Ok, so I took a break from my not so Timely sweater and crocheted a shawl! I love how it turned out!! I didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged it, so I thought I'd share it with you.
I used an H (5.0mm) crochet hook, 250 yards of the main color (the pink multi), and 150 yards of the contrasting color (the white), both are fingering weight yarns.
With the main color chain 4. Starting from the 2nd chain from the hook (you will always start in the second chain from the hook, this will help keep the sides nice and straight), single crochet 2, put 2 single crochets in the last stitch. Chain 1 and turn.
Row 2, single crochet 4 across, chain 1 and turn.
Row 3, single crochet 2 together, single crochet to the last stitch, put 2 single crochets in the last stitch, chain 1 and turn.
Row 4, 2 single crochet in the first stitch, single crochet across, chain 1 and turn.
Now, repeat row 3 & 4 until your shawl is the size you desire (or you run out of yarn). Obviously, the bigger the shawl you wish to have the more yarn you'll need. Add striping details as you want or use 400 yards of the same color. It's up to you! You can use the same pattern and use a heavier yarn with a bigger hook to create something perfect for winter time. Play around with it and create your own look. Once you've made a few and get comfortable with the pattern you can start adding fancy stitches and decorative features. That's my plan! It's time to start getting creative! And time to go back to my Timely sweater :) I promise I'll finish it.
Oh yea! Something important to note. Depending on how tight you crochet, your shawl will probably curl as you go. Don't worry about this. Once you are finished block it and it will be just fine.
Be sure and share your shawl photos with us on our Facebook page! We love seeing the projects you create. Have a great week and next time I promise to have a great update on my Timely sweater.