I’ve been working on this scarf for months. I found the yarn in my local store ‘t Spoeltje, here in Almere Haven (it’s Parrot, by Hjertegarn) and I love it because I’m such a magpie in that I LOVE bright colours and love variegated yarns. But it sat there for ages, not becoming anything. I do that. I buy yarn because it’s pretty, but have no project in mind. Eventually I decided to try making a triangle shawl. I stumbled across a pattern somewhere on the internet, but couldn’t follow it properly, so kind of just tried my best and made it up a bit as I went along. Then the pattern disappeared, and I have no idea where to find it again. Luckily it was very simple to figure out from what I’d already done.
It went on for a while. I’d work on a few rows, then put it back in the cupboard. For about six months. But this week I decided to finish it off. I was coming to the end of the ball of yarn, so decided to create a trim for it. Man. What a task. Because I had no pattern, I had no idea how it should be finished off. I had no stitch count, and I honestly couldn’t be bothered trying to figure out some fancy trim. And googling “crochet trim” is a disaster. There are way too many options, my head just exploded.
So in the end, I decided to just leave it. I quite liked the plain effect as the shawl is so colourful anyway I didn’t think it would be missed.
But then, I decided I didn’t like it that much. My husband didn’t like it either. So what was I going to do with it? Well, first I had to block it. I had never blocked anything before, because I tend to make amigurumis and normal scarves, nothing that needs the extra effort to block. But, I had some Eucalan Wrapture wool wash as a sample from a previous yarn order, so I washed it and pinned it out to dry.
Then I had to wait. And wait. For a day! I decided when I looked down at the blocked piece that I really liked it after all. The colours worked out beautifully, and it is perfect for Spring. Plus the yarn was going to be deliciously soft with the Angora blend.
This morning it was dry, so I unpinned it and promptly started wearing it. I may never take it off, actually.
Now I’m being asked for the pattern. It’s far too complicated to write out, so I’ve smashed out a chart.
Just keep crocheting until you either 1. get to the size you want, or 2. run out of yarn like I did!
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I have a REALLLY hard time reading charts. Are there written instructions for this pattern as well?
Hey, there’s a link to the original pattern at the bottom of this post: https://missneriss.com/2014/05/01/spring-shawl-more-beautiful-than-ever/
Hi. Beautiful design and I love the chart. I know how difficult it can be to chart out a pattern, and you have done a great job. I look forward to making this.
I love the scarf but there’s no way I can interpret your pattern. I’m really sorry for that too. Is the yarn varigated or did you use a ball of each of those colors? I may just get me some yarn and find a pattern elsewhere. Thanks for the nice idea tho.
I am loving this shawl!!!
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If you ever do manage to get a written pattern done for this please please please let me know. I just can’t seem to understand charts unless the written is with it and I’d just love to try and make this beautiful piece.
Hi Dez, it was this pattern that actually forced me to learn how to read charts. Honestly, the pattern was absolute gobbledygook. There’s a link to the original pattern at the bottom of this post: https://missneriss.com/2014/05/01/spring-shawl-more-beautiful-than-ever/ Once you understand what to do, it’s a matter of rinse and repeat. Really, very simple. Good luck!
Hi – I love the scarf. I can follow the rest of the pattern, but I’m having trouble sorting out what the first row is – am I supposed to chain 4 and work into the first chain, or am I supposed to chain a ring, join, and work into that?
Thanks so much for any help you can offer.
It’s lovely, isn’t it? I worked into the chain, I didn’t make a circle first. Good luck, feel free to message for more info if you like!
The scarf is just the kind I like but my chart interpretation is less perfect. I have read articles on how to read charts and have worked from them successfully too; however, I just haven’t been able to make it work 😦 I would love for it to be formally re-written and or written out in words. Maybe a crochet angel with time available will appear. 🙂
I too really struggle with charts, but this one is just too difficult to make sense of when it’s written long hand. Seriously, I had to learn how to read a chart for this one.
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So glad you blocked it, it looks amazing.xx
I’m so happy with the end result, it looks so much better. Now I’m just not sure what to do with it!