Pacific Rim Shawl

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I’m interrupting my series on How to Design Crochet Patterns to bring you my latest project.  Don’t worry though, I’ll be continuing this next time, I just thought it was time for a new crochet pattern!

Pacific Rim Crochet Shawl - free pattern from Make My Day Creative Pacific Rim Crochet Shawl – free pattern from Make My Day Creative

Following working on my Atlantic Lace Shawl I thought it would be fun to work on some more ocean themed shawls, and when I saw this pretty variegated yarn from Hand Dyed by Kate I knew I had to have it for this project.  The colourway is called “Mermaids” and it’s a sock weight (4ply) yarn made from merino, silk and yak.  Yes yak! This is my first time trying yak fibre and it’s lovely!

Pacific Rim Crochet Shawl - free pattern from Make My Day Creative Pacific Rim Crochet Shawl – free pattern from Make My Day Creative

This shawl is super simple and is based on a one row repeat – and…

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Horizon Shawl

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Horizon Shawl - Textured Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative Horizon Shawl – Textured Crochet Pattern by Make My Day Creative

I’ve had this one under wraps (haha) for ages and ages, so it’s great to finally be able to share it with you!

I was commissioned by Yarnbox to design for their October 2016 yarn collection, which was a lovely way for me to be able to try this yarn.

I have not worked much with mohair, because it tends to be one of the fibres I react to.  Fortunately not only was this blend lovely to work with, I didn’t have a skin reaction to it either.  Sometimes when we react to yarns it can be more about the treatment/processing of the yarn (or the quality of it) so it is important to give fibres a chance sometimes if you are someone who can be irritated by them.  Wool is such a great fibre in terms of its…

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Strata Cowl

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This is my first proper make using Tunisian crochet.  It’s really a stitch sampler cowl because I wanted to try out lots of stitches, but was a bit fed up with swatches so I just experimented on a slightly larger scale hoping to make something wearable!

I was intrigued to try Tunisian in the round because you can work with two colours.  For most stitches this means that the colour you work the loops onto the hook with comes out at the front, and the colour you work them off the hook with comes out at the back, so the whole thing has a reversed stripe effect with different textures front and back.

Strata Cowl - free crochet pattern by Make My Day Creative - Tunisian Crochet Strata Cowl – free crochet pattern by Make My Day Creative – Tunisian Crochet

To do Tunisian in the round you need a double ended hook.  I ordered mine online for not much more than a standard…

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