Wings are Freedom Shawl by Ashlee Brotzell

Wings are Freedom Shawl

Crochet
July 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Single Crochet
4.5 mm
1950 - 2370 yards (1783 - 2167 m)
25" x 70"
US
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This pattern is available for C$9.77 CAD buy it now

Wings Are Freedom.

I’ve always wanted to be able to fly. Freedom. A superpower to go anywhere. I took up running for a short while but I think I would prefer wings. Wings are pretty and dainty and strong and powerful.

I designed this to be made with worsted weight yarn but I believe the size is still usable if you use a DK weight instead. Yardage estimates assume worsted weight
is used.

Optional pockets! Instructions to attach simple mesh pockets top the inside of the shawl are included

I have written up instructions to make this shawl in two techniques: interlocking crochet (what I call Locked Filet Mesh/ LFM), and single-row mosaic crochet.

Both types of crochet work with one color at a time in alternating rows to create the design.

Interlocking crochet uses only chain spaces and double crochets to create a mesh; the “wrong” side is sometimes as pretty as the front.

Mosaic crochet uses single crochet and double crochet stitches. The double crochet stitches cover some of the other color’s single crochet stitches to create the design. My patterns instruct you to cut your yarn at the end of each row. The back is striped but often gives a faint impression of the pattern on the front (sort of like illusion knitting). See an example here.


I have YouTube tutorials available for both crochet methods! Follow this link to get to my YouTube channel and find my other social links.


Navy blue and white sample was crocheted by Kimberly. Blue was used as the Main Color (MC). She chose to leave the center blank for compassionate reasons.

Cream and purple sample was crocheted by Carmen. She used the SIDE start pattern to get the dark/light color changes. She used cream as the MC.


After purchasing this listing you will have access to 6 files:

  • a chart for starting at the short SIDE end
  • a chart for starting at the LONG bottom edge
  • written instructions for interlocking crochet starting at the short SIDE
  • and starting from the LONG bottom edge
  • written instructions for the single-row / cut-and-tie mosaic technique starting at the short SIDE
  • and starting from the LONG bottom edge

Choose to start from the LONG bottom or short SIDE based on how you want the colors to stripe if you have color changes in your yarn.

For Interlocking Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (2060 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 975 yards plus 40 yards for optional SC border
  • Accent Color (AC) – 975 yards plus 70 yards for optional pockets
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Stitch marker
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square

For Mosaic Crochet, You Will Need

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (2370 yards)
  • Main Color (MC) – 1150 yards
  • Coordinating Color (CC) – 1150 yards plus 70 yards for optional pockets
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Scissors
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 16 rows = 4” square

I am in the process of writing out mosaic instructions for all my patterns; if you want one of my other patterns in mosaic form please send me a note and I will work on that piece first!

Chart and pattern ©Ashlee Brotzell 2020. US terminology used.