Crochet Pattern: Journey Shawl

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf. The muted colors reminded me of a sandy beach with gentle waters. If you didn’t get to experience such a beach this summer, be transported on a mini vacation (in your mind) whenever you wear the Journey Shawl. I’ll also be sharing a giveaway for your chance to win some of this beautiful, Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn, so read on for details.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Sweet Georgia.

I have always lovingly caressed the Sweet Georgia yarns on display at my local yarn shop, Knitty City, so when I got the chance to try out Tough Love Sock yarn for myself, I was pretty excited.

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.Because these yarns are hand dyed, I was open to suggestions for yarn pairings since I know that computer screens don’t always display colors accurately. I will admit that this combo was slightly out of my comfort zone. Once the yarn arrived, though, I was pretty excited.

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.Perhaps a little too excited? I started and stopped several shawl ideas for this yarn. The yarn is so special that I wanted to make something worthy of its beauty!

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.But, then Kathy from ELK Studio (an extremely talented crochet shawl designer, by the way) reminded me that a simple design might let the yarn shine even more. I realized I was psyching myself out by trying to create an overly complicated project because the Tough Love Sock yarn was so pretty.

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.I went back to basics and started with a traditional half-square granny triangle. I added in some solid rows, asymmetrical color changes, and a pretty border to make things a little more interesting.

One of the great things about sock yarn shawls is that they’re so lightweight and portable.

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.This shawl is easy to pack into your bag in case it gets chilly, or even to wear as a (not-too-bulky) triangle scarf.

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.Read on for the pattern, and if you’re here before September 1, 2017, don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the pattern, too.

If you make your own Journey Shawl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Journey Shawl

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Journey Shawl in Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn by Underground Crafter | Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.

Take a peaceful journey with this beginner-friendly triangular shawl, which is also lightweight enough to wear as a triangular scarf.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 49” (124.5 cm) wingspan x 27” (86.5 cm) spine after blocking.

Materials

  • Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn (80% Merino wool/20% nylon, 4 oz/115 g/425 yd/389 m) – 2 skeins each in Biscuit (CA) and Jasmine (CB), or approximately 504 yd (461 m) in each of 2 colors in any super fine weight yarn.
  • US Size F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 24 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat the instructions following the asterisk as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes


Pattern Instructions

Shawl

  • With CA, ch 4, sk 3 ch, join with sl st to next ch to form ring.
  • Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, dc) in ring. Place stitch marker in ch-2 sp.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in marked ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 1) in ch-1 sp, dc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 4, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp] across to marked ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, [(3 dc, ch 1) in next ch-1 sp] across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Rows 4-10: Rep Row 3, 7 times. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 11: Turn, join CB with standing dc in first st, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc] across to marked ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, [dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] across to last st, dc in last st.
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 3, dc in ea st across to marked ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in ea st across. Fasten off CB.
  • Row 13: Turn, join CA with standing dc in first st, ch 1, 3 dc in next st, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] across to marked ch-2 sp, (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, [ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st] across to last st, ch 1, dc in last st.
  • Rows 14-22: Rep Row 3, 9 times. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 23-24: Rep Rows 11-12.
  • Row 25: Rep Row 13.
  • Rows 26-34: Rep Row 3, 9 times. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 35-36: Rep Rows 11-12.
  • Row 37: Rep Row 13. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 38: Rep Row 13, joining CB instead of CA.
  • Rows 39-47: Rep Row 3, 9 times, Fasten off CB.

Border

  • Row 1: Turn, join CA with sl st to first st, ch 1, sc in same st and next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in ch-1 sp] across to marked ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc) twice in ch-2 sp, place marker in last ch-3 sp, [ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in ch-1 sp] across to last st, sc in last st.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, sc in next st] across to marked ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, place marker in ch-2 sp, [sc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp] across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Fasten off CA.
  • Row 3: Turn, join CB with sl st to first st, ch 1, sc in same st and next st, [sk next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next st, sc in next st] across to 3 sts before marked ch-2 sp, (sk 3 sts, 5 dc, ch 2, 5 dc, sk 3 sts) in ch-2 sp, [sc in next st, sk next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next st] across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts. Fasten off CB.

Finishing

© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/08/25/crochet-pattern-journey-shawl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Journey Shawl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Giveaway

The nice folks at Sweet Georgia also provided me with two extra skeins of Tough Love Sock yarn (one skein each in Biscuit and Jasmine) to share with one lucky reader! This giveaway is open to readers with mailing addresses in the United States, except where prohibited by law. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, September 1, 2017. One winner will be chosen at random from the entries submitted via the Rafflecopter widget. The winner will receive 2 skeins of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn, courtesy of Sweet Georgia and Underground Crafter. Good luck!

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2014 Crocheter’s Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about gifts for others – and for ourselves. I’ll be sharing a series of gift guides for crocheters, starting with today’s edition: Yarn Club Memberships and CSA Shares.

Yarn club memberships and CSA shares are gifts that keep on giving. For the next month, or season, or year, the recipient will receive a delightful package of yarn in the mail, sometimes even including a pattern. These gifts are also great for knitters. (If you’re looking for options for spinners, many of the companies in the gift guide also have a fiber or roving option.)

So what are yarn clubs and yarn CSA anyway?

Yarn clubs are subscription services for yarn lovers. Many yarn clubs operate on a mystery model, where the exact yarn and/or colorway isn’t revealed until the package is received. Some yarn clubs are organized by a single yarn company and include exclusive colorways or first releases of a new yarn; others are coordinated by one company and include yarn from several dyers, spinners, or manufacturers.

CSA is an abbreviation for community supported agriculture. (You can read a brief but interesting history of CSA in the United States here.) Members buy a share of a farm’s fiber or yarn production in advance, which allows the farmer to plan and budget and also gives the share holder the opportunity to get to know more about how the yarn was produced and the animals that contribute to the yarn. CSA yarn is sometimes undyed, in which case it would also make a great gift for a dyer.

I should mention that I haven’t participated in any of these yarn clubs or CSA programs in the past, but they look like a lot fun! I’ve compiled a list of 5 yarn clubs and 5 yarn CSA programs that are still open for 2015.

5 Yarn Clubs Accepting 2015 Subscriptions

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Ladybug Fiber Company: Self-Striping Sock Club (3 Month Subscription)

  • Shipments: 3 – January 2015, February 2015, and March 2015
  • Yarn: 1 of 6 different superwash wool blend sock yarn bases are hand dyed each month
  • Cost: $95
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

stitchjones: Yarnageddon 2015

  • Shipments: 4 – March 2015, June 2015, September 2015, and December 2015
  • Yarn: Each package contains hand dyed yarn (in a colorway inspired by the Beatles) accompanied by an original pattern, PLUS a yarn alternate or fiber selection, PLUS a special themed gift
  • Cost: $210
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Sundara Yarn: The Happiness Yarn Club

  • Shipments: 3 – January 2015, March 2015, and May 2015
  • Yarn: Hand dyed Sundara Yarn, 8 skeins, 2050 yards, DK Angora (angora/wool blend), Worsted Silky Alpaca (alpaca/silk blend), and Sport Silk (100% silk)
  • Cost: $310.50 (6 monthly payments of $51.75)
  • Deadline for sign up/order: Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. PT

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

sweetgeorgia: Sock Yarn Club

  • Shipments: 3 – January 2015, February, 2015, March 2015
  • Yarn: Approximately 4 oz (113 g)/375-425 yards (343-389 m) each month of a unique colorway of sweetgeorgia sock yarn (exclusive for at least 1 year) in wool or wool blend
  • Cost: $105
  • Deadline for sign up/order: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 or when supplies run out

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Yarnbox: Classic Crochet Gift Subscription

  • Shipments: Monthly (3 and 6 month packages available)
  • Yarn: Customizable by weight and color
  • Cost: $39.95/month – $215.70/6 months
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

5 Yarn CSA Offering 2015 Shares

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Feederbrook Farm (Maryland): 2015 CSA Membership

  • Shipments: Ships late August, 2015
  • Yarn: Wool – 6 skeins of natural colored or organically hand dyed, locally milled 2 ply DK yarn (approximately 260 yards) from Bluefaced Leicester sheep
  • Cost: $175
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Foxfire Fiber and Designs at Springdelle Farm (Massachusetts): Sheep Shares CSA

  • Shipments: Spring Share ships in June 2015
  • Yarn: Cormo Flock Sock (90% Cormo wool/10% Bombyx Silk), 220 yards (approx. 2.2 oz) skeins in 3-ply, fingering weight
  • Cost: undyed: 2 skeins/$48; 4 skeins/$90; dyed 2 skeins/$52; 4 skeins/$98
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Grand View Farm (Vermont): 5 CSA Options

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

 

Juniper Moon Farm (Virginia): 2015 Colored Flock CSA

 

  • Shipments: Ships September 2015
  • Yarn: Varies from year to year with an average of 6 skeins of worsted or dk weight yarn in a full share
  • Cost: $125
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

Underground Crafter's 2014 Crocheter's Gift Guide: Yarn Club Memberships & CSA Shares

Where the Rooster Crows (Montana): Shetland/Romney Wool

  • Shipments: 1, late summer 2015
  • Yarn: A variety of natural colored wool yarn in whites, browns, blacks and gray, typically 12- 16 skeins.
  • Total Cost: $150
  • Deadline for sign up/order: open

If you’d like to find more yarn clubs and yarn CSA programs, I have a Pinterest board devote to this theme. Many of these open up at different points during the year and aren’t accepting new subscriptions or shareholders now.

Follow Underground Crafter’s board Yarn Clubs & Fiber CSAs on Pinterest.

NaBloPoMo

I’m participating in BlogHer’s National Blog Post Month (also known as NaBloPoMo) by blogging daily through November, 2014.