♥ Spring Sampler Shawl ♥
This time last year I was busy designing, making and writing up the
pattern for my Spring Sampler Shawl. The pattern was then featured
on lovecrochet.com as a free Crochet-A-Long, meaning that across 4 weeks the
pattern was published in 4 different parts so that people could work on the
pattern at the same time, completing each section ready for the next part of the pattern.
I made two different shawls in two different yarn types and colour ways.
I used a DK weight yarn and all the details are included in the pattern.
The idea behind the design was to have a piece of work that really showcased the detail
and textures created by working different stitches. Each different band of stitches
would then be separated by a strip of simple double crochet ( UK terms) for contrast.
As I wanted the stitch patterns to be the main focus of the shawl I worked the main
stitch strips in the same colour throughout, and just used two different
coordinating colours for the dividing strips to make the stitch
bands really stand out.
I used 4 different stitches: Waffle stitch, Suzette stitch, Alternate Bobble stitch and
Zig Zag stitch. Within each part of the pattern Lovecrochet.com have even included
short video tutorials showing how to work each different stitch technique.
For the borders I worked three different designs, a ruffle, a plain edge and a bobbled edge.
Both shawls were so lovely to work on and there was something very addictive
about seeing the pattern develop with each row worked.
Whilst working on the shawls I couldn't help but think what a gorgeous blanket
it would also make so included in Part 4 of the pattern are all the details
needed should you wish to make a blanket.
I made mine cot size and it has pride of place in my granddaughters cot ready
for when she comes to stay.
It also makes a perfect New baby gift.
Below are all 4 parts of the pattern.
Simply click on each one for the direct link.