Be Bold! An asymmetrical triangular crochet shawl, in four chunky blocks, showcasing your two favourite skeins of yarn ❤️ Indie hand dyed yarn recommended because of the uniqueness it brings, but not essential! Raid your stash and pair up those skeins we all buy one of, then don’t know what to do with, or go on a dopamine-fuelled yarn mission to find two new perfect colourways to put together.
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Technical info and requirements to consider before you buy the pattern
Easy! I honestly believe this is as easy as it gets. I have designed this for you with stress free crocheting in mind. Pattern contains full instructions and photos where required.
You will need two skeins of 100g 4ply/sock yarn, approx. 400m (preferably wool based, this is important for drape and blocking): C1 in a semi-solid, and C2 in a variegated/speckled colourway. Note: my design intention is for you to choose yarns that stand out beside each other, as colourways that are too similar will erode the bold effect of the chunky blocks.
Colourways used in the sample are available (at the time of writing) on my website www.traceymustard.com: What Mustard Made 100% BFL 4ply, 100g/400m, in C1 Neon Heart: Oil Slick, and C2 Fractured 🌈
I have lots of delicious hand dyed semi-solids and variegated colourways suitable for the Be Bold shawl on my website, and if my yarn isn’t your cup of tea, hit up your favourite indie dyers to see what 4ply/sock yarn they have available for you that would be suitable!
5mm – I like to use Prym’s ergonomic crochet hooks as they have a tapered head; if you struggle with your hook’s head not pulling through easily when working in hdc, give a hook with a tapered head a try!
Scales for weighing your yarn
Needle for sewing in those ends (don’t worry, there are only eight in total! Fewer if you decide to use a magic knot, notes on that are in the pattern instructions)
Stitch holder for when you take it absolutely everywhere with you until you finish it (but not required for actually marking any stitches)
After blocking: 88” wingspan, 23” deep
Gauge isn’t too critical with this being a shawl and not a fitted garment, just note that a difference in gauge will result in a differently sized shawl to my sample. It will not affect the yardage required as you will be weighing your skeins to determine when to change between C1 and C2.
Gauge: 4” = 15 stitches x 16 rows
Gauge before and after blocking for my sample was the same. Note: please do read my notes on blocking at the end of the pattern.
If your gauge is different and your shawl ends up smaller, you can block to suit your size needs (i.e., if you’d like it to be wider and deeper, you could use a blocking mat and pin it out to your preferred size).
You will receive one complete PDF pattern for the Be Bold Shawl crochet design by Tracey Mustard