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FREE Embracing Change Shawl CAL

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
 --Charles Darwin
I'm pretty sure that when the year began, we never thought that we'd soon be wiping up a peanut butter jar with disinfectant, homeschooling our kids and working from home by no choice of our own, but hey, we are doing it and, for the most part, championing it!
To celebrate our astonishing resilience and adaptability I've designed the "Embracing Change Shawl" as a FREE Crochet Along event, so we can all take a break and have some well-deserved stitching fun. 


The shawl is a crescent shape, all worked in a self-striping yarn to make the color change mindless. Boy, don't we need some easiness in life at this point? I made the sample piece with our Bonita Yarns Chromatic in Delphinium colorway. The pattern also suggests our Merino Dream collection, in case you prefer a wool blend. 

To sweeten this moment... June 19 and 20 are party time at the Azulay's home. Both myself and Asher (the boy, the myth, the legend) birthdays! As "party favors" to you, we are offering a 20% OFF SITEWIDE with coupon code: CHANGE20 during checkout. 

Save 20% on SITEWIDE during our Embracing Change Shawl CAL launch!

Use coupon code CHANGE20.

Offer excludes clearance and already discounted products. Valid from June 20 through June 30, 2020.

The Design:

The main section is worked sideways and finished with a "Ruffle-as-you-Go" technique where you work them all along without needing extra finishing work (such as tedious weaving in loose ends).

An intermediate crocheter or even a dedicated beginner will be comfortable in making this project. The pattern will include a PHOTO TUTORIAL with many pictures showing the pattern in more details. Pattern is written in US crochet terms.

I hope you enjoy creating this shawl as much as I did! I’d love to see your progress pictures as we start the CAL. If you post your pics on social media with #embracingchangecal or #bonitapatterns. I’ll be lurking all over to check your progress.

Save 20% on SITEWIDE during our Embracing Change Shawl CAL launch!

Use coupon code CHANGE20.

Offer excludes clearance and already discounted products. Valid from June 20 through June 30, 2020.



4 skeins of Bonita Yarns Merino Dream (Sport Weight, #2, 50% Merino Wool/ 50% acrylic, 328 yds/300m), approximately 750 yards.


4 skeins of Bonita Yarns Chromatic (DK Weight, #3, 100% acrylic, 262 yds/240m), approximately 750 yards.

Note: Shawl in Sample pictures was made with Chromatic in Delphinium colorway.


US Size H (5.00 mm) hook and

US Size I (5.50 mm) hook

Stitch marker

Yarn needle



How do I Get the Pattern?

There are two ways of getting the shawl pattern:

1- FREE version: A Free version of the pattern with Ads will be published on the Bonita Patterns site according to the CAL schedule.

2- PDF Pattern: You can purchase an Ad-free PDF pattern copy at a 50% discount for only $2.75. 

  • The pattern will be emailed to you as PDF files, in serial format. For each section of the CAL, you will receive a “Pattern Update” message and you will be able to download each part PDF file. You can also use the same first link used to download this supply list. Once the last part is released, you will also receive a final PDF file containing the full pattern



Saturday, June 20, 2020 – Supplies List and general information.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – Part One.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Part Two and final PDF with full pattern.


How can I get help with questions?

The best way to get your questions answered is by joining our Facebook Bonita Patterns CALs. Not only you’ll have the support from the Bonita Patterns team, but also the support of close to 5000 crocheters from all over the globe and all levels and skills, quick in offer help.

If you are on Facebook, I would love to see you there (if you are not there already). Here is the link:


I am also extending the expiration date of some of our limited-time FREEBIES. If you missed these patterns, get yours now by simply adding to your cart (No purchase needed, but surely appreciated).