I’m gearing up for winter, starting with a crochet shawl. Currently it is 57 inches long and I hope to reach at least reach 60 inches. Nothing fancy, but I had this really thick wool yarn (3 skeins) just sitting around and I decided to make something with it. Alternating 2 rows of double crochet and 2 rows of single crochet worked just fine. The one unique thing about it is my handmade crochet hook, fashioned from a simple dowel. It works well with the extra thick yarn. I am sure to be warm and cozy when I wrap myself in this shawl. I can wear it inside or outside over a winter coat. It will be long enough to cover my head, neck, and shoulders.