Thursday, March 1, 2018

Olivia's shawl crochet pattern

On a cold autumn day I longed for something cozy and warm. I wanted something feminine and delicate, simple and functional. Last fall was the year for mustard, okra, saffron and a million other shades of yellow, and I also wanted something yellow to match the beautiful autumn leaves on my wood walks. And so, the idea for Olivia's shawl popped up in my head, was doodled and scribbled down on the back of our health insurance bill (!). I put the doodles to the test, did some trials and errors but quite quickly Olivia's shawl was created.

Olivia's shawl is the perfect "on-the-go" project due it only needing one color and not being such a big project. It works up quite easy and quick and as soon as I had finished my saffron yellow shawl, I immediately started on a new one in blue.

I used Ideal yarn from Bergere de France, which is a wool/acrylic/polyester mix in 5ply/Sports weight. To get the right drape I went up a full hook size (4,5mm) from what was recommended by the yarn brand. I love the stitch definition that Ideal yarn has. It never NEVER fails to impress me and is one of my all time favorite yarns to work with. It is  a bit pricy but well worth the cost. You could, of course, use a super soft merino as well. I think I'll try that for my next one. Maybe in baby pink. Because today is the 1st of March and I am craving pink. I always do this time of the year. Do you crave pink too?

Find the pattern for Olivia's shawl in my Etsy and Ravelry shop. I hope you will enjoy it and that it will become one of those timeless patterns you will make over and over and over again...

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6-page PDF file
UK and US terms
Written pattern
Step-by-step pictures
Tutorial "How to make tassels"
Material: approx. 200-250g of Sports Weight/5ply yarn and a hook 4,5mm
(I used exactly 200g of Ideal 60% wool/20% acrylic/20% polyester from Bergere de France)
Tips and photos for inspiration

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  1. Hi Annette,
    I have asked you about this pattern on instagram I believe and I'm so excited that you wrote up the pattern. Next week is my birthday so I'm gonna ask the pattern for my birthday. Now to figure out what yarn to use. hihi.
    Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings,


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