If you’re looking for your next summer make then look no further. You’ve found it. This Super Simple Crochet Shawl free pattern has everything you might want in a next new design. The yarn choice does all of the colorwork for you. The stitch pattern is easy without being boring. And the openwork design gives you an accessory you can make now and wear all summer.
The Right Yarn for The Job
Good yarn inspires me. Sometimes it’s the feel of the yarn. More often it’s the colorway. I’ll hold the yarn in my hands, mull it over, and let it speak to me. “Yarn, what do you want to be?” You might be surprised how often the yarn will answer you if you give it the chance! That’s precisely what happened with this project. This Super Simple Crochet Shawl free pattern emerged from the yarn itself.
I did have a project in mind – kind of. I wanted to create an accessory that I could wear to my son’s foot ball game. I also had in mind that I’d like to create a crochet shawl that I could easily turn into a cowl … or what ended up being a “shawlkerchief”. I had one ball of Red Heart’s Colorscapes Yarn in the colors that match my son’s team colors. So it all came together from there.
The Perfect Stitches for a Super Simple Crochet Shawl
When designing something super simple, it’s important to stick with basic stitches. And yet, you don’t want to be boring. After all, there are a million crochet shawl patterns out there. You don’t just want to replicate what’s already been done. So what I did here was took the most basic stitches – chains, single crochet, and double crochet. However, I combined them in such a way as to create small filet mesh. This is a form of mesh crochet in which you combine chains and double crochet stitches to create a beautiful, but simple, openwork design.
It’s a Great Summer Shawl
If you took a look at our summer craft tips, then you know that there are a few key traits you want in a summer crochet project. This is an openwork design so it lets the breeze in while you craft as well as while you wear it. Moreover, it’s a relatively small project so you won’t overheat while working on it. It’s a one-ball crochet project, so you don’t have to carry a lot with you if you want to take it traveling. Finally, this shawl is really versatile in terms of how you can wear it. Drape it over your shoulders. Or tie it into a kerchief. Use it in whatever way feels most comfortable to you depending on the summer weather.
Get The Super Simple Crochet Shawl Free Pattern
Are you ready to make your next great accessory? You can find this shawl pattern free here on the blog. Or on that page you’ll find a link to the Ravelry page.
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