Lupine Shawl CAL – Part 1

Welcome to the Lupine Shawl Crochet-Along! Over the next 7 weeks we will be making the beautiful Lupine Shawl.

I’ve separated the Lupine Shawl into 6 parts so it is easy to follow along and you won’t be so overwhelmed with making it.

In Part 1 we will go over all the supplies and information you’ll need to make the Lupine for yourself, because this is a project that you’ll want to keep. I’ll also give you instructions on how to do your gauge swatch.

Part 2 starts July 18th so you still have plenty of time to order your yarn and allow for shipping time.

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Supplies Needed

To make this beautiful triangle shawl you will need the following:

The Yarn

I worked with Joanna of High Desert Yarn on creating a special colorway specifically for this Crochet-Along. We threw so many ideas at each other. I think the end result is the perfect marriage of our ideas.

The Lupine Colorway gives me all the “summer” vibes. The purples, greens, and blues within the yarn make me think of fields of wildflowers along the road while taking a road-trip.

You can purchase the yarn needed for your own Lupine Shawl in the High Desert Yarn Etsy Shop.

Stitches Used

The Lupine Shawl used just a few stitches to make a wonder lacy summer shawl. They include the following:

  • Ch – Chain
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp(s) – Space(s)
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Str – Starting Treble Crochet
  • Tr – Treble Crochet

Stitch Definition:

Starting Treble Crochet – (also known as Long Chain Treble Crochet or Chainless Starting Treble Crochet.) Pull up your loop to the height of your usual Treble Crochet. Yarn over twice, insert into the 1st St, yarn over, pull through the Stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on the hook yarn over, pull through the remaining two loops on your hook.

I’ve enjoyed using the Chainless Starting Double Crochet from Tamara Kelly of Moogly in the past and it can easily be used for a Starting Treble Crochet.

Finished Size

The finished size of the Lupine Shawl is:

Before Blocking – 60” wide x 30” tall
After Blocking – 70″ wide x 35″ tall

Blocking your finished shawl helps open up the lace work and border. It looks just as nice without blocking.

Gauge

I had the following gauge when I made the Lupine Shawl:

20 Sts x 7 Rows of Tr = 4”

Swatch

Ch 35

Row 1.) Tr in 5th Ch from the hook (Ch4 counts as Tr) and each Ch across. (32)

Rows 2-10.) Turn, Str in first St, Tr in next St and St across. (32)

In the middle of the swatch you should have 20 Tr in 4″; 7 rows should also measure 4″.

By doing the gauge swatch you can get a little practice using the Str.

Your gauge doesn’t have to be EXACTLY the same. If it is slightly off, your final yardage and finished size will be different.

Pattern Notes

The following tips and information might be helpful when making your Lupine Shawl:

Written in US crochet terms.

Blocking finished shawl isn’t necessary but advised.

The Str can be substituted with a Ch 4.

A stitch count is provided at the end of each row.

I changed skeins every 5 rows to use the skeins evenly and to make any variations in the yarn to be less noticeable.

Part 2

Part 2 of the Lupine Shawl Crochet-Along is now available and we will cover the first section of the pattern.

Joanna and I made a fun playlist on Spotify for you to listen to while stitching up your Lupine Shawl.

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Tulip Dreams Pillow – Premium Pattern

Dream of tulip fields while on the couch or your nice and comfy bed with the Tulip Dreams Pillow. You can easily adjust the petal colors to fit your décor or your favorite colors.

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Plants With Yarn Blog Hop

Featured in the Plants With Yarn Blog Hop hosted by Juniper & Oakes. Each day in June 2022 you can download a free pdf of the featured pattern. All the pattern have a plant or flower on them, or can be used with your plants.

Plants With Yarn Pattern Bundle

If you’ve missed some of the past featured patterns or might forget to stop in daily for the daily download, you can purchase the pattern bundle. The Plants With Yarn Pattern Bundle features all 30 patterns that are featured in the event. There might even be a few upgrades that you don’t want to miss out on.

One of the featured patterns was the Striped Moss Plant Pot Cover that I had the pleasure of testing for Erin of Juniper & Oakes. Isn’t it beautiful?!

The Yarn

For the Tulip Dreams Pillow I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn from Michaels. I found that they had the best variety of colors and is relatively priced.

Loops & Threads� Impeccable? Yarn, Solid in Cherry | 4.5 oz | Michaels�

Supplies Needed

600 total yards worsted weight yarn
G/4.00mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Scissors
20-24oz Poli-Fil
Stitch Markers

Stitches & Abbreviations

Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
St(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Main Color
G – Green
C1 – Color 1
C2 – Color 2
C3 – Color 3

Impeccable? Solid Yarn by Loops & Threads� in Lavender | 4.5 oz | Michaels�

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: 20 Sts x 23 Rows = 4”

Finished Size: Approximately 15”x14”

Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

This is an “Advanced” pattern.

Approximate yardage needed:
MC – 550 Yards
Green – 20 Yards
C1 -15 Yards
C2 – 8 Yards
C3 –3 Yards

PDF has written pattern along with the graph used.

Pillow is written in all Single Crochets.

Helpful Tip: Make the back panel first.

Availability

You can purchase the pdf on Ravelry and Etsy.

As part of the Plants With Yarn Blog Hop you can get the Tulip Dreams Pillow pdf download for free using the coupon code found HERE.


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Josey’s Hug Preemie Blanket – Free Pattern

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Preemie Crochet Challenge

Featured in the 2022 Preemie Crochet Challenge hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet. For the month of June you can help support preemies and their families.

By accepting the free pdf download you are pledging to donate at least one made item from the featured pattern to a Preemie charity / organization / NICU / family of your choosing.

Get all the details about the challenge and other featured patterns HERE.

Preemie Crochet Challenge Pattern Bundle

You can also purchase the Preemie Crochet Challenge Pattern Bundle. The proceeds minus any fees will be donated to Project Sweet Peas and Bliss. You can read more about these charities in the main blog hop post.

The Yarn

I had partially used skeins of Lion Brand’s Pound Of Love in my stash so I decided to use it to make the Josey’s Hug Preemie Blanket.

The best part about buying such big skeins is that you could make more of the Preemie Crochet Challenge items for such a great price.

Josey’s Hug Preemie Blanket has been in the works for YEARS. I originally designed a larger version back before I was officially designing.

I plan on releasing larger sizes of the Josey’s Hug Blanket in the coming year, I just need time to actually make it.

Supplies Needed

300 total yards worsted weight yarn
I/5.50mm & J/6.00mm crochet hooks
Scissors
Measuring tape
Yarn needle

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Sc– Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet
Sldc – Starting Linked Double Crochet
Ldc – Linked Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
MC – Main Color
AC – Accent Color

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: 15 Stitches x 9 Rows = 4”

Finished Size: 18” wide x 22” tall

Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

Stitch definitions can be found below.

Approximate yardage used:
MC – 225 yards
AC – 75 yards

This is a great pattern to use up some of your partially used skeins.

I recommend doing a gauge swatch to get a handle on how do to the stitches correctly.

Stitch Definitions

Sldc – Starting Linked Double Crochet– Ch 2 and insert into the 2nd Ch from the hook. YO and pull up a loop. Insert into the first stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops). YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through the last two loops.

Ldc – Linked Double Crochet– Insert hook through the horizontal bar of the previous stitch, YO and pull up a loop. Insert hook into the next stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through last two loops.

Lhdc – Linked Half Double Crochet– Insert hook through the bottom leg (bar) of the previous stitch. YO and pull up a loop (2 loops). Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops), YO and pull through all three loops.

Gauge Swatch

With J Hook

In MC, Ch 16

1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. (15)

2.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (15)

3.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (15)

4.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (15)

5.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (15)

6.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (15)

7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (15)

8.) With AC, Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (15)

9.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (15)

Swatch should measuring approximately 4″ by 4″.

The Pattern 

With J/6.00mm Hook

In MC, Ch 66

1.) Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each Ch across. (65)

2.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

3.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

4.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

5.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

6.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

7.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

8.) With AC, turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

9.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

10.) With MC, turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

11.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

12.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

13.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

14.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

15.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

16.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

17.) With AC, turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

18.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

19.) With MC, turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

20.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

21.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

22.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

23.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

24.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

25.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

26.) With AC, turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

27.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

28.) With MC, turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

29.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

30.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

31.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

32.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

33.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

34.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

35.) With AC, turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

36.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

37.) With MC, turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

38.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

39.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

40.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

41.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

42.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

43.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

44.) With AC, turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

45.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St across. (65)

46.) With MC, turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

47.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

48.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

49.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

50.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

51.) Turn, Sldc in 1st St, Ldc in next St and each St across. (65)

52.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St and each St across. (65)

Move onto border.

Border

With I/5.00mm Hook

1.) Using MC, Turn, Ch 1, Sc evenly around with 3Sc in the corners. Join with a Sl St to 1st Sc.

2.) Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St around with 3Lhdc in the corners. Join with a Sl St to Lhdc.

3.) Using Ac, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St around with 3Lhdc in the corners. Join with a Sl St to Lhdc.

4.) Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, Lhdc in next St and each St around with 3Lhdc in the corners. Join with a Sl St to Lhdc.

Continue round 4 until desired.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Availability

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Use the coupon code available HERE as part of the 2022 Preemie Crochet Challenge to get this pdf download for FREE. Again, by accepting the free pdf download you are pledging to donate at least one made item from the featured pattern to a Preemie charity / organization / NICU / family of your choosing.


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Magnolia Market Tote – Premium Pattern

Are you in the market for a new bag pattern? Then you’re going to love the Magnolia Market Tote. This bag is perfect for your trip to the local farmer’s market or a day trip to the lake or beach.

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Summer Designer’s Picks Blog Hop

The Magnolia Market Tote was featured in the Summer Designer’s Picks Blog Hop.

The Event is hosted by these wonderful people:
Sarah from Ned & Mimi
Hanna from HanJan Crochet
Raelynn from Itchin’ For Some Stitchin’

Pattern Bundle

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Giveaway!

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The Yarn

WeCrochet provided the yarn for me to make the Magnolia Market Tote.  I decided to use Dishie and I absolutely love this yarn.  It is a pleasure to work with and it is my new favorite cotton yarn.

The colorways that I used were Linen (beige), Mushroom (brown), and Swan (white). For the color blocking effect I changed colors every 6 rounds. I was going for a more “earthly” feel with the colors.

I love the pattern so much but wanted a bright and summer colored bag so I made it again using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in colorway Tea Rose.

Supplies Needed

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Yarn needle
Scissors
Stitch markers
Measuring tape

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
RS – Right Side
Sc – Single Crochet
Sdc – Starting Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
WS – Wrong Side

Gauge & Finished Size(s)

Gauge: Rounds 1-4 = 4” diameter

Finished Size: 14” tall from bottom, 11” wide across

Pattern Notes

Written in American crochet terms.

The Sdc can be substituted with a Ch 3.

Worked in the round.

Bag height can be adjusted to preference.

Handle length can also be adjusted to desired length.

Each color block is 6 rounds.

Availability

You can purchase the Magnolia Market Tote on Ravelry and Etsy.

Love the Magnolia Market Tote?
Then you’ll love the Magnolia Top!


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