Total Time: 1 hour 27 mins 44 secs
Marly Bird is passionate about crocheted shawls. In this three-part series, she offers up big-time knowledge with healthy doses of enthusiasm and sass. Using three classic shawl shapes—side-to-side, crescent, and top-down triangle—she shows you how to make three distinctly different designs. These patterns are perfect for customizing and ideal for building skills. Once you understand these classic templates, it’s easy to create your own unique designs using any yarn and hook size you please.
Crochet Shawl Workshop
Part 1:Crochet Shawl Workshop: Side-to-Side Shawl
Side-to-side shawls can appear daunting, but it’s actually one of the easiest shawl styles to construct. Using simple increases and decreases and basic crochet stitches, Marly Bird shows you how to create a mesh-like stitch pattern, keep track of your shaping as you go, and customize the size of the shawl by working more or less shaping rows. When the shawl is finished, you’ll learn how to weave contrasting tassels through the mesh stitches to create a must-have fringed accessory.
Part 2:Crochet Shawl Workshop: Crescent Shawl
In this class, Marly Bird shows you how to make a classic crescent shawl that begins with a fanciful trim. Once the trim is complete, she shows you how to gradually create the body of the shawl by working short rows, attaching it to the trim as you go. This shawl construction is ideal for customization—you can use any stitch pattern you like and make it your preferred length. The version Marly shows here is a stunning wide shawl with a shallow depth, perfect for wearing like a scarf.
Part 3:Crochet Shawl Workshop: Triangle Shawl
Learn how to make a classic top-down triangle shawl with a fabulous multi-color trim. This shawl gets its iconic shape from a series of center and wingspan increases, so it grows in length and width as you go. The super-fun trim features an array of textured stitch patterns and pop colors, which will keep you on your toes. Marly encourages you to get creative with customization—you can swap out colors or stitch patterns on the trim and make the shawl as big or small as you like. Wear this shawl over your shoulders in traditional shawl style, or wrap it with the point dangling over your shoulder like an oversized kerchief.
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