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Embossed Leaves Reversible Shawl

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  • Embossed Leaves Reversible Shawl
    Join the fun of creating this knit-look Embossed Leaves Reversible Shawl with two distinctive looks where on one side the design features offset textured leaves textured leaves and the other shows a knit-look relief pattern.
    I originally designed this shawl to host at CAL event and I could not be happier with the amazing feedback and beautiful projects participants were posting on social media on a daily basis. That is the best feeling I experience as a designer: when you see that other crocheters are actually enjoying the pattern, executing it at ease and sharing pictures of their finished projects on social media.
    *** IMPORTANT FINE PRINT: This past CAL pattern was FREE (for a limited time) from Saturday, November 18 through Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 You can purchase an ad-free, printable PDF for price of  $5.90). PURCHASE PDF HERE*** 
    This is one of the shawls, made by one of the CAL participants, Sharon Tedford (she is one of the “The Flash” makers of the Bonita Patterns CALs group). Her project pictures made the our group jaw drop (I just simply fainted for a few minutes after I saw it).

    Front of shawl, showing the embossed leaves texture. Image by Sharon Tedford. Thank you Sharon for giving me permission to share your project picture!

    It is hard to believe the serendipitous result created on the back! Just like penicillin, I take zero credit for how the back of the shawl created an equally interesting and textured pattern, making it a two in one shawl. Sharon took a great picture showing the texture on the backside.

    Back of shawl. The texture that makes it reversible. Image by Sharon Tedford.

    *** IMPORTANT FINE PRINT: This past CAL pattern was FREE (for a limited time) from Saturday, November 18 through Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 You can purchase an ad-free, printable PDF for price of  $5.90). PURCHASE PDF HERE*** 
    For instance, I had an idea for the Embossed Leaves Boho Vest (picture below) and as lover of self-striping yarns, I tried my first sample with every possibility of self-striping yarn I had in stock. A dozen trials later… none of them passed my designing criteria. They either didn’t have a long enough color transition that would compliment a larger Embossed Crochet design, or didn’t have the right fiber content for the light airy “boho” drape, or a combination of both. I had to launch an entire new collection of yarn that would complement the design, invest on manufacturing, promoting, and take a big risk that would all work out. Whew! Luckily it did! Both the vest and the shawl were great hits!
    Taking this opportunity, addressing the overwhelming inquiries and requests we received about the patterns featured in past CALs… the next in line (soon, real soon!) will be the Embossed Leaves Boho Vest. We will keep you posted by email and on the Bonita Patterns Facebook Group. If you want to get the news, join our mailing list HERE and our FB group HERE.
    Now, let’s crochet our two-in-one project!
    *** IMPORTANT FINE PRINT: This past CAL pattern was FREE (for a limited time) from Saturday, November 18 through Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 You can purchase an ad-free, printable PDF for price of  $5.90). PURCHASE PDF HERE*** 

     

    MATERIALS 

    2 skeins of Dream Swirl Collection (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 650 yards/600 m per yarn cake)

    *** Get a 15% discount on the Dream Swirl Collection until January 2nd for those making this shawl. Use coupon code EMBOSSEDSHAWL15 during check out when purchasing your yarn HERE***

    Crochet hook size G/4.00 mm hook – Hook size is intentionally bigger than suggested for yarn weight to create extra drape.

    Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

    Gauge: With size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook in pattern: 10 sts and 6 rows = 2″ x 2”

    Row 1: Ch 16, dc in 4th ch from hook (ch 3 count as dc),and across, turn. (14 sts)

    Row 2: Ch 3 (does not count as st throughout for gaugeswatch only), FPdc across, turn. (14 sts)

    Row 3: Ch 3, BPdc across, turn. (14 sts)Row 4 – Row 5: Rep Row 2 – Row 3 alternately. (14 sts)CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

    Abbreviations:Beginning (beg)Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc)Chain (ch)Double Crochet (dc)Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)Repeat (rep)Single Crochet (sc)Slip Stitch (sl st)Space (sp)Stitch (st)

    Special Stiches:Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc) – yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the st of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

    Back Post Double Crochet Two Together (BPdc2tog) – * Yo, insert hook from the back to the front around post of next st; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook, rep from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. – 2 bpdc decreased into 1 bpdc.

    Back Post Double Crochet Three Together (BPdc3tog) – * Yo, insert hook from the back to the front around post of next st; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook, rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. – 3 bpdc decreased into 1 bpdc.

    Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) – yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the st of previous row. Complete as for a regular dc stitch.

    Front Post Double Crochet Two Together (FPdc2tog) – * Yo, insert hook from front to back around post of next st; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook, rep from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. – 2 fpdc decreased into 1 fpdc.

    Front Post Double Crochet Three Together (FPdc3tog) – * Yo, insert hook from front to back around post of next st; yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through two loops on hook, rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. – 2 fpdc decreased into 1 fpdc.

    V-st – dc 1, ch 1, dc 1. 

    Pattern Notes: 

    1. The beauty of knitted cable leaves has been “translated” to crochet in this Embossed Leaves Reversible Shawl. The shawl has two distinctive looks where on one side the design features offset textured leaves textured leaves and the other shows a knit-look relief pattern.
    2. The shawl is worked from the top down and increases at row ends and stitches near center line. Shawl is divided by a center “spine” or middle stitches’ where first section crocheted before spine is repeated or mirrored after spine.
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    Love shawls and unique crochet techniques? Have you ever crocheted a “Mystery” pattern, without knowing how the entire project looks like? We are having tons of fun on the Bonita Patterns CALs Facebook Group crocheting my first Mystery Crochet Along. I’m humbled that so many of you are following me on this adventure. 

     

    Learn more how to join our Mystery Shawl CAL HERE.

     

     

     


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