Whether you’re a pineapple pro or you’re just a wee bit scared by crochet lace…
If you have a shawl for every day of the week or you’ve yet to take the shawl plunge…
I’m inviting all crocheters to join the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL!
The Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is my latest free pattern, available in the Spring, 2013 issue of Crochetvolution here. It’s a shawl “recipe” that allows you to customize the size of your finished shawl (or shawlette).
The version shown here was made with 3 skeins of Galler Yarns Inca Eco, an organic cotton yarn dyed with low-impact, environmentally friendly dye. It’s a thick and thin yarn, so it covers up those little boo boos you might make if it’s your first time crocheting pineapples. Since this is a recipe pattern, you can size it up or down and gauge isn’t critical. (However, if you’re working with a different gauge, I can’t predict how much yarn you might need for your desired size.)
If you need a little more support with crocheting the shawl, each week I’ll be sharing progress pictures as I make my second, striped version.
Or you can just dive into crocheting at any point during the CAL! I’ve shared a schedule below, but of course you can crochet at your own pace, and you can make your shawl larger or smaller. To be entered in the giveaway, you must share a picture of your completed shawl by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 29. More details about prizes will be available in March.
Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL Schedule
Friday, February 22: Laying down the foundation: Rows 1-8
Friday, March 1: The first repeat: Rows 9-14
Friday, March 8: The second repeat: Rows 15-20
Friday, March 15: The third repeat: Rows 21-26
Friday, March 22: Finishing off: Edging and blocking
If you’d like to crochet your shawl in Inca Eco, too, you can find a list of most of the yarn shops that carry it here, and if your LYS doesn’t stock it, I’m selling kits to make the shawlette size in the picture in my Etsy shop here.
And if you’re new to shawls and need some styling tips, I recommend these tutorials:
- The Wife Knits - How to Wear a Shawl Part I and Part II
- Elizabeth Hall – How to Wear the Triangle Scarf Trend
- Lion Brand Yarn – Styling Makes All the Difference: How One Project Can Be Worn Many Ways
- Scarves Dot Net – Cape Wrap, Muffler, Muffler II, and Sarong
I’m looking forward to crocheting together!