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 will be available starting July 18th 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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Springtime Crochet Blog Hop 2022

Welcome to the annual Springtime Crochet Blog Hop hosted by Crochets By Trista!

This year’s line up of patterns was amazing, just you wait to see!

A list of the participating designers can be found below.

How It Worked

From March 1st through the 20th you could have enjoyed a FREE PDF download from the daily featured designer.

20 Crochet Patterns Perfect For Spring

Below you will find the featured pattern for the day along with links to their social media accounts. When on their blogs give them a follow and sign up for their emails to find out special deals and upcoming releases.

Day 1

Featured design, Key West Market Tote, comes from Me ‘n’ My Hook.

Day 2

Featured pattern for the day is the Viola Puff Bag from Simply Melanie Jane.

Day 3

Featured today is the Simple Mesh Mug Rug from Juniper & Oakes.

Day 4

Today’s featured design is the Hydrangea Pillow from E’Claire Makery.

Day 5

The featured design for today is the Berries and Mint Infinity Scarf from Lakeview Cottage Kids.

Day 6

Today’s featured pattern is the Celestial Mountain Sling Bag from Valzies Boutique.

Day 7

Today’s featured design is one of my own. It’s the Rays Of Sunshine Dishcloth that is also free to view.

Day 8

Today’s featured pattern is Suzy The Baby Chick from Creative Snugglies Designs.

Day 9

Today’s featured pattern is a beautiful asymmetrical Sashay Shawl from Made By Gootie.

Day 10

Today I’m featuring the Rays Of Sunshine Coaster.

Day 11

Today’s featured pattern is the Solome Shopping Tote from Pam’s Cozy Corner.

Day 12

The featured pattern today is the gorgeous Claire Crop Top from Carroway Crochet.

Day 13

Today’s featured pattern is the Plant Purgatory Wall Hanging from Classy Lady Yarnworks.

Day 14

The featured pattern today is the Arvensis Pot Holder from High Desert Yarn.

Day 15

Today’s featured pattern is the Boho Spring Wall Hanging from Wheat State Wool Co..

Day 16

Today’s featured pattern is the Ava Placemat & Coaster Set from Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Did you know that its also part of the collection?

Day 17

Today’s featured pattern is the Wheelwright Wrist Warmers from Cosy Rosie UK.

Day 18

Today’s featured design is the Brinley Hair Scarf from Through The Loop Yarn Craft

Day 19

Today’s featured pattern is the Easy Breezy Head Warmer from Fosbas Designs.

Day 20 (The Last Day)

Closing out the Springtime Crochet Blog Hop is the Rays Of Sunshine Hand Towel from Crochets By Trista.

Thank you for joining us the last 3 weeks and enjoying the Spring Time Crochet Blog Hop as much as you did!


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Pearl Headband – Free Crochet Pattern

You will love this textured headband. You can use it to keep your ears warm in the winter or you can use it to keep your hair out of your face while doing your daily skin care routine.

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Gifts of the Season Blog Hop

Featured in the Gifts of the Season Blog Hop hosted by Christina of Creative Snugglies Designs. From November 1st through the 20th 2021 you can a free pdf download of an amazing gift for the holiday season.

If you’ve missed any of the featured patterns you have the option to purchase the pattern bundle for only $14.99.

Made With A Twist

This pattern can also be found on the Made With A Twist blog as a guest post. This was my first guest post and was released in April of 2020. You can find it HERE.

The Yarn

The yarn that I originally used was Brava Sport from We Crochet but you can use any comparable sport weight/baby weight yarn.

Supplies Needed

Approximately 90-100 yards Brava Sport or comparable #3 weight yarn
Measuring Tape
I/5.5mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

Stitches Used

  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • RS – Right Side
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Tr – Treble Crochet
  • WS – Wrong Side

Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

It’s easier to sew the closure if you’ve already woven in your beginning tail.

A picture tutorial has been included for the closure.

Before the closure, the item might have a slight slant.  This is unnoticeable in the finished item.

Availability

An ad-free PDF can be purchased on Ravelry and Etsy.

The Pattern

Ch 17

Row 1.) Hdc in 2nd Ch from the hook and each Ch across. (16) RS

Row 2.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St, *Sk 1, (Tr, Sc) in next St* repeat across until last St, Hdc in last St. (16) WS

Row 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Hdc in 1st St and across. (16)

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until approximately 20” ending with a row 3. Move on to closure.

Closure:

With WS facing, fold in half to form a V (pearls will be on the inside).  Interlock the V’s within each other and with a 10” tail sew ends together as shown below.  [Different colors used to show more detail]

Finish off and weave in ends.


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Incredible Face Scrubby – Free Crochet Pattern

Update your skincare routine with the all new Incredible Face Scrubby pattern. I know that I needed to do better with having to wear a mask regularly while out in public and having to use hand sanitizers that dry out my skin.

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The Rooted Beauty items pictured above are:

  • Purifying De-puffing Eye Gel
  • Purifying Detox Scrub
  • Purifying Facial Cleanser
  • Purifying Daily Moisturizer
  • Purifying Refresh Mist

All these items can be purchased through Grove.Co and you can currently get a FREE Mrs. Meyers gift set too!

The Yarn

For the Incredible Face Scrubby I used I Love This Cotton! from Hobby Lobby but you could also use the following as a great alternative:

Paintbox Yarns – Cotton Aran
We Crochet/Knit Picks – Dishie
Lion Brand Yarns – 24/7 Cotton
Premier – Home Cotton (Available on Lovecrafts and Michael’s)

Supplies

You will need the following items:

Stitches Used

The following stitches and abbreviations are used to make the Incredible Face Scrubby:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Tr – Treble Crochet

Pattern Notes

Finished Size is approximately 3.5″ across through the middle of the scrubby.

Written in US crochet terms.

Worked in the round.

Worked in 2 pieces and then sewn together.

Leave a long tail to help when connecting the two pieces of the face scrubbies.

Availability

You can purchase the ad-free digital download on Ravelry and Etsy.

Get the matching washcloths too! You can view the Jovial Washcloth pattern for free using the button below.

The Pattern

Round 1.) 10 Sc in MC, connect to 1st Sc with Sl St. (10) RS

Round 2.) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St and each St around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (20) WS

Round 3.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st St, 2Sc in next St, *Sc in next St, 2Sc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (30) RS

Round 4.) Turn, Ch 1, (Sc, Tr) in 1st St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, *(Sc, Tr) in next St, Sk next St, (Sc, Tr) in next St, * repeat around. Join with a Sl St to 1st St. (40) WS

Round 5.) Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st 3 Sts, 2Sc in next St, *Sc in next 3 Sts, 2Sc in next St, * repeat around. Join with Sl St to 1st St. (50) RS

Finish off, leave a 10” long tail on 2nd scrubby.  Weave in the ends of the 1st scrubby and start of the 2nd scrubby. 

With RS facing out, mattress stitch both face scrubbies together using the long tail left from 2nd scrubby.

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Snuggly Triangle Scarf

You’re going to stay nice and warm with the Snuggly Triangle Scarf.

It is large enough to be worn a multitude of ways too.

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The 12 Days of Christmas

Featured in the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Fosbas. From October 27th through November 7th you can get amazing patterns for free as part of the event. Get all the details HERE.

12 Days of Christmas Pattern Bundle

If you’ve missed a day or would like to purchase all 30+ patterns to have all in one place there is a Pattern Bundle available to purchase too!

The Yarn

The yarn I used was Wool Of The Andes Superwash Bulky which was provided to me by We Crochet. The colorway is Amethyst Heather.

I really enjoyed working with this yarn. I WILL be using this yarn again in the future – maybe a piece for next winter.

You can purchase it for yourself in the button below. You’re going to love it as much as I do!

Gauge and Finished Size

Gauge: 12 Sts by 9 rows of Hdc = 4″

Finished Size: 54″ wide by 33″ tall

Supplies

Stitches Used

  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • MC – Magic Circle
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • Tr – Treble Crochet

Pattern Notes

Written in US crochet terms.

Blocking isn’t necessary but is advised.

A stitch count has been provided at the end of each row and as a chart on the last page.

Availability

You can purchase the Snuggly Triangle Scarf on Ravelry and Etsy.

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