Indigo Waves Crochet Shawl download the Free pattern

Crochet Shawl projects are usually quick to finish. Sometimes they could be a small ‘shawlette’ in an asymmetric shape, or sometimes a larger wraparound shawl in a triangular shape.

 

 

My latest Crochet Shawl.

My latest completed project is a cross between the two and took ages to complete.It is like a very wide scarf with a fringe. I prefer this shape, why? Because I usually wear a shawlette like a scarf, then become too hot and you dont need a wrap/shawl with central heating.

This one is intended for wearing in the car on those frosty mornings, or for wearing whilst sipping wine, sitting outside the pub on a fresh autumn evening.

 

A Crochet Shawl Story.

Everything has a story these days and my latest scarf/shawl is no exception. A happy accident as all the best things are, inspired of course by a mix of instagram and Kat Goldin’s beautiful shawl books.

 


I decided on a combo of stitches for the whole shawl/scarf and decided to make it wide and keep it short. with fringes on either end.


 

At that time, I was feeling creatively blocked and overwhelmed by all the beautiful work I was seeing on my instagram feed. I was also trying out Kat’s clever stitches from two of her books and failing miserably.I could not concentrate. I had too many projects on the go and needed to de-clutter my head and keep it simple.

 

 

I decided on a combo of stitches for the whole shawl/scarf and decided to make it wide and keep it short, with fringes on either end. I wanted to have blocks of colour in all the same hue of blue.

 

The Fibre Company

I wanted a beautiful natural yarn (who doesn’t?)

Thanks to instagram and also to Kate from a Playful Day I discovered The Fibre Company

A quote from the site…

“…The Fibre Co.’s story began in 2003 in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine, USA with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fibre and owner/founder Daphne Marinopoulos’ vision of creating yarns that she couldn’t find on the retail shelves. From these humble beginnings to today’s global brand now based in the United Kingdom, we work with a variety of producers and artisans to continue creating yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker…” 

 

Crochet Shawl Needs a Name plus the Free pattern

The Yarn

Their yarn is truly breathtaking. I chose Luma:  in stunning colours of blue and grey aka: Ciel, Grigio, Aizome and Breton. The colour palette for this yarn is soft and subtle, but also clean and bright.

Yarn weight: DK   Skein weight: 50 g
Fibre: 
50% Merino wool, 25% organic cotton, 15% linen, 10% silk
Length: 
125 m / 137 yds per 50 g hank

I used a 4mm hook size and approximately 8-9 skeins (forgive me it was so long ago and I lost my notes in a wine spill, that will teach me, eh?)

 

Crochet Shawl Needs a Name plus the Free pattern

 

The name of this Crochet Shawl?

Hmmm, over to you for that one I simply cannot decide! Leave me a suggestion in the comments?

The Photos

I met up with the delightful Kate of A Playful Day for a quick photo shoot in Wareham, and look at the results aren’t the pics she snapped of my Shawl delightful. Huge thanks to Kate, Im hoping to catch her again later in the year for one of my outfit posts.

The Pattern

This is a stitch combo, in alternate rows that works very well together to form this textured weave pattern.

(I am not claiming to have designed this stitch myself)

There is a PDF for you to download at the end of this post if you wish to see how I hooked this simple shawl.

 

 


 Free Pattern!

Simply click the link below and hit ‘save’ to download my Indigo Waves Shawl scarf

Just leave me a comment if you do, sort of like a thank you !?

Indigo Waves shawl Scarf free crochet pattern click to Download

 


I really hope you have a go at making this shawl scarf let me know how you get on, if you do?

Update to add: I have had a lovely suggestion from a friend on instagram to name this project Indigo Waves!

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Bestest wishes to you and yours

 

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8 Comments

  1. janet
    23rd September 2017 / 13:04

    I would call it delve in the deep blue sea

    • 25th September 2017 / 11:55

      Thanks Janet that is a brilliant suggestion!
      best ashley

  2. 10th September 2017 / 22:31

    I admire how clever you are at this crochet malarkey. But I admire even more how you find the time to do such a project! Tell me your secret?

    Laurie xx

    • 11th September 2017 / 13:38

      Haha I do it whilst watching Tv and sipping wine, I can never sit still and do nothing!
      bestest
      Ashley xx

  3. 10th September 2017 / 21:54

    This shawl is stunning. And so interesting to read about your design process.
    How about a name to do with cats eyes? The holes in the pattern repeat kind of remind me of them!

    • 11th September 2017 / 13:39

      Ah yes that is a very cool idea Dora!
      Thanks so much for your contribution!
      bestest
      Ashley
      x

  4. 9th September 2017 / 20:36

    It is so beautiful! My grandmother us to crochet and was excellent at it! If only I picked up her skills!

    • 9th September 2017 / 21:29

      thank you my Mum taught me to crochet and my Grandmother knitted!
      best
      Ashley
      x