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pink flowers – yarn – stitches – shawl

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hortensia - photo by elisabeth andrée
roze ijsbloem - pink ice flower - elisabeth andrée
pink hortensia - elisabeth andrée
pink hortensia - elisabeth andrée

 

it’s really a coincidence that you will see pink flowers on my blog lately. this post is actually not about the flowers or the color pink but about this…

you have a garden party, dinner outdoors, a festive day with friends and family and then suddenly it gets colder. a sweater… partydress…ugh…does not look so nice. so what do you think of a soft shawl/stole?i wanted an easy peasy project and i choose a very soft yarn. to make delicious loose stitches i used a little bit to large crochet hook. because of the somewhat large hook the stitches do not all look very neatly, but soft flexibility you get in return.

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if you go crochet this scarf too it is not recommended to use a yarn that will shrinks to much in the washing machine.


used materials

pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

– 4 balls scheepjeswol softfun
– 60% katoen en 40% acryl
– 50 gr = 140 m
– crochet hook size 4.5 (normally i would use 3.5 or possibly 4 mm)


used stitches (american terms):

ch, ss, sc, dc

 

stitch pattern

the basis for the scarf is this pattern for an edge (not mine, graph found on jessicatromp.nl)

diagram for pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

i did it this way

– 45 chains

– 1 dc in the 5th chain from hook and then repeated row 1 and 2 until my last ball of yarn was almost halfway

– end with row 1 

– then i crocheted: a. row 2 all around the scarf right side up, at the end of row ss to first stitch and b. row 3 all around, 

and in the corners 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch in 4 ch space, 1 dc in sc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 sc in next 4 ch space (see photo), at the end of row ss to first stitch.

pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

band

band for pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

lastly i crocheted a simple band.

– first crochet a number of chains until it is long enough to fit your scarf,
– close it into a ring. 
– on both sides: crochet a row of sc and finish with a row of slip stitches.

band for pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréeband for pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

finito, hope you like it!

UPDATE!

i found some pictures of such poor quality that i’ve made some new. they give a better impression of how the shawl is.pink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andréepink-flowers-yarn-stitches-shawl - elisabeth andrée

 

60 thoughts on “pink flowers – yarn – stitches – shawl

  1. Thanks for joining Pinkalicious Thursday. Your pink crocheted shawl brings a smile to my face, Tres magnifique! I wish I could crochet! I know how to knit.I hope to see another beautiful creation this Thursday!XOXO,Tasha

  2. Hello Tasha,Thank you for your kind words and for hosting such a nice party!:) Wish you a very lovely day!

  3. I just love this shawl! And I especially love the shade of pink you chose. A similar shawl that I love is this Sweet Pea Shawl http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Shawls/Sweet-Pea-ShawlHave a great day!

  4. Hello Christine,Thank you for your kind words! The scarf you referring to I know and he is indeed very beautiful. It has another stitch pattern and shape is different, but the pink is very attractive.I hope you have a great day too!

  5. so charming…love this shade of pink!! Happy Pink Saturday🙂

  6. Hello Micupoftea,Thanks for you comment:) Hope your Saturday was a Happy one?! Where can I find your blog?

  7. Your shawl is so pretty. Love the colour and how soft it looks. I always like to use a bigger hook than the pattern calls for cause I love how soft it comes out. Happy Pink Saturday!

  8. Thank you Gracie! Hope your Pink Saturday was a happy one!

  9. Really pretty. Makes me want to start crocheting again soon:)

  10. Thanks for your kind comment, Raina. Hope you will!