I’m so excited to be participating in the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop with Pattern Paradise this year. My pattern is the Victoriana Shawl, a beautiful, lacy, rectangular shawl that makes a bold statement by combining color blocking, thin stripes, and pretty lace stitches.
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A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Debbie from Murky Depths Dyeworks. Not only does she dye stunning yarns, but she also happens to live in my neighborhood! Debbie shared with me her process for dyeing yarn in small batches of twelve skeins.
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Today’s #HookedOnYarn2019 prompt is colorful. (Swipe through to get the full list of prompts for this National #Crochet Month Instagram challenge I’m co-hosting with @stitchesnscraps and @themarlybird.) I LOVE color. I don’t know if it’s the Cuban in me, but I especially love the types of colors I associate with the Caribbean look. These two skeins of #indiedyedyarn by @murkydepthsdyes combine the light pinks and purples of my comfort zone with an interesting dark grey. Working with #handdyed #yarn gives me an opportunity to explore truly unique colors, like these from Debbie at Murky Depths. By the way, these are the #indieyarnofthemonth for March, and I’m working on something special to share with you (in the form of a free crochet pattern, of course) in the next few weeks using these beautiful colors. What are your favorite colors for #crocheting? #undergroundcrafter #murkydepthsdyes #crochetersgonnacrochet #crochetersofig #crochetersoftheworld #instacrochet #crocheted #yarnlove #latinablogger #makersgonnamake #makerstrong
When Debbie and I met, she was on the way to show her yarn at a local yarn shop, so she had a wide assortment of colors. We were in a Starbucks, which doesn’t have perfect, true color lighting, and I wasn’t sure what to select. Debbie picked out the Scion and gave me a selection of multicolored yarns to match with it. It wasn’t until I was outside in natural lighting that I could tell that the colors actually coordinated. Not to worry, though. All of the multicolored Murky Depths Dyeworks yarns coordinate with the solids, so you can easily pick out the perfect combination of colors for your next project even if you don’t have Debbie on hand to help you out!
It took me a while to find the right stitch pattern to pair with this beautiful, hand-dyed yarn. I wanted this shawl to be really lacy, so I used this Pastiche Accessories Sunflower Crochet Hook that was several sizes larger than what is usually recommended for working with sock yarn.
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That moment when you the perfect combination of #yarn, hook, and stitch comes together… With @murkydepthsdyes Deep Sock and @noellelewisart #crochethook. #undergroundcrafter #indieyarn #indiedyedyarn #indieyarnofthemonth #murkydepthsdyes #pasticheaccessories #crochetersofig #crochetersofinstagram #crochetersoftheworld #crochetersofinsta #instacrochet #crocheting #crocheted #haken #ganchillo #crochetgirlgang #makerstrong #makersgonnamake #crochetersgonnacrochet
I also wanted to highlight the contrast between the lights and the darks in these colors, so I thought color blocking would be the way to go.
I added stripes along one side and worked a border around all the unworked edges.
It was supposed to be a gift for my mom… but it’s already in my daily rotation because I love how it turned out! (Sorry, Mom! It looks like you’re getting a store-bought gift this year.)
Don’t forget to head over to the Celebrate Mom Blog Hop home page to get links to the other 30 patterns in the blog hop and enter to win some great prizes!
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Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
Make a bold statement by combining color blocking and thin stripes in this lacy, rectangular shawl.
- Adult: 10” (25.5 cm) wide x 66” (167.5 cm) long after blocking.
- Murky Depths Dyeworks Deep Sock yarn (80% superwash Merino wool/20% nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g, 400 yd/366 m) – 1 skein each in Scion (CA) and The Brothers Grimm (CB), or approximately 400 yd (366 m) each in CA and CB in any super fine weight yarn.
- US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain pleasing drape. I used a Pastiche Accessories Sunflower Crochet Hook.
- Yarn needle.
- Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set, or locking stitch markers.
- Spray blocking supplies (pins, blocking board or mat, and spray bottle with cold water).
- Exact gauge is not critical for this project. Use a crochet hook that is several sizes larger than what is recommended for your yarn to create a pleasing drape.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- 2-dc-cl – 2 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
- 3-dc-cl – 3 double crochet cluster – [Yo, insert hook in designated st, yo and draw up a loop yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- picot – picot stitch – Ch 3, sk 2 ch, sl st to first ch. Moogly has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here. The pictured shawl uses the second picot method shown in the video.
- pm – place stitch marker
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
-  Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.
- () Repeat instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.
- Shiny Happy World has a helpful tutorial for crocheting on the underside of the foundation chain here.
- On the border, change colors in the last yarn over of the final stitch of a row or round. AllFreeCrochet has a helpful video about changing colors with this method.
- If you’re new to blocking, read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.
Color Block Section 1
- With CA, ch 48 (or any multiple of 10 sts, + 8 sts).
- Row 1: Turn, sk 5 ch (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), pm in third skipped ch, *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in second st on top of cluster group, ch 4, sk ch-4 sp, in next dc (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk ch-4 sp; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 sts remaining, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, dc in top of third ch.
- Rows 3-50: Rep Row 2, 48 times or until shawl measures approximately 30” (76 cm), or about half of desired finished length. Fasten off CA.
Color Block Section 2
- Begin working on the underside of the foundation chain for Color Block Section 1 (see Pattern Notes).
- Row 51: Join CB with sl st to marked st (third ch of first ch-5 of Row 1), ch 5 (counts as dc + ch-2 sp), *dc in next ch, ch 4, sk 4 ch, in next ch (3-dc-cl, ch 3, 2-dc-cl in third ch from hook, 3-dc-cl),** ch 4, sk 4 ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 3 ch remaining, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in last ch. (6 dc + 4 cluster groups + 2 ch-2 sp + 8 ch-4 sp)
- Rows 52-100: Rep Row 2, 49 times or until Color Block Section 2 has the same number of rows as Color Block Section 1. Do not fasten off CB.
- Stripe Row 1: (Right Side) Ch 1, turn to work along long edge of shawl, 3 sc in side of each row across. (You will end with a multiple of 6 sts)
- Stripe Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next st,** sk 2 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, dc in last st.
- Stripe Row 3: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st and change to CA (see Pattern Notes), fasten off CB.
- Stripe Row 4: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st.
- Stripe Row 5: Rep Stripe Row 4, pm1 in last st. Do not fasten off CA.
- Turn to work along short edge, begin working in the round.
- Round 1: With Right Side facing, ch 1, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, sc in side of next row, working along final Row of Color Block Section, sc in dc, [sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch, sc in dc, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along long edge, 3 sc in side of each row across long edge to last row, 7 sc in ch-5 sp, turn to work along short edge, [sc in next dc, sc in next 4 ch, sc in first st of cluster group, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next st of cluster group, sc in last st of cluster group, sc in next 4 ch] 4 times, sc in next dc, sc in next 2 ch, sc in side of next row, 3 sc in side of each of next 4 rows, pm2 in last sc, join with sl st to first sc, fasten off CA.
- Border Row 1: With Right Side facing, join CB with sl st to first marked st, ch 3 (counts as dc), *sk 1 st, (dc, picot, dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in second marked st. Fasten off CB.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.
- Spray block shawl (see Pattern Notes) to open up lace.