Birthday WIP

My birthday is this week and I wanted to share with you a favorite project that I am currently working on. This project is a triangular shawl that is inspired by the granny pattern that uses the double crochet stitch. For this project, I used Lion Brand’s Mandala Ombre in color Tranquility. It has six colors that nicely transitions to the next color. The colors are just vibrant and work well together.

This project switches the working color after every row. To engineer the color scheme, I cut the yarn at the end of each row and join the next color. When I started this, I knew that it would mean more ends to weave in at the end of the project. Weaving ends in is not exactly my favorite but this shawl is definitely worth it!

  • Left photo: This is the top view of the Mandala Ombre Yarn in Tranquility. You can see the different colors and shades in a ball of yarn. They all differ too, as to how much of each color you will get.
  • Center photo: This photo shows the “engineering” part of the process. It is easy to separate the colors. If the next color you need is not exposed or accessible, just pull out the beginning of that color and continue working. If you do not have enough of that color from the ball, you can join the same color from another ball and work on that.
  • Right photo: This is the fun photo. Do you see all the ends that need to be sewn in?

Below is an Instagram post I shared featuring the same project.

I will keep you updated as I crochet along this one. I am thinking of writing up the pattern, which is pretty simple if you are familiar with granny patterns and double crochet. I am still building this up until I reach the size that I want.

Stay tuned and see how this lovely unfolds. I cannot wait to finish it! In the meantime, I have to take care of some birthday stuff.

Thank you everyone and happy crocheting!


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