Spring Showers Shawl Crochet Along
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Week 2 Instructions ===> Click HERE
Week 3 Instructions ===> Click HERE
Do you love the social aspects of a crochet along (CAL)? Do you want to crochet a shawl but are somewhat intimidated to give it a try? Do you like to learn new stitch combinations and techniques? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this CAL is for you!
Read the CAL details below and join me in the Pattern Paradise Crochet Community Facebook group for some CAL Fun!!
About the Spring Showers Shawl….
This is a FREE CAL and the pattern will be released on my website over a three week period (see schedule below). Can’t wait three weeks to complete it? No problem, I’ll also have an ad-free PDF available in my Ravelry shop for a small fee. The PDF also includes crochet charts for those who prefer them to the written instructions.
First, I want to tell you about the yarn! I’m so excited to share with you, that I designed this shawl with a yarn that was custom dyed for Pattern Paradise by KT & The Squid. The yarn is called KT and the Squid Everyday DK Superwash Merino. It is a 100% superwash merino wool that comes in 100 gram balls (approximately 246 yards/224 meters).
If you’ve never worked with merino, you are in for a treat. This luxurious yarn is soft, has a beautiful sheen and glides pleasantly through your hands as you work. After Katy and I talked about my favorite colors and the concept of an ombre look, she created the Spring Showers Collection in both a grey and purple set. Each set contains 3 balls of yarn, 1 dark, 1 medium and 1 lighter shade of either the grey or purple. The grey has little specks of yellow and blue that add a spark of brightness too! You’ll need one set for the shawl. For my shawl, I used up almost all of the light color and had a little left over from the other two – maybe enough for a headband?
While supplies last, Katy will have both colorways available for my CAL!
Now about the design – I love to vary stitches and textures as well as lacy and closed work in my projects. I also love to add interesting edgings and borders. The Spring Showers Shawl has all of these elements. In fact, this shawl starts out with a circular motif that turns into the typical shawl triangle. I added rows of openwork flanked by lacy scallops and finally, a deep pointed edge as the final border. While it may look intricate and complicated, it is a collection of basic crochet stitches.
The shawl has an approximate wingspan of 54″ and about 26″ from top to point. It may be worn in many different ways – wrapped around the shoulders with the point in back, tied at the back of the neck with the point in front, tied at the neck side for an asymmetric look. You can also close it with a shawl pin (I have a surprise treat for you) or see my easy tutorial HERE for a removable button toggle.
Not convinced a CAL is for you? Here are some things to consider….
- CALs bring a sense of community to our craft.
- CALs are the perfect opportunity to make new friends or catch up with old friends, who share a passion for crochet.
- CALs are a great place to get help when you are stuck or give help to those that may need it.
- I and my admins will be in and out of the group throughout the CAL to help you through any tricky spots and will add tutorials or mini videos if necessary.
- And don’t forget the PRIZES!! Yes we will have weekly prizes too!
Are you ready to join us now? Great, let’s get started….
Step 1: Click HERE to join the Pattern Paradise Crochet Community, if you aren’t already a member.
Step 3: Get your supplies.
Step 4: Follow the schedule below to Crochet Along with us!
February 21 – March 10: Gather your supplies! Below you will find my preferences with affiliate links to make it easy for you to purchase.
- Order your yarn set from KT and the Squid, and get 10% off your order through April 30th, (while supplies last) be sure to use the coupon code SPRINGSHOWERS.
- If you are using a different yarn, you will need approximately 540 yards of a similar weight yarn.
March 11 – March 17: Pattern instructions for Rows 1 to 19. Post a photo of your progress in your Ravelry project page & add one to the weekly post in the Pattern Paradise Community Group!
March 18 – March 24: Pattern instructions for Rows 20 to 30. Post a photo of your progress in your Ravelry project page & add one to the weekly post in the Pattern Paradise Community Group!
March 25 – March 31: Pattern instructions for Rows 31 to Edge. Post a final photo in your Ravelry project page & add one to the weekly post in the Pattern Paradise Community Group!
Enter to Win the Weekly Prizes!
To be eligible to with the weekly prizes you must do the following:
Step 1: Create a project on Ravelry linking to the Spring Shower Shawl listing. If you don’t know how to do this, you can take a look at my easy tutorial HERE.
Step 2: Update your project each Saturday by midnight eastern time, with at least one photo of the current week’s section. Example: Week 1 – by midnight on March 17, have your project page updated with Rows 1 – 19.
Step 3: Add one photo and your Ravelry username to the weekly CAL post in the Pattern Paradise Crochet Community Group, or you may simply post a link to your Ravelry project page.
Anyone who has update their Ravelry project page AND added the required info to the weekly post in the Facebook group by the deadline, will be entered into a random drawing for that week’s prize. Winners will be announced in the Facebook group on Sunday.
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