The Chincoteague Conch Shawl

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Chincoteage and Assateague Islands, please go.


Sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean

Lighthouse from Chincoteague

Assateague Lighthouse, as seen across Chincoteague Channel.

Assateague Wild Ponies

The famous Assateague Wild Ponies

Shells on the beach, waiting to be discovered.

Girls running down a Chincoteague street.

We stayed in “the green house,” as the girls call it.

While there, you can visit Carodan Farm for yarn, like Channel: Conch Beauty, from their Chincoteague Colors: Channel Collection, seen in action below.

Crochet on the Beach

What, you don’t crochet in the car on the way to the beach?

I worked on this, on and off, for over two years.

Conch Shawl from Front

Close Up of Conch Shawl

I kept it simple and used a repeating wave stitch, so I could crochet without thinking about counting or stopping to consult a pattern. And I think it allowed the beauty of the yarn to show through, while including a little reference to the beach theme.

Conch Shawl from Side

Conch Shawl from Back

I like how it turned out.

And special thanks to my four-and-a-half-year-old photographer, who would like to show you her pony’s shawl that she made:

Scarlett's Shawl

Abigail’s pony, Scarlett, is wearing a shawl lovingly fashioned from one of our hand towels.


About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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