Welcome to the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL! If you’re just joining in, you can find the free pattern here in Crochetvolution. Ravelry members can join our CAL chat here. Our tag is 2013PFEcal.
I’m making my second shawl striped using Galler Yarns Inca Eco in Denim and Raspberry.
You can read more about why I chose this yarn here, but the great news about the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is that it’s a recipe pattern, so you can use any weight of yarn to make the shawl.
As people start their shawls, I wanted to share a few tips.
- The Pineapples for Everyone Shawl is worked in rows.
- Although it’s a triangular shawl, you only crochet along the two shorter sides until the edging. (The edging will finish off the long edge so the shawl will have a neater appearance.)
- Crocheters might find it easier to keep track of the center shell by using a removable stitch marker. You should take this marker out and move it up each row. (You can also use a piece of scrap yarn as a stitch marker.)
If you’d like to follow along with the CAL schedule (listed below), I’ll be working one week ahead and sharing progress pictures. You’re free to crochet at your own pace during the CAL, but to be eligible for prizes, you’ll need to post a picture of your finished shawl by March 29.
Here are pictures of the first 8 rows of my new version. You will work one pineapple on each side during these rows.
As you can see, the long edge will look a little wobbly at this point. Don’t worry, because after you add the edging and block the shawl, the long edge will be nice and straight.
I’ll be back next week to show you the steps for the first repeat. I’m looking forward to seeing your shawls!
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