If you're from the Philippines, a crochet enthusiast and active on social media, chances are you've heard of the Facebook group Gantsilyo Adik. This group was a brainchild of Anabelle Andes Tracy of I'm Hooked, a Filipina crochet aficionado based in Mexico.
I can't stress enough how much I love being a member of this group. The members are so warm, relaxed and everything we share in this group is crochet related. No hang ups allowed. We are all sisters here.. and brothers. Yes, we have guy members. :)
On April 11, our group had a meet and greet in Taguig City. It was organized by Lerma Sijera of Krinochet ni Emang. It was supposed to be at Starbucks, Market Market but so many member showed up that we had to move to the food court of the mall.
Here are some random shots.
We had so much fun sharing patterns, tips and tricks and whatnot about crochet. Ate Lerma and some other members raffled off some prizes like yarns, hooks and knitting needles.
And we got to meet the Gantsilyo Guru herself, Trey Ajusto. We were starstruck. She's more awesome in person. :)
And here is the Gantsilyo Adik members' group hug.
Purple is one of my favorite colors. Guess what! I won purple yarns and knitting needles, Hurray! Thank you to Ate Lerma and Persia of Craft Kitten Paws.
I am finally finished with my Aquamarine Mesh Shawl. I started this late last year, but was put on hold for a while as the yarn I used for this was quite thin and the ball needed rewinding as I have shown you in this post.
I am currently "obsessed" with making shawls as we have air conditioning in the office that would rival Antartica in coldness (okay.. I'm exaggerating..). It can be quite hard to concentrate with work when you are chilled to the bones. :P
Here it is.
The shawl measures 17" wide and 67" long and I used a 4.0mm hook.
The pattern for this is quite simple. It is just a mesh. You just have to make a long chain, multiple of 3.
1. Dc in the 7th chain from the hook, * ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in the next ch, then repeat from * across, turn.
2. Ch 5 (this counts as dc, ch 2), skip next ch-2 space, dc in the next dc, * ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, dc in the next dc, then repeat from * across, ending with dc on the 3rd ch of turning ch, turn.
Then you just have to repeat row 2 until your desired length is reached.
As a border, I crochet two rows of dc on both edges.
'Til next project, crochet friends! :)