace, it is easier than you think! Especially shawls which are basically just big rectangles. Lace patterns look more complicated than they are. The whole shawl I made here is just chains, single and double crochet. I swear! I admit, I have not yet made another piece of clothing after the blue jacket which did not turn out the way I wanted it to be…
If you want a nice hat as well, why not have a look at my hats on Dawanda?