Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 20 ~ Sea Shawl

... she stitches sea shawls down by the seashore ... 

Summer has arrived in the Scrapatch. 

Welcome to Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 20 

As my faithful followers know, I also stitch in my backyard ... and with my cats ...

and just about anywhere I can take my yarn project bag. 

Since summer has abruptly arrived here, I have been mostly doing just that.

I will try to make an effort to be more present on my blog and your blogs, too, my friends.  I have been finding google has put up a few roadblocks to leaving comments like I used to do.  I will try to circumvent rather than vent about it.

This is my most recent yarn creation, a triangular wrap shawl that I can use in winter as a neck shawl with my camel wool coat.  I plan to keep the shawl with me after I remove my coat to wrap around my shoulders for cool inside spaces.

For this project I started with this lovely

Scarfie Yarn in Seafoam by Lion Brand Yarn

It is part wool and very soft to work with and to wear. 

For this project, Maestro and I selected this 8mm 

Clover Tunisian Crochet Hook

This set is a recent addition to my tools, a Mother's Day gift selected by me and purchased at a great price here:  Clover Tunisian Crochet Hook Set on Amazon

This book was also gifted ... 

Tunisian Crochet Handbook by Toni Lipsey

This shawl started with this basic simple stitch 

Tunisian Crochet Triangle Shawl Video by Claudetta Crochet

As happens with my projects, it soon took a life of its own.

For the long neck side, I added several rows of this Front Loop Single Crochet (FLSC)  and Back Loop Single Crochet (BLSC) pattern with my regular size L - 8mm crochet hook. 

Then Maestro and I decided to add an easy shell border stitch pattern.

This may also be added with the Tunisian Crochet hook without the extension.

For my shell stitch border added to the two sides, I added a *Single Crochet (SC), skip 1 stitch, 5 Double Crochet (DC)* on both short sides. For the right angle turn, I crocheted 5 DC, Chain 1, 5 DC and then skipped 1 and SC in the next stitch. Then I resumed the *...* shell pattern repeat on the last side.

Here is a close up of the top and side borders in progress. 

Here is a closeup of the Simple Tunisian Stitch on the front and the shell border. 

Here is a closeup and the lovely nubby texture on the back. 

Here is my finished Sew Shawl on my backyard swing.

I will be carrying this with my to future trips to the seashore this summer

to wrap around me on breezy days!

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Your shawl is beautiful! The border makes your shawl so feminine. Happy stitching!

Vicki W said...

Wow, that project sure came together quickly! It's really beautiful and very reminiscent of the sewshore.

Dorian said...

That is really lovely my Friend. So soft and soothing to look at as well. I hope you have a lovely summer.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your shawl is just gorgeous, Pat! We enjoyed some time by the seashore this past week, but I didn't have any crocheting to do. Maybe I should give that a try!

PaintedThread said...

That shawl looks so soft and comfortable. The colors are interesting, too.