You guys!!! I have a super fun pattern published in the most recent (July 2017) issue of Simply Crochet Magazine. Scheepjes teamed up with the popular crochet magazine to create a Shawl Special, an insert with five beautiful shawl patterns by some of the talented Scheepjes bloggers. It is a total honor to be included with such talented ladies as Esther of Happy in Red, Carmen of Crafty Queens, Nerissa of Miss Neriss, and Esther of It’s All in a Nutshell.
(Buy this issue here to see the shawl special and more!!)
So here it is! My Coastal Garden shawl all laid out. It’s like a mix of a rectangle and a vortex shape.
A couple of close-ups coming up. This was actually my first shawl ever (I had to convince myself it’s really just a small blanket lol!) and the first time I blocked anything also. Blocking was actually really fun! My husband bought me that foam puzzle piece flooring – 4 large squares that piece together – and a couple packs of pins. I was short on time, so I sprayed it with water and then set our industrial strength fan in front of it… Amazingly, it worked like a charm!
And find the pattern – along with 4 more gorgeous patterns and a free shawl pin (!) in this month’s issue of Simply Crochet Magazine.
I also wanted to share a bit about the motif I used for this piece and the inspiration behind the design and color palette.
The aqua and purple are inspired by the Dendrobium Orchid.
I never could let this trend go, and every time I see these two together I think of a new blanket idea. You think that’s crazy? You should see my wardrobe 😜❤️❤️
Pick up your issue of the magazine, or if you’re a subscriber I hope you enjoy the Coastal Garden pattern! It was fun to write, and a blast to create. Enjoy!
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