Botanical Impressions Shawl by Connie Lee Lynch

Botanical Impressions Shawl

by Connie Lee Lynch
Crochet
March 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in pattern (after blocking)
3.25 mm (D)
1.5 mm
400 - 1500 yards (366 - 1372 m)
US
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This design is a celebration of simplicity paired with a touch of elegance. When spring is just beginning, the dandelion is often the first flower I see bloom. Most consider it just a weed, but if you look closely, it’s actually quite pretty! To me, pairing an easy mesh pattern with a light sprinkling of beads and a picot edging perfectly embodies the too often overlooked beauty of simplicity.

Worked from the point outwards, you can easily continue to work on this piece until it reaches whatever size you want, but I rather like the diminutive shawl as a light accessory to add just a touch of interest—kind of like those early spring flowers do if you only pause to look for them.

Pattern includes a photo tutorial for the first three rows and to illustrate bead placement as well as links to two informal video tutorials, one for getting started, and one for the edging, PLUS a color coded chart. Guidelines for making a full size shawl are also included.

STITCHES & TECHNIQUES:

  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Treble crochet
  • Double treble crochet
  • Picot
  • Adding beads (as you go - no pre-stringing required!)

GAUGE:

Before blocking: Rows 1–14 should measure approximately 6.5” (16.5 cm) wide by 4” (10 cm) deep. Finished size of sample was 35” (89 cm) wide by 19.5” (49.5 cm) deep before blocking.

After blocking: 27 sts and 14 rows = 4” (10 cm). Finished sample measured 42” (107 cm) wide by 20.5” (52 cm) deep with aggressive wet blocking.

Estimated finished size of larger version would be 81” (206 cm) wide by 39.5” (100 cm) deep using approximately 1500 yards and 585 beads.

SUGGESTED MATERIALS:

  • Foxy Lady by The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers in Half Breed (100 g, 428 yds 391 m), fingering weight (1: super fine) yarn, (70% SW merino, 30% silk), 1 skein
  • D/3 (3.25 mm) and 7/1.5 mm crochet hooks
  • stitch marker(s)
  • scissors
  • darning needle
  • 297 Miyuki rocailles 6/0 seed beads in Pearlized Lt Yellow

Pattern was tech edited by James Bartley and tested in Yarnpond.

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