Crochet Skill Builder-Chic Shawl by Marly Bird

Exciting news! I just released a NEW crochet skill builder class with Annie’s. In this class I will show you how to make this unique shawl that uses different textures and stitches to grow your skills as a crocheter. This project is great for beginners looking to learn something new, or experienced crocheters looking for a different way to approach making a shawl.

Annie's Chic Shawl Crochet Skill Builder Class

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Easy Crochet Modern Granny Square Stocking by Marly Bird

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About the Crochet Shawl Class:

Crochet Shawl Class-Crochet Skill Building-Annie's Classes

Annie’s ask me to design a shawl for a skill building crochet-along on their website. I thought long and hard about how I could build your crochet skills along the way while making a unique and beautiful shawl. After some thinking the Chic Crochet Shawl was born.

If you don’t know what a crochet-along is let me tell you. A crochet-along is when a group of people all get together and work on the same project together. Everyone in your class will be working on the same project and you will be able to share what you are working on, your pain points, and your findings along the way.

This crochet shawl pattern features eight stitch patterns, five yarn colors and a fun edging technique to complete a 90-degree asymmetrical shawl. Throughout this class I will show you how to work each of the stitch patterns found in this shawl and how to account for gauge changes along the way. While taking the class you will also learn how to finish the shawl, block it, and even how to style it.

Crochet Shawl Class-Chic Shawl-Crochet Skill Builder Class

What you’ll learn:

  • Anticipate gauge changes in the pattern
  • Crochet the corner to corner stitch
  • Work increases and decreases
  • Change colors
Easy Crochet Modern Granny Square Stocking by Marly Bird

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Chic Sheep Color Suggestions:

For this project you will need 5 different colors of Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™. I know that for some people picking colors can be the hardest part of a project. To help out I have put together 12 pairings of colors for you. Check out these color pallets and see if one fits you. Use them exactly or as a jumping off point for your own color combination.

Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ color combinations for the Chic Shawl-a crochet skill building class with Annie's

1: Polo, Creme de Mint, Mai Tai, Linen, Sterling
2: Leather, Suede, Lace, Mimosa, Mai Tai
3: Linen, Suede, Sunset, Creme de Mint, Mimosa
4: Suede, Poolside, Sangria, Velvet, Leather
5: Green Tea, Dragon Fruit, Sangria, Fairy Tale, Velvet
6: Sangria, Suite, Green Tea, Sunset, VIP
7: Polo, Vinyard, Linen, Regal, Green Tea
8: Platinum, Sterling, Regal, Creme de Mint, Green Tea
9: Sangria, Suite, Green Tea, Sunset, Linen
10: Stiletto, Lace, Sterling, Platinum, Dragon Fruit
11: Velvet, Polo, Green Tea, Suite, Linen
12: Leather, Suede, VIP, Fairy Tale, Sangria

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Easy Crochet Modern Granny Square Stocking by Marly Bird

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Shop Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™ yarn-100% Merino Wool-Wool Yarn


Want to make a shawl of your own? Start your FREE trial on Annie’s to get your class and grab your favorite colors of yarn to get started. Red Heart is offering one of our followers a $50 prize package of yarn to get you started on your shawl.


The giveaway will run through midnight MST on February 20, 2019.

Yarn giveaway is only open to US or Canada residents. You must enter your name and email address into the giveaway form so that we can contact the winner. We will not sell your email address and you will not automatically be put on our mailing list. Should you want to be on the mailing list please use the link below in the Follow Marly section below.

Easy Crochet Modern Granny Square Stocking by Marly Bird

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  1. Lisa Lamb says:

    I have watched you crochet on facebook and you are amazing I took back up crocheting to calm my nerves so I make baby blankets and hats for local hospital so entering for free give away i always enter in hope of winning since i am unemployed

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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