This post was sponsored by Yarnspirations
Looking for a project that will wow someone?
I have just the project for you! I recently finished crocheting the Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl, a free pattern from Yarnpirations. Not only will this shawl wow your friends and family but it will make you look like a crochet master!
My experience with this gorgeous pattern was pretty great. Now you know how much I love blues and cool neutrals so it was a no-brainer for me to pick the Bernat Super Value Stripes colorway called Jungle Green Stripes. I love how the blues, greens, purples and browns play together. I would have never thought to pair this blend of color but it’s pure brilliant, especially for the Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl.
A little exercise for your crochet skills
With every elegant stitch pattern comes a certain level of focus to make it happen. That’s certainly the case here. To be quite honest, this pattern tested my focus. I can typically pick up on stitch patterns pretty quick but with this project, it took me a little longer than usual.
In it’s most basic form, the Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl consists of two main rows – the lace row and the textured row.
As you can imagine, the textured row is a piece of cake. You’ll use one stitch, the half double crochet, and with the exception of a couple rows, has the same stitch pattern throughout the shawl. That leaves us with the lace rows. Aren’t they stunning?
The more I became familiar with the pattern, the more I realized there was a big picture to the pattern. That is to say that there was a trend in how it all came together. By the second half of the shawl, I had it all figured out.
The Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl takes you on a fun journey of double trebles and half double crochet stitches. Even though I have been crocheting for years, this pattern challenged me in all the right ways.
Now I do love to put my own little twist to my projects and for the shawl, decided to go with a contrast color border! White is the perfect complement to just about any group of color so I used a skein of Bernat Super Value Natural for a border to make it all pop.
To help you on this journey, I filmed a tutorial to walk you through the stitch pattern and help you organize the repeats so your work is a success! You can find that tutorial on Yarnspirations YouTube Channel. Once you get the hang of the repeat, how it flows and how it’s written, it’s smooth sailing. Since every other row uses double treble crochet stitches, it grows really fast!
Ready to give it a try?
The Bernat Lacy Crochet Shawl debuted last month in Yarnspirations Gift Guide Lookbook. There are tons of great free patterns just waiting for you to dive in! Don’t forget to download the free pattern for this gorgeous shawl, watch my tutorial and get to work!
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