If you’re like me, you are in a constant battle with your stash. My Scraptastic Shawlette with Crochet Button is the perfect stashbuster, and it can easily be resized from a small shawlette into a jumbo shawl. I made the sample with 500 yards of medium weight yarn, but you can use any type of yarn with an appropriate hook. The pattern is a customizable recipe and the crochet button ensures a fashionable closure, no matter how short or long it is!
The CAL officially kicks off today, on Friday, April 4, 2014, and will run through Sunday, May 11, 2014, which happens to be Mother’s Day in the U.S. You might even want to make a shawl(ette) for your Mom!
The CAL runs for 6 weeks not because the shawl(ette) takes so long to make (actually, I made the sample in one day), but because I want to give everyone a chance to finish and take pictures to enter the giveaway!
Ravelry members can go straight to this thread in the Underground Crafter group for chat during the CAL. Post a picture of your finished shawl(ette) there by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, May 11 for your chance to win some awesome crochet goodies. Each finished shawl(ette) pictured counts as one giveaway entry. If you use entirely stash yarn, I’ll even give you an extra entry to encourage some spring cleaning! If you’re not on Ravelry, you can share your picture on the Underground Crafter Facebook page or Tweet it to me at @ucrafter.
I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I’m making my next version with these two sock yarns that I received in swaps. The colors go great together, and I’m looking forward to having my own lightweight shawl in time for summer.
Let me know if you’re joining in – I’d love to see what you come up with!