Thursday, April 10, 2014

Free Mother's Day Shawl Pattern

I get a little sad each year around Mother’s Day.  I had a wonderful mother and I miss her terribly.   So this year, I decided to design a shawl in her honor and offer it for free as my Mother’s Day gift to everyone.  You can download your free copy on Ravelry by following this Ruthie's Sunshine link

I wanted this rectangular stole to be an easy, watch-TV-while-you-crochet type, or pack-and-go project.   Even though this pattern has an easy-to-remember one row repeat, the combination of stitches gives an interesting design with lots of texture.  
The first half of the shawl is crocheted completely, and then the yarn is joined and the second half is worked.  There is no sewing involved, and each half is a mirror image of the other.  The length of the shawl is easily adjusted.  There are written instructions and helpful charts.
You will need to know how to read instructions or charts, join yarn, chain, double crochet, half double crochet, and work into a starting chain.

Rated—Advanced Beginner
US terminology used

Happy (early) Mother's Day!