This shawl actually started as a project re-work for the shawl ministry of which I am a part. I had the golden hued yarn and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to create, only that I wanted to do a crochet shawl using multiples of three. Then I saw a picture of a scarf that had square openings and was inspired to incorporate something similar into a prayer shawl.
I started with a row of foundation single crochet. Since discovering and learning this method about a year ago, I try to utilize it in all my crochet projects instead of using a beginning chain. The squares are made with triple crochet and chains with rows of half-double crochet. As I worked with the yarn and the square pattern, the design of the shawl began to emerge. I was pleased with the results, so I decided to write up the pattern and make it available to others.
This is a great shawl to make for a shawl ministry (as I did), to create as a special gift for Mother’s Day, or even make to pamper yourself.
I hope you let me know if you decide to try this pattern.
Golden Squares Shawl by Mary Stanton
I’m not in school and am not teaching full-time, yet testing is still part of my life. Much of yesterday was spent testing a new crochet pattern – – this type of testing I LIKE!
The Official CCC Social Group on Facebook is a group of women AND MEN who support and encourage each other in life while working on crochet projects. A member asked for help in testing a new pattern she wrote that honors and remembers a young woman who was a victim of domestic violence. This horrific violence committed by those who are supposed to love you have been much in the news these days. Too long have people looked the other way and her pattern is intended to continue to raise awareness of this tragedy and support those who have been touched by domestic violence.
Beginning of Shawl
Time to transition to new stitch pattern (and color?).
The test pattern is available on Ravelry and you can get it here. Modifications are still being made, so you might want to wait before starting a project with this pattern. I’m about two-thirds finished and are some pics of what I have done so far. I’m getting ready to transition to the next stitch pattern (and perhaps a new color). Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
Happy Crafting, Happy Life!