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It sure has been a while! But I am back and I have a few projects to show you over the next few months 🙂 The first thing I want to show you is a pineapple shawl I made over the last few week; perfect for the summer!
I made this one out of my leftover blue stash of yarn, but you can make it in any colour you want.
Let’s get crocheting,
All crochet patterns and terms I use are in UK, but if you want them in US then check out this handy stitch converter.
- DK yarn in various blues – I’m still using Stylecraft DK yarn that I got in my order from Deramores =D
- 3mm hook
- Embroidery or Darning needle ( for weaving in ends )
- Treble Crochet (tc)
- Double Treble Crochet (dtc)
- Half Treble Crochet (htc)
- Quintuple Treble Crochet (qtc) – yarn over hook 5 times, insert hook into stitch below, yo and pull through (7 loops), yo hook and pull through 2 loops ( 5 loops); repeat process until you have 1 loop left on hook.
- Slip stitch (sl st)
- Double Crochet (dc)
- Whip stitch
length (measure from shoulder to shoulder + 10 inches) = 27 inches
height (measure from shoulder to shoulder) = 17 inches
For the main part of this blanket you will need to follow MyPicot for her tutorial on the pineapple lace stitch. I started with a chain of 203 and repeated the pattern until I reached the desired height. If you want to finish the pattern then you will just have a slightly longer shawl, which will still be fine.
Once you have finished the pineapple shawl pattern, you should have what looks like a blanket in the dimensions noted in the Gauge section. To turn this blanket into the shawl, you will need to lay the blanket out flat and fold in the corners like below.
Before you join the arms up with a simple whip stitch, you can do a simple border around the shawl. To do this I just crocheted a simple htc border all around. Now you are ready to join up the arms with a whip stitch, starting from the outside working in. I joined approximately 1/3 of the arm together; you can join more or less depending on how tight you would like arms to be.
After that, you should have a gorgeous shawl to wear with dresses on summer evenings!
I hope you guys like it! Just a short simple post to get started again, but there is plenty more to come!