Crochet Summer 2017: Progress Report

I'm working on Feeling Dotty? by Sandra Paul between major house projects at home. I've only done a smidge of crochet in my lifetime, so this lacy shawl is definitely a challenge for me. But it's been a welcome challenge because it takes my mind off all the things still on the to-do list! 

Feeling Dotty? by Sandra Paul. Image © Sandra Paul/Cherry Heart

Feeling Dotty? by Sandra Paul. Image © Sandra Paul/Cherry Heart

This pattern is British, and the terms are different than American crochet terms. As a result, reading the instructions would have been too confusing, so I have been referring only to the chart. (I prefer charts anyway because I find reading instructions too tedious.) I found a couple videos on Youtube to be of immense help when I came across a stitch that I wasn't entirely sure of. Youtube has a wealth of how-to-crochet videos! I found a video by Fiber Flux that was clear and easy to follow for the Double Treble stitch (triple treble in the U.K.). I also watched this Howcast video to check and make sure I was doing my Double crochet stitch (treble stitch in the U.K.) correctly.

© Linette Kielinski

© Linette Kielinski

I'm crocheting my shawl in Road to China Lace in the color Rose Quartz. I love how vibrant it is. I need two more contrast colors to finish the border and honestly, I haven't chosen them yet! Any suggestions?