I am so excited to announce the release of my newest pattern, my first crochet shawl pattern, 'The Coronet Shawl'. It's the perfect project to make and wear during this season, as we approach some cooler days.
The Coronet Shawl is a large crescent shaped shawl, with a simple main body and lacy edging. The edging is reminiscent of the decorative work on a crown or coronet. The substantial length and depth of the shawl allows it to be worn in several ways; around the back as a wrap, loosely wrapped and draped over the shoulder or wrapped around the neck like a scarf.
This pattern is worked in long rows, starting at the neck and allowing the final edge to be worked in the same direction. As always my pattern is available in both US and UK crochet terms and has many coloured photographs to accompany the written instructions. The pattern would best be described as being suitable for an advanced beginner.
The shawl looks very effective when made using two colours, highlighting the decorative border, however it does look equally as regal when made using one single colour. The original coronet shawl I designed, is made using Millpost Merino in 4ply. I used three 50g balls of the Dark Grey for the body of the shawl and one 50g ball of the Mustard for the edging. This 100% Superfine Merino wool, grown in Bungendore NSW is a super soft and very warm yarn and creates a lovely thick fabric despite it being a 4ply weight yarn.
One of my pattern testers, Lucia, from Crochet With Lu, decided to make her shawl using one single colour. She chose to use Blackwattle Yarns, 4ply Grevillea. This yarn worked up beautifully to create a light and delicate shawl with lovely drape.
I have put together a few different yarn packs that are available to purchase from my online store. I have packs of either Millpost Merino Yarns or Blackwattle Yarns. The packs will give you enough yarn to make one shawl, the hardest part will be choosing which colours you like best.
Whatever yarn you decide to use when making the Coronet Shawl you will need approximately 600 metres of any 4ply yarn and the suggested 4.5mm hook.
I look forward to seeing many different variations of my Coronet Shawl so please make sure you share some photos of your finished projects with me.
To purchase the digital pattern please click on the link below.