I designed a free crochet pattern for allfreecrochet.com and this time, it’s a shawl, shrug and wrap all in one! I’ve had a lot of fun using the yarn that they sent me from Bernat – Cotton-ish. A combo of cotton and acrylic, it is so soft and thinner than a worsted weight, so it makes excellent warm weather accessories. And the color choices are so vibrant and rich! Get the free pattern here, and come back over when you’re working it to get the detailed, up-close pictures to help you finish it!
It has a feminine shell edge that gives it a collar, which curls around the neck. I think it’s great to wear as an accessory with a dress as a shawl or shrug, but is also cute to wear around the waist as a wrap for all kinds of dance classes like zumba, belly dancing, latin ballroom, and even before yoga or ballet class or to teach dance classes! At least, that’s how I’d wear it as a dance teacher myself! I’d even wear it as a swimsuit coverup on the beach, but lord knows you’d never find me posing on the blog like that! Ha! It’s bad enough you have to see my non-existent modeling skills here.
Here’s what the shawl looks like from the front, with the collar that curls up. It could be buttoned across the chest to create a shrug, too!
Here’s a detailed view of the stitching with a v-stitch. It works up very quickly with this stitch and is easy enough for a beginner to do. I have a full photo tutorial to show you how to do the v-stitch as well!
I love colorful pieces, so I wanted the shawlette to change colors at every row but did NOT want to weave in all those ends. So, I left the ends long at 6 inches and turned them into fringe! I then had to add fringe to it but cutting 12 inch strands, folded them in half, and worked a knot over the edge with three strands at a time.
And here’s the whole thing to help you visualize what it looks like completed.
Also, see the other pattern I wrote with this yarn – Crochet Clover Lattice Summer Cowl