FEATHERS POCKET SHAWL CAL by Adré Doidge


PART 2: Saturday, September 26th


Part 2 is here!!!

I’ve been watching all the beautiful color combinations being posted in our Facebook group, CAL – Crochet A Long! I can’t wait to see all of your finished shawls! Please don’t forget to add a picture in our photo album!

Thank you to Tania Leis, my friend and fellow admin AND VIDEOGRAPHER EXTRODINAIRE for not only making an excellent tutorial but for helping test the pattern.

A BIG thank you goes out to all of our testers for graciously volunteer their time, talents and yarn. This CAL wouldn’t have been possible without their help. You are very much appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️

And finally, thank you, Adré Doidge, for sharing your beautiful creation with our group and for allowing us to create one of our very own! ❤️

PATTERN – Part 2: feather pocket shawl part 2 final

Videos by HookedbyTJ :

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I have! Thank you for participating in the CAL! I hope you make many more! They will make nice, warm, snuggly gifts! ❤️


PART 1: Saturday, September 19th


I think the release of The Feathers Pocket Shawl couldn’t have come at a better time! It has been a really chilly week!!! My yarn has just come and I can’t wait to get going on my shawl!

Adré has written a lovely blog post that you can read HERE.

The CAL will have a written pattern (which you can find below), that you will be able to refer to for guidance and a full video tutorial by Tania Leis.

Please post pictures of your finished shawls in our PHOTO ALBUM which you can find HERE and ask any questions you may have in our Facebook Group, CAL – Crochet A Long.

And DO NOT forget to come back here next Saturday, September 26th for the second and final part of this CAL.

PATTERN – PART 1: feathers pocket shawl part 1

VIDEOS by HookedbyTJ:


INTRODUCTION


I’m super excited to tell you about the beautiful Feathers Pocket Shawl CAL designed by one of our long time members of CAL – Crochet A Long, Adré Doidge. She’s been a member of the group, and my friend, since the group was created and NOW she’s also a designer! ❤️ The “Pocket Shawl” craze has taken our crochet world by storm and even though Adré is heading into summer in South Africa, she decided to try her hand at designing her very own pocket shawl. Little did she know……..that I’d spot her post and ask her if we could test it and make it a CAL! 😉 She said YES, of course, and the rest is history, as they say! 😉
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Adré has selected a beautiful pattern called the feather stitch for the body of the shawl. The feather stitch looks complicated, but with the help of Tania Leis’ video tutorial, it is super easy and has a soothing, rhythmic feel you are sure to love. AND once you learn the stitch I know it will become one of your favorite crochet stitches. I know it’s become one of mine! For the borders of the shawl Adré has selected a simple stitch so as to not take away from the beauty of the body of the shawl.

The CAL will start Saturday, September 19, 2020, and have two parts. The second part will be released on Saturday, September 26, 2020. This CAL will be a little bit different from other CAL’s we host in a couple of ways. Firstly, Adré has graciously allowed us to place the pattern here on our blog, so a big “thank you” goes to our lovely designer. And although the feather stitch is super easy to crochet, it’s a little more difficult to explain clearly, so Tania has made the “pattern” for the feather stitch in video form. She will walk you through step by step on how and exactly where to place your hook and stitches. You’ll be able to refer back to not only the video for the feather stitch as often as you’d like, but also the camel stitch. We will of course have a document for Part 1 and Part 2 with all sorts of great information to help you along the way! ❤️

Here’s a little information about our designer and about the pattern she’s designed:

“I am a retired, First Additional Language secondary school educator (taught for 33 years) and live in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. My mother taught me to crochet when I was about 10 years old. I crocheted mainly thread doilies in those days, but have only been crocheting more seriously since about 2011. I am married with no children, but have one feline fur baby.

I love being creative and learning new things. During lockdown, I came across the feather stitch and thought that it was so pretty. When I saw the frenzy around pocket shawls, I decided to make my own using the beautiful stitch I had learnt. I wanted a border that did not detract from the main design, so chose to do the Camel stitch border. I used the same stitch for the pockets in order to have some continuity.”

Below you will find all the information regarding yarn amounts, hook size, finished size and stitches used as well as some of our testers finished shawls. Wait until you see them, they are absolutely gorgeous!

Note: This pattern is written for you to customize to your desired fit, and to use the yarn weight and hook of your choice. Look for the “TIPS” given throughout the pattern.

Materials:

  • Designer used: Kismet Yarns Cupcake Wool (https://kismetyarns.co.za/): 2 cupcakes of 150g/520m each – 80% acrylic, 20% wool, color 212 (a self-striping cake) –#3/DK weight yarn

    100g contrast color  
    Hook Sizes:I (5.5mm) crochet hook and G (4mm) crochet hook
    Tapestry needle 
    Scissors

TIP: You may use your choice of yarn weight with the appropriate size hook, as well as a hook 1-2 sizes larger than recommended.

Designer’s finished shawl dimensions:

  • 33cm/13” X 173cm/68.5 (unblocked)

Designer’s Gauge: 

  • 13 rows, 6 Feather Stitches = 4”/10cm

(TIP: gauge only necessary if wanting to use same yarn and finished measurements as designer) 

Abbreviations 

  • ch – chain

  • st – stitch

  • sc – single crochet

  • hdc – half double crochet

Stitches used:

  • single crochet

  • half double crochet

  • foundation half double crochet

  • camel stitch

  • feather stitch

As you can see from the testers sample shawls, the pattern is beautiful in a solid yarn, several colors or as made by the designer, in an ombré yarn. The possibilities are endless.

I hope you enjoy this cal as much as I and the testers have. I can’t wait for the CAL to start! Please share your yarn selections on our page. See you next Saturday for part 1 of the Feathers Pocket Shawl CAL!

Laurene ❤️

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