Today’s the day! Stashaway has been published on Ravelry here.
As promised the written pattern is below, so you don’t have to purchase the pattern to join the CAL (although if you want to support my work it costs only £1). It can be made in any yarn but I used 4ply which gives a lovely drape. So far I have made 2 – one using some precious stash from Triskelion and Nimu in blues and greens and the other using some Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in yellow through to red. The sizes varied because I used less yarn in the Sweet Georgia – 480m rather than almost 600m. Here they both are:
The blue/green version was the most fun because I played with stripes and that is what will make the CAL fun – I can’t wait to see what colours and stripes you all choose! It came out at about 180cm by 35cm (71″ by 14″). The yellow to red version was made by using all the colours in order, forming 5 broad stripes. It came out at 157cm by 33cm (62″ by 13″).
My CAL will use this yarn:
Yes, I couldn’t resist doing a few rows this morning! I haven’t decided on my stripes fully but I will use one full skein of the lavender (that’s 50g) before starting the stripes, so I have a while before deciding.
I guess I’ve whetted your appetite enough and you want the pattern now! Ok, here it is:
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch – chain
htr – half treble (half double crochet in US terms)
Yes only 2 stitches!
Row 1: 3ch (counts as 1ch, 1htr), 1htr in 3rd ch from hook, turn [2sts]
Row 2: 2ch (counts as 1htr), 1htr in st at base of 2ch, 1htr in top of 2ch, turn [3sts]
Row 3: 1ch (does not count as st), miss 1st st, 1htr in next st, 2htr in next (last) st, turn [3sts]
Row 4: 2ch (counts as 1htr), 1htr in st at base of 2ch, 1htr in each st to end, turn [4sts]
Row 5: 1ch (does not count as st), miss 1st st, 1htr in next and each to last st, 2htr in last st, turn [4sts]
Row 6: 2ch (counts as 1htr), 1htr in st at base of 2ch, 1htr in each st to end, turn [5sts]
Rows 5 and 6 form the pattern and are repeated until your shawl is the desired size.
Use a hook size slightly larger than you would use for the yarn weight – for example try 3.5mm with 4ply/fingering/sock yarn or 4.5mm for DK yarn.
Just keep changing the stripes of yarn as you go, and keep sharing photos on Facebook and Ravelry.
On your hooks……go!
Happy crocheting xx
NOTE: pattern and photographs ©Valerie Bracegirdle 2019