Weather is crazy here in the Midwest! We have days that make you want to flip on the AC and then there are other days where you want to make a fire and wrap yourself in all the cozy knit things!
My inspiration for this shawl was trying to marry the seasons of winter and spring.
I was at JoAnn’s browsing through the yarn and spotted a gorgeous colorway by BigTwist called ‘pink denim’. It had blushing pink tones mixed with hues of rose and cream. I felt like it was the perfect choice for making something more dainty and feminine.
I am currently trying to learn new crochet stitches and really build up my “library” of design options.
For this shawl I used a stitch called the arched lace. I really love how easily I was able to learn this stitch. To be honest, lacy stitched tend to intimidate me. I feel like they are easier to mess up and I’m always afraid that’s what I am gonna do.
Once I got started on this stitch I realized this wasn’t the case at all. I fell in love with the look of this gorgeous stitch and I think you will too
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
– 2 skeins of your choice yarn
– size K 6.5mm hook
– tapestry needle
Depending on how you prefer to wear your shawl (more fitted or larger like a wrap) will determine your foundation chain length.
I would categorize this shawl in a SM-M size.
The main thing is to keep the correct multiples. For this stitch, you will need to maintain a multiple of 8 + 1
If you’re wanting to make this exact size then follow the pattern below!
R1 – 1 SC in the 2nd CH from the hook, 1 SC in the next CH, *CH 5, skip 5 CHs, 1 SC into next 3 CHs; rep from * omitting 1 SC at the end of the last repeat, CH 1, turn.
R2 – 1 SC into the 1st st, *CH 3, skip next SC, 3 DC into next 5-CH arch, CH 3, skip 1 SC, 1 SC into next SC, however rep from * to the end, skip tech (turning chain), CH 6, turn.
R3 – (CH 6 counts as 1TR, CH 2),skip 3 CH, * 1 SC into each of the next 3 DC **, CH 5, skip (3 CH, 1 SC and 3 CH);rep from * ending last rep at **, CH 2, skip 3 CH, 1 TR into last SC, skip TCH, CH 3, turn.
R4 – (CH 3 counts as 1 DC),skip 1st st, 1 DC into CH-2 space, * CH 3, skip next SC, 1 SC into next SC, CH 3,skip 1 SC **, 3 DC into next CH-5 arch;rep from * ending last rep at **, skip CH 1, 1 DC into each of next 2 CH of TCH, CH 1, turn
R5 – 1 SCinto 1st st, 1 SC into next st, * CH 5, skip (3 CH, 1 SC and 3 CH), 1 SC into each of the next 3 DC; rep from * to end, omitting 1 SC at the end of last rep, turn
FROM HERE you will repeat rows 2-5 until your work is the height you desire. For this shawl I used all of the 2 skeins I had.
For a size M-L I would suggest 3 – 4 skeins and for any of the XL sizes between 4 – 6. The choice it yours for how “wrap like” you would want to make it! You can always add on another skein.
Now I realize while reading through this pattern you might feel intimidated. I promise you, you CAN DO THIS! This pattern may seem scary and hard but it’s really not. I know if you go slowly you can get this done in no time!